Prints to be Shown and Sold at the Artist's Library, Strathmore Mansion

I am delighted to have my prints selected for the Strathmore Mansion's Artist's Library, Rockville MD from March til July, 2018. I will have a wide selection of handpulled and digital prints on paper, with prices ranging from $50 and up. Come visit the mansion and collect high quality handmade prints from a local artist! The carousel below shows only a sampling...

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Cover of East City Art

My print entitled, "Hope is an Echo" made it to the cover of East City Art, a local Arts Weekly publication. By the way, the title derives from a poem by Carl Sandburg entitled, "Hope is a Tattered Flag"...I sometimes use poetry as an inspiration for art titles, usually after the art is created rather than before.

Hope is a Tattered Flag

Hope is a tattered flag and a dream of time.
Hope is a heartspun word, the rainbow, the shadblow in white
The evening star inviolable over the coal mines,
The shimmer of northern lights across a bitter winter night,
The blue hills beyond the smoke of the steel works,
The birds who go on singing to their mates in peace, war, peace,
The ten-cent crocus bulb blooming in a used-car salesroom,
The horseshoe over the door, the luckpiece in the pocket,
The kiss and the comforting laugh and resolve—
Hope is an echo, hope ties itself yonder, yonder.
The spring grass showing itself where least expected,
The rolling fluff of white clouds on a changeable sky,
The broadcast of strings from Japan, bells from Moscow,
Of the voice of the prime minister of Sweden carried
Across the sea in behalf of a world family of nations
And children singing chorals of the Christ child
And Bach being broadcast from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
And tall skyscrapers practically empty of tenants
And the hands of strong men groping for handholds
And the Salvation Army singing God loves us….

Carl Sandburg


Spring class in Monotypes

I will be teaching a Monotype class March 6 and 13th, Tuesday evenings!

Enjoy the expressiveness and versatility of monotype printmaking. Monotypes are one-of-a-kind prints made by adding or removing ink from a plate which is then printed using a printing press. Additional layers can be created by adding other elements to the plate and passing it through the press one or more times, resulting in rich, multfaceted images.

Class will be using water-based AKUA inks, brush, stencils, and different papers to create colorful, painterly prints using the printing press. 

All levels are welcome.

To register, go to Pyramid's Workshop page:

Members receive a discount!


Teaching Screenprinting 101

I will be teaching Screenprinting in January!

Interested in learning the basics of screenprinting or becoming certified in the screenprint studio? In this workshop, you will learn how to work independently in the darkroom and studio. Participants will learn the basics of preparing images, exposing screens, and printing with water-based inks.  For more information see PyramidAtlantic's Workshop Page

Level: Beginner


Passages, Solo Exhibition of Prints at Fisher Gallery

Join me at the opening reception of a new solo exhibit of handpulled monotypes-
Fisher Gallery at Northern VA Community College, Sat Feb 10 2-4

Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center
4915 East Campus Drive
Alexandria, VA 22311

Parking will be available in the Visitors Lot. Lite refreshments and beverages will be served.

New prints

New pigment prints on Moab Lasal archival matte paper, 8x10. Digital collages of personal imagery such as scanner photography of nests, textures and digital drawing. Will submit to Washington Printmakers National SmallWorks Exhibit. Now they accept digital work as well as handpulled prints, but each submission has to be 100 square inches or smaller! This is challenging since I have tried to work larger lately.

These will go to my new shop on the website and will be priced at 50 dollars each unframed from a limited edition of 20.  


Two new paintings

Just framed two acrylics 24x 30, will be exhibited at the Chesapeake Frame and Gallery space in Potomac MD. The simple black metal frames were ordered from since I couldn't find anything locally and had a short turnaround time. Although I might have chisen silver or some other color, Black was required for the exhibit. I looked for a frame that was understated but provided a crisp accent.