Current and Upcoming Exhibits

"Spring" by Deron DeCesare.
“Spring” by Deron DeCesare. Click this image to see it larger in a new window.

Deron DeCesare
April 29 to May 31, 2015

Deron DeCesare’s color monotypes and watercolors – on view at the Washington Printmakers Gallery from April 29 to May 31 – engage the viewer in an airy and light-filled walk through rural landscapes. DeCesare prints his color monotypes by hand on slightly textured paper, achieving rich detail, texture, and a remarkable sense of diffused light. The artist’s watercolors share with the prints an atmospheric sense of place. Drawing upon reminiscences of his time spent living in Colorado and Virginia, DeCesare offers Observations unified by a contemplative tranquility.

Read Deron’s post about this exhibit on our blog.

Visit Deron’s Artist Page on this website, and visit his website.

Call For Entries:
Please enter by May 31!

18th Annual Washington Printmakers’
National Small Works Exhibition
Exhibition Dates: August 5-30, 2015

Deadline for Submission: May 31, 2015

Juror: Greg Jecmen, Associate Curator of Old Master Prints and Print and Drawing, Study Room Supervisor, National Gallery of Art, Washington

Click here to learn more about the National Small Works Exhibition.

Axe and a print made from the axe by Ron Meick, copyright 2015.
Axe and a print made from the axe, made into a single piece of art, by Ron Meick, copyright 2015.

Ron Meick
JUNE 3-28, 2015

Opening Reception, Saturday, June 6, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

During the past few years Ron Meick’s work has incorporated common objects in his construction of relief prints. Many of these objects by themselves carry associations with a physical past that is slowly disappearing. Meick then transforms them, using traditional woodcut & monotype techniques to reveal other implications, ideas, characterizations, or personal meanings.

Just as these hand tools and objects harken back to past traditions, so Meick’s use of the woodcut print links us to a non-digital world that is slowly being lost to the virtual experience. Together prints and artifacts provide physical evidence of the artist’s reflection on function, imagery and nature of the object.

Visit Ron Meick’s artist page on this website.

Other Upcoming Exhibits

July, 2015 — Deceptively Obvious:  a collaborative print portfolio between the Corcoran’s Art & the Book graduate students and Washington DC area poets. ALSO: Prints of Washington and other subjects by members of the gallery.

August, 2015 — National Small Works Exhibition

September, 2015 — to be announced

October, 2105 — Yolanda Frederikse

November, 2015 — Martina Marki Tillman

December, 2015 — Pauline Jakobsberg

Past Exhibits

Click here to see recent exhibits at the Washington Printmakers Gallery.

A Promising Year

We at the Washington Print Foundation can already see that 2015 is an exciting one for lovers of art. Help us make this continue. Please remember the Washington Print Foundation when you plan your charitable giving. All donations are tax deductible and very much appreciated.