UW-Parkside Hosts 16th National Small Print Show
Jan. 19-Feb. 20
by Dave Buchanan
One hundred twenty-two pieces, the size of which cannot exceed 18 inches in any dimension, were selected for the exhibition by independent juror Wayne Kimball of Brigham Young University. Exhibition director Doug DeVinny called Kimball “one of the best technical lithographers around” and said word of his judging the show helped attract a strong field of entries. More than 830 prints were submitted by 313 artists from 45 states. For the show, Kimball selected works by 94 artists from 34 states.
“This is one of the more consistent shows we’ve had in terms of just really well made, easy to look at prints,” DeVinny said. “We sometimes have to segregate a few prints that, as curators, we say, ‘well, we’ll put this in a place where people won’t notice it too much.’ It’s going to be hard for us to find those prints this year. It’s a good selection.”
In addition to the size restriction, an artwork must be an original print completed in the last two years to be considered for the exhibition. Reproductions of all but a handful of the pieces will be available for purchase. More information on obtaining prints will be available at the gallery or by calling DeVinny at (262) 595-2025.
The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays.