The Piedmont Center for the Arts is hosting the 105th Annual Exhibition of the California Society of Printmakers. The exhibition features artwork by 69 members of the CSP, ranging from very traditional techniques to new, unusual, and experimental methods. The show will open on Friday September 14th with a reception from 6-9pm and run through October 7th.
A print is made by transferring an image from one surface, such as a metal plate or carved wooden block, onto paper or another support. Thus the final work of art that the viewer enjoys consists of “the traces left behind” from the surface that the artist originally worked. The exhibition explores the rich and varied nature of printmaking techniques and traditions. Work ranges from two dimensional surfaces to three dimensional artist books and from very traditional techniques like woodcut, mezzotint, and stone lithography that have been used by artists for hundreds of years to newer and more experimental techniques such as photopolymer intaglio, pochoir monoprint, encaustic and clay monotype.
Viewers will delight in exploring the many ways that the artists probe the definition of what constitutes a book, searching for new and unexpected forms of this familiar object. Books will hang from the ceiling, crawl up the wall, cover table tops and fill the imagination. Some works challenge the conventional book format and become sculptural objects; some pop up; others play with layers.
The LAPS printmaking community at large will help raise funds from the sale of prints for student scholarships and education outreach. Each participating printmaker will receive five prints from fellow printmakers through the exchange portfolio. Each artist edition submitted is ten prints on 8” x 10” paper. 1 print will be framed and exhibited in our exhibition at Angel City Brewery in November, as well as upcoming art fairs.
Black and white portraits have always been loved by photographers and viewers. Black and white portraits offer a different aesthetic. The lack of color acts as a filter removing everything that is unnecessary, helping the viewer to focus on specific elements without distractions. In Black and white portraits, emotions can come to the surface more easily so they can be recognized and viewed, as the facial expression dominates and tells us a different story every time.
Rochester Contemporary Art Center's (RoCo) international small art phenomenon returns for the tenth year!Build your own collection, there will be thousands of artworks made and donated by celebrities, international and local artists, designers.
Each artwork must be 6 by 6 inches
ON PAPER is a project to promote the art of printmaking and develop connections between printmakers around the world. It is based in Barcelona and run by an art association with Nuria Melero as a main organizer.
2017 will be exhibited in The Chicago Printmaking Collaborative, Chicago USA, from July 8th – August 31st 2017.
Intercultural art installation and presentation of small scale images for meditative contemplation. Meditation in the enjoyment of colors and shapes. A cross cultural understanding of the artistic soul.
Traveling Exhibition :
Dec. 17, 2016 to Jan. 8, 2017: Bonn-Königswinter
March 4 to March 15, 2017: Cultural Center in Cologne-Mülheim (Kulturbunker Köln-Mülheim)
April 3 to April 26, 2017: Günter Leifheit Cultural Center- the Municipal Museum of Nassau
April 29-May 8 2017: Diez House Eberhard
CALIFORNIA SOCIETY OF PRINTMAKERS 103rd ANNUAL EXHIBITION PIEDMONT CENTER FOR THE ARTS
September 3 – October 2, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, Sept 2, 5:30-8:30pm
Exhibit is open 12-3pm on Sept 3, 4, 11, 17,18, 24, October 1, 2
Venue: 801 Magnolia Ave, Piedmont, CA 94611