Monday, October 22, 2018

Meet the ECBOD Candidates for 2018-2020

We are excited to share the nominees for the FDH ECBOD for the 2018-2020 term. We are proud to have recruited a skilled group to carry the torch of these volunteer positions forward. Please take a moment to read about each of the candidates, and then join us at our Annual Business Meeting at the Matrices conference in Iowa where we will have a presentation of the candidates and election of new officers.

The annual business meeting of Friends of Dard Hunter, Inc., will be held on Friday, October 26 from 9:30 - 11:15am in Room 116, Art Building West, 141 N Riverside Dr, Iowa City, IA 52246.

All members are invited to attend, whether or not they are attending the 2018 conference.



Lynn Sures, 2016 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow, works in pulp painting, artist books, and prints. A Pulparazzi founding member, she is also a founding director of the Collegiate Paper Triennial and of the Fabriano Paper/Print/Book study trip. She was guest editor of the 2016 Winter issue of Hand Papermaking magazine, on the papermaking of Italy.


Kate Aitchison’s artwork focuses on human interventions in the natural landscape—and her own emotive connection to place. She earned her BA from Colorado College in Studio Art with a minor in Environmental Studies, and an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in Printmaking. Aitchison has been awarded numerous grants in order to explore contemporary environmental themes within her work, including Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Project Grant, Maharam STEAM Fellowship: Art and Science Fellowship, RISD Graduate Studies Grant, and the Peter St. Onge Memorial Travel Scholarship. Aitchison has exhibited her work widely with shows at The Cultural Center: Eagle Hill in Massachusetts, at the NARS Foundation in New York, and most recently at the Granoff Center at Brown University in Providence, RI.


Laura Post is a Lecturer at Indiana University, Bloomington. She earned an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in Printmaking and a BA from Swarthmore College. In 2015, she apprenticed at Rongbaozhai in Beijing, China, to master traditional Chinese woodblock printing and studied papermaking at Awagami Factory in Tokushima, Japan. Post has been a guest artist at Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Temple University. Her work has been exhibited at PaperWest: National Juried Biennial at University of Utah, The Art of Paper: 7th Annual Juried Exhibition at the A.D. Gallery of University of North Carolina, Pembroke, New Prints – Winter 2016 at the International Print Center New York.


Lisa Miles is a papermaker & book artist with a focus on hand-beaten bark papers. Originally from New England, Miles currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio. She holds an MFA in Book Arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book and a BFA in Graphic Design from the New England School of Art & Design in Boston. She creates one-of-a-kind books & limited edition artist books under the imprint Dutchess Press. Her work has been exhibited internationally & is held in public and private collections. In 2017-18, she represented the US as a Fulbright Student Researcher for her project "Bark Paper, Plant Dyes, and the Book Arts in Indonesia.”


Hannah O’Hare Bennett is a papermaker and fiber artist based in Madison, WI. Her education includes a BFA in Printmaking from the University of Kansas and an MFA in Design Studies from the University of Wisconsin Madison. She has assisted with classes at Penland School of Craft, and taught at the Morgan Conservatory. Prior to her decision to focus on art as a career she worked in agriculture and food systems, experience that influences her work conceptually.


Tracy Norman is an artist and papermaker who has been very involved in the arts and paper making community since graduating with her BFA. She has worked with many professional artists learning from them paper making, basket weaving, 3-D knitting and even printmaking! She continues to create sculptures with handmade paper and organic found objects from nature. Traveling quite often, she is inspired from her experiences. She is currently learning to design and weld her own bottle jack press for use in her studio.


Sarah Luko is a papermaker, researcher, and tool maker. She earned her MFA in Book Arts at the University of Iowa Center for the Book and her MLIS at the UI School of Library and Information Science. She has studied Asian and Western Papermaking techniques with Timothy Barrett, Tatiana Ginsberg, and Aimee Lee. Her workshops and outreach have covered intaglio printing, letterpress, bookbinding, as well as papermaking. Her interest in hand papermaking has led her to research traditional tools and processes around the United States, Japan, and South Korea. She makes traditional and unique papers, tools, small to gigantic paper moulds, and sculpture.

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