As a source of inspiration and rejuvenation for artists, travel for printmakers often results in seeking out other community printshops around the world, bringing their unique and idiosyncratic ideas home and implementing the best ones here. This edition of SNAPline, N/E/S/W, gives readers a look at the amazing range and diversity of community-based printshops across the globe. Our contributors, now forever known as “special correspondents”, were given space and freedom to develop their inside look at printshops of their choosing. We are grateful to Penny, Ana, Shivangi, Kiona, and Madeline for bringing their curiosity and unique perspectives to all the participating printshops who allowed us the inside scoop into their beautiful spaces and communities. Our featured artist, Erica Vaskevicius, is a dedicated SNAP volunteer, workshop instructor, and a critical and generous member of our committees, events, and initiatives. The stunning images Erica produced through cyanotype and silkscreen processes evoke a sense of wonder, at the end of a difficult year. As we look toward 2021, a little worn out and weary to say the least, we can do so with a bit of hope and some world travel voyeurism by turning through the pages of this edition of SNAPline. Cover image: Erica Vaskevicius, NorthSTAR, Cyanotype and Screen Print, 10”×7”, 2020.– sf.
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