JoAnn Boehmer began to explore the intersection of drawing, painting, photography and installation while she earned an M.F.A. at Arizona State University. Boehmer has taught at Linfield College in Oregon, Youngstown State University in Ohio, and Iowa State University. Currently she lives and maintains a studio in the old administrative headquarters of the Doboy Grain Elevator in Ames, Iowa. She is a member of the artist collaborative BOKA with April Katz.
April Katz will be forever grateful for the bite of the printmaking bug that she first experienced through Tom Majeski at the University of Omaha, Nebraska while she was teaching high school art. It changed her life. She left and earned an M.F.A. at Arizona State University in 1988. She and JoAnn Boehmer now live and maintain a studio in the old administrative headquarters of the Doboy Grain Elevator in Ames, Iowa. April is a professor at Iowa State University where she organizes the Annual International Postcard Print Exchange. She regularly presents research papers related to her studio work and research at national and international conferences. From 2004-2006 she was president of the Southern Graphics Council.
Katz's prints have been exhibited throughout the US and are in numerous collections including the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University; and the Corocoran Gallery, Washington, D.C.