Sunday, January 10, 2010

“NEW” at New Grounds promises a fresh look for 2010!

To host an event on January 1 seemed like a daring idea, but it proved to be another successful First Friday Artscrawl! We had some lovely pieces in the “New Members Show,” and since it was the last day of the Holiday Sale a lot of visitors snatched up some of the great pieces we were offering at some incredibly affordable prices.

Tanya and some of our volunteers could barely keep up with the check-out!

Visitors entering the gallery were greeted by an exuberant Jeff Simpson! Thanks for doing such a great job, Jeff!

Andrew Fabry

Deborah Weaver

Colleen Donohoe, our intern

Mike Rudahl

Donna Simmons

Aaron Marie

The new members continue to add to the diversity that New Grounds has become so well-known for. Where else can you have elegant relief prints next to rodeo scenes, delicate figurative drawings, bright abstract monotypes, quirky etchings, or gravures that combine fashion with anatomical renderings all in one room?

Thank you Anise for keeping everybody properly hydrated throughout the evening. Are you loosing weight, by any chance???

Thank you Bruce Childs and Jeff Simpson for recording this event – you are the best! Wait, were you snapping pictures of each other taking pictures of each other (oh, now my head hurts….). Well, this was a fun event and if you missed it, there are eleven more to come this year!

Introduction to Monotype Workshop

Deborah Weaver
And Joy Returned

This liberating medium combines painting and printmaking techniques. In this four day class, students will be introduced to a variety of techniques from basic to experimental, and work with high-quality water-based Akua-Kolor monotype inks.
Class dates: Saturdays and Sundays Jan. 16, 17, 23 and 24
Class time: 9 AM - 5 PM, includes lunch break
Class fee: $ 275.00 + tax, includes all printing materials.
Paper needs to be purchased separately.
Instructor: Mary Sundstrom, MFA

Registration: Payment must be made at time of registration. No refunds will be given if a cancellation occurs less than 96 hours before class. To register, call 268-8952. Maximum enrollment: 8 students per class. All major credit cards accepted.

Prints Galore!

The holiday season has struck again and every year New Grounds has a huge holiday print sale! All the printmakers have raided their portfolios and have prints for prices ranging $25 to $125.

During this opening we had the Exquisite Beast Collaboration project hanging in New Grounds!

Tanya  and her Beast

Ray Maseman and his Beast

Kathe Noe and her Beast

Jeanette Cook and her Beast

Friday, January 1, 2010

NEW: New Work by New Gallery Artists and New Year’s Celebration

Michael Rudahl
Out of the Chute

Donna Simmons
Linoleum Cut and Monotype

Some of these artists are just starting in printmaking, some of them have had a long career and are adding printmaking to their repertoire. This is an exciting show featuring a lot of new talent working in a variety of styles and printmaking media.

Exhibition dates: January 1 - 30
(Early Bird Preview: December 29 – January 1)

First Friday Artscrawl Reception: January 1, 5 – 8:00 PM. This is also the absolute last day of the Holiday Print Sale.

Gallery hours: Tuesday 10 - 4, Wednesday - Sunday, 9 - 6

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.