A print is made by transferring an image from one surface, such as a metal plate or carved wooden block, onto paper or another support. Thus the final work of art that the viewer enjoys consists of “the traces left behind” from the surface that the artist originally worked. The exhibition explores the rich and varied nature of printmaking techniques and traditions. Work ranges from two dimensional surfaces to three dimensional artist books and from very traditional techniques like woodcut, mezzotint, and stone lithography that have been used by artists for hundreds of years to newer and more experimental techniques such as photopolymer intaglio, pochoir monoprint, encaustic and clay monotype.
Participating artists include Shunsuke Ando, Peter Baczek, Sandra Beard, Robert Brokl, Zach Clark, Mandie Cline, Hélène Paulette Côté, Cathie Crawford, Starr Davis, Jessica Dunne, Karen Gallagher Iverson, Maj-Britt Hilstrom, Yuji Hiratsuka, Sandra Kelch, Joanna Kidd, Dixie Laws, Robin McCloskey, Cynthia Milionis, Sharon Mitchell, Hj Mooij, Barbara Nilsson, Aslı Sağlam, Maryly Snow, Herlinde Spahr, Ginger Crawford Tolonen, Susan Trubow, Katherine Venturelli, Monique Wales, Sandy Walker, Monica Wiesblott, and Linda Zupcic.