Happily, we're well into a bountiful May. Fresh starts, long mornings, and big prints. Lament is resurfacing in an exhibit of artists’ books in the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections on the theme of memorial. And a new book, The White Out will be included in an exhibit of book art inspired by Hedi Kyle, on view June 5–July 26 at 23 Sandy Gallery in Portland, Oregon.
Photos: Precious eggs; journal pages; new monotypes.
Spring is late. Photos of new and not-so-new books have been taken. A detail of each is here. Additional views and descriptions will be posted on the Books page—soon. Every single thing seems to be moving at the pace of our melting snow: slowly. Enjoy this in-between. I do.
Photos: The White Out (interior detail); Archipelago (spine detail).
We Had the Hare for Dinner is on view now at the Abecedarian Gallery in Denver, Colorado. I'm thrilled to once again be included in this international juried exhibiton of contemporary book works, Artists' Book Cornucopia VI. It showcases works by 46 artists from throughout the United States, Argentina, United Kingdom, Netherlands and South Korea. Please take a look—the work is wonderful.
Also on view now in the Flat File Project at Zeamays Printmaking is a new series of monotypes: Uttermost. The Flat Files house over 50 portfolios of prints by Zeamays members that represent examples of prints made using green technologies. You can view the collection online or in person at the studio in Florence, Massachusetts.
Photo: Detail, We Had the Hare for Dinner, unique book.
10th annual Zea Mays Printmaking studio sale, Saturday and Sunday, November 8 and 9, 10 am–5 pm. Original prints, artists’ books, cards, editioned wearables, live printmaking demonstrations, food trucks, and raffle. I will be demonstrating monotype printing on Saturday, 11 am to 1 pm.
Buy art for yourself. Buy art to give.
A new book for the October Systems exhibition is slowly becoming clearer.
My prints are not translations of a specific location but the coast of Maine is a frequent stop while I'm working in the studio wandering through memories. So, I'm particularly pleased that a selection of my work—along with other artists' prints from the Zea Mays Flat File—is traveling to Maine for
Plate to Paper at Chases Garage Gallery in York, Maine
August 30–October 5
Opening reception: Saturday, August 30, 4–7 pm
Read about Maine Magazine's visit to the Chases Garage Artist Studios & Gallery. They discovered the newly-opened gallery in between stops at Nubble Lighthouse and Pie in the Sky Bakery.
Photo: Mere no. 10. Monotype. 3 x 4 inches. Chases Garage courtesy of Chases.
I have been invited to participate in the fiber art exhibition: Texture and Substance. September 5–28 at Paper City Studios gallery in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Opening reception: September 5, 6–9 pm.
Over 360 people applied for the 2014 Open Studio Residency at Haystack in Maine. Fifty residents—of which I was one—representing a broad range of disciplines, from 21 states and 4 countries, attended. We worked, foraged for fresh ideas, made discoveries, and shared generously—at meals, in our cabins, in the studios, on the decks in between, and along the shore and trails we were the momentary stewards of. It was the kind of generosity that did not require instruction or modeling or nurturing. It was a gift, rare and enduring, like our 2 weeks on Deer Isle.
Photos top to bottom: view from the deck of Haystack upon arrival; from my sketchbook; drypoint; monotype; just a few of the "drowned islands" of Maine.
Happiest threading a needle and disappearing.