Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Morgan Conservatory’s 9th Annual Benefit

The Morgan Conservatory, the largest arts center in the United States dedicated to every facet of papermaking, book arts, and letterpress printing will host its 9th Annual Benefit Saturday, October 1st. The Benefit will feature a silent auction where attendees will have the opportunity to bid on more than 100 works of art, many created specifically for the event, by local as well as national artists, exclusive live papermaking demonstrations, live music from Syncopated Sin Swing Band with special guest Ernie Krivda, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and more.

The Morgan’s Annual Benefit is the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year and directly helps bring over 60 workshops, exhibitions and special events to its audiences each year.

“After nine years, we are beginning to see the vision of our mission to provide an epicenter of papermaking arts for established and emerging artists in Northeast Ohio and beyond” said Tom Balbo, Artistic Director of The Morgan. Balbo added, “the support from the arts community, our sponsors and all supporters of The Morgan during our Annual Benefit has helped make our vision a reality these last nine years.”

The Morgan’s 9th Annual Benefit takes place Saturday, October 1st from 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm at the Morgan – 1754 E. 47th St. Cleveland, OH 44103. Pre-order tickets are available now. Admission for members is $30, non-members $35. Tickets for students with valid student ID are $10.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Organic Encounters - c3:initiative + Pulp & Deckle Papermaking Residency Exhibition

Ellen George, Leporello 1, 2016
Organic Encounters
c3:initiative + Pulp & Deckle Papermaking Residency Exhibition
September 30 - November 12

Where: c3:initiative
             7326 N Chicago Ave.
             Portland, OR 97203

Opening Reception: Friday, September 30, 6-9pm
Artist Walk Through and Talk: Wednesday, October 26, 6pm

Organic Encounters presents work from the 2015–2016 c3:initiative and Pulp & Deckle Papermaking Residency artists Laura Foster, Ellen George, Tyler Peterson, and Ryan Woodring. Culminating from their experiences in the Pulp & Deckle studio, each artist utilized handmade paper as a medium to create new works that present ideas central to their art practice.

Organic Encounters considers the transformation of material to propel the medium of paper beyond its familiar use as a substrate. The process of papermaking is one of both strategic intent and material intuition. With no rigidity in process but an inventive appreciation for materialist ideals, Organic Encounters brings together disparate works that are sculptural in form but conceptual in methodology. The results present themselves as commentary on the natural world, the unstable value of objects, the mutability of biological forms, and notions of memory that are dually fluid and tangible.

Under the tutelage of Pulp & Deckle, the artists experimented with a variety of woodfree materials (including abaca, cotton rag, natural dyes, and locally sourced plants and vegetables) to create bodies of work concerned with paper's pliable nature and capacity for layering.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Frederic W. Goudy Lecture, Workshop and Dinner at Scripps College

Fredric W. Goudy LECTURE
EXPERIENCE, EPHEMERA, and ENVIRONMENT:
in Artist Books by Irene Chan
Irene Chan
Saturday, October 1, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Scripps College Humanities Auditorium
The Goudy Lecture is free and open to the public

Artist Irene Chan will talk about how her subject matter evolved from working with the ephemeral and the environment in Taoist philosophy to her personal experience of living as an Asian American. Her media are works on or of paper, printmaking, installation art, and book arts. In her one-person storytelling performances, Chan’s artist books start as traditional book forms and then transform into wearables and installation art.


Frederic W. Goudy WORKSHOP
Cut & Folded Books
Irene Chan
Scripps College Press
Cost: $75 (send check to reserve a space; see address below)

Participants will make a variety of book structures that are multi-dimensional and versatile, all from cutting and folding paper and board. Then more design and material possibilities will be explored by combining these forms in unusual ways. Additional alternative structures may be shown as time allows. All experience levels (including beginner) welcome.

DINNER
Saturday, October 1, 2016
5:00 p.m.
Margaret Fowler Garden
Cost: $25 (send check to address below by September 22)
Reservations required

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Postcard Project at Mountain House Press ~ Chillicothe


You many have noticed a very special postcard arrive in your mailbox recently. Sent to you has a membership benefit, and a way to keep in touch, this was printed on an iron handpress by Dard Hunter III, Johan Solberg, and Radha Pandey at the Mountain House Press, Chillicothe, Ohio.

The paper used was made ca. 1928-1933 by Dard Hunter himself. Lime Rock Mill was Dard Hunter's attempt at commercial high quality papermaking, and his first batch came out several months after the stock market crashed. Dard Hunter made enough paper at Lime Rock, Connecticut to be the source for the paper for his own books...and apparently our postcards! Darn! That's a lotta paper! (Source: dardhunter.com)

Enjoy this short story from Radha below!  



We arrived in Chillicothe for the 4th of July weekend all set to spend the weekend printing the FDH annual postcard at the Mountain House press with Dard Hunter III.

Dard gave us a tour of his grandfather’s beautiful home and grounds. We were absolutely in awe of the library, and the precious first editions of several hand printed books written by Dard Hunter. I hadn’t realized how many books had in face been written about papermaking in different parts of the world.

We spent the first day looking through galleys of set type and ornaments trying to decide what to use for the postcards. There were too many choices, and many familiar illustrations that we had seen in books about papermaking. We decided to print three postcards. One using a plate illustrating early watermarks, and the other two using found blocks and ornaments that were designed and hand cast by Dard Hunter II.

