Sunday, February 27, 2011

Printmaking, Printmaking and Printmaking

This exhibition (I'm honored to be included in) opens on 3/3/11, from 7 - 9 PM. If you print out the invitation & place it on your dashboard, you can park for free (but only in the Gothard Street lot, right off of McFadden). Perhaps some of you can go to this opening in my stead? Take many photos? I've competing openings on the 3rd and previously committed myself elsewhere - in the words of writer Fay Weldon: "Nothing Happens, and nothing happens, and then everything happens."

At any rate, I'm in happy & good company - owing to my current student Lindsay Buchman (showing her large collagraphs of Manhattan cityscapes), and my former student Annie Stromquist (exhibiting her mixed-media prints - serigraphs, monotypes & etchings). Annie has written a very straight forward book on serigraphy titled: "Simple Screenprinting: Basic Techniques," and currently teaches printmaking at Long Beach City College. She was featured in an exhibition I curated with my Art History 365 class a few years ago titled: "Evaluation Inversion," held in the CSULB Design Gallery. Mistress-of-the-Collagraph (and my friend) Vinita Voogd will be showing her stunning prints (the "Vinita" method) at the Golden West venue. Vinita, along with Professor Darrell Ebert curated the exhibition. I've linked all 3 of them in on this blog, should you wish to peruse their oeuvres further.

The address: Golden West College, 15744 Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach, CA, 714/895-8772 for further info. Gallery hours run Monday - Friday, 10AM - 2PM, with the gallery being open on Wednesday nights from 6-8PM. The gallery is closed on the weekend, and the exhibition closes on 3/24/2011.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

THESE HANDS featuring Harry Diaz

Through February 27
Harry Diaz at CSUF Grand Central Art Center, Sales Gallery
These Hands is a body of work that explores the ambiguities of cultural identity and the difficulty one encounters communicating in a new society. Serigraphy, which has a long tradition in Latin American art, affords me many serendipitous opportunities and allows me to evolve the imagery through the layering process. -Harry Diaz

125 N. Broadway Santa Ana, CA 92701 :: General Phone: 714.567.7233
The Cal State Fullerton Grand Central Art Center is a 45,000 square-foot, half-city block deep and full city-block long, three-level structure and houses: live/studio spaces for visual arts graduate students, the Grand Central Gallery, the Project room, the Grand Central Theater, Watermark Press, the Gypsy Den Café, a Rental and Sales gallery, classrooms and computer lab, Community room and computer lab, and a studio and living space dedicated to the center’s international artist-in-residence program.

The Grand Central Art Gallery and Project Room feature exhibitions and projects by internationally noted artists, presenting four to six exhibitions a year in each space. The Sales Gallery offers new exhibitions each month.

Watermark Printmaking is a private business run by owner James Lorigan, a master printmaker and artist, the contracted printer for most of the Grand Central Press projects which publishes limited edition prints, folio editions and catalogues.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Camilla Taylor exhibiting at Salt Lake City's Kayo Gallery

Camilla Taylor is currently exhibiting at Salt Lake City's Kayo Gallery which shows cutting edge, progressive art by local, national and international artists. Artists are offered total control over their exhibit, allowing them to fully realize their unique perspectives.

Check out Camilla’s photostream:

and website for details…

Friday, February 11, 2011

Irvine Fine Arts Center celebrates its' newest addition: printmaking!

Tomorrow --Saturday February 12th-- Irvine Fine Arts Center (IFAC) will be celebrating the launch of their newest studio: a printmaking shop. They are lucky enough to have multiple presses and other equipment donated by the family of Patrick Merrill. The shop is now bursting with creativity from 2 Vandercook Letterpresses, a pilot tabletop press, as well as a few etching presses including a 36"x72" manual Ettan press and proofing presses. The Fine Arts Center will be offering classes in various forms of printmaking including but not limited to: etching, letterpress, monotype aquatint and more. They also offer open studio hours for use of the etching press as well as the letterpresses. The rates are approximately $15 Per house (2 hr min.), $13 for Irvine residents or $55 for 5 hours, $51 for Irvine residents. These are subject to change, call ahead for current rates. 949.724.6881
The reception is from 12-2 on Saturday, it will include light refreshments and open studio viewing.