activities, workshops, boards

National and International Activity

2022    Artist talk Printed Through Time and Space, Sures’s installation, VisArts, Rockville, MD

in The Art of Paper Craft by Helen Hiebert, Sures’s installation Frasassi

Appointment, Research Associate,
Drawing, National Museum of Natural History since 2018

2021    Published by the Press at the Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe, NM La Mano
dell’Uomo/The Human Hand by Bruno Caruso, Handmade edition of 100 books by Tom Leech and Lynn Sures
(papermaking, printing, binding, translation)

Featured in ARTACTIONS, a special interview and gallery segment of Inter-Actions,
the interdisciplinary digital quarterly published by LILA Foundation for
Translocal Initiatives, INDIA and
for the EVOLUTION issue.

Presenter, “Recent Trends: Handmade Paper in the Arts” lecture at International
Symposium 20th CenturyWashi: Jugaku Bunshō—The Person and His
Work, Muko City, Kyoto, JAPAN       

Panel chair, “Working with Paper/Pulp in a Time of Change,” IAPMA Congress,
Toyota, JAPAN         

Author, “The Expansive Helen Frederick,” Hand Papermaking Magazine, Winter 2020-1

2020     President of North American Hand Papermakers, the national papermaking organization, since 2018

2019      Artist panel American University Museum at Katzen Center, Topographies of Life exhibition
              Paper Talk podcast, Lynn Sures interviewed by Helen Hiebert

2018      Appointment as Research Associate, National Museum of Natural History, WDC
              Anthropology Seminar Series lecture on SARF project, “Points of Convergence between
              Human Origins and Art,” National Museum of Natural History, WDC
              President of the national papermaking organization, Friends of Dard Hunter through 2020
              Artist Residency at Carriage House Paper, Brooklyn, NY

2017      Artist Research Residency at Olorgesailie, Kenya prehistoric research and excavation site

2016      Recipient of 2016 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship
              Lecture on personal art practice at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC
              Guest Editor, Winter 2016 Hand Papermaking Magazine, Italian Papermaking
              Panelist Georgetown University Own-It Women’s Leadership Summit Wash. DC 

2015      Artist Residency at Museu Molí Paperer de Capellades, Capellades, SPAIN
              Artist Residency at l’Accademia delle arti Cartarie, Fabriano, ITALY
              Lecture on personal art practice at the Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, SPAIN

2014      Author “Common Descent” Central Booking Magazine and Catalog, NYC
              Panelist “Art and Evolution: a Work in Progress”, Central Booking Gallery, NYC
              Convenor of 2014 Congress of IAPMA, International Association of Artists and Hand
              Papermakers, Fabriano, Italy

2013      Commission - 200 Broadsides for University of Chicago Performing Arts Center

2012      Director Watermarking Master Symposium,Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR
              Curator “Veteran Made: Selections from the Combat Paper Project” exhibition at
              Corcoran Gallery of  Art, Washington, DC
              Corcoran/Pittman resident artist, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

2011      Panel chair “Papermaking—Why We Don't Play Close to the Vest” and
              Demonstrator Sculptural Paper Pulp Spraying, at Southern Graphics
              Council annual meeting, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
               Panel chair “An Illustrated Guide to the Papermaker’s Universe” College Book Art
              Association annual meeting, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

2010      Director, Pulp Painting Master Symposium,Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX
              Presenter, Pulp Painting Demonstration, Istanbul Museum of Graphic Arts, TURKEY
              Artist Residency at Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

2009      Artist Residency at Dieu Donne Papermill, New York, NY

2008      Artist Residency at Hand Print Workshop International, Alexandria, VA

2006      American Artist Abroad, U.S. State Department Art In Embassies Program:
              slide lectures, workshops and artists studio visits in Colombo, SRI LANKA

2002      Presenter, “Paper Garden”, 36th Smithsonian Folk Life Festival, Washington,
              DC, pulp painting demonstrations



