NORWALK, CT—October 14. 2015
The Center for Contemporary Printmaking announces the selection of Robin Simon to serve on the organization’s Board of Directors. Robin Simon is a third generation artist who has worked in the fine art field for over 30 years. After receiving her BFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, (including a year of printmaking in Italy), Robin moved to NYC in 1981. Her first job was at The Alternative Museum in Tribeca where she immersed herself in the dynamic art scene unfolding in NYC. Robin became Director of Pindar Gallery in SoHo and enjoyed curating, installing, and representing a wonderful stable of arts. She was asked to assemble an art collection for Siemens Telecommunications and segued into purchasing art for corporations.
After moving to Bedford, New York in 2000, Robin became involved with The Katonah Museum of Art where she started Art Adventures, a hands-on art making/art appreciation program for students between the ages of 5-13. Robin also enjoyed acting as head docent trainer and assistant to the director, Susan Edwards on the exhibition, “Behind Closed Doors.”
Robin received her certificate in Appraisal Studies from NYU and works actively as an appraiser of contemporary art. She was recently asked to jury a show at Westchester Arts and is currently curating a second print/photo benefit for the Katonah Museum of Art. She is passionate about artists and the art-making process and is looking forward to her role as a new board member at CCP.
Comprised of nine members, the Center’s Board of Directors is responsible for guiding and supporting the non-profit’s mission to create original prints and to educate the community to a better understanding and appreciation of prints and the process of printmaking. “The Center is thrilled to add Robin to our Board of Directors. She adds an extraordinary skill set to the Board as an appraiser, printmaker and a well-respected member of the arts community in Connecticut and New York,” said Bill Frank, Chairman of the Board of Directors.
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The Center for Contemporary Printmaking (CCP) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the art of the print: intaglio, lithography, monotype, silkscreen, woodblock printing, paperworks, book arts, and digital arts. Housed in a 19th-century stone carriage house, this 5,000-square-foot historical landmark is located at 299 West Avenue in Mathews Park, in Norwalk, Connecticut. The CCP gallery and offices are open Tuesday – Sunday, 9 am – 5 pm. Closed Monday. The Grace Ross Shanley Gallery features acclaimed juried exhibitions throughout the year, and is handicapped accessible.
The CCP curriculum includes over 75 printmaking workshops per year. Artists who participate in the Artist-in-Residence Program have the opportunity to live and work in Helen Frankenthaler Printmaking Cottage close to the main building. Edition printing is offered by the CCP master printer and an associate printer on staff. For more information, please call 203-899-7999 or visit www.contemprints.org. The Center for Contemporary Printmaking is a member of the statewide Connecticut Art Trail, a partnership of 18 world-class museums and historic sites, www.arttrail.org. CCP receives ongoing support from the state of Connecticut and the National Endowment for the Arts. It is also a member of the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County, www.fcbuzz.org, the Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce, and more.