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Another day in the life of a print gallery…

So, we’re all set up at the Book Arts Fair!  Now would be a great time to do a quick refresher read on our Printmaking 101 introduction to bookbinding post, and then head on over to the preview party 7-9 pm tonight!

Additionally, congratulations to Yolanda for her well-deserved press coverage in the Gazette of her current show!  You can read the article at the link.

Check this out at WPG

What a wonderful start to WPG’s week!  We are happy to see a fantastic article on Field of Vision by Topher Forhecz in this week’s Gazette.  You can read it at the link above.

Detail of "Of Course There's Still Room," by Andy Farkas

Also, we’re excited to announce the Print for Raffle at WPG’s Holiday Party.Starting today, we are selling $10 raffle tickets for “Of Course There’s Still Room” by Andy Farkas (pictured to the left).  Proceeds benefit the Washington Print Foundation.  You don’t have to be in the area to buy a ticket (we can take credit cards over the phone), or even here to win the print.  However, if you are in the area, we would love for you to join us on Sunday, December 11, 3-5 pm.  Many WPG artists will be in attendance, bringing in lots of delicious food and drink, and, of course, it’s the perfect opportunity to see our December exhibitions!

Finally, we want to mention Jenny Freestone’s artist talk at the Stimson Center this Friday, December 9, 5:30-7:30 pm.  If you missed Jenny’s exhibition here this May, now would be a good time to see what she’s been working on.  The Stimson center is at 1111 19th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20036.  It is a free event, but we suggest RSVP’ing to adunsing (at) stimson (dot) org.

Our 9/11 Exhibition in the Gazette

Check out this short article by Cody Calamaio about the exhibition then come in and see it at today’s opening.

“Freedom” review in the Gazette

"Freedom 1" serigraph by Andis Applewhite

In this week’s Gazette (or in the link below) you can read the review by Claudia Rousseau of Andis Applewhite’s current solo exhibition, Freedom, on view at WPG through July 31.  Claudia calls Andis’ work “visually compelling, provocative and intelligent” on both “formal and conceptual levels.” Thanks, Claudia!

Four shows to check out this weekend

The Kreeger Museum’s exhibition “In Unison, 20 Washington, DC Artists” features monoprints by, you guessed it, 20 Washington, DC artists.  This exhibition is the result of efforts by Sam Gilliam, a DC artist who has been associated with the Washington Color School since the 1960’s.  Gilliam invited these 20 artists from diverse artistic backgrounds to make five monoprints each.  Gilliam and a small board then selected one print from each artist to make the final exhibition.  We haven’t been to see this show yet, but it promises to be a good one!  The Kreeger Museum is open on Saturday, 10-4 pm, $10 admission, no reservations needed. Reservations are needed Tuesday-Friday.  Click on the link above for more information about this show and directions.  Exhibition runs through February 26th.

"Love, Respect, Protect" by Marian Osher, not in her current "Art Matters" Exhibition, but a great print nonetheless!

This weekend WPG member artist Marian Osher will host a reception and artist talk for her exhibition “Art Matters” at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockville (100 Welsh Park Drive, Rockville, MD 20850).  This exhibition features paintings and prints “created over a 10 year period to combat fear, promote connection and mindfulness, and raise awareness of the importance of living in harmony with the environment.”  Read Topher Forhecz review in the Gazette, then attend her reception this Sunday, January 23, 11:30-1:00, exhibition runs through February 6.

"From Siem Rep" by Jenny Freestone

WPG artist Jenny Freestone also has a solo exhibition up in the Monroe Gallery of the Arts Club of Washington (2017 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006).  This gallery is closed Sunday and Monday, so try and make it over during their Saturday hours, 10-2 pm.  Exhibition runs through January 29.

Finally, if you haven’t seen WPG’s current exhibition, “Bewick’s Legacy: Six Contemporary British Wood Engravers,” you should!  The exhibition was favorably reviewed this week by Claudia Rousseau for the Gazette.  It has also been well received by the public, with 12 of the prints selling already, several of those multiple times over (oh, the joy of editions–if your favorite print has sold, we may be able to get another for you!).  This exhibition closes next weekend (Sunday, January 30) so get in here before it’s too late!

Video interview with Lee Newman

Monkey Skulls by Lee Newman, click for the link to Jordan Edward's video of Lee

Did you miss Lee Newman’s artist talk this weekend?  Don’t worry, we’ll be posting an Artist Q&A with Lee soon.  In the mean time, check out this video of Lee in the Holton Arms studio by Gazette reporter Jordan Edwards.

Also stop by the gallery to see all 58 prints of Lee’s in person.  Some single edition prints have sold, so it might be your last chance to see them!  Exhibition is up through November 28.