Posted: March 6, 2007
The Arches Paper Student Printmaking Competition, currently being held at Boston University through April 1, includes the work of nine Mount Holyoke students, one University of Massachusetts student, and four Hampshire students, who studied printmaking at Mount Holyoke with professor of art Nancy Campbell.
The show is a biennial collaboration between Arches Paper and the Boston Printmakers that began in 1999. It includes more than 200 student works from 20 New England colleges and universities. For many of the students this is the first time their work is being exhibited.
The Mount Holyoke student exhibitors include Nicole Alden '09, Rachel E. Bickel '08, Linda Juhasz-Wood '08, Dana Kvalheim '07, Katherine Ouellette '09, Jennifer Pratt FP '08, Gazal Singhal '08, Julia Wagner '08, and Jessica Wiwczar '08. Lily Knowlton from the University of Massachusetts and Keegan Kuvach, Micah R. O. Litant, Nadja Eulee Miller, and Kate Sarrantonio from Hampshire College also are participating.
"This is our fifth year participating in this multi-school print competition," said Campbell, who is also exhibiting in the show. "I'm very proud of my students' contributions to this richly varied, high caliber exhibition."
The Boston Printmakers was founded more than 50 years ago by a group of printmaking students and teachers in order to provide wider opportunities for the exhibition of original prints and to educate the public in the techniques of printmaking. Arches Paper, a sponsor of the exhibition, has been providing fine printing papers for many years.
The show is located in the 808 Gallery at 808 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston.