CCP Editions Club Subscription
Who is the Mystery Artist and what is the Mystery Print?
The Editions Club subscription program is an excellent way to start or expand your print collection. Each year, the Center for Contemporary Printmaking selects a prominent artist to collaborate on a limited edition print, and offers these prints to subscribers, sight unseen. The Center for Contemporary Printmaking is thrilled to announce the 2014 Editions Club artist is Howardena Pindell.
Subscriptions are $450.00 per print, after the print is revealed the price will increase. Subscribers have until Friday, February 20, 2015 to acquire an Editions Club number at the competitive subscription price--keep in mind the edition may sell out before it is revealed on Sunday, February 22, 2015.
Call 203-899-7999 to acquire your Editions Club number
2014 Editions Club Print
On Sunday, February 22, the 2014 Editions Club Print by Howardena Pindell was revealed at an event at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking. The print, entitled Constellations, was inspired by Pindell's fascination with star charts and astrological maps. Pindell has been working with circles, dots, arrows and vectors in her drawings and paintings since the early 1970's, and the round plate used in this print is a recurring shape found in Howardena's paintings and mixed media works.
To create the open bite etching, CCP's Staff Master Printer Christopher Shore prepared an 18 inch diameter copper plate for the artist. Pindell drew directly on the plate with acid-resistant markers to create the design. The plate was then submerged in a vertical tank of ferric chloride to etch the design in relief on the plate. The copper plate was then steel-faced before printing.
The plate was inked with Graphic Chemical white printing ink and wipedin the traditional intaglio manner. Dampened 30 x 22 inch Canson Edition 250 gram black paper was placed on the inked plate and printed in the Helen Frankenthaler Printmaking Cottage at CCP by Shore.
Editions Club Fellowship
A portion of the subscription fee, $50.00, is allocated to a fellowship program which enables a graduating high school senior with artistic promise to work alongside a CCP printer in our studios during a summer residency each year. The fellowship allocation is tax-deductible.
2013 Editions Club Fellow
Rowan MacColl was selected to be the 2013 Editions Club Fellow. She created a limited edition etching at the Center this summer with the assistance of CCP Printers Elisabeth Walden, Paul DeRuvo and Master Printer Christopher Shore. Rowan attended Staples High School (Westport, CT) and is currently enrolled in the B.F.A. program at the Rhode Island School of Design.
How to apply for a fellowship
Art teachers interested in recommending a student for the 2014 Editions Club Fellowship are encouraged to contact the Center.