2011 Frogman’s Printmaking Workshop

April and John Timothy at Pro's for Frogman Bowling Tournament
April and John Timothy at Pro’s for Frogman Bowling Tournament

July 11 to 15, 2011
SUMMER Weeklong Intensive a Great Success!
Frogman’s Press & Gallery workshop at Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts at the University of South Dakota
Vermillion
APRIL VOLLMER CLASS PHOTOS

BOWLING PHOTOS

MOKUHANGA, JAPANESE WOODCUT This class is an introduction to traditional Japanese woodblock printing for contemporary artists. Hanga woodcut is the water-based woodcut technique that evolved in Japan during the Edo period. Moku means wood and hanga can be translated as printmaking. The technique offers precise registration, bright, lightfast color, and requires no press or solvents. This workshop includes an historical overview of Japanese woodblock, and focuses on ways this technique can be useful to artists by helping them design, cut and print an edition of their own. The workshop includes the use and maintenance of Japanese cutting tools, the kento registration system, printing with a baren, the use of water-based pigments, and a discussion of washi, handmade Japanese paper.

APRIL VOLLMER April Vollmer earned her MFA in printmaking from Hunter College in 1983, and learned Japanese woodblock after she established her own studio in lower Manhattan. She traveled to Japan in the fall of 2004 to work with the Nagasawa Art Park woodcut program and she has taught workshops at Japan Society, the Lower East Side Printshop, Pyramid Atlantic, the Women’s Studio Workshop, Dieu Donne Papermill and many other locations. Each year Vollmer demonstrates Japanese woodblock at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Cherry Blossom Festival. In 2007 she had a major exhibition at the Steinhardt Gallery there. In 2008 she traveled to Belgrade, Serbia, for an exhibition of her woodcuts at the Faculty of Fine Arts. Her work has been published in journals including Science, Printmaking Today and Contemporary Impressions. For more information please visit www.aprilvollmer.com.

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2009 Bristol IMPACT Surimono International Album

The mokuhanga portfolio presented at IMPACT 6 printmaking conference in Bristol, England, along with photos of the reunion of mokuhanga artists. This is the banquet where Keiko Kadota laid plans for the First International Mokuhanga Conference.

2009 International Art Assembly, Visegrad

moths from my last trip to Bosnia
This print shows the moths with eyes that I found at the monastery on my last visit.

The International Art Assembly in Visegrad, Republika Srpska, is distinctive for including a group of international printmakers. The residency, held each August, is one of main cultural events for the Visegrad region. A group of established printmakers from around the world are invited for this program to work in a variety of techniques and to demonstrate their approaches to one another and the general public. This printmaking workshop has become a wide-reaching opportunity to exchange ideas and to has grown into a significant contribution to the artistic, cultural and educational stimulation of the region. Local television stations and newspapers record  film and interviews that are intended to heighten public awareness. The efforts of the printmakers are deeply appreciated by the people of the region.

I am grateful to the organizers for their invitation to Repubika Serpska, Bosnia, which faces difficult environmental, political and religious issues after the devastating ethnic wars of the 1990s. It was a thought provoking visit, made special by the strong connections between participating artists.

Printmaking Participants
Belgium: Dragana Franssen Bojić
Denmark: Inger Lise Rasmussen, Ann-Dorte Nielsen, Bodil Sohn
Serbia: Biljana Vukovic, Ivana Stankovic
USA: April Vollmer, Susan Provost-Dubois

2009 & Prior Conferences & Residencies

Conferences and Residencies
IMPACT 6 Conference, Bristol, 2009 Surimono International
Southern Graphics Council International, Richmond, 2008 www.aprilvollmer.com/sgc2008
Impact 5 Conference,Tallin, Estonia, 2007 www.aprilvollmer.com/impact5
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, VA, 2006 www.aprilvollmer.com/vcca06
Impact 4 Conference, Berlin/Poznan, 2005  www.aprilvollmer.com/berlin05/
Nagasawa Art Park Residency, Japan, 2004  www.aprilvollmer.com/japan/
13th Annual Fine Arts Assembly, in Visegrad, Bosnia www.aprilvollmer.com/visegrad
Southern Graphics Council, Washington, DC. March ’05: www.aprilvollmer.com/sgcdc/
St Mary’s College Residency, MD, 2004 www.aprilvollmer.com/stmary/
Baren Printmaking Summit, Kansas City, ’03: www.aprilvollmer.com/kansas/
Center for Contemporary Printmaking Monothon, 2002, 2003: www.aprilvollmer.com/monothon

