Big Ink

June 8, 2019 I’ll be participating in a Big Ink event here in Denver at Red Delicious Press.

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Mixed Grit

February 1, 2019 marked the official launch of my new endeavor, the Mixed Grit project.

Mixed Grit is a unique format, collaborative, stone lithograph print trade comprised of small curated groupings of select artists from across the nation.

Click HERE for the Mixed Grit account on Instagram.

Click HERE to see the prints of Mixed Grit.

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303magazine.com Highlight

“10 Artists Not to Miss at New Exhibition Featuring Over 100 Creative Coloradans” by Cori Anderson. Read the full article on 303magazine.com HERE.

Peace. Friendship. Limits. Settlement. 6 included in the exhibit Art of the State.

On view Jan 17 - March 31, 2019 at the The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO.

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Art of the State 2019

It’s an honor to have been included in the exhibit Art of the State 2019 at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. One of my monoprint lithographs, Peace. Friendship. Limits. Settlement. 6 was selected into this juried show.

On view: January 17, 2019 through March 31, 2019.

Click HERE to see all of the art that was part of this exhibit.

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Artist of the Month : Just Printmaking

I’m excited to announce the printmaking blog JUST PRINTMAKING published an interview with me today as their Artist of the Month. Some of the questions I provide answers to include:

  • How I get started with printmaking.

  • What I love most about printmaking.

  • My biggest struggles with printmaking.

Click HERE to read the full interview.

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Mid America Print Councel - panel discussion

Last week I attended my first Mid America Print Councel (MAPC) conference. This biennial conference was held in Laramie, WY at the University of Wyoming. What a spectacular event! More accessible and low key than the annual SGCI conference.

I was invited to participate in a panel discussion: Complex Utopias: Dialogues with Community Printshops. Representatives from print studios across the country were brought together to discuss the cultural and social dynamics in community printshops.

Left to right: Chinn Wang (facilitator, Denver University), Sarah Wallace Scott (facilitator) , Stephanie Dykes (Salt Grass Printmakers), Kalmia Strong (Public Space One), Jennifer McTague (Second State Press), myself (Art Gym Denver)

Left to right: Chinn Wang (facilitator, Denver University), Sarah Wallace Scott (facilitator) , Stephanie Dykes (Salt Grass Printmakers), Kalmia Strong (Public Space One), Jennifer McTague (Second State Press), myself (Art Gym Denver)

The Printed Image 7

One of my monoprint lithographs, Blue-Collar Sugar 9, has been selected into the exhibit The Printed Image 7 at the Sabatini Gallery in Topeka, KS. The exhibit was curated by Melanie Yazzie, professor and Head of Printmaking in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

On view: September 7, 2018 through October 21, 2018.

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Stand Out Prints 2018

It’s an honor to be included in the exhibit Stand Out Prints 2018 at the Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis, MN. Juror, Crawford Alexander Mann III, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, selected one of my lithographs from over 900 prints submitted for consideration.

This exhibition is on view: September 7, 2018 through October 6, 2018.

Click HERE for a list of my fellow exhibiting artists.

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Subway Showtime 16   monoprint lithograph

Subway Showtime 16

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Rethinking Urbanism at RedLine

One of my monoprint lithographs from the Blue-Collar Sugar series has been selected into RedLine’s 5th-Annual Juried exhibition Rethinking Urbanism. The exhibit was curated by RedLine’s Executive Director, Louise Martorano.

On view: June 22, 2018 through July 22, 2018

The works featured in Rethinking Urbanism explore the social, cultural and political complexities of urban space. These complexities emerge in part through abstracted representations of density as with the work of Ramona Freeman, or the distillation of color that conveys a sense of bleakness as with Frank Lucero's "Traces of our Hands." The urban aesthetic and tone that connect the selected works all contribute to the defining of a metropolis-state. In this case, that definition takes shape in multiples and en masse, but with curiously a lack of human representation thus conveying a sense of urban isolationism rather than shared or communal space.

