Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory Presents: [re]define, the 3rd Annual Regional Juried Exhibition

The Morgan Conservatory is ready for its close up, Mr. Demille! After a winter of remodeling, the Morgan celebrates its grand re-opening with [re]define, their 3rd annual juried exhibition.

Prolific artists who live or work within a 75-mile radius of Cleveland, Ohio will exhibit pieces using paper in traditional and original ways. This exhibition will celebrate the avenues in which artists are redefining and innovating in our growing visual arts community.

This juried exhibition will showcase a myriad of artistic applications that incorporate the use of paper or paper fibers. Pieces selected by jurors will highlight the outstanding regional artists living and working in and around Cleveland. Cash prizes, handmade paper packages, and other prizes will be awarded to the most [re]defining works.

Juried by: William Busta and Liz Maugans
Opening Reception: April 16th 7-9pm
Open Reception Parking: Our E 45th entrance
(one-way running south between Payne & Commerce).

Exhibition Dates: Thursday, April 16th – Saturday, May 16th
Exhibition Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-4pm
Cost: Free
Location: Morgan Conservatory

William Busta, the proprietor of William Busta Gallery, is a 2014 winner of the Cleveland Arts Prize. Busta earned his bachelor’s degree in English at Baldwin-Wallace College, followed by a master’s degree in history and museum studies at Case Western Reserve University in 1976. He currently represents contemporary artists who live and work in northeast Ohio.

The William Busta Gallery presents one-person exhibitions, and then continues to represent the artist. Functioning on the belief that the things we create are documents of the time and place in which we live; that the things we create have their highest expression in our arts; and that our arts are created in dialogue with the past and are our voice to the future.

Liz Maugans is an artist, adjunct faculty member at the Cleveland Institute of Art, co-founder and Executive Director of Zygote Press and the founder of the Collective Arts Network.

She received her BFA in printmaking from Kent State University and her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in  1992. Her curatorial specialization is her devotion to emerging art, social justice and local experimental practices that broaden access through social networks and community-building initiatives.  An advocate for artists and the visual arts, Maugans has served as a consultant for numerous organizations and art business start-ups.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Paul Gehl Talk & A New Exhibition at The Robert C. Williams Paper Museum

The Friends of Dard Hunter is proud to be a supporter of The Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking, and recently, the museum hosted a great event to coincide with a new exhibition, A Gathering of Continents: A Rare Exhibit of Georgia Tech's Edition of Joan Blaeu's Grooten Atlas.

Dr. Paul Gehl, a distinguished scholar and curator, presented a lecture on March 5th titled Collecting Book and Paper History: An American Tradition.  Dr. Gehl is the George Amos Poole III Curator of Rare Books, and Custodian of the John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing at the Newberry Library.

A Gathering of Continents is a collaborative project of the museum, the Georgia Tech Library, and Ivan Allen College. Also called the Atlas major, the atlas was published in Amsterdam between 1662-1665. Blaeu's nine volume atlas remains the foremost European Atlas published in the seventeenth century. This particular edition is one of the few remaining hand-colored, gold-embossed deluxe editions of the Atlas, bound in Moroccan leather. Original volumes of the Atlas will be on exhibit along with reproductions of select maps from the works.

A Gathering of Continents will be open from February 27 until June 26, 2015.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Papermaking & Printmaking Studio For Sale - Lost Coast Culture Machine

Papermaking & Printmaking Studio and equipment + Contemporary Art Gallery - For Sale.

Full Scale Papermaking Studio equipped for professional production & classes, including a 5 lb. Hollander Beater, 50 ton Hydraulic Press, 32 x 48” dry box, a variety of professional & student moulds.

Printmaking equipment includes a Vandercook No. 14 Proof Press, a Showcard Signmaster Proof press, a Full Screenprinting set up: 24 x 36” Exposure Unit, power washer, squeegees, screens, print stations, and Block carving & printing tools for classes.

Exhibition & Display: lighting, pedestals, audio-visual equipment including HD projector, frames, gallery seating, reception supplies.

