Sunday, September 27, 2009

Paintball Pop Art, Marilyn Monroe

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What it would be like if Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock collaborated with paintball guns...

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Lithography Exhibition in Pasadena

The Color Explosion: Nineteenth Century American Lithography from the Jay T. Last Collection
Oct. 17, 2009–Feb. 22, 2010
Boone Gallery

They will also have a couple of workshops on Saturdays where they will be teaching Litho, and the people taking the workshop will be making a couple of prints.
Printing workshop: Color Explosion Oct. 10 and 17 (Saturdays) 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
Join artist Melissa Manfull for a hands-on workshop in color lithography, from the history of this revolutionary printing technique to contemporary applications. Using non-toxic plate lithography and a small press, students will create two color lithographs using techniques practiced in historic stone lithography. A tour of the exhibition "The Color Explosion: Nineteenth-Century American Lithography from the Jay T. Last Collection” is included. Members: $145. Non-Members: $165. Registration: 626-405-2128.

Under the category of "It's a small world..." Melissa Manfull was a former BFA student in Printmaking at CSULB. If you peruse the earlier posts, you can see examples of her work from an exhibition she had recently in LA.
You can go here for more into.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

"Posters, Prints & Propaganda"

The screen-printed image above was made by Tony Ortega in 1990 at Self-Help Graphics, here in Los Angeles. Titled: La Frontera de Aztlan, it depicts a facet of Latino culture in LA, & combines political, religious & social messages together in one brightly wrapped package. This exhibition, features 70 prints, & runs until 10/31/2009.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Mt. San Antonio College Art Gallery

This exhibition features pgs. from various artists' sketchbooks, including those of one of my former students, Cassandra Simon. The show is currently open & runs until 10/15. For general info call: 909/594-5611, ext. 4328. Gallery hours are: T - Th, 11 - 2 PM. On Tues. it then opens again from 5 - 7:30 PM. Sat., 9/26 & 10/10, it will be open from 11 - 2 PM. The address is: 1100 North Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Eunkang Koh's Talk

Well it seems to me that you might not want to miss Eunkang Koh's talk this PM @ 5:00 in CSULB's FA-1 (Printmaking Lab), but in case you can't make it - she's giving a repeat performance tomorrow at Whittier College. That talk will be at 5:15 PM, in the Greenleaf Gallery. For more info on her exhibition at Whittier, go to their web-site:
We are so proud of Eunkang, as she's now the Head of the Printmaking Program @ the University of Nevada, Reno! She was born & grew up in Seoul, where she got her 1st degree in printmaking at the prestigious Hong-ik University, & we were lucky enough to have had her as a grad student @ CSULB. The etching I posted here is titled: "Slaughter," with watercolor, 12 x 12".

LA County Museum Conversations

The tickets for both of these talks are free, but you have to either phone or email to reserve them @ the box office. The phone # is: 323/857-6010 & the email address is:
FYI #1 - I'd call quickly, as they've been available since 9/1 & may be going fast.
FYI #2 - Both of these artists make prints, although in Kruger's case the term can be applied very loosely.

Filiz keeps her stone well hydrated!

The voice on this little video "speaking in tongues" is mine - I couldn't for the life of me figure out how to edit the sound out...sorry!
FYI: Filiz is printing this image for a 2010 calendar that the Black Dolphin printmakers (under Camilla's guidance) are working to put together.

Monday, September 14, 2009


The Bible Illuminated: R. Crumb's Book of Genesis
October 24 - February 7, 2010

For all of you in the History of Prints and Drawings....Who more interesting to write your paper about eh? Well I didn't Find any more info about the traveling show but I did stumble across Those bible illustrations we were talking about in class and they are pretty classically crumb I know I'm going to see this! There is also artist talks and what not going on in November be sure to check out the site!

<3 Melissa

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

2009 CSULB MFA Open Studios

What an impressively handsome gathering (if I do say so myself)! Hope that some of you got a chance to visit with Camilla T, Brian B, & Christian W, in their respective studios on Sunday & took a long hard look at their wonderful work. No? Well you're in luck - Camilla's having a show that opens this Sunday, 9/13 in the Dutzi Gallery from 5 - 7 PM @ CSULB. Brian B. & I are in an exhibition way up north in Aptos with the rather fusty title: "Printed." Now I don't really expect any of you to make that long trek, but I hope we can show Camilla some home town solidarity & appreciation. RS


Calender of Art Exhibitions at THE HUNTINGTON for Sept/ Oct 2009!

Artillery Magazine

This is "killer text on art" magazine includes large articles on printmaking

World of Washi Newsletter

Here is lovely Bonnie holding the World of Washi Newsletter and membership. This is a newsletter about Prints and Paper. Enjoy

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Etching Copper Sales

Copper was sold to students by Melissa(ME!!!) So bad news guys this copper is too soft to use for drypoint! I know I'm sad too! It looks the similiar but is much softer, so you must return to me and purchase industrial copper for your projects! SORRY :(

Sunday, September 6, 2009

"The World's Most Famous Painting" lives in Paris (where else?)

8.5 million souls visit this room at the Louvre every year, & last June, I felt like the majority of them had picked the same day I had to (once again!) try to see this work of Leonardo's. After pushing my way to the front of the teeming throng, I managed to snap this pix of the almost disinterested crowd who had made the pilgrimage to see the holiest of holies, the iconic "Mona Lisa." I for one, quite like what Oscar Wilde said about the painting: "The picture becomes more wonderful to us than it really is, & reveals to us a secret of which, in truth, it knows nothing."
Just last month Mona suffered yet another indignity (the 1st being her kidnapping, also in August - but way back in 1911) when a Russian woman, reputedly upset at not being awarded French citizenship, hurled her ceramic coffee mug at her. The terra-cotta vessel bounced off the thick bullet proof Plexiglas & predictably broke on the floor. In my mind's eye, the bored museum guards gave a Gallic shrug, made a faint moue, & sauntered off for le dust-pan & le whisk-broom, to just deal with it.

RS (Who loves his "Lady with an Ermine" aka Cecilia Gallerani, much more)

Impact - the Big Print


Orange Coast College

Images by Roger Herman, June Wayne & Others

Orange Coast College Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion

Impact - the Big Print

Curated by Donna Westerman

September 9 - October 23, 2009

Opening Receptions: September 9, 5:00-8:00 p.m. and

September 12, 5:00-9:00 p.m.

Artists Lecture: September 17th, 6.00-7:00 p.m.

Orange Coast College, Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion

2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA 92626


FAX (714) 432-6181



Free Admission

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11:00 am. - 5:00 pm.;

Wednesday extended to 8pm. Closed weekends

& Mondays.

Parking lot D9 off Merrimac Way

Friday, September 4, 2009

Upcoming print and drawing shows

Upcoming print shows:
Los Angeles Printmakers 20th National Exhibition runs from October 29th to January 3rd with an opening reception on November 1st 2pm till 5pm. Camilla Taylor will have a print in this show.

OT Gallery in Tustin will have an exhibition opening on 9/17 titled: "Evolution & Change." It runs until 11/7 & is an exhibition that explores the evolution of printmaking.

At the Hammer Museum in LA will be an R. Crumb exhibit "The Book of Genesis," opening October 24th.