WHO YOU GONNA TRUST, ME OR YOUR LYING EYES?

This group show, curated by the Virginia M.O.C.A.’s Contemporaries and located at 429 Granby St on September 7th, 2012, featured some of the area’s most intriguing and talented visual art and artists.

This was held in conjunction with of Downtown’s GRANBY STREET EXPERIENCE: MEET, GREET, & IMAGINE

+ Heather Bryant
+ Jim “Barf” Callahan
+ Rob Ulsh
+ Mickael Broth
+ Hampton Boyer
+ Charles Rasputin
+ Richard Perkins
+ John S. Vitale
+ George Norris
+ Danielle Eckhardt
+ Nikki Leone
+ Josiah Marroquin
+ Paulo Balancio
+ Tim Brown

Projected Visuals:

“MAGICK MARGARITASVILLE”
Richard Perkins x John S. Vitale x Josiah Marroquin

the music video for SUBURBAN LIVING’s “I DONT FIT IN”
Abraham Vilchez-Moran x Josiah Marroquin

The book is part of an ongoing commemoration of the suicide bombing of Al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad five years ago.

The street is the heart of Baghdad’s literary culture.

It is named after a famous 9th century Persian poet.

The project began with a group of over 200 broadsides designed by artists from the U.S. And several other countries.

The broadsides have been displayed at several venues during the past two years.

Both books and broadsides are scheduled to exhibited in Cairo, Egypt, in the next year, as well as many other locations.

Heather Bryant     Lithography/Letterpress   
Ivanete Blanko    Digital/Letterpress   
Rachel Gaus    Screenprint/Letterpress
Cate Morrison    Screenprint/Letterpress   
Heather Prestage    Letterpress   
Leslie Renn    Letterpress
Ken Daley    Cover                Nikki Webb   Colophon   
Rali Manouk   Arabic Translation  

I submitted my lithograph, Grinning Gator, to the Puget Printheads International Exchange.

The Puget Printheads International Exchange and Exhibition at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom had 42 entries from a variety of places such as Zimbabwe, China, Poland.

The exchange is on view  from June 25th through August 17, 2012 at the Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Art Gallery.

I participated in the La Calaca Printmaking  Exchange Portfolio organized by Carlos Barberena of La Calaca Press.

The Kiss, 2012

The portfolio will be on view at:

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS:

1- Expressions Graphics. – July 2012 -
Reception: July 20th, 7:00PM – 10:00PM.
29 Harrison Street, Oak Park, IL 60304. USA. www.expressionsgraphics.org
2- Atelier International – Art Gallery. – October 2012 -
Opening Reception: October 5th, 6:00PM – 10:00PM
505 S. Water Street, Corpus Christi, TX 78401. USA. www.aiartgallery.com
3- Museo Antiguo Convento de San Francisco. – November 2012 -
Opening Reception: November 2nd, 7:00PM. Granada, Nicaragua.

http://www.museoscentroamericanos.net/museos_nicaragua/convento_san_francisco/museo_antiguo.htm

To view the accepted artists in the 2012 Portfolio

Carlos Barberena has been uploading images from the portfolio daily at:
http://calacapressinternationalprintexchange.blogspot.com/

I attended the Frogman’s Print Workshop for the first time this summer in Vermillion, South Dakota. It was a fabulous experience and I look forward to attending again next summer. I was enrolled in Ryan O’Malley’s session on Mezzotint printing. Other instructor’s at the workshop for Session One included: Melissa Harshman, Dennis McNett, Andrew Kosten, Mary Jones, Beauvais Lyons, Lenore Thomas, and Jason Ruhl.

During Frogman’s Print Workshop 2012 Dennis McNett’s class created The Unibeagloyote of Vermillion.

