2018 – Printed Image 7

Sacred Ground by Heather Muise

In printmaking the artists often respond to contemporary life. The ability to make multiples of an image makes the medium ideal for distribution to share ideas with many people. Historically, printmakers have been social critics, calling attention to problems, issues, and society’s changes and challenges. They still do.

In this year’s competition, Printed Image 7, there is often an element of the unexpected. Some views are realistic at first, but the details in the image may lead your thoughts in different directions. Is the artist using a symbol the way you expect, or is there additional meaning behind it? Does the symbolism change given our current social or political situation? What elements is the artist combining to create a scene?

In many prints the artist has warped the space or added elements that do not fit the scene. This removes our reference point and adds traces of the real world. A scene from life becomes mysterious even dangerous. Other scenes make references to history, art history and art traditions. All these prints make us think.

The Printed Image is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. We thank the Friends for more than 40 years of support!

This Year’s Juror

Melanie Yazzie is a sculptor, painter and printmaker. She is Professor and Head of Printmaking in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She often takes part in collaborative art projects with indigenous artists in New Zealand, Siberia, Australia, Canada, Mexico and Japan. Of her journeys she says: “It’s at these gatherings and traveling from place to place that fuels my work and revitalizes my spirit!”

Her work follows the Diné dictum “walk in beauty” literally, creating beauty and harmony. As an artist, she works to serve as an agent of change by encouraging others to learn about social, cultural, and political phenomena shaping the contemporary lives of Native peoples in the United States and beyond. Her work incorporates both personal experiences as well as the events and symbols from Diné culture. Her early work focused on depictions of the harsh realities of Native peoples (i.e., racism, identity conflict, poverty, abuse, etc.) to bring to Native issues to the forefront, but more recently she is making work with a positive twist.


Featured Artists

Brett Anderson | Ben Bohnsack | Linda Lee Boyd | Keith Buswell | Karen Brussat Butler | Ruben Castillo | Veronica Ceci | Kyle Chaput | Andrew DeCaen | Joan Dix Blair | James Dormer | Beth Dorsey | Matthew Egan | James Ehlers | Leslie Eliet | Eduardo Fausti | Brian Ferriby | Sarah Fukami | Kari Gillman | Theresa Haberkorn | Heather Hanson | Marco Hernandez | Joyce Jewell | Sarojini Jha Johnson | Tressa Jones | Elizabeth Klimek | Leslie Koptcho | Lynda Kusuma | Theresa Martin | Tonia Matthews | Katheryn Maxwell | Kyra Miller | Kate Mitchell | Heather Muise | Kristin Powers Nowlin | Nathan Pietrykowski | Tyler Quintin | Roberta Restaino | Benjamin Rinehart | Gregory Santos | Teresa Schmidt | Melissa Schulenberg | Sarah Serio | Caroline Sheridan Loose | Emily Short | Mark Sisson | Sarah Smelser |  Jillian Sokso | Robyn Wall | Kristen Woodward


Programs and Events

Artists’ and Awards Reception, Printed Image 7
Sunday, September 9, 2018 • 2-4 p.m.
Alice C. Sabatini Gallery
Meet some of the artists whose art prints are on display and see the presentation of Juror’s and Purchase Awards from The Printed Image 7 art competition. Awards will be announced at 3pm.

Screen Printing Demostration
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 • 7-8 p.m.
Alice C. Sabatini Gallery
Experience the possibilities of screen printing on fabric and paper.

Monoprinting on Fabric Demostration
Saturday, October 6, 2018 • 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Alice C. Sabatini Gallery
Experience a hands-on demonstration to layer printed designs on fabric using hand-made stamps.

Relief Printing Demonstration
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 • 7-8 p.m.
Alice C. Sabatini Gallery
Watch linoleum block printing from plain block to finished print. See examples of finished relief plates and pick a print to take home.