Throughout the year, we showcase emerging and established artists in curated, juried, and solo exhibitions.
March 30 - May 11, 2018
Art Champions: Suzanne Galazka and Dick and Mary Lee.
38th National Print Exhibition
Although printing for most of us is often as immediate as Ctrl+P, the tradition of printmaking continues on today. This traditional and often times tedious artform has not faded with the dawn of the digital age, instead printmaking has continued to inspire a new generation of printmakers who seek to augment traditional practices with new techniques. These techniques, rolling out an ink slab for a lithograph or wiping the surface of a copper plate etching with the palm of the hand, become ingrained in each artist. This exhibition, in its 38th year, will feature contemporary printmakers working in all printmaking mediums, including intaglio, lithographs, relief, screenprints, monoprints, letterpress, artist books, digital prints and print installations. This year, we are honored to have Liz Maugans, printmaker and co-founder of Zygote Press, as the juror of this exhibition.
About the Juror
Liz Maugans received her BFA in printmaking from Kent State University and her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. As an advocate for artists and the visual arts, Maugans has served as a consultant for many organizations and art business start-ups. She is the co-founder of the Collective Arts Network, a quarterly journal and arts network that works to promote Northeast Ohio artists and organizations to a greater audience through a quarterly journal and collective events. Maugans’ work is included in the Progressive Art Collection, BF Goodrich (Charlotte, N.C.) and The Riffe Center for Government and the Arts, (Columbus, OH) collections. She received an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship in 2000 and a 2005 Artist-in-Communities Grant. She was honored, along with her Zygote co-founder, the Martha Joseph Prize for Distinguished Service from the Cleveland Arts Prize in 2012. In 2013, she was awarded a $20,000 Creative Workforce Fellowship from Community Partnership for Arts and Culture.
May 18 - June 22, 2018
Heather Parrish received an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Notre Dame, and BA in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at Austin. Her work is concerned with the complex experience of embodiment and the interconnectedness of inhabitant and environment. Through video projection, installation, printmaking, experimental photography and animations, she explores the porous boundaries between interior and exterior, rational and emotional, and past and present. The materials she uses reference veils, skin, layers, and screens, all of which evoke access and containment.
Parrish has exhibited work, given lectures, and taught workshops in the United States and abroad. She worked as a professional printmaker at Flatbed Press in Austin, Texas, and was a mentor at The Contemporary Austin museum. She is currently a Visiting Professor of Printmaking at University of Notre Dame, Indiana. She will be taking a position as Assistant Professor of Printmaking at University of Iowa, Iowa City, in the Fall of 2018.
Amanda Lilleston is a visual artist living in Maine. Her work depicts a long and evolving relationship with human anatomy, physiology and ecology. Using drawing, carving, and printing, Lilleston transforms imagery of the body into adapting forms and structures. She received her MFA from University of Michigan and a BA in biology from Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO. She shows her prints nationally and internationally. She has exhibited her work at the International Triennial Colour in Graphic Arts in Torún, Poland; Boston Printmakers North American Print Biennial; The Atlanta Print Biennial; Annual National Print Exhibitions at Artlink Contemporary Gallery in Fort Wayne, Indiana; The Detroit Artist Market; The Alden B. Dow Museum in Midland, Michigan; The Printmaking Center of New Jersey; Portal Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia; and the Ice Box Gallery in Philadelphia. She currently resides in Maine, and teaches printmaking at Colby College.
Cinema Center's Remake
Remake is an annual fundraiser for Cinema Center that pulls from the tradition of movie poster making. Movie posters are unique to the industry in size and format, and Remake honors that tradition with a different theme each year. For its fourth year, local and regional artists will remake a movie poster of their favorite directorial work of David Lynch.
Fort Wayne Cinema Center, a not-for-profit cultural organization, is dedicated to bringing the best of independent, foreign, documentary, classic, and specialty films that otherwise might not be shown in northeast Indiana, through a variety of films, special events, educational programs, and community outreach.
June 29 - August 3, 2018
40th Annual Members' Showcase
Our longest running exhibition, our 40th Annual Members' Showcase celebrates our diverse member community from around the region. For 40 years, Artlink has worked to support and promote awareness of emerging artists and art forms. Our Members' Showcase stems from the core of our mission by highlighting all artists in our community from students and first-time artists to creative masters at the height of their artistic careers that make up our community. We are excited to continue this long celebrated tradition as Artlink continues to evolve and invest in opportunities for diverse visual artists.