Announcing APS Events for Print Month, including an Exclusive Cocktail Hour for Members – Register today!


The Association of Print Scholars is proud to partner with the International Fine Print Dealers Association for Print Month 2021

Organized by Nora Rosengarten and Erin Sullivan Maynes, for Print Month, APS will host two exciting conversations with artists and practitioners that will examine how printmaking has evolved conceptually, culturally, and as a dialogic artistic practice. In addition, APS members are invited to attend our Annual Members Meeting and Cocktail Hour, which will include an exclusive virtual tour of an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art!

To learn more about each event and how to register, see below.

We hope to see you there!


Looking Back on the New York Graphic Workshop, 1964-1970

Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 12:00 PM (EDT)


From left to right: Luis Camnitzer, Liliana Porter, and José Guillermo Castillo


Organizer/Discussant: Nora Rosengarten, Harvard University

Participants: Luis Camnitzer, Artist-Printmaker; Ursula Davila-Villa, Independent Curator & Art Historian; Liliana Porter, Artist-Printmaker

This panel will consider the work and legacy of the New York Graphic Workshop, a printmaking collective operative from 1964 to 1970. Together, printmakers Luis Camnitzer (b. 1937), José Guillermo Castillo (1938-1999), and Liliana Porter (b. 1941) devoted themselves to producing conceptual pieces indebted to printmaking and its labor-intensive processes. Even as they were committed to traditional methods, the NYGW often bent lithography, etching, and engraving away from their conventions, toward new questions, problems, and ideas. As Camnitzer stated in 1966: “We are printmakers conditioned but not destroyed by our techniques.”

Please register online to participate.


El Nopal Press: Cross Border Discourses Through Print

Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 12:00 PM (EDT)


El Nopal Press, Los Angeles, CA


Organizer/Discussant: Erin Sullivan Maynes, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Participants: Francesco Siqueiros, El Nopal Press

This panel explores the work and mission of El Nopal Press in Los Angeles, founded by Francesco Siqueiros in 1990, distinguished by its focus on the work of artists who explore border issues, especially conceptual manifestations of the border, and the complex cultural relationships and exchanges that exist between Mexico and the United States. Featuring a virtual studio tour, as well as prepared slides of notable prints, editions, and artists with whom he has collaborated, Siqueiros will discuss his career, which includes his early work at Cirrus Editions, and the myriad of experiences and influences that led him to his present work at El Nopal.

Please register online to participate. 


Annual Members Meeting & Cocktail Hour

Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 6:00 PM (EDT)

Louis-Jean Desprez, Tomb with Death Standing, 1779 / 1784. Etching with black wash on laid paper (proof). New Century Fund and Eugene L. and Marie-Louise Garbáty Fund, 2019.153.1.a


Please join APS President, ​​Elisa Germán, and Vice President, Galina Mardilovich, will share an overview of the past year, as well as a preview of new and exciting events and initiatives for the New Year.

Following this brief presentation, Rena Hoisington, Curator and Head of Old Master Prints, National Gallery of Art, will give APS members an exclusive tour of her new exhibition, Aquatint: From Its Origins to Goya, on view October 24.

Please register online to attend.