Students from the printmaking program in the School of Art and Design at West Virginia University will be hosting a print sale at 123 Pleasant Street in downtown Morgantown. The event will take place for one day only, starting at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 2.

The event is open to the public.

WVU printmaking students will be selling hand-made silkscreens, etchings, lithographs and relief prints. All prints will be $25 or less. There will be a wide variety of images and processes to choose from.

All proceeds from this sale will go toward student travel to the 2012 Southern Graphics Council International Printmaking Conference in New Orleans.

The council is one of the largest printmaking organizations in the world. Attendees to the conference come from all over North America, the U.K., India, China and Australia. WVU students have attended the conferences since 2004, in cities such as Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Chicago and Richmond.

While at the conference, students will experience an amazing display of prints, panel discussions about current issues pertaining to printmaking and demonstrations of the latest printmaking processes.

“On the last day of the conference, attendees are welcome to display their own artwork in an event called the ‘Open Portfolio,’” said Joseph Lupo, head of the printmaking program at WVU.

“This is a great opportunity for students to show their prints to a larger audience. Their work will be seen and discussed by professional printmakers who have been making prints for 40 years, or other students who may have been making prints for two weeks, and everyone in between.

“The success of our print sales helps make this experience affordable and possible,” he said. “Registration costs for the conference can be $150 or more, plus hotel and travel. Students work hard all school year to make work that can be displayed and sold during this once-a-year sale.”

For more information about the Print Sale, contact Joseph Lupo at or call 304-293-2703.



CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts

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