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Exhibit: Women's Studio Workshop

Artist Books from Women Artists

Posted 03.08.16 by Allison Fischbach

The items on display this week are created by artists as part of the Women's Studio Workshop. Based in Rosendale, NY, the Workshop encourages the voice and vision of individual women artists, provides professional opportunities for artists at various stages of their careers, and promotes programs designed to stimulate public involvement, awareness, and support for the visual arts.

WSW maintains facilities for etching, letterpress, papermaking, book arts, silkscreen, 3D work, ceramics, and photography. They also have a long history of producing artist books. With over 200 limited edition books they are the largest producer in North America.

Tatana Kellner and Ann Kalmbach, founders of Women's Studio Workshop, will be giving a lecture on Thursday, March 10 at 6 p.m. in the Lazarus Center.

They have spent 41 years creating incredible workshops taught by artists from around the world, and over the years several MICA students have done internships there.

We hope you enjoy the look into the Decker Library's collection from WSW, and we hope to see you at the lecture. For more information about WSW, visit www.wsworkshop.org.

Curated by Kelly Swickard and Kathy Cowan
March 7 to 21, 2016

Image information:
Thumbnail: Tunnel map by Carol June Barton (X N 7433.4 .B38 T7 1988 Artistbook Cage)
This page: Top: Saints days by Annette Gates (X N 7433.4 .G37 S35 2002 Artistbook Cage).
Bottom: The book of warnings by Daniela Deeg (X N 7433.4 .D44 B66 2001 Artistbook Cage)

Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls nearly 3,500 undergraduate, graduate and continuing studies students from 49 states and 65 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. With art and design programs ranked in the top ten by U.S. News and World Report, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.