National printmaking exhibition is coming to Saddleback College Art Gallery

Gallery Director Bob Rickerson and Gallery Assistant Lydia Buenrostro open the back frame of a print that will be featured in this year’s “Another View III” exhibit. The printmaking show will open on Tuesday, October 22 at 5 p.m. (Anibal Santos)

Anibal Santos

The Saddleback College Art Gallery is preparing to host “Another View III” on Oct. 22. Dozens of printmaking pieces will be displayed by artists from all over the state. 

Printmaking is an art medium which allows the artist to create multiple prints on paper from a single plate or block. The exhibition will showcase different kinds of printmaking.

“The next show scheduled is a national show sponsored by the LAPS, which is the Los Angeles Printmaking Society,” Gallery Director Bob Rickerson said.

“This is a national show, so we get artists from all over the country. We got one from Hawaii and we got one from Alaska. We got some from the east coast and quite a few local artists and some ex-Saddleback students,” Rickerson said. 

Original prints from the exhibition will also be on sale inside the gallery.

“The work will also be on sale,” Rickerson said. “It will be a good opportunity to buy good work at a good price. Generally, printmaking is least expensive than painting, because they take less time to make. It is a good opportunity to buy good art at a good price, framed and ready to go.”

“This is the third time we have done this, so it is called ‘Another View III,’ Rickerson said. “We consider ourselves the satellite juried show.”

Rickerson, along with art instructors Rick Resse and Vinita Voogd, received 750 prints which did not make it into the LAPS national show. From the 750 prints the three jurors, selected 50 prints to be included in the show.

“The initial show runs in Los Angeles, and they have 14,500 entries. They jury it and they picked out 50 for this show and we got the second choice,” Rickerson said. “So we went through basically 750 images and juried it down to 50.”

Voogd, a printmaking instructor, has served as past president on the board of the LAPS.

“This year we got an overwhelming number of prints,” Voogd said. “It was a daunting task to go through them.”  

Future exhibition dates:   

Exhibition Dates: 
Wednesday, Oct. 23 through Nov. 15. 

Hours: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Monday, Wednesday, Friday); 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Thursday)
Open also Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information:

Saddleback College Art Gallery

http://saddleback.edu/gallery/current-exhibition

Los Angeles Printmaking Society

http://www.laprintmakers.com/site/node/838

Print of Mask (Courtesy of Vinita Voogd)

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