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”?

Sponsors

  Coal Creek Tap

Coal Creek Tap

  Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund

Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund

  Coal Creek Coffee Company

Coal Creek Coffee Company

  Special Thanks to the UW College of Arts and Sciences

Special Thanks to the UW College of Arts and Sciences

  Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Garden Inn

  UCROSS

UCROSS

  Hiromi Paper Inc.

Hiromi Paper Inc.