Monday, December 31, 2018


Our New Year’s card

We hope to reemerge from our shelter this coming year. 
In the meantime:
Happy New Year!

Monday, December 24, 2018


                                         Cover by Emsh from Galaxy Science Fiction, January 1956

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Pressing Matters IX: Printmakers Group Show

The 9th annual Pressing Matters show at the Maurice Del Mue Galleries, San Geronimo Valley Community Center has come and gone.

                                       Katya McCulloch’s amazing reduction block

This year’s crew of printmakers --exhibiting woodcuts, linocuts, lithographs, silkscreen, etchings, collograpahs, monotypes and mono prints and other variations on printmaking--include Fred L. Berensmeier, Geoff Bernstein, Martha Cederstrom, Danielle Fogel, Zachary Gilmour, Lars Johnson, Elan Kamesar, Sophia Larsen, Katya McCulloch, Cindy Miracle, Barbara Morris, Elaine Nehm, Larry Rippee, Gabriele Schwibach, Xander Weaver-Scull, and James Craft, Bruce Fowler, Gary Harrell, Samuel Marquez and Michael Williams of the San Quentin Prison Project.

Here are atlas a few of the works from the show (I hope to dig up more).

                                   Collograph by Fred Lee Berensmeier

Monotype, Xerox-transfer and ink by Sophia Larsen

                                                  Etching by Sophia Larsen

                                                Etching by Sophia Larsen

Xander Weaver Scull’s complex stencil/monoprint technique (usually with his own hand made inks)

Two more by Xander Weaver Scull

                        A multi media approach by Martha Cederstrom

“Noctua’ mixed media block print by Danielle Fogel

                                   Two silkscreen’s by Geoff Bernstein

                                   Monoprints by Barbara Morris

Here are a few pieces from the San Quentin Prison Project

Linocut by James Craft

Lino block print by Samuel Marquez 

           The stunning five-color reduction block print 'Back Door Man" by Gary Harrell

         Thanks to Katya McCulloch for providing the work from her San Quentin students

Lars Johnson, in a departure from his abstract work contributed these woodcuts:

And, oh yea, my anxious piece, titled “Normalization of Deviance”

There was much more to the show than this. My apologies to artists not present here.

I’ll post more shots from the show when they emerge.