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The Washington Printmakers Art Gallery in Georgetown, D.C.
The Washington Printmakers Gallery is pleased to present 30 outstanding prints, photos, and artist books by artists from across the United States in its 2018 National Small Works Exhibition from August 2 through 26.
This annual juried exhibition, now in its twenty-first year, has attracted an exciting range of entries in both traditional and experimental printmaking including intaglio, relief, woodcut, linocut, Solarplate, serigraph, digital and photographic prints, plus three dimensional works with print components. The works on display were selected form 490 works submitted by 150 artists all over the country. The juror for this year’s exhibit is Susan Goldman, founding artistic director of Lily Press, LLC, a printmaking and education center in Rockville, Maryland. The first prize winner will receive a solo exhibition at Washington Printmakers Gallery in 2019.
Saturday, August 18
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
The link will take you to a preview of the publication in a new window. Click the shopping cart icon to order. Click the “i” icon for more information on the catalog. Click the double-arrow icon to see the preview full screen.
The catalog includes reproductions of all the images, statements by the artists, an introduction to the juror, and her statement about the competition.
On The Member’s Wall, August 2018
Every month, the work on our Members’ Wall changes. Here are some of the images for August, 2018. Click on any thumbnail image to see it larger in a slide show. To return here, click on the “x” in the upper right of the slide show, or press the ESC key of your keyboard. To purchase a work, please contact us.
Georgetown Galleries Second Saturdays
August 11 and September 8, 4-6pm
Visit all six of the Georgetown Galleries on the Second Saturday of every month, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., for a special evening of art and refreshments. READ MORE…
“Learning from Laborintus,”
August 30 – September 23, 2018
Saturday, Sept. 1
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 8
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 23
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Four artists / printmakers from Washington, DC traveled to Rome as part of a 2018 Sister Cities Grant for a week in April. There, the American artists explored etching / engraving techniques at laborintus, an artist enclave at Corviale, a large public housing complex. Their goals are to bring greater exposure to fine-art intaglio and printmaking, and to foster cultural exchange.
The work these four artists created in Rome will be exhibited at the Washington Printmakers Gallery in September, 2018, plus work by five Roman master printmakers with whom they worked.
Artists include Sofia Cianfichi, Maisie McNeice, Jennaway Pearson, Maryanne Pollock, Ira Tattelman, Caterina Tedeschini, Claudia Vess, Jose Witteveen, Sarah Zakaib and Verginie Zimmer.
This Sister Cities exchange was funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
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More Upcoming Events and Exhibits
The exhibits listed below display on the north wall of the gallery. At the same time, new art works from our members are shown continuously on the other walls, in the bins and flat files, and on the electronic display in the gallery. To learn more about the artists in our gallery, click here to see links to their individual pages on this website.
- September 27 – October 7, 2018 — Washington Printmakers Gallery: 33 Years. A week-long pop-up exhibition by its founding members to commemorate those early years when 26 printmakers decided to join together to create their own gallery. Opening reception, Sunday, September 30, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
- October 11–28, 2018 — INK GAME, HA! screenprints by Mike Hagan. Artist’s reception, Saturday, October 13, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Hagan’s new prints continue a 10-year exploration of custom and ‘tween’ colors, tessellations, halftones and relationships among hand-pulled prints, drawing, painting, commercial printing, digital imagery, and photography.
- November 1–25, 2018 — Looking Back, Moving Forward — screenprints, lithographs, and monoprints by Carolyn Pomponio. Celebrating the American quilt, contemplating a still life, dancing with mono-typical high energy – and a trove of exploration. Reception: Saturday, November 10, 3:00–6:00 p.m.
- November 29 – December 30, 2018 — The Sublime & The Beautiful – landscape photographs by Clara Young Choi. Reception on Saturday, December 8, 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
- May, 2019 — Rosemary Cooley
- July, 2019 — Solo exhibit by the first-place winner of the 2018 National Small Works competition
- August, 2019 — Winners of the 2019 National Small Works competition
- September, 2019 — Amy Guadagnoli
- October, 2019 — Ron Meick
Start and end dates of exhibits are generally the first Wed. of the month through the last Sunday of the month. Receptions are usually the first Saturday after the opening.
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