New Paltz printmaking students exhibit at NYC festival

SUNY New Paltz students in the Department of Art’s Printmaking program participated in the fourth annual PRINTFEST, a three-day fair during Print Week in New York City that brings together hundreds of early-career printmakers to exhibit, sell and trade their prints.

PRINTFEST, hosted by the International Print Center New York from Oct. 25 – 27, provides emerging artists with a professional setting in which to show their work to a broad audience of collectors, publishers, artists and curators.

New Paltz students at PRINTFEST 2017

In addition to displaying work by college and university students, the festival featured workshops, demos and a panel discussion with artists and art professionals about career paths to pursue after art school.

SUNY New Paltz participated in PRINTFEST for the third consecutive year, joining other top printmaking programs including those at Columbia University, Cornell University, Pratt Institute and New York University.

This year’s students representing the New Paltz Printmaking program included Master of Fine Arts candidates Bryan Hale ’19, Geuryung Lee ’19, David Munford ’19, Jessica McDonnell ’20, Haley Noel ’20, Sariah Park ’20 and Xuewu Zheng ’20, and Bachelor of Fine Arts candidates Natasha Wagner ’18, Kailyn Burch ’19 and Tara Severance ’19. Alumna and Associate Professor Jill Parisi-Phillips ’92 ’01g attended as faculty mentor.

Student participants get hands-on experience with the festival installation, exhibition, public interaction and pricing processes, and are also introduced to networking opportunities in the New York City art scene.

PRINTFEST is free and open to the public every year. Find more information on the event’s website or visit the SUNY New Paltz Printmaking program online to learn more about opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate level.