Helen Frederick
Director of Pyramid Atlantic
820 Georgia Ave.
Silver Springs, Maryland 20910 USA
phone: 301-608-1901

Susan Goldman
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Art and Visual Technology
4400 University Drive
College Hall C200 MSN 1C3
George Mason University
Fairfax. Virginia 22030-4444 USA
Phone: 703.993.8898
FAX: 703.993.8798

Paper Proposal: " Media Literacy to Visual Literacy: Mapping Print Media Terrains in 2005"

Helen Frederick, Director of Pyramid Atlantic Art Center and Associate Professor, George Mason University, and Susan Goldman, Coordinator of POWER IN PRINT, Southern Graphics Council International Conference, 2005 and Assistant Professor at George Mason University will connect new media and traditional contemporary works in print, paper and book arts. The lecture will present an overview of the work produced and created by visiting international and Washington, DC area artists, and students from George Mason University. Frederick and Goldman have had the unique opportunity to work together for well over a fifteen years. As master printmakers, papermakers, and as professors developing their program, they have generated innovative artists projects that are included in major museum collections all over the world. The focus of this lecture will examine their mixed media approach to both hand printed and digital imagery. This experience is precisely what invigorates their approach to their curriculum. They will present artist print and book projects that have captured their students' imagination and engaged them for installations and collaborative community works. At a time when the computer can produce three dimensional rendering, Frederick and Goldman will discuss the technical prowess of the computer as it relates to aspects of visiting artist residencies and student directed projects at within the university and among the community at large.

Drawing on examples of artists who employ narrative navigation in digital printmaking and digital bookmaking, they will also explore how visual technology is altering the terrain of modern thought and contemporary art. Gropius announced in the first Bauhaus exhibition Art, technology, a new unity.=94 With the new qualities of printmaking feeding into and from video, animation and sculpture, an open-ended field of visual possibilities exists that would delight the father of modernity. Frederick and Goldman will review printmaking in=20
terms of its early 20th century explorers and contemporary players and the ways that they are accustomed to using images for qualities of flexibility and multiplicity whether hand made or electronic.



Helen C. Frederick founded Pyramid Atlantic in 1981 and has played an essential role in its development as an international arts center ever since. Frederick has won international acclaim as a paper, print, and mixed media artist, and received the 2000 Governor's Award in the State of Maryland for excellence in the arts. Her work has been exhibited around the world and is in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Museum of American Art, the National Gallery of Art, The Fogg Museum, and the National Museum in Stockholm, Sweden, among others. In addition to her role at Pyramid, Frederick is Associate Professor of Art at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. She earned her BFA and MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI.

Featured in the collections of the Whitney Museum of Art,
New York; National Gallery of Art, National Museum of American Art, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; the Kanagawa Prefecture Museum, Yokohama, Japan; the Municipal Museum, Oslo, Norway; and numerous embassies, public and private collections throughout the world.

BFA, Illustration and MFA, Painting/Printmaking,
Rhode Island School of Design


Susan Goldman received her MFA in Printmaking from Arizona State University, Tempe, and her BFA in Printmaking from Indiana University, Bloomington in 1981. From 1991 through 2000 she was Special Projects Coordinator and Master Printer at Pyramid Atlantic, Center for Handpapermaking, Printmaking and the Art of the Book, in Riverdale, MD. She was the coordinator for Pyramid Atlantic's Sixth Book Arts Fair 1999(1997,1995), a biannual event, held at the Corcoran Museum of Art.

2004 / 1997 selected exhibitions include:
• Monotypes, 5+5 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
• 4th International Print Triennale 2003, Cairo, Egypt
• History As Muse, Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, Frederick, MD.
• Vessels, Alex Gallery, Washington, DC.
• Masters of the Print, International Print Show, 416 West Gallery, Denison, TX.
• Pushing Paper, Prints & Artists Books from Pyramid Atlantic, Hand Workshop Art Center, Richmond, VA.
• In Praise of Paper, An Exhibit of American and Vietnamese Artists, Hanoi College of Fine Arts, Hanoi, Vietnam
• Crossing over Consortium Exhibition, Swedish-American Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.;
• Print Odyssey 2000, Towson University, Towson, MD.
• Contemporary Collaborations - The Artist and the Master Printer, Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA.

• Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
• DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities;
• Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH.
• The Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, DC.
• Rutgers Archives for Printmaking Studios at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ.
• K.P.M.G. Consulting, Washington, DC.
• AT&T, Alexandria, VA.
• Westinghouse, Chicago, IL.
• Amnesty International, Washington, DC;
• Champion International Paper, Philadelphia, PA.