Also: creative retail space with display cases, and a contemporary art library with over 500 volumes.

The preference is to sell all as one, but will consider piecemeal as well. 

Visit www.lostcoastculturemachine.org for photos & more info about the space.

If you have interest, or know someone who may have interest, contact Anne Beck at anne@lostcoastculturemachine.org.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Call for Entries: The 6th National Collegiate Handmade Paper Art Triennial

The Friends of Dard Hunter is proud to be a sponsor for the 6th National Collegiate Handmade Paper Art Triennial!

The National Collegiate Handmade Paper Art triennial was founded in 1999. Each triennial offers college students a way to show the country what they add to the field of handmade paper art.

Students in 2 year, 4 year and Masters programs are eligible, and entries are managed through the schools so that students do not need to pay to compete. Jurors represent the most exciting curators, artists, and gallerists involved in the field. Venues are located in diverse university galleries, museums, and art centers around the country. Sponsors from papermaking centers and materials suppliers across the US offer awards and special residencies to recognize the accomplishments of student artists working with their own handmade paper.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Postcard Project Preview!

In just a week or two, members of the Friends of Dard Hunter will be receiving something special in the mail. As part of an effort to keep in touch, and a membership benefit, members will receive a letterpress printed, handmade paper postcard. This postcard project is part of Bull & Branch Press, an expanded idea of Bull & Branch which includes real-life, printed ephemera, in addition to a spring issue newsletter.

Paper Connection International made a generous donation of handmade papers for this project. Paper Connection is known for carrying superior fine art and specialty papers made by skilled crafts people in the East. Be sure to check out their webshop and follow Paper Connection on Facebook! From the Paper Connection website:
Lauren Pearlman Sugita founded Paper Connection International in 1995 with the commitment of ensuring the art of handmade, traditional Japanese paper (washi) and handmade paper in general was preserved into the future. Through import, distribution, and education, Paper Connection has not only been an essential source of washi(Japanese paper), but over the years, Paper Connection has become known for its comprehensive collection of handmade papers from all over the world.

The papers used for these postcards include:

Hakudoshi Koba-  This is a Japanese 2-ply paper made in Kochi Prefecture, Japan.  Highly textured, this paper is typically used as wallpaper and mostly made with sulphite (wood pulp) with sand and bark embedded in top layer.

Kin Unryu Mint HW  This is multi-ply paper made in Anhui Province, China, sprinkled with gold flakes. Made from blue sandal wood and other bast fibers.

Lokta single-color Dyed and embedded with Sawdust waste.   Lokta papers come from Nepal and are made from lokta fiber (a cousin of gampi fiber).

Card Stock Koume on Grey, Coconut and Pink  This is a Japanese lace, rayon paper with a watermark plum blossom (koume) pattern, laminated to cardstock, also made in Kochi, Japan.

The International Printing Museum in Carson, CA was also a generous sponsor for this postcard. The International Printing Museum is a public non-profit organization and was founded in 1988 by David Jacobson and Ernest A. Lindner and features The Lindner Collection of Antique Printing Machinery. Keep scrolling for photos from Colin Browne, Friends of Dard Hunter VP of Publicity & Outreach making the postcards!

The postcard front features Dard Hunter's bull and branch watermark/pressmark, and a Roycroft design from the frontispiece of "The Boy from Missouri Valley" by Elbert Hubbard.

Also, look for some very cool vintage stamps on your postcard from Coast Philatelics!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Call for Proposals for Paper Points North, the 2015

It's time to submit proposals for talks, panels and demonstrations for Paper Points North, the 2015 annual meeting! Embarking northward to the beautiful Alberta Rockies, this year’s conference will be held at the internationally recognized Banff Centre, a well respected confluence of art, science, and research. The primary focus of Paper Points North is to question how we honor the traditional methods of papermaking while expanding into new methods of research, innovation, education, and technology.

Deadline for Submissions: April 17, 2015
More information at www.friendsofdardhunter.org