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DO NOT GOUGE THE INK! sign documented at the Pacific Northwest College of Art printmaking studio in Portland, Oregon.



Flats and fills ready for paleolithic sink.  So ready to start proofing! Soon.

* the squares and rectangles with an x carved into them are positioned to hold the paper up while hand printing, otherwise certain papers sag and that can give you poor registration or double lines. So, the squares and rectangles will not be printed.

Registration innovations! :)

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Type day!


This week SDSU Printmaking had fantastic opportunities to interact with two paper conservators from the Midwest Art Conservation Center. We studied works from the collection of the South Dakota Art Museum, and observed how works on paper might change over time.



Water-based woodcut demonstration at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing

In December 2012, I visited the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing as a guest artist and attended a water-based woodcut workshop with local printmakers and teachers.  This coming May and June, Stamps students enrolled in Printmaking & Culture of China class will be traveling to China and will visit Central Academy of ArtChina Academy of Art,  Tongji University to learn more about historic and contemporary China and discover the exciting landscape of contemporary Chinese printmaking.

and another woodcut demo…

color relativity exercises

color relativity exercises


ooh ahh (series), 2014

Spent the day at the MCBA, quickly putting together a small series of prints I’ll hopefully utilize in some future projects. Had a lot of help from annie. 

Type collection at Minnesota Center for Book Arts

#JimHodges at the #WalkerArtCenter

#JimHodges at the #WalkerArtCenter

Minnesota Center for Book Arts (at Minnesota Center for Book Arts)

Minnesota Center for Book Arts (at Minnesota Center for Book Arts)

Arts Visalia - Exhibitions - Visalia, California

Arts Visalia is seeking submissions for the 2014 North American Print and Drawing Exhibition, a juried competition which will showcase exemplary works in print and drawing produced within the past three years. All accepted artworks will be featured in a full-color exhibition catalogue.

Deadline: Monday, May 5th

JUROR: Roxanne Sexauer, Professor of Art, California State University - Long Beach

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