The exhibition features the work of 67 printmakers and highlights a wide variety of printmaking techniques and an even greater variety of ways that artists can use them to create unique and meaningful works of art. The show opens on Friday September 14th with a reception from 6-9pm and runs through October 7th.
Participating Artists: Nora Akino, Begitte Lynge Andersen, Shunsuke Ando, John Babcock, Peter Baczek, Sandra Beard, Susan Belau, Bonnie Randall Boller, Meri Brin, Martha Castillo, Jen Cole, Hélène Paulette Côté, Cathie Crawford, Alice Cronin, Cindy Davis, Julie Erreca, Beth Fein, Barbara Foster, Linda L. Fribley, Karen Gallagher Iverson, Rosemarie C. Gebhart, Alisa Golden, Jane Gregorius, Rozanne Hermelyn Di Silvestro, Yuji Hiratsuka, Susan Leone Howe, Laura Jacobson, Kathryn Kain, Joanna Kidd, Danguole Rita Kuolas, Geneviève L’Heureux, Dixie Laws, Sydell Lewis, Linda Lieberman, Mary V. Marsh, Kay Marshall, Robin McCloskey, Barbara Milman, Adrienne Momi, Mooij, Barbara Nilsson, Rik Olson, Julia Edith Rigby, Ashley Rodriguez Reed, Barbara Rogers, Aslı Sağlam, Susan Silvester, Robert Simons, Hannah Skoonberg, Maryly Snow, Sylvia Solochek Walters, Jack Stone, Toru Sugita, Colleen Sullivan, Jami Taback, Amy Torgeson, Karen Towne, Kim Vanderheiden, Katherine Venturelli, Katherine Warinner, Donna Westerman, Sarah Whorf, Monica Wiesblott, Helen Wu, Dana Zed, and Linda Zupcic.
Awagami Paper Award: The mission of the California Society of Printmakers is to support the integrity of traditional printmaking while providing a community for artists exploring new directions in contemporary print methods. To that end, the CSP organizes exhibitions of members’ artwork, artist talks, demos, lectures, residencies and an annual journal publication. This year the California Society of Printmakers offered an Awagami Paper Award for an outstanding work of art, with a prize donated by the Awagami Papermill. The winner was selected by CSP Honorary Member Dan Welden, who said that it was a difficult decision choosing from among the many strong prints which will be on display at the CSP 105th Annual Exhibition. Welden selected John Babcock‘s blind embossing and intaglio on artist made paper “Cross, Homage to Michelangelo”. Babcock’s medium is paper, specializing in deep embossing, the collograph, and the making of paper used for individual works of art or used in printmaking processes. He says that, “Every picture is a story, and every story is a song, and every song has a rhythm. My work tries to encompass those thoughts. I use paper of my own manufacture to create art works of cast, inlaid and collaged papers and special paper for unique prints.” Read more about John Babcock’s printmaking process here.
Piedmont Center for the Arts gallery hours Saturdays and Sundays from 12-3pm