HELEN FREDERICK, 36-page catalog featuring one-woman exhibitions DISSONANCE, Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, at Hollins University and HUNGRY GHOSTS, Hunt Gallery, Mary Baldwin Gallery, published 2012.

Pigment print, 42" x 42"


Kenkeleba Gallery, NY, NY
IN UNISON: Twenty Washington DC Artists. Featured prints produced in the School of Art, George Mason University printmaking studios, sponsored by Millennium Art Salon. The exhibition showcases diverse perspectives by veteran artists. Included professors Frederick, Kravitz, Crawford, Goldman and Endress from GMU.

"Armored for Monkey Horde"
Mixed Media Print
(collected by Capital One, Virginia)

McLean Center for the Arts, McLean, VA
FOUR PERSPECTIVES: Becoming MPA. Selected by Curator Andrea Pollan to exhibit three dimensional paper sculptures, titled “HUNGRY GHOSTS”.

SELECT, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington DC. Selected by curator Dennis O’Neil to show LOSS OF INNOCENCE, 2011, a 48” screenprint on artist-made paper.

Celebrating Six Years of Hillyer Arts, International Art and Artists, Washington DC, anniversary show featuring over 86 artists from the greater metropolitan area.


Invited by the Brooklyn Museum of Art Feminist Art Base to be included in their unique on-line artist registry of international artists.

May 8, 2012.
George Mason School of Art Alumni Pat Sargent and Professor Helen Frederick worked with the project ARTS, MILITARY AND HEALING to give military members and their families a chance to work side by side with art therapists, veteran artists and established artists. A week-long hand papermaking, writing and bookmaking workshop was held in the print and papermaking studios, from May 14-18 and offered a creative outlet to for veterans to express their wartime experiences. MFA artist Drew Mattot, Director of the Peace Paper Project, with Frederick, Sargent, student and community volunteers directed the workshop.

Smithsonian American Art Associates Program
Lecture: IDENTIFYING AND COLLECTING THE FINE PRINT. Presented a lecture in coordination with the major print exhibition “Multiplicity”, Smithsonian Museum of American Art, WDC.

SOFAlab (Science of Art Laboratory)
As a co-founder of SOFAlab, coordinated the presentation of two panels, one at GMU, another at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts Gallery, WDC that discussed the bridging of the healing arts, ecology, and social networking in the creation of art; and conversely examined how art influences scientific and clinical practice and pedagogies.
Wrote feature catalog essay for FLY ZONES by Iranian artist, Shahla Arbabi for her retrospective exhibition at the University of Maryland Gallery, College Park, MD

Created READING ROAD Studio in Silver Spring, a hand papermaking studio for the production of papermaking as an art form. In addition to serving as my studio, it offers master classes and collaborative sessions for 2-3 artists who want to explore the possibilities of using papermaking as a painterly and dimensional experience for their work.

Upcoming fall 2012 Lectures:

"Investigating Cultural Literacy"
by Helen Frederick regarding her trip to Sichuan, China, 2011

Watermarks Conference, Cleveland Ohio, October
Center for Paper and Book Arts, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois, November

The lecture will enable the viewing of two very different papemaking productions in the Sichuan area of China to briefly examine how hand papermaking provides an intersection of cultural values and economic development. The physical location and historical legacy in China all create the reason for plant materials to be transformed in sheets of paper in Jaijiang and Anhui, however the compelling paradoxes and mystery still reside as to why this art is so significant in a global world of electronic spectacle? Understanding the embodiment of a natural material and its prowess to be made into another transformed useful material by hand is a lesson in daily life, industry, art and science. An ages old tradition, the endurance of hand papermaking is also a hybrid of so many complex parts that only dedicated communities can sustain its legacy and effectiveness into usefulness into other parts of China and the world.