Shows just came down at the Emerson in Bozeman and Missoula Art Museum. Upcoming is a showing of Cataclysm at the Holter Museum and the Bozeman Studio Tour Nov. 3 and 4.
Here is the entirety of Communities West II. I have titled each print with the Artist's name. This has been one of my favorite projects to co-curate with Andrew Rice every couple of years and am so looking forward to this years exchange.
I spent the evening going through a few portfolios. Below are some select images from the exchanges. I need a framing genie. *poof* and everything is beautifully framed. The issue with working in frame shops for years has become that it is like pulling teeth to frame anything. This may be why my work turned into installation and works on panel. The exchanges were "Rocky Mountain Response" organized by Melanie Yazzie after RMPA in Salt Lake City and "Disguise" juried by Alexa Unser and David Wischer.
Big changes in the studio over the last little bit. Reorganizing and making a more functional working space in the studio. It's a dumpster fire right now but well on its way to a better workspace. As part of the process I'm moving flat files and re organizing my own prints and collection. I never get tired of looking through trades, purchases and portfolios from friends and colleagues that have come into my possession over the last decade. A longer (and better shot quality) cataloging process may begin in short order but for now here are a few shots of things that brought me joy today. More to come soon.
Hoffman is hoping for a horizon line and some rolling hills, not bad for a bunch of high schoolers first woodcuts!
rolled out a new Zamenhof's Trials piece to fill a void in the house and finally hung some prints from the collection. My aversion to framing notwithstanding it is great to have Christa Carleton and Jason Clark on the wall. They are both right in front of the dinner table and have provided some good conversations with the kiddos
We have been talking about collaboration and the power of a group of people set towards a similar goal in my drawing class. This has coincided with the start of our linocut unit so as a preliminary exercise I have the students cutting and printing as many cows as possible over the next couple of days. Below is the beginning of the herd and hopefully the beginnings of a few printmakers too;)
Students were given almost no direction about the cows. The only rule has been that during class they couldn't look at any kind of cow reference.
My class is once again working on woodcuts so I made my semesterly trip over to ace hardware for their largest maple cabinet knobs. Cut off the mounting screw and screw the two knobs together and Voila! You get my favorite hand printing tool all for under $3. This is the tool I used for two years to print the key images on John Buck's blocks.
Well those went quick! Thanks to all who responded! If you didn't get a sticker in time zip over to the /studio page and pick a few up along with a dumpster fire card. When you just can't yell any more at least you can write it down and put a sticker somewhere moderately inappropriate.
Printing some stickers to assuage daily angst. I am sending out free stickers to the first 20 responders on any platform, send your address and I'll send a sticker! If you miss the offer or want more they will show up in the slash studio section of my site in the next week. PM me for more info!