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Normal Editions Workshop (NEW) was founded in September of 1976 in the College of Fine Arts at Illinois State University (ISU), Normal, IL. This workshop continues its role as a distinctive non-profit research facility with a close affiliation with the University and its mission "...to expand knowledge and culture among students, colleagues, and the general citizenry through teaching, research, and service."*  NEW's facilities are located adjacent to one of the School of Art student printmaking studios in the Center for the Visual Arts building on campus. A close rapport remains between the NEW. staff and the students, faculty, and administration of the University. 
*ISU 2014-2016 Graduate Catalog, page 10. 
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Check this list for upcoming 
lectures, presentations, exhibitions, 
visiting artist's schedules, 
and other opportunities.
Richard Finch retires following 37 years of service

Veda Rives appointed Interim Director of Normal Editions Workshop

Veda Rives receives University Distinguished Service Award

30th Annual Printmakers' Exhibition and Sale
December 5th, 2014


Artist Judy Glantzman drawing
Visiting Artist Judy Glantzman in residence:

January 21-24, 2014
Lecture: Thursday, January 23rd at 11:00 a.m. in University Galleries
Free and open to the public
Reception with work on display in CVA room 129 to follow at 12:30 p.m.

Glanztman flyer
Normal Editions Workshop produced
a limited edition print entitled
Benjamin Britten: Crossroads
Commissioned by the
Benjamin Britten at 100: An American Centenary Symposium
at Illinois State University

NEW marks 250th completed project with Gregory Page

Prints by Greg Page produced at Normal Editions Workshop traveled to Japan for exhibition

catalog cover
                for "A Community of Printmakers"

online exhibition of
A Community of Printmakers

a gift portfolio honoring James D. Butler
Distinguished Professor of Art Emeritus
Illinois State University
2012 Outstanding Printmaker of the Mid America Print Council

 
online shopping 
now available for 
Normal Editions Workshop's
limited edition prints and book publications
front cover of catalog
                    for the Rudy Pozzatti exhibition "The 12 Labors
                    of Hercules"
Softcover (Trade Paper)
ISBN 13: 978-0-9795884-4-0
Price: $15.00
($16.20 including tax)

link to images of Rudy Pozzatti and NEW staff at work on the project The Twelve Labors of Hercules

book jackect image for "Marks from the
                    Matrix"
Marks from the Matrix: Normal Editions Workshop Collaborative Limited Edition Prints 1976-2006
commemorative publication available now

 Bronze Medal Winner in the National Category of Fine Art books 2008 Independent Publisher Book Awards.
Annual Printmakers' Sale and Exhibition
Marks from the Matrix: Normal Editions Workshop
exhibition celebrating 30 years of collaborative print production
Give to NEW

Richard Finch receives Outstanding University Researcher Award

NEW Staff Members at Work:

Richard Finch and Gregory Page preparing the
                  photo lithographic plate
Professor Richard Finch, Director, and Guest Artist, Gregory Page preparing positive working photo lithographic plates.
Veda Rives. Greg Page, and Richard Finch
                  reviewing test plate
Veda Rives, Associate Director, Guest Artist, Gregory Page, and Professor Richard Finch, Director reviewing a test plate.
Christopher Hagen assists Gregory Page at the
                  press
Christopher Hagen, Graduate Assistant and Gregory Page printing a photo-litho plate
Alyssa Tauber and Gregory Page printing
Alyssa Tauber, Graduate Assistant and Gregory Page printing a photo-litho plate
Richard Finch, Veda Rives and
                Kelsey Just working with color samples.
Professor Richard Finch, Director, Veda Rives, Associate Director, and Kelsey Just working with color samples.
Katie Johnson and Veda Rives color
                trial proofing the yellow plate.
Katie Johnson and Veda Rives color trial proofing the yellow plate for the Gordon Filder tribute project.
Lisa Lofgren and
                Richard Finch printing the yellow plate.
Lisa Lofgren and Richard Finch printing the yellow run on the limited edition lithograph for the Gordon Fidler tribute project.
Katie Johnson, Lisa
                Lofgren, and Alyssa Tauber applying the blind emboss
                chop marks.
NEW Student assistants Katie Johnson, Lisa Lofgren, and Alyssa Tauber apply blind emboss chop marks to each impression of the edition.
Richard Finch and
                Kelsey Just assist Archana Shekara with drawing
                techniques on a lithography stone.
Professor Richard Finch, Director, and Kelsey Just assist Archana Shekara with drawing techniques on a lithography stone at the start of the collaboration..
Alyssa Tauber, Lisa
                Lofgren, and Veda Rives compare impressions from the
                printing seesion for Archana Shekara's project.
Alyssa Tauber, Lisa Lofgren, and Veda Rives, Associate Director, compare impressions from  Archana Shekara's one-color  lithograph.
Lisa Lofgren and Veda Rives
                inspecting impressions from the College of Business
                project.
Lisa Lofgren and Veda Rives inspecting impressions from the color trial proofing session for College of Business three-color project.
Kelsey Just
                  and Veda Rives printing a photolitho plate.
Kelsey Just and Veda Rives printing a photolitho plate for Rudy Pozzatti's the Twelve Labors of Hercules series.
Visiting Artist,
                    Rudy Pozzatti, discussing project with Richard
                    Finch, Jim Butler, and Nick Satinover
Guest Artist Rudy Pozzatti, Richard Finch, Nick Satinover, Graduate Assistant, and Professor Jim Butler review the trial proofs during an initial visit of the artist to Normal Editions Workshop regarding the Twelve Labors of Hercules series.
Julia Goos and Veda Rives color trial proofing a
                plate.
Julia Goos, Graduate Assistant, and Veda Rives, color trial proofing during the print collaboration with Michael Wille.
Julia Goos and Eleanor Jensen
                proofing a plate
Julia Goos and Eleanor Jensen, Graduate Assistants, color trial proofing during the print collaboration with Tyler Lotz.
John Fraser,
                Richard Finch and Veda Rives inspecting a print
Professor Richard Finch, Director (center) and Veda Rives, Associate Director (right) inspect a color trial proof with visiting artist, John Fraser (left).
Kelsey Just, Lisa Lofgren, and Veda Rives
                  printing the red run.
Kelsey Just, student intern, pauses in sponging while Lisa Lofgren, Graduate Assistant, and Veda Rives apply the large red roller to the first plate for the print Cerberus by Rudy Pozzatti. 
Jason Judd and Veda Rives
                color trial proofing
Jason Judd, student intern, Veda Rives, printer, and Meda Rives, consultant, color trial proofing the print for visiting artist, Dan Gamble. 

Chris Sheperd and Richard
                Finch rolling up a litho plate
Chris Shepherd, Graduate Assistant, and Professor Richard Finch, Director, rolling a lithographic plate for the Phyllis Bramson project.
 
Phyllis Bramson with NEW
                staff
Visiting artist, Phyllis Bramson (2nd from the left), consults with Chris Shepherd, Richard Finch, Meda Rives, and John Disco regarding ink colors.

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