528.0 Prints Press Release

Center for Visual Art and The Invisible Museum Present 528.0 Regional Juried Printmaking Exhibition

May 26 – July 22, 2017

 

DENVER, CO (April 24, 2017) -- Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) Center for Visual Art (CVA) announces the 528.0 Regional Juried Printmaking Exhibition sponsored by The Invisible Museum. Celebrating the expansive diversity of contemporary printmaking found in our western region, 528.0 features 96 works by 58 artists and is on view at CVA May 26 through July 22, 2017.

Using the symbolic 5280 elevation of the mile high city, the call for entry was open to artists residing within a 528.0 mile radius of Denver. Works may include hand-pulled prints and intaglio, lithography, relief, silkscreen or experimental methods.

“As a long-time artist and teacher of printmaking, I’m excited to organize this exhibition of diverse, local talent,” said Mark Lunning, co-chair of The Invisible Museum and Mo’Print. “CVA offers us a great location and the ability to reach a significant number of visitors, and their space allows us to exhibit a large number of works in various styles of printmaking with no limitations on size.”

“We are thrilled to partner with The Invisible Museum to showcase the work of so many regional artists,” said Cecily Cullen, CVA Managing Director and Curator. “The variety and the richness of the workshops we can offer to the community is an important part of our mission.”

Prize selections will be made anonymously and $1,600 in prize money will be distributed. There will be one $1,000 prize awarded, The Sue Cannon Award for excellence in printmaking, and six Jurors’ Choice $100 awards (each juror will select 2 works for this award). Winners will be announced at the opening reception on May 26 from 6-8pm at CVA.

About the Jurors

Ashley Nason is a visiting professor in printmaking at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She received an MFA from University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1999 and her work has been shown in more than 50 regional, national, and international exhibitions.

Ron Pokrasso has been an exhibiting artist and printmaker for more than 25 years. He received his MFA degree from Pratt Institute in 1975 and has had more than 40 solo exhibitions and more than 150 group shows.

Mark Ritchie is an artist working with printmaking and drawing. He received a BFA from the University of Kansas and an MFA in printmaking from Indiana University. For over two decades he has taught at the University of Wyoming.

Exhibiting Artists

Judith Bennett, Chris Blume, Mackenzie Browning, Taiko Chandler, Catherine Chauvin, Evan Colbert, Brian Comber, Sue Crosby-Doyle, Dennis Dalton, Al Denyer, Linda Everson, Susan Fisher, Mark Friday, Sarah Fukami, Libby Garon, Jennifer Ghormley, Rosemary Grace, Maria Hettinga, Katie Hoffman, Pat Isaacs, Michael Jacobs, Vivian Jean, Tressa Jones, Joe Kimble, Gwen Laine, Tressa Lillehoff, Linda Lowry, Kathie Lucas, Mark Lunning, Jennifer Lynch, Janice McCullagh, Zachary Miller, Skye Mitchell, Johanna Mueller, J. Harley Nalley, Jonathan Nicklow, John Odin, Heather Oelklaus, Tony Ortega, Howard Paine, Kelly Pierce, Dawna Quillin, Roberta Restaino, Phyllis Rider, Cheryl Rogers, Will Ross, Liz Roth, Jeff Russell, Gregory Santos, Jude’ Silva, Mark Sisson, Irmgard Sturgell, Dean Thompson, Carol Till, Naomi Van der Lande, Chris Warot, Brandon Williams and Mami Yamamoto.

Events

Opening reception
Friday May 26, 6-8pm

First + Third Fridays in Art District on Santa Fe
6-8pm
Open late for exhibition viewing & art making

Overview of Printmaking with Mark Lunning
Saturday May 27, 1-3pm
Register here
Join Mark Lunning – co-organizer of the 528.0 exhibition and founder / owner of Open Press – for a workshop all about the world of printmaking. Using example prints, plates and printmaking tools, Mark will explain how to recognize the difference between the four processes of printmaking (intaglio, lithography, silkscreen and relief), and how monotypes are their own medium.

Pronto Plate Lithography with Flatiron Press
Friday June 2, 6-8pm
Chris Blume – an exhibiting artist – and Sam Cikauskas, both of Boulder’s Flatiron Press, will demonstrate pronto plate lithography and offer visitors the opportunity to try their hands at this printmaking technique.

Gelatin Monotypes with Emily Moyer
Saturday June 24, 1-3pm
Register here
Emily Moyer – co-organizer of the 528.0 exhibition and an instructor at Art Students League of Denver – will show you this no-press process that produces a monotype. In this workshop open to all ages, learn how to make your own gelatin plate and take a completed monotype home with you.

Screen Printing with Mark Friday
Saturday July 1, 1-3pm
Register here
Pull a print with exhibiting artist Mark Friday as he demonstrates how screen prints are made. Mark will share his personal tools and materials, setting up one of his screens with a squeegee, ink and paper, and then guide you through the printmaking process.

Monotypes on Black Printing Paper with Tony Ortega
Saturday July 15, 1-3pm
Register here
Learn first-hand how to create monotypes on black printing paper with exhibiting artist Tony Ortega. He will show you how the multi-step monotype process yields a final print that can look different than the original image on the plexiglass plate.

Exhibition Organization and Sponsorship
528.0 Regional Juried Printmaking Exhibition is hosted by Metropolitan State University of Denver Center for Visual Art and is sponsored by The Invisible Museum.

CVA Annual Sponsors are MSU Denver Student Affairs Board, Jan and Fred Mayer Fund, Marcia Gold Naiman Fund, Campbell Foundation Fund, Otten Johnson Robinson Neff Ragonetti PC and BBVA Compass Bank; and an Annual Partner is SpringHill Suites Downtown at MSU Denver.


965 Gallery Concurrent Exhibition
As a complement to 528.0, the student organized 965 Gallery within CVA will show Analogue Impression: Examining the Printmaking Process. The exhibition offers visitors a view into the printmaker’s studio highlighting process as an integral aspect of printmaking.

About The Invisible Museum
The Invisible Museum is a consortium of thinkers assembled to facilitate projects in the visual arts that would not otherwise be imagined, proposed or completed. Its invisibility stems from its ability to make what was formerly invisible or, at least, unseen – visible. In addition, The Invisible Museum encourages exhibitions, symposiums and critical discussions in a variety of spaces and places.

About Center for Visual Art
CVA is the off-campus contemporary art center for MSU Denver that leverages bold exhibitions, immersive education and entrepreneurial workforce development to provide diverse, high-quality art experiences that advance the global urban dialogue. The center is open to all and has free admission. For more information, visit msudenver.edu/cva.

Hours:
Tuesday – Friday: 11am – 6pm
Saturday: 12pm – 5pm
Closed Sunday and Monday, and between exhibitions for installation

Location:
965 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, Colorado, 80204
303-294-5207
msudenver.edu/cva

Contact

Gina Yrrizarry
Communications Manager
gyrrizar@msudenver.edu
303-294-5207 x120

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