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Open Portfolio

Yesterday was the Open Portfolio event for MoPrint 2018. I was one of forty artists taking part in this energetic event that was hosted by RedLine. I can’t thank RedLine enough for their support of the arts in Denver.

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Poster by: Michael Keyes & Ray Tomasso

Poster by: Michael Keyes & Ray Tomasso

Printmaking: The Digital Debate

Yesterday I was a participant in a MoPrint 2018 panel discussion, held at the McNichol’s Civic Center Building. The topic was Printmaking: The Digital Debate, organized and moderated by master printer Mark Lunning (Open Press).

Left to right: Susan Oehme (Oehme Graphics), Mark Lunning (Open Press), Leon Loughridge (Dry Creek Art Press), John Bonath, myself.

Left to right: Susan Oehme (Oehme Graphics), Mark Lunning (Open Press), Leon Loughridge (Dry Creek Art Press), John Bonath, myself.

Pressing Matters interview

I’m in print! There’s a nice two page spread about my art and my current workspace (Art Gym Denver) in issue 3 of Pressing Matters Magazine.

Order issues of Pressing Matters HERE.

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Master Printers and Print Educators in Colorado

I feel a special honor to be included in the main MoPrint 2018 exhibit Master Printers and Print Educators in Colorado, on view at the McNichols Civic Center Building. Four of my monoprint lithographs were selected by curator Mark Lunning to be on display.

Exhibiting Artists: Patricia Branstead, Catherine Chauvin, Clinton Cline, James Dormer, Dennis Dalton, Jennifer Ghormley, Laura Grossett, Jean Gumpper, Theresa Haberkorn, Joe Higgins, Jade Hoyer, Katharine Leonard, Leon Loughridge, Mark A Lunning, Alicia McKim, Johanna Mueller, Ashley Nason, Anthony Ortega, Sue Oehme, Gregory Santos, Eugene Stewart-Huidobro, Sharon Strasburg

On view: January 13, 2018 through April 8, 2018

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Photo Plate Lithography Demonstration

Brandon Gunn and I will be giving a start-to-finish photo plate lithography demonstration at Art Gym. As part of the demo we'll show how you can indeed print a litho plate on an etching press!
6-8pm. Free to attend.

Co-Juror of print exhibit.

Brandon Gunn (Education Director, Tamarind Institute) and I were the co-jurors of imPressed: Destructive Beauty. This show is the 2nd annual, national call for entry printmaking exhibit at the Art Gym Gallery. Together we selected 27 prints which include a varied range of processes and combinations of: linocut, woodcut, mezzotint, aquatint, engraving, plate lithography, photo lithography, screen print, letterpress, photopolymer intaglio, monotype, and laser engraving.

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Exhibit

I'm pleased to have one of my Subway Showtime monoprint lithographs in the group exhibition Saturated, part of Print Austin, on display from January 15 - February 20, 2017. The show is presented by Flash Collective and CRAFT.

Saturated presents work by artists around the country whose prints feature intense use of color.  The vibrancy of many works is such that their true hues cannot be captured by a camera and can only be appreciated in person. Serigraphy, relief and lithography methods are utilized to create art ranging from abstract to representational, all attesting to the technical mastery of the included artists.

Subway Showtime 7  monoprint 5-color lithograph from photo plates 22x15 inches (bleed print) white Rives BFK 2016 signed, titled and numbered on verso

Subway Showtime 7
monoprint
5-color lithograph from photo plates
22x15 inches (bleed print)
white Rives BFK
2016
signed, titled and numbered on verso

 

Artists in Saturated:

Jamaal Barber, Atlanta, GA

Elizabeth Busey, Bloomington, IN

Veronica Ceci, Austin, TX

Raluca Iancu, Ruston, LA

Michelle Miller, Chicago, IL

Gregory Santos, Denver, CO

Kurt Seaberg, Minneapolis, MN