Category Archives: Residencies

U of FL Coffey Residency

June 29, 2015toAugust 7, 2015

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Artist Emily Martin chosen for the inaugural Coffey Residency in Book Arts

Book artist Emily Martin has been selected as the visiting artist for the Coffey Residency in Book Arts at the George A. Smathers Libraries. Martin is a faculty member of the University of Iowa Center of the Book and has produced over 35 artists books under her imprint, Naughty Dog Press. Martin’s books are included in public and private collections throughout the United States and internationally, including MOCA Chicago, The Tate Britain, The Victoria and Albert Museum and the Library of Congress. Her most recent publication is Desdemona In Her Own Words.

The Coffey Residency is a newly established opportunity for a selected artist to access the Special and Area Studies Collections (SASC) at University of Florida Smathers Libraries as the impetus for the creation of a letterpress printed, editioned artists’ book. Each year, a topic of interdisciplinary research will be selected by curators of the SASC. For the inaugural year, the theme of the artist’s book will be inspired by the university’s unique and abundant Florida Citrus Label Collection. During the six-week summer residency, the artist will interact with librarians, curators, faculty and students across the university. Production of the project will involve conference, consultation and technical assistance from Ellen Knudson, Associate in Book Arts. The project will be produced using the letterpress and book arts facilities and equipment in the University of Florida School of Art & Art History. The residency takes place from June 29 – August 7, 2015.

Barbara Hood – April 23, 2015

Winter Residency – Penland

January 6, 2014toJanuary 17, 2014

I am delighted to have been accepted for a winter residency at Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, USA. I will be working with Kathy Keuhn in the letterpress studio, printing a series of prints related to my work with Shakespeare’s play Othello, my prints are focused on the character Desdemona.

Cartalogo Bicentenario at the Biblioteca Nacional de Chile

October 10, 2013toJanuary 10, 2014

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I had the great pleasure of going to Santiago, Chile to give a keynote address and workshop and attend the opening reception for the Cartologo Bicentenario exhibit at the Biblioteca Nacional de Chile. The Cartologo project was curated by Carolina Larrea with artists from Chile, Italy, Brazil, Spain, Egypt and the United States and presented at the National Library with the assistance of Soledad Abarca. Through my coordination eight students, faculty and staff from the University of Iowa Center for the Book were included in the exhibit. All of the books will become a part of the Artists Books Collection at the Biblioteca Nacional de Chile.

Keynote Address for National Library of Chile 200th Anniversary Celebration

October 7, 2013toOctober 11, 2013

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I am very honored to be the keynote speaker for the Book Arts Conference held at the National Library of Chile in Santiago. I will also be presenting a workshop and meeting with Chilean artists. There will be a reception of the Cartalogo exhibit of repurposed catalog cards with works by artists from Spain, Portugal, Italy, Chile, Brazil and the United States. Eight artists from the University of Iowa Center for the Book are included in the exhibit and their work will go into the book arts collection of the National Library.

Visiting artist at Lawrence University

April 24, 2012toApril 27, 2012

I am delighted to be a visiting artist at the Paper Fox Printmaking workshop of Lawrence University next week. I will be working on an intaglio print with students while I am there. This program is run by Ben Rinehart. While I am there working, Sarah Nicholls an artist from NYC will also be there working on her print. If you are in the area, do drop in.