2019-2020 Pratt/SPA Partner Grant Awarded to Lynn Rosskamp
Seattle Print Arts is thrilled to share that Lynn Rosskamp has been chosen as the recipient of the 2019-2020 Pratt/Seattle Print Arts Partners Grant!
Rosskamp considers herself an urban naturalist and her current imagery deals with the wild inside the city: plants and animals that even someone who rarely leaves the city limits mighthave opportunity to observe or interact with. She would like to continue her exploration into making modular etchings: using smaller plates that fit together to create larger works of almostvinfinite size or configuration. Lynn is very interested in the history of place and has plans to explore some of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest’s past with a multi-plate series of prints on the vanishing city of even the last couple of decades.
We look forward to seeing what Lynn creates during her grant year!
Contemporary Northwest Print Invitational at Davidson Galleries: Juried by Sam Davidson
Davidson Galleries, Pioneer Square
Thursday, August 1 opening reception 6-8 pm
Exhibition August 1-31, 2019
Three chances to meet the artists!
Saturday, August 3, 3-4:30 pm
Bill Ritchie, Wendy Orville, Juliana Kang Robinson, Ahuva S. Zaslavsky, Josh Distler, Jueun Shin, Leigh Knowles, Becky Birinyi, Megan Hartwell, E. Valentine DeWald, II, Carole Barrer, Pam Galvani.
Saturday, August 17, 3-4:30 pm
Sandra Fischer, Virginia Davison, Sheila Coppola, Amy Redmond, Kelda Martensen, Gene Gentry McMahon, Lynn Rosskamp, Kathryn Lesh, Kim Van Someren, Rebecca Strabo, Virginia Hungate - Hawk, Gary Groves, Li Turner, Martha Makosky, Laurie Brown.
Saturday, August 24, 3-4:30 pm
Michele Landsaat, Aidan Sakakini, Barbara Mason, Tallmadge Doyle, Vicki Platts - Brown, Tracy Simpson, Jennifer Ament, Katie Dean, Magda Baker.
Davidson Galleries and Seattle Print Arts are pleased to present the exhibition, Contemporary Northwest Print Invitational 2019, for the month of August. This exhibition will feature the best work of contemporary Pacific Northwest Print Artists with an opening on the evening of August 1 in conjunction with the Pioneer Square First Thursday Artwalk.
The artists chosen for this exhibition include
Virginia Hungate - Hawk
Virginia H Davison
Susan T. Smith
Laurie D Brown
Kim Van Someren
Juliana Kang Robinson
Gene Gentry McMahon
E. Valentine DeWald, II
Denise Cormier Mahoney
Catherine Huang - Tam
Ann Johnston - Schuster
Ahuva S. Zaslavsky
Davidson Galleries is committed to showcasing contemporary works on paper and original fine prints, in addition to antique and modern works on paper. Located in the heart of Seattle's historic Pioneer Square, Davidson Galleries has exhibited antique, modern, and contemporary original prints since 1973, drawing from the largest inventory (c. 20,000 items spanning more than five centuries) of original works on paper in the Northwest.
Lecture and Workshop by Master Printer Judith Baumann
Saturday, August 10th, 2019 (precedes SPA Annual Picnic)
Pratt Fine Arts Center, Yellow Building — Corner of S Main St & 20th Ave S
Lecture 10 AM
Workshop 11-1 PM
Free and open to the public
Join us in welcoming Crow’s Shadow Press Master Printer, Judith Baumann on Saturday, August 10 for a lecture and workshop. From 10-11 am she will talk about Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, based in Pendleton, OR and the collaborative work published by the press.
From 11-1 pm Judith will lead a workshop on proper print documentation, process notation, ink formulas, color matching, ink storage, curating practices, and shipping and storing conventions. She will be sharing publication proofs from the archives, and touch on the collaborative process working with artists of varying disciplines.
SPA Annual Picnic
Mark your calendar to join your fellow Seattle Print Arts members and prospective members on August 10th from 1-4pm at our Annual Picnic.
We’ll supply bahn-mi sandwiches, drinks, letterpress printing, a raffle, activist actions, and fun! You supply your favorite registration trick, a reusable cup and utensils, and a side dish to share. Only able to bring yourself? That’s perfect too!
2019 Larry Sommers Fellowship Awarded to Kelda Martensen
Seattle Print Arts is thrilled to share that Kelda Martensen has been chosen as the recipient of the 2019 Larry Sommers Fellowship supporting artistic excellence.
Martensen plans to create, document and exhibit a new body of prints and artist book based off her work made during her ongoing Residency in Motherhood. The jury was impressed with the quality, technical excellence, and variety of printmaking techniques used in her work, as well as the clarity of her statement and intent.
We look forward to seeing what Kelda creates during her Fellowship.
Jessica Marie Mercy
My identities cannot exist in isolation; they are a reflection of the many spaces I inhabit. Through repeating imagery I examine femme invisibility and identity while challenging traditional visual stereotypes. I think of my investigation into queer spaces as a gesture of preservation and reverence, creating a dialogue around the complexities they hold. This exploration manifests itself across the print, digital and ceramic mediums, with each piece influenced by my dysphoria, radical queer political views, and identity performativity as well as how that performance is received. Creating accessible, relatable fine art for my communities is the driving force behind my continual making and is a continual wellspring of inspiration.
Christina Reed Larry Sommers Fellowship recipient 2017
Christina Reed is a multidisciplinary artist, immersed in printmaking, sculpture and site-specific installation, my conceptually driven work explores systemic social and cultural issues. Organized as a narrative, projects consist of multiple works in a range of media, grouped around specific concepts.
Her current body of work, WhiteWash, is a response to issues of race in our culture. It focuses on the social construct of race and our country’s historical contradiction of promoting liberty, freedom and equality for all on the one hand while maintaining a system of discrimination and exploitation of people who are non-white on the other. I aim to make visible conditioned
assumptions and behaviors that keep our country’s race construct of inequity and injustice in place. And engage the viewer in reflection and conversation that creates sustainable pathways to racial equity. An artist activist, I believe art can be the bridge between conversation and action; the catalyst for empathy, engagement and change; that through reflection and conversation
we all can do something to combat the continued suffering of racism and its impact which harms us all.
As a native of South Korea, Ju-eun spent her formative years studying fine art in the city of Seoul receiving a BFA and an MFA. After moving to Seattle, she focused on printmaking. After receiving the SPA grant for 2017-2018 she started to create more challenging prints. She is a member of Columbia City Gallery, Seattle where she had a Featured Artist show in June. She was in a juried show in Kent City Hall this summer and received 3 rd place in the recent National Small Works Competition.
Visit Ju-eun’s Website.