NOT SO MINI 2015
Each year, Alberta Printmakers (A/P) holds a non-juried show, silent auction, and print exchange to showcase the work of local and international print artists, and to raise funds towards Alberta Printmakers’ artistic and educational programming.
RECEPTION and Sale: Sponsored by CADA, the AFA, Jameson Irish Whiskey, and Village Brewery. Featuring DJ Close to Modern.
Prizes: Sponsored by Christine Klassen Gallery, Tesera Systems, and Studio T Design.
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Mahwish Ahmed, Alden Alfon, Gabrielle Arrizza, Kate Baillies, Scott Baird, Gilles Boenisch, Carole Bondaroff, Jennifer Byrnes, Tara Cooper, Claire Coutts, John Cox, Ainsley Dack, Lillianne Daigle, Bethany Drake, Oliver Dunbar, Kathryn Dutchak, Mark Eadie, Nicole Edmond, Ryan Ericksen, Randie Feil, Alison Frank, Brandon Giessmann, Max Gregory, Paul Hammacott, Michele James, Tim Knudsen, Tee Kundu, Jessica Lannigan, Margot van Lindenberg, Raegan Little, Marg McArdell, Andrew McKay, Shinobu Mitsuhashi, Lisa Molvig, Marzieh Mosavarzadeh, Sumi Perera, Anne Petrie, Carrie Phillips Kieser, Robert Pugh, Hannah Raper, Kaitlin Reckord, Melissa Roa Huapaya, Sofia Roy, Mitsuko Sakurada, Elmira Sarreshtehdari, Nadine Simec, Angela Smyth, Richard Steiner, Catherine Tam, Emily Thomas, Kale Vandenbroek, Jesse Wardell, Darby Womack.
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"The Entrance" Etching I like to relate to my past and my culture to create impressions of my memories.
"Before Descent" Woodcut and hand painting I am newly playing with visual images.
"An Etcher's Study" Etching
Debate Night Etching with drypoint and silkscreen Scott Baird is a Canadian Emerging Artist working with socio-political themes in the disciplines of Drawing and Printmaking. He is currently employed as the Studio Director at Alberta Printmakers. www.scottbbaird.com Twitter/Instagram @scottbbaird
"Naked" Wood Engraving PhD in Information Sciences and Communication. Artist, designer, and specialist in digital manufacturing. www.digitaldefeat.fr
"Une Nuit a Paris" Etching with chine colle
"The Obscure friendship of the Ostrich and the Octopus" Etching with chine colle Jennifer Byrnes is a 4th year undergrad student studying Fine Arts at the University of Waterloo. She created these prints during a second year print class assignment with the intention that some would end up in this exchange. She considers herself a multi-disciplinary artist but closely relates the majority of her work to painting. This print is a commentary on the notion of land vs. water.
"Wild Ass" Etching with aquatint Tara Cooper draws from meteorology and creative non-fiction, resulting in projects housed under the moniker Weather Girl. Cooper received her MFA from Cornell University, specializing in the disciplines of print, short film, and installation. Tara is an assistant professor in the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Waterloo. "Wild Ass" was part of a 2nd year print project called Alphabestiary. www.taracooper.com
"Hawk and Hound: Mark I" Serigraph Generally, many of us view order and chaos as a dichotomy, but rather, I find that they exist symbiotically. In the past, I have focused on the creation of mostly objective representational images. In this series I have created works that focus on the concept of abstraction. The phrase that has served as the basis or fracture point for evolution in this series is also its title: "A Pack of Wolves, a Flock of Birds".
"Andes" Digital Print
"Self Portrait Red" Linocut bethanydrake1.wix.com/bethany-art
"Things feel out of control right now" Linocut on handmade paper
"Work Desk" Linocut BFA Printmaking (ACAD) instagram @m_eadie
"Red Chanterelle Study" Silkscreen www.nicoleedmond.weebly.com
"Self Portrait" Linocut What people are responding to in my work, the foundation on which I draw, the context of my experience relative to my emotions, and my aesthetic tendencies are concerns here.
"Repose (Sienna)" Mezzotint A Victoria, BC artist with a passion for mezzotint, and a tendency towards whimsical symbolism. www.randiefeil.com
"Fester" Photo-etching Brandon Giessmann is a 4th year student at ACAD who currently works with ideas involving masculinity, anxiety, and societal expectations.
"Hydrate" Linocut Curiosity is a driving force to boldness. The possibility of discovery makes the risks at hand seem a hundred miles away.
"Summer Memories" Silkscreen Paul's prints are in the permanent collections of MOMA, the Whitney, The Smithsonian, The Tate (London), NYPL, The V&A (London), and NYU. www.paulhammacott.com
"Bird's Writings" Etching Michele James / Born Marseilles, France / Plastic Art Studies, University of Paris and Fine Arts (Paris) / Exhibitions both French and International. www.michelejames.carbonmade.com
"La Danse Apache" Moku Hanga woodblock Aspiring Moku Hanga artist.
