SONG: The Dayton/Kyoto Print Exchange, an Exhibition at DVAC, Oct 23 – Nov 28, 2015

An international print exchange between The Dayton Printmaker’s Cooperative and Gen Studio Group of Kyoto, Japan.

Collectors’ Preview: October  23, 5-6 p.m.
for DVAC Collector-level Members & Sponsors

Opening Reception & Print Sale: October 23, 6-8 p.m.
free & open to the public

Gallery Talk & Print Sale: November 6, 5-8 p.m.

DVAC:
Gallery Hours
11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday
Closed Sunday and Monday

Some online articles and promos for the exhibition:

Dayton.com
ayellowspringsblog.blogspot.com
DVAC – Future Exhibitions

 

History:

The DAI Printmakers Cooperative was founded in 1983 by Ray Must and Mary Campbell-Zopf at the Dayton Art Institute (DAI). The space, presses and equipment came from the closing of the Dayton Art Institute’s School. The original Co-op artist members were closely tied to the Art Institute. When the DAI renovated in 1994, the printmaking space was no longer available, and the Print Cooperative had to find a new home. The Art Institute gave the presses to the Dayton Visual Arts Center (DVAC), and the Print Cooperative members searched for a new home.

In 1996 the Print Cooperative members found a suitable location at 913 Keowee Street where they leased over 1000 sq. ft of space. They moved the presses and other printmaking equipment there and formed the new Dayton Printmakers Cooperative. The Print Cooperative has continued to grow, supported by the artist members in partnership with DVAC.

The Gen Studio Group came into being when Sherraid Scott and Keiko Yuasa were looking for a place to do etching in Kyoto and found a Kyoto Seika graduate, Iwao Yamagen, who had a studio. Both artists became very excited by the printing and the other artists in the group studying under Yamagen. They decided to call themselves the Gen Studio Group after their teacher, YamaGEN.
In the late 1990’s Sherraid decided to become a full-time artist and returned to Yellow Springs. She continued to study at Wright State and return to Japan each year where she and Keiko continue printmaking with Yamagen. In 2001 they began to discuss a joint America/Japan print show.  When Sherraid joined the Dayton Printmaker’s Cooperative in 2002 it seemed a perfect chance.  It was decided to have a print exchange between these two groups and the Dayton/Kyoto International Print Exchange Invitational was born.

Our first show was in 2003-4 at the gallery TOBE in Kyoto and at Wright State’s Experimental Gallery here.  The theme was FACES.  The Second Dayton/Kyoto Print Exchange was held at the Dayton Public Library in Dayton and at the Kyoto Hakubutsukan Museum in Kyoto, where it has been shown each year since. The 2004-5 theme wasMETAMORPHOSIS.  The third exchange show in 2005-6 was shown at the Riverbend Gallery and the theme was THINGS WITH FOUR LEGS (4 legged things.)

The following year the U.S. was show at the Dayton Visual Arts Center.  The 2006-7 exchange exhibition, our fourth, was on the theme of BRIDGES.  In 2008-9, the fifth exchange show featured the theme of HIBERNATION, and was held at the Wright State University’s Experimental Gallery – repeating our first venue.

Each year the groups collectively decide on a theme for members to pursue.  The process is informal, and alternates between Dayton and Kyoto.  The process in Dayton is for each member to come up with ideas and for the group to collectively decide on one.  There are usually several to choose from, and the discussion can become intriguing.  For example, the theme of BRIDGES was selected for the broad metaphorical associations among other reasons.  Appropriately, that theme alluded to the “bridge” between Dayton and Kyoto that the Print Exchange Invitational embodies.  Several members from each city have traveled to see the exhibitions in the past five years – crossing that “bridge.”  In 2011 the theme for the sixth Dayton/Kyoto International Print Exchange Invitational was HOME/IE,  and was held at the Springfield Museum along with a collection from earlier exchanges.

Our seventh exchange was November 9, 2013, through January 9, 2014 with the theme of FOREST.  It was held in the Glen Helen Atrium Gallery in Yellow Springs.

DPC Members get the nod in Rosewood’s Works on Paper

Bruce Campbell, Douglas R. Fiely, Lisa Selvia Johnson, and Douglas R. Taylor are among the thirty artists represented in the 25th Annual Dayton-Area Works on Paper exhibition at the Rosewood Gallery in Kettering. The show runs from January 26 – February 27, 2015 with an opening reception on Sunday, January 25 from 2 – 4 PM. Congratulations to Bruce, Lisa and the Dougs!

