8 March 2019 - 22 April 2019
ARTIST RECEPTION Friday, 22 March 2019, 5 - 8 pm
Asheville Printmakers is an independent alliance of artists who express themselves through the medium of print.
Our membership encompasses both experienced and emerging artists, as well as those new to printmaking. We define “the print” broadly to encompass a wide range of processes and content, from traditional to experimental, and classic to contemporary.
Members’ printing methods vary from relief printing such as woodblock, linocut, and wood engraving, to intaglio methods such as drypoint, etching, collagraph, and photogravure. Some use alternative photographic printing processes such as platinum-palladium and gum bichromate; others employ monotype and variable editions in their work. A common thread is a hands-on involvement in making prints.
Criteria for inclusion are an interest and motivation in printmaking with artistic intent. It is an open group and interested artists are invited to attend these meetings.
Our meetings include various activities, including sharing recent work, critique, exhibit planning, and printmaking demonstrations. Our gatherings and discussions inspire and energize us to create on a regular basis.
The Asheville Printmakers’ “Networks” exhibition was inspired by a TED Radio Hour podcast that examined the networks that surround and sustain us. Using a variety of printmaking techniques, participating artists explored the connections between nature, technology, the human body, relationships, and the digital ecosystem.