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Platemark is a podcast about art and ideas. Hosted by Ann Shafer and Ben Levy, formerly colleagues at the Baltimore Museum of Art, conversations focus on museums, curating, critiques, value (market/conceptual), the Western canon, and prints and printmaking.

Sep 27, 2022

In s3e9 of Platemark, host Ann Shafer talks with James Siena and Katia SantibaƱez. Both artists, who are married to each other, are painters and printmakers who split their time between New York City and Otis, MA. In the past few years they have collaborated on four reduction woodcuts with Shore Publishing. (An...

Sep 13, 2022

In s3e8, Ann Shafer talks with Dave Cloutier who recently opened up Center Arts and Studios in Baltimore. CAS offers classes, equipment, critiques, and studio spaces to second-career artists.

Dave has been a faculty member at the Maryland Institute College of Art for sixteen years. He earned his MFA from the LeRoy...

Aug 30, 2022

In s3e7 of Platemark series three, Ann Shafer and Tru Ludwig sit down with Elizabeth Wyckoff, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Saint Louis Art Museum, to talk about the exhibition Catching the Moment: Contemporary Art from the Ted L. and Maryanne Ellison Simmons Collection, which is open until September...

Aug 16, 2022

Bill Hall was one of the master printers at Pace Prints for nearly thirty years. He was in charge of the intaglio area and specializes in aquatint. His earliest years in New York were spent working at the legendary Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop. After his arrival at Pace Prints, his intaglio skills were honed...

Aug 2, 2022

In s3e5, Ann Shafer talks with fellow podcaster and print evangelist Miranda Metcalf, whose show, Hello, Print Friend, is the internet's most popular podcast about prints and printmaking.