Where: Rosewood Gallery 

The 2014 DSPS and DPC present the 9th Annual Print Show

The DSPS & DPC logos

The Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors and the Dayton Printmakers Co-operative present the 9th Annual Print Show.  A Dayton tradition, this is the only show in the area dedicated to the art of traditional printmaking.

Juried by Joan Tallan of Columbus’ Phoenix Rising Print Cooperative, this show will offer Monetary Awards of Distinction along with non-monetary Juror’s Merit Awards.

Registration Schedule:

Entries due:   Friday, April 25, 2–5 PM   OR    Saturday, April 26, 2–5 PM

Opening reception:  First Friday, May 2, 5–8 PM

Urban Nights:  Friday, May 9, 5–8 PM

Pick up:  Sunday, May 25, 5–7 PM

Download the prospectus for detailed information and the submission form and process.

2013 DPC Winter Print Show and Sale

2013 Winter Print Show and Sale

The 2013 Winter Print Show and Sale has been a great success. Despite the winter chill, artists, patrons and art appreciators ventured out to take part of this grand two-day event.

 DPC Winter Print Show & SaleDPC Winter Print Show & Sale

Aaron Ardell conducted a woodblock reduction demo, while Greg Walters prepped the Vandercook for a two-color poster that guests could print and take with them.

DPC Winter Print Show & Sale, Woodblock Reduction Demo

DPC Winter Print Show & Sale, Printing on the Vandercook

DPC Winter Print Show & Sale, Printing on the Vandercook

The studios took on the appearance of a gallery as prints were hung and organized for viewing.

Jamie Pacheco, The Merchants of Virtual Money, (Detail)

 

 

The DPC Winter Print Show and Sale has been a success, so much so that we’ve added two more dates to the line-up.

Join us on Wednesday, December 11, from 5-7pm, and on Wednesday, December 18, from 5 -7pm, at the Dayton Visual Arts Center. 118 N. Jefferson Street, Dayton OH.

DPC would like to send a special thanks to all those who came out in support and to Greg Walters for prepping and running the Vandercook.

 

DPC Winter Print Show & Sale

 

Black & White & Much More: The Art of the Relief Print by Dayton Printmakers – Oct 30 – Dec 1, 2013 @ Gallery St. John

Black & White & Much More: The Art of the Relief Print by Dayton Printmakers

Black & White & Color, an exhibition of over 40 relief prints presented by 16 printmakers from the Dayton area, runs October 30 through December 1 at Gallery St. John. The gallery is free and open to the public.

“The relief print is probably the oldest of the graphic media, having been used in China during the 2 century B. C. It is also the easiest media to use for the printmaker,” explains Brother Joe Barrish who is in charge of the exhibit. “We have invited some of the most promising and talented relief printers especially those from the Dayton Printmakers Cooperative to present their work in this exhibit. We consider this display of local talent as a real educational outreach for Gallery St. John.”
Relief prints are made by taking a flat piece of carve able material like wood or industrial linoleum and cutting away those parts of a design so that only those parts remain that are to be printed. The raised surface is then inked; a sheet of paper is carefully placed on the design. The paper is burnished with a smooth tool and an inked image is carefully pulled from the relief. Ordinary rubber stamps with the word “paid” or “handle with care” which are used to mark invoices and mail are examples of relief prints. Johann Gutenberg (c. 1450), who developed the movable type method of printing, probably used at least some wooden letters.
“This very simple and direct method of reproducing multiple images has been creatively developed by artists and has made this a very sophisticated and fascinating medium. “I’m sure those who view Black & White & Color are in for some delightful surprises,” explains Barrish.

The exhibit is open at Gallery St. John from Wednesday through Sunday from 12 PM to 4 PM or by appointment (937.320. 5405).
A free workshop: Relief printing: Getting Started will be held on Sunday, 17 November.
For reservations call the gallery at 320. 5405.
A chance to meet the printmakers will be at an Artists’ Reception: Sunday: December 1 – 2 to 4 PM

http://dayton-gallery-saintjohn.org

Gallery St John
Mount Saint John/Bergamo

4400 Shakertown Road
Beavercreek, OH 45430
(937) 320-5405

Black & White & Color: Relief Prints by Local Printmakers, 2013

 

Black & White & Color: Relief Prints by Local Printmakers, 2013

2013 Dayton/Kyoto International Print Exchange Invitational: FOREST – Nov 9, 2013 – Jan 9, 2014 @ the Glen Helen Atrium Gallery

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2013 Dayton/Kyoto International Print Exchange Invitational:
Nov 9, 2013 – Jan 9, 2014
Glen Helen Atrium Gallery in Yellow Springs.

