Sunday, September 27, 2009

Nick Wrobleski - describes printmaking process

Midwest based woodcut artist Nick Wroblewski describes the printmaking process before Art Fair on the Square in Madison, WI (2009). For more on Nick go to:

Karen Kunc at OSU Dept of Art

Karen Kunc visits Oregon State University as part of the Visiting Artist & Scholars Program sponsored by the OSU Department of Art. This documentary features her woodcut print show titled "Printedness".

Karen Kunc was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1952. She received her BFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1975, and her MFA from Ohio State University in 1977. She is a Cather Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she has taught since 1983. Her recognitions include: the 2007 Printmaker Emeritus Award from the Southern Graphics Council; a Fulbright Scholar Award, 1996; Mid-America Arts Alliance/National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, 1996 & 1984; Nebraska Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship Master Award, 1992; Individual Artist Fellowship, Ohio Arts Council, 1982. She has taught numerous workshops around the world and served as a visiting artist to over 100 institutions. She has curated exhibitions of American art for Finland, France, Egypt, and frequently serves as a juror for national competitions.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Karen Kunc Reduction Workshop 2008

Karen Kunc Reduction Woodcut Workshop at Cape Cod Community College.
This workshop was sponsored by the Printmakers of Cape Cod. It was organized by Mildred Smith and Alice Galick under the leadership of the President of the Printmakers of Cape Cod Robert Cunniff. It was held in the fully equipped printmaking studio at CCCC. This movie is a short summary of three full days of learning the techniques of reduction woodcut. All participants came away with successful editions of their prints, many ideas to try and an increased appreciation of Karen Kunc's process and exquisite woodcut prints.
For more information about Karen Kunc visit her extensive website at or visit Davidson Galleries.
This video has been created by Sara Ringler, a member of the Printmakers of Cape Cod and Visual Arts Coordinator at CCCC. You can see the original posting at tiscali:video

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Daniel Kelly's "Highfire" 2008

Idaho born printmaker/painter Daniel Kelly resides in Kyoto Japan since the 1970's when he was a student of Tomikichiro Tokuriki. Back in the early days of "Baren" Daniel was a frequent contributor to our discussion group and now once again via Friends of Baren Forum on Facebook.
Using a mixture of old and new techniques in the making of this print Daniel shares the step-by-step process (woodblock, chine-colle). See the video of making "HIGHFIRE"
For more info visit Daniel's website at:

Friday, September 4, 2009

A "whale" of a print

Check out this work by artist Julian Meredith. Julian is doing his residency at The Northern Print Biennale International Printmaking and Events which takes place across Newcastle – Gateshead – June to October 2009.
"I am printing the Blue Whale at the moment and have made three prints that are currently hanging in the hall. Each one takes a full day to complete and I expect to have finished five by the end of the residency. The Whale will be created from 25 Elm planks from a tree brought from Alnwick, Northumberland, ten years ago. This is the biggest woodcut print I have produced and the Elm is virtually extinct in Northumberland."
For more details and pictures on the making of this gigantic print and other related work check the residency website.