Juror Talk by Leslie Jones, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Regional Collective: California Society of Printmakers
Janet Turner Print Museum, CSU Chico
Zingg Recital Hall, reception in A&H galleries lobby to follow
“Regional Collective” is a juried exhibition featuring one of the national historic printmakers collectives that is still a vital force in contemporary printmaking. Printmaking has long been associated with community whether it be a university setting, a local collective, or in this case, regional support. The sharing and appreciation of this graphic form through associations fosters ongoing support for the market, interest, development and appreciation of its historic nature to communicate visually by its broad based multiple original nature. Turner herself received support for her continuing career by membership in these regional organizations she joined and they presently continue to foster new generations of printmakers.
The exhibition includes work by Nora Akino, Jonathan Barcan, Helen Bellaver, Susan Belau, Rozanne Hermelyn Di Silvestro, Holly Downing, Kim Fink, Karen Gallagher-Iverson, Alisa Golden, Nif Hodgson, Sandra Kelch, Dixie Laws, Leslie Lowinger, Kent Manske, Mary V. Marsh, Elizabeth Rose, Deborah Sibony, Linda Simmel, Herlinde Spahr, Katherine Venturelli, Monique Wales, Sandy AE Walker, Donna Westerman, Sarah Whorf, and Monica Wiesblott.