MAPC 2018

Go West: A Collaborative Turn

As artists working with printmaking media we are accustomed to collaboration, cooperation and community within our studios and in our processes. Do we continue to embody the pioneers, pathfinders and trailblazers and in those roles, how do we take responsibility for and acknowledge the voices of those who were exterminated or displaced? Are we continuing to create new identities and challenge our political and social realities, or do we seek to find homesteads or create utopian communities where we are removed from others? Where is a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive West in this process? How do we seek and establish cooperation and collaboration and can we be “rugged individuals” and also “good citizens”? How do we respond to cultural expectations as artists? How do we include the perspectives and experiences of diverse communities? What do we desire for the art we make and for the communities of artists that we create? Do we continue to “Go West”?

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Thursday, Oct 4, 2018

8:00 – 6:00 Vendor & Publisher Fair  - UW Art Museum

9:00 – 10: 15 Brief opening statements and Opening Keynote Lecture: Cole & Carla Highpoint -Art Museum lobby

10:30 – 11:30 Concurrent panel

11:30 – 1:00 Lunc

1:00 – 2:00  Concurrent demonstrations and panel sessions 

1:00 – 4:00 Half hour sessions in Toppan and UWAM collections viewing

2:00 – 2:15 Break

2:15 – 3:00 Open portfolio session I - UW Art Museum lobby  (Vendor & Publisher fair lower level) 

3:15 – 4:00 Open portfolio session II -UW Art Museum lobby (Vendor & Publisher fair lower level)

4:00 -6:00 Vendor fair

4:00 - 6:00 Exhibitions and portfolios open in Visual Art 

4:00-5:00 MAPC Board Meeting VA bldg

6:00 – 8:00 UW Art Museum conference exhibitions opening

8:00 -11:00 Bowling at Laramie Lanes

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Friday, Oct 5, 2018

8:00 -9:00 Coffee and food in the vendor fair – UW Art Museum lower level                            

8:00 – 5:00 Vendor & Publisher Fair                                                                                              

9:00 – 10: 15 Museum Exhibition Keynote Lecture - VA Auditorium                                            

10:15 – 10:30 Break with food and coffee in the vendor fair                                                       

10:30 – 12:00 Concurrent panel sessions and demonstrations                                                    

11:30 – 1:00 Lunch               

11:45 – 1:00 MAPC members meeting with lunch VA Auditorium                                                 

1:00 – 2:15 Concurrent demonstrations and panel sessions                                                          

2:30 – 3:30 Concurrent demonstrations and panel sessions                                                       

3:00 – 4:00 Shuttles leave for downtown                                                                                    

4:00 - 6:30 downtown Laramie exhibitions / 3:30 – 6:30 steam roller print downtown             

6:00 – 11:00 Dinner and Conference Celebration – Laramie Historic Union Pacific Depot     

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Saturday, Oct 6, 2018

 “Further West” - Extended Conference                                                                                        

10:00  Meet shuttles – travel west. Coffee and rest break in Centennial, Wyoming and on to the summit area of the Snowy mountains.  Lunch followed by the RMPA (Rocky Mountain Print Alliance) exhibition at the Vee Bar Guest Ranch with time in the mid-afternoon for conversation and relaxation. Before dinner, we will reconvene for a panel discussion with RMPA members, followed by a barbeque dinner and fireside conversation under the stars.  The bus will return to Laramie around 8pm.  

*lunch, dinner, and transportation are included in the “Further West” conference fees.  Limited rooms are available at the Vee Bar guest ranch for conference members who would like to stay Saturday night.  The Vee Bar guest ranch is located about thirty minutes west of the conference site and about fifteen minutes from the Laramie Airport.  “Further West” registrants will be contacted about additional add-on options for personal time at the Vee Bar.   For more information on Vee Bar Guest Ranch:

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