Here it is, so fresh that some of it hasn’t even made it to our official website yet! The 2011 Exhibition Schedule. Please note that sometimes there are unscheduled trips, injuries, or outside commitments that sometimes cause a change in show line-ups, but as it stands right now, next year looks like this:
January: Bewicks Legacy: Six Contemporary British Wood Engravers: This show is curated by and includes engravings from Simon Brett, as well as 5 other British Wood Engravers. This show is up on our website, please click the link above for more information.
February: Excellence in Printmaking: We are pleased to announce that Katherine Blood, Curator of Fine Prints for the Library of Congress, will be jurying this show. We will also be giving out awards. If you are a BFA/MFA student in the mid-Atlantic region, you have until December 31 to apply! See the full details here.
March: Lila Oliver Asher: Professor Emerita from Howard University, Lila has been printing in DC for over 60 years! Lila has shown work internationally, including prints in Taiwan and India as well as our own National Museum of American Art.
April: Pyramid Atlantic Member Artist Exhibition: Remember Jake Muirhead and Lindsay McCulloch from September 2010’s Director’s Cut exhibition? They print downstairs at Pyramid Atlantic, and there are many more talented artists as well!
May: Jenny Freestone: We are so excited for the reschedule of Jenny Freestone’s solo exhibition, which was supposed to happen in 2010 but due to an ill-timed broken foot (but when are they every well-timed?) was postponed. Lots of new prints will be on display.
"Ellen at Work" by Max-Karl Winkler, an example of one of his long, thin woodcuts
June: Max-Karl Winkler: Max-Karl is a wood-cut artist whose subjects range from portraits to landscapes, many of which are characteristically tall and thin–perfect to fit into those funny little wall spaces by doors or between windows.
July: Andis Applewhite: Andis is one of WPG’s distant members, and will be coming all the way from Texas to install her show of serigraphs (screenprints). Her most recent show of prints at WPG, Obtuse Writings, were created by writing questions with her dominant hand and answering them with her non-dominant hand. The resulting prints explore “communications that are both known and hidden.” We are excited to see what is next!
2010 NSW First Place Print "Bound," by Kiyomi Baird.
August: 14th Annual National Small Works: 2011’s NSW will be juried by Robert Newman, Director of the Old Print Shop in New York. For artists interested in applying, the full prospectus will be up early in 2011, so check back frequently or join our email list to make sure you get it. Also, 2010’s winner, Kiyomi Baird, will have a solo exhibition in conjunction with the juried show.
September: Carolyn Pomponio: Carolyn is a founding member of WPG and has tried just about everything–screenprints, monoprints, etching, solarplate–making for a varied and accomplished body of work. We are interested to see what the focus of her first solo exhibition in 5 years will be.
WPG's director's favorite print of Mike Hagan's, "Ain't"
October: Mike Hagan: Mike is a screenprint artist who enjoys pushing the boundaries of the media. We have heard he is working on some prints to be viewed with 3D glasses as well as printing on Tyvek (yes, the same stuff as the house wrappings). There are rumors he will invite additional screenprinters to be part of this show, but nothing official yet.
November: Pauline Jakobsberg: Pauline received a lot of compliments on her recent turn to cut-out prints (think the cut-out dresses from the September 2010 Director’s Cut exhibition). This is just one aspect of her printmaking, and as the show is almost a full year away, it is still unknown what will be included. Check back next year for updates!
December: Martha Oatway and Tracey Hill: You may already be familiar with WPG president Martha Oatway from her “Postcards from the UK” blog entries. She will be sharing her solo exhibition with British printmaking Tracey Hill in part of an across-the-pond print exchange/collaboration. Again, check back as the exhibition draws closer for more details.