Ron Pokrasso has been an exhibiting artist and printmaker for more than 35 years. He received his MFA degree from Pratt Institute in 1975 and has had over 40 solo exhibitions and more than 150 group shows. His work is in public, private, and corporate collections throughout the U.S. and abroad and is represented by numerous galleries nationwide as well as being featured in several books. For 11 years Pokrasso owned and directed Graphics Workshop (gifted to The College of Santa Fe in 1993). He is an originator of the printmaking event "Monothon" and has been an ardent supporter of arts programs for youth. His teaching experience includes universities, museums, public schools, and private workshops as well as Artist Residencies in the U.S., Scotland, Ireland, and Italy. In 2000 Ron Pokrasso received the Mayor's Recognition Award For Visual Arts citing his artistic and educational contribution to the city of Santa Fe. Pokrasso’s teaching style is energetic and upbeat as he balances technique with philosophical approaches to art making and a strong emphasis on composition. His passion for creating always comes across and is known to be instrumental in pushing students to break barriers. Pokrasso currently owns and operates Timberwick studios, an art making retreat in Santa Fe, NM. You can learn more about Ron, his art, and teaching venues by visiting his website, http://www.ronpokrasso.com.