Sorry all–this was supposed to go up on Wednesday but didn’t make it out of the draft stage! Read the write-up on last weekend’s event by Max-Karl Winkler and see our Excellence in Printmaking results, below.
Members and friends of Washington Printmakers Gallery—and participating artists and their friends and supporters—made a cheerful crowd at the reception inaugurating the Excellence in Printmaking 2011 Exhibition. Thanks to Annie Turner’s skill and perseverance, the show has turned into an event that has invited student printmakers from the entire mid-Atlantic region. The result is a large, varied, exciting show.
The highlight of the reception was the gallery talk by the juror, Katherine Blood. Katherine is the Curator of Fine Prints in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress, and her talk was perhaps the finest gallery talk I’ve experienced. She spoke informatively about the particular techniques of chosen works, she explained her choices of the award-winning pieces, and—most supportively—she called upon individual artists to talk about their prints. And still her talk was neither long nor tiresome.
We are much in debt to Annie for expanding and improving this show.
Thank you Max-Karl! For all who couldn’t make it to the show, the winners are:
Hallie Edlund-First prize
Samantha Hanson, 2nd Prize
Anna Wagner, 3rd Prize
Eric Owusu, Elizabeth “Teddie” Rappaport, Tonja Torgersen, and Fawna Xiao-honorable mentions.
Thanks to all students who entered, we had some really amazing work to kick off our first Excellence in Printmaking exhibition. Please check back this fall for our 2012 call for entries!