Past Exhibits

North by Northeast: Nova Scotia Printmakers

Open Reception Friday, April 6, 5-8pm
April 6 - April 30, 2012

The  Nova  Scotia  Printmakers  Association

The NSPA was founded in the early 80’s by Ed Porter, Bob Rogers (both long-time instructors at Nova Scotia College of Art Design) and other interested printmakers who saw a need to unite the printmakers of the province, many of whom had graduated from NSCAD. Their main objective was to promote original prints by encouraging regional print workshops, educating the public about the mysteries of real printmaking and the differences between it and reproductions, to help with marketing, to connect with printmakers around the world, and to exhibit the work of the NSPA.

The NSPA has had many membership exhibitions across the province, with other shows travelling to the States and abroad. The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia has a collection of
members’ prints. There are now regional printshops across the province, notably the Society ofAntigonish Printmakers at St. FrancisXavier University, a group at the Y’Arc, the community art centre in Yarmouth under Cecil Day and a group of printmakers in the Wolfville area. NSPA also has strong ties with the printmaking department at Mount Allison University, Sackville, and with IMAGO in Moncton, both in New Brunswick and with St. Michael’s Printshop in St. John’s and Sir Richard Grenfell printmaking department in Cornerbrook, both in Newfoundland.


The NSPA’s membership includes both practising professional printmakers and those with a more general interest in the printmaking media, and includes many members from outside the province. The association has managed to pull together the printmaking interests of the isolated corners and the urban centres of the province for the benefit of both the printmakers and their ever widening audience.

Ink Shop at Corning

The Ink Shop Printmaking Center & Olive Branch Press
will be featured in the Atrium Gallery of Corning Community College

Reception Fri, Feb 24  4:30-6:30pm

The show runs through March 23

Gallery hours are M-F 8:00am-5:00pm and Noon-4:00pm on Saturdays.

Ink Shop at Corning

 

The Ink Shop Prints at Corning will include work by more than 20 artists who have mastered the craft and art of the print. Their work shows the ongoing exploration of the traditional methods of printmaking, as well as an incorporation of new approaches, which include digital media, social and political themes, and more formal explorations in abstraction. This exhibit is evidence that these artists keep printmaking as an art form relevant to our modern cultural discourse. As such these artists bring new life and excitement to the field of contemporary printmaking.

 

Participating artists:

 

Katherine Anderson, Judy Barringer, Brandy Boden, Zevi Blum, Pamela Drix, Debra Dudick, Kathy Friedrich, Rebecca Godin, Liz Grantham, Kumi Korf, Pat Hunsinger, Peter Jogo, Craig Mains, Tim Merrick, Jim Mullen, Margaret Myers, Greg Page, Jenny Pope, Maddy Rosenberg, Kadie Salfi, Buzz Spector, Jae Sullivan, Caleb R. Thomas, Kay WalkingStick, Christa Wolf.
 

 


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Process and Purpose

A  selected show curated by:  Alan Singer
Reception Fri, Feb 3          Feb. 3 - Mar. 23, 2012

Process & Purpose is a new exhibition of innovative prints by ten adventurous artists, representing an evolution of the printmaking art form.

 


Keith Howard  Snake Tree Eve  (photogravure)

Process & Purpose highlights exciting prints made by a group of significant artists who extend the range of what printmaking is and will be.  These printmakers include artists who are internationally recognized as leaders in the field, as well as emerging younger talents.  One focus is a major trend in recent printmaking using non-toxic materials to make artwork.

The show contains over thirty works of art by the following artists:  Charlie Campbell, Bernice Cross, Keith Howard, Catherine Kernan, Friedhard Kiekeben, Ronald Netsky, Nicholas Ruth, Alan Singer, Satan’s Camaro, and Dan Welden.  Each participating artist contributes fresh energy by changing the scope of printmaking and confronting innovative subjects or procedures.  These artists invent new techniques and methods to express their cutting edge visions.The primary goal for “Process and Purpose” is to highlight terrific prints made by a group of significant artists that extends the range of what printmaking is and will be. Each artist has contributed fresh energy to this field and changed the scope of printmaking by confronting certain subjects or procedures.  Prints are made with new techniques that allow for specific imagery.  Sometimes artists have to invent the tools they use to achieve a desired result.

 "I see this exhibition as not only an opportunity to view a large group of gorgeous prints, but also as a place where artists can articulate the concepts they have in mind, and walk us through the way they manifest their ideas."

