Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Shrines – Monotypes by Dan Noyes

8 x 6.5"
Monotype and Mixed Media

In this predominantly blue-hued show of semi-abstract monotypes, Noyes investigates how we find sacred space both within us and within the landscape. Although his images are quiet and soothing, this is an exciting show with a personal message and a unique approach to the monotype medium.

Exhibition dates: February 6 - 28
(Early Bird Preview: February 3 to 6)

First Friday Artscrawl Reception: February 6, 5 – 8:00 PM.

Demonstration during the reception: Dan Noyes will demonstrate the monotype process from 6:30 – 7 PM.

Gallery hours: Tuesdays 10 AM – 4 PM and Wednesdays - Sundays 9 AM - 6 PM

Contact person: Regina Held, 268-8952.

Cost of event: free

Location: 3812 Central Ave. SE.- 2.5 blocks east of Carlisle between Solano and Aliso, next to Matrix Fine Art.

For preview of the exhibition, visit our webpage at

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Upcoming Gravure Class


Here is the information regarding our upcoming gravure class. Below are a couple images by Karl Koenig and Diane Alire to give you examples of what you can achieve through the process of photo gravure. If you have any questions please give us a call or shoot us an e-mail.

Non-toxic Photogravure/Solarplate-Etching
This four day workshop provides an exciting opportunity to create beautiful limited edition prints using two distinctly different methods. The first results in rich and detailed photographic images, the second is a great alternative to lithography for artists who love to draw!
Class date: Saturdays & Sundays, February 7, 8, 14 and 15
Class time: 9 AM - 5 PM, includes lunch break
Class fee: $ 275 + tax, includes two small plates, and all printing materials. Additional plates are available.
Instructor: Diane Alire, MFA

Friday, January 23, 2009

Jewels Portfolio on display at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts

The entrance to the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts.

When Ando Shinji came to New Grounds for his gallery opening in September 2008, he graciously accepted to display the Jewels portfolio at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts. Ando Shinji is a professor at the University. The prints from the portfolio were displayed with the biographies of each artist.

The gallery opening went well and the portfolio was inspiring to many students at the University.

The Tokyo National University of Fine Arts has an excellent printmaking program. Ando Shinji has shared pictures of the studio there.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

New Members Show

The New Year brought in many new faces and art to the gallery. This was the last day of the holiday sale and people were excited to see the great prices for the art on the tables!

Denise Weaver-Ross is an artist here and volunteered to check out people who were buying art. She was busy all night.

New Members of the gallery got to talk with each other and to others about their art process. Here is Brian Giza and Dale Zomerhuis chatting away.

Kathe Noe had no problem talking with people about her art-making process.

Bruce Childs got to give a demonstration on gravure and monotype. He was not feeling well that night but gave a beautiful demo. That people enjoyed.

Art enthusiasts were everywhere. Rob Thalmann and an admirer of his work were having a good discussion about his gravure prints.

Thanks to all who volunteered and those who came to the gallery. It was a great night!

Review of Holiday Sale

The Holiday Sale was wonderful! There was art covering all of the tables in the whole building!

Many people were shopping for others and some were shopping for themselves.

Ray Maseman brought his family to do some holiday shopping for their family and friends. Here is a picture of Maggie. I think she might be saying loudly, “Do you want this?!”

There was plenty of hot cider to go around and people were having a great time!

The Jewels portfolio was on display for a month. This portfolio contains 24 multi-colored images by members of New Grounds Print Workshop. All pieces were done with non-toxic methods - most of them were printed with water-based inks. The purpose of this portfolio was to create jewel-like limited edition prints. Each image had to be composed with two or more color plates, although chine collé could be used in place of a plate. The images vary from realistic to abstract, and from minimal single plate/chine collé combinations to complex mixed media approaches. This exhibition has been donated to the UNM Childrens Hospital.

Many thanks to all those who volunteered. Pictures are: Kathe Noe who is greeting and Jorge Tristani who is checking out people who are purchasing art.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Monotype class is almost full, reserve your spot today!

Introduction to Monotypes taught by Mary Sundstrom is close to capacity. We have two slots available so reserve yours today! If you have some art experience and are looking for something new, then monotypes might be right up your alley!

Check out our website for more info. about monotypes. This is a 4 day class, Saturdays and Sundays only. Jan. 17, 18, 24 and 25th from 9am-5pm.Cost is $275 + tax and will include all printing materials. Paper must be purchased seperately.

Happy art-making!