From Dennis McNett’s Flicker Stream of the The Unibeagloyote of Vermillion:

“The Wolfbat tribe continues to grow and migrate across the continents. Their last stop was in Vermillion,SD where the tribe met with the Eagle, Bear, Coyote, and Unicorn clans of the Wolfbat. These clans with their combined essences…. bear (strength), Coyote (camaraderie), Eagle (freedom), and Unicorn (creativity) … conjured the great Unibeagloyote to disperse these essences to the Wolfbat tribe. This was a collaborative project for the Frogman’s printmaking workshop in Vermillion, SD July 2012″

The beast was filled with fireworks and ignited for a spectacular performance at The River. Monica Marie Garcia sung at the bonfire. It was a resonating experience!

My lithograph, The Rapture, was recently accepted into the International Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper 2012!

The 1212 Gallery’s latest international competition, is a dynamic collection of 40 works on paper from 40 artists. Juror Richard Waller, Executive Director of University Museums, University of Richmond, selected the finalists from 481 images submitted by 139 artists. A Picasa Photo Album is available for the finalists listed below.

The show closes August 12th.

About the Juror

Richard Waller is the Executive Director of University Museums, University of Richmond, including the Harnett Museum, the Joel and Lila Harnett Print Study Center and the Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature. He received his master of fine arts degree from Yale University after graduating from Mankato State University in Minnesota. He also received a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

Before joining the University in 1990, Waller worked at the Brooklyn Museum of Art for 19 years and taught at New York’s Parsons School of Design. He has been a curator, judge and organizer of many historical and contemporary art exhibitions and has written extensively on visual art.
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LOCATION
12 12 Gallery
0 East 4th Street #39
Richmond, Virginia 23224

GALLERY HOURS
Friday – Sunday 12-4PM

E-MAIL and WEB ADDRESSES
1212galleryrichmond@gmail.com
http://www.1212richmond.com

PHONE NUMBER
804.301.6971

Finalists

Geoffrey Agrons (Kensington, CA)
Marcelle Benhamou (Lyon, France)
Kelly Blevins (Pittsburgh, PA)
Tanya Brodsky (Los Angeles, CA)
Heather Bryant (Norfolk, VA)
Gary Cawood (Little Rock, AR)
Everitt Clark (Alexandria, VA)
Randy Clark (Brookings, SD)
George Collier (Richmond, VA)
Carly Connelly (Chicago, IL)
Ellen Delaney (Alexandria, VA)
Kristin Gaudio Endsley (London, England)
Michael Flicek (Casper, WY)
Ernie Fournet (New Iberia, LA)
Joelle Francht (New Hope, PA)
Jenny Freestone (Takoma Park, MD)
Ronna Gardner (Charlotte, NC)
Robin Gibson (State College, PA)
Bill Gilmore (Richmond, VA)
Christian Gregory (Midlothian, VA)
Colleen Hall (Richmond, VA)
Jeff Deane Hall (Richmond, VA)
Stephanie Halley (Oklahoma City, OK)
Richard Hricko (Philadelphia, PA)
Louis Joyner (Richmond, VA)
Jenee Mateer (Baltimore, MD)
Shaun McCallum (Atlanta, GA)
Tim McCourt (Mississippi State, MS)
Bertrand Morin (Richmond, VA)
Kathryn Neale (Ballwin, MO)
Paula No (Bad Abbach, Germany)
Drew Phillips (Monroe, MI)
Henry Stindt (Greenville, NC)
D. B. Stovall (Rockville, MD)
Ken Szmagaj (Harrisonburg, VA)
Sander Terbruggen (Tiel, Netherlands)
Tim Tozer (Minneapolis, MN)
Maureen Vachon (Berkley, MI)
Ann Webster (Richmond, VA)
John Wolfer (Loveland, OH)

My lithograph, Virginia, was accepted into the 15th Annual National Small Works, Washington Printmakers Gallery.
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Printmakers
Gallery
Opening:
15th Annual National Small Works
August 1-26

My works The Rapture and Westward were accepted into the juried exhibition Virginia Artists 2012 at the Charles H. Taylor Center in Hampton, Virginia. The exhibition is on view until August 26th.

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