Flint Print Club

In 2007, the Flint Institute of Arts established the Flint Print Club. Its mission is to develop connoisseurship among its members and educate the general public about prints, printmaking, and print collecting through its semi-annual Print Fair and annual print edition. The Club is limited to 100 members, so the edition is always limited to 100 signed and numbered impressions. Over the past thirteen years, the FIA has been fortunate to work with a slate of internationally recognized artists: Janet Fish, Richard Bosman, Gladys Nilsson, Mary Lee Bendolph, Marylyn Dintenfass, Sidney Hurwitz, Hunt Slonem, April Gornik, Karsten Creightney, Stanley Casselman, Catherine Kernan, and Jane Goldman.

Three of the past twelve years saw all 100 memberships purchased, but the other nine years still have prints available. To distribute the outstanding inventory of past commissioned prints, remaining editions are available for purchase at $500 for current Print Club members and $600 for non-members. There are a limited number of prints for each of these editions and these will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

To inquire about available prints, please contact Cory Potter of the FIA Museum Shop at 810.237.7390.

Print Club Membership Form

Use this form to send in your membership by mail.

2020 Commissioned Print Artist

Chakaia Booker 

Chakaia Booker, American, born 1953. Untitled (working proof). Lithograph and chine collé on embossed paper, 20 x 14 inches.
Chakaia Booker, American, born 1953.
Untitled (working proof). Lithograph and
chine collé on embossed paper, 20 x 14 inches.

Each year, the Flint Print Club commissions an artist to produce a print to augment both the FIA’s collection and the pursuit of personal collecting. The club is limited to 100 members in good standing at the Family level or above. Flint Print Club dues are $250.00 annually, which provides each participating member with a selected print and related programs. The club currently reaches members in 16 states across the country and arrangements can be made to ship the print to any of the 50 states.

Chakaia Booker is the artist of the 2020–21 commissioned print. Residing in New York, Booker is an internationally renowned and widely collected American sculptor, known for her large-scale works made from discarded tires, which are cut, looped, layered, and reassembled. She has exhibited in over 150 solo and group exhibitions across the United States, Europe, Africa, and Asia and is included in more than 40 public collections. She was selected for the 2000 Whitney Biennial and received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005.

Left: Chakaia Booker | Right: India Blue, 2001  Rubber tires and wood 73 × 43 × 38 inches Bequest of Russell J. Cameron, by exchange, and partial gift from the Friends of Modern Art, 2002.11

Applying her experience of transforming materials into sculptural works, Booker takes the same approach to construct works on paper. She cuts, tears, and layers paper to create new patterns, dynamic and abstract. Using chine collé—a technique in which an image is transferred to a lightweight paper and simultaneously bonded to a heavier paper during printing—allows Booker to “build” her image in a similar way that she would if she were sculpting. The FIA Print Club print features additional shapes with the artist using an embossing process, which adds an even more sculptural reference to the overall print.

You can learn more about the artist and her work on her website at chakaiabooker.com.

For more information about joining the Flint Print Club, please contact Valarie Bailie at 810.234.1695 or via email at vbailie@flintarts.org.

Available Prints

Richard Bosman, American, b. India, 1944. Faster Runner, 2008. Lithograph on paper, 24 x 18 inches. 
Richard Bosman  
American, b. India, 1944  
Faster Runner, 2008 
Lithograph on paper 
24 x 18 inches
Karsten Creightney, American, b. 1976. Halftone Flower, 2015. Lithograph on paper, 18 x 12 1/2 inches 
Karsten Creightney  
American, b. 1976 
Halftone Flower, 2015 
Lithograph on paper  
18 x 12 1/2 inches
April Gornik, American, b. 1953. Forest Light, 2014. Lithograph on paper, 20 x 27 inches 
April Gornik  
American, b. 1953 
Forest Light, 2014 
Lithograph on paper 
20 x 27 inches
Marylyn Dintenfass, American, b. 1943. Billy’s Best Sting Ray, 2011. Ultra violet etching on paper, 22 x 30 inches 
Marylyn Dintenfass  
American, b. 1943  
Billy’s Best Sting Ray, 2011 
Ultra violet etching on paper  
22 x 30 inches
Sidney Hurwitz, American, b. 1932. Gas Works, 2012. Aquatint on paper, 18 x 13 7/8 inches
Sidney Hurwitz 
American, b. 1932 
Gas Works, 2012   
Aquatint on paper 
18 x 13 7/8 inches
Gladys Nilsson, American, b. 1940. Ragatta, 2009. Lithograph on paper, 18 x 23 inches 
Gladys Nilsson  
American, b. 1940  
Ragatta, 2009  
Lithograph on paper  
18 x 23 inches
Catherine Kernan  American, born 1948   Tracking Changes, 2017  Woodcut on paper  16 x 10 inches
Catherine Kernan
American, born 1948 
Tracking Changes, 2017
Woodcut on paper
16 x 10 inches
Jane Goldman American, born 1951 Audubon 15, 2018 Archival pigment print on paper 15 x 20 inches 
Jane Goldman 
American, born 1951   
Audubon 15, 2018  
Archival pigment print on paper  
15 x 20 inches
Joseph Drapell Canadian, Born Czech Republic, 1940 Electrons, 2019  Digital Print 22 x 31 inches
Joseph Drapell
Canadian, born Czech Republic, 1940
Electrons, 2019 
Digital Print
22 x 31 inches

Past Prints

Janet Fish   Teapot, 2007  Screenprint on paper  31 x 24 1/16 inches  Edition of 135
Janet Fish 
Teapot, 2007
Screenprint on paper
31 x 24 1/16 inches
Edition of 135
Mary Lee Bendolph   Hope, 2010   Etching and aquatint on paper   15 1/2 x 14 inches   Edition of 100
Mary Lee Bendolph 
Hope, 2010 
Etching and aquatint on paper 
15 1/2 x 14 inches 
Edition of 100
Hunt Slonem  Lucky Charm 3, 2013  Screenprint on paper  26 x 18 inches  Edition of 100
Hunt Slonem 
Lucky Charm 3, 2013 
Screenprint on paper 
26 x 18 inches 
Edition of 100
Stanley Casselman  Luminor Moment, 2016  Silkscreen on paper  30 1/4 x 22 1/2 inches   Edition of 100
Stanley Casselman
Luminor Moment, 2016
Silkscreen on paper
30 1/4 x 22 1/2 inches 
Edition of 100

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