Jerome Residency 2005–2006
Matthew Bindert, Keiko Ishii Eckhardt, & Xavier Tavera
Free reception & meet-the-artist event: Friday May 26, 2006, from 6:30–9:00 PM
On view: May 26–June 23, 2006
Residency ran: September 2005–May, 2006
oin Highpoint Center for Printmaking and artists Matthew Bindert, Keiko Ishii Eckhardt, and Xavier Tavera as we celebrate the conclusion of the 2005–2006 Jerome Emerging Printmakers’ Residency. Now in its third year of funding by the Jerome Foundation, this program provided Bindert, Ishii Eckhardt, and Tavera with nine months of artistic access to Highpoint’s printmaking facilities. Their new prints, created during the Residency, are featured in this exhibition.
The Jerome Emerging Printmakers’ Exhibition will open with a free public reception on Friday, May 26, 2006. Visitors that evening will have the chance to meet the Jerome Printmakers, learn more about the Residency program, view the art on display, and enjoy hors d’oeuvres. The show will be on view through June 23 during regular gallery hours.
“Our Jerome Artists have made great use of the Residency Program’s resources,” commented Joanne Price, Jerome Residency Coordinator. “It’s been an amazing opportunity for them—with studio access and a supportive environment, they’ve been able to explore not just printmaking, but new creative paths and ideas as well. I think the prints in this exhibit definitely reflect the artists’ vision, commitment, and hard work.”
The Jerome Emerging Printmakers’ Residency program exists to provide a venue for Minnesota artists to further their exploration of the printmaking arts. An “emerging” artist is generally defined as an artist who shows significant potential, but has not yet received a commensurate amount of professional accomplishment and recognition. Selected by an outside panel, the Residents featured in this exhibition were chosen for the strength of their work and for their demonstrated dedication to printmaking.
The 2005–2006 Jerome Emerging Printmakers’ Residency was made possible with a grant from the Jerome Foundation, in celebration of the Jerome Hill Centennial and in recognition of the valuable contributions of artists to society.
Special thanks goes to the excellent panel of jurors that made the selections: Diane Mullin, Associate Curator, Weisman Art Museum; John Rasmussen, Founder and Director, Midway Contemporary Art; and David Rathman, acclaimed printmaker/painter and Highpoint-published artist.