Monday, June 1, 2009

The Print Center Opening

I had the opportunity to attend the opening of The Print Center's exhibit of its 83rd Annuel International Competiton: Printmaking. I was a little disappointed that there was not one traditional woodcut print. There was a large white line print that was interesting and makes me want to try that technique some day. Also shown was a mixed media that included two of my favorite media: colored pencil and woodcut relief.

What I saw was a mix of all of the other types of printmaking, including drypoint, which I do want to try. I like the slightly misty edges and the drama you can achieve.

My absolute favorite piece was a silkscreen print entitled "Untitled: Bridge" by artist John Williams from Philadelphia. This image was full of energy with vibrant colors and a bold composition. Unfortunately, I could not give it a new home as it very deservedly was priced higher than my budget would allow! I am thrilled to report that my artist eye is getting better...this piece was also an award winner, so I wasn't the only one impressed with his work. I am going to keep my eye out --I will own a piece someday!!

The best part, as far as I personally was concerned, is that I could not WAIT to get back home and back to my woodcut print bulldog portrait!!

I highly recommend all of my artist friends to get out to shows. So inspiring!!

I'm animal artist, Robin Zebley. I work primarily in colored pencil, acrylicsw and woodcut prints. My website is If you'd like to read my whole blog, just click on the banner. To follow, click on the gadget on your right for updates. I truly appreciate your visit. I could not do this without you.

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