Author Archive | Liv

Birth of a Raven

The phrase “hand-pulled print” refers to exactly what you see here. Hands (in this case belonging to print minion Bryn) pulling the print off the matrix (in this case a woodblock) after pressing (in this case via an etching press).

Pre-order on the Raven edition coming soon. Subscribe to our mailing list if you’d like to be e-mailed about pre-orders, special events, and new work.

Arcanum Bestiarum

Now available for pre-order from Three Hands Press

I’d like to thank you all for your patience this year as I’ve worked in secrecy on my largest series of woodcut prints to date. I’m happy to announce this series will be gracing the pages of Robert Fitzgerald’s, “Arcanum Bestiarum” available for pre-order now from Three Hands Press.

The first showing of the original woodcut prints from the series will be at the Seattle Esoteric Book Conference this September, though if you’d like a preview of a few select pieces I will be showing a couple at RAW:Solstice this Thursday night at the Bossanova Ballroom.

Print edition sales and further showings to be announced.

Upcoming events

In chronological order for your convenience:

Out of the Woods: A Pop-up exhibition and sale
June 7 – 9
First Thursday Opening Reception: June 7, 5 – 8:30
Gallery Open: June 8 & 9, 12 – 4
618 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR

Just what have you been doing all year?

June 15-20
Exact date to be determined, but we’ll be announcing the project I’ve devoted the last 6 months to creating sometime in here.

RAW:Portland presents SOLSTICE
June 21st, 8pm – midnight
Bossanova Ballroom
722 E Burnside, Portland, OR
Tickets available here, support my participation by selecting “Liv Rainey-Smith” when purchasing.

RAW events are multi-faceted artistic showcases. Each event features a film screening, musical performance, fashion show, art gallery, performance art and a featured hairstylist and makeup artist. I’ll be previewing two new works from the aforementioned project this night only — don’t miss it!

Printmaker’s Hand II
July 6 – 29
Northwind Arts Center
2409 Jefferson Street,Port Townsend, WA 98368

2012 Esoteric Book Conference

September 15-16
Seattle, WA

I’m thrilled to once more be a featured artist at this premiere esoteric event! Visit www.esotericbookconference.com for more information on featured artists, authors, publishers, and scholars.

Solo show at the PAN gallery
October
Portland, OR
Further details as the date approaches.

RAWartists Portland June 21st

Artist's proof hand-colored with minerals.

I’ve recently been accepted into RAWartists and will be showing with them for the first time on June 21st! Join me at the Bossanova Ballroom for Solstice: an evening of mixed media, fashion and music. Tickets are available here for $10. Selecting my name when you purchase tickets supports my participation and is very much appreciated.

As for Serpentine Cthulhu here, he’s my latest unique colored artist proof painted with a mix of genuine serpentine, jadeite, zoisite, sodalite, Minnesota pipestone, vivianite, garnet, turquoise, and bronzite. As you can see, he’s substantially different from the first green Cthulhu proof. He’ll be framed and available at the Solstice event.

Project update

After months of carving and printing, the Big Project is entering its next phase. No previews for you yet, but the entire new body of prints is set to debut this fall. Expect to begin seeing previews over the next few months.

2012 Portland H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival May 11-13th

"HPL"

The 2012 HPLFF is nearly upon us and I’m determined to crawl out of my art cave and enjoy the festival. “Early bird” discounts on tickets end today at 5pm. Discounts aside, procrastinators be warned, because the Hollywood theatre has upgraded their seats and installed tables in some theatres, there are less tickets available to begin with. The festival usually sells out during the night, but this year it might sell out ahead of time.

Last I heard, VIP tickets were down to just a couple available. VIP tickets include all of the goodies listed here, as well as a few unlisted items — such as a mini woodcut print from me!

Look for my display of fine editioned mythos woodcuts in the vendor’s room — we’ll have a number of framed and unframed works available including the nearly sold out Cthulhu necronomicon page and a few one-of-a-kind hand-colored proofs. Hope to see you there!

2012 Esoteric Book Conference

I’m sure by now you’ve noticed a distinct lack of blog updates here. I isn’t that nothing is happening, quite the opposite in fact! For the past few months I’ve been focused on creating on my largest body of work to date. As excited as I am, I’m not unveiling the new prints until later this year at the Seattle Esoteric Book Conference. Hope to see you there!

Sacrilege opening February 18th

Although I’ve been on hiatus from showings to allow myself time to focus on the creation of a large new body of work, I couldn’t say no to another group show at Congregation Gallery. I won’t be able to make the trip to Hollywood for the opening, but several of my newest prints will be in attendance.

“Sacrilege” features the work of:

Cam Rackam, Chris Peters, Tatomir, Steve Rodgers, Cory Urlacher, Cliff Wallace, Kat Gun, Matt Hughes, Scott Holloway, The Creep, John Charles, Laura Ziba, Don Farrell, Derek Harrison, Jeffery Figeroa, Cory Benhatzel, Jel Ena, Mary J. Sheridan, Sean Madden, Colm McCarthy, Jetnaiel Peterka, Jean-Paul Miller, Liv Rainey-Smith, and Yvette Endrijaustkies

Opening reception:
FEBRUARY 18th,2012
9:00-12:00 PM

The Congregation Gallery
7569 Melrose, Hollywood CA 90046

Prints from Children of Cain

At long last I am able to share the pieces created for Michael Howard’s newest book, Children of Cain. Appearance of these artworks in and on the books varies depending on the edition type (standard hardcover, deluxe hardcover, and special hardcover). Please see Three Hands Press for more information on the book editions.

As with all of my prints, these were hand carved in wood and printed on an etching press with archival oil based-black ink, and off-white Rives BFK. Each print is signed and numbered. A limited quantity of lower numbered prints are available as matched number portfolio sets. See below for further details and ordering information.

First class shipping has been included in the prices below, please select the international option if you are located outside the United States of America.

As always, please contact me if you have any questions, concerns, or would like to arrange for another form of payment.

Prints from Children of Cain Matched number set
Red folio containing one each of A Union, Evocation, Sabbatic Goat, and Succubus.


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"A Union" woodcut print

"A Union"

A Union

2011
Woodcut print
11 x 14” paper size
9 x 12″ block size
First Edition, signed and numbered
Edition of 25


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"Evocation" woodcut print

"Evocation" woodcut print

Evocation

2011
Woodcut print
11 x 14″ paper size
9 x 12″ block size
First Edition, signed and numbered
Edition of 50


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"Sabbatic Goat" woodcut print

"Sabbatic Goat"



Sabbatic Goat

2011
11 x 14″ paper size
9 x 12″ block size
First Edition, signed and numbered
Edition of 50


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Succubus woodcut print

"Succubus"

Succubus
8 x 10″ paper size
6 x 8″ block size
First Edition, signed and numbered
Edition of 35


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