Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Petrichorpaper Paper Mill and Artist Residency Kickstarter Launched

Petrichorpaper is a small-scale handmade paper mill currently based in Buffalo, NY. It is currently run by owner/operator, Danielle Myers. Along with handmade paper production other services are offered. Classes, workshops, open studio are all offered through petrichorpaper. Currently all classes and workshops are held at other venues and will still be available even after relocating. Open studio is not available at this time but once the mill is in the new space it will be open for public use ASAP!

Read all about how you can support the move HERE.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Call for Entries - Type, Paper, Scissors: A Broadside Exhibit

Pinyon Jay Press and Idaho State University invite artists to submit broadsides using hand set type for a national juried exhibition in the Transition Gallery in the Pond Student Union in Pocatello, Idaho. This exhibition will be juried by Jessica Spring.

Jessica Spring – Jessica Spring learned to set real metal type in 1989 and has been a letterpress printer ever since, most recently inventing Daredevil Furniture to help other printers set type in circles, curves and angles. Her work at Springtide Press—artist books, broadsides and ephemera—is included in collections around the country and abroad. She also collaborates on the Dead Feminists broadside series with illustrator Chandler O’Leary. Spring has an MFA from Columbia College and teaches letterpress printing and book arts.http://www.springtidepress.com

Entries Due                                   8/25/16
Artist Notification (email)                9/5/16
Artwork Arrives at Gallery               9/20/16-9/23/16
Exhibition Dates                            9/29/16-11/4/16
Exhibition Opening                        9/29/16
Artwork Shipped Back                   11/7/16-11/11/16

A maximum of three works may be submitted per artist for a $30 application fee.
Artists will submit work via https://www.callforentry.org/

Information to be provided for each entry:
Artist Name(s)
Year Created
Edition or Unique Print
One image formatted to CaFe specifications

All artwork accepted into this show will ship to the Idaho State University Transition Gallery. All shipping and shipping insurance costs to and from the Gallery are the responsibility of the artist. Artists must pay for shipping to the exhibition and provide a pre-paid UPS or FedEx label for return shipping. Please provide a sturdy tube or shipping box that we will re-use to return your artwork.

The Pinyon Jay Press in Pocatello, Idaho, is a collaborative venture between the James Rogers Department of Communication, Media, and Persuasion and the Department of English and Philosophy. Housed in the VisComm Experimental Lab in the Liberal Arts Building of Idaho State University, it provides faculty and students the opportunity to learn the art of fine letterpress printing and to explore various forms of expression that involve image, text, or a combination of the two. Several times a year Pinyon Jay Press holds special events such as guest lectures and workshops to promote the knowledge of letterpress printing and related fields such as typography, book design, broadside production, and visual culture in general. The Advisory Board for Pinyon Jay Press currently consists of Naomi Adams, Kelly Crompton, Paula Jull, Roger Schmidt, and Curt Whitaker. (http://isu.edu/departments/pinyon/)

Questions? Please contact us.

Paula Jull, Idaho State University, Professor, James Rogers Department of Communication, Media, and Persuasion

Naomi S. Adams, Idaho State University, Assistant Professor, Department of Art

Idaho State University
Dept. of Art STOP 8004
Naomi Adams
921 S. 8th Ave
Pocatello, ID 83209-8004


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Portland, OR Papermaking Studio Takes to the Streets, Bringing Pulp to the People

Papermaking studio Pulp & Deckle is raising funds to purchase this coffee truck and turn it into a mobile studio.
Pulp & Deckle is a community studio and small business that is dedicated to sharing the art, science, history and craft of handmade paper with others. Since launching in the fall of 2012 they’ve grown exponentially, teaching workshops, making custom orders, starting an artist residency program, and filling a need for those who want to connect with the ancient and fascinating artform of papermaking.

Pulp & Deckle have taught guest classes and workshops at the Bamboo Garden, Portland Community College, Pacific University, the ADX maker space, The Museum of the Oregon Territory, Project Grow at Albertina Kerr, The Northwest Library, and the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology. They’ve taught hundreds of students at their North Portland studio, both inside their production space and outside under a pop-up tent. Co-founder and Lead Instructor, Jenn Woodward says, “In our classes and workshops we explore the potentiality of paper, empowering students from diverse backgrounds and experience levels to be makers. When you learn how to make something from scratch you have a different kind understanding of, and appreciation for, what goes into its creation.”

Pulp & Deckle’s Kickstarter fundraising goal for the mobile studio is $10,500. You can find it and get involved at http://kck.st/1r9i9N8 Some of the contributor rewards include a coloring book for adults made with handmade paper, cheeky greeting cards and art prints featuring iconic Oregon scenery, wildflower seed bombs, private instruction, and a “Pulp to the People” t-shirt.

Art Exhibition: Paper Transformed II at the Vashon Center for the Arts

Jean-Marie Tarascio, Hidden Places 
August 5 - August 25, 2016--Paper Transformed II is the subject and the art of eight Northwest artists to be presented at the Vashon Center for the Arts on Vashon Island,WA. This is the second exhibition of the work of “Paper Eight”, Western Washington artists who transform machine and handmade paper into paper sculpture, artist books, joomchi, paper weaving, paper in space, and any other paper imaginings. The papers used in the works include watercolor, Japanese, handmade Asian and Western, and dressmaking pattern paper. To paraphrase philosopher and communication theorist Marshall McLuhan “the paper is the medium and the message” for our art. Participating artists are: Mary Ashton, Dona Anderson, Danielle Bodine, Zia Gipson, Lois James, Dorothy McGuinness, Jean-Marie Tarascio, and Sande Wascher-James.

Opening Reception and Art Talk: August 5, 6-9 p.m.
Koch Gallery, Vashon Center for the Arts, corner of Vashon Hwy SW and SW Cemetery Road, Vashon Island

Hours: M - F 10-5, Sat 12 - 5

For information call 206-463-5131

Lois James, Ascending/Descending

Sande Wascher-James, Wit and Wisdom

Mary Ashton, Japanese Rain

Art Exhibition: Paper Translations at Kirkland Art Center

Paper Eight will present their third group exhibition:

Paper Translations, September 16 - November 19, 2016 at the Kirkland Art Center. Participating artists are: Mary Ashton, Dona Anderson, Danielle Bodine, Zia Gipson, Lois James, Dorothy McGuinness, Jean-Marie Tarascio, and Sande Wascher-James.

Opening Reception: Friday, September 16, 6 - 8:30
620 Market Street, Kirkland, WA
Hours: T - F 11 - 6, Sat 11 - 5

Workshops and demonstrations will be offered during this exhibition.
For information call 425-822-7161

Danielle Bodine, Sea Anemone

Dona Anderson, Letters Totem

Dorothy McGuinness, Split Decision

Zia Gipson, Silky

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Dennis Morris, 1943 - 2016

Dennis Morris died on Sunday, May 21st at the age of 73. He was an art teacher for the Springfield, Illinois school district for over thirty years. He taught every age group with passion and attention to the students. He was named teacher of excellence in 1991. He retired from the district in 2000; but didn't stop teaching. He worked with a variety of local groups and organizations as a visiting artist and workshop teacher. He was a painter, papermaker, printmaker and puppet maker. He was a member of the Friends of Dard Hunter and attended many of the Midwestern conferences. He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, volunteer, friend, and supporter of the arts. He was there to help whenever he could, even over the last year as he struggled with health issues. He was a quiet man, didn't stand out in a crowd, but he had a great sense of humor, always had something positive to say, and a smile. The Springfield art community will miss him.