"Purfection" Silkscreen and hand painting Tee is an artist and illustrator who makes work about anxiety, sex, and feminism in relation to the lived human experience.
"Shifting Silver Lining" Silkscreen
"Dans le Jardin" Silkscreen Margot van Lindenberg prints on textiles. She holds a BFA with distinction in fibre. This print is part of a series inspired by floor tiles and iron-work balconies in Paris where she had a studio this past summer.
"The Taming of the Shrew" Embossment and etching Raegan is a part-time photographer and fine arts student at the University of Waterloo. www.raeganlittlephotography.com
"Welcome!" Reduction Linocut Told at school I was no good at art, I gave up. Fifty years later I joined a beginner's drawing class taught by printmaker Simon Burder, took some of his classes, and haven't looked back.
"Elspeth" Etching with chine colle Andrew McKay is a painter and printmaker living and working in Vancouver, BC by way of Kitchener-Waterloo, ON. www.andyborehol.com
"Memento" Etching Andrew McKay is a painter and printmaker living and working in Vancouver, BC by way of Kitchener-Waterloo, ON. www.andyborehol.com
Land of the Chrysanthemum (II) Collograph and drypoint BA of Arts, major in Fine arts, Aichi Sangyo University, Japan (2004). My art work is inspired by nothing out of the ordinary- occurrences, memorable scenes, and a general reflection of my imagination.
"Sturt Desert Pea" Linocut As a plant biologist and artist, I am inspired by the shapes and patterns in Australian flora. Linocut printmaking allows me to translate these shapes graphically.
"Torn Between" Etching Marzieh is a second year MFA student at the University of Calgary. Her artistic practice examines ways of visualizing the meaning of simultaneity, in the sense of being in two different moments at the same time, a feeling that is shaping in her life after moving to Calgary as an Iranian artist. She is exploring the notion of simultaneity in relation to hybrid identity, overlaid places, translocation, and mixed languages.
"Ceci n'est pas….." Etching and aquatint A multi-disciplinary artist who combines her work as a doctor, scientist, and artist. MA Camberwell 2003; Her work reverses authorship by inviting the viewer to interact. Her work is held in public collections including the Tate (London), and has won several awards. www.saatchiart.com/sumiperera
"Man without Qualities" Solar Plate
"Vessel" Etching with chine colle Carrie Phillips Kieser probes the psychology of the self, specifically the dualistic play of emotional opposites; at once uncomfortable and dark but controlled and beautiful.
"Rain" Etching and aquatint People have been the subject of my etchings for the last 4 years. I have wanted to make images of people that makes you feel their experience. Etching is an ideal medium for this kind of work because of its scale and the intensity of the marks. It enables you to develop images of a range of human experience. The fact that it is a multiple and not a unique, precious, object makes its subject more accessible. robertertpughprintmaker.com
"Diagnosed" Linocut on handmade dyed paper After being diagnosed with my anxiety disorder, I have had to come to terms with being considered disAbled. This piece seeks to visually express the emotions and feelings in my head that come with anxiety, though externally I am a very composed person.
"A little bit of my soul out there" Linocut with gel pen Kaitlin M. Reckord is a Canadian artist and printmaker whose work is currently focused on the self, nature, and the spiritual.
"Bush Viper" Etching Sofia Roy is a 4th year student at the University of Waterloo. Her "Bush Viper" print came out of a 2nd year print project called the Alphabestiary. "V is for Viper". She is interested in repetition as methodology.
"YA" Woodblock print Mitsuko was born in Osaka and studied children's education in the Shiga Prefecture Junior College in Kyoto. When she was 27 she attended an exhibition of Richard Steiner's print studio, and later joined his class. Marriage and raising children have caused a 20 year break, but she never lost her desire to study, and is now happy to be back making woodblock prints.
"Wrinkle" Embossment Elmira is a first year MFA student at the University of Calgary. Her art research focuses on the impact of time on human physical and mental change.
"Sumatran Elephants" Etching I am in my 2nd year of Fine arts at the Waterloo University and I hope to be an art teacher one day. These prints were from a project I just finished about hope for animals that are confined to zoos.
"Still, I like her" Woodblock print Richard Steiner has been studying and making prints since 1970.
"Uncover" Etching SCA member, BFA from National Taiwan Normal University, MFA Program (first year) at University of Calgary. Special student major in printmaking at the University of Alberta.
"Slick with Night, she left." Silkscreen
"Clearing the Air" Linocut with watercolour Realist, and surrealist.
"Anne Evelyn and Virginia Woof" Lithograph Part of a larger series, "I think this place is growing on me", the work submitted is one of a variety of prints attempting to explore the lives of 20-somethings making their way into the adult world. In a climate of uncertainty for myself and others of this age group, I hope to bring the focus in on those who are fighting to stay afloat, making their mark on a society that has dismissed us as spoiled and entitled. www.jessewardell.com
"It Can Only be Carried" Drypoint I am a student studying art education and biology at Western Washington University.