Mason School of Art | Navigation Press
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Navigation Press

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.

Navigation Press Membership

Navigation Press Members enjoy:

  • Private time with the resident artist of the year
  • Owning a valuable print by a contemporary master artist
  • Social events with other “Friends”
  • Enjoying a lecture by the resident artist
  • The recognition and rewards of supporting a major contemporary art printmaking program

To join Navigation Press, please fill out this Membership Form, select Print Master ($1200-$2499), and return to:

Friends of Art
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MS 4C1
Fairfax, Virginia 22030

For more information, please contact Harold Linton, Director, Friends of Art at or Christopher Kardambikis, Director, Navigation Press at