Exhibit opens Friday, Nov 14, 2014 and runs through Feb 8, 2015, in the Trinity Gallery for Arkansas Artists at Historic Arkansas Museum.
Exhibiting Artists: Daniel Adams, Win Bruhl, Claire Cade, Zachary Counts, Debi Fendley, Melissa Gill, Diane Harper, Samantha Kosakowski, Neal Harrington, Tammy Harrington, Jorey May, John Paul McCaughey, Jennifer Perren, Jessi Perren, Dominique Simmons, Thomas Sullivan, David Warren, and Jane Bonady Watson.
Its a full night at the museum: Art by ASP (that's us!), music by the Greasy Greens, catered vegan fare from "Thats so Raw," sip on HAM's signature cocktail, the FOB (B stands for bubbly), trunk show from Just for Pearls, and Kat Robinson book signing, "Classic Eateries of the Arkansas Delta," 20% off store merchandise for museum members.
This fall marks the third year of collaboration for a community of Arkansas fine art printmakers known as ASP: the Arkansas Society of Printmakers. The innovation, processes and collaborative effort involved in the fine art printmaking tradition are unparalleled among the visual arts. ASP members employ both traditional and contemporary approaches, as Printmaking is a diverse art form that is ever-evolving as it continues to integrate new technologies and approaches into its visual lexicon. While the ASP values, honors, and strives to promote printmaking's revered traditional processes (relief, intaglio, lithography, serigraphy, and monotype) we also encourage and support the integration of digital processes.
From the Mission Statement of ASP:
The Arkansas Society of Printmakers (ASP) is a community of artists, art collectors, and supporters of the art of printmaking. We are dedicated to our mission: to generate greater excitement and appreciation for printmaking as a unique art form in Arkansas. We are committed to maintaining the integrity and identity of printmaking among artists by sharing skills and knowledge and thereby encouraging excellence in the field. We accomplish our goals through mentorship, professional critique, collaboration, camaraderie, exhibition, and portfolio exchange opportunities. Our members facilitate community-based workshops, demonstrations, lectures, and events, thereby increasing community awareness and access to prints and printmaking processes
The ASU-Beebe Art Department is proud to present the Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition. The exhibit showcases work ranging from handmade lithograph books to multimedia installation. Drawings and paintings are also displayed in the England Center Gallery. #asubeebe
Pieces were submitted by Mona Vaden, Thomas Fernandez, Tiffany McPeak from the Beebe campus and Samantha Kosakowski from the LRAFB campus.
The exhibit is open now and will run until Oct. 16. Gallery hours are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please contact the Gallery at 501-882-4495.
*Note: Viewer discretion is advised.
The Arkansas Society of Printmakers (ASP) consists of fine art printmakers whose mission is to generate excitement and appreciation for printmaking as a unique art form in Arkansas. This exhibition brings together a rich collection of art work from a cross-section of Arkansas’s printmakers. Viewers will experience a multitude of print techniques including relief, intaglio, photogravure, mono print, lithography, and artist books.
Printmakers include Robert Bean, Warren Criswell, Debi Fendley, Melissa Gill, Jorey May Greene, Diane Harper, Neal Harrington, Tammy Harrington, Samantha Kosakowski, David O’Brien, Sherry O’Rorke, Jessi Perren, Shannon Rogers, Dominique Simmons, Tom Sullivan, and David Warren.
Show runs May 17th through July 12th.
Nixon's Origami Bookmaking program this April was a big success and lots of fun. The participants had a chance to learn several different techniques and were able to make a few books. Thank you to everyone who came and special thanks goes to Mrs. Samantha Kosakowski, the instructor for the class.
The 2nd annual "Arkansas Printmakers Membership Exhibition” opened today in the Butler Center atrium Gallery in the Arkansas Studies Institute; see it tonight from 5-8 p.m. as part of the 2nd Friday Art Night festivities.
The show includes work by Warren Criswell, Samantha Kosakowski, Robert Bean, Diane Harper, Dominique Simmons, David Warren, Shannon Rogers, Win Bruhl, Debi Fendley, Jorey May Greene, Melissa Gill, Neal Harrington, Tammy Harrington, Evan Lindquist, Houston Fyer, Thomas Sullivan and Sherry O’Rorke. That's a great lineup.
Turner Print Competition & Exhibition Juror Anne Goodyear to Give Talk Feb. 20 in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall As juror for The Turner’s 10th National Print Competition and Exhibition, Anne Goodyear was responsible for selecting pieces for the exhibit from the nearly 200 submissions The Turner received for this year’s competition. She said her selections represent the reimagined role of the print in our everyday lives. The artists whose works were included in the exhibit — Rogelio Gutierrez, Elizabeth Klimek, Bachrun LoMele, Katherine Venturelli, Brant Schuller, Amber Quimby, Dan Edinger, Samantha Kosakowski, Susan Hardy, Kathryn Maxwell and Lynn Peterfund — were all selected because of their innovative approach to the art and science of printmaking.
