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The Washington Printmakers Art Gallery in Georgetown, D.C.
Lila Oliver Asher
“Favorites Old and New”
November 30, 2017 – January 6, 2018
Saturday, December 9, 4:00–7:00 pm.
“Favorites Old and New” is an exhibition of work by critically acclaimed printmaker Lila Oliver Asher whose work has been widely exhibited and is held in numerous public collections.
Born in 1921, Asher studied to be a portrait painter. She says, however, that her experience during World War II, when she was a USO artist who sketched portraits of more than three thousand patients in military hospitals “somehow satisfied or cooled that desire.”
After the war, Asher taught at Howard University, where she encountered printmaking. She became known for her linoleum cut prints, which show her deep interest in human relations, with images of children, families and lovers, as well as Greek myths and Bible stories. As one critic wrote, “Asher has the consummate illustrator’s gift for seizing the proper moment, gesture and form with which to depict a particular theme or idea.”
Asher’s prints all show her fascination with line. Another critic noted that “Asher has built her entire career in art upon the firm foundation of line. We are all the beneficiaries of that …. Our eye follows her line and hears its music, even cues us to join the chorus.”
In addition to older pieces, this exhibit will include new work including A Woman of Valor. This is an artist book featuring nine separate prints based on Bible proverbs.
The exhibit will be on view from November 30, 2017 through January 6, 2018. There will be an artist reception on December 9, 2017 from 4 – 7 PM. The Georgetown Galleries on Book Hill will be holding Second Saturday events at the same time. Learn more about Lila Oliver Asher.
Some of the art on the Members’ Wall this month:
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Dumbarton Gallery, December 9-16
Celebrate the Season with Music and Art!
Georgetown Galleries Second Saturdays
December 9 and January 13, 4-6pm
Visit all six of the Georgetown Galleries on the Second Saturday of every month, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., for a special evening of art and refreshments. READ MORE…
Print in the Digital Age
January 11–28, 2018
Saturday, January 13
Panel Discussion, 1–3pm
Opening Reception, 4–6pm
Washington Printmakers Gallery presents Pressing Matters – Print in the Digital Age. The exhibit asks the question “What is a print these days and how has technology affected the art of printmaking and print marketing?”
Through much of human history, the making of multiple images has shaped political and social movements. Today, we turn to our smart phones to learn about the world and current events, in the past, people turned to prints and broadsheets that were printed by hand on paper.
Hand-pulled prints have come a long way since the Middle Ages when prints were created by using acid, engraving tools and later lithography and silkscreen. With the advance of digital photography, computers, and smart phones, processes have changed and lines have become blurred.
In this show the artists chose to either demonstrate how their technique has been affected by technology or how today’s constant barrage of news has influenced the topic of their work. They also explore how today’s artists use both digital media and hard copy in their practice.
More Upcoming Events and Exhibits
The exhibits listed below display on the north wall of the gallery. At the same time, new art works from our members are shown continuously on the other walls, in the bins and flat files, and on the electronic display in the gallery. To learn more about the artists in our gallery, click here to see links to their individual pages on this website.
- February 1–25, 2018 — Excellence in Printmaking. An exhibit of the work of outstanding printmakers at local area colleges and universities. This is also known as our Emerging Artists Exhibit and is sponsored by the Washington Print Foundation.
- March 1–25, 2018 — Bob Burgess
- March 29 – April 29, 2018 — Sally Canzoneri
- May 3 – 27, 2018 — Rosemary Cooley
- May 31 – July 1, 2018 — Danny Schweers
- July 5–29, 2018 — Solo Show by the winner of the 2017 National Small Works Competition.
- August 2–26, 2018 — National Small Works Exhibition. An exhibit of the work chosen in the 2018 competition.
- August 30 – September 30, 2018 — Matina Marki Tillman
- October 4–28, 2018 — Mike Hagan
- November 1–25, 2018 — Carolyn Pomponio
- November 29 – December 30, 2018 — To Be Announced
Start and end dates of exhibits are generally the first Wed. of the month through the last Sunday of the month. Receptions are usually the first Saturday after the opening.
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