We hope you’re looking forward to 2013 as much as we are. Here’s a (tentative) show schedule for next year. As you can see, we’re amping up the Press Room Mini Solos with our most ambitious schedule yet–a full seven additional shows to the exhibitions in our main space. Mark your calendars and check back on our website soon for more details!
January: Professors of Print and in the Press Room: Rilevi by Maria Sophia Caligiuri. Professors of Print is our 10th annual January Invitational and features seven outstanding printmakers who are also professors at area colleges and universities. Rilievi is the sculptural paper work of Italian-naturalized printmaker Maria Sophia Caligiuri.
February: 3rd Annual Excellence in Printmaking Exhibition and in the Press Room: A special exhibition by WPG member Nina Muys and her young printmakers from Grace Episcopal Day School. R.L. Tillman, founding editor of printeresting.org juries this year’s Excellence in Printmaking Exhibition, the first time it’s been open to MFA and BFA students nationally. We continue the focus on (much younger) students’ work with Nina Muys’ art students in the press room.
March: Max-Karl Winkler and Ed McCluney share the gallery space for a two-person exhibition of woodcuts. You can compare the similarities and differences of the medium as used by two different yet talented artists.
April: Annual Pyramid Atlantic Exhibition. Did you like the paper dresses, giant paper knit gloves, and printed porcelain books in last year’s exhibition? We’re sure this year will be just as interesting. Check Pyramid’s website for more details in the upcoming months.
May: Margaret Adams Parker in the main gallery and Robin Gibson in the Press Room. Whether you’re familiar with Ms. Parker’s woodcuts or etchings (one of which is pictured, left), you know that her work can be beautiful and powerful. We look forward to her first solo show in this location (her 2010 exhibition was a two-person show). Robin Gibson joins us from Pennsylvania with minutely detailed lithograph and relief landscapes that often deal with or are reminiscent of water.
June: Ron Meick, one of the newest members of WPG, has his first solo show as part of the group. Conceptual yet approachable, the stories behind the abstractions on the paper are always interesting–some of our favorites is the commodities trading charts, where he uses the shape of the trading graph to create a shape on the paper. We also have a special exhibition in the Press Room relating to Refugee Month. More details about that in the months to come.
July: Distant member’s Group Exhibition and in the Press Room: Thomas Norulak. WPG member artists are about half local and half from across the country. While many of you know and love the work of our local artists, we are excited to put the spot-light on some of those who you may not be as familiar with. In the Press Room we feature another distant artist, Thomas Norulak, from Pennsylvania. You may have seen some of his work at WPG before in previous National Small Works Exhibitions.
August: 16th Annual National Small Works and Solo Exhibition by the 2012 winner, Cianna Valley. We’re so excited about next year’s show–check back to find out who the juror is soon! We’re also excited to welcome Cianna Valley to the gallery for a solo show of her own after winning last year’s juried exhibition.
September: Jenny Freestone returns with a solo exhibition in September. Want a refresher on some of her work? Check out this post about her last exhibition.
October: Mike Hagan and in the Press Room: Susan Carney. Mike Hagan pushed the boundaries of print in his last exhibition, Doodle Digit Dot, with his prints on Tyvek. Unframed and hung scroll style, these prints may look fragile but are actually quite tough. Mike says that the printing ink essentially fuses with the Tyvek to create a tough surface. We were comfortable enough with it to put it up at Reagan National, so it’s definitely safe for your home! Additionally, Susan Carney brings large-scale monotypes to the Press Room.
November: Lila Oliver Asher, who recently celebrated her 91st birthday, is still going strong–creating new work and planning for her upcoming solo show. She has been an influential teacher to generations of printmakers, including DC’s own Bill Harris. We hope you can make it out for this special exhibition.
December: WPG member Clare Winslow has her first solo show since joining the gallery. You may have been struck by the humor in her prints such as Frazzled (pictured at left) or the delicacy of prints such as the Wayfinder series. We look forward to what next year’s solo exhibition has to bring. Additionally, Katherine LaRocca brings a series of graphically bold woodcuts to the Press Room.