Faculty Emeriti Win SCGI Awards

May 02, 2016

Christy Wyckoff receiving SGCI Excellence in Teaching Award. photo: Deann Orr

The biggest congratulations to faculty emeriti Tom Prochaska and Christy Wyckoff who each received the SGCI Excellence in Teaching Printmaking Award when the annual conference was held in Portland in April. Both Matthew Letzelter, Chair of the MFA in Print Media and Abra Ancliffe, lead faculty Printmaking, presented at the occasion. 

PNCA's printmaking studio has long been a collaborative and welcoming home for an expanded printmaking community. It frequently welcomes international artists and master printers from all over the country who come to collaborate on editions. Wyckoff and Prochaska are just two of the talented professors and instructors who work to bring this printmaking community together while helping young printmakers to explore and challenge themselves and the outer boundaries of printmaking in an incredibly supportive atmosphere.

After completing graduate school at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, a short teaching assignment at the University of Georgia, time living and working in Switzerland as an edition printer and serving at the Chair of Wesleyan College’s Art Department for 3 years, Tom Prochaska moved to Oregon in 1978. Since then, Tom has co-founded 2 cooperative print studios in Portland: Inkling Studio (1980) and Atelier Mars (1990) and through these studios has worked as a collaborative and fine art printer. His present gallery affiliations are Froelick Gallery (Portland, OR) and Triangle Gallery (San Francisco, CA). In 1996 Tom received the last western states NEA grant in painting. His prints and paintings are in the collections of the High Museum of Art (Atlanta, GA), the Tacoma Art Museum, the Portland Art Museum and the New York Public Library.

Christy Wyckoff retired in 2012 as Professor Emeritus from his position as Chair of the Printmaking Department of the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland where he taught for 33 years. He completed undergraduate studies at the University of Oregon and an MFA in printmaking from the University of Washington. Wyckoff has shown his work nationally and internationally and is represented in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Public Library, the Portland Art Museum, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, and the Museu da Gravura Cidade de Curitiba, Brazil, among others. Wyckoff works in printmaking, drawing, painting and photography.

 Photo credit: Deann Orr