This juried show is the first time that the Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center has hosted SB Printmakers, a unique art association. "We are excited to have the Printmakers exhibit their art in a juried show," says curator Lynn Holley. "Printmaking, in all its forms, is a special process that produces distinctive and often multi-layered and textured work, all which transcends regular painting and photography."
Donna Carver has Curated for the next 12 months a New Solo Art Gallery Space @ Backbone
in Gig Harbor Washington. It features only Pennisual Art Artists who are not in a Co op Gallery in Gig Harbor. The Grand Opening Show Featured Works of Fine Art by Pacific Coast Artist and Gig Harbor Resident Donna Carver.
The Grand Opening was held on August 6th, 2011 Featuring Donna Carver as the Solo Artist. It was well recieved and attended by the Community.
Dr. Christen Cohen is showcasing and hosting each Solo Artist event, which is held the first Sat. of each month. This opening is the Caboose of the Historic Downtown ArtWalk.
The Grand Opening featured Works of Fine Art, Wine and Cheese Pairings, and live Jazz music.
There’s a new art space opening in Gig Harbor – and for a change, it’s not a cooperative. Gig Harbor has many galleries operated by and showing the work of many artists, but The Art Space @ Backbone, opening this weekend at Backbone Restored chiropractic, will showcase solo work by members of the Peninsula Art League.
The gallery, created by former Chamber of Commerce president Dr. Christian Cohen at his chiropractic offices, will be curated by printmaker Donna Carver, who will also be the first artist to show in the space. Shows will rotate monthly, with artist receptions from 4-7 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month (Art Walk). Upcoming artists include Kashia Hill, Arvid Anderson, Mary McInnis, Anne Knapp, Pat Meras, Lynda Lindner, Kathy OBrien-Rywacki, Myrna Binion, Darlene Dihel, Marti Green, and Susan Paredes.
A reception will be held Friday, August 5, 5 -8pm.The show is free and open to the public.643 A Project Space is an alternative contemporary art gallery exhibiting emerging and established national and international artists.The gallery is located near downtown Ventura on the west end at 643 N. Ventura Av., Ventura.For more information, call 310.592.9127 or visit www.643projectspace.com
MICHAEL MCCABE OF SANTA FE, NM, IN OJAI—SPOTTED DOG STUDIO – OCTOBER – 2011
MICHAEL WILL MAKE HIS 7TH VISIT TO OJAI THIS FALL. HE IS AN EXPERIENCED TEACHER AND PRINTMAKER, RUNNING HIS OWN PRINT STUDIO IN SANTA FE, NM. HE WORKED AS A MASTER PRINTER FOR HAND GRAPHICS IN ALBEQUERQUE, NM, FOR MANY YEARS. HE HAS BEEN A PRINTMAKING INSTRUCTOR FOR MAKING ART SAFELY, OF SANTA FE.
EXPLORATIONS IN MONOTYPE AND SOLARPLATE—OCTOBER 11-15 – 9 AM -5PM EACH DAY
JOIN MICHAEL AS HE DAZZLES US WITH HIS KNOWLEDGE OF THE MANY WAYS OF USING MONOTYPE AND SOLARPLATE. TECHNIQUES EXPLORED WILL INCLUDE INK CHEMISTRY, CHINE COLLE, GUM TRANSFER, STENCILS, DIRECT TRANSFER AND MORE. SOLARPLATES WILL BE CREATED AND USED IN COMBINATION WITH THE ABOVE PROCESSES. BOTH AKUA INKS AND OIL BASE INKS WILL BE USED IN NON TOXIC TECHNIQUES.
WORKSHOP FEE- $600 – INCLUDES ALL INKS, INK ADDITIVES, CLEANING SUPPLIES AND 2 SOLARPLATES
PRINT PAPER AND SOLARPLATES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE STUDIO AT COST OR YOU MAY BRING YOUR OWN PAPERS/SOLARPLATES/ETCHING PLATES/ COLLAGRAPH PLATES
VISCOSITY MONOTYPE – OCTOBER 17-21
MICHAEL WILL TEACH A VARIETY OF VISCOSITY TECHNIQUES USING AKUA INKS AND/OR OIL BASE INKS IN NON TOXIC METHODS, COMBINING THE VISCOSITY PROCESS WITH CHINE COLLE, STENCILS, DIRECT TRANSFER AND MORE. MICHAEL IS AN EXPERT WITH THE VISCOSITY PROCESS, AND NEVER FAILS TO DAZZLE US WITH HIS COMMAND OF INK CHEMISTRY AND THE INTERACTION OF INK ON PAPER.
