508 West 26th Street, 3rd and 5th Floors
Free and open to the public
Thursday, October 25: 5-9pm
Friday, October 26: 12-6pm
Saturday, October 27: 12-6pm
PRINTFEST is a three-day fair hosted by IPCNY for MFA and senior BFA students to exhibit, sell, and trade their prints during New York’s annual Print Week. PRINTFEST provides these emerging artists with a professional setting in which to show their work to a broad audience of collectors, publishers, artists, and curators visiting Chelsea galleries and the nearby IFPDA and Editions/Artists’ Book fairs. The universities' booths are complemented by workshops and demos, as well as a panel discussion with artists and art professionals about career paths to pursue after art school. PRINTFEST 2018 will be held in memory of IPCNY founding trustee and educator Leonard Lehrer.
Throughout the fair, join PRINTFEST sponsors Akua Inks and Speedball Art for free samples, an opportunity to participate in a collaborative monotype animation project, and a demonstration by renowned printmakers Bill Fick and Carlos Hernandez that will bring to life a collaborative relief and silkscreen print.
Saturday, October 27, 11 am – 12 pm: Art Works, a panel featuring working artists discussing their backgrounds and how they got started in their art world careers. Panelists will be Lisa Conrad, artist, art educator, and founding executive director of the Newark Print Shop; Sarah Bielicky Browne, director at Jim Kempner Fine Art; Mark Thomas Gibson, artist, assistant professor at Tyler School of Art at Temple University, and co-curator of IPCNY’s Black Pulp! (2016); and Estelle Maisonett, artist and 2018 Artist in Marketplace Fellow at the Bronx Museum. Art Works will take place on the 12th floor.
Saturday, October 27, 1pm – 4pm: acTEEvism, T-shirt screen printing workshop with political designs by artists including Edge of Visibility exhibiting artist Megan Foster. acTEEvism will take place on the 3rd floor.