In partnership with Eureka! House, we have two talented Printers-in-Residence helping with Center for Artistic Activism projects: Willa Goettling and Mary Tremonte.

Goettling and Tremonte have been hard at work over the past weeks creating marvelous flags, bandanas, posters, flyers, and more for our Unstoppable Voters and Free the Vaccine for COVID 19 campaigns.

Willa Goettling (left) and Mary Tremonte (right)

Willa and Mary have been working overtime in a frenzy of collaboration; designing, problem-solving, printing, shipping–all with such good humor and creativity and flexibility. (We love them.)

Look at these beautiful things they’ve made!

They’ve had the support of a wonderful community of printmakers in the Hudson Valley, like Women’s Studio Workshop and Invisible Hand In Tivoli, NY, who lent their facilities and time to help bring some of these projects to life! 

They’ve also had the support of Eureka! House, the extraordinary new residency program in Kingston, NY led by our friend Sam Liebert. 

Willa Goettling is an artist and educator whose work investigates corporeality and ecology. Goettling received her MFA in Interdisciplinary Book & Paper from Columbia College Chicago (2019) and BA in Medical Anthropology & Global Health from the University of Washington (2016). While at Columbia, she worked as a Print Production Fellow on an offset press for the Journal of Artists’ Books and received an Albert P Weisman Award for her MFA thesis. She has worked at Spudnik Press Cooperative in Chicago and taught a variety of printmaking workshops at Columbia College Chicago. In addition to working as an in-house printer for the Center for Artistic Activism, she’s currently the Education Coordinator at Dieu Donné Paper Mill & teaches self-publishing workshops through Ugly Duckling Presse. 

Mary Tremonte is an artist, educator, and DJ based in Pittsburgh. A member of Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, she works with printmaking in the expanded field, including printstallation, interactive silkscreen printing in public space, and wearable artist multiples such as badges and hankies. Formerly youth programs coordinator at The Andy Warhol Museum, she values art education as a means of youth empowerment and social change. 

Mary is co-organizer, with Vanessa Adams, of the Queer Ecology Hanky Project. Through her work she aims to create movement towards utopias and sustainable commons through pedagogy, collaboration, visual pleasure and serious fun.