Vanderbilt University, Middle Tennessee State University and Belmont University are all bringing in one or more visiting artists to do demonstrations and work with students during the Print Revival.

Plaza Artist Materials will also be hosting a visiting artist during the Revival, and all of the visiting artists will give a lecture at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film. See a list of the artists and their planned demonstrations below, followed by more detailed information about each artist.

Heather Freeman will conduct a 3-d modeling workshop using Google Sketchup. She will teach students how to model and export stills of their models and explore different ways of folding them into paper sculptures (from straight digital prints, to converting them to vectors for laser cut intaglios or reliefs, to mixed media things, to photo lithography)

Michael Krueger will be working with the Vanderbilt Department of Art students to edition a new print. The print will be a large scale multi-color screenprint, printed using a large one arm vacuum press.

Blake and Hannah Sanders of Orange Barrel Industries will be discussing working collaboratively. Blake will be doing a lithography demo and Hannah will be working with textiles.

Heinrich Toh will be working at Belmont utilizing mono printing, collage and photolithography.

Ashton Ludden will demonstrate copper plate engraving & printing at Belmont University.

Kelsey Taylor will demonstrate the relief process at Plaza Artist Materials.

More Information About the Visiting Artists

Michael Krueger

Michael Krueger will be the visiting artist at Vanderbilt University this year! Krueger is an artist, a father, and a husband, a Love Librarian (Lawrence Kansas Chapter), and an Honorary Resident Dropper. Grounded firmly in drawing, Michael works in a variety of media including, painting, drawing, printmaking, animation, and ceramics. His ideas dictate the media and he floats freely between them. Michael's artwork reflects a deep interest in American history, contemporary American culture, art history, the human experience, and personal memoir. The psychic potential of drawing and the permeating ways in which the quality of a line or a smudge can affect and reflect the human psyche are at the forefront of his creative practice. His work explores a collective need to get higher, get lost, and be transformed.

His artwork has been included in over 300 exhibitions, and recent solo exhibitions include prestigious venues such as: Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA, Sunday L.E.S., New York, NY, Blackburn 20/20, New York, NY and the Dolphin Gallery, KCMO. Important group exhibitions include, The Drawing Center, New York, NY, KRETS Gallery, Malmo, Sweden, The Denver Museum of Art, Denver, CO, Ambacher Contemporary, Munich, Germany, Glasgow Print Studio, Scotland, UK, Adam Baumgold, New York, NY, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Philadelphia, PA and the Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA.

1. Drifter's Escape, lithograph, 36" x 46", 2012
2. Changing of the Guards, lithograph, 36" x 46", 2012
3. Most Likely You Go Your Way (I'll Go Mine), lithograph, 36" x 46", 2012
4. New Pony, lithograph, 36" x 46", 2012

Heather Freeman

Middle Tennessee State University is doing it up big (as always!) and bringing in 3 visiting artists this year, including the amazing multimedia artist Heather Freeman!

Heather Freeman is an Associate Professor of Digital Media at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. She is a graphic designer, printmaker, illustrator, drawer, and animator. Her work investigates science, human history, and popular culture. She conducts these investigations through the lens of motherhood, examining all the self-doubt, flailing, and absurdity contrasted with a sense of deep assurance. To read more visit:

During Heather Freeman's visit to MTSU, Students will learn to use Google Sketchup Make and Blender to create simple 3D models and unwrap them into a flat plane. Students will then transfer this unwrapped image onto fabric for screen printing, sew, and then stuff the forms into soft pillow-like versions of their 3D models. Creating large paper sculptures is also an option!

Middle Tennessee State University was able to bring in their visiting artists thanks to Distinguished Lecturer Funds from the Office of New Student and Family Programs.

Orange Barrel Industries: Blake Sanders and Hannah March Sanders

Blake and Hannah helped to start the print revival last year when they lived in nearby Murray, Kentucky. They've since relocated to Ohio, but they still wanted to be involved!

