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California Society of Printmakers Newsletter--Homepage

Barbara Milman, an ex president of the California Society of Printmakers was here recently making solarplate prints with Maureen in the studio. When she got back home she published this report on the society’s newsletter. Thank you Barbara, for the plug! Here’s the link: http://caprintmakers.wordpress.com/

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I’ve just been notified that an article I wrote is to be featured in the Summer 2011 edition of  Printmaking Today, the British fine-art-printmaking magazine, which will be on the newsstands in the UK the first of June. If you live elsewhere you might consider subscribing to this excellent printmaking journal, published continuously since 1994 and full of great content for printmakers.

A few months ago I sat down to write a news release for my summer printmaking courses. Of course I know nothing about writing news releases so my text turned out to a series of rambling reflections on printmaking, printmakers’ websites and Granada. I showed the first draft to my husband and he laughed. “This isn’t a news release,” he said, “but it does have some interesting information for printmakers. Why don’t you send it to Printmaking Today and see if they want to publish it?” So I did and they did, and I’m delighted. I hope you can find a copy and that you find my article of interest.

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Isabel Mitchell (left) taking a break in the shade with Maureen

A lot of printmakers may identify with Isabel Mitchell. She graduated with a degree in fine arts, then got married, had a family, and finally went back to school and got herself a “sensible degree.” Then she worked in business for a couple of decades, always yearning to get back to art. It was in this frame of mind that she stepped on a plane in Toronto three weeks ago, stepped off it in Spain’s Málaga airport, rented a car (and a GPS) and drove the two hours up to Maureen’s studio in Granada. She was to stay in the Gallinero residence for two weeks of saturation printmaking. (more…)

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