My letterpressed accordion book, In The Deep, has been added to the Sheffield International Artist’s Book Prize Online Catalogue! You can check it out here.
I still have a number of copies available through my etsy site.
I’m back from my trip to San Francisco to attend the SGCI Printmaker’s Conference! It was a big, intense conference. So many printmakers! I was a little overwhelmed at times.
The Conference’s HQ was at the Embarcadero Hyatt, but many events took place at college printmaking departments all over the bay area. I spent a lot of time on buses getting to and from the various satellite locations. Each location had a number of printmaking shows, and the quality of the work on display made me feel a little like a hack! However, I was less impressed with the panel selection at SGCI; there weren’t very many and I only one was able to attend was terrible. I had more fun at the Open Portfolio Session and the Vendor’s Fair. Overall, I prefer the College Book Arts Association conference for a variety of reasons (the smaller size, quality of panels and speakers, the relevance to my work, the community). I still had a great time at SGCI!
Printy goodness #sgci2014 #printmakers (at Hyatt Regency San Francisco)
I don’t have any of my own pictures of the Open Portfolio Event, but I did participate (in the Students and Emerging Artists Session). Each participant gets a table for a 50 minute session to showcase or sell their work (although I didn’t see many people selling). The Students and Emerging Artists Event ran for four sessions (I attended three) and the Professionals Open Portfolio ran for two. SGCI is a printmaker’s conference, and so there weren’t a lot of other book artists showing work. But many, many amazing printmakers! I had a lot of fun at this event, both when meeting people and discussing their work, and when showing off my own. Everyone was very positive and it was a bit of an ego booster, to be honest. I saw some stunning work there, and met a lot of cool people.
Suspension, linocut print
My contribution to this year’s SGCI Membership Exchange portfolio. The theme was “Bridges,” since the conference will be held in San Francisco on March 26-29. I’ll be carrying these prints with me when I fly up there this week. I’m excited to see how everyone else interpreted the theme! More posts on the conference will follow when I get back in April.
Today’s goal is to carve until my fingers fall off or I finish this block, whichever comes first.
Another Christmas gift: a stationary set for my sister.
New daily planner!
During my recent trip to the Bay Area I had the pleasure to visit Compound Gallery and Studios. They were hosting a letterpress exhibit, The Art of Letterpress II, in their gallery space. I came for the exhibit, but got a grand tour of Compound’s studio spaces as well. I was impressed with what I saw: Compound has a letterpress studio, a metals shop, a woodworking shop, screenprinting and etching facilities, a little garden and chicken run, as well as individual spaces for artists. While I was visiting a letterpress class was being taught on their handsome Chandler and Price. It made me wish I lived in the Bay Area again, so that I could take advantage of Compound resources and community.
Many thanks to Lena and Matt, my extremely generous hosts.