Thursday, December 20, 2007

Maps to...

My maps book are finished and ready for the world!





Maps
is available in two versions:

Spring print



This is the first color of a five color lino-cut I am working on. This is for the Four Oceans Press Spring Exchange.

I printed the first color on Tuesday and I am going to cut some tonight and hopefully print the second color.

Tomorrow is the first day of vacation and I am hoping to get alot of print in over the next two weeks. I also have to finish up Christmas shopping and do a bunch of other things...

Monday, December 17, 2007

Save this Date!


This is a picture of me from the Open Stdio Event Heather (my studio partner) and I did last June. You have to plan for these things way in advance. We made it official last night and we are committed (or should be committed) to doing the Open Studio this coming June.

It may seem ridiculous to put something on your calendar now, but our lives are so bury that is how it is these days. The event will be June 7-8 and 14-15, 2008. It will be at Heather's frame shop Creative Framing. We will announce more details as we work them out.

Heather and I have been working very hard to get Four Oceans Press off to a running start. We are about to finish our first print exchange. We both keep up our own websites and have many other draws on our attention - it may seem crazy to have added one more thing to fill up our time, but it has been well worth it. We have collected art from around the world and in the next few days we will be sending the now collated work back to the group of amazing artists who have made wonderful prints to share.

We could not have known how much work it would be, but both of us are happy to work 14 hours a day. In fact, I can safely say I think we both prefer working that hard.

There are still a few spots in the Winter Exchange. The deadline is getting close, but there is still plenty of time to pull a set of prints to share...


We have added a new section to our website - Opening Night Reviews. We go to a lot of shows and usually end up discussing them, taking pictures and meeting and talking to the artists. We created a review section to document our experiences. It adds a lot of work for us, but I think it also adds a new dimensions to our site.

If you are one of our local artists, be sure to let us know about your upcomg openings, so that we can be there.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Winter Proof...



This is my proof for the Four Oceans Press Winter Exchange. I will be making very minor changes and printing my edition this weekend or next. I will post the final version as soon as it is finished.

There are nine more spots currently open if you would like to join...

I also cut another linoleum for the Spring exchange, but I will have to post it in stages since it is a reduction print.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Dinosaur



This is a quick Linocut I did last week...

Here is the color version...

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Opening night of the Post Card Show



Opening night of the Post Card Show @ the Lab in San Francisco
November 30, 2007.


Four Oceans Press artists Kathe Welch, Mark Knot, Heather Piazza, and the students of Oak Grove Middle School as well as nearly 200 other artists had their work on display. The Opening was packed with 250-300 people in the gallery looking through boxes of small format art.

We attended the opening and had to wade through the crowds to get a look at the amazing work of various artists. There was a lot of really cool work and we had to wait quite a bit to get to see it all.

Heather stood back and spied on the boxes of our artists to see what kind of reactions people were having to the work. The comments we heard were positive and we saw people walking away with a lot of the stuff we made.




Check out the Video I shot on opening night...