We’re saying hello to new members and farewell to others, these days at Printmakers.
Long-time, esteemed member Cora Rupp is now a full time resident of Hilton Head, where she’s taking the local art scene by a storm.
Paralleling her painting career for twenty years was the challenging administrative position as Executive Director of DC area The Art League. She retains her status as a juried artist of the Torpedo Factory and is now a lifetime member.
Kelly O’Brien, who moves this summer to Germany for a few years.
In addition to immersing herself in the local art scene, she’s looking forward to getting involved at the birthplace of the printing press itself: the Guttenberg Museum in nearby Mainz.
Kelly joined Printmakers last May, immediately after jurying-in as a Torpedo Factory artist. She retains her associate artist status while away, which means you can continue to follow her work here and here.
Norma Pfaff, who most recently was a studio artist at Lorton Workhouse, joins us starting in June.
Norma was a member of Washington Printmakers Gallery for five years, has been exhibited in national print shows, and she has participated in the Washington Area Printmakers juried calendar since 2000.
Ruth Corning, who also joins us in June.
After years of painting and silk screening, she now finds etching very liberating.
Ruth explains of her process, “Very often one of my plates begins in one direction and finishes in a very different place…sometimes I will put a plate that I have finished printing into the acid and burn off most of the image (to) etch a very different image over the shadow of the first.”
For Ruth, recycling can be fun.