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Printmakers know that you have to run many sheets through the press before you wind up with something acceptable.  So, what happens to all those rejects?  Printmaking paper is so hardy and has a special tactile nature that I hate to destroy those rejects.  I decided to try an experiment using details of rejected prints having similar elements to create a montage.  Here is what I came up with:


All Together Now

I might have to do this again – I have plenty of rejects as resource material! 

This piece is framed, 11-1/2″ x 13=1/2″ and is available for sale.


The 7th Annual California Center: Printmaking Exhibition has accepted one of my new monotypes for inclusion in their juried exhibit at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center in Merced, California.   Juror Eileen Macdonald is Associate Professor of Art at CSU Chico. The exhibit runs through June 28, 2013.  Their website is

This work, titled TONDO, was printed at Seaweed Studio in 2013 on Rives BFK paper, and is matted and framed.


When I submitted my entries for this juried show at the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto, I crossed my fingers that my work would be accepted – for a couple of reasons.  The first being that the juror was Valerie Wade, Director of Crown Point Press in San Francisco, and the second reason was that I had never before exhibited in the Main Gallery at the Pacific Art League.  My monotype, Lines II was accepted and I was thrilled when I was notified.

Monotype on Rives BFK paper, 23" x 19", framedThis exhibit, Pressing Matters – a National Print Exhibition, opens tomorrow, Friday, November 2, with a reception from 5:30 to 8:00 PM, and runs through Novermber 29.   The Pacific Art League is located at 668 Ramona Street in Palo Alto, CA.