A low-residency, intensive year round program providing the conceptual, critical, historical, and practical knowledge needed to sustain a successful studio.


Yearly trip to the EAB Fair and IFPDA print fair

Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7
If you are an alumni of the program, please contact Director Cynthia Nourse Thompson at cythompson@uarts.edu to find out how you can join us in NYC for these events. Space is limited for the private tours. MFA students will leave on Friday, November 6 for NYC and stay overnight.

Friday afternoon, special behind-the-scenes tours of the following will occur:
• Harlan & Weaver Intaglio – an intaglio studio/ prints for Louise Bourgeois, Kiki Smith, Nicole Eisenmen, James Siena
• PACE prints – tour of the gallery and viewing of collection
• Dieu Donne Papermill – tour of the studios and of the special projects collaborations with artists

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ifPDA print fair
November 4 – 8, 2015
Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7, NYC
Visitors have an unrivaled opportunity to view and acquire outstanding works across the diverse range of periods and specialties represented by the IFPDA’s exhibiting members. While the Fair is known among museum curators and major collectors for its rare and exceptional prints, excellent works can be found in all price ranges, including exciting new projects from today’s leading and emerging artists.

Editions / Artists Book Fair NYC
November 5 – 8, 2015
Art Beam building, 540 W. 21st Street, Ground floor
Friday, 11/6, 11 am – 7 pm: FREE Public hours
Saturday, 11/7, 11 am – 7 pm: FREE Public hours
Editions/Artists’ Books Fair (E/AB) is New York’s premier showcase for contemporary publishers and dealers, presenting the latest and greatest in prints, multiples, and artists’ books. The Fair is well known for its vibrant energy thanks to its innovative international exhibitors, and hundreds of artists. Founded in 1998 by Susan Inglett of I.C. Editions, in partnership with Brooke Alexander Editions and Printed Matter, the Fair is now presented by the Lower East Side Printshop, a non-profit organization. It was the first Fair to offer FREE admission, initiated with the intent of introducing a broader public to contemporary prints, multiples, and artists’ books. Sixteen years later the Fair continues to do just that.