Printmaking Convergence Welcomes IPCNY's Anne Coffin
Wed. February 2, 5 pm - 6 pm
Anne Coffin will discuss the history and the identity of International Print Center New York, the only non-profit institution dedicated solely to exhibiting, promoting, and celebrating the art of the print.
Anne Coffin is the founder and director of International Print Center New York, a non-profit institution located in Chelsea now celebrating its 10th Anniversary Season. Since its opening in 2000, she has spearheaded the development of IPCNY's exhibitions, programs and informational services, and overseen the organization of over 50 print exhibitions presented in IPCNY's Chelsea gallery, and two major historic loan shows, Hard Pressed: Six Hundred Years of Prints and Process,in 2000, and Imagined Worlds: Willful Invention and the Printed Image 1470-2005, in 2005. A former journalist, she is active in many non-profit cultural organizations in New York.
International Print Center New York was founded to promote the greater appreciation of the fine art print by fostering a climate for the enjoyment, examination and serious study of artists' prints—from the old master to the contemporary. The New Prints Program is the cornerstone of IPCNY's innovative exhibition programming, and brings current prints of the highest quality to public attention in a series of four juried exhibitions in its Chelsea space each year. Submissions to the New Prints Program are encouraged from presses, publishers, and individual printers worldwide. To date, over 1,000 artists and 200 presses have been represented through the New Prints Program. Interspersing these juried shows of contemporary work, IPCNY presents two curated or themed exhibitions each season. Past curated exhibitions include: Propagating Eden: Uses and Techniques of Nature Printing in Botany and Art, Wallworks: Contemporary PictorialWallpapers, Emerging Images: The Creative Process in PrintsandSeeing God in Prints: Indian Lithographs from the Collection of Mark Baron and Elise Boisanté. A touring program for regional museums was initiated in 2006, and New Prints 2010 - the 37th presentation of the New Prints Program - is being exhibited at the University of Texas at Austin's Visual Arts Center as part of the Department of Art and Art History and College of Fine Art's new Printmaking Convergence program.