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The Washington Printmakers Art Gallery in Georgetown, D.C.
Print in the Digital Age
January 11 – February 24, 2018
Saturday, January 13
Opening Reception, 1–5pm
Panel Discussion, 2–3pm
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.
Images: Top: Creighton Michael, INd 63, 2017, Archival Pigment Print, 18″ x 18″
Botton: Annette Fortt, Jewel Box Book, mixed media, 10″ x 7.5″
Georgetown Galleries Second Saturdays
March 10 and April 14, 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…
Saturday, March 3,
Saturday, March 10,
In his talk, Bob will speak about his evolution from political photographer to the world of fine arts.
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.
- March 29 – April 29, 2018 — Sally Canzoneri, “Moving Pictures & Standing Books” with an Artist’s Reception, Sunday, April 8, 2:00-4:00 p.m. plus an Artist’s Talk, April 14, 4:00 p.m.
- April 27-29 — Georgetown French Market, Friday-Sunday. Georgetown’s Book Hill neighborhood will transform into an inviting open-air market as the over 40 locally-owned merchants, restaurants, salons and galleries display discounted items and unique finds.
- May 3 – 27, 2018 — Rosemary Cooley
- May 31 – July 1, 2018 — Danny Schweers, “Those Who See Slowly” with an Artist’s Reception, Sunday, June 3, 12:00-5:00 pm. and a slideshow lecture, “Seeing Slow and Fast” the following Sunday, June 10, at 3:00 p.m.
- July 5–29, 2018 — Curt Belshe, “21st Century Caprichos” with an Artist’s Reception, Saturday, July 7, 3:00–6:00 p.m. Kurt was the winner of the 2017 National Small Works competition.
- August 2–26, 2018 — 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 — Douglas Bosley
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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