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The American Print Alliance is a consortium of non-profit printmakers' councils in the United States and Canada, dedicated to educating the public about prints and related contemporary arts while providing resources to artists. The Alliance encourages and strengthens contemporary printmaking, papermaking and book arts, primarily by helping artists consider conceptual and theoretical issues to improve the quality of their work and by helping to present and explain their work to scholars (curators, collectors, critics.) and especially to the general public.

The Alliance was founded in March 1992 in Washington, DC, after more than a year of discussions among Dr. Carol Pulin, then Curator of Fine Prints at the Library of Congress, and leaders of several regional printmakers' groups, most actively Kenneth Kerslake of the Southern Graphics Council and Sam Peters of the Maryland Printmakers. They sought ways to increase prints' visibility and influence and recognized that by banding together they could realize projects that the separate councils could not individually support. Thus, our immediate constituency is the printmakers who are members of the dozen printmakers' groups that now comprise the Alliance. Our wider community includes all artists who work in the print media and "consumers" — from curators and critics to gallery owners and dealers, collectors and potential collectors, and, in its broadest sense, that portion of the entire population who are interested in the role of the arts in contemporary culture. The Alliance office moved in September 1996 to Peachtree City, Georgia.

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