Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Wood, Copper & Brass Wire
2" x 36"

This is a sculpture I did a while ago. Hang
is currently on display in a show in Alameda at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts. I had been in a few other shows at Frank Bette - several reviews and more details can be seen on the Four Oceans Press Opening Night Reviews page and on my website.

The Opening is Friday night, February 1st and the show runs through March 1st.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

New cards, Winter Update and a new show proposal...

I have been really busy and have a lot of News.

We ordered a new business card for Four Oceans Press that is the same layout as the old business card, but has prints instead of paintings. The prints are by the same artists– Kathe Welch, Heather Piazza & Mark Knot – and appear in the same order as on the original card.

We have added new prints to the Winter Archive on Four Oceans Press. We currently have six finished prints and two proofs. The deadline to send in the prints has just past and new prints are arriving each day. The Winter Archive page should fill up fairly quickly. If you want to see the finished Fall prints check out the Fall Archive. And of course, sign-ups are now open for the Spring Exchange and the Food Alphabet.

We have written a proposal for a ‘Four Seasons’ show. ‘Four Seasons’ will highlight the work from our exchanges at a prominent art gallery in San Francisco in August 2008. If we are selected, all of the details we will be posted here.

Fall Print Exchange Mailed out...

We - Four Oceans Press - sent out our Fall Print Exchange on Monday, January 14th. We had to wait a long time for our last artist to send in his work. As soon as the last set of prints arrived we started collating the prints. We laid the prints out in stacks on my living room floor to make sure that each artist would receive one of each print. We put them in the same order as they are in on our Fall Archive page. It took a lot longer than we anticipated to finish the job.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Recruiting Printmakers

Last week we sent out nearly 200 copies of our call for entries for our Four Oceans Press print exchanges. Our call for entries has the same information as is on the Exchange page.

We sent out over 150 to Art Institutions in the United States and nearly 40 to international locations. We are so excited to be running this exchange and about ready to send out our First Set of Prints. The Fall prints were delayed because we had to wait for one of the artists, but they will be mailed out on Monday, January 14, 2008. These prints can be seen on our Exchange Archive.

If you are a Printer and haven't signed up yet, we think you should. Take a look at the Exchange Guidelines and sign up for Spring or the Food Exchange. Of course, if you need more time than what is listed you can sign up for a later exchange...

We are writing a proposal to get our exchange into a gallery in San Francisco in August. We will write more about that as we know more...

We are using our Four Oceans Press Google Group to list updates of what we are doing, upcoming exchanges and other projects. Feel free to join - click here to learn more.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Fundraiser for Frank Bette...

Clipping from the San Francisco Chronicle today announcing the opening tomorrow.

I donated a painting and a print to help the wonderful organization raise operating funds.