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Artist Reception: New Prints by Jenny Freestone

On Saturday, Sept. 14, WPG hosted an artist reception for the current solo exhibit by Jenny Freestone. Below are some photos taken during the event. This show will run in the gallery through Sunday, September 29. As well, we recently shared news on the blog that Freestone took first place at the Allegany Arts Council’s 2013 Will’s Creek Survey exhibition.

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Freestone recognized with Will’s Creek Survey award

Zantedeschia by Jenny Freestone

Zantedeschia by Jenny Freestone

We recently shared a post regarding WPG member artist Jenny Freestone’s acceptance into the Allegany Arts Council’s 2013 Will’s Creek Survey. The exhibition is currently underway at The Saville Gallery, 9 N. Centre Street in Cumberland, Maryland and runs through October 4.

Last Saturday evening, the gallery hosted the opening reception and awards ceremony for this national juried exhibition. That night, it was announced that juror Lauren Schell Dickens, assistant curator of contemporary art at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, chose Freestone’s print Zantedeschia as the show’s first place winner.

You are invited to see this print and others during tomorrow’s artist reception for Freestone, whose solo exhibit is currently underway at WPG. Join us from 1-4pm on Saturday, September 14, to view her new prints, chat with friends, and enjoy some refreshments.

Artist Update: Jenny Freestone

Zantedeschia by Jenny Freestone Etching and Aquatint | 2012

Zantedeschia
by Jenny Freestone
Etching and Aquatint | 2012

WPG member artist Jenny Freestone has had a print selected for the Allegany Arts Council’s 2013 Wills Creek Survey. The exhibition will take place at The Saville Gallery, 9 N. Centre Street in Cumberland, Maryland and runs September 7 through October 4. The opening reception and awards ceremony is scheduled from 6 to 8pm on Saturday, September 7.

WPG is currently showing the solo exhibit New Prints by Jenny Freestone through September 29. Our artist’s reception for this exhibit is scheduled for 1 to 4pm on Saturday, September 14. Read our press release for more on this exhibit.

Noesis

Pyramid Atlantic founder Helen Frederick has curated the exhibition Noesis: 12 Printmakers Looking Intuitively at the World at the Cosmos Club.  The Cosmos Club is a private club, but we did want to mention the exhibition because we saw so many familiar names, including current members Rosemary Cooley, Jenny Freestone, Trudi Y. Ludwig and Margaret Adams Parker.  Additionally, we’re pleased to see former member Fleming Jeffries and WPG friends Elzbieta Sikorska as exhibitors.  If you are a member of the Cosmos Club (or friends with one!), this exhibition will be up May 16-September 8.

Printmaking 101: Lithography Revisited

"Grass V" Lithograph, by Jenny Freestone

“Grass V” Lithograph, by Jenny Freestone

We have written an earlier printmaking 101 post about lithography, which you may have read.  However, if a picture is worth a thousand words, this video, put together by MoMA in conjunction with the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop is worth 10,000!  If you’re still having trouble visualizing how a lithograph is made, check it out!

Member news from Jenny Freestone and Lee Newman

As you probably now know, WPG artists are a busy group!  Today, we are happy to share several recognitions that two of our artist members recently received:

“Grass V, Landscape,” by Jenny Freestone, Photogravure and Lithograph, 2010

Jenny Freestonehas been in three shows (way) outside the gallery lately.  The first, and furthest, is the International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2012 ROC, at the National Taiwan Museum of Arts, Taiwan.  Her work was also accepted into a closer International Juried Exhibition, Works on Paper, at the 1212 Gallery in Richmond, VA.  In addition to being included in these international shows, she was also in the Society of American Graphic Artists 79th Member Exhibition, at the Old Print Shop, New York, where she won the Purchase Award. Finally, her work was included in Paperworks 2012 at the b.j. spoke Gallery in Huntington, NY.  Whew!  Congratulations Jenny on all your hard work and requisite recognition!

Painting by Lee Newman, 2nd place winner in the 2012 Bethesda Painting Awards.

In addition, we are pleased to announce that Lee Newman won 2nd prize in the 2012 Bethesda Painting Awards!  You can see more of Lee’s work next month in his three-person show, Three Figurative Printmakers.  Congratulations, Lee!

WPG Member News, June 2012

“At Eight Months” by Margaret Adams Parker

We’re excited to announce Margaret Adams Parker’s upcoming exhibition So Teach us to Number our Days at the Crossroads Gallery of Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads (GHBC), Falls Church, VA.  According to the press release:

In this show she explores, with tender insight, the experiences of youth and old age, joy and sadness, loneliness and human intimacy.  She shows us a young woman musing over her first pregnancy, a woman tilting her head to fasten her earring, a group of late-night commuters waiting wearily for the last train, an elderly couple making their way with slow and halting steps.  These prints and sculptures invite us to see through the artist’s eyes.

This exhibition will be on view June 13-July 24, with an Artist Reception on Wednesday, July 18, from 4-6 pm.

“Grass V, Landscape,” by Jenny Freestone, Photogravure and Lithograph, 2010

In addition, we want to congratulate Jenny Freestone on having two of her prints selected in the Artspace International Juried Printmaking and Photography exhibition in Richmond,  VA.  In addition to Jenny, we were pleased to see fellow local artist and friend of the gallery Joyce Jewell and a familiar name from our own 2011 National Small Works, Jonathan Goebel.  This exhibition will be on view May 25-July 22.  You can see all the finalist prints here.

Artist Update: Jenny Freestone

"Grass V, Landscape," by Jenny Freestone, Photogravure and Lithograph, 2010

Jenny Freestone will have a solo exhibition at Waddell Art Gallery (on Northern Virginia Community College’s Loudoun campus), February 20-March 23. Jenny will also be giving a talk at Waddell Art Gallery on Wednesday, March 14, at 11:30 am. If you missed her May 2011 exhibition at WPG, this would be a great time to see the new prints Jenny has been working on!

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.

Jenny Freestone Receives the Patricia & Robert Llewellyn Award

"Grass V, Landscape," by Jenny Freestone, Photogravure and Lithograph, 2010

Jenny Freestone’s print “Grass V Landscape” (shown left) won the Patricia and Robert Llewellyn Award for Print Media in this year’s Will’s Creek Survey Exhibition.  This exhibition, now in its 12th year, was held at the Saville Gallery in Cumberland, MD, and hosts a wide variety of fine art and craft.  Congratulations Jenny!

Interesting side note–Chayo de Chevez’s “El Puro” won Best in Show for 2D work at this year’s Will’s Creek Survey.  This print, as well as several other works by Jenny Freestone and other WPG members, is on view at the Drawn to Washington 2 exhibition.