The IFPDA Foundation
The Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization established by the IFPDA in 2010 to educate the public and to provide grants to museums and nonprofit institutions for exhibitions, scholarly projects, and educational programs focused on fine prints. In addition to support from the IFPDA, the Foundation accepts financial contributions and organizes fundraising events aimed at forging a deeper understanding and appreciation of fine prints across the art historical spectrum.
The Foundation is proud to introduce the Patrons’ Circle, a new group whose generous contributions, along with annual funding from the International Fine Print Dealers Association, support the expansion of its Grants program. Nelson Blitz, Jr. and Catherine Woodard generously hosted a Cocktail Benefit event to celebrate the inauguration of the Patrons’ Circle on November 2, 2012. The 2013 Patrons' Circle Cocktail Benefit will be announced soon.
The Foundation is pleased to congratulate the Philadelphia Musuem of Art, the first recipient at the 2012 IFPDA Print Fair in New York. Sponsored by Champion & Partners, this prize will be awarded to one institution and provide up to $10,000 for the acquisition of one or more prints from any period at the Fair. In naming the prize, Champion & Partners has chosen to honor the artist, Richard Hamilton, as a tribute to the artist’s profound influence on their own appreciation of prints, and to acknowledge his impact on generations of printmakers. The 2012 prize is the first of three to be awarded annually.
To be eligible for consideration, museums must be primarily devoted to the exhibition of works of art, be open to the public, and be legally organized nonprofits or government entities. The application period for the 2012 Fair is now closed. Institutions who wish to be considered for the 2013 prize may make their request in writing to the IFPDA Foundation.
Board of Directors
Robert K. Newman
Tara K. Reddi
Michele T. Senecal