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Communities West II

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. 

more from the collection

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. 

woodcut by Eunkang Koh

woodcut by Eunkang Koh

Lithograph by Kathryn Polk

Lithograph by Kathryn Polk

woodcut by Melanie Yazzie

woodcut by Melanie Yazzie

Woodcut by Sylvia Taylor

Woodcut by Sylvia Taylor

My piece for the "Disguise" portfolio. I believe I was struggling with the weight of moving, leaving grad school, having our first child. I also needed new jeans apparently. Softground etching over a lasercut relief surface.

My piece for the "Disguise" portfolio. I believe I was struggling with the weight of moving, leaving grad school, having our first child. I also needed new jeans apparently. Softground etching over a lasercut relief surface.

Great hand colored woodcut by Neal Harrington

Great hand colored woodcut by Neal Harrington

Reorganizing and rediscovering gems in the collection

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. 

small mezzotint by Art Werger

small mezzotint by Art Werger

just a bunny. This was a print from a block made for demo at the WaterWorks Museum by Calli Nissen. 

just a bunny. This was a print from a block made for demo at the WaterWorks Museum by Calli Nissen. 

Detail from a photopolymer piece by Sara Schleicher. 

Detail from a photopolymer piece by Sara Schleicher. 

Detail of an etching by David Williams. 

Detail of an etching by David Williams. 

I think this one was by Justin Powell (@justindangerson) from a class in undergrad. Piece is titled "Red Violin" 

I think this one was by Justin Powell (@justindangerson) from a class in undergrad. Piece is titled "Red Violin" 

detail from one of Julie Williams' amazing  reduction woodcuts. 

detail from one of Julie Williams' amazing  reduction woodcuts. 

Detail from a many colored silkscreen by Bill Thompson. Dave brought him in as a visiting artist when we were at NAU many years ago. They were printed using hand stretched screens, none of those fancy aluminum frame jobbies. DIY silkscreen at its best.

Detail from a many colored silkscreen by Bill Thompson. Dave brought him in as a visiting artist when we were at NAU many years ago. They were printed using hand stretched screens, none of those fancy aluminum frame jobbies. DIY silkscreen at its best.

Lastly a detail from a Sean Star Wars print that I had totally forgotten about! Reasons to go hunting back through the collections:) This was part of a grab bag set of prints sold by Canonball Press

Lastly a detail from a Sean Star Wars print that I had totally forgotten about! Reasons to go hunting back through the collections:) This was part of a grab bag set of prints sold by Canonball Press