Travel
India, three weeks to Buddhist Cave sites: India short Version
Belgrade to Bosnia, a six hour drive www.aprilvollmer.com/travel
Santa Fe Museum of Folk Art, Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico, 20005: www.aprilvollmer.com/carol/
Jim Canary, Himalayan Papers, ’03: www.aprilvollmer.com/canary/
Photos of my 2003 berlin trip, things of interest to architects: www.aprilvollmer.com/arch/
Photos of my 2003 berlin trip, everything else: www.aprilvollmer.com/whatisaw/
Sixty things I saw in Italy in 2002: www.aprilvollmer.com/italia/

2009 Square One Gallery Archive

2002-generationSquare One Gallery
1 Union Square West,
New York, NY 10003

Square One Gallery was an informal gallery space in architectural offices at One Union Square West. Occasional exhibitions at the gallery represented a wide variety of artists from 2002 to 2009

Square One Gallery
Overview of Exhibitions before 2005:www.aprilvollmer.com/squareonegallery/

April Vollmer, Voyage to Italy, Large Format Digital Prints, 2007 Voyage
Purgatory Pie Press, Postcard Show, 2009 www.purtatorypiepress.com
Lee Brozgol, Ceramics, 2009 brozgolceramics.com/
Shi Jia Chen, Bronze Sculptures, 2006  www.aprilvollmer.com/chen
James V. Banta, paintings, 2005
Tod Herron, paintings, 2005 www.eye-gear.com
Susan Mastrangelo, 2005  www.susanmastrangelo.com
Carol Goebel , welded sculpture, 2005, www.ceresgallery.org/goebel
Caren Canier, paintings and mixed media, 2004  www.rpi.edu/~caniec/
Daniel G. Hill,  recent photography, 2004 danielghill.com/art/
Chico, Works on Canvas” 2004, presented by Charas and Square One Gallery
Deepanjana Klein, curator, Kaleidoscope: Small works on paper by contemporary Indian artists, 2004 www.aprilvollmer.com/kaleidoscope/
Susan Tunick, Ceramic Wall Reliefs, 2004   www.aprilvollmer.com/susan/
Richard Ciccarelli and Linda Pellegrini, New Paintings, 2003 www.aprilvollmer.com/richard/
Ellen Coleman, etching and mixed media prints, 2003 www.aprilvollmer.com/ellen
Carlos Pinto, Charas presented the paintings of this Guatemalan artist June thru August  2003.
Claudia Sbrissa, Lines and Clusters printed drawings, 2003 www.aprilvollmer.com/claudia
Mildred Beltré, Chance, Woodcuts, 2003  www.aprilvollmer.com/mildred
Barbara Proud, Alter Eros, Photographs, 2002 www.bproudphoto.com
Felix Plaza, Tatuajes de una Vida/Tattoos of a Life, Prints, 2002 www.aprilvollmer.com/felix
April Vollmer, Iteration, Woodcuts, 2002 www.aprilvollmer.com/webwalk0502 and www.aprilvollmer.com/opening

2008 & Prior Photos from Past Exhibitions

Past Exhibition Photos:2002 to 2008
Square One Gallery, Voyage to Italy, 2008: www.aprilvollmer.com/voyage/
Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade, 2008: www.aprilvollmer.com/belgrade2008/
Cheryl McGinnis Gallery Microspace, 2007: www.aprilvollmer.com/microspace/
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 2007: www.aprilvollmer.com/bbg07/
Farleigh Dickinson College Bites and Kisses Show, 2006: www.aprilvollmer.com/fdu/
Green Dog, Belfast, Ireland, 2006: www.aprilvollmer.com/greendog/
Union College, Schenectady, NY, 2005: www.aprilvollmer.com/union/
Crossroads Cafe Holiday Celebration, 2005: www.aprilvollmer.com/crossroads/
Western Wyoming Community College, 2004: www.aprilvollmer.com/bodyvirtual/ NOT
Jugalbandi at Gallery Onetwentyeight, 2004 www.aprilvollmer.com/jugalbandi/
Transmutations at Westchester Gallery, 2003: www.aprilvollmer.com/westchester/
Nagasawa Exhibition at 55 Mercer, NYC, 2003 www.aprilvollmer.com/nagasawa/
Iteration at Square One Gallery, 2002: www.aprilvollmer.com/webwalk0502/
Iteration at Square One Reception. 2002 www.aprilvollmer.com/opening/

