IEA artist Elisabeth Pellathy has a new article in Ernest Magazine

Elisabeth Pellathy will be an IEA resident March 26th-April 1st as part of the Cahaba River Watershed Project. 


Drawing inspiration from 18th-century collectors, Elisabeth Pellathy's latest work explores themes of conservation and preservation. Recently showcased at the ONCA Gallery in Brighton, Visualised Bird Song explores an innovative method of preserving sounds disappearing from our natural world. Matt Iredale caught up with Elisabeth Pellathy to talk translation.


Visualized Bird Song 3D Print
Cahaba River Watershed Project
A look at the natural environment and human activity.
March 26 - April 1st 
Panel Talk with Artists - March 30th 5:00 - Holmes Auditorium
The Cahaba River Watershed Project is the collaborative project of printmaker Scott Stephens, new media artist Elisabeth Pellathy, and sculptor Lee Somers. Their week-long residency will explore the use of the laser cutter as an integral part of relief and intaglio print processes.
The Cahaba River Watershed Project is an investigation of the natural environment and how it has shaped and is shaped by human activity. The Cahaba River is a 200-mile free owing river in Alabama with some of the greatest biodiversity and scenic beauty in the South. It rises near Birmingham and flows southwest to the Alabama River just south of Selma. As it passes through Montevallo’s Shelby County it is fed by the Little Cahaba watershed that rises in Ebenezer Swamp, an ecological preserve and research center of the University of Montevallo.
The three themes of interest around the Cahaba River are the natural environment, the human history, from Civil War to Civil Rights, and its ecological and geological features, containing natural resources that are used for economic activity, especially the coal, limestone and iron ore mining that was the foundation of the early iron industry in the area. 

Masters of Intaglio Demonstrations -- Collé Techniques using Japanese and Chinese Paper

Masters of Intaglio Demonstrations
Collé Techniques using Japanese and Chinese Paper
Artist and printmaker Jenny Robinson
demonstrated Collé techniques using Japanese and Chinese paper and rice paste.

"Thursday, February 2nd"




Jenny is aligning prints to assemble


Tim Pauszek and Joseph Prasit are assisting Jenny in transferring prints to mylar matrix



Tim Pauszek is applying rice paste to back of prints

The first 3 prints are join. The final print is comprised of 9 polymer plates intaglio prints

The final print of nine parts is assembled in Jenny's studio in San Francisco.
Note: The prints is upside down drying, the chair is a good reference for scale. 



/ Photos by Aodi Liang, Devin Henry, Joseph Scheer /

Masters of Intaglio Demonstrations -- Multiple-Color Plate Printing and Registration for Intaglio

Masters of Intaglio Demonstrations
Multiple-Color Plate Printing and Registration for Intaglio
Master printmaker and artist Michael Kempson
demonstrated advanced techniques for multiple-plate color printing and registration for intaglio.
"Tuesday, January 31st"

Michael Kempson


3 plates that comprise a landscape image
Yellow plate




Another print that is a portrait from 3 plates


Zach inking the plate
Big Group again
/ Photos from Joseph Scheer, Aodi Liang, Devin Henry/

Masters of Intaglio Demonstrations -- Inexpensive, Non-Toxic, Dry Point Plates for Intaglio Printing

Masters of Intaglio Demonstrations
Inexpensive, Non-Toxic, Dry Point Plates for Intaglio Printing
Artist and printmaker Jenny Robinson
demonstrated processes for making dry point plates for intaglio printing on a variety of substrates without the use of acids or harsh chemicals.

"Monday, January 30th"

Jenny Robinson
Image of Illustration Board printing plate



Registering Plate

Michael Kempson Laying Paper

Amazing Prints
Lots of students attended this demo
/ Photos from Aodi Liang, Joseph Scheer /

Masters of Intaglio – Upcoming Demonstrations

As part of the Masters of Intaglio with a Touch of Jazz event, our artists in residence will be holding three demonstrations. These will all take place in the Print Shop of the John Woods Studios, Harder Hall, and are Free and open to the public.

Inexpensive, Non-Toxic, Dry Point Plates for Intaglio Printing – Monday, January 30th, 9:00am, John Woods Studios Print Shop, Harder Hall
Artist and printmaker Jenny Robinson will demonstrate processes for making dry point plates for intaglio printing on a variety of substrates without the use of acids or harsh chemicals.

Multiple-Color Plate Printing and Registration for Intaglio – Tuesday, January 31st, 6:00 pm, John Woods Studios Print Shop, Harder Hall
Master printmaker and artist Michael Kempson will demonstrate advanced techniques for multiple-plate color printing and registration for intaglio.

Collé Techniques using Japanese and Chinese Paper – Thursday, February 2nd, 6:00 pm, John Woods Studios Print Shop, Harder Hall
Artist and printmaker Jenny Robinson will demonstrate Collé techniques using Japanese and Chinese paper and rice paste.

We hope you can attend these demonstrations by our master printmakers. Please come and spread the word widely!


•••• 2016 EIA Final Critique ••••

2016 EIA Final Critique
on Dec.12-13
was a great success !!!!

Congratulations guys

Dec. 12

Yibo Xu





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Yu Xin




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Yuanyuan Zhang






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Yueyuan Gong







Dec. 13

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Jiayi Wang







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Jessie Earle






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Matt Underwood







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Lauren Canella



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Mike Haleta




Give it up to all the amazing grads with all the amazing works !

Thanks for the attendance of all the students and faculties

Have a nice holiday
See you all in spring 2017

(•photo by Joe Scheer and Aodi•)