Hannah codes and hosts this site as a way to continue to help out with the project, and both Hannah & Blake will be visiting artists at Middle Tennessee State University during the Revival, as well.

They will focus their visit on talking about working collaboratively in the studio and demonstrating the combination of various print processes with fiber arts to create print installations.

Blake is an instructor in Printmaking at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Hannah is an Assistant Professor of 2D Media at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Gulfport, Mississippi.

Middle Tennessee State University was able to bring in their visiting artists thanks to Distinguished Lecturer Funds from the Office of New Student and Family Programs.


IMAGES: Tributary Tug-o-War, Mixed Media Full Gallery Installation, 2012


Heinrich Toh

Heinrich Toh will be a visiting artist at Belmont University. Check out his artist statement and Biopgraphy below. You can learn more about Toh on his website,

Artist Statement

My work delves into the concepts of memory and interpersonal experiences in relation to the displacement and assimilation surrounding shared connections and commonality. While my work is influenced by nature and my environs, the focus of the work investigates memory, travel and the passage of time. My work is comprised of layered imagery and surreal elements, creating new environments while serving as reminders of our connections to the past and present.

I have always been interested with traditional processes and have worked in the medium of printmaking for the past 11 years. My work is hand printed, with multiple runs through an etching press. By combining several printmaking techniques - collagraphs, monotypes and paper-lithography, my work develops into layers of rich color, pattern and imagery.


I am mixed media artist focusing on works on paper, currently based in Kansas CIty. Originally from Singapore, I am a graduate from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and the La Salle College of the Arts. I have exhibited at the Wing Luke Asian Museum in Seattle, the Byron Cohen gallery in Kansas City and galleries throughout the US. My work is in private and public collections, which include the University Hospital of Cleveland and the Dell Children's Hospital in Texas. I am excited to have been selected for a printmaking residency at the Penland School of Crafts in the Winter of 2014. When I am not making art, I love spending time in the kitchen creating culinary bedlam and I do cook a mean dish of noodles.

Ashton Ludden

Ashton Ludden is a meticulous printmaker and engraver. She received her MFA in Printmaking from the University of Tennessee in 2013 and her BFA in Engraving Arts and Printmaking from Emporia State University in 2009. Ludden's works have been exhibited nationally and internationally as well as at conferences such as the 2012 Animals, Ethics & Law Symposium and the 2013 International Veterinary Social Work Summit with keynote speakers Dr. Temple Grandin and Dr. Hal Herzog. She was an artist-in-residence at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland in May 2012. Ludden was awarded the 2013 Frogman's Graduate Scholarship Fellowship and the 2013 Emporia State University Liberal Arts & Sciences Outstanding Recent Graduate Award.

She is currently teaching print and book workshops at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and an intaglio workshop for Knoxville's Community School of the Arts. She is an active artist member of the Vacuum Shop Studios Collective in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Image:Fresh Laundry, engraving, aquatint, 10.5" x 8", 2013.

Kelsey Taylor

Kelsey Taylor is presenting a workshop on the techniques of traditional relief carving and will host a printmaker's materials Q & A at Plaza Artist Materials.

Kelsey graduated from Belmont University with a BFA specializing in Printmaking and American Art History. She also has worked at Plaza for nearly 3 years and has interned with Bryce McCloud at Isle of Printing for almost 2 years. She currently owns her own personal press business, Little Press on the Prairie, and continues to work with local artists and pop up print shows.

Although she now considers herself a Nashvillian, Kelsey was raised in the mountains of northern Utah and the prairies of eastern Wyoming. Her work is based on her childhood nostalgia for the Wild West and Science Fiction, a happy place somewhere between the man on the moon and the Pony Express. Her work mostly consists of carved linoleum, sculpture, and acrylics, but has also been known to include bleached bones and a dremel tool.


  1. If I Never Marry A Man, I Will Marry the Mountains, 12" x 24", linoleum relief

  2. Bully! from the series, What in the Name of Sam Hill?, 1.5" x 5", hand pulled from a hand carved deer jawbone.

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