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 →

One Week Away-Hope to see you there!

  “PRESS ON” – by the Inkspots of San Buenaventura A collection of new works by Ventura County’s only printmaking group. WHAT: 11th Annual exhibition of new works on paper WHERE: 643 Project Space, 643 Ventura Ave. Ventura, CA 93001 WHEN: Artist Opening Reception November 2, 2018 5:00-8:00pm Exhibition Dates: November 2 through November 30,... Continue Reading →

Inkspots Announce New Show

  The Inkspots of San Buenaventura will present “Press On,” a collection of new works by Ventura County’s only printmaking group in the exhibit, at 643 Project Space in Ventura. “Press On” is the collective’s 11th annual exhibition of new works on paper. The exhibition will be held from Nov. 2 to Nov. 30, 2018,... Continue Reading →

Member News-Christina Altfeld

Christina Altfeld is one of the 70 artists out of 900 to be included in this international exhibition. STAND OUT PRINTS 2018 at the Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis.  Juried by Crawford Alexander Mann III, the curator of Prints and Drawings at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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