108th Annual Membership Exhibit
Piedmont Center for the Arts
801 Magnolia Avenue, Piedmont, California
Exhibition Dates: November 6–November 27
Reception: November 11
The California Society of Printmakers returned to Piedmont Center for the Arts with their 108th Annual Membership Exhibition. The exhibition featured a wide range of printmaking techniques, from traditional processes to more experimental methods and three-dimensional artist books. The exhibition included the work of approximately 85 printmakers and highlights the variety of ways that artists use printmaking processes to create unique and meaningful works of art.
Some examples of the myriad of forms of printmaking on display include Oakland resident, Luz Marina Ruiz, who showed a handmade artist Tunnel Book. Within the three dimensional work, Luz incorporates linocuts embellished with watercolor and gouache on BFK paper. Toru Sugita, from Albany California, depicts the changing or transitional monuments of the Bay Area using his own photographs and sketches of his surroundings to capture these spaces and textures through screen printing. Alicia Persaud, from Santa Cruz, also creates work influenced by the environment. In her work on display she uses photo-intaglio with digital chine collé, to generate both sharp and blurred qualities layered together. She describes her process as, “depicting movement and motion of my memories both aesthetically through the imagery as well as emotionally through the physicality of the photo intaglio-process itself, highlighting how memories often blend together and change over time.” Katherine Levin Lau, of San Jose create images by hand painting on a zinc plate and then running the piece through the press many times. In Katherine’s detailed and dreamy scenes of nature the original paintings are monochromatic and then she enhances them with color layers using viscosity techniques. A final example of the breadth of techniques on view is a work from Los Angeles-based artist, Roxanne Sexauer, who utilizes a combination of printing methods including relief, mono-serigraph, stencil, and chine collé to develop rich layers of abstract images.
The above are only a small sampling of the unique works on exhibition. More than 80 additional strong and visually compelling prints were part of the 108th Annual Members’ Exhibition.
Exhibiting artists included: Latifat Apatira, Andis Applewhite, John Babcock, Katherine Baca-Bielinis, Peter Baczek, Karen Baden Thapa, Erica Barajas, Sandra Beard, Joan Dix Blair, Megan Broughton, Donna Brown, Israel Campos, Ann Chernow, Jen Cole, Cathie Crawford, Kate Deak, Shari DeBoer, Robin Dintiman, Beth Fein, Betty Friedman, Karen Gallagher-Iverson, Casey Gardner, Ewa Gavrielov, J. Ruth Gendler, Alisa Golden, Jane Gregorius, Kevin Harris, Marian Harris, Deena Haynes, Rozanne Hermelyn Di Silvestro, Hector Hernandez, Yuji Hiratsuka, Susan Howe, Gail Jacobs, Elan Kamesar, Sandra Kelch, Barbara Kibbe, Joanna Kidd, Sarah Klein, Danguole Kuolas, Dixie Laws, Kathryn Lesh, Katherine Levin-Lau, Geneviève L’Heureux, Mary V Marsh, Stephanie Martin, the Mayor, Barbara Morris, Barbara Nilsson, Kristina Nobleman, Janis O’Driscoll, Michael O’Shea, Eileen Parent, Alicia Persaud, Barbara Poole, Pat Prosek, Bob Rocco, Anna Rochester, Ashley Rodriguez Reed, Luz Marina Ruiz, Noel Sandino, Liz Schiff, Roxanne Sexauer, Egor Shokoladov, Susan Silvester, Sarah Smelser, Robynn Smith, Maryly Snow, Herlinde Spahr, Kelly Autumn Sperbeck, Alice Stern, Bethia Stone, Toru Sugita, Jami Taback, Ginger Tolonen, Karen Towne, Susan Trubow, Frances Valesco, Katherine Venturelli, Monique Wales, Sylvia Walters, Katherine Warinner, Dan Welden, Donna Westerman, Monica Wiesblott, Linda Yoshizawa, and Dana Zed.
Elemental Landscapes, A CSP Invitational Exhibition at Berkeley’s ACCI Gallery
Curated by Kevin Harris
Exhibition Dates: June 1–26, 2022
Gallery Hours: 11–6 and 12–5 on Sunday
Reception: June 18, 4–6
ACCI Gallery, 1652 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, California
Elemental Landscapes is an invitational exhibition of 13 printmakers. The project was developed through a Membership Engagement Grant from the California Society of Printmakers. This grant was a way of connecting and working with the CSP membership during the pandemic of 2020–22.
I began this project by looking through CSP members’ portfolios on the CSP website. The prints selected in many ways all tell related stories, and loosely share a perspective on our natural world.
The print-work presented here can be categorized as elemental; abstracted nature with a close up gaze. Landscapes with a focus on the specific; object oriented, textural, weathered, geometric, and molecular. This collection of artwork converses across varied pieces. Shapes, textures, forms and colors, depict forests and sea. Dwellings shake, diamonds spin, spirits rise, and elements are unearthed. Our environments shape life, and the forces of nature are consequential. Each print shows an instance in a story, viewed all together, an epic tale.
Participants Include: Begitte Lynge Andersen, Macy Chadwick, Zach Clark, Kevin Harris, Karen Kunc, Danguole Rita Kuolas, Geneviéve L’Heureux, Ellen Markoff, Carrie Ann Plank, Linda Simmel, and Sylvia Solochek Walters.
Images Clockwise: Carry Ann Plank, Durchsich/Intercession 8, ; Zach Clark, from the artist book Brilliant Silence; Begitte Lynge Andersen, Temporary Village Project; Nora Akino, Turquoise Aquifer; Geneviève L’Heureux, Glow series; Karen Kunc, Endpoint
New Work at The Radius Gallery Annex
Radius Gallery at the Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz, California
May 6–May 25, 2022
First Friday Reception: May 6, 6–9
Gallery hours: Wednesday–Sunday, 12–5 and by appointment
In conjunction with the annual CSP membership meeting at the Tannery Arts Center on May 14, 2022, Radius Gallery and the California Society of Printmakers are pleased to present a juried exhibition of new work from 29 CSP members. Presenting work in a broad variety of printmaking techniques, the exhibiting artists are Peter Baczek, Erica Barajas, Megan K Broughton, Jan Cook, Linda Craighead, Kate Deak, Shari DeBoer, Jane Gregorius, Deena Haynes, Yuji Hiratsuka, Susan Leone Howe, Barbara Kibbe, Sarah Klein, Pam Landrum, Kent Manske, Stephanie Martin, Margaret Niven, Arline Reimann, Felicia Rice, Robert Rocco, Dora Lisa Rosenbaum, Robynn Smith, Colleen Sullivan, Jami Tabak, Elizabeth Tana, Susana Terell, Susan Trubow, Summer Ventis, and Donna Westerman.
Juror and Radius Gallery owner Ann Hazels says “With 53 submissions it was very difficult to select pieces for only one exhibition. In sitting with this work for many hours, I realize there are several shows within the submissions and we need triple the gallery space. New Work features the prints of 29 artists. As a curator, I continue to be amazed by the profound ways printmakers use materials—both old and new. Each process is so involved and I appreciate these artists and their commitment.
Radius Gallery is located at the Tannery Arts Center in Studio #127
1050 River Street / Santa Cruz, CA / 95060
Radius Gallery is Free and open to the public!