Dana Wangsgard, coordinator
- Medium: Woodblock print–hand rubbed or pulled on a press, any pigments, any paper)
- Theme: Open
- Paper Size: 9 X 10 inches
- Registration period: Four weeks starting January 1, 2022 – January 31, 2022
- Deadline for finished prints: March 31, 2022
John P Center
Stand with Ukraine
9 x 8 in, edition 20.
10 x 9 in, linocut, Gamblin ink on Richeson Watercolor paper, 88 lb. When the COVID pandemic hit the USA I was working as a visiting artist with 6th graders doing a printmaking project. Sadly, shutdowns meant we never finished their projects, and I never got to work with those students again. Two years later a stack of linoleum blocks with their drawings on them still sits on the shelf at the museum I work for. This drawing of a rabbit was too good for me to just leave, so this month I carved and printed an edition of “Nyah’s Rabbit” for her. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do.
Still Life – Orange & Knife
Winter Trees in Green
9 x 10 in, linocut, Akua Intaglio ink on Artist First Printmaking paper, edition 25. A copy of an ancient Japanese woodblock print
10 x 9 in, shina ply, Daniel Smith water colors, edition 20. Somonauk, Illinois USA
The Night Hunters
7.5 x 7.5 in, aluminum plate, Blick’s Printmaking Inks on Rives Light White, edition 20. “The Night Hunters” taken from an old group of Inuit images depicting the Eskimo way of life. I had some registration issues that could not be corrected so the paper was trimmed after printing along its shorter side.
Fly, Fly Away
10 x 9 in, Shina ply, Daniel Smith water colors & Sumi ink, edition 28. Somonauk, Illinois USA
Angel of Bethesda
9 x 10 in, 14 birch ply blocks, 1 cherry ply block, various tube watercolors & gouaches on Torinoko (Hiromi Paper MMN-105), open edition. The image is of the iconic statue, Angel of the Waters, from NYC\’s Central Park Bethesda Fountain designed by Emma Stebbins and unveiled 1873.
8 x 6 in, shina plywood block, Stonehenge paper. So much development in our area, the old stands of trees are disappearing. This print acknowledges their presence.
Ukrainian Sunflower Stung By Russian Bee
9 x 6 in, Linocut Hand pulled; Akua ink on artist watercolors, textured kozo limited edition Japanese paper.
Under cover in Vejle.
10 x 9 in (7 x 10 in print mounted on 9 x 10 backing, Baltic birch keyblock plus 6 shina blocks, Akua intaglio inks on Stonehenge 270gsm white paper. Maren Motensdatter, my second great-grandmother, immigrated to the US in 1870 from Denmark during an attempt to escape unrest and rumors of war being planned to unite independent German States. Because of these ties, I often daydream of Denmark. This print was created from a photo of a modern city center in Vejile, Denmark.