I was asked to participate in the invitational "Pressing Matters in Printmaking" exhibition at the Southern Highland Craft Guild in Asheville, North Carolina, from January 19 - May 18, 2008. I'm quite excited because it's the first curated event that I've been asked to participate in. There are fifty artists, and each was invited to submit up to two pieces. I submitted:
Reduction cut relief print
Speedball water-soluble inks on black Rising Stonehenge
"Turtle Pair", 2007
Stone lithograph, printed at Pal Press, Mill Bay, BC
Graphic Chemical lithography inks on Rives BFK
Nikki Josheff, the curator, contacted me via email. She had seen my work after coming across my website through an internet search for printmaking. She really liked my stuff, especially the lithos (thanks Pat!). As that was what she was particularly interested in, I definitely wanted to send one of my lithos, and "Turtle Pair" is just a nice image, all around, so that was my choice. But litho is not what I normally do, so I really wanted to include one of my reduction relief prints, too. As "Crossroads" had been recently accepted into a fairly prestigious exhibit at the Federation of Canadian Artists, I thought it would be a good one to send.
I was quite amazed to be discovered, and thoroughly honoured to be invited, so I'm particularly chuffed to be able to participate. Fortunately, both pieces arrived safe & sound without any damage to the frames (courtesy of a skookum crate built by Dave to protect his lovely frames).