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2019      School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Tufts University), Boston, MA

Museo della Carta e della Filigrana, Fabriano, ITALY, co-director and instructor for “Paper, Print, Book” sponsored by the Museo della Carta e della Filigrana, Fabriano

2017      Papermaking and Pulp Painting workshop at Stables Gallery, Taos Center for the Arts, Taos, NM

2016      Penland School, Penland, NC “Large Scale and Sculptural Papermaking”

2015      Museu Molí Paperer de Capellades, Workshop, Capellades, SPAIN

2014      Washington University in St. Louis, Visiting Critic and Visiting Artist, St. Louis, MO

2013 Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN, workshop “The Sculptural Book”

2003-2013 University of the Arts, Philadelphia,PA, Visiting lecturer Book Arts MFA Program

2012 UNAM, Mexico City, workshop for students

2010 Isik University, Istanbul, TURKEY, workshop for students

IMOGA, Istanbul, TURKEY, workshop for graphic artists

2007 Penland School, Penland, NC “Sculpting with Handmade Paper” (also 2003)

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Riverdale, MD “Dimensional Paper” (also 2003, 2000, 1999, 1998 workshops in book arts)

Museo della Carta e della Filigrana, Fabriano, ITALY, coordinator and instructor for “Paper, Print, Book Intensive” sponsored by UArts, Philadelphia, PA

2006 University of Visual & Performing Arts, Colombo, SRI LANKA “Pulp Painting”

Museo della Carta e della Filigrana, Resident, Fabriano, ITALY

Pyramid Atlantic Summer Intensive, Silver Spring, MD “Pulp Painting”

2005 Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts, Chicago, IL, Visiting Artist in Residence and Graduate Coordinator, spring semester

Museo della Carta e della Filigrana, Fabriano, ITALY Workshops in papermaking sponsored by American Museum of Papermaking, Atlanta, GA (also 2004, 2003)

Kyoto Institute of Technology, Visiting Artist, Kyoto, JAPAN “Pulp Painting”

2004 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME “Sculpting with Handmade Paper”

Abbazia di Spineto “Campi di Carta—Papermaking in the Landscape”, Sarteano, ITALY (also 2003, 2002, 2001)

2003 Arrowmont School of Art & Craft, Gatlinburg, TN “Color, Paper, Action—Pulp Painting” (also 2000, 1994, 1991, 1989 papermaking workshops)

2002 Frogmans Print and Paper Workshops, University of SD, Vermillion, SD

Carriage House Paper, Brooklyn, NY “Flax Makes Books” (also 2001)

University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, Slide lecture and workshop

2001 North Country Studio Conference, Bennington College, VT “Paper into Books”

2000 Paper/Book Intensive, Oxbow, MI “Pulp Painting”

Il Bisonte International Graphics School, Florence, ITALY “Papermaking” lectures

1999 Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, TX “Pulp Painting”

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA “Pulp Painting”

Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA “Paper for Printmaking”

1996 Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA “Pulp Painting”



2023 Hand Papermaking Magazine Board of Directors

2018-2020 President of North American Hand Papermakers

1989-2010 - Member, Friends of Dard Hunter, National Papermakers Association

2010-present Board of North American World Craft Council

1999 to present - Member, International Artists and Papermakers Association, IAPMA

2008 - Member , College Book Art Association

Member since 2010, Southern Graphics Council International

2000-5 and Emeritus Board of Directors, Hand Papermaking Magazine

2000-2012 - Advisory Board, American Museum of Papermaking, Atlanta, GA

2003-6 - Advisory Board, Hunter Howell Fellowship in Papermaking

2006, 09, 10 - Member, Guild of Book Workers, National Association

2006 - Member, James Renwick Alliance

2003-2009 - Member, Washington Sculptors Group;

2003-2011 - Member, Washington Project for the Arts

1999 - Member College Art Association

1989-2010 - Member, Friends of Dard Hunter, National Papermakers Association

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