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Susan Goldman | Director Printmaking Legacy Project ®


She is Founding Director of Printmaking Legacy Project ®, a non-profit dedicated to the documentation, preservation and conservation of printmaking practice and history. Susan Goldman, is also Director Owner of Lily Press ® in Rockville, Maryland, Her collaborative print projects include artists: Jo Baer, Elizabeth Catlett, Enrique Chagoya, Sheila Crider, William Dunlap,Victor Ekpuk, Sam Gilliam, Sujata Gopalan, Michael Gross, Ellen Hill, Gina Lewis, Karen Kunc, Annette Lerner, Linn Meyers, EJ Montgomery, Jake Muirhead, Miriam Morsel Nathan, Rudy Pozzatti, Wendy Ross, Preston Sampson, Eve Stockton, Renee’ Stout, Patricia Underwood, Sharon Wolpoff, and William Wiley. Goldman received a National Endowment for the Arts Grant 2011-12, as producer and director of Midwest Matrix ®, an hour-long documentary videotape/DVD on the fine art printmaking tradition of the American Midwest. Goldman exhibits nationally and internationally and her work is in private and public collections worldwide.

Selected Collections include: Abu Dhabi Nations Towers St. Regis, United Arab Emirates; Anchor Press, Columbia College of Art, Chicago, IL; Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH; Hilton Worldwide, Headquarters, McLean, VA University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA; Cincinnati Art Museum; International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC KPMGLLP, Washington, DC; Kyoto City Museum of Arts, Kyoto, Japan; Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Rutgers Archives for Brodsky Printmaking Studios at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ; Smithsonian American Art Museum,Washington, DC; Turner Print Museum, California State University Chico.



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Claude Elliott |  Director Development  Printmaking Legacy Project ®

Prior to moving to Washington, DC Claude L Elliott was the Arts Program Officer with the Rhode Island Foundationwhere he managed a fund for the creation of new works and fellowships for visual artists, writers, and music composers.  Under his leadership the Expansion Arts Program was restructured to provide both technical assistance and grants to strengthen the capacity of culturally diverse organizations.  As Assistant Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Museum he organized the exhibition Pressing On: The Graphic Art of Wilmer Jenningswhich traveled to Clark Atlanta University in 2001.

In 2006 he moved to Washington, DC as Deputy Director of the dance company Step Afrika! Since retiring in 2013 he continues to consult with visual and performing artists.   In 2017 he juried an exhibition at the Hill Center in D.C. and in 2015 he curated Robert Dilworth: Memories of Inhabited Spaces at Rhode Island College, Providence, RI.  He has served on review panels for the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County and the National Endowment for the Arts. Elliott is a 2018 recipient of the DCCAH curatorial grant.

Elliotthas a Master of Arts in Art History from the University of Mississippi, Master of Human Services Management from Brandeis University and Master of Social Work from Clark Atlanta University.  He has had internships at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Library of Congress and National Gallery of Art.




Erwin Thamm | Media Guru Printmaking Legacy Project ®

Erwin W. Thamm is an artist, printmaker, photographer and video editor. Born to a career military non-commissioned officer and his wife, Thamm traveled the world attending military sponsored schools until he settled back in the Washington D.C. area. The ethnicities he experienced filled his ideals with a balanced attitude that has served him well. Thamm became a professional photographer in 1996 while helping educate his two children with a full-time job selling auto parts. He became a member of the National Press Club in 2006. After putting his children through school he entered George Mason University in 2005 to further his education in photography.

Printmaking became his decided artist practice with its uses of alternate processes mixed within photography and drawing. Thamm has printed with Lily Press and Navigation Press, working with many prominent American artists such as William Wiley, Renee Stout and Michael Gross. He is currently the Assistant Manager of Digital Arts at George Mason University and is the Co-founder of the GMU Printmakers Guild. Thamm was a recent artistic contributor to Honor Flight, bringing WWII veterans to their memorial.

Board of Directors
Angela Adams, Director, Arlington Public Art, Arlington, VA
Anita E. Jung, Professor, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Barbara Kerne, Professor Emerita, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD
Julia Langley, Professor, Georgetown University, Director, Arts & Humanities Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Washington, DC
Patrica C. Underwood, Artist, Castleton, VA

Advisory Committee
Scip Barnhardt, Professor of Printmaking, American University, Washington, DC
Kevin Bowman, Professor of Printmaking, Montgomery College, Silver Spring, MD
Amelia Hankin Cashin, Professor of Printmaking, American University, Washington, DC
Matthew T. McLaughlin, Professor of Printmaking, University of Maryland, College Park
Keira Hart Mendoza, Director, Uprooted Dance, Bethesda, MD
Steven Munoz, Director, Lee Arts Center, Arlington, VA
Britta J. Peterson, MFA, Director of Dance Program, American University, Washington, DC
Nancy Sausser, Director, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA
Eve Stockton, Artist, Alexandria, VA
Sharon Wolpoff, Artist, Kensington, MD


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