Juror Andrew Stein Raftery selected the prints from over 196 submissions by 71 artists from across the United States. A printmaker specializing in narrative scenes of contemporary American life and a professor of printmaking at Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI, Raftery trained in painting and printmaking at Boston University and Yale. He has focused on burin engraving for the past 12 years, publishing the portfolios Suit Shopping in 2002 and Open House in 2008. Both projects were exhibited at Mary Ryan Gallery in New York and were collected by the Whitney Museum of American Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the British Museum.
This national printmaking exhibit is one example of how IMAGO Foundation for the Arts (IFA) supports community involvement in a wide range of cultural activities related to the arts.