Windsor Printmaker’s Forum to receive donation from University of Windsor SoCA

We are pleased to announce that we will be receiving a donation of prints from the University of Windsor.  Please read the notice below from SoCA if you have any prints in this collection that you would like to reclaim before this donation happens, as the University has designated several times when artists can claim their work if they would like it to be returned.  Please feel free to contact us via facebook or at info@wpfstudio.org if you have any questions about the collection.
NOTICE
TO: All printmakers that attended at the University of Windsor, between 1970- 2016
(Windsor, ON – October 28, 2016)       The University of Windsor School of Creative Arts (“SoCA”) is currently storing over 4,000 working prints (the “Print Collection”) produced by the students enrolled in Printmaking in our program over the last 46 years. 
SoCA is currently undergoing enormous change and transformation. In the fall of 2017, SoCA will be moving to a new location in downtown Windsor.  As a result, SoCA is donating the Print Collection to the non-profit organization Windsor Printmaker’s Forum.
We would like to provide the Artists that have produced this work with an opportunity to pick up their work and remove it from the Print Collection before the transfer date of December 5, 2016.
Commencing Friday November 4, the LeBel Building Vault will be open between the hours of 10:00 am and 3:00 pm.  This will provide an opportunity for all of the Artists to retrieve their work from the Print CollectionThe final opportunity to pick up your work will be Friday, Dec. 2nd, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Pick up dates:
10:00 am – 3:00 pm, on
Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25 and December 2, 2016
Please email the following individuals to arrange for pickup.
Lisa Baggio    lbaggio@uwindsor.ca
Jullie Sando   jsando@uwindsor.ca
Kindly provide us with 24 hours notice. We would like to pull and wrap your print for pick up.
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AGM 2016 concluded

We had a very productive Annual General Meeting this week, thank you all for a great 2015-2016.

Welcome to the new Board for 2016-2017!

President: Kacie Auffret

Treasurer: Patricia Coates

Secretary: Erica Douglas

Director: Dr. David Coates

Director: Ashleigh-Anne Arca

Director: Lauren Reaume

Director: Heather Metcalfe

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Notice of the Annual General Meeting of Windsor Printmaker’s Forum

This is to advise you of the upcoming Annual General Meeting of the members of Windsor Printmakers Forum, all members are welcome to attend.  Any member interested in joining the Board of Directors must bring a copy of their CV to the meeting.

The details of this meeting are as follows:

Date: Monday, May 16, 2016

Time: 5:30pm

Place: Windsor Printmaker’s Forum, 420 Devonshire rd.

The agenda for this meeting will include the presentation of the Annual Report.  Members will be asked to vote to:

  • Accept the minutes of the last Annual General Meeting
  • Accept the Annual Report
  • Accept the Annual Financial Statements
  • Elect directors

Regards, the Board of Directors of the Windsor Printmaker’s Forum.

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Events

The Tortilla Workshop

WPF was pleased to close off our summer artist residency with Arturo Herrera’s Tortilla Workshop in the WPF Gallery Space July 17th. It was a pleasure to host Arturo who was WPF’s summer artist-in-residence from June 1st – July 18th, 2015.

Tortilla Workshop, Arturo Herrera

Tortilla Workshop, Arturo Herrera

“In The Tortilla Workshop. I share traditional Latin American forms of cooking through video projection and live performance. I initially presented it as a workshop at Broken City Lab in 2012, in the series Skills for Goods. The Tortilla Workshop evolved into a performance / workshop hybrid idea; the concept was really inspired by watching my mother donating her time making food for her church.

In this piece, I explore the construction of my identity through notions of sexuality and transnationalism. The Tortilla Workshop represents my attempt to bring sexuality and identity together.” – Arturo Herrera

Arturo Herrera - j.a.h.n., was born in Tegucigalpa, the capital city of Honduras. Since 1999, he has lived in the United States and Canada. Herrera is an artist that uses sculpture, performance, socially-engaged and photography to speak of issues of immigration, sexuality and identity.

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