June of Art: Source and Agent of Change

This past weekend I went to the Hammer Museum to celebrate the life and art of June Wayne. She passed away earlier this year and while time got away with me and I didn't get a post up regarding her death, I think it was also the fact that I didn't [more]

Royal Wedding Sick Bags Available now!

Had enough with the thousands of chefs putting little grass swans onto tiny quail egg and celery salt appetizers? Tired of the lustful moaning about Kate's wedding pumps depicting "springtime"? One more word about the sidebar chocolate biscuit cake [more]

WallPower: Limitless Prints at The Brand Library Art Galleries

I'll do a  reminder in a few weeks but make sure and save the date for a show I curated with Cathy Weiss at the Brand Library Art Gallery in Glendale, CA. The Brand Library focuses on music and art, and has a beautiful old art deco gallery that [more]

Lynd Ward’s “Six Novels in Woodcuts”, one of the first graphic novels!

Of note this week from the NY Times.... "Long before graphic novels earned a dedicated section in bookstores — indeed, before the term “graphic novel” was even coined — the American wood engraver and illustrator Lynd Ward (1905-85) created six [more]

Jon Lee

In a recent trip I had made to Texas, I was able to check in on a few printmakers. The following pictures are of artist Jon Lee, a fellow Tamarind graduate, who teaches at Trinity University in San Antonio.  Jon's work on the Printmaking Department [more]

Kiki Smith Talks About the Art of Etching

Since we are starting on drypoint prints this week in Printmaking I, I thought I'd post this link to a video of Kiki Smith at Crown Point Press talking about how intaglio fits in in her work. She frequently works with Crown Point on her prints. Crown [more]