Each academic year, professional artists visit Normal Editions to produce collaborative limited edition prints with a team of staff, faculty, and students. Invited artists are of regional, national, and international reputation, and most have no previous printmaking experience.
The collaborative partnership offers benefits to artists, students, and community members.
How It Works
An experienced, master printer leads the team throughout the entire process.
Visiting artists are often new to printmaking media. Normal Editions students help artists bring their visions to life while getting hands-on experience. Students help artists nurture their ideas, prepare materials, and play an active role in producing the printed impression. The master printer initiates discussion, encourages experimentation, and oversees print matrix creation, trial proofing, edition printing, and final curating.
Two impressions from the edition become part of the University's permanent collection.
We frame one impression to display around campus and travel to other venues for temporary exhibition. This enhances the world through creative work and helps extend the exchange of ideas.
We keep the other impression in the archive for review and study opportunities.
Other impressions from the edition are often donated by the artist for the benefit of Normal Editions and the sales of these works help to fund future projects.