In 2006, as part of the newly formed Friends of Art, a master printmaking program, Navigation Press: Prints, Books and Multiples, was established.
Every year at George Mason University, Navigation Press, brings artists with national and international reputations to work directly with our students in the creation of an original edition of prints. Visiting resident artists over the past five years have included Lothar Osterburg, Beauvais Lyons, Renee Stout, Bill Dunlap, Karen Kunc, William Wiley, and Enrique Chagoya. The Friends of Art at George Mason have generously supported this residency series, affording Mason the opportunity to present lectures, exhibits, and workshops, so that students and public audiences have the chance to learn from contemporary masters who play a substantial role in the art world.
As a master printmaking and publishing program, Navigation Press was established to found a print collection and provide the excitement of residencies. Mason printmaking faculty and graduate and undergraduate students who enjoy this program continue their careers with a background in print-publishing, including identifying and collecting prints; museum acquisitions; and curatorial, educational, and other programming.
Navigation Press showcases the remarkable flexibility of the printmaking medium and the innovative partnership among artists, students, and working presses.
For more information, contact Christopher Kardambikis, Director of Navigation Press.