February 9, 1999
MEDIA CONTACT: Kirsten Birkeland, 360/546-9602, birkelan@vancouver.wsu.edu
        VANCOUVER, Wash. -- A collection of artwork by artists of the Northwest Print Council has opened at Washington State University at Vancouver's gallery.
        "Fantasy and the Printing Press" is a collection of artwork by members of the council, a nonprofit organization based in Portland, Ore. The 15-piece exhibit includes woodcuts, monotypes, etchings and lithographs by Northwest artists who are members of the NWPC. One of the artists, Jo Hockenhull, has been a member of WSU's fine arts faculty since 1972. She is currently serving as WSU Vancouver's associate dean.
        A nonprofit organization of professional printmakers and supporters, the NWPC was founded in 1981 and now includes more than 200 artists representing six western states and the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta.  The council is dedicated to promoting the practice and appreciation of fine art printmaking through public education, workshops and exhibits such as this.
        The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal campus building hours, which are 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Monday-Friday. The exhibit will remain open through April.
        WSU Vancouver's gallery exhibits are coordinated by the Office of Campus Advancement, and are updated each semester. For more information about the gallery, contact WSU Vancouver at 360/546-9600.


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