Member News: Leslie Plimpton & Christina Altfeld

Leslie and Christina were both juried in to the BuenaVentura Art Association’s 39th annual open show at the Ventura County Museum. Congratulations to Leslie who won 3rd place for her piece titled “The King of Fashion” it is a dry point etching that is hand tinted.  The juror was Wiliam Wray.

Member News: Christina Altfeld

Christina Altfeld is the Artist in Residence at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum in Oxnard. She has a studio set up with a press as well as a gallery of her coastal inspired prints. You can see her working on Fridays and Saturdays 10am -1pm.

Welcome to our Newest Member: Most

Most has a B.A. in Studio Arts from Cal State Channel Islands. He is a graphic designer and silkscreen printer & printmaker who creates unique prints and sticker art. Self taught in the sticker art medium he began printmaking in 2013 when he discovered he could print his own vinyl stickers by carving his designs... Continue Reading →

Intaglio Etching

Intaglio (in-tal-ee-oh) Intaglio is used to describe a specific family of printmaking that utilizes the incised line in a surface (usually a metal like copper or zinc) to retain ink which is then transferred to a special paper by way of extreme pressure. It is the direct opposite of relief printmaking. The method originates from antiquity,... Continue Reading →

Monotype Vs Monoprint

Printmaking 101: Monoprint vs Monotype Side by Side monotype by Ellen Verdon Winkler When visiting the gallery you may notice that many artists create monoprints and monotypes.  Unlike some print techniques which go by various names (screenprints and serigraphs are the same thing), these two processes are different! Both monoprints and monotypes involve the transfer of ink from... Continue Reading →

Printmaking 101: What is printmaking?

Printmaking is the process of making artworks by printing, normally on paper. Printmaking normally covers only the process of creating prints that have an element of originality, rather than just being a photographic reproduction of a painting. Except in the case of monotyping, the process is capable of producing multiples of a same piece, which is called a print. Each print produced... Continue Reading →

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