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Normal Editions Workshop (NEW)

NEW's mission in the School of Art at Illinois State University is publishing original fine art limited edition prints with collaborative teams of students, staff, and visiting artists in a professional print research facility to create new works of art, educate, and expand appreciation of printmaking media.


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members of the
                  Normal Editions Workshop team of students and staff
Spring 2018 NEW Team members
(first row) Morgan Price, Assistant Professor of Art; Veda Rives Aukerman, Interim Director; Sarah Smelser, Professor of Art 
(second row) Felicia Cannon, MFA Graduate Student in Printmaking; Molly Markow, MFA Graduate Student in Printmaking;
Natalie Troyer, undergraduate student in Art; Michael Blake, Graduate Student in Art Education;
Heather Long, undergraduate student in Graphic Design and Lithography; Alissa Palmer, undergraduate BFA student; and
John Perry, undergraduate student in Graphic Design

Founded in 1976, Normal Editions Workshop is a distinctive non-profit print research facility adjoining the student printmaking studios in the School of Art, College of Fine Arts, Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois.

NEW is an outstanding example of an intersection between education and fine art printing, placing professionals together with students in an exciting, productive interaction that goes far beyond the usual classroom. Artists of regional, national, and international reputation visit Illinois State University and collaborate with the NEW faculty, staff, and students to produce original limited edition works. NEW is located in the Center for the Visual Arts building on the south side of campus.

Normal Editions Workshop participates in the University's mission "...to expand the knowledge and culture among students, colleagues, and the general citizenry through teaching, research, and service." (Illinois State University 2017-2018 Graduate Catalog, page 11)

                   
The purposes of Illinois State University's Normal Editions Workshop
are outlined as follows
:
1. N.E.W. provides collaborative custom printing services for artists throughout the United States. Artists of regional, national, and international reputation visit I.S.U. and produce original, limited editions. Dennis Oppenheim, Donald Lipski, Kiki Smith, Mark Innerst, John Himmelfarb, David Wojnarowicz, Buzz Spector, Garo Antreasian, Robert Stackhouse, Rudy Pozzatti and Sidney Goodman are among those artists, in addition to some of the art faculty at I.S.U., who have collaborated with the N.E.W. staff to produce editions of prints.
2. As a result of these services, Illinois State University students within the School of Art have an opportunity to work with and to observe visiting practicing artists. Lecture, apprenticeship, and student exchange are part of this program thus creating a positive and unique atmosphere for students and artists within a professional workshop situation.
3.Two impressions from each edition printed at N.E.W. become part of the permanent collection at the Illinois State University Galleries. Of these two impressions, one print is designated for archival purposes--i.e. to be housed exclusively in the I.S.U. print collection--and the other print is designated for study collections and possible distribution throughout the state.
4. Many of these study impressions also are organized for traveling exhibitions. Selected publications by N.E.W. have been exhibited regionally and nationally in commercial galleries, institutional museums, and other cultural centers.  

 
                                                 
portrait of Veda Rives
                      Aukerman Veda Rives at the
                      lithography press
Veda Rives Aukerman
Interim Director and Master Printer
portrait of Morgan Price
Morgan Price, Assistant Professor of Art
Printmaking
portrait of Sarah
                      Smelser
Sarah Smelser, Professor of Art
Printmaking


Felicia Cannon, Graduate Student
Printmaking


Molly Markow, Graduate Student
Printmaking

NEW team members Fall 2017
Fall 2017 NEW Team members with Visiting Artist
(seated) Morgan Price, Assistant Professor of Art; Sarah Smelser, Professor of Art; Felicia Cannon, Graduate Student in Printmaking (standing) Natalie Troyer, undergraduate student in art; Veda Rives Aukerman, Interim Director; Reuben Lorch-Miller, Visiting Artist; (signed Right to Print impression on the wall); Michael Blake, Graduate Student in Art Education; Ryan Paluczak, Graduate Student in Sculpture and Expanded Media; and Molly Markow, Graduate Student in Printmaking

NEW team members 2017

Spring 2017 NEW Team members

(front row) Heather Long, Molly Markow, Felicia Cannon, Michael Blake
(back row) Demetri Fisher, Amber Gravett, Morgan Price, Sarah Smelser,
Micah Zavacky, Veda Rives



NEW Team 2016-17
NEW Team 2016- 2017
(front row) Sarah Smelser, Felicia Cannon, Morgan Price, Molly Markow
  (back row) Amber Gravett, Michael Blake, Dylan Welch,  Micah Zavacky, Veda Rives
group photo of NEW staff fall 2015
NEW Team Fall 2015
Dylan Welch, Micah Zavacky, Veda Rives, Felicia Cannon, Morgan Price

header for Normal Editions Workshop, Veda
                Rives-Interim Director, School of Art, College of Fine
                Arts, Illinois State University, Normal IL
A Look Back at NEW Staff Members at Work: Links to Alumni pages and other printmaking topics
Richard Finch rolls ink while Veda Rives
                      sponges at the litho press
  Richard Finch rolls ink while Veda Rives sponges at the litho press for  the
Judy Glantzman project
Veda Rives rolls ink while Chris Hagen
                      sponges for Judy Glantzman project
Veda Rives rolls ink while Chris Hagen sponges for Judy Glantzman project (Judy and Barry Blinderman review items in NEW)
Judy Glantzman discusses project with
                      students
Judy Glantzman discusses project with students
Judy Glantzman drawing from a model
Judy Glantzman drawing from a model (BFA student Marie Homolkova) with Richard Finch at NEW
Chris Hagen and Judy Glantzman inspect her
                      drawing on the litho stone
  Chris Hagen and Judy Glantzman inspect her drawing on the litho stone
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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