Monday, October 31, 2016
Friday, October 28, 2016
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Printmaking is the process of making artworks by printing, normally on paper. Printmaking normally covers only the process of creating prints that have an element of originality, rather than just being a photographic reproduction of a painting. Except in the case of monotyping, the process is capable of producing multiples of a same piece, which is called a print. Each print produced is not considered a "copy" but rather is considered an "original". This is because typically each print varies to an extent due to variables intrinsic to the printmaking process, and also because the imagery of a print is typically not simply a reproduction of another work but rather is often a unique image designed from the start to be expressed in a particular printmaking technique. A print may be known as an impression. Printmaking (other than monotyping) is not chosen only for its ability to produce multiple impressions, but rather for the unique qualities that each of the printmaking processes lends itself to.
Prints are created by transferring ink from a matrix or through a prepared screen to a sheet of paper or other material. Common types of matrices include: metal plates, usually copper or zinc, or polymer plates forengraving or etching; stone, aluminum, or polymer for lithography; blocks of wood for woodcuts and wood engravings; and linoleum for linocuts. Screens made of silk or synthetic fabrics are used for thescreenprinting process.
Multiple impressions printed from the same matrix form an edition. Since the late 19th century, artists have generally signed individual impressions from an edition and often number the impressions to form a limited edition; the matrix is then destroyed so that no more prints can be produced. Prints may also be printed in book form, such as illustrated books or artist's books.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Member Colleen M Kelly is exhibiting
in the following exhibits that are on view through November
On View: September 24 - October 28, 2016
Celebrate the opening of the 44th Brand Annual National Juried Exhibition, sponsored by Brand Associates. This year’s juror, Laddie John Dill selected 102 works of art out of 842 submissions from across the country.
Brand Library & Art Center
1601 WEST MOUNTAIN STREET
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Inkspot member Monica Wiesblott
was juried into
Fifty years of an iconic legacy in American history will be celebrated in the group art exhibit ICONIC: Black Panther. The exhibit opens October 7, 2016 at the American Steel Studios in Oakland, California and closes November 6, 2016. The Black Panther Party was a catalyst for a nationwide ground swell in the 1960s in African American neighborhoods to empower their community by creating free food programs, free clinics and more. The exhibit will feature over forty artists from the Bay Area and nationwide of all races. Celebrity supporters include Sway Calloway, Danny Glover, Danny Simmons and Fab 5 Freddy. The show is produced by SEPIA Art Collective.
|" Angela, Charlotte, Barbara, Kathleen"|
Battleship Linoleum, 2016
Monday, October 3, 2016
October 7-November 13 2016
In conjunction with Central Coast Printmakers, the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art presents
A juried print exhibition open to artists in California, Oregon and Washington.
Work will be on view in the Gray Wing
from October 7- November 13, 2016
Karen L Brown has two pieces in this exhibition
" Century's Flight"
The Inkspots Book was also accepted into the exhibition: