Friday Arts

The Brandywine Workshop




Produced by Karen Smyles

Founded in 1972 as the Brandywine Graphic Workshop, the organization remains committed to the creation, documentation and preservation of a legacy of culturally diverse American art and insuring the participation of multi-ethnic artists and audiences in the field of fine art printmaking and related media technologies. It moved from its first location at 1923 Brandywine Street in North Philadelphia’s Spring Garden section to the South of South Street community in the downtown section of South Philadelphia and began using the name Brandywine Workshop.

Brandywine Workshop and Archives provides a number of professional development opportunities for artists such as exhibitions, lectures, visiting artist residencies and inclusion in permanent collections where they have developed strong partnerships. The Workshop also mentors and trains high school and college students through its internship program, which develops skills in edition printmaking, video production and archival collections management.

History highlights include: hosting residences for more than 350 artists from the United States, Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, traveling exhibitions to more than 35 cities abroad and building one of the mostly important collections of contemporary, culturally diverse printmaking in America.

Friday Arts talks with Founder/President, Allan Edmunds about the role the organization has played in the past and what’s on the horizon. We also talk with Brazilian-born, mixed-media artist, Doris Nogueira-Rogers about her work and residency at Brandywine.


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Produced by Karen Smyles, Edited by Diamond Holland

Rick Snyderman, co-owner of the Snyderman-Works Galleries, provides a more in-depth look at the Brandywine Workshop and its importance to artists nation-wide. Gustavo Garcia, Printer, also shows us how the press operates.


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