This e-newsletter is designed to provide a brief update on the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund and the happenings of its grant recipients.
It is our promise that this e-newsletter be brief, interesting and hopefully something that will provide you with ideas and contacts with other organizations around the state. If you wish to have your activity highlighted in this e-newsletter, please contact Renée Bovée, WCTF Program Coordinator.
Screen Printing Washout Station, Art Association, Jackson
Screen printing is one of the most popular, modern, and user friendly techniques in printmaking that encourages artistic expression for all ages. The addition of a screen printing washout station to the Art Association’s printmaking studio has opened doors for artists (intro students through advanced artists) to have access to a complete screen printing studio. Before we had the support of the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, our studio lacked the necessary equipment for successful screen printing. As a strong technique on its own, screen printing also offers an avenue for artists of other mediums (2D as well as 3D) to translate their original artwork into works on paper, fiber, glass or metal.
With the addition of a washout station, the void of not having necessary in-studio equipment to wash screens of emulsion and ink has been closed. Artists are now able to work through the full print process without disruption, and newcomers to the screen printing process are able to participate in its entirety. Beyond the washout booth, the addition of a filtration system supports an eco-friendly printmaking practice by catching debris from ink and emulsion before pumping water down the drain. This is an important message to expose all artists to, since many studios run shops without any sort of awareness to what they are putting down the drain and into the water.
Curriculum in our youth and adult programming at the Art Association will be greatly enhanced by offering courses in screen printing that teach the practice in its entirety. Additionally, we will now be able to invite nationally known visiting artists in the screen printing field to come teach workshops, without worrying about the logistics of borrowing another local artists studio for cleaning screens. With the addition of the washout station and filtration system, Jackson Hole now has a studio with a complete screen printing set up that is available for the community to expand their artistic practice. Before the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund made this equipment possible, Jackson Hole only had private studios with screen printing stations that could accommodate the entire process of prep, print, and cleanup.
–Jill Callahan, Director of Development, Art Association
Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund Awards $121,067
The Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund board awarded more than $120,000 to 19 projects around the state at the recent grant review meeting held in Lander.
This grant round was especially competitive with 24 applications seeking more than $360,000 in support.
Awards totaling $121,067 were given to a wide variety of projects, including a music festival and theatre dance productions, public art activities, artist residencies and historic preservation bricks and mortar work, archaeological research and museum interpretation projects.
Below is a complete listing of awards by county:
- Cultural Conservation Corps, Dutch Hop Polka Documentary, $7,000
- The Wyoming Community Foundation, Operating Funds for Laramie Public Art Coalition, $7,000
- University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie Mural Project, $6,000
- University of Wyoming Department of Anthropology, In-Field and Non-Destructive Analysis Equipment, $10,000
- University of Wyoming Department of Art and Art History, Go West Mid America Printmaking Council Conference, $7,500
- University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance, State Tour of “Six Songs from Ellis”, $7,500
Big Horn County
- Greybull Post 32 of the American Legion, Legion Hall Historic Renovation – Front Face Phase, $6,000
- Town of Sinclair, Sinclair Historic Church Restoration, $10,000
- Lander Art Center, Dancers’ Workshop Youth Residency, $2,000
- Lander Chamber of Commerce, Inc., Native American and Pioneer History Interpretive Displays for Lander Visitor Center, $10,000
- Wyoming PBS Foundation, “Home from School – The Children of Carlisle” Documentary, $10,000
- Harry Jackson Museum, Harry Jackson Institute Year One Project Start-up, IT and Staffing Support, $9,667
- Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre, Cody Wild West Show, $6,000
- The Dude Ranch Foundation, Heating and Cooling System Replacement, $4,000
- Rock Springs Renewal Fund, Inc., Brown Bag Concert Series, $2,400
- National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United States, Translating the Art experience: Latino Community Engagement, $5,000
- Teton Artlab, Artist in Residence Program, $2,000
- The Grand Teton National Park Foundation, Historic Bar BC Due Ranch: Main Cabin Foundation Preservation, $5,000
- Young Musicians, Inc., Artist Fee Support for the Ceili Celtic Festival, $4,000
For more information about the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, visit www.wyoculturaltrust.com, or contact the WCTF Program Coordinator, Renée Bovée at 307-777-6312 or email@example.com.