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"Flat Out Fun!", 2nd.day

The second day of the 
Flat Out Fun/Steamroller Event
consisted of 
print demos, talks & gallery shows.


First on the schedule was
a woodblock print demo from
David Johnson, from Ball State.

David brought a two sided block, one side
was printed with multiple colors, 
and the reverse side was printed 
in black. He prefers to use a spoon
instead of a press.

Ray Must, from the
Dayton Print Co-Op, showed examples of
his printmaking talents and 
also gave a talk on 
Jim Dine’s “Temple of Flora”
book of botanical images.



At the 
Dayton Visual Arts Center,
artist Nick Satinover gave a talk & demo
on trace monotype.

You can see more of Nick’s work here.

12 Oct 2011

"Flat Out Fun" 1st. day

This past weekend was the
“Flat Out Fun” steamroller print event
hosted by the
Dayton Printmakers co-op.
Members from all five Ohio print groups attended,
it was great to meet some of our fellow Ohio printmakers!
The main event on Friday night was
the steamroller printing. Each co-op had a
4′ X 4′ linoleum block which was carved by
their members and then printed that evening.
Joan Effertz
Theresa & Susan with Aaron Ardell
Getting ready to ink.
Rolling up the TLP block.
Joan carefully cleaning the ink slab.
The inked block is placed within
the registration marks.
The paper is set in place….
…then the “blankets”.
Our steamroller operator patiently waiting…
…and our first print is almost done!
Susan is happy with the embossment.
Here it is, the first print!
The Columbus group, Phoenix Rising,
getting ready to print their block…
…and their finished print.
The Toledo group, Studio M Printmakers
about to pull their first print.
Zygote Press, from Cleveland, was busy
with “Inky”, their rocking horse press.
This guy was clearly enjoying the experience!
Smaller linoleum blocks were available for purchase by the general public
so they could try their hand at carving & printing their
own block.
A few of the larger studio-made prints setting
out to dry.
..to be continued.
9 Oct 2011

Framed & off to IPCNY soon

A few weeks ago,
I was delighted to hear that
one of my recent prints,
“Buddha (mourning drape)”
 was accepted
into the upcoming exhibition at
The International Print Center of New York,
New Prints: Autumn 2011.
It opens Nov. 3, and continues through Jan.7, 2012.
The exhibition will then continue on
to the Visual Arts Center
at the University of Texas/Austin
early in 2012.
More info on the exhibition can be seen here.
4 Oct 2011

Buddha (veil)


I’ve been steadily working on this reduction woodblock for the 
last 10 weeks ( an unprecedented amount of time for me to spend on 
one block!), today I printed the 17th
reduction and promptly
declared that I was done after the last 
print was pulled.
I kept thinking I could take it a few steps farther,
but my instinct said 
“stop & let it go”.

I’m not sure yet what I want to do next,
but I’m sure it’ll be small, simple & quick!
“Buddha (veil)”
16″ X 24″
sumi ink on Torinoko paper
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2 Oct 2011