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.
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
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.
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
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.