HPWI is known internationally for unique and innovative collaborative screenprints produced with leading artists, brought to the Workshop through our artist-in-residence program.
Membership: A great value with a small annual contribution of $100. 2002 markes the second year we have offered these benefits as a package and an exciting time to join this new program. Your membership fee is tax-deductable. Here are examples of what membership brings:
HPWI publishes small limited edition prints, available for $200, regardless of the cost or value of the artist's other works — a great deal, as well as a special incentive to join.
Only one of each print is available to individual members, while they last. Pre-publication offers for Friends at the beginning of each artist residency HPWI will make available to the Friends pre-publication offers (sight unseen) of a limited number of prints. A recent example — as a trial for our membership program — HPWI offered and sold four of William Christenberry's prints (at the beginning of his residency, before his print was begun) for $900 each. Five weeks later, after completion, the print sold very successfully for $2,100. It was an 'act of faith' rewarded, and important seed money for HPWI projects, benefitting everyone. HPWI prints range from $300 to $2,400.
Each resident artist will have an event in the D.C. area, giving the Friends a chance to share first-hand in their work and ideas. These VIP receptions involve a special presentation by the artist and will be well worth it.
In December 2000, HPWI organized the trip, 'An Insider's View Of Moscow & St. Petersburg' for 42 people from the US for the opening of the VIEW FROM HERE exhibition at the Tretyakov Gallery. Not only was the show was terrific, but extremely well attended. The group was also treated to studio visits, and a gala reception hosted by the American Ambassador at his residency. A unique Moscow experience and a big success.