Nashville Print Revival was organized by printmakers and educators from Tennesse and Kentucky including Mark Hosford of Vanderbilt University; Andrew Kosten & Meghan O'Connor of Middle Tennessee State University; Jennifer Leach of Tennessee State University; Brady Haston of Watkins College of Art, Design, & Film; Jessica Owings of Belmont University; and Blake Sanders and Hannah Sanders of Bowling Green State University in Ohio and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Jefferson Davis Campus, respectively.

This event received additional support from Nicole Hand and Jim Bryant of Murray State University and Cynthia Marsh and Jesse Shaw of Austin Peay University. Lesley Patterson-Marx of The University School of Nashville is also on board, bringing the next generation of printmakers to the revival!

A big thanks to all of those involved and their respective institutions! Rock on, y'all.

Mark Hosford, Vanderbilt University

Mark Hosford was born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1974 and grew up in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, Kansas. He moved to Lawrence, Kansas, in 1993 to pursue a BFA in Studio Arts at the University of Kansas. He received his MFA in 2001 from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. That same year, Hosford accepted a teaching position at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he is currently an Associate Professor of Art.

Hosford has served as president of the Southern Graphics Education Outreach and Vice President of Outreach for the Southern Graphics Council, the largest interMark Hosford national printmaking organization. Hosford has a national, international, and regional exhibition record, including exhibitions in Poland, Germany, South Korea, China, New York, Boston, and California. His work is included in numerous public and private collections. He is represented by Cumberland Gallery in Nashville, Tennessee. Specializing in drawing, printmaking, and animation, Hosford's work draws from a fascination with ghost stories, oddities, stream of consciousness, and personal narratives. His work often portrays an alternate reality where fertile and untethered imaginations are allowed to roam in wild abandonment.

Brady Haston, Watkins College of Art, Design, & Film

Brady Haston is a native of Spencer, Tennessee and currently teaches printmaking at Watkins College of Art, Design, & Film. Brady earned a B.F.A from Middle Tennessee State University in 1992 and during 1991 he also attended the University of Georgia's Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy. After his undergraduate studies he then attended Montana State University (Bozeman) and was awarded a M.F.A in 1997.

Following graduate school, Brady spent the next eight years in Chicago teaching at Columbia College before moving back to Nashville. His shows of note include Paintings and Sketchbooks at the Cheekwood Museum of Art, the Los Angeles Printmaking Society National Exhibition in 2003, The Portrait, An Investigation of the Self at Camberwell College of Art in London, England in 2003, Bacchanal at the Appalachian Center for Crafts in 2004, Art Chicago in 2006, Intersection at the Contemporary Artist Workshop in Chicago during 2006, Abstract Painting in Tennessee at the Cheekwood Museum of Art in Nashville in the summer of 2008, and Superstruct at PLUG Projects in Kansas City in 2012. Brady is represented by Zeitgeist Gallery of Nashville.

Jessica Owings, Belmont University

Jessica Owings spends her time as gallery director and adjunct instructor for Belmont University, dreaming and scheming in the studio at Platetone Printshop, mucking about as a lackadaisical gardener, and riding her bicycle. Generally her hands are stained with ink, soil, or bike grease.

Image: and, everywhere, 2011


Blake Sanders, Bowling Green State University

Blake Sanders earned his BFA from the University of Northern Iowa and an MFA from Tulane University. Currently, Blake teaches printmaking at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. He recently taught printmaking and drawing at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. Sanders has participated in over seventy exhibitions including Los Angeles Printmaking Society 20th National Exhibition, The 15th Space International Print Biennial in Seul, South Korea, and New Prints 2011/Winter at the International Print Center New York. Blake is one half of Orange Barrel Industries, a printmaking and curatorial partnership, along with his wife, Hannah. His work supports ecological stewardship by illustrating a bond between people and the natural world.

Image: Untitled, 2012. Screen Print on Shaped MDF. 12" x 8" x 1/2".

Hannah March Sanders, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Hannah March Sanders received her BFA from Tulane University in New Orleans and an MFA in Printmaking from Louisiana State University. She comprises the other half of Orange Barrel Industries, a printmaking and curatorial collaborative experiment with her husband, Blake Sanders. Blake and Hannah were married as part of the 2011 Southern Graphics Council Conference in Saint Louis, MO.

This year Hannah has participated in a variety of exhibitions across the globe including the Printmaking in Graafika Festival in Parnu, Estonia; Les Outlaws de L'Estampe in Auvergne, France; Global Vision at Kyoto Seika University in Kyoto, Japan; Fold during the IMPACT 7 Conference in Melbourne, Australia; and Thirty Years of LSU Printmaking at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, LA. She is currently an Assistant Professor of 2D Media at the Jefferson Davis Campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Gulfport, Mississippi.

Image: Heat Stroke, 2012. Screen Print. 15" x 11".

Meghan O'Connor, Middle Tennessee State University

Not just a foundations professor.

Meghan O'Connor received her BFA in printmaking from East Tennessee State University in 2003, and her MFA from Clemson University in 2007. Since 2005, Meghan has been an active member of Southern Graphics Council, where she organizes and participates in international exhibitions and portfolio exchanges. She has assisted over 30 artists at Frogman's Print & Paper Workshop in Vermillion, SD. Many of Meghan's days consist of long hours in the printmaking studio getting her hands dirty (or obsessing over keeping them clean!). She loves listening to loud, fast music, and collaborating with others. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at Middle Tennessee State University, just outside Nashville, TN, where she teaches foundations and printmaking courses. She also enjoys learning from and making art with folks at the Tennessee State Veteran's Home in Murfreesboro, TN. Meghan just moved to Nashville and is loving every minute of it!

Image: Disambiguative Communications, 2012. Lithograph, monotype, blind embossment. 8" x 10".


Jennifer Leach Haston, Tennessee State University

Haston moved to Tennessee from Seattle to attend the University of Tennessee for her MFA in Printmaking. She is currently an adjunct at Tennessee State University and Belmont. She is a printmaker, quilter, and a maker of miscellaneous things. If she is not creating, she can be found in the woods, or knee deep in a creek exploring the lush biodiversity that Tennessee has to offer.

Image: We're All Basically the Same.


Jesse Shaw, Austin Peay State University

Jesse Shaw (b. 1980) is a American Printmaker from the time he wakes up in the morning until the time he goes to bed at night. Jesse Shaw received his BFA from Austin Peay State University in 2007, and his MFA in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2009.

He currently teaches Printmaking and Foundations at Austin Peay State University and is in the middle of completing a series of fifty prints about the epic story of America.


Lesley Patterson-Marx, The University School of Nashville

Lesley Patterson-Marx was born and raised in Louisville, KY and has lived in Nashville, TN since 2001. She received a BA degree in Fine Art from Murray State University in 1997 and an MFA from The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2001. Her favorite mediums are artist's books, printmaking, and mixed media. She has exhibited her work locally in such venues as The Frist Center for Visual Arts, Tag Gallery, and Zeitgeist Gallery. She has shown her work in many galleries, art centers, colleges, and universities across the nation, including Cynthia Broan Gallery in Chelsea ,NYC, The Kohler Center in Kohler, WI, and The Berkeley Art Center in Berkeley, CA. Her work has been featured in local publications such as The Nashville Scene, and national publications such as Craft Magazine, and Readymade Magazine. She also works as a teaching artist and illustrator, having taught at Watkins College of Art Design, Art and Film and University School of Nashville.

Image: Reservation, End of Summer

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