Friday, March 20, 2009

“Bringing Out the Dory” by Susan Stranc chosen for New Hampshire Print Exhibit

Susan Stranc's print “Bringing Out the Dory” will be part of the upcoming print show @ the New Hampshire of Art
Printmaking Exhibition
4/8/2009 through 4/30/2009
@ the French Building Gallery

Opening Reception: April 8, 2009, 5 – 7 pm

The New Hampshire Institute of Art is pleased to host a national juried printmaking exhibition. This exhibition will be juried by print collector Parker Potter and will showcase printmakers from across the country. Works made using a wide variety of printmaking media and styles, including etching, lithography, screen-printing, and monoprinting will be included in this exhibition.

For more os Susan's work go to her website

Road Trip to 2009 Boston Printmakers Biennial

Several of the Newburyport Art Association printmakers took in the Boston Printmakers 2009 Biennial show today. The Juror, Roberta Waddell Curator Emerita, The New York Public Library had the following to say about the show "I wanted to include as many artists as possible, while documenting the variety of printmaking media available today. As I reviewed the images, several themes gradually emerged: figures and faces; the landscape and still life; architecture, the city and suburbs; abstraction; political and social commentary; and finally, words used as images. These leitmotifs served as useful, but loose guidelines during the selection process and helped shape the show. Once I made my choices and learned the names of the contributing artists, I continued my research and uncovered themes and concerns more subtle and complex than those initial categories could begin to suggest. No matter what their issues and agendas, however, I found that the artists included in the Biennial successfully communicated their artistic intentions through carefully chosen printmaking techniques (sometimes combining processes, sometimes in concert with drawing and painting)." For a full statement by the juror, Roberta Waddell go to

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Mary Pollak exhibits Monotypes in Many Local Galleries

Mary Pollak is exhibiting some of her monotypes at several galleries on the East Coast.

March 1-30 ,2009 Hour Glass Gallery Artist of the Month Melrose, MA
March 6-29, 2009 Newburyport Art Association - Winter Juried Show
April 4, 2009 Indigo Artist Studio Newburyport ArtWalk
April 4, 2009 Monotype Guild Juried Show ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES: THE UNIQUE PRINT LynnArts, Inc . Opening Reception, 2-4PM 25 Exchange St. Lynn, March 31-May1 MA
Mary Pollak has spent most of her life developing monotype techniques. As an art teacher, clay artist, weaver, painter, photographer and collector, the accumulation of skills and things fit perfectly into the role of printmaker. She creates her prints with oil paint using a Takach press on Rives BFK rag paper. A variety of materials are used, including brayers to apply the paint, string, original stencils, fabric, etc. to create shape and texture. Other mediums are often added to the print, including transfer techniques and chine colle’. Layering color and image are an integral part of Mary’s style. Visit Mary's Studio @ Indigo Artist Studio, 53 Middle St., Newburyport, MA 01950 or email for mor information