About Zanatta Editions
Joe Zanatta Renee Stout
Renee Stout works on a monotype in a 2012 session at Hand Graphics in Santa Fe as Joe Zanatta looks on.
Joe Zanatta Douglas Bourgeois
Joe Zanatta and Douglas Bourgeois inspect the full edition of the 2015 release “Flambeau” in Bourgeois’ studio.
Barb Zanatta watches as Renee Stout creates the colophon page for the "Ghosts" portfolio of monotypes during a session at Hand Graphics in Santa Fe.

Zanatta Editions is a private dealer and publisher of fine art prints based in the metropolitan Kansas City area. Zanatta Editions/Joe Zanatta Contemporary Art offers important editioned and unique works of art by a select group of historically significant American artists from the late 20th Century to the present.

During the past twenty-five years, Zanatta Editions has collaborated with nationally-recognized artists to release over one hundred editioned works of art (prints, photographs and sculpture) and to produce an additional two hundred monotypes and uniquely painted prints. Joe Zanatta Contemporary Art represents some of those same artists and several additional artists with offerings of unique works on paper as well as prints.

Zanatta Editions develops projects with artists who have found unique voices in contemporary art, reflecting distinct ethnic, cultural and geographic backgrounds. The primary goal of projects has always been to assist artists in creating something “special” – an editioned work of art that merits a place in public institutions as well as in private collections. The first print release (undertaken as an “experiment” by an otherwise “book” publishing entity of Joe and Barb Zanatta) was Jaune Quick-To-See Smith’s 1996 “Survival” suite of four lithographs; it set a high bar for creativity, quality and significance. Subsequent projects with William Christenberry, Renée Stout, Neal Ambrose-Smith, Jacqueline Bishop, Emmi Whitehorse, Douglas Bourgeois, Karsten Creightney and others have created works of quality and importance.

As a publisher that does not operate its own printing facility, Zanatta Editions utilizes contract printers and fabricators who are masters of their crafts and whose expertise best fits the ideas each artist brings to a project. Printers Maurice Sanchez at New York City’s Derriere L’Etole Studios, Michael Costello at Santa Fe’s Hand Graphics, Michael Sims of Lawrence Lithography Workshop in Kansas City and John Hans of Dolphin Archival Printing are among those who have consistently delivered the highest quality works in creative collaboration with Zanatta Edition artists.

Works from Zanatta Editions are now in the permanent collections of fifty-plus museums in over half of the states, and in prestigious private collections throughout the U.S. and in Europe. The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, holds the Zanatta Editions Archives, which includes one impression of each editioned work, samples of monotypes and uniquely painted prints, and project proofs.

Joe Barb Zanatta
Barb and Joe Zanatta in New Mexico. Four artists who work with Zanatta Editions reside in New Mexico -- Karsten Creightney, Neal Ambrose-Smith, Jaune Quick-To-See Smith and Emmi Whitehorse. Additionally, Michael Costello of Hand Graphics Workshop in Santa Fe has printed many of the print projects from the past decade.
Joe Zanatta Jacqueline Bishop
Jacqueline Bishop and Joe Zanatta compare a 2015 monotype with its ghost impression in Bishop’s studio.
Karsten Creightney and Joe Zanatta inspect a “Roadside Gambler” proof.
Barb Zanatta and Jacqueline Bishop visit the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art during one of the artist's visits to Kansas City.
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