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  • Fanny Retsek 7:42 pm on October 7, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Highlights from Adelaide, Melbourne and Impact7 

    From September 13 to October 1, 2011 I was in Adelaide and Melbourne, Australia where I taught a few printmaking workshops and attended Impact7, the International Printmaking Conference.

    I taught a short non-toxic copper etching workshop at the University of South Australia (UniSA) in Adelaide which was followed up by a 3-day workshop in the same subject at Adelaide College of the Arts (AC Arts). This workshop was organized by my friend, graduate school mentor/instructor and former studio partner, Sandra Starkey Simon, who now lives and works in Adelaide. The workshop was funded by a grant from the Helpmann Academy and was attended by students from AC Arts, UniSA and Adelaide Central College of Art. It was a blast. The students were amazing. You can check out pictures of the workshop here.

    I also partnered again with Sandra at her studio, known as Magpie Print Studio, and taught a one-day Chine Colle workshop. Magpie is a beautiful facility located in the hills above Adelaide. It is surrounded by eucalyptus forest, and yes, koalas. In fact, there was a koala in a tree just outside the studio as we taught. It’s true. That’s him in the picture below. See more pictures here.

    When the teaching was done I traveled to Melbourne for Impact7, the International Interdisciplinary Printmaking Conference. I attended 4 days of lectures, exhibitions and demonstrations. Basically all printmaking, all the time. One of the highlights for me was seeing the Australian Print Workshop. What a beautiful studio and great program! And overall a great trip! Or, as they say in South Australia, it was heaps of fun.

     
  • Susan O'Malley 5:20 pm on April 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Print Fair Artist Profile #27: Gloria Huet 

    Name:  Gloria Huet
    Website:  http://www.gloriahuet.com
    Education:  BFA from SJSU in 2009, currently pursuing MFA at SJSU Reside in Fremont, CA
    Making works on paper since 2004
    Preferred printmaking process:  monotype
    Most recent exhibition:  Three-artists group show at SJSU Art Dept. in Feb. 2011
    Three words to describe my works: geometric, raw, movement
    What everyone should know about printmaking:  The printmaking process involves an intimate balance between control and innovation.
    If I wasn’t a printmaker, I’d be an opera singer
    Cats or Dogs? cats

    See more of Gloria’s prints at the Print Fair at ArtHouse at the ICA on Sunday, May 1,  from 11am-4pm.

     
  • Susan O'Malley 5:16 pm on April 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Print Fair Artist Profile #26: Sieglinde Van Damme 

    Name: Sieglinde Van Damme
    Website url: 
    http://www.studiosieg.com
    Education: 
    Master In Economic Sciences, currently working on my MFA at SJSU
    Reside in:
    San Jose, CA
    Making works on paper
    since I discovered that video artists must go crazy if they only work on a computer!
    Preferred printmaking process: 
    photo-polymer intaglio
    Most recent exhibition:  
    last week
    Three words to describe your work:
    photographic, ambiguous, layered
    What everyone should know about printmaking:
    the going is tough but the end is SO liberating!
    If I wasn’t an artist,
    I’d be totally unhappy …
    Cats or Dogs?
    Sigh, neither …

    See more of Sieglinde’s prints at the Print Fair at ArtHouse at the ICA on Sunday, May 1,  from 11am-4pm.

     
  • Fanny Retsek 5:32 pm on April 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Print Fair Artist Profile #24: Vladimir Sepetov 

    Name: Vladimir Sepetov
    Website url:
    Working on it!
    Education:
    About to graduate Harker High, Class of 2011
    Reside in:
    Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
    Making works on paper since:
    2010
    Preferred printmaking process:
    Monotype and silk screen
    Most recent exhibition: 
    AP Studio Art Exhibition 2011
    Three words to describe your work:
    geometry, words, me
    What everyone should know about printmaking:
    Process, process, process.
    If I wasn’t a printmaker, I’d be:
    A chef or a unicorn.
    Cats or Dogs?
    Catz

    See more of Vladimir’s prints at the Print Fair at ArtHouse at the ICA on Saturday, April 30,  from 11am-4pm.

     
    • Vlad 6:35 am on April 27, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I’m sure that means to say April 30th🙂 and not august.

      • Fanny Retsek 4:57 pm on April 27, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks Vlad! Sorry, it is fixed now. April 30 it is!

  • Fanny Retsek 9:03 pm on April 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Print Fair Artist Profile #23: Mary Souza 

    Name:
  Mary Souza
    Website url: 
    http://www.msouza.com
    Education: 
    UC Berkeley + LIFE + Print Mentors  (Judy Lozano, Robin McCloskey, Steven Holloway, Theodora Varnay Jones, Fanny Retsek)
    Reside in:
    Cupertino
    Making works on paper since:
    Mrs. Otterstein’s 1st & 2nd Grade Class – One of a kind originals signed by Mary Wold. Full bleed works such as “Dirt Truck” from the truck/train study and  “We Keep Quiet While Others Are Reading” (with accompanying essay: “We are good workers. We do are (sic) best and do not talk. We are always finding something to do. I like to draw on paper. We help each other.”)
    Preferred printmaking process: 
    monotype
    Most recent exhibition:
     ICA Auction and Monotype Marathon
    Three words to describe your work:
    complex, thoughtful/spontaneous
    What everyone should know about printmaking:
    the thrill of peeling the print from the plate + happy accidents
    If I wasn’t a printmaker, I’d be:
    eating chocolate & procrastinating
    Cats or Dogs?
    Cat Stevens, Grateful Dawg

    See more of Mary’s prints at the Print Fair at ArtHouse at the ICA on Saturday, April 30th,  from 11am-4pm.

