activities, workshops, boards




Co-Site Host 2014 Congress of IAPMA, international association of artist papermakers, Fabriano, Italy

Juror Premio Aquerello, Museo della Carta e della Filigrana, Fabriano, ITALY; also in 2012 and 2010


Panelist “The Art of Papermaking in Italy and the US”, Corcoran, Washington, DC


Presenter On the Road: Exploding Notion of Book Arts around the World”

8th International Symposium of the National School of Plastic Arts of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, MEXICO

Co-Director 5th National Collegiate Handmade Paper Triennial, a competition and traveling exhibition held at Rutgers University in 2011 and Corcoran College of Art + Design in 2012; Triennial co-founded by Sures in 1999; previous triennials in 2008,2005,2002,1999

Co-Curator “Veteran Made: Selections from the Combat Paper Project” exhibition at Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Co-Director Watermarking Master Symposium,Oregon College of Art and Craft,Portland, OR

Moderator, “Teaching and Learning Strategies in the Book Art Classroom” College Book Art Association national conference, Mills College, San Francisco, CA

Coordinator, “Paper, Print + Book Intensive” Museum of Paper and Watermark Studies Abroad course sponsored by Pyramid Atlantic and the Museum in Fabriano, ITALY; since 2003


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


Co-Director, Pulp Painting Master Symposium,Southwest School of Art & Craft, San Antonio, TX

Presenter, Pulp Painting Demonstration, Istanbul Museum of Graphic Arts, Istanbul,TURKEY

Curator and exhibition designer, “Music Bo(o)x” artist’s books and prints about jazz and blues, 87FLORIDA, Washington, DC

Invited Artist, “Paper in Motion” collaborative work with Carol Barton for Hand Papermaking Portfolio 2010, publisher Hand Papermaking, Washington, DC

Co-Author, The 2010 Pulp Painting Symposium in San Antonio, Winter issue of Hand Papermaking, Washington, DC


Panelist, Artists Talk On Art “Paper Power” at School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Demonstrator, New Paper, Old Land” 3meter x 4meter pulp painting demonstration at IAPMA International Paper Congress, Burnie, AUSTRALIA

Author, “Engraved in Wax and in Time: The Chiaroscuro Watermarks of Annarita Librari” Winter issue of Hand Papermaking, Washington, DC

Presenter, National Collegiate Handmade Paper Art Exhibition Triennial 10th Anniversary”lecture, Friends of Dard Hunter Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA


Documentary: Roberto Stelluti and Fabriano’s Paper documentary film on Fabriano native Stelluti and highlighting Sures’ contemporary paper art, by the Museum System of Ancona, ITALY


Presenter, Structural Integrity: The Design Foundation in a Collaborative Artist’s Book (DVD) interview of Lynn Sures and Rick Potts by Jeanne Drewes,
Architecture of the Book symposium, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Newfoundland, CANADA

Author, “VARIATIONS on the Dialectic between Mingus and Pithecanthropus erectus,” The Blue Notebook, Bristol, England Volume1 No.2, April 2007

Site Host, Washington, DC National Conference of FDH nat’l. Papermaking association

Curator, “Kyoko Ibe & Mark Lander: Indigenous Paper,” Gallery 31, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Curator, “Pushing Paper,” Corcoran students’ work at VisArts Gallery, Rockville, MD

Curator “Action/Interaction - Book/Arts,” Corcoran students’ work at Columbia College Chicago Center for Book & Paper Arts, Chicago, IL

Participant, Frogman’s Print and Paper Portfolio, University of South Dakota, Vermilion, SD

Co-curator “FDH Members Exhibition” Adams National Bank, Silver Spring, MD


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

Author, “An American Artist Abroad in Sri Lanka,” Umbrella, Volume 29, No. 2, June

Author, “VARIATIONS on the Dialectic between Mingus and Pithecanthropus erectus,”Bound and Lettered Journal, September

Participant, Bookmarks Part IV: Infiltrating the Library System, University of West England, Bristol, ENGLAND

Organized and led panel, “Paper in Contemporary Art” at National Conference of papermaking group, FDH, Chillicothe, OH


Demonstrator, “Paper Now-2005” symposium: demonstration of large-scale pulp painting; taught workshops—Kyoto Institute of Technology, JAPAN

Presenter, “Pulp Paintings” slide lecture IAPMA Conference, Banff, CANADA

Curator, “Pressing Issues” artist’s book exhibition at Corcoran Hemicycle Gallery

Presenter, “Hybrid: Handmade Paper and Screen Print” lecture for Southern Graphics Council National meeting in March, Washington, DC

Participant, “The Art of Pulp Painting” portfolio, Margaret Prentice and Paul Wong, Jurors; publisher Hand Papermaking, Washington, DC

Juror, “4th International Triennial” Center for Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

Presenter, “Pulp Painting” demonstration at Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, TX, for FDH Papermaking Conference

Participant “Tree Whispers,” evolving collaborative installation by Pam Paulsrud and Marilyn Sward


Lecture, “Living Papermaking in Italy”, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Silver Spring, MD

Gallery tour, “National Collegiate HMP Art Exhibition”,University of the Arts, Phila,PA

Director “Campi di Carta Hand Papermaking/Art Workshop, Sarteano, ITALY (& 2003, 2003, 2001)


Participant, “Innovative Printmaking on Handmade Paper” portfolio, Claire Van Vliet and Gail Deery, Jurors, publisher Hand Papermaking, Washington, DC

Presenter, “Pulp Paintings” slide lecture, Friends of Dard Hunter national papermaking Conference, Minneapolis, MN


Presenter, “Paper Garden”, 36th Smithsonian Folk Life Festival, Washington, DC, demonstration & collaboration with papermakers from Fabriano, Italy

Presenter, “Global Paper” lecture w/ Mina Takahashi and Gail Deery, for "Paper Trails...In Real Time!", American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY

Coordinator, Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair, Union Station, Washington, DC and

Co-curator, "Built by Hand: Book as Art” national juried exhibition, Eleven Eleven Sculpture Space, Washington, DC

Author, “Living Museums of Papermaking in Italy”, Summer and Winter issues of Hand Papermaking, Washington, DC

Author, “Il Bisonte International School of Graphic Arts, Florence, Italy”, Fall 2002, “Graphic Impressions”, Southern Graphics Council 2001 issue of “In Print”, Maryland Printmakers letter

Author, “The Cortona International Symposium: A Print Odyssey 2001”, December


Presenter, “Global Paper” Panel, Cortona (Italy) International Symposium: A Print Odyssey, sponsored by the University of GA

Presenter, “The Big Picture”, directing a giant (80”x300”) pulp painting project with 50 participants, Friends of Dard Hunter Conference, Dalton, MA.


Curator, “Trans-Substantia,” four-person exhibition of artist/papermakers works, at Greater Reston Arts Center, Reston, VA


Juror, Gum Tree Arts Festival, a gathering of artists and craftspeople from the Southeastern states held annually in Tupelo, MS

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2014 Museo della Carta e della Filigrana, Fabriano, ITALY, co-director and instructor for “Paper, Print, Book Intensive” co-sponsor: Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Silver Spring, MD (also 2008 - 2013)

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”



2010-present Board of North American World Craft Council

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

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

since 2008 - Member , College Book Art Association

since 2006 - Member, James Renwick Alliance

2003-2009 - Member, Washington Sculptors Group;

2003-2011 - Member, Washington Project for the Arts

Member, Southern Graphics Council International

1999 - Member College Art Association

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

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