2002 to 2007 Photos from Past Exhibitions

Past Exhibition Photos:
Square One Gallery, Voyage to Italy, 2008: www.aprilvollmer.com/voyage/
Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade, 2008: www.aprilvollmer.com/belgrade2008/
Cheryl McGinnis Gallery Microspace, 2007: www.aprilvollmer.com/microspace/
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 2007: www.aprilvollmer.com/bbg07/
Farleigh Dickinson College Bites and Kisses Show, 2006: www.aprilvollmer.com/fdu/
Green Dog, Belfast, Ireland, 2006: www.aprilvollmer.com/greendog/
Union College, Schenectady, NY, 2005: www.aprilvollmer.com/union/
Crossroads Cafe Holiday Celebration, 2005: www.aprilvollmer.com/crossroads/
Western Wyoming Community College, 2004: www.aprilvollmer.com/bodyvirtual/
Jugalbandi at Gallery Onetwentyeight, 2004 www.aprilvollmer.com/jugalbandi/
Transmutations at Westchester Gallery, 2003: www.aprilvollmer.com/westchester/
Nagasawa Exhibition at 55 Mercer, NYC, 2003 www.aprilvollmer.com/nagasawa/
Iteration at Square One Gallery, 2002: www.aprilvollmer.com/webwalk0502/
Iteration at Square One Reception. 2002 www.aprilvollmer.com/opening/

2002 to 2007 Classes

Previous Teaching and Demonstrations
Anderson Ranch Class, 2007 www.aprilvollmer.com/anderson07/
Anderson Ranch Class, 2007 www.aprilvollmer.com/anderson07/
Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshops, Vermillion, SD, 2007 www.aprilvollmer.com/gomissouri
Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshops Dress Code, Vermillion, SD www.aprilvollmer.com/tees
Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA, 2006 www.aprilvollmer.com/kala2006 NOT
New Hope for Art, 2006 www.aprilvollmer.com/newhope06/
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Sakura Matsuri, NY, 2006 www.aprilvollmer.com/bbg06
Cabrillo College, Santa Cruz, CA, 2005 www.aprilvollmer.com/cabrillo05 NOT
Art Center at Old Church, 2005 www.aprilvollmer.com/oldchurchhanga
Cabrillo College, Santa Cruz, CA, 2005 www.aprilvollmer.com//cabrillo05/index.htm NOT
MakingArtSafely, Santa Fe, NM, 2005 www.aprilvollmer.com/IAIA05/
Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshops, Vermillion, SD, 2004 http://www.aprilvollmer.com/frogman04/
Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY, 2004 www.aprilvollmer.com/wsw04/
MakingArtSafely, Santa Fe, NM, 2004 www.aprilvollmer.com/santafe/
Brookyn Botanic Garden Sakura Matsuri, 2004 www.aprilvollmer.com/sakura04/
Brookyn Botanic Garden Sakura Matsuri, 2003 www.aprilvollmer.com/bbg/
Druckstelle Workshop, Berlin, Germany, 2003 www.aprilvollmer.com/berlin/
Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA, 2003 www.aprilvollmer.com/kala/
Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA, 2002 www.aprilvollmer.com/kalaclass/

Photos of Classes 2002 to 2007[singlepic id=119 w=320 h=240 float=right]
Overview www.aprilvollmer.com/workshops
Lower East Side Printshop, 2010 www.aprilvollmer.com/lower-east-side-printshop-2010/
Anderson Ranch Class, 2007 www.aprilvollmer.com/anderson07/
Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshops, Vermillion, SD, 2007 www.aprilvollmer.com/gomissouri
Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshops Dress Code, Vermillion, SD www.aprilvollmer.com/tees
Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA, 2006 www.aprilvollmer.com/kala2006
New Hope for Art, 2006 www.aprilvollmer.com/newhope06/
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Sakura Matsuri, NY, 2006 www.aprilvollmer.com/bbg06
Cabrillo College, Santa Cruz, CA, 2005 www.aprilvollmer.com/cabrillo05 NOT
Art Center at Old Church, 2005 www.aprilvollmer.com/oldchurchhanga
Cabrillo College, Santa Cruz, CA, 2005 www.aprilvollmer.com/cabrillo05
MakingArtSafely, Santa Fe, NM, 2005 www.aprilvollmer.com/IAIA05/
Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshops, Vermillion, SD, 2004 www.aprilvollmer.com/frogman04/
Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY, 2004 www.aprilvollmer.com/wsw04/
MakingArtSafely, Santa Fe, NM, 2004 www.aprilvollmer.com/santafe/
Brookyn Botanic Garden Sakura Matsuri, 2004 www.aprilvollmer.com/sakura04/
Brookyn Botanic Garden Sakura Matsuri, 2003 www.aprilvollmer.com/bbg/
Druckstelle Workshop, Berlin, Germany, 2003 www.aprilvollmer.com/berlin/
Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA, 2003 www.aprilvollmer.com/kala/
Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA, 2002 www.aprilvollmer.com/kalaclass/