In Our Gallery: “New Member Exhibition”

New Year, new members! Please join us in welcoming member artists John Gosling, Edward McCluney and Alexander Gray.

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John Gosling, “Gone to America”

John Gosling, Faces and Places – Linocuts on view from December 29, 2014 – January 17, 2015.

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Edward McCluney, “Me and My Shadow”

Edward McCluney, A Little of Everything on view from January 18 – February 7th Opening reception 2:00pm to 4:00pm January 25th.

Alexander Gray, "Hardware River Aqueduct"

Alexander Gray, “Hardware River Aqueduct”

Alexander Gray, Relief and Intaglio Prints on view from February 8 – March 1st Opening reception 2:00pm to 4:00pm February 8th.

Printmakers Inc. remains the only group studio dedicated to the art of original hand-pulled prints. Member artists work in a variety of traditional printmaking techniques that include intaglio, lithography, relief, monotypes and screen-printing.

Current members: Penelope Barringer, Anne Buchal, Judith Coady, John Gosling, M. Alexander Gray, Laura Huff, Avis Fleming, Edward McCluney, Norma Pffaf, Joseph Regan, Patrick Sargent, Priscilla Young.

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In Our Gallery: Joint Portfolio Exhibiton

Joint Portfolio Project ExhibtionTwo well-known Eastern printmaking galleries, in Providence, Rhode Island, and Alexandria, Virginia, have collaborated on a “Joint Venture” small-works show featuring boxed portfolios of original prints. The boxed portfolio collection contains 31 hand-pulled prints. Each of the prints, shown framed on the walls, will be on display in Printmakers Inc. Gallery at Alexandria’s Torpedo Factory Art Center from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31.

An opening reception will be held 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, and a holiday evening reception 7-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at Printmakers Inc. gallery. The show has just been on display in Rhode Island and will return in 2015 to art galleries there and to the Bristol Art Museum.

The collaboration is between the Providence Art Club of Rhode Island, founded in 1880, and Printmakers Inc. in Alexandria, nearly 40 years old, the Washington region’s only group studio dedicated to the art of original, hand-pulled prints. Printmakers Inc. is in Studio 325 in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria.

The unusual “Joint Venture” features 31 artist prints, all 5×7 inches, in hand-crafted boxes. All of the boxed prints, on archival papers, are shown framed on the walls. The individual framed prints also are for sale. Only 15 boxed portfolio collections are for sale, at $550, or less than $15 each for the original, hand-pulled prints. Signed and numbered, the prints showcase historic printmaking techniques, including etchings, lithographs, woodcuts and new 21st C. UV polymer technology.

The prints, including many color prints, are of birds and animals, landscapes, people and abstract designs. Of the 31 prints, 22 are by New England artists and nine by Washington-area artists. Participating artists from Printmakers Inc. are Penelope Barringer, Judith Coady, Avis Fleming, Laura Huff, Kelly O’Brien, Norma Pfaff, Patrick Sargent, Carolyn Witschonke and Priscilla Young.

For further information, contact: Judith Coady, 703-395-9137 or pjcoady@aol.com; or Priscilla Young, 703-447-0803 or lunamoth.art@gmail.com.

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In Our Gallery Now: The Natural World

Alexander Gray, Cool Cat

Alexander Gray, Cool Cat

The artists of Printmakers Inc explore “The Natural World” through a wide range of techniques and subject matter, from micro to macro views, interpreting the extraordinary world we live in. All studio members have work on exhibit. On view September 1 – October 31, 2014 in Studio 325.

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In Our Gallery: Penelope Barringer’s FLORA{L}

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Penny Barringer, Flora{L}. Monotype.

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The new exhibit of monotypes by Penelope Barringer marks both artistic and stylistic departures for the Arlington resident, a co-founder and director of the printmaking shop Discover Graphics Atelier since its opening in 1983. The show’s title, “FLORA {L},” suggests the ambiguities raised by the artist’s approach to the complex problems by bringing together the subjects of flowers, whether as objects of art, or objects for study, or simply as blooms.

The color possibilities of the monotype process are a natural choice as a medium, but the addition of “found” textures helps at times to further the distance from “flower picture” that Ms. Barringer’s work manages to achieve. The development of several quite different series of images, each of which force comparisons by the viewer among the related items in the group, suggest by their juxtaposition some of the imaginative possibilities of floral inspiration.

The work in “FLORA {L},” like most of the artist’s work, reaches out from a base in natural forms towards the abstract. For Ms. Barringer, like the English artist-poet William Blake (capitalization and punctuation are his):

… to the Eyes of the man of Imagination Nature is Imagination itself.

As a man is So he sees. As the Eye is formed such are its Powers.

You certainly mistake when you say that Visions of Fancy are not to be found in This World.

To Me this World is all One continued Vision of Fancy or Imagination.

On view July 2 – August 31, 2014. Studio 325, Main Gallery. Opening reception 2:00 -4:00 pm July 13.

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The Joint Portfolio Project

Exciting news! We’re partnering with a group of outstanding printmakers from Rhode Island to create a portfolio of prints: The Joint Portfolio Project.

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We already have several joint exhibitions scheduled for 2015 in galleries and museums.

There will be thirty-two 5×7 inch prints, plus a beautiful portfolio box for storage. Only 12 are for sale to the public. The portfolios will retail for $550. Sales have been brisk, so get them while you can!

If you would like to reserve a portfolio or purchase one now at the pre-publication price of $500 call us now at 703 683 1342. Telephone sales are accepted with a credit card.

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In Our Gallery: Avis Fleming’s Printed Painted Potted

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Studio member Avis Fleming is a woman of many talents, in addition to printmaking. She exhibits her range in a solo exhibition, Printed Painted Potted, May 1 – June 30 in our main gallery. Her etchings, lithographs, monotypes, paintings and ceramics feature landscapes of Ireland, Maine and Louisiana and birds, people and dogs.

AvisFlemingSoloShow2Please join us for an Opening Reception on Sunday, May 4, 2-4 pm in Studio 325 at the Torpedo Factory.

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Exhibition at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville

ImageWe’re having an exhibition of about 50 works by our studio members at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville, MD. The exhibition runs April 1 – May 31, 2014.

Work will be hung in four spaces: the corridor, Fellowship Hall, lobby, and Founders’ Hall.

An Opening Reception will be on Sunday, April 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information, directions and updates please visit our Facebook Page!

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