The Landfall Institute of Graphic Arts is a joint educational program of Landfall Press in Santa Fe, N.M., in collaboration with the Kansas City Art Institute, offering six-month apprenticeships that conclude with a certificate in graphic processes.
The program provides hands-on training for printers and other artists in graphic processes such as lithography, etching, woodcut and digital printing. It prepares participants for professional application of the skills they acquire during their apprenticeship. A maximum of four apprentices will be accepted for participation at any one time.
Apprentices work directly with master printers Jack Lemon, founder and president of Landfall Press; Steven Campbell, director of Landfall Press; and a selection of invited artists.The Kansas City Art Institute and Jack Lemon - a KCAI alumnus - have long enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship. It began when Lemon enrolled as a student at KCAI and continued as he served on the KCAI faculty and ultimately became a benefactor and strong advocate for the college nationally and internationally. Landfall shares with KCAI a dedication to the education and training of artists through unique peer opportunities and advanced forms of support.
Landfall Press was founded in 1970 by Jack Lemon, a 1963 printmaking graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute. It is preeminent among a handful of atelier/publishers throughout the world. The environment of the printmaking workshop is collaborative and inventive for artists, printers and those in apprenticeship. Landfall has published more than 650 editions of prints to date, representing a wide variety of contemporary ideas and trends.
Major retrospective exhibitions of Landfall Press productions have been held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Art Institute of Chicago, among others. Artists published by Landfall include Christo, Philip Pearlstein, Robert Cottingham, Vernon Fisher, Terry Allen, Robert Arneson, Lesley Dill, Kara Walker and James Drake, to name only a few.
To be eligible for admission to the Landfall Institute of Graphic Arts, candidates must have a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent. Graduates of the Kansas City Art Institute are eligible to apply, as are artists from throughout the United States and around the world who meet the eligibility requirement of a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent. Acceptance into the program is at the sole discretion of Landfall Press.
To apply for an apprenticeship, candidates must provide the Landfall Institute with:
A completed application form, providing contact information (contact Landfall Press to request a form)
Proof of a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent
Three written recommendations from practicing artists within the field
A digital portfolio of current work
A statement of accomplishments and interest in the program
A resume or curriculum vitae
A personal interview with Landfall staff is also required, accompanied by a selection of original works. Skype interviews may be accepted, but telephone or written applications, by themselves, will not be sufficient for acceptance to an apprenticeship.
To submit an application, send materials to:
Landfall Institute of Graphic Arts
1589 San Mateo Lane
Santa Fe, N.M., 87505
The cost for a six-month apprenticeship is $9,600, payable to the Kansas City Art Institute. Estimated costs for room and board are $1,500 per month, and participants are expected to provide for their own accommodations as well as travel to and from Santa Fe. If a participant is called to active military duty during an apprenticeship or required to withdraw for health reasons, the participant may request a refund in writing to Landfall Press with appropriate documentation. If approved, the refund will be made on a pro-rata basis.
Candidates will pay the cost for the six-month apprenticeship in two installments: One half is due at the beginning of the first three-month period, and, if a candidate does not continue for the second three-month period, no additional payment will be made. At the end of the first three months of an apprenticeship, Landfall staff will conduct a review to determine the viability of the apprentice’s continuation in the program.
To request a brochure about the Landfall Institute of Graphic Arts, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Landfall Institute of Graphic Arts
1143 Siler Park Lane, Suite 107
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Download the student handbook for information about student services, degree requirements, the grading system, course reservations, academic appeals and academic standings.