Current members should expect to see renewal forms in the mail soon. If you’d like to join, please email Joanne Price: firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send information OR visit our membership page!
WEN membership benefits include the Block & Burin (WEN’s journal), published every Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter, featuring articles, events, news and announcements. One of the signature aspects of the group is a voluntary exchange of prints and related materials, dubbed a “Bundle Exchange” that is mailed with each journal.
Members also enjoy a discount on the juried WEN Triennial Exhibition, invitations to participate in print exchanges/projects and our week-long summer workshops. The Summer Workshops (more accurately described as a conference) are an annual highlight of the group, featuring activities that are part social, part educational and part dedicated work-time. An especially coveted feature of the workshop is the saturation in wood engraving among practicing artists and the free and open exchange of ideas, tips and tricks of the trade. WEN sponsors a guest artist who speaks to the group and participates in the activities. Last year, Wesley Bates was the guest artist.
WEN President, Joanne Price says: “I have learned more about wood engraving at the WEN workshops than I have anywhere else! And since most colleges and universities aren’t teaching the process it really is like going to school for most people who have taught themselves or taken a short weekend workshop in wood engraving. Seasoned engravers are always sure to see or hear something new.”