     
  • Fanny Retsek 8:56 pm on April 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Print Fair Artist Profile #22: Sydell Lewis 

    Name: Sydell Lewis
    Website url:www.sydellart.com
    Education:
    Cooper Union Art School, ( painting major) NY, University of Michigan ( B.S. in Chemistry)
    Reside in:
    Sunnyvale
    Making works on paper since:
    1980
    Preferred printmaking process:
    acrylic monotype
    Most recent exhibition:
    “Robert Allen Fine Art Gallery, Sausalito, CA “Abstract Painting by Selected Gallery Artists Nov-Dec. 2010
    Three words to describe your work:
    complex, abstract, colorful
    What everyone should know about printmaking:
    It requires thinking in reverse, and preplanning
    If I wasn’t a printmaker, I’d be:
    a ballroom dancer
    Cats or Dogs?
    Plants

    See more of Sydell’s prints at the Print Fair at ArtHouse at the ICA on Sunday, May 1,  from 11am-4pm.

     
  • Fanny Retsek 9:30 am on April 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Print Fair Artist Profile #21: Barbara Morris 

    Name: Barbara Morris
    Website url:

    Education:  MFA UC Berkeley
    Reside in: Forest Knolls, CA
    Making works on paper since: Began with stone lithography in grad school in 1985, took up again in 2008
    Preferred printmaking process: Monoprint
    Most recent exhibition:  Barbara Morris Recent Work, San Geronimo Community Center August 2010
    Three words to describe your work: Vibrant, personal, expressionistic
    What everyone should know about printmaking: Every time you pull a print is like opening a present.
    If I wasn’t a printmaker, I’d be: Missing out!

    See more of Barbara’s prints at the Print Fair at ArtHouse at the ICA on Saturday, April 30 from 11am-4pm.

     
  • Fanny Retsek 9:30 am on April 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Print Fair Artist Profile #20: Liz Maxwell 

    Name: Liz Maxwell
    Website:http://www.lizmaxwell,com
    Education:
    UC Berkeley 1976, followed by about 10 years evening, weekend, and summer sessions at CCAC Oakland
    Reside in :
    Oakland
    Making works on paper since:
    about 1980
    Preferred printmaking process:
    monotype, mixed media
    Most recent exhibition:
    Arts on Fire XV, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica
    Three words to describe your work:
    Color, symbolic abstraction
    What everyone should know about printmaking:
    Try it! Nothing like it!
    If I wasn’t a printmaker, I’d be:
    wanting to be one
    Cats or Dogs?
    Cats!

    See more of Liz Maxwell’s prints at the Print Fair at ArtHouse at the ICA on Saturday, April 30 from 11am-4pm.

     
  • Susan O'Malley 12:00 am on April 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Print Fair Artist Profile #19:Ann Knickerbocker 

    Name: Ann Knickerbocker
    Website url:
    http://annknickerbocker.com
    Education:
    Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York (BA in English Literature) and Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York  (Master’s in Literary Criticism)
    Reside in:
    Oakland, California (for last three years… previously in Normandy, France, and before that, Upstate New York)
    Making works on paper since:
    2009; paintings on paper, canvas and wood since 1989
    Preferred printmaking process:
    monotype
    Most recent exhibition:
    at dot real estate in Jack London Square, Oakland, from March 2010
    Three words to describe your work:
    abstract, color, movement
    What everyone should know about printmaking:
    that it pairs beautifully with painting, but that the spontaneity and the surprise elements combine to grant monotypes a special, luminous quality
    If I wasn’t a printmaker, I’d be:
    Ella Fitzgerald
    Cats or Dogs?
    Cows…we lived next to a dairy farm for 2 years in Normandy

    See more of Ann’s prints at the Print Fair at ArtHouse at the ICA on Sunday, May 1,  from 11am-4pm.

     
  • Fanny Retsek 9:30 am on April 22, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Print Fair Artist Profile #18: Michael Cutlip 

    Name: Michael Cutlip
    Website url:  http://www.michaelcutlip.com
    Education:
    BA Studio Arts (painting)
    Reside in:
    Berkeley CA
    Making works on paper since:
    1996
    Preferred printmaking process:
    Monotype
    Most recent exhibition:
    Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael CA / Solo Exhibition, March 2011
    Three words to describe your work:
    Spontaneous, humorous, painterly
    What everyone should know about printmaking:
    Try it!!
    If I wasn’t a printmaker, I’d be:
    a Super Hero
    Cats or Dogs?
    Dogs!!!

    See more of Michael’s prints at the Print Fair at ArtHouse on Sunday, May 1 from 11am-4pm.

     
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