The paper we decided to use for the postcards was made at Lime Rock by Dard Hunter, and was generously donated by Dard Hunter III for this annual mailing.

Neither Dard nor us, had printed on the iron handpress before. It was a challenge trying to get the inking and impression right. The handpress had hanging on it, a hat given to Dard Hunter by Mahatma Gandhi, which kept us company through the night as we printed.














2016 Nonesuch Art On Paper Awards & Exhibition

The Nonesuch Best Work Award is 5000 dollars plus a 3-week residency at Main & Station (Nonesuch Art Centre) in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia. The award goes to Untitled by Helene deWinter.


Special mention for Will Be Fine II by Karol Pomykala.
 
L’Usine de Papier Award for the most creative paper construction is 1000 dollars plus a 2-week residency at Main & Station (Nonesuch Art Centre) in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia. The award goes to Nectar by Nancy Agati.


Special mention for PaperBridge by Steve Messam.


Special mention for Tear by Kathy Driscoll & Jane Theau.



The Main & Station Award (200 kilometer award for best work by a local artist) is 500 dollars and a 2-week residency at Main & Station (Nonesuch Art Centre) in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia. The award goes to Cocktail by Carlos Gomez.


Special mention for Drawn to Dogs by Krista Wells.
 
The Griffintown Award (Award for best work by a local artist residing on the Island of Montreal) is 500 dollars and a 2-week residency at Main & Station (Nonesuch Art Centre) in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia. The award goes to Fishing Net by Diane Jutras.



The Wellington Church Award (1) (People’s Choice Award) is 500 dollars and a 2-week residency at Main & Station (Nonesuch Art Centre) in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia. The winner will be determined from a vote by visitors to the exhibitions. The winner will be announced in Montreal near the end of the exhibition. 
The exhibition in Parrsboro remains open until 10 September. Hours are Wednesday - Friday, 12 noon -4pm; Saturday & Sunday 11am - 6pm. Also By Chance or By Appointment.
Come to see the artworks and vote for your favorites.
The Montreal exhibition will open on 30 September and remain until 14 October.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Artist Opportunities from the Women's Studio Workshop

Interested in opportunities at Women's Studio Workshop? Check out the info below.

Studio Internship
This six-month internship provides $300/month stipend, free on-campus housing, unlimited studio access, and the opportunity to exhibit work at the end of the term. Studio Interns work with staff and resident artists on projects that may include printmaking, papermaking, book arts, and arts administration, in addition to assisting with the ongoing operations of the facility.

Apply by October 1, 2016
More information: http://bit.ly/1JhwqJS

Parent Residency Grant
This is a four-week residency for a woman artist with a dependent child/children under the age of 15. The grant includes a $1000 stipend for child care and a travel stipend of $250 for one round trip for the artist/family. The $1000 child care stipend can be used at the artist’s discretion, and a child care plan should be submitted along with application materials. The artist may choose from any of our studios, including etching, papermaking, letterpress, silkscreen, book arts, photography, or ceramics.

Apply by October 15, 2016
More information: http://bit.ly/1UOXM1Z

Ora Schneider Grant
This grant is for artists residing in New York State's Hudson Valley. Annually, it supports two artists in month-long residencies in any of the Workshop’s studios: etching, papermaking, letterpress, silkscreen, book arts, photography, or ceramics. Included is a $1500 stipend, 24/7 studio access, and on-campus housing, if necessary.

Apply by October 15, 2016
More information: http://bit.ly/1UOXsAg

Art-in-Education Workspace Residency
This opportunity is for artists with teaching experience, a knowledge of intaglio, silkscreen, or hand papermaking, and an interest in working with public school students. Artists teach in the studio 1-2 days/week for the four-week residency. In exchange, they receive on-campus housing and 24/7 studio access in etching, papermaking, letterpress, silkscreen, book arts, photography, or ceramics.

Apply by October 15, 2016
More information: http://bit.ly/1IXnADD

Studio Workspace Residency
This residency is open to artists who want 4-6 weeks of concentrated work time in any of our studios: etching, papermaking, letterpress, silkscreen, book arts, photography, or ceramics. For $200/week, artists receive on-campus housing and 24/7 studio access.

Apply by October 15, 2016
More information: http://bit.ly/1J1Vfxd

Artist's Book Residency Grant
The Artist’s Book Grant is a 6-8 week residency for artists to produce a limited edition artist's book. Working intensively in our studios, artists print and bind their own books, and are encouraged to create an edition of appx. 50 books. Artists receive $350/week, up to $750 for materials, up to $250 for travel, on-campus housing, and 24/7 studio access. For more information:

Apply by November 15, 2016
More information: http://bit.ly/1JzSYFF

Art-in-Education Artist's Book Residency Grant
The Art-in-Education Artist’s Book Grant is an 8-10 week residency for artists to produce a limited edition artist's book and teach public school students 1-2 days/week in WSW's studios. Artists can work in any discipline and must addition appx. 50 books. Artists receive $350/week, up to $750 for materials, up to $250 for travel, on-campus housing, and 24/7 studio access. For more information:

Apply by November 1, 2016:
More information: http://bit.ly/AIE-book

Monday, August 29, 2016

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
Dona Anderson, Letters Totem
Dorothy McGuinness, Dodecahedron

Lois James, Falling Sun
Zia Gipson, Silky
Mary Ashton, Adrift

Jean-Marie Tarascio, Storylines

Sande Wascher-James, Wit and Wisdom
Danielle Bodine, Flight