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Darkroom is dark again (or, wait, light again!)

Facilities — KVH @ 1:41 pm, Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

I know you all thought I was ignoring the problem (I wasn’t), or pretending it was someone else’s issue (it was!), but today the gold safety sleeves came in for the darkroom bulbs.

What does this mean? It means you can now coat your screens and actually see what you’re doing.  

These are UV-free bulbs, so they won’t affect your unexposed silkscreens. They seem incredibly bright, and they are, but I promise you your screen is safe… (until maybe a week of constant exposure, but that’s your own stupid fault).  So feel free to leave them on while you’re waiting for emulsion to dry.  (Please also feel free though to turn them off and save electricity!).

Enjoy your new darkroom, and remember to put that emulsion back in the locker!

Printer Hours Fall 2008

Facilities — printmaking @ 11:48 am, Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Monday: 7-9pm
Tuesday: 6-9pm
Wednesday: 2-4pm
Friday: 11am-2pm

John Bylander will be running the printer hours on Monday and Tuesday. If you have not yet met John stop by and say hello. Kyle will be running the Wednesday and Friday hours.

When you arrive to print you must have all of your files batched and ready to print. The maximum width of your film is 23.5″.

The large format printer is reserved exclusively for students in and making work for a current printmaking class. You must arrive 20 minuets before the end of printing hours.

Big Art’s Naughty Little Issues: Sex, Love, Power at the BMA

Lectures — printmaking @ 1:11 pm, Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

Big Art’s Naughty Little Issues: Sex, Love, Power at the BMA
Saturday, November 8, 3:30 p.m.
Doors open at 3 p.m.

This candid panel examines the role of sex, love, and power in contemporary art and pop culture. Artists Hilary Harkness, Nicole Eisenman, and Tom Otterness confront these issues and speak about their own work. Enjoy the varying perspectives of these uninhibited speakers, and join in with questions at the end. Moderated by Senior Curator of Contemporary Art Darsie Alexander.

This panel discussion is made possible by the Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art (FoMaCA). FoMaCAis a forum for exploring contemporary art and ideas. From September to May, it provides its members with access to artist talks, special exhibition tours, private collection visits, and exciting trips. It also sponsors several public programs each year and helps fund acquisitions of contemporary art for the BMA’s collection.

For more information, call 443-573-1761 or e-mail friends@artbma.org

Mollie Goldstrom: works on paper 2005-2008

Exhibitions — printmaking @ 12:44 pm, Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

Mollie Goldstrom: Works on Paper 2005-2008 at Gurari Collections
Exhibition open through October 31, 2008
91 Charles Street Boston, MA 02114 

In her chosen mediums of intaglio and drawings, Mollie Goldstrom attempts to portray the “ambiguous space between opposing states of existence”. Referenced sources are popular folklore, personal myth, current events and environmental issues. Her work conveys a sense of whimsy while contending with allegorical, socio-political, and metaphysical challenges.

Revealed in such series as, Lumbering, or the Miscarriage of Use, Fail-Safe: Hunting and Gathering Spitzbergen, or the series, The Woods, they investigate ecological and global issues presenting universal concerns, which are subtly depicted at the most “local” or “everyman” level in her artwork. The artist reveals, through her intimate use of scale, stories of man’s relationship to nature. Our use and misuse of the environment are poignantly defined through this story-like manner in her art. This is the artist’s exception; to convey grave concerns with humble expression.

EFA Open Studios 2008

Events — printmaking @ 9:31 am, Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday, October 17, 2008 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, October 18, 2008 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

EFA Open Studios offers a once in a year opportunity to peek into the spaces of creative process and practice. EFA invites you to come and experience the work of over 65 leading contemporary artists representing a diverse range of practices including painting, sculpture, printmaking, works on paper, photography, installation, video and new media. 

Please join us as we celebrate 10 years of EFA Studios as a catalyst for growth in creative communities, locally and globally. EFA Studios is a competitive studio program that offers subsidized studio space and other forms of support for its members. 

EFA Studios is a program of The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts and is supported in part with public funds from the New York Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts, The Carnegie Corporation Inc., Materials for the Arts, and many generous individuals. 

The Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, a program of The Elizabeth Foundation, will also be open to the public during this time. 

The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts believes in the essential importance of art in a civil society. The value of the artist’s creative spirit is not limited by age, race, nationality or acceptance by others.

Stamps and Beyond: Design and Process, Michael Bartalos

Events,Lectures — printmaking @ 9:18 am, Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Stamps and Beyond: Design and Process
A Talk by Designer Michael Bartalos
Thursday, October 2, 2008
8:15 p.m.
American University’s Katzen Arts Center – Room 201
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC.

Michael Bartalos will discuss his experiences and influences in regards to stamp design and novel project opportunities and their process. He will also share valuable marketing and personal promotion strategies useful to design and illustration students.

Mr. Bartalos will also be talking about his design for the Latin Jazz stamp at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum’s Latin Jazz Celebration on Saturday, October 4th. The Latin Jazz event features live jazz music, conga drum demonstrations, and stamp collecting. The Postal Museum is located directly across the street from Union Station on Metro’s Red Line. The celebration is presented by the Postal Museum and Smithsonian Jazz Appreciation Month Initiatives. Find out more.

While at the Postal Museum, check out the Alphabetilately exhibit opening Friday September 26. Concept sketches and unused versions of Bartalos’ Latin Jazz stamp design will be included in this wide survey of philatelic history and graphics. It’s shaping up to be an amazing show thanks to the efforts of San Francisco friends Michael Osborne and Alyson Kuhn.

MFA in Book Art & Creative Writing at Mills College

Scholarships — printmaking @ 9:04 am, Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Mills College is very pleased to announce its new MFA in Book Art & Creative Writing. The program will begin in August, 2009; applications will be accepted until February 1, 2009. This degree, the first of its kind in the country, will allow students to balance creative writing with study and studio practice in book art. The two-year program will include an additional non-resident semester during which students will finalize their work for their gallery exhibition. Learn more here or email bookart@mills.edu.

The Print Center 83rd Annual International Competition

Call for Entries — printmaking @ 8:59 am, Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

The Print Center is a nonprofit gallery whose mission is to support printmaking and photography as vital contemporary arts and encourage the appreciation of the printed image in all its forms. 

83rd Annual International Competition: Printmaking
Postmarked Deadline: November 14, 2008
Shelly Bancroft and Peter Nesbett
Publishers of 
Art on Paper magazine and founders of Triple Candie

The competition is open to all artists. All forms and variations of printmaking are acceptable including digital art, mixed-media and artists’ books.

Download application  .

Dolphin Press & Print Interns Fall 2008

Dolphin Press and Print,Internships — printmaking @ 8:39 am, Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Please help us welcome our new Dolphin Press & Print interns Z Groshong, Erin Wallace, and Christiane Moore. We are happy to have them as part of the team for this semester working on the editioning of the Jon Rappleye collaboration and research and development in the paper studio for future projects. Congratulations!

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