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I have worked for Graphic Chemical & Ink Company since 1968 - with a brief hiatus(almost 4 years) to travel the World courtesy of my uncle. Sadly it turns out it was my Uncle Sam, and I wasn't too thrilled about the places that he chose to send me. My wife and I have run Graphic Chemical for many years, and have enjoyed the travel that comes with the position. We get to meet our customers (and the occasional vendor) from all over the World

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


What a show, you should have been there! IMPACT 6 was everything that we expected and more. The attendance was pegged at 410 artists and about a dozen vendors, over the two days of the Product Fair.

To add to the excitement, it was the weekend that students arrived on campus at the University of the West of England (UWE). "Fresher" events were numerous for the first year students. The City of Bristol, has undergone numerous changes in the 10 years since we last visited. It's a very vibrant modern city clothed in a medieval architecture.

We were fortunate enough to visit our good friends from Caligo on Friday evening. Joining us for a truly wonderful evening were representatives from our two UK distributors (T.N. Lawrence and Intaglio Printmaker) and family and staff of the gang at Caligo.

During the show, we introduced some stunning new German brayers that were really a hit with the artists at the show. We're still awaiting delivery to our shop, but we sold several in Bristol from the manufacturer's stock.

We also had an opportunity to travel for the first time to Scotland. One of the highlights was visiting with our friends Robert Adam and Carol Robertson, co-authors of two very successful books on printmaking: Screenprinting and Intaglio. These books are the definitive sources on some of the new less toxic printmaking techniques. We spent two days in the Edinburgh area followed by a day in Glasgow touring the brand new Glasgow Printmakers Co-op facilities and those at the Glasgow College of Art. What great facilities and staff that were generous with their time and proud of the places they work.

All in all, we had a very successful show and can't wait for Impact 7 in Melbourne, Australia - you should join us.


This posting is a little bit late, but I just got it. It's a interesting opportunity for those of you with an adventuresome spirit.

From Ray Henshaw, Belfast Printmaking Workshop:

Please spread the word about these job offers, its important that we in BPW encourage people from outside to apply for the jobs. best wishes Raymond

Event Description:
Workshop Technical Manager

Purpose of post: To provide technical support and advise to all workshop members and work closely in collaboration with visiting artists in all areas of printmaking. To manage, maintain and develop the Workshop area with particular attention to Health & Safety legislation. To edition artists work through the expansion of the BPW editioning service. To assist in widening the workshop international reputation through exhibitions, residencies and opportunities for artists. And to manage the BPW archive of prints.

Salary: £20,000 Details from
Deadline 25th September 2009 4pm

Workshop Director Maternity Cover
(Secondments considered)
Purpose of post:
Maintain BPW programme for 2010, manage staff and volunteers, budget and finances, project manage activities, monitor the BPW Gallery, assist in fundraising and the ability to maintain/build on BPW reputation and programme.

Salary: £25,000-28,000 based on experience
6 months initial contract with possible extension
Details from
Deadline 25th September 2009 4pm

Administration Assistant
Purpose of post:
To assist the Belfast Print Workshop Director in administration duties to include finances, income & expenditure management, invoicing systems, stock control, report writing, research, evaluation and data management. An assist in exhibition preparation.
8 hours per week - in the first instance with possible extension throughout the year for specific activities. Flexible working hours available. Salary £7/hr
Deadline 18th September 2009 4pm
(Belfast Print Workshop is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community)

See more details and RSVP on INKTERACTION!:

Thursday, September 10, 2009


2010 Artist-In-Residence Application As a courtesy to our good friends at Anchor Graphics, I am posting their recent e-mail in it's entirety. This program has been very well accepted and appreciated in recent years.

Anchor Graphics at Columbia College Chicago
2010 Artist-In-Residence Application
Deadline: October 18, 2009

Each year Anchor Graphics welcomes 6 Artists-In-Residence into our printshop for 3 week residencies. This program is offered to artists who are proficient in printmaking and who want an uninterrupted stretch of time to develop a body of print-based work. Anchor will provide residents with basic materials, shop access, the technical assistance of our master printers, editioning assistance from our interns, and a small honorarium. In exchange, resident artists are expected to interact with students in Anchor Graphics and Columbia College printmaking classes, present a public lecture on their work, and donate a few prints created during their residency to the Anchor Graphics archives. This program was started as a service to emerging and established artists who have demonstrated a strong interest in printmaking and might not otherwise have regular access to professional presses and equipment. It is open to all experienced printmakers including those living in the Chicago area.

Please note: Anchor Graphics' ability to provide housing and the amount of honorariums is dependent on a constantly changing funding situation and may vary from year to year. Anchor Graphics does not cover travel expenses.

To apply please email:
-10 digital images (please send JPEGs, no Power Point presentations or PDFs, and make sure your images can be opened on a Mac.)
-image list
-curriculum vitae (with contact info: email, phone number, and mailing address)
-artist's statement
-a brief narrative about the project you will be working on during your residency

additional materials will not be reviewed

email required items to:

Applications for 2010 residencies must be received by midnight on October 18, 2009.
A review committee will select artist in November. Notifications will be set out through email in December.

James Iannaccone
Assistant to the Director
Anchor Graphics at Columbia College Chicago
623 S. Wabash Ave., Room 201
Chicago, IL 60605