Artlink’s 34th Annual National Print Exhibition, featuring artwork from the nation’s finest printmakers, will open on January 15 in the Davis Gallery at Sawtooth School for Visual Art in downtown Winston-Salem. Sponsored by Statesville, NC based Speedball® Art Products Company, will run through February 28. Three NC artists are included in this national show: UNC-Wilmington Professor of Studio Art Donald Furst, John Bergmeier from Waxhaw and Brandon Sanderson from Pembroke. All three of these printmakers will attend a public reception on February 6 from 5 to 7 PM. The exhibition and the reception are both free and open to the public, and all artwork is for sale.
The show includes 68 original, hand-pulled prints by forty-six artists from 19 states. Several print techniques ranging from monoprints, intaglio, lithographs and screen prints will be on display. The exhibition was juried by Christine Reising, Professor of Art at Siena Heights University. Reising completed her MFA in printmaking from the University of Windsor, and her diverse art practice includes costume and set design, site-specific installation, printmaking and book arts.
In conjunction with the show, Sawtooth is offering a print collage workshop on February 7 from 10 AM to 4 PM with visiting artist Cynthia Beck, whose work is also featured in the Artlink show. Beck earned her BFA at Minneapolis College of Art and Design and studied at Wimbledon School of Art and St. Martin’s School of Art in London, England. She currently lives in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania.
Artlink is a not-for-profit contemporary art gallery whose mission is to showcase artwork of the highest quality by emerging and mid-career artists and provide educational programs for the community. Artlink is a funded member of Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne. For more information about Artlink, see their website at www.artlinkfw.com and connect via Facebook and Twitter as well.