Archive for March, 2009

Going to SGC in Chicago This Week?

March 24, 2009

Don’t miss out on the Wicker Park Gallery Openings on Friday night, March 27th.
Download and print your handy dandy map to help navigate your way around this neighborhood here:
This event comes highly recommended by both your current and former MAPC secretaries.


Case-By-Case Basis

March 24, 2009

March 6 through April 11, 2009

Ryan McMurran and Shira Soskel, Mandala of Chutzpah, Silkscreen on aluminum, 2008

Ryan McMurran and Shira Soskel, Mandala of Chutzpah, Silkscreen on aluminum, 2008

Diana Behl
Alex Chitty
Regan Golden-McNerney
Joe Hardesty
Noah Hyleck
Jeremy Lundquist
Amanda Repo Taiwo Thomso
Ryan McMurran and Shira Soskel

An  artists reception will take place on Friday, March 27 from 7 to 11pm, coinciding with the Southern Graphics Council’s Conference, hosted by Columbia College with events throughout Chicago (for more information visit

Free For All

March 19, 2009

Eight artists give the online visitor their artists’ books.

The Fiji Island Mermaid Press is proud to present “FREE FOR ALL”.  This online exhibition of artist’s books, found at invites the viewer to download and assemble the books on display.  The eight artists who have created books for this exhibition are Pati Bristow, Ginger Burrell, Warren Craghead III, Marti Haykin, Adele Henderson, Robert Hirsch, Judith Hoffman, and Marc Snyder.  The exhibition will remain online indefinitely.

Each book in the show is available as a downloadable file.  The viewer typically prints no more than one or two pages of artwork and text, which are then trimmed, folded, and cut to create miniature books.  The artists have provided instructions for the viewer for the entire process.

The exhibition explores the boundary between cyberspace and “the real world”, as the show is only finished when the visitor to the site has downloaded and assembled his or her own books. Essentially, the exhibit exists wherever someone creates their own collection of books.

Brief biographical and professional information about each participating artist accompanies the artist’s book in the online exhibition.  Links to view more of his or her artwork are also included.

The Print Club of Rochester

March 18, 2009

Hello fellow printmakers,

The Print Club of Rochester is currently accepting new members.  Membership is open nationally to artists and print enthusiasts.

The Print Club of Rochester was established in1934 and is one of the longest continually running print clubs in the United States. Each year we organize educational demonstrations, workshops and lectures, coordinate a juried members exhibition and commission a presentation print edition by a prominent artist.

Full members of the Print Club receive a presentation print each November. Artists who have been commissioned include: Gregory Amenoff, Clare Romano, Joan Lyons, Robert Marx, Chunwoo Nam, and Carol Wax.  Upcoming artists include Ron Pokrasso (2009) and Dan Weldon (2010).

For more information about the Print Club of Rochester please visit our website.
For a membership applications please contact Zerbe Sodervick.

2009 MAPC Members Salon

March 17, 2009

The Morgan Conservatory, a new papermaking and book arts conservatory and educational foundation, in Cleveland, Ohio in conjunction with The University of Akron and the Cleveland Institute of Art will host the 2009 MAPC spring members exhibition. The 2009 MAPC Members Salon will be a salon style exhibition celebrating the breadth and democracy of printmaking. All MAPC members are invited to submit up to 3 original, unframed works. All submitted work will be exhibited; works will be hung with magnets. The exhibition will be accompanied by an online exhibition to be hosted on the MAPC website.
Visit for a prospectus.
Contact Charles Beneke at with questions.

Mary Bookwalter Exhibitions: current and up-coming

March 11, 2009

“Winter Exhibition ’09”
January 9 – March 29, 2009 at the Preston Contemporary Art Center, Mesilla, NM, Nine prints from the “Way Markers” series are included in the exhibition at this new venue just outside Las Cruces, NM. For more information go to:

“Way Markers”
Componere Gallery, St. Louis, MO, March 1 – 28, 2009. Opening reception March 6, 6 – 9 pm. Nine prints are part of a two-person show in Gallery III. Componere is on West Delmar in the U-City area. For more information and to view the work go to:

“Collective Resonance”
Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago, IL
March 20 – April 20, 2009. Opening reception Friday, March 20, 7 – 10 pm. “Collective Resonance” is a group show of 33Collective Gallery members held in both the Zhou B. Gallery space and 33Collective Gallery. More information at: and

“4 Printmakers Under the Impression”
33Collective Gallery, Chicago, IL
Mary Bookwalter, Jan Meister, Heather Page and Deborah Lader will exhibit recent prints. April 17 – May 13, 2009. Opening reception April 17, 7-10 pm.

See more work at
Contact Mary at

Dan Welden Exhibition

March 10, 2009

Dan Welden
Exhibit at the Eastern Campus of Suffolk Community College
MARCH 9 – APRIL 2, 2009

Riverhead, NY – The Lyceum Gallery, located on the Eastern Campus of Suffolk County Community College in Riverhead, is pleased to present Dan Welden, Recent Works, an exhibition of paintings on canvas and mixed media works on paper, beginning on March 9, 2009 and continuing through April 2, 2009.

Mr. Welden is a painter, master printmaker, teacher and author, who co-wrote Printmaking in the Sun (Watson Guptill, 2001), a comprehensive manual of printmaking using light sensitive plates known as solarplates, a safer and greener alternative for artists.

Mr. Welden has had over 60 solo exhibits and his work has been showcased throughout the United States, Europe, China, Australia, New Zealand, and Peru. As a master printmaker Mr. Welden has collaborated with artists including Willem de Kooning, Eric Fischl, and David Salle.

On view at the Lyceum Gallery will be Mr. Welden’s most recent artworks inspired by his travels through Peru including compositions based on the Peruvian landscape, transformed by the artist’s energetic line and colorful textures.

A reception for the artist, open to the general public, will be held on Thursday, April 2, 2009 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Mr. Welden will speak at 5:00 p.m. For directions and gallery hours, please call (631) 548-2559.

For information on purchasing Mr. Welden’s works from this exhibit, please call: (631) 477-0620 or visit

History of Printmaking Text

March 6, 2009

One of my art history colleagues is seeking a good text for History of Printmaking course (including both art and design if possible). The dream text starts with prehistoric hand prints. She doesn’t want to use Ivins (and I agree). We looked at A. Hyatt Mayor “Prints and People” for its social context. Any other suggestions?


Kathryn J. Reeves, Professor of Art 

Pao Hall 
Purdue University
552 W. Wood Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907 
TEL 765-494-6099
FAX 765-496-2076

Johanna Mueller Exhibition

March 6, 2009

Johanna Mueller
Prints and Paintings
March 6-April 10, 2009

REYES+DAVIS Independent Exhibitions
923 F Street, NW, #302
Washington, DC 20004

Opening Reception: Friday, March 6th, 6:30-9pm
Artist Talk, Hosted by Helen Frederick: Saturday March 21, 2-4pm
Closing Reception: Friday, April 3, 7-9pm

more information at

Printmaking Assignment Ideas?

March 5, 2009

I’m seeking good new ideas for printmaking assignments. Could be related to the kind of printmaking or could be themes that have inspired good student response. Any ideas would be very useful.

Jen Smith-Sencrest