Archive for September, 2009

Manhattan Graphics Center Benefit Print Auction and Printmaking Demonstration

September 18, 2009

Hosted by Bloomsbury Auctions, New York 6 W 48th Street (between 5 & 6 Avenue) New York, NY 10036 212-719-1000

Lecture: Monday, November 2, 2009; 6–9pm
What Is A Fine Print? by Richard Turnbull, Chairman of Art History at FIT and MoMA lecturer.

Printmaking Demonstration
Takuji Hamanaka will demonstrate traditional Japanese woodblock printmaking.
 Frederick Mershimer will review the process of creating and printing an intaglio plate.

Art Auction: Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 6–9pm
Manhattan Graphics Center is holding a no-reserve, no-buyer’s-commission, benefit auction of
fine prints at Bloomsbury Auctions, New York. Available for bidding are over 400 fine prints by
MGC members, a selection from the MGC archives, and donated works from fine print
dealers, master printers, and well-known artist friends.

The works, which represent over 150 artists, cover a wide range of printmaking materials and mediums. Some of the many notable artists represented include: Javier Arévalo, Will Barnet, Leonard Baskin, Richard Bosman, Ed Colker, David Collins, Eldzier Cortor, Lisa Dinhofer, Leonard Edmondson, Beth Ganz, Richard Haas, Valerie Hammond, Jeue Highstein, Paul Jenkins, Wolf Kahn, Shazaburo Kawai, Jane Kent, Vijay Kumar, Jesus Lazkano, Frederick Mershimer, Lothar Osterburg, Sarah Plimpton, Krishna Reddy, Katia Santibanez, Kiki Smith, Joseph Solman, David Storey, Ansei Uchima, Carol Wax, and Dan Welden.

Bloomsbury Auctions, an international auction house specializing in rare books, fine prints and works on paper, has graciously made their site and services available for this one-of-a-kind fundraising event.

These events are part of the New York Fine Art Print Week organized by the International
Print Dealers Association in conjunction with the Annual IFPDA Print Fair.

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SIXTY SQUARE INCHES 17th Biennial North American Small Print Exhibition

September 15, 2009

Open to artists over the age of 18 residing in the United States, Canada and Mexico.  Entries must be original fine art prints in any media except straight photography.  Image size may not exceed 60 square inches (height x width).  Dates of exhibition are March 8 through April 25, 2010.  Juror will be Jenny Schmid of bikini press international and the University of Minnesota.  Selections will be made from a review of digital images in the form of jpeg files (maximum dimension of eight inches in image size – maximum resolution of 300 dpi) – no slides.  A non-refundable entry fee of $25 entitles the artist to submit up to three (3) images of original works completed in the last 3 years (2007-2009).  Deadline for entries is 5:00 pm on Friday, November 13, 2009. Entries must be made on the official entry form available as an interactive PDF file from the Purdue Galleries website:  For more information, contact: Craig Martin, Director, Purdue University Galleries, Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts, 552 West Wood Street, West Lafayette, IN  47907-2002, (765) 494-3061 or