ELIZABETH F. SPUNGEN, Executive Director
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Liz Spungen has been the Executive Director of The Print Center in Philadelphia since 2006. She received both a BA and MA in the History of Art from the University of Pennsylvania and has spent her entire career working with the visual arts in Philadelphia. Her tenure at The Print Center has been marked by programmatic and administrative accomplishments. She has developed numerous major individual and institutional gifts, among them the largest gift ever received by The Print Center naming the Jensen Bryan Curatorial Chair, as well as awards from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, William Penn Foundation, Pew Center for Arts and Heritage and the National Endowment for the Arts. She has established fiscal and personnel stability for the organization, expanded the size of the staff, developed a publication program, improved the facility and re-established The Print Center’s position as an artist’s advocate. She often serves as a panelist, guest juror and visiting critic for regional and national organizations, government agencies and universities. Her curatorial efforts have included Black Pulse: Doug + Mike Starn, 2007; Nakazora: space between sky and earth: Masao Yamamoto, 2008; Silver Mine: Robert Asman, 2011-2012; Matt Neff: Second Sight, 2014; and Victoria Burge: Penumbra, September 2016. Recent publications include The Picture that Remains by Will Brown and Thomas Devaney, 2013, and To See God Not the Devil’s Insides by Doug and Mike Starn, 2007.
JOHN CAPERTON, Jensen Bryan Curator
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John Caperton has curated more than forty exhibitions for The Print Center since 2007, which have included the work of Edna Andrade, Jennifer Bornstein, Lucas Foglia, Katie Grinnan, Demetrius Oliver, Justine Kurland, Gabriel Martinez, Hirsch Perlman, Emma Wilcox and Bill Walton. Recent publications include Emma Wilcox: Where it Falls, Edna Andrade: Color Motion. He was on the curatorial team and in the publication of Philagrafika 2010: The Graphic Unconscious, a citywide contemporary art festival. Caperton oversees a number of The Print Center’s public programs, including its Artists-in-Schools Program, which places teaching artists in classrooms in Philadelphia public high schools. He moderated the keynote panel for the 2010 Southern Graphics Conference and participated in the Curatorial Intensive program of Independent Curators International. Caperton received his BA in Art History at the University of Chicago and was the Exhibitions Coordinator at Locks Gallery, Philadelphia where he organized exhibitions with artists Virgil Marti, Polly Apfelbaum, Thomas Chimes, Eileen Neff and Clare Rojas. He has also held positions at the Association for Public Art, Philadelphia and the Anderson Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA as well as guest curating exhibitions in Philadelphia.
MICHELE BREGANDE, Communications & Special Events Manager
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Michele Bregande joined The Print Center staff in June 2016. After earning her BFA from Moore College of Art & Design in textile design with an emphasis in printmaking, she started at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) as an Apprentice. She was subsequently hired and served as Project Manager, Master Printer and Apprentice Coordinator. Bregande went on to work as a Project Manager and Production Artist with a firm that created audio-visual presentations for business, and held positions at the International House Philadelphia, the Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design and the Philadelphia Theatre Company. She then returned to The Fabric Workshop and Museum to serve as Assistant to the Directors – Public Relations for over six years, where she hosted the Museum’s first press preview for Sarah Sze at The Fabric Workshop and Museum, 2013. Bregande’s textile and print works were shown in the FWM’s exhibition Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit, 2015.
JACQUI EVANS, Sales & Program Manager
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Jacqui Evans has been with The Print Center full-time since February 2014, serving as Assistant to the Director for two years before being promoted to Sales & Program Manager in 2016. For a year prior to her Assistant to the Director role, she was a part-time Administrative Assistant, and also served as a post BFA intern with The Print Center. She was the Print Shop Technician at Drexel University in 2013. Evans has been an Apprentice at The Fabric Workshop and Museum and a Fob Holder Program at Second State Press, where she is a member. She was an intern at Philadelphia’s Space 1026 and the Philadelphia Print Shop. She holds a BFA in Printmaking from Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, CT.
MIKAELA HAWK, Assistant to the Director
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Mikaela Hawk took up the post of Assistant to the Director in May 2016, following a successful internship in the fall of 2015 and three months as a part-time Administrative Assistant. She received a BFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA in 2015, which included studies in Hong Kong and Provence, France. Hawk has exhibited her photographic works in Lacoste, France; Philadelphia, PA and Savannah, GA and served as a volunteer at the Society of Photographic Education’s 2015 national conference.
ELIZABETH PULCINELLA, Program Coordinator, Artists-in-Schools Program
Beth has been the Artists-in-Schools Program Coordinator since 2014. She has a MA in Art Education from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia and a BFA in Crafts from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia. In 2015 Beth earned her Instructional Art Teacher Certification from the state of Pennsylvania. In addition to being a practicing, exhibiting artist, she has worked extensively as an artist-educator. Her deep experience includes teaching for Spiral Q Puppet Theater, where she was integral in the creation of an multi-faceted art education program, the Community Partners Program at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Mural Arts Program’s Big Picture after-school program, the Art Center at Southwest Community Enrichment Center, the Attic Youth Center and for The Print Center’s Artist-in-Schools Program. Beth developed a visual arts program at the Attic Youth Center where she served as Program Specialist, for Attic Graffix a youth led Silkscreen Project. In collaboration with Quan Blanche Beth created community print resources at Reclaim Print Shop and with funding from a Leeway Foundation Artist in Change Grant developed a free screen print program for middle school and high school students. Beth traveled with Spiral Q Puppet Theater to South Africa where she met with the artists and technicians who ran a series of community print shops that played significant roles in the anti-Apartheid struggle. She is the recipient of both a Transformation and an Art in Change Grant from the Leeway Foundation, of a Spiral Q Puppet Theater Artist Activist Award and recipient of the 40th St. Artist in Resident.