Frogman's Print & Paper
Frogman's Print and Paper Workshop takes place July 1-13, 2013.
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Frogman's Print and Paper Workshops are held annually during the first two weeks in July at The University of South Dakota in the Department of Art. The workshops host printmakers from around the nation.
With intense week-long sessions in specialized printmaking courses, participants learn new techniques from professional printmakers in a printmaking facility consisting of lithography, etching, relief, typography, digital equipment and more. Session offerings change annually, but always focus on popular printmaking techniques, taught by leading professional printmakers.
The workshops also host other educational and entertaining activities, outside of the workshop sessions. Exhibitions are hosted at:
- Frogman's Press & Gallery
- Nuance Gallery
- The Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science
- The Coffee Shop Gallery
- W. H. Over Museum
- Gallery 110
- The John A. Day Gallery in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts
Other activities include an open portfolio viewing, bowling tournaments, happy hours, karaoke, 4th of July fireworks and a finale banquet.
Participants have the option of receiving transferable academic credit through the USD's Continuing Education department in the areas of printmaking and graphic design. The cost for credit is not included in the workshop fees. During the second day of each session, those registering for credit will attend a brief meeting to fill out the appropriate forms and pay USD for the credit.
First titled the "Silver City Workshops" and hosted in Silver City, SD in 1981, the workshops' original goal was to invite visiting faculty to the Black Hills during summer sessions, to expose USD students to the wider print world, in an outdoor setting that only South Dakota can offer.
Today, the workshop is titled "Frogman's Print and Paper Workshop" and is hosted by USD. The summer workshops have become an annual learning vacation for many printmakers and a chance to network with some of the top printmakers in the nation.
Lloyd Menard taught printmaking at USD for over 30 years, until he retired in 2005. That same year, Menard was awarded two national awards, the "College Art Association's Teacher of the Year" Award and the "Southern Graphics Excellence in Teaching Printmaking" Award. Lloyd has shown his own artwork in over 350 national and international juried and invitational exhibitions and is represented in over 450 museum, corporate, university and college collections worldwide. His works have been published in the most referenced printmaking text, The Complete Printmaker, hundreds of gallery catalogs and was featured on the cover of Contemporary American Printmaking.