What a blast! Fun people, good prints, good food and the Kentucky Derby. It was wonderful to check in hourly with the blog and Facebook. Thousands of people all over the world are celebrating what we all love. Yay for Print Day in May!
Linda Craighead pulling a pastel transfer:
This solarplate etching by Jodie Doge:
This Solarplate is printed intaglio and relief. By Robynn Smith:
Noro Partido making prints:
Deborah Rantz’s Solarplate etching:
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MPC Printmakers will again open the studio doors to PDM participants this year. The MPC students have been working hard on both relief prints and viscosity monotypes this semester. The monotype class is using Caligo Safe Wash inks. Check out some work from last week’s critique:
For the second year in a row Akua Inks is joining the Print Day in May celebration. Share your artwork and photos on social media with the following hashtags. Some lucky participants, chosen at random, will receive gift certificates from Akua Inks, Arnhem Paper, and Speedball. Good luck!
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Photopolymer Intaglio – Beth Redmond
I just returned from two weeks in Iceland, working on two different print projects. In Olafsfjordur a small town in the north, four faculty members from Monterey Peninsula College taught a clay printing workshop for students at MTR, and upper secondary school with an arts focus. MTR and MPC are working on an exchange project this year called The Shared Seas, which is committed to strengthening connections through art.
In Reykjavik, San Francisco Bay Area printmaker Carrie Ann Plank and I gave a a talk to members of Islensk Grafik, on trends in Bay Area printmaking. This is in support of an exchange exhibition planned for late 2017 in San Francisco and 2018 in Reykjavik.
The Icelandic printmakers will join us again this year for Print Day in May. Watch for their posts on May 6!
Come to Blue Mouse Studios in Aptos, California for a 2 day Monotype Workshop this summer! Monotypes are my first printmaking love. With Ace Monotype artist Eva Bernstein assisting, you will have an immersion experience! For all levels, intro to expert. We’ll advance your practice and stoke the fire.
Hope to print with you in person this summer!
Great day as a very small, lovely print day became 9 people watching the Kentucky Derby and printing solarplates, Silk-Cut lino and clay plates.
So wonderful to feel the prints being made all over the world in the last 24 hours!