• Selma Bortner (1926-2019), Over the Boarder, from Bomber Series, 2010. Collograph. 20 ¼ x 41 ¼ inches. Gift of the Artist in Honor of Bruce Katsiff, Director 1989-2012.


An innovative printmaker and beloved art professor at Bucks County Community College, Selma Bortner (1926-2019) drew upon folklore and myth to explore her own autobiography, current events, and social justice. Bortner’s prints confront challenging issues like domestic abuse, immigration, and international conflict head on with bold and colorful, graphic imagery that still resonates strongly today. To celebrate Bortner, who passed away in August 2019, this exhibition features some of the artist’s most iconic prints from her family and the Michener’s permanent collection.


The exhibition program in the Bette and Nelson Pfundt Gallery is presented by Vivian Banta and Robert Field.