Keynote Address: Wednesday, April 4, 7 - 8 pm, Platinum Ballroom in Bally’s Hotel


Exhibition: “PROCESS AND INNOVATION: 20 YEARS OF PARTNERSHIPS IN PRINT,” 5th Street School Gallery, Las Vegas NV

Reception: Friday, April 6, 4 - 6 pm


Dennis B. O’Neil is founder of the non-profit collaborative screen print studio, Hand Print Workshop International, and Emeritus Professor of Art at the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, Columbian College of Arts & Sciences, George Washington University.

The Hand Print Workshop was founded in1983 in Alexandria, VA. In 1991 the workshop moved to Moscow during the final weeks of the Soviet Union and began operating as the Moscow Studio, the first and only Russian-American collaborative print making studio. That studio provided assistance and opportunity to a wide range of artists for the creation of prints with new water based technology and quality artists materials.


The workshop returned to the U.S. in 1997 as the Hand Print Workshop International (HPWI) and continues to support an active artist residency program locally and with artists from Russia, Ukraine and Georgia as well as Israel, Chile and Cuba. The workshop has published more than 300 prints and print related projects.

O’Neil is a leading force in redefining the nature and use of contemporary screen-printing. This adaptable medium continually transforms itself and its relationship to all other forms of image making. Many of the strategies in use at the studio were developed in Russia in a time of limited resources by improvisation and experimentation— influences that continue to drive the studio. “The hybrid techniques Dennis has taught and encouraged allow for a painterly approach to screen printing that create rich, mysterious and even wondrous effects that could not be achieved effectively in any other print medium. Under Dennis’s direction artists have been enabled to express powerful and provocative ideas about the contemporary condition.”

—Carmon Colangelo, Ralph J. Nagel Dean, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University St. Louis.”


Dennis received his BA from Muskingum College in 1969 and graduate studies in Printmaking at Ohio University, Athens, OH. 1969-70.