Coordinator: Laura Szabo-Roberts
- Medium: Woodblock print–hand rubbed or pulled on a press, any pigments, any paper)
- Theme: Underground
- Paper Size: 6 X 11 inches
- Technique: Primitive Woodcut (Use objects, rocks, etc., to dent, mark and score the block to create texture. You can go as far as not using cutting tools)
- Registration period: Four weeks starting September 1, 2021 – October 1, 2021
- Deadline for finished prints: November 30th, 2021
Viza Arlington, Cheney, WA
6 x 11 in, baltic birch (?), Vanson Rubberbased ink on kozo, edition 15. Mokulito / waterless lithography on plywood
Barbara Carr, Concord, NH
11 x 6 in, shina plywood, Graphic Chemical ink and oil paint on mulberry, edition open. I used four phillips screwdrivers and a nail to make the stars in the sky and added an image with a rubber stamp to indicate underground creatures in the addition to the mycelium.
John Center, Chicago, IL
11 x 6 in, , on , edition 11.
Martha Knox, Philadelphia, PA
10 x 6 in, plywood, water-based inks on Stonehenge, edition 13.
Barbara Mason, Hillsboro, OR
11 x 6 in, , on , edition 13.
August Mezzetta, Cape Coral, FL
6 x 11 in, shina / subi block, Akua intaglio on Arnhem 1618, edition 10.
Chris Roberts, Somonauk, IL
10 x 6 in, shina plywood, Daniel Smith Watercolors on Shin Torinoko, edition 10.
Julio Rodriguez, Skokie, IL
11 x 6 in, linoleum, Blick’s water soluable inks on Rives Light Cream, edition 15. A series of health-related setbacks kept delaying work on this print. Finally an idea was copied to linoleum and the process started. I am always amazed at the complex root systems of trees. How amazing it would be if we could have a peek at their underground world.
Laura Szabo-Roberts, Somonauk, IL
6 x 10 in, shina plywood, Daniel Smith watercolors on Shin Torinoko, edition 10.
Joseph Taylor, Evanston, IL
11 x 6 in, birch plywood, Franklin Black & burnt plate oil / Speedball inks on Canson watercolor paper, edition 13. Not the look I was going for. I tried bultiple textural versions but eventually had to get on with it.