Highpoint Center for Printmaking

Mission Statement

Highpoint is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the art of printmaking. Its goals are to provide educational programs, community access, and collaborative publishing opportunities to engage the community and increase the appreciation and understanding of the printmaking arts.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments In 2019 Highpoint Center for Printmaking (HP) made an impact through each of our four major programs: education and community, professional studio (Highpoint Editions), artist cooperative, and gallery exhibitions. HP’s Education Programs served 7550 people of all ages through in person and onsite workshops with high quality art supplies. HP also hosted three Free Ink Day events. These events are free and open to all in the community. Finally, HP successfully collaborated with over 60 partner organizations. HP's professional studio, Highpoint Editions, collaborated with five established artists including Jim Hodges, Dyani White Hawk, Brad Kahlhamer, Andrea Carlson, and Njideka Akunili Crosby. HP's Artist Cooperative served 60 artists including three Jerome and two McKnight Fellows. These artists used the co-op to create work featured in two cooperative print exhibitions, one Jerome Emerging Printmakers exhibition, and one McKnight Printmaking Fellowship exhibition. HP's Gallery hosted eleven exhibitions and public receptions including an exhibition featuring Native American printmakers from Minnesota. Prints from HP were featured in off-site exhibitions at Harvard and the University of Alabama.
Current Goals In 2020 Highpoint Center for Printmaking (HP) aims to accomplish the following goals in each of our four major program areas: education and community, professional studio (Highpoint Editions), artist cooperative, and gallery exhibitions. HP’s Education and Community programs will serve 5,000 people of all ages (depending on Federal & State regulations for safe Covid-19 protocols) through in person and onsite workshops. HP will also host three Free Ink Day events. These events are free and open to all in the community. Finally, HP’s Education and Community programming will successfully collaborate with 45 partner organizations. HP's professional studio, Highpoint Editions, will collaborate with five artists including Julie Mehretu, Julie Buffalohead, Brad Kahlhamer, Delita Martin, and Njideka Akunili Crosby. HP's Artist Cooperative will serve 60 artists, including three Jerome Emerging Printmakers and two McKnight Printmaking Fellows. These artists will use the co-op to create work featured in two cooperative print exhibitions, one Jerome Emerging Printmakers exhibition, and one McKnight Printmaking Fellowship exhibition. HP's Gallery program will host 6 exhibitions and public receptions (depending on Federal & State regulations for safe Covid-19 protocols) including an exhibition featuring the work of Cuban Printmakers (took place Feb. 28, 2020).
Community or Constituency Served Highpoint Center for Printmaking is located in the Lynlake neighborhood of South Minneapolis. Our facility is always free and open to the public. Our programming (listed below) serves artist, students, and the general public in our direct community, across Minnesota, and around the world. HIGHPOINT CENTER FOR PRINTMAKING PROVIDES THE FOLLOWING OPPORTUNITIES: Educational & Community Programs in printmaking for all ages and backgrounds. A Printshop Cooperative which provides access for local artists to create exhibit and sell their work in a supportive workshop environment. A Visiting Artists Program—local, national and international in scope—through which invited artists create original prints under the guidance and support of a Master Printer. A Gallery that enables visitors to view exhibitions of local, national, and international prints. Most work is offered for sale to the public.
Geographic Area Served Highpoint Center for Printmaking is located in the Lynlake neighborhood of South Minneapolis. Through our various programming we serve students, artists, and general community members in the Minneapolis, St. Paul, and surrounding suburbs.

Reports & Finances

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Major Program Expenses
Educational Program:
$251,844
Artist Cooperative:
$197,878
Visiting Artist Program:
$359,777
3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services
$891,865
81.4%
Management
$202,761
18.5%
Fundraising
$1,360
0.1%
Unrestricted Net Assets
End of Year:
Beginning of Year:
Difference:
2018
$2,703,023
$2,694,548
$8,475
2017
$2,694,548
$2,698,594
($4,046)
2016
$2,698,594
$2,567,138
$131,456

Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 06/17/2020

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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Address:
912 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Phone: 612-871-1326

General Information

Alternative Name: Highpoint, Highpoint Printmaking, HP
EIN: 41-1977650
Principal Staff: Carla McGrath
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 7
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 10,000
Ruling Year: 2001

Board

Board Chair: Colleen Carey
Number of Board Members: 11
Board Meetings with Quorum: 7
Average Member Attendance: 7.9

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