PATM – Book Club

Printing James Siena’s Feedback Loop Resonator,

fifth version (II), 2018 at Flying Horse Editions, Orlando

The Prints and Their Makers – Book Club is a bi-weekly look at fine art prints and the art of printmaking from the perspective of the artists, printers, and publishers involved in bringing them into our lives. Led by author and master printer Phil Sanders, the Book Club will use Prints and Their Makers as a springboard to go deeper into projects, individual works, and processes introduced in the book while expanding to include other artists and printshops that simply could not fit into this tome of contemporary printmaking. Look for a list of scheduled guest artists, curators, printers, and publishers on facebook and instagram ahead of each installment. These hour long zoom events will also include time for questions and catching up afterwards. Let’s get together and talk about art, that happens to be prints.

These events are free and open to the public, however a donation between $5-$25 will keep the program evolving and growing, giving you more of what you want to see and hear.  Clicking the RSVP link below will enable you to reserve your tickets and make a contribution.  Thank you for the support & for tuning in.  8pm EST start time.


Summer Series Dates coming soon.  Sign up on the mailing list in the footer to get updates on Book Club events and other special programing.

PATM Series 1 Episode 1 from February 25th, 2021

  • A Deeper Look: artist and Master Printer Robert Blackburn
  • The One that Got Away: Wayne Thiebaud
  • Special Guest: Master Printer Jillian Ross on William Kentridge & the David Krut Workshop

PATM Series 1 Episode 2 from March 11th, 2021

  • A Deeper Look: Diving into the life and work of Master Printer Aldo Crommelynck.
  • Behind the scenes: Talking with Wingate Studio Owners and Master Printers Peter and James Pettengill about Josephine Halvorson’sprint Fire.  Sara Greenberger Rafferty and Walton Ford get a closer look and the studio tour is a must see.
  • The One that Got Away: Linn Meyers discusses the Mark Lombardi drawing she narrowly missed.

Video coming soon.

PATM Series 1 Episode 3 from March 25th, 2021

  • A Deeper Look: Nadine Orenstein, curator and department head of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Prints and Drawings Department, looks at the beginnings of print publishing in the 16th Century with the House of the Four Winds.
  • The One that Got Away: Linn Meyers discusses the Mark Lombardi drawing she narrowly missed.

PATM Series 1 Episode 4 from April 8th, 2021

  • A Deeper Look: Artists that have self published from Rembrandt to Goya to Sister Corita Kent and more.
  • The One that Got Away: Flying Horse Editions, director Theo Lotz, discusses the studio’s roster of artists and the missed opportunity to work with Joyce Pensato.
  • Behind the Scenes: A studio visit with master woodcut artist Todd Anderson.  We get to see how the changing climate and wild spaces has influenced his work and process.  He shows us his work and projects underway.

PATM Series 1 Episode 5 from April 22nd, 2021

  • A Deeper Look: The additive toolbox of printmaking: Albrecht Dürer to Christiane Baumgartner, Francisco de Goya to Diane Victor, Georges Rouault to Elizabeth Peyton and more
  • The One that Got Away: Highlights the, hopefully, upcoming Exhibition Fortune and Folly (formerly known as Meltdown) with Madeleine Viljoen of the New York Pubic Library
  • Behind the Scenes: A conversation with artist and master printer Craig Zammiello of Two Palms, ULAE, and Columbia University fame.  We talked about his pioneering work with photogravure, direct gravure, and woodburytype as well as his working with Robert Rauschenberg, Elizabeth Peyton, Ellen Gallagher, Chuck Close, Matthew Barney and others.

coming soon…

PATM Series 1 Episode 6 from May 6th, 2021

  • A Deeper Look: Intuition– its role in the making, buying, selling, and publishing of art featuring the work Robert Blackburn, James Siena, Katia Santibañez, Sara Sanders, Chakaia Booker, Kate Shepherd.
  • The One (or two) that Got Away: with Chris Grunden discussing his roles as a film buyer for HBO, work as an art consultant, and a avid fan and collector of prints.  Grunden still laments missing out on works by Carroll Dunham and Colby Bird.
  • Behind the Scenes: A conversation with gallerist and master printer Mae Shore, owner of Cheymore Gallery and Shore Publishing, Tuxedo, NY.  Shore talks about her journey as a printer and collaborations with William Villalongo, James Siena, Katia Santibañez, and the work Yasu Shibata.

About Phil Sanders

Phil Sanders is a leading master printer based in Asheville, North Carolina with over twenty years of experience lecturing, educating, and advocating for prints and their makers.  He has collaborated with celebrated artists on prints housed in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Library of Congress, among many other institutions.

You can contact Phil at or 631.252.4270.

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