Margaret Simpson and Tom Druecker established Slugfest in the summer of 1996. Margaret Simpson has an MFA in Printmaking from Massachusetts College of Art. Tom Druecker has an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Texas in Austin. Both artists taught lithography at the University of Texas in Austin. They have received further training in lithography from the Tamarind Institute and in intaglio from Rutgers University and Crown Point Press. Their combined experience and expertise allows them to collaborate successfully with both novice and experienced artists.
The name Slugfest evolved from the term "art slugs", a tongue-in-cheek name we invented for ourselves and other printmakers in graduate school, referring to the relatively sluggish nature of the printmaking process.
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