The intent of Printmaking Convergence is to highlight and strengthen personal and professional connections among students, the various printmaking studios, collectors, curators, critics, journalists and artists of the printmaking community in Austin, at the University of Texas at Austin and beyond. Our mission of the Printmaking Convergence Program is to bring focus of the richness, challenges and the pleasures of the fine art print to the student body and others at the University of Texas, and in partnership with the International Print Center New York, to our local, regional, national and international constituencies. The Guest Artist in Printmaking Program (GAPP) is an integral component of the Printmaking Convergence. It is an annual visiting artist program that takes place in the printmaking studios of the Department of Art and Art History. The educational goal of GAPP is to take advantage of the inherent collaborative, and more communal nature of printmaking and to use these characteristics as a unique teaching tool.