 

The Glen Helen Atrium Gallery is open daily throughout the year from 10am to 4pm.

Located in the Glen Helen Building Atrium at 405 Corry Street and hosted by dedicated volunteers, the lovely limestone and yellow pine Atrium is adjacent to the Nature Shop, which processes all gallery sales. Purchases from any gallery show benefit both the artist and Glen Helen. Below, please find our annual exhibit calendar, with opening reception times. For questions, please call 937-769-1902.
 

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Map:
Glen Helen Atrium Gallery @
GLEN HELEN ECOLOGY INSTITUTE   405 Corry St.  Yellow Springs OH 45387

 

Our seventh exchange will be this November 9, 2013, through January 9, 2014, and the theme is FOREST.  It will be held in the Glen Helen Atrium Gallery in Yellow Springs.

History:

The DAI Printmakers Cooperative was founded in 1983 by Ray Must and Mary Campbell-Zopf at the Dayton Art Institute (DAI). The space, presses and equipment came from the closing of the Dayton Art Institute’s School. The original Co-op artist members were closely tied to the Art Institute. When the DAI renovated in 1994, the printmaking space was no longer available, and the Print Cooperative had to find a new home. The Art Institute gave the presses to the Dayton Visual Arts Center (DVAC), and the Print Cooperative members searched for a new home.

In 1996 the Print Cooperative members found a suitable location at 913 Keowee Street where they leased over 1000 sq. ft of space. They moved the presses and other printmaking equipment there and formed the new Dayton Printmakers Cooperative. The Print Cooperative has continued to grow, supported by the artist members in partnership with DVAC.

The Gen Studio Group came into being when Sherraid Scott and Keiko Yuasa were looking for a place to do etching in Kyoto and found a Kyoto Seika graduate, Iwao Yamagen, who had a studio. Both artists became very excited by the printing and the other artists in the group studying under Yamagen. They decided to call themselves the Gen Studio Group after their teacher, YamaGEN.
In the late 1990’s Sherraid decided to become a full-time artist and returned to Yellow Springs. She continued to study at Wright State and return to Japan each year where she and Keiko continue printmaking with Yamagen. In 2001 they began to discuss a joint America/Japan print show.  When Sherraid joined the Dayton Printmaker’s Cooperative in 2002 it seemed a perfect chance.  It was decided to have a print exchange between these two groups and the Dayton/Kyoto International Print Exchange Invitational was born.

Our first show was in 2003-4 at the gallery TOBE in Kyoto and at Wright State’s Experimental Gallery here.  The theme was FACES.  The Second Dayton/Kyoto Print Exchange was held at the Dayton Public Library in Dayton and at the Kyoto Hakubutsukan Museum in Kyoto, where it has been shown each year since. The 2004-5 theme wasMETAMORPHOSIS.  The third exchange show in 2005-6 was shown at the Riverbend Gallery and the theme was THINGS WITH FOUR LEGS (4 legged things.)

The following year the U.S. was show at the Dayton Visual Arts Center.  The 2006-7 exchange exhibition, our fourth, was on the theme of BRIDGES.  In 2008-9, the fifth exchange show featured the theme of HIBERNATION, and was held at the Wright State University’s Experimental Gallery – repeating our first venue.

Each year the groups collectively decide on a theme for members to pursue.  The process is informal, and alternates between Dayton and Kyoto.  The process in Dayton is for each member to come up with ideas and for the group to collectively decide on one.  There are usually several to choose from, and the discussion can become intriguing.  For example, the theme of BRIDGES was selected for the broad metaphorical associations among other reasons.  Appropriately, that theme alluded to the “bridge” between Dayton and Kyoto that the Print Exchange Invitational embodies.  Several members from each city have traveled to see the exhibitions in the past five years – crossing that “bridge.”  In 2011 the theme for the sixth Dayton/Kyoto International Print Exchange Invitational was HOME/IE,  and was held at the Springfield Museum along with a collection from earlier exchanges.

Our seventh exchange will be this November 9, 2013, through January 9, 2014, and the theme is FOREST.  It will be held in the Glen Helen Atrium Gallery in Yellow Springs.

DPC Members Exhibition at Rosewood Gallery, Oct 7 – Nov 1, 2013

The Dayton Printmakers Members' Exhibition, Rosewood Gallery


  • The Dayton Printmakers Cooperative is having a members’ exhibition at Rosewood Gallery.

