Fall 2012 Printmaking Exhibition and Events

Well it was a slow summer here at the Otis blog-it is safe to say we were “gone fishing”! But it’s back in the swing and there are lots of good things going on around town. A few exhibitions are ending soon so check them out now. If I missed something send me a note and I’ll post it.
I’ll be showing some work at the Sea of Exchange exhibition at the brand new LA Print Space at the Pacific Design Center opening on Wed., September 19th so come on by! See below for more info.

Ending soon….

At The Getty: Recent Print Acquisitions Ends Sept. 2- go now!

Karl Friedrich Thiele, Set Decoration for The Magic Flute, etching, aquatint, hand coloring


The Getty Research Institute has opened the vaults to showcase the range and quality of prints they collect. These are beautiful- don’t miss it!





At the Norton Simon:

Lessons of the Cherry Blossoms, Japanese Woodblock Prints

Ends Sept. 3 – Go now!

Noto Province, Waterfall Bay, 1856,Utagawa Hiroshige

In 1912, over 3,000 cherry trees were bestowed upon Washington, D.C., by Tokyo in an effort to enhance the growing friendship between the United States and Japan. The exhibition features 16 prints from the Museum’s permanent collection, several of which have not been on view before, including three rare sets of uncut double prints by Utagawa Hiroshige and works by Totoya Hokkei and Chōbunsai Eishi.




Coming soon….

At the LA Print Space: Sea of Exchange: Ireland~Los Angeles
September 18, 2012 – November 1, 2012

Prints and more at the brand new LA Print Space. The Irish Film Festival and the Los Angeles Printmaking Society present a guest curated exhibition representing artists from Ireland and Los Angeles to celebrate the Los Angeles Irish Film Festival: SEPTEMBER 26TH-30TH, 2012.

LA Print Space
Pacific Design Center Suite B 273
8687 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA

At the The Hammer Museum: Zarina: Paper Like Skin

September 30, 2012 – December 30, 2012

Zarina, Dividing Line 2001

Zarina: Paper Like Skin is the first retrospective of the Indian-born American artist Zarina. Paper is central to Zarina’s practice, both as a surface to print on and as a material with its own properties and history. Works in the exhibition include woodcuts as well as three-dimensional casts in paper pulp. Zarina’s vocabulary is minimal yet rich in associations with her life and the themes of displacement and exile. The concept of home—whether personal, geographic, national, spiritual, or familial—resonates throughout her oeuvre.




At the International Printing Museum:
The 4th Annual Los Angeles Printers Fair
Saturday, October 6th, 9 am to 5 pm

This annual event at the International Printing Museum in Carson, CA is the highlight of the year for all walks of printing life. Come and see your fellow printers, walk around the booths filled with beautiful printing, talk with people that share the same passion for printing that you do. All the excitement and all the fun of letterpress, book arts, and interactive printing demonstrations can be found at the Los Angeles Printers Fair! As well as a market place for surplus and vintage printing presses and supplies.
( As a side personal note- this is a blast. I’ve been every year and it keeps getting better. )


At the Norton Simon: Studies in Desparation: Connor Everetts
October 5, 2012- February 11, 2013

Studies in Desperation: Title Page, 1963 Connor Everts, Lithograph

Studies in Desperation, Connor Everts’s lithographic suite produced at the end of 1963, reflects the charged events of that tumultuous year—the United States’s involvement in Vietnam, the protests and calls for civil rights and the assassination of John F. Kennedy. s an artist, a teacher and one of the founders of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society, Everts has been an influential figure in the Southern California art community for many years.


And at Cal State Northride- a Monothon! Click here for more info.

Join Xavier Fumat, (many of you Otis students have met the awesome Xavier at our Gemini visits- remember those Richard Serra prints?!) master printer at Gemini GEL and CSUN alum, who will briefly talk about printing and will work with participants one-on-one in a for a monoprinting marathon.