EXHIBITIONS – CURRENT
New Again – Small Works at C. R. Ettinger Studio and Gallery
At least twenty of my wood engravings are included in an exhibition of small works entitled New Again Cindi Ettinger Studio. This includes several new pieces that are being exhibited for the first time. There will be an open house Saturday, November 16th 1:00-5:00 P. M. The show continues until December 21st.
The six artists featured are Joan Curran, David Fertig, Rebecca Gilbert, Jim McElhinney, Sarah McEneaney and Bill Scott. All of the works in the gallery will be available.
C.R. Ettinger Studio Gallery features exhibitions of prints and printmaking related works. The gallery has irregular hours (usually open from noon till 6:00 Monday through Friday), but always best to contact before visiting. Also open by appointment 7 days a week.
I have two wood engravings in a biennial juried exhibition at Manhattan Graphics Center. The exhibition is on view November 1 – 30, 2019.
With its biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition, MGC celebrates the astounding feats of visual magic that artists can achieve in a diminutive space. This year, 210 works by 119 artists will be on view, selected from a total of 426 original entries. The artists represent 21 countries from around the world, including the USA, Canada, England, Ireland, France, Russia and New Zealand, among others. Within the USA, 24 states are represented. The works span a dazzling array of techniques and subject matter.
I have two wood engravings in this traveling exhibition that is currently installed at The Arts Center of St. Peter in St. Peter, Minnesota.
The exhibition opened Saturday November 9th. The Arts Center of Saint Peter is the final stop for the Wood Engravers’ Network Third Triennial, a traveling exhibition featuring 64 wood engravings by 37 different artists from the United States, Canada, Ireland, and Belgium.
This exhibition has been travelling the US for the past three years. A few of the other venues in the exhibition tour included Hamilton Wood Type Museum, Two Rivers Wisconsin; The Printing Museum, Haverhill, Massachusetts; Asheville Book Works, Asheville, NC; University or Oregon, Eugene, OR; Stockton University Art Gallery, Galloway, NJ; Noyes Museum of Art, Hammonton, NJ
This is the last stop for the Third Triennial Exhibition where it will be on display until December 29th.
EXHIBITIONS AND SALES – UPCOMING
POP! - THE PRINT CENTER BENEFIT AUCTION!
I’ve donated a small series of wood engravings to The Print Center’s Annual Benefit Auction. They are individually framed and will be sold as a single lot. This is your chance to add to your collection while supporting one of my favorite non-profits in the city of Philadelphia. Bidding begins at Paddle8 November 23rd and the live event will be Saturday, December 7, with a champagne preview at 5:00 p, and the main event taking place from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Tickets are on sale now. It’s such a fun event - I hope to see you there!
There will be several events and previews taking place in addition to the main event. Some of which are listed below:
VIP Preview, Tuesday, December 3rd, 5 - 7pm
Sponsors and Honorary Benefit Committee members enjoy a close-up look at the artwork with Executive Director Elizabeth Spungen and donating artists, and get the first chance to bid on specialty items. Contact Michele Bregande for information on Sponsorship or the Honorary Benefit Committee.
Emerging Collectors Preview, Wednesday, December 4th, 5 - 7pm
“Speed Date” your way through the works up for bid with Philly Stewards! Enjoy this fun opportunity to explore works by artists from all over the world and learn about growing your own art collection.
Registration required by November 30th to email@example.com
Public Preview, Thursday, December 5th, 12 - 6pm
In addition to the works being offered up in the auction, several of my color woodcuts are currently being featured on the walls of the gallery store.
Book Paper Scissors
Book Paper Scissors is an annual art sale showcasing works on paper, works made from paper, handmade paper, bookbinding, and artists books. I usually only participate as a spectator and shopper, but this year decided to sell some small works on paper including: wood engravings, movable printed paper toys, thaumatropes, and book plates. I’ll be tabling with my dear friend Valeria Kremser who will be selling her hand-made jewelry and other paper-based items.
The sale will be Saturday, December 7th, 2019 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Main branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Free Library of Philadelphia 1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, FL – Multiple Ones: New Perspectives in Print Media
I have two print installations being exhibited alongside many other impressive artists that I have long admired in the traveling exhibition Multiple Ones: New Perspectives in Print Media.
The exhibition was curated by Sheila Goloborotko and features the artwork of twenty contemporary artists.
Artist featured include Justin Barfield, Shawn Bitters, Vanessa B. Cruz, Florence Gidez, Rebecca Gilbert, Ruthann Godollei, Sheila Goloborotko, Brandie Grogan, John Hitchcock, Andrew Kozlowski, Lauren Kussro, Nathan Meltz, Guen Montgomery, Jill Parisi, Andrew Raftery, Samantha Parker Salazar, Marliee Salvator, Mizin Shin, Swoon, and Eszter Sziksz.
“There is a freshness and contemporary pulse to printmaking that is taking the art world by surprise,” said Sheila Goloborotko. These prints hang frameless, flexible, folded and are built like a puzzle or planted as a garden. All the prints were manipulated in some fashion – cut, burnt, fired, mounted, recorded or pasted, Goloborotko noted. And while all the pieces in this show are quite diverse, they all have one thing in common: They form an open-ended mode or a network of nomadic relationships among all the elements in the collective printmaking process. “I hope viewers will understand the importance of contemporary printmaking as it is represented in this exhibition as a sculptural, video, painterly and social practice,” Goloborotko said.
Former venues for the exhibition included William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art & The Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture, California Lutheran University and The Hunterdon Museum of Art in Clinton, New Jersey.
The next venue for this exhibition will be the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, FL, from April 1 - August 30, 2020.
UPCOMING ADULT COURSES AND WORKSHOPS
Wood Engraving with Letterpress
Fleisher Art Memorial
Combine your own image with text to create an editioned print, bookplate, or card. We’ll achieve this by creating wood engravings and printing them alongside of moveable type using Fleisher’s small proofing press and newly revitalized antique platen press.
The Course will take place ten consecutive Tuesday evenings. It will begin January seventh and run through March 10th, 2020.
Wood engraving is a relief process that involves using engraving tools to carve into the end grain of dense wood. This differs from woodcuts in that woodcuts are carved from plank grain using gouges, knives, and chisels. The difference allows the artist to create highly detailed images that can be printed many times.
No previous carving or printing experience is necessary, but patience, good eyesight, and a steady hand are very helpful.
For more information and to register, visit: https://reg137.imperisoft.com/Fleisher/ProgramDetail/3435303930/Registration.aspx
Introduction to Woodcut & Etching
The University of the Arts Continuing Studies Department
We’ll spend the first five weeks of this ten-week course making woodcuts, and the second ten weeks making etchings. Students will become familiar with the tools, language, methods, and materials used for making unique prints as well as limited editions in a safe, clean, and friendly print shop environment.
The course will run Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm beginning on January - April 9th. The class will not meet on March 12th, because the school will be closed for spring break during that time.
For more information and to register, visit: https://www.enrole.com/uarts/jsp/session.jsp?sessionId=20SPC-ADSN-8888N-01&courseId=ADSN-8888N&categoryId=13E5CAB8
401 S. Broad Street 2nd Floor, Room 205 Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 717-6006 firstname.lastname@example.org
I LOVE making wood engraving illustrations and am currently taking commissions for works with April/May deadlines. If interested, please contact me for a quote. Title the email “Wood Engraving Commission” and tell me a little bit about your project in the body of your email.