The California Society of Pritnmakers recently had a group show “Printing from Perceptions” at the Adobe Art Center in Castro Valley, CA. The following is from one of the exhibiting artists. -Ed. I had overheard Gary Comoglio and Mark Welschmeyer extolling the virtues of the Adobe Art Center. That was at one of our Centennial […]
Monotype in Mazatlán By Robynn Smith, CSP member As I write this, I am looking at 750 images shot last week during a printmaking excursion in Mazatlán, Mexico. Fluorescent sunsets, brightly colored building facades with ornate iron work, huge burlap sacks of chilis and dried beans, trays of steaming tamales and foamy ocean waves. Oh […]
Gary Comoglio, the CSP’s Board Member for Exhibitions wrote a lovely article about meeting Karl Kasten, an artist and California Society of Printmakers member who passed away recently.
By DeWitt Cheng Relief printing is simple —everyone knows the potato print— but woodblock prints and moveable type made modern science and the modern world possible. Prints, pamphlets and broadsides, easily reproduced and disseminated, were the blogs of the pre-industrial era. This exhibition of approximately a hundred relief prints follows the development of modernist styles […]
by Sylvia Solochek Walters On August 2, the Kala Art Institute hosted a tribute to legendary East Bay artist and teacher, Karl Kasten, in its new expanded gallery space. The program drew an overflow crowd of Kasten’s friends, fans, ex-students, colleagues and loved ones. It was exactly the kind of public event the Kala Board […]