Steven Daiber has worked with printmaking and artists books for more than thirty years. Living in rural Massachusetts for twenty-seven years on 12 acres of land has given Daiber a broad canvas to observe and engage with the landscape though sight specific book installations and the direct prints from natural objects.
His work as a book artist reflects the influence of annual trips to Cuba since 2001. During the Academic year of 2003-04 Steven and his family lived in Havana, Cuba for 10 months. While in Havana he had the opportunity to work in eight different print shops with a variety of Cuban artists. The books he creates in collaboration with Cuban artists tell their stories of the lived reality in Cuba in the 21st century.
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Jacqueline Hayden has been a professional artist since 1979 when she received her Masters of Fine Arts degree from Yale University. Ms. Hayden is Professor Emerita of Film and Photography at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. She has received numerous awards including a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship, a Massachusetts Cultural Council Individual Artist Fellowship, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Arts Award and a Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.
Hayden was a founding faculty member of Hampshire College’s study abroad program in Havana, Cuba. In January 2002 and 2003, she and her students completed the first digital photographic archive of the old city of Havana, Cuba as a community service project for the Office of the Historian. Spring semester 2012, Hayden with the support of a grant from the Graham Foundation began the Havana Archive Project with the Office of Plan Maestro in Havana, scanning glass plate negatives and archival prints creating a digitized archive for the Office of the Historian, http://sites.hampshire.edu/hap/ She was the faculty in residence for an academic semester in 2003, 2006, 2010 and 2012.
Her work has been shown in numerous museum exhibitions including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New Museum of Contemporary Art and the Alternative Museum in New York City NY, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield CT, Corcoran Gallery of Art and National Museum of American Art in Washington D.C., Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte NC, National Museum of Bellas Artes, National Museum of Decorative Arts, and the 10th Edition of the Havana Art Biennial in Havana, Cuba. She has been an artist in residence at the Banff Center for the Arts in Alberta, Canada and at the American Academy in Rome, Italy.