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In 2016, Frogman’s made the big leap to Nebraska and the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where the Frogman took his first ever print class over 50 years ago. Frogman’s Print Workshops will be celebrating their thirty-seventh workshop this summer.

The Black Hills set an amazingly beautiful backdrop to the workshops, but by 1996, the workshops had outgrown the confines of the Hills and were moved to Beresford, South Dakota, home of Frogman’s Press & Gallery. The workshops would only spend two years based out of Beresford before moving to nearby Vermillion and the University of South Dakota.  Frogman’s would call USD home for nearly twenty years.

Frogman’s began humbly back in 1979 when Professor Lloyd Menard led five school teachers from Sioux City, Iowa to the Black Hills of South Dakota for a drawing class. Prints were first introduced in 1981 and the workshops evolved into the Black Hills Print Symposium which took place at various sites in Western South Dakota.

 

Jeremy Menard, Director

Jeremy Menard is especially proud of introducing new scholarships, increasing diversity, and leading Frogman’s, one of the largest printmaking intensive workshops in the world, to its highest enrollments. During his tenure, he has also curated over 120 exhibitions. Previously, Menard was the Director of University Art Galleries at the University of South Dakota, the Business Manager for print publisher Tandem Press, a consultant in the entertainment and media industries, and an analyst in the industrial manufacturing sector. Jeremy graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin at Madison earning Master of Arts and Master of Business Administration degrees. He also graduated with honors and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Iowa

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Howard Paine, Liaison to UNO

Associate Professor Howard Paine joined the University of Nebraska at Omaha last year as their Head of Printmaking.  He was formerly Chair of the Art Department and Head of Printmaking at the University of Southern Mississippi and he was an Associate Professor at the Memphis College of Art and the former Director of their Master of Fine Arts Program. He earned an MFA in Printmaking from Washington University in St. Louis, and a BA in Studio Art and American Studies from Grinnell College. He has been integrating digital imaging and traditional printmaking processes for 25 years. For the past several years his work has been concerned with the impact of technology on society, and most recently is focused on the interaction between biology and technology.  Howard has worked with the “Art of Science” for the last few years, a collaborative project between artists and researchers at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  He has participated in numerous residencies including the Vermont Studio Center and his work has been shown extensively.

Brandon Sanderson, Coordinator

A native of Kansas, Brandon Sanderson split his formative years between rural Kansas and Colorado Springs, Colorado. He holds a BS from Colorado State University-Pueblo in Printmaking and Computer Information Systems and an MFA In Printmaking from the University of South Dakota. From 2005 to 2008, he taught at College of the Sequoias and Bakersfield College in California. Since 2008, Sanderson has been at the University of North Carolina-Pembroke where he is now an Associate Professor of Art. He teaches multiple levels of drawing and all levels of printmaking, including intaglio, lithography, and woodcut.

In his time at UNCP, Brandon has organized four national printmaking exhibitions and brought in more than 30 visiting artists. He has also held 17 printmaking workshops at universities in a 11 states and participated in over 40 print exchanges. He has also participated in more than 200 exhibitions, including 50 international exhibitions.

Lloyd Menard, Founder

Lloyd Menard, Professor Emeritus, retired after thirty-three years at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion where he taught printmaking, papermaking and drawing. Menard has given over 70 workshops in prints and handmade paper throughout the United States and Europe. He originated Frogman’s Print Workshops in 1979 and Frogman’s Press & Gallery in 1994. The gallery, formerly based in Beresford, South Dakota; specialized in exhibiting the works of nationally and internationally known print educators. He curated over 70 exhibitions during the gallery’s run. Menard has collaborated with over 200 artists to create editions and prints both at Frogman’s Press & Gallery and at the University of South Dakota. His artwork has been shown in over 350 juried and invitational exhibitions and is part of over 450 university, college, corporate and museum collections. Menard received his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois and his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He has been honored with Mid-America Print Council’s Outstanding Printmaker Award, Southern Graphic Council’s Excellence in Teaching Printmaking Award, the College Art Association’s Distinguished Teaching of Art Award, the Burlington Northern Foundation’s Faculty Achievement Award, the South Dakota Governor’s Award for Excellence in Arts Education, and the University of Nebraska Omaha’s Alumnus of the Year Award.

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