The Beaufort Chronicles is an original portfolio of fine art prints inspired by 300 years of Beaufort's history. In conjunction with the Beaufort Three-Century Project, the portfolio was created and researched by
The majority of prints were created by USCB students enrolled in both an advanced printmaking class and special topics Art History course during the fall semester 2009. We are grateful to USCB for recognizing the merit of this project and for their support that enabled us to integrate the project into our curriculum and for giving our students the opportunity to collaborate with one another and to consult the advice of prominent artists and distinguished scholars on the history of Beaufort. Time was of the essence; we had one semester to conduct the research and produce the prints, and therefore, we decided to limit the number of portfolio editions to 15. Each portfolio includes a screen-printed colophon, sixteen hand-pulled etchings of different images, and sixteen screen-printed texts that correspond to those images.
The cost of producing thirty-three separate editions was steep and we are especially grateful for the financial support we received from The Beaufort Three-Century Project. In gratitude we have offered our sponsors an original, limited edition of the portfolio. The remaining portfolios were distributed to the contributing artists and several have been reserved for auction to raise travel funds for the participants of The Beaufort Chronicles project.
Editors: Dr. Lisa Victoria Ciresi, Assistant Professor of Art History, USCB; Jonathon Goebel, Assistant Professor of Studio Art, USCB
Student Research Supervisor: Dr. Lisa Victoria Ciresi
Project Consultants: Dr. Lawrence S. Rowland, Historian and USCB Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Grace Cordial,
Project Sponsors: Beaufort Three-Century Project,