Prints Penn’s Woods Printmakers on display at museum



Prints by members of Penn’s Woods Printmakers, based in Chambersburg, Pa., are currently on display in the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts’ glass hallway gallery.

Earlier this month, the Printmakers held a demonstration on the process of hand-pull printmaking at the museum. The demonstration, as well as the display, are inspired by our special exhibition, “From the Pages of PAN: Art Nouveau 1895-1900.”

The 21 prints will be on display through December 28.

The group’s goal is to create original works of art that are created by the artist with an original plate run through a small press or hand-printed, one at a time, on high-quality art paper, striving for high standards of creativity and technical excellence.

The group creates original prints with many techniques: both soft and hard-ground etchings and aquatints, as well as relief prints (woodcuts and linocuts), monotypes, and collagraph. Subject matter includes landscape, still life, figure, and abstraction. The group worked for many years in the studios of the Wilson College Art Department, with the assistance of art professor Bob Dickson, and is now working in both individual studios and group activities.

Penn’s Woods Printmakers originated in 1997, under the late Shippensburg University Professor William Davis. Davis offered members of the Franklin County Art Alliance the opportunity to work in the University’s printmaking and sculpture studios – two areas where most artists have no facilities in which to work. With retirement approaching, Professor Davis handed off the group – then focused entirely on printmaking – to Sue Frotscher, who has continued to serve as an inspiration and mentor.

PWP members include:
Lynda Beckwith, Mercersburg, Pennsylvania
Dawn Burgoon, Greencastle, Pennsylvania
Anne Finucane, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Sarah Frotscher, Newburg, Pennsylvania
Ethel Heckman, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
Dee Henry, McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania
Mary Kallio, Mercersburg, Pennsylvania
Brandii Kligge, Newburg, Pennsylvania
Chris Mcdonel, Walnut Bottom, Pennsylvania
Garnet Yeager, Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
Marti Yeager, Fayetteville, Pennsylvania

Some prints on display are for sale directly through Penn’s Woods Printmakers. For a complete list, click here:

To purchase prints, contact Anne Finucane at or 717-816-7568.