We hope everyone had a wonderful day yesterday filled with turkey, pie, football, and parades! We at WPG have emerged from our food coma in time for the weekend, in full holiday spirit. To that end, we want to mention our invaluable sister organization, Washington Print Foundation. Yes, we’ve mentioned them before, but thought they were worth another look during this season of giving. Perhaps you can make a donation to WPF a part of your yearly giving plan, too!
Washington Print Foundation was incorporated in 2005 to promote fine-art printmaking by fostering the creation and appreciation of hand-pulled, artist-made prints through education, exhibition, and community outreach programs. In addition to other print-related projects, Washington Print Foundation has helped to fund the past six years of both the January Invitational as well as the National Small Works exhibition. WPF also helped to fund this years inaugural Excellence in Printmaking exhibition, which draws attention to the talented young printmakers of today.
Since it’s founding, WPF estimates it has helped to exhibit the work of over 200 printmakers. These printmakers are local to our community (think Jack Boul’s January Invitational in 2010), national, and now even international with 2011’s January Invitational featuring the British wood engravers. These artists are in all stages of their careers–from emerging to established, and provide exhibition visitors with a cross-section of printmaking that ranges from traditional to challenging.
You can find out more about Washington Print Foundation’s programs at the link. We hope you find them as compelling as we do, and that you are able to donate to WPF to help keep these programs going for years to come. Thank you!