Monday, April 21, 2014

Member News-Karen Schroeder

 © Karen R. Schroeder, Silent Reading, woodcut, 14" x 11"
Faulkner Gallery East
It's Elementary : Let Them Shine
Original Prints by Karen R.Schroeder
May 1 through May 31, 2014
Reception: Thursday May 1st, 5 to 7:30 pm
An elementary school is an unlikely theme for an artist unless you are an artist and a teacher. Artist and former teacher Karen R. Schroeder’s most recent work, It’s Elementary: Let Them Shine is on display at the Faulkner Gallery East, for the month of May. It is a show of innovative prints of children at play and in the classroom. This is an artistic peek into the lives of elementary school children, a time when they find out about themselves and should be encouraged to shine. These pictorial moments urge each viewer to appreciate this art work in a personal way and you may find yourself in these prints when you were young.
There is a fascination with drawing in Schroeder’s work, but in a nontraditional way. She uses a rhythm and movement of line to create a narrative of a child’s environment that exists today and in yesteryears.
Schroeder’s use of diverse printmaking techniques gives variety to the subject as does her use of contrast. Some prints are monochromatic and others glow with bright colors. Some children are at play while some are absorbed in class work. As you view her prints you can see an Asian influence and at times one of American folk art. This contrast gives the show an appeal that is refreshing and unique. Schroeder’s prints tell a beautiful visual story of innocent charm.
Faulkner Gallery East
© Karen R. Schroeder, Every Hand, linocut, 24" x 18"
Santa Barbara Library
40 East Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Member News- Pushing the Limits SLO

Inkspot members Bay Hallowell and Monica Wiesblott
were juried into the Traditional Printmaking-Pushing the Limits
exhibition at the SanLuis Obispo Museum of Art
This years Juror was Linda Lyke from Occidental College

Friday, March 21, 2014

Member News-Out of State Exhibition

Mark your calendar and head for Prescott, AZ.
Two inkspot members are in the Mountain Artist Guild & Gallery
This is an invitation only exhibition.
Ink Spots and Impressions....A Show of Diverse Forms of Fine Art Printmaking.

Congratulations to Christina A. and Karen B.!
The educational exhibition runs from April 17th through May 15th.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Press- Realty ONE Group Summit teams up with local artists, the Inkspots

In honor of supporting neighborhood businesses and vendors, Realty ONE Group Summit has partnered with a local group of artists, The Inkspots, by offering a gallery-type display of the group’s work.
Realty ONE Group Summit is the fourth franchise location of a thriving company that is consistently on Inc. 500’s fastest growing companies in America. With more than 5,000 agents nationally, Realty ONE Group continues to attract agents with its innovative technology and compensation structure.
Established in 2006, The Inkspots of San Buenaventura brings area artists together to collaborate, explore and create works of fine art and printmaking. The displayed work includes colorful prints, collages and etchings.
The Inkspots’ work will be displayed through March 31 at the office of Realty ONE Group Summit. The office is in Downtown Ventura at 940 E. Santa Clara St., Ste 100. The public is invited to visit the office and peruse the artwork, completely free of charge, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All of the art is available for purchase as well. Call 978-5764 for information.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Member News-Bay Hallowell

Orange Spot by Bay Hallowell
Bay Hallowell's monoprint, Orange Spot, was awarded Honorable Mention
at the JCC SB Printmakers exhibition.
Juror: Dr. Judy Larson, Director, Westmont-Ridley Tree Museum of Art, Westmont College

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Member News-Leslie Plimpton

Leslie got the following two pieces juried into the recent
JCC exhibit in Santa Barbara

Jewel of the Ocean

Fringed Cape

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Member News

A big congratulations to the following Inkspots members who were juried into the
Artist Union " The Art of the Book 5"
exhibiting at the Sylvia White Gallery
 in Ventura:

Christina Altfeld
Karen L Brown
Beverly Decker

Judy Gibbs
Bay Hallowell
Ines Monguio
Betsy Quinn