Saturday, November 28, 2009

Winter Art Sale

The 2009 Winter Art Sale opens December 6th at 4pm. The Printmaking department will be in the Werby Gallery, along with Photo and Illustration. We've got great piles of wonderful things to sell, and on Wednesday some of the printmaking majors will be doing live screenprinting of their artwork on t-shirts and paper.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Printing Drypoints!

To somewhat paraphrase a Janis Ian song:
"If I had boots like Leighann's
I'd be so very rich
I'd hire a dog to scratch me
every time I got an itch.
I'd buy a thousand Cadillacs
with longhorns in the front
drive one 'til the ashtray filled
then haul it to the dump."

Friday, November 20, 2009

Special Collections

The CSULB library has a wonderful collection of prints, and you can set up a time to see specific works if you contact Kristie French in advance.

Special collections can be found here:

To view the images they have, click on the link "Images in the Fine Arts Archive."

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Dirk Hagner's Exhibition

I just wanted to remind you that Dirk Hagner's exhibit "The Hungry Eye" opened last week and hope that you will have an opportunity to see it. It covers 10 years of work of his wonderful work and features over 100 prints; a tour de force of printmaking -- so do not miss it if at all possible.

A hardcover book of the exhibit with an essay by Peter Frank is also available.

Due to budget related issues the gallery's hours have been severely truncated. The opening days are Tuesdays through Thursdays from 11 am to 2 pm and Tuesday evening from 5 pm to 7:30 pm. For more info you can contact assistant Cindi Orr at or call (909) 594-5611 extension 4328. The gallery is located on the campus of Mt. San Antonio College, located at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789. The exhibit runs from November 12 to December 10, 2009.

Hope you can make it there!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Vinita Voogd Lecture at Saddleback College

Vinita Voogd will talk about her work in room FA 101 of the Art Department, at Saddleback College, 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA, on Tuesday, 11/19/09, from 3 - 4 PM. Park in lot #12, off of the Theatre Circle (just not in a staff or faculty space). For directions, go to

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Winter Art Sale Meeting

Are you a printmaker at CSULB or have you made prints at CSULB? Do you want to sell some of them?

Come to the Art Sale Meeting for Print! 4pm in the middle room of the printshop in FA1 on Tuesday, November 10th (today) and we shall discuss the event.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

How to make a drypoint on Plexiglas

Here's a rather straightforward drypoint print that has been watercolored by Aussie artist Juli Haas, titled - Mother from 2005. I think that it has much in common with Sir John Tenniel's wood-engraving of Alice's Duchess, especially in its frighteningly intense aspect.

If you visit the above link, you can watch this gal (sadly, not Juli Haas) drypoint away with her very sharp & heavy tool. FYI - "Perspex" is Brit speak for Plexiglas. Diamond tipped tools are best, with carbide-steel running a close second. Too bad that drypoint plates have a limited short life. The best prints are the very first ones, & the plate will only hold up for about 10 - 15 impressions.

Cheers! Roxanne

Friday, November 6, 2009


Congratulations to both Rosalie and Bryan for receiving awards at the LAPS Student Invitational reception this Thursday evening. Here is a group photo that documents the presence of the CSULB Printmaking department in this exhibit.


Oh, Michael and Paul are missing from the photograph.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

6:00pm-9:00pm, tonight, 11/5/09, Saddleback College's Art Gallery Hosts -
Artist's Reception
20th National Print “Student Members” Juried Exhibition
with the Los Angeles Printmaking Society
In conjunction with the Los Angeles Printmaking Society’s 20th National Print Exhibition the Art Gallery of Saddleback College with host the “Student Members” work of the LAPS juried exhibition. On display will be a large variety of prints featuring all forms of printmaking techniques including: woodcut, linocut, lithography, serigraphy, etching, dry-point, mezzotint, aquatint and monotype.
Free Parking in lot #12 for the Opening Reception
Exhibition runs until 11/25/09, Gallery Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, noon to 4 PM; Thursday evenings, 4 to 8 PM; & Saturday, 11/14, 10 - 2 PM.
A special congrats to CSULB artists: Filiz (soft-ground etching), Paul (screenprint), Rosalie (2 screenprints!), Takumi (2 etchings), Brian (really big etching), Michael (drypoint), Aaron (collagraph) & Salvadore (2 monotypes!) - go forth & represent!

Monday, November 2, 2009

LAPS 20th National

LAPS 20th National Exhibition

LAPS 20th National Exhibition

Show runs until January 3rd at Barnsdall Park Municipal Art Gallery, 4800 Hollywood Blvd.