Tandem Open House Dec 2014

As many of you are aware, Tandem benefits greatly from private support. Through the generosity of our private supporters, our press achieves the margin of excellence to continually provide cutting-edge programs and attract the finest printmakers. To this end we have the General Fund, which aids Tandem Press in its teaching, research and public service roles. In addition, Tandem, like all areas of the University, seeks graduate student support. To maintain and improve research and investment in graduate education and to provide opportunities for deserving students is critical. Graduate student support ensures that Tandem continues to attract the most talented students. This becomes particularly critical in view of decreasing state and federal money available for the support of graduate students.

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Other Giving Options

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Our Partners in Prints program offers an affordable way to begin or expand your art collection. For $1,000 a year, members receive an exclusive print and discounts on other purchases while knowing that they are supporting a program that directly serves the education of Tandem’s student assistants. Click here for more information.

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The Joseph Wilfer Visiting Artist Endowment Fund

Joseph Wilfer graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with an MFA. Following his graduation, he founded a paper mill and became director of the Madison Art Center. In 1980, he moved to New York City, and in 1981 he became director of publications at Pace Editions. In 1990, he joined the Advisory Board of Tandem Press. Following his death in June 1995, the Tandem Press Advisory Board decided to establish an endowment in his name, entitled the Joseph Wilfer Visiting Artist Endowment Fund.

Purpose of the Fund:
The funds will ensure that we can support the residencies of young artists at the Press.

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The William Weege Student Apprenticeship Endowment Fund

This fund was established to honor William Weege who founded Tandem Press. William Weege received his BA, MS, and MFA from the UW Madison. In 1970, he was appointed Director of an Experimental Printmaking Workshop, which was set up in Italy by the Smithsonian Institution, and the National Collection of Fine Arts to coincide with the Venice Biennale. In 1971, he joined the faculty of the Art Department and in the same year he founded Off Jones Road Press. In 1997, he founded Tandem Press.

Purpose of the Fund:
The funds ensure that we can continue to support talented students who want to apprentice at Tandem Press.

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For more information please contact:
Chelsea Lauing
Director of Development for Arts Initiatives
UW Foundation
608.347.1275
Chelsea.Lauing@supportuw.org