Saturday, November 15, 2014

Pressing Matters V: Printmaker's Group Show

The 5th Annual Pressing Matters: Printmaker's Group Show is underway.

This year’s show highlights the woodcuts, etchings, monotypes,
serigraphs, linocuts, lithographs and stencil art of 20 local printmakers.

Featured artists include Bea Benjamin, Fred L. Berensmeier, Geoff Bernstein, Martha Cederstrom, Diane Cokely, Danielle Fogel, Dave Getz, Dave Hunter, Elan Kamesar, Jack Kamesar, Katya McCulloch, Nancy Montoya, Barbara Morris, Elaine Nehm, Sirima Sataman, Gabriele Schwibach, Xander Weaver-Scull, Melissa West, Zoltron and me.

Here’s a sampling from the show:

"Creation" lino block print by Melissa West

"Permeable Form" a woodcut reduction print by Katya McCulloch

A linocut bt Elan Kamesar

Stone lithograph by Elan

The very talented Elan Kamesar in studio

"Strolling Ostrich Echoing Ancestors" an aquatint etching by Fred Lee Berensmeier

Here master printmaker Fred Berensmeier is showing the original plate for his collograph
"Ancient Raven Spirits Untangle Modern String Theory"

This beautiful hand painted Sumi in stencil print by Xander Weaver-Scull is huge.

Xander's "Gray Wolf (Endangered)"

Xander discussing his printing-stencil techniques. (For the print he is holding up he made his own ink from blueberries).

"Hide & Seek" a color etching by Gabriele Schwibach

Here is the original printing block by Nancy Monyoya (I like that the wood still has it's bark).

"Virgen de Guadelupe" lino cut also by Nancy Montoya

"Our Lady of the Redwoods" lino block print by Melissa West. 

And yet another fine piece by Melissa West,

This year we had quite a few silkscreen prints.

Here's a nice one by Dave Getz

And a silkscreen poster by Dave Hunter

Zoltron's "Willy Wonka" silkscreen poster

I really like this Primus poster by Zoltron

The enigmatic Zoltron himself

The Valley Room

Danille Fogel's "Study Spring and Summer: Animals, Alchemy & John Keats" and "Study Fall and Winter: Animals, Alchemy & John Keats"

Elaine Nehm's print table at the opening

Elaine Nehm's monoprint "On Newsprint 12"

Gabrielle's Schwibach's color etching "Let's dance"

There's much more and perhaps I'll get some more photos up later. The show runs until the end of November in the Maurice Del Mue Galleries of the San Geronimo Valley Community Center.

Artwork copyright the respective artists

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