The UNO Print Workshop was established to conduct research and teach collaborative printmaking within the academic environment of the Department of Art and Art History of the University of Nebraska Omaha. Artists are invited for a residency as part of the Visiting Artists Program to work with the faculty and students to produce an edition of multiples or series of monotypes/monoprints. During the residency the artist can either work with the workshop to produce an edition or series or to make a proof that will be editioned at a later time. On occasion a guest printer is also invited to work with the artist.
The workshop has facilities to print relief, intaglio and lithography. Equipment for photographic processes includes halide exposure units and computer facilities for imaging. Epson wide format and photo printers are available for digital printing.
Sandy Winters works on a lithograph. 2004
The UNO Print Workshop was founded in conjunction with the Visiting Artist Program in 1976. The Visiting Artist Program brings artists to the University of Nebraska Omaha for a residency to collaborate with the UNO Print Workshop in the production of an edition of multiples or a series of monotypes/monoprints. The initial focus of the workshop was the production of prints by printmakers, often in collaboration with a visiting printer from another workshop. As the print series developed the program was expanded to include a wider variety of artists who use mediums that range from painting to conceptual art. Today the workshop has published prints with artists from every region of the United States and several other countries. The workshop was founded by Thomas Majeski with a Majeski received $1,161 from the NEA that, when combined with a required matching grant from UNO, provided $2,322 to launch the Visiting Artists Program of the UNO Print Workshop, grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1976. Since the initial grant, the workshop has been self supporting with occasional grants from the Nebraska Arts Council or the NEA for special projects. The expenses of the visiting artists and the publication costs are financed through the sale of a portion of the prints. The collection represents one of the most significant bodies of work produced in Nebraska. It includes artists from very diverse backgrounds and aesthetic philosophies that have come to the University of Nebraska Omaha from many locations to collaborate with the workshop. The range of mediums and methods of production are as diverse as the artists themselves. The philosophy of the workshop is to produce a work that is the highest quality representation of that artist's work and to use the medium of the artist's choice to accomplish that end. The result is a collection of prints that are often innovative in approach as well as representative of the artist.
John Derry, Thomas Majeski, and Dan Devening. 1978.