The conference will be hosted by the good people at the James Pearson Duffy Department of Art at Wayne state University.
This year's 2014 Outstanding Printmaker Award goes to Ohio University professor of art, Mary Manusos, and it is much deserved. They have a mighty fine printmaking program at Ohio University.
Finally, I will put in a shameless plug while all of you are visiting Detroit, for everyone to make a pilgrimage to the Detroit Institute of Art. It is truly a great museum and one of its star attractions is their print and works on paper collection; with approximately 35,000 prints, drawings, photographs, watercolors, posters and artists books, stretching from the present day back to the 1500's. Given the city's financial woes and issues regarding their want to de-access the museum's collection, it might be a good time to see these treasures while you are in town.
Enjoy the conference, and may the ink continue to flow freely in our veins!