TRACES of Print Day in May
June 15–September 15, 2021
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Print Day in May and the California Society of Printmakers are pleased to announce TRACES of Print Day in May, an online exhibition of prints highlighting artwork made during Print Day in May 2020–2021.

Four CSP members are included in this highly competitive, international exhibition. Austin Buckingham, Israel Campos, Cathie Crawford, and Francis Valesco. Israel Campos has received the juror’s award selected by Liz Chaflin. Congratulations All!

Traces are marks, features, trails and tracks. To trace is to discover, pursue, find and track. The history of humanity can be traced through artists, their marks, pursuits, recordings and questions.

The Jurors:
Liz Chalfin, Founder Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence Massachusetts, USA
Raymond Arnold, Founder LARQ, Tasmania, Australia
Yamilys Brito Jorge, Director Taller Experimental de Grafica, Havana, Cuba

The California Society of Printmakers is pleased to announce our participation in the global art intervention, Extraction: Art at the Edge of the Abyss with the first of our exhibitions in this series, Searching For Meaning, opening at Gallery Route One, April 3–May 9, 2021 in Point Reyes Station, California.

This exhibition explores climate change and the impacts of extracting resources from the earth not only on the global ecosystem but also human ecology. As humans navigate this new changing world environment, we find ourselves searching for meaning. Juror, Dana Harris Seeger asks “If we can create the meaning that we all search for, how will we exemplify that? What will it look like?”

Live Lightning Style Artists’ Talks
35 Artists, 5 Minutes each
Sunday, September 27, 11:30–3:15 San Francisco time
CSP is participating in the San Francisco Center for the Book’s Annual Roadworks Steamroller Festival with a full lineup of lightning style artists’ talks. Sunday, September 27 from 11am to 4pm.

Thirty-five CSP artists will talk about their prints. You are welcome to drop in for a single talk or stay for all talks which will take place via zoom. Our artists will begin talking at 11:30 and complete by 3:15.

In 2015, CSP member, Cathy DeForest, started Vision Quilt, a national nonprofit committed to empowering communities to create solutions to gun violence through the power of art and inclusive dialogue. People ages 3–96 have made Vision Quilt panels. Vision Quilt has worked in the Oakland schools and community for the past four years.

Active Vision Quilt volunteers are exploring ways to duplicate panels, weather proofing them and hanging them around Lake Merritt and making them into yard signs! The most recent panels were created by the SF Poster Syndicate and are shown here.

If you wish to donate a panel to the project it will be exhibited widely and become part of the website’s Virtual Quilt.
Each panel needs to be printed on fabric or canvas, not paper.