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POP! The Power of Printmaking

POP! The Power of Printmaking, is a juried exhibition that explores the unique ability of printmakers to express concerns about the world around them and share thoughts, ideas and visions thru printmaking. In the spirit of collaboration & cooperation, printmakers are encouraged to collaborate with illustrators, designers & other artists to create new works.  Open to printmakers and printmaker/collaborator teams submitting original work. Fine printmaking forms are eligible: intaglio (etching, engraving, drypoint, aquatint, mezzotint, lithography), monoprint, woodcut, linoleum block, letterpress, silkscreen, collagraph are eligible. (NOTE: Giclees and reproductions are NOT eligible.)  THE JURORS  MICHELLE WILSON is a printmaker, papermaking, book, installation, and social practice artist. She is also one-half of the ongoing collaborative, political art team BOOK BOMBS. She has exhibited her work both internationally and in the United States, including participation in biennials such as Philadelphia’s Philagrafika 2010 and the 2006 Second International Biennial for the Artist’s Book in Alexandria, Egypt. She a recipient of numerous awards, fellowships and grants, including an Artist-Investigator Award, a Puffin Grant, and the Lenore Adelman Award for Book Arts. In 2015, Creative Capital designated her an ‘On Our Radar’ artist. Wilson currently teaches printmaking at San Jose State University and Stanford University.  LUZ MARINA RUIZ works in printmaking, book arts, drawing, painting and installation. Her work is inspired by the world of dreams and nature. Luz Marina was born in Cali, Colombia and immigrated at an early age to New York. She studied printmaking, painting and drawing at the University of California at Berkeley, where she received a BA, MA, and MFA. She taught design, drawing, painting and printmaking at: Mills College, Art Academy University, Diablo Valley College, and City College San Francisco. She designed and implemented a printmaking program at Diablo Valley College. Currently, she teaches in the first year program at CCA and serves as the president of the California Society of Printmaking.  C.K.ITAMURA is an autodidactic interdisciplinary artist, designer and producer. Her work blurs the lines between mediums as she combines printmaking, photography, book arts and mixed media, with social commentary and personal idealism, to create participatory work and conceptual installations. She is an artist member of The Center for the Book Arts, a director at San Francisco Center for the Book, and a board member and exhibition chairperson for Healdsburg Center for the Arts.  EXHIBITION SPONSOR  POP! The Power of Printmaking is sponsored by Peach Farm Studio Deadline for Submissions: March 30, 2017 Jurying: will happen April 1 thru April 9, 2017 Notification of Acceptance: April 10, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 20, 2017, 5:00 to 7:00 PM
Exhibition Dates: May 20 thru July 16, 2017
Closing Tea: Sunday, July 20, 2017, 2:00 to 4:00 PM

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