Posts Tagged ‘Exhibitions’

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Friday, April 16th, 2010

Exhibits. Book fairs. Lectures. Presentations. Competitions. Courses. Demonstrations. . . . If you are aware of events or exhibits that might be of interest to the fine press book community, why not email us the details so we can post them on our Events & Exhibits listing. Let us help you get the word out!

Don’t forget to check our listings often so you don’t miss what’s happening in the world of private presses and the book arts.

— Paul Razzell

New Exhibit at St. Jude’s opens Saturday, March 20. This will be showing prints by Penny Bhadresa. Don’t you wish you were there?

Friday, March 19th, 2010

From the St Jude’s press release:

‘Please join us for a glass of wine from 11am on Saturday 20th March to celebrate the opening of our new exhibition.

It’s a welcome return to St. Jude’s for Penny Bhadresa with this solo show exhibiting work that reflects her interest in the natural world, landscape and garden settings.

She aims to incorporate into her work the underlying shapes and forms that impose structure and design on a subject. Evoking atmosphere through use of colour, texture, pattern and line, she creates a visual celebration of cherished places and moments.

From Saturday 20th March to Saturday 10th April 2010. Open from Thursday to Saturday from 10am-4pm.

These are just a few of the many prints we’ll be exhibiting. View the full selection.’

Above: ‘Out for a Stroll’ by Penny Bhadresa

—Paul Razzell

California in Relief: A History in Wood and Linocut Prints

Monday, July 27th, 2009


I’m passing on this announcement from the Hearst Art Gallery and Art Knowledge News’ background article about the Hearst’s current show.

Opening July 25 through September 20: California in Relief: A History in Wood and Linocut Prints

Guest curator Art Hazelwood has selected nearly 100 works spanning a century of Golden State art history. Especially in Northern California, printmaking has been in the forefront of several distinctive art movements that have influenced, and been influenced by, cultural and political events of our time.  The prints and books are divided into eight areas of focus: the Arts and Crafts movement; the Labor School; Wood engraving; Asian influence; Abstraction; the GI Bill and the establishment of the university print department; Latino art; and Fine press print publishers. Characterized by technical virtuosity and innovation, these stunning woodcuts, wood engravings, linocuts and artists’ books represent the full range, power and beauty of the medium.

Among the artists represented are Robert Arneson, Lucienne Bloch, Linda Lee Boyd, Richard V. Corrrell, Antonio Fransconi, Juan Fuentes, Leon Gilmour, Willima S. Rice, Gustave Baumann, George M. Hibi, Helen Hyde, Tom Killion, Bertha Lum, Emmanuel C. Montoya, Chiura Obata, Emmy Lou Packard, Mildred Rackley, Roy Ragle, Frank Rowe, Elizabeth Norton, San Quentin Artists in Corrections, Charles Surendorf, Wayne Thiebaud, William Wiley, and William Wolff.  A complete checklist, with color images, is available in the Gallery.

Note: The title of the show should not be confused with Richard Wagener’s recent book of engravings, California in Relief (Book Club of California, 2009), however this book is included in the show.

— Paul Razzell

History of Fine Printing with a Special Salute to the Richard C. Jenkinson Collection of Notable Books and Broadsides

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009


Nearly 85 years ago, the Newark Public Library was the recipient of an outstanding donation of 288 books showing off the work of fine presses and the art of printing. The collection was from Richard C. Jenkinson, who at that point was a 30-year veterean as a Library trustee and the current Board President. Today, the Richard C. Jenkinson Collection stands at more than 3,600 titles, representing over 800 presses.

The New Jersey Council for the Humanities provided valuable funding to mount this show and two programs.

Curated by William J. Dane and Chad Leinaweaver, Special Collections Division.

Third-floor gallery from April 27 to July 1, 2009. For more information, see here or call call Special Collections at 973 733 7745.

Above: Taika Kinoshita. Let It Be – 65 – y (Sandstorm 2). 2001.

— Paul Razzell

Angie Lewin: Exhibition of Limited Edition Prints

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009


Angie Lewin studied Fine Art Printmaking at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, followed by a year’s postgraduate printmaking at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts.

Angie creates a range of limited edition prints inspired by skeletal plantforms seen against the sea and sky of North Norfolk and the Scottish Highlands. Her exhibit will run from Saturday 16th May until Sunday 31st May at St Jude’s Gallery in Norfolk. See here for more details.

Above: “Moonlit Cup.” Linocut 430 x 560 mm. Edition of 45. Mounted print £305.

Artist’s Book Selected for National Exhibition

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009


Decorah IA, March 30, 2009 – A book made by British artist, Iowa resident, and FPBA member David Esslemont has been selected for a national exhibition. “Marking Time”, presented by The Guild of Book Workers opens this May at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts in Minneapolis and tours the country through March 2011.

The selected book, All in Good Time, the autobiography of watchmaker George Daniels, was designed, printed, and bound by Esslemont. The binding in Nigerian goatskin leather incorporates a “watch-spring” spiral design in gold and a recessed panel on the front cover that contains one of Daniels’ own handmade watch pieces. It is one of fifty books chosen for this juried exhibition.

Venues include San Francisco, Cincinnati and Denver public libraries, the libraries of Washington, Utah and Emory Universities and Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. Founded in 1906, The Guild of Book Workers is a national organization based in New York City that promotes the craft of bookbinding. There are currently over 900 members.

A selection of Esslemont’s drawings, paintings and prints and books will be on display at The Perfect Edge, 118 Washington Street, Decorah from Thursday, April 2 through Tuesday, April 28. This is the first in a series of monthly shows of work by local artists organized by owners Jeff and Anja Brown. Meet the artist and view All in Good Time at a reception at The Perfect Edge on Friday, April 17, from 5 to 8 pm. (563) 382-2567

Esslemont will show his new book, My Fellow Citizens: an illustrated edition of Barack Obama’s inaugural address, on Saturday, April 4, during Arts Alive at Hotel Winneshiek, Decorah.

A retrospective selection of the artist’s books and other work will also be on display at Preus Library, Luther College, during September and October this year as part of the 40th anniversary celebration of that building.

David Esslemont’s archive is at the University of Iowa and his work can be found in private and public collections worldwide. Further information is available on the artist’s Web site:
 David Esslemont, 563 382 1220. Email: esslemont [at]

— Paul Razzell