Printed Image Competition Offers Challenging Viewpoints

See 35 new works by the best printmakers in the nation, from New York to Hawaii, Texas to Montana, at the Printed Image 5 exhibit in the Sabatini Gallery.

This year’s selected work is satirical, intense, edgy and challenging. Each artist reflects our world in his or her own way, and all are masters of their techniques, including etching, woodcuts, monoprints and silkscreen.

125 artists from 35 states entered 423 prints. Out of them, Printed Image 5 Juror Tom Huck accepted 35 prints. Juror’s awards will be handed out at Opening Reception April 18.

“The artworks convey social and political reality. Some works are responses to very personal experiences, and all of them will get you thinking,” said Sherry Best, Sabatini Gallery director.

Kurt Kemp's Ridcupopathy

Ridcupopathy by Kurt Kemp

Come see this exhibit through June 8. Discover more at facebook.com/SabatiniArtGallery.

In the front gallery, view the Curate This! exhibit through June 15. High school students picked the best pieces from the library’s permanent art collection for this show is inspired by the psychology behind perspective. It focuses on how people’s perspectives are formed in relation to scientific and cultural discoveries.

Photo credit: Giants by Tatiana Potts (left) and Ridculopathy by Kurt Kemp (right).

Come in or view the online Printed Image 5 exhibit.

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