WORKSHOP FEE - $575 – INCLUDES ALL INKS, INK ADDITIVES, CLEANING SUPPLIES AND THE USE OF ALL STUDIO EQUIPMENT.
PRINT PAPER WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE STUDIO AT COST OR YOU MAY BRING YOUR OWN.
TRADITIONAL ETCHING WITH ZINC PLATES AND NITRIC ACID- OCTOBER 23-25
MICHAEL WILL TEACH A REVIEW CLASS ON TRADITIONAL ETCHING PROCESSES. INCLUDED WILL BE AQUATINT, OPEN BITE, LINE ETCHING AND WAYS TO INK ETCHING PLATES TO REALIZE THE FULL POTENTIAL OF THE IMAGE. SOME EXPERIENCE WITH ETCHING IS HELPFUL, BUT NOT REQUIRED.
WORKSHOP FEE - $375 – INCLUDES ALL INKS, ONE ZINC PLATE, AND SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR THIS PROCESS
PRINT PAPER WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE STUDIO AT COST.
ABOUT THE SPOTTED DOG STUDIO IN OJAI
LOCATED IN BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN OJAI, SPOTTED DOG HAS 3 LARGE FORMAT PRESSES AND ONE SMALL PRESS FOR USE BY WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS. EACH CLASS IS LIMITED TO 8, SO AMPLE WORK SPACE IS AVAILABLE. THE STUDIO IS LOCATED AT A HOME, WITH BEAUTIFUL GARDENS AND WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE TO RESTAURANTS AND MOTELS. PLEASE VISIT WWW.OJAI-SPOTTED-DOG-STUDIO.COM TO SEE PHOTOS OF THE STUDIO.
Come on down to Historic Gig Harbor WA. on July 16th and 17th to enjoy the 27th Annual Gig Harbor Art Festival Sponsored by Peninsula Art League. The entire length of Judson Street , in historic Gig Harbor, will be closed off and open only to pedestrian traffic. Over 110 artists , which have been juried in, will be displaying and selling their original art.
Donna Carver will be showing her art in Peninsula Art League's Tent as well in the PAL Summer Juried Art Show, sponsored by Key Bank.
The PAL Summer Juried
Art Show is in Key Bank and is Free
open to the public during this two day Art Festival
The City of Brea Art Gallery is pairing up with the LA Printmakers Society to co-sponsor an exhibition featuring fine art printmaking entries juried from LAPS’ members. With over 500 members world wide, this exhibition is sure to feature an expansive number of print techniques include engravings, woodcuts, linocuts, etchings intaglio, embossments, serigraphs, lithographs, monoprints, aquatint and mezzotint. You won’t want to miss this exhibition highlighting some of the greatest contemporary printmakers in the world.
Nancy Macko, Hopes and Dreams: A Visual MemoirNancy Macko
Hopes and Dreams: A Visual Memoir
Opening Reception: Friday, Feb. 4, 6-9pm
Closing Reception: Saturday, Feb. 26, 1-2pm
643 Project Space is pleased to present work by artist Nancy Macko. In 2003 Ms. Macko’s mother began to show signs of memory loss eventually diagnosed as dementia. Over the last six years she has been documenting her mother’s decline through audio tapes and photographs. The act of losing one’s memory and sense of time is difficult at best to describe but can be understood through an experience of it. Ms. Macko states that, “It reminds me of “calving” a term used to describe the process when huge chunks of glaciers just break off and fall into the sea. It is as if the mind “calves” and there seems to be no end to the process.”
In the summer of 2008, she began Hopes & Dreams, a series of large format digital prints that act as a visual memoir and attempt to visually describe this “loss of memory.” This body of work visually explores the “arc” of a life. Nancy Macko is a member of the faculty at Scripps College where she currently chairs the Gender and Women’s Studies Department and is the Director of the Scripps Digital Art Program. Ms. Macko exhibits her work extensively and one of her most recent exhibitions, Hive Universe: Nancy Macko, 1994-2006, was exhibited at the Municipal Art Gallery in Los Angeles. Her work is in numerous public collections with recent acquisitions by the RISD Museum, Brown University, LACMA and the Samella Lewis Collection of Contemporary Art at Scripps College.
The exhibition is free and open to the public. 643 A Project Space is an alternative contemporary art gallery exhibiting emerging and established national and international artists. The gallery is located near downtown Ventura on the west end at 643 N. Ventura Av, Ventura. For more information, call 805-218-1434