The Weird Symbols of Hallowe’en…

…combine to make attractive decorations! Or so the Dennison's Bogie Book tells us. This was one of my favorite books as a child. With it's lush color cover and well organized activities, it satisfied my fascination with Hallowe'en, fortune-telling [more]

Printmaking in Finland!

The days are very long here right now and I've gotten time to travel around Finland and work on a studio project. I've received a warm welcome from the Finnish printmakers! Here are a couple of the places I have visited and some images of the shops. [more]

Super Shows this Spring

So many great printmaking shows right now in the LA area! Eric Gill, Icongrapher. Yes, the inventor of Gill Sans, that stylish "font' you see on your computer all the time. I just saw this today and it is terrific. Many prints spiritual and [more]

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 [more]

French and American Lithography: History and Practice Symposium

This past week I had the good fortune to visit Wellesley College to participate in a symposium titled, “French and American Lithography, History and Practice”, sponsored by Wellesley College and The American Antiquarian Society. The symposium [more]

Ellsworth Kelly at LACMA until 4.22.2012

No one  loves a rock more than me, ( check here for live updates ), but while you are anxiously awaiting the levitation, check out over 100 of Ellsworth Kelly's amazing prints at LACMA! Last Friday the Printmaking II class at Otis had the good [more]