    Dates: Show is available for viewing October 7 – November 1, 2013.Location: Rosewood Gallery
    2655 Olson Drive
    Kettering, OH 45420

    Phone: (937) 296-0294

    Gallery Hours: Monday – Thursday: 8AM – 9PM;
    Fridays: 8AM – 6PM; and
    Saturdays: 9AM – 3PM

    Opening Reception: Sunday, October 13, from 2-4PM.

    Come see what the Dayton Printmakers are creating!

    Visit www.thedaytonprintmakers.com for more information about The Dayton Printmakers Cooperative and www.gallery.ketteringh.org for information related to Rosewood Gallery.  Or visit the Rosewood Arts Centre on Facebook

    Rosewood Arts Centre <– click to view map and get directions
    2655 Olson Drive
    Kettering, OH 45420
    (937) 296-0294

 

Printers on Exhibition!

Dayton Printmakers are exhibition throughout the Dayton area within Dayton Visual Arts Center’s  22nd Annual Open Members’ Show, Water, Water Everywhere  and Springfield Museum of Art’s 67th Annual Member’ Juried Exhibition.  Featured DPC members include Doug Taylor, David Leach, Bridgette Bogle, Sherraid Scott, Gretchen Jacobs, Bruce Campbell and Kathryn Pitstick.

 

Two solo shows opening this week!

Sherraid Scott, who  received the “Seasons Bistro Award” at the 67th Annual Juried Members  Exhibition. Sherraid will be exhibiting at Seasons Bistro and Grille, with the opening reception occurring Wednesday, July 31 from 5:00 – 7: 00pm. 

Seasons Bistro and Grille, 28 South Limestone Street, Springfield Ohio 45502.

Here is just a sampling of the prints that will be on view.

 

“five by five”: Works by Patrick Mauk. Patrick will be showing recent paintings in his own dynamic style, with the opening reception occurring Friday, August 2, from 5:00 – 8:00pm.

Available on view from 8/2 – 8/11.
Location: DSPS, 48 High Street Gallery;
Gallery Hours: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays 2:00 – 5:00pm;

Five by Five 

 

 

Printers on Exhibition!

The Dayton Printmakers Cooperative is very proud of the members represented within the Dayton Visual Arts Center’s If a Tree Falls… and Rosewood Gallery’s The View exhibitions. DPC members featured within these exhibitions include Aaron Ardell, Andrea Starkey,  Barb Weinert-McBee,  Gretchen Durst Jacobs,  Lisa Foster,  Micah Zavacky, Sarah Rodriguez, and Sherraid Scott.

 

 

Rosewood Gallery’s The View is open June 10th through July 12th.

DVAC’s If a Tree Falls… is on view beginning June 18th through June 29th, with the reception and poetry reading occurring on Friday, June 21st, 5-8pm. The reading will begin at 6:30pm.

Kaz: The Life and Art of Kazuko Radtke

Kazuko Radtke was a printmaker, painter  and actively involved with the Dayton art community. Members of the Dayton Printmakers Cooperative were saddened earlier this year to learn of the passing of Kaz. Kaz was a member of the co-op for many years; during that time she continuous demonstrated passion for her work, encouraged the growth within other printmaking, and  shared her talents within the co-op.

Kaz: The Life and Art of Kazuko Radtke

We now have the opportunity to share in the viewing of Kazuko’s extensive portfolio of work. In preparation for this exhibition, DPC members shared their thoughts and memories of Kaz.

B. Weinert-McBee spoke fondly, “I had the privilege to work alongside Kaz.”  McBee commented on Kaz’s loyalty to the co-op, the passion she demonstrated for her art, and her willingness to offer suggestions on artwork.

Others reminisced that Kaz was a life enthusiast and always encouraged artists to get involved within the community of the co-op. S. Scott  stated that,  “Kaz is an artist with a very special eye, the ability to see art in things around her and to appreciate others work. She was generous with her time and participated in meetings and workshops at the co-op.  Her enthusiasm and skill made Kaz a participant in many many DPC portfolios and shows.  She liked to share her memories of growing up in Japan and would make an etching or a wood block of something that had stuck with her through all the years. I guess I remember her best for her eagerness and curiosity about art and the world around her.” 

Location: Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries, Wright State University. 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Creative Arts Center, Dayton Ohio 45435.

Exhibition Dates: June 7th – June 16th. An opening reception will be held on June 7th from 7pm – 10 pm

Further details regarding Kaz: The Life and Art of Kazuko Radtke, can be referenced at www.wright.edu/artgalleries.