 

Charlie-Cambell Charlie Campbell

ernice-Cross Bernise Cross

 Alan-Singer Alan Singer

Catherine-Kernan Catherine Kernan

Dan-Welden Dan Welden

Friedhard Kiekeben Friedhard-Kiekeben

Keith Howard Keith-Howard

Nicholas Ruth Nicholas-Ruth

Ronald Netsky Ronald-Netsky

Santan's Camaro Satan's Camaro


Ink Shop Printmakers at Druckwerkstatt, Berlin

Ink Shop at Druckwerkstatt, Berlin

Opening reception Thursday, October 13, 5-8 pm -

Druckwerkstatt

Bethanien, Berlin,  Mariannenplatz

Ink Shop Printmakers, Ithaca, New York are exhibiting at Druckwerktatt, Berlin. 
Katherine Friedrich, Debra Dudick, Pamela Drix, Rebecca Godin, Liz Grantham,Pat Hunsinger, Karen Klee-Atlin, Kumi Korf, Karen Kucharski, Craig Mains, Margaret Myers,Greg Page, Kadie Salfi, Jae Sullivan, Caleb Thomas, Susan Weisend, Christa Wolf.

 

Druckwerkstatt im Kulturwerk des bbk berlin GmbH
Mariannenplatz 2
10997 Berlin
 

tel 030 614015-70
druckwerkstatt@bbk-kulturwerk.de

Mo 13:00 - 21:00 Uhr / Di - Fr 9:00 - 17:00 Uhr
 

druckwerkstat opening
Opening Reception

 

 


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In Tents: Prints from the Art Fair Circuit

Reception Fri, Dec.2, 5-8pm  Nov. 4 - Dec. 23
In Tents Prints from the Art Fair Ciruit 

“In Tents” Curated by Jenny Pope will include 6 great printmakers. They are all full time artists, traveling thousands of miles a year to get their work out to the public. They are tenacious and business wise trying to make a life and a living by taking their work on the road. The artists are Heinrich Toh Kansas City MO, Daryl Storrs Huntington VT, Christopher Plummer Alexandria KY, Ann Eldridge Bradford NH, Johanna Mueller Denver CO, Marina Terauds Leeper MI.

In  Tents booth shots

 


Mueller  From Your Heart

Eldridge  Seaside Camper

Plummer  City Houses

 
 
Being “on the circuit” selling art full time is an interesting life. All of us have loads of gear; tents, portable walls and pedestals, directors chairs, and a large van to pack it all in. Dodge Sprinters, Ford Cargo Vans and a whole medley of Minivans drive in and out of cities full of artists and their gear. We set up in streets, fields, courtyards, and shopping plazas. The show usually goes on regardless of hail, hurricanes, downpours, and sweltering heat.

This year I heard a number of stories from the midwest of tents blowing away. During the heat wave in July artists were standing in buckets of ice water to keep cool. My booth flooded in Pennsylvania due to hurricane Irene. There are times where I stand in the rain for days and barely make back my booth cost, when I miss my partner and my poodle, or my tire blows out on the journey. Even so, it is encouraging when somebody purchases something from me and says that they have never bought art before or when a newly married couple tells me they are going to make art a part of their lives. I know I don't have to wake up in the morning and drive to a job that I don't care about, and everything I do for my business will continue to pay off, I just have to keep showing up. A colleague once said, “being your own boss = priceless.”

 

 
Terauds  Gardners Heart

 


Storrs  Winter View

 

 I am an advocate for people who want to try art festivals to get out there and do it! It is not just grandma's painted jars and grandpa's whittled ducks for sale, there is some truly wonderful work.  If there is a festival in your town, appreciate the vendors on the street and think about the path (or super highway) they took to make it easy for you to see their wares.

~Jenny Pope


Toh  Midnight Bloom #17

   

 

 



2011 Print Sale

 

 December 2 - 20, 2011

Buy something local and well made, buy prints from Ink Shop Printmakers. New prints are being added every day, so stop back and see more and more prints!

Niall Naessens

Reception Fri, Sep. 2, 5-8pm  September 2 - October 28
 

Niall Naessens was born in Dublin in 1961. He is a graduate of the National College of Art and Design. He has a long association with the Graphic Studio Dublin and was a director between 2001 and 2006. He more recently set up, and now manages, Cló Cill Rialaig (print workshop) on behalf of the Cill Rialaig Project. Although primarily a printmaker he also paints. He is a figurative landscape artist with a particular interest in the sea. Naessens now lives in Brandon in West Kerry with his wife and family.

 

During his time at the Graphic Studio Dublin he was involved in the conception and organisation of several major print exhibitions as well as many other group shows in Ireland. He has been a regular exhibitor at the RHA Annual Exhibition; Éigse; London Original Print Fair at the Royal Academy and the Oireachtais Exhibition. His work has also been shown in print shows and biennales in France, Sweden, UK, Slovenia, the US and Canada. 

 

His work is in many collections including the Bank of Ireland, the Contemporary Art Society of Ireland and Dublin City University. He has been commissioned by University College Dublin, Dublin Port and the Department of Foreign Affairs amongst others. 

 

Social Justice

Social Justice

Opening Reception Fri, Sep. 2, 5-8pm
Sep. 2 - Sep. 28

This exhibition is a reflection and a statement about current social justice issues and events on a local, national, and international level. The topics of social justice are vast: racism, classicism, sexuality, poverty, etc. Submitted work may be any technique of printmaking: narrative, abstraction, figurative, and conceptual. This art serves to educate and sensitize the viewer to various issues while conveying an underlying philosophy to the commitment to social justice, humanism, and collective responsibility. Expressions of strength, pain, humor, as well as defiance used by the artist reflect not only their diverse personal views and opinions, but also are used to facilitate awareness and promote dialogue.  Daumier, Kathe Kollwitz, Goya, Sue Coe, ASARO, The Beehive Collective, John Hitchcock, and Eric Avery serve as good examples of artists whose work continues in the long tradition of social justice advocacy. We encourage submissions using all forms of printmaking techniques.


Juror Dusty Herbig
Statement
First, I would like to thank the committee at the Ink Shop, for inviting me to select work for this exhibition. Social Justice is a particularly poignant subject for the title of a national exhibition in today’s complicated sociopolitical climate. Given the constant tide of fresh and recurring subject matter for activist artists to explore, the opportunity to select work for this exhibition should be a diagrammatic experience of current issues.

During a recent lecture by a prominent social activist, I was empowered, hearing references and explanations to the term stability, and instability on numerous occasions. This terminology describing subtle interpretation of foreign policy, and its definitions, resonated with me and will certainly find its way into future creative research and academic expectations.

This recent experience and my invitation to jury this exhibition were serendipitous and rejuvenated the rigor in my activist/artistic practice.  With fresh perspective about what sociopolitical priorities might be, I look forward to seeing what the artists of 2011 have to say about our world, both good and bad.

Biography: 
Dusty Herbig is an Assistant Professor of Art, and the Director of Lake Effect Editions at Syracuse University, where he teaches lithography, intaglio, serigraphy, relief, digital printmaking, letterpress, and all levels of advanced and graduate print courses. Herbig earned an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2002, and his BFA from Fort Hays State University, in Hays, KS in 1996.

Herbig exhibits nationally, participating in juried exhibitions from Los Angeles to Miami to New York City, and internationally, including shows in Canada, Spain, Taiwan, Brazil, Germany, South Korea, Scotland, Pakistan, China, Argentina, Japan, and Poland. His socially provocative work is in the permanent collections of many institutions, including: The Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, KUMU: The Art Museum of Estonia, Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence, KS, The Hunterdon Museum of Art, Hunterdon, NJ The Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA, Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, NYC, among others. He currently lives and works in Syracuse, NY.                  View Herbig’s work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ink Shop Members Exhibition

Opening Reception Fri, July 1, 5-8pm
July 1 - August 26

Ink Shop Annual Members' Exhibition  2011

Pamela Drix - Sunlit Green Orchid StudyThe Ink Shop Printmaking Center's Annual Members' Exhibit features Ink Shop artists exploring many varied printmaking techniques. The Ink Shop has developed a solid reputation for providing professionally curated exhibitions. We have shown artists/printmakers from all over the world and been invited to show our work nationally and internationally, as far away as Japan.  Our popular classes, taught by members, include intaglio, etching, lithography, bookbinding, wood cut and screen printing. Come July and August and explore our exhibit of over twenty member artists.

 

Karen Klee-Atlin - The JuntaClarissa Plank - Japanese Beetles

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by Arthur Whitman

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