“This diverse group of work plays liberally with the traditional techniques and media of printmaking, vastly expanding our understanding of what a print can be,” said Goodyear.
Goodyear explained that each artist reached into a different facet of culture and history to create their work. From Gutierrez’s street signs examining the segregation created by language barriers, to Klimek’s nod to Warhol with her silkscreened wall-liner, each artist offered their own interpretation of what printmaking could and should encompass.
“As demonstrated collectively by the artists included in the exhibition, the print invites conceptual freedom, while rewarding technical finesse,” Goodyear noted. “It becomes a site of challenge, invention, and reinvention.”
Goodyear is no stranger to the art world. She was the former curator of prints and drawings at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution and is currently president of the College Art Association board of directors where she has previously served as a member of the board since 2006. In addition, in June 2013 Goodyear and her husband Frank became co-directors of the Bowdoin College of Museum of Art.
While a curator at the National Portrait Gallery between 2001 and 2012, Goodyear organized a number of innovative exhibitions, including “Inventing Marcel Duchamp: The Dynamics of Portraiture,” curated with James W. McManus, in 2009. The show was accompanied by a catalogue of the same title, co-edited with McManus. She also played a lead role in the museum’s “Portraiture Now” series. In addition to her curatorial work, Goodyear taught graduate seminars in the history of American at George Washington University while based in Washington, DC.
Goodyear has published extensively, and is co-editor, with Margaret Weitekamp of Analyzing Art and Aesthetics (2013). Her essays have appeared in several scholarly journals, which include American Art and Leonardo, and in edited volumes and exhibition catalogues such as The Political Economy of Art: Creating the Modern Nation of Culture (2008), Cold War Modern: Art and Design in a Divided World (2008), and Photography Theory (2007).
Goodyear received an MA and PhD in art history from the University of Texas after receiving a BA in the history of art and architecture and French civilization from Brown University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Goodyear will give a talk and announce awards for outstanding prints in the exhibition February 20 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall (Performing Arts Center 134). A reception will follow at The Turner and University Art Gallery.
Story by Anne Stanley, School of the Arts Publicity Assistant
The Turner Print Museum exhibition information:
Turner to Present 10th National Print Competition and Exhibition, January 27-February 22
The Janet Turner Print Museum, in collaboration with the University Art Gallery, presents the 10th Biennial Print Competition and Exhibition Monday, January 27 through Saturday, February 22.
This year’s juror for the competition is Anne Collins Goodyear, co-director for the Bowdoin Museum of Art, former associate curator of prints and drawings for the Smithsonian and president of the College Art Association. A juror’s talk will be held Thursday, February 20 at 5:30 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall with a reception to follow at The Turner.
Started in 1995 by The Turner’s curator Catherine Sullivan, the National Print Competition and Exhibition was designed to raise the visibility of the CSU, Chico Turner Print Museum as a supporter and collector of the best in contemporary printmaking.
“As the Turner Print Museum is not geographically close to a major metropolitan area, the exhibition brings fresh art energy to the northern California region, a serious look at the interests of printmakers nationwide and a reflection on the nature of contemporary art and issues,” said Sullivan.
According to the submission guide, any artist working in and expanding printmaking as an art form is eligible to submit work. Guidelines for submissions require that the works be recent -- created within the past two years -- and may not have been previously awarded in the competition. The juror selects pieces that resonate with the audience, fit the specifics of the available gallery space, and represent the diversity of the exhibition.
Goodyear said she was looking forward to reviewing artwork that explored the question of, “What makes a print a print?” as well as pieces that show excellence in craftsmanship. “Pushing Boundaries” received 198 different works from 120 entrants from 32 different states. Only 45 artists were selected by Goodyear to be a part of the exhibition.
“2014 Pushing Boundaries/Expanding Horizons was chosen to target artists that might be working cross-disciplines, with non-traditional media or have time-based elements as part of their aesthetic,” said Sullivan.
The awards in the competition range from the “Turner Friends’ Solo Exhibition Award,” which includes $2,500 in funds for the winning artist to produce a solo exhibition at The Turner in 2015, to other cash and purchase awards. Goodyear will announce the awards during her juror’s talk.
The Turner Print Museum is located in CSU, Chico’s Meriam Library and is open Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. during exhibition dates. More information can be found online at The Turner’s website, www.janetturner.org. If you have a specific question about the exhibition or Turner Museum, please call 530-898-4476 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The website also has information for schools and groups wanting to book docent-lead tours.
Story by Anne Stanley, School of the Arts Publicity Assistant
Exhibiting artists in their studios: