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September 15th and 16th, Seattle, Washington

Woodcuts from the Arcanum Bestiarum will be debuting this week at the Seattle Esoteric Book Conference. September 15th and 16th 8am-7pm in the Orcas Room at the Seattle Center. Art show is free and open to the public as well as conference attendees. Wall space at the EBC is limited, so be sure to peruse the print racks for additional works.

October 4th – November 17, Corvallis, Oregon

Death and the Printmaker will be part of the 10th Around Oregon Annual at the Arts Center. Opening reception Thursday October 11, 5:30–7:30 PM.

The Arts Center
700 SW Madison Ave.
Corvallis, OR 97333

October 5th – 26th, Portland, Oregon

A selection of six Arcanum Bestiarum prints will be part of Splendorporium’s Annual Tarot Show. Opening Reception October 5th from 7-9 PM.

Splendorporium
3421 SE 21st Ave.
Portland, OR 97202

November 3rd – 11th, Beaverton, Oregon


Leviathan
from the Arcanum Bestiarum has been juried into the 30th Annual Beaverton Visual Arts Showcase. Gala November 3rd from 7-9 PM. The Showcase will be held at:

Beaverton City Library
12375 SW 5th Street
Beaverton, OR 97005

Arcanum Bestiarum news

Hand-pulling a “Lioness” woodcut printer’s ornament.

We’re now in the final stages of preparation for the 2012 Esoteric Book Conference September 15th and 16th. A selection of new prints have been framed and are now awaiting packaging for safe transport to Seattle. Further prints (both editions and trial proofs) are being bagged and boarded for the print racks. Be warned, due to space limitations quantities will be limited to just 1 or 2 of each Arcanum Bestiarum print. If you’re keen for a look at the entire body of prints before the Arcanum Bestiarum is released later this month, stop in the art show early!

The Esoteric Book Conference art show will be in the Orcas room of the Seattle Conference Center and is free and open to the public as well as conference attendees. An array of works from the featured artists: Anima Nocturna, Don Farrell, Liv Rainey-Smith, Denny Sargent, Daniel A. Schulke, and Lis Wright-Avec, will be on display, with many available for purchase. I cannot speak for the other artists, but I will be in the art room periodically throughout the conference and am always happy to answer inquiries.

Detail of the Goat as it will appear in Arcanum Bestiarum, and as the carved woodblock before printing

Not able to make it to the conference? Further shows are coming. A selection of the Arcanum Bestiarum works have been accepted into Splendorporium’s Annual Tarot Show opening October 5th in Portland, Oregon.

Raven and Scorpion pre-orders will begin shipping September 13th, place your order now to guarantee availability.

Last but not least, here’s a preview of the Goat! (Click image to enlarge.) Goat will be available as a limited edition of just 11 signed and numbered hand-pulled woodcuts. 15 x 20.75″ on cream cotton rag paper.

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.

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

This is it! The last weekend of Portland Open Studios 2011

The elusive framed Fez Squid

The Portland Open Studios tour will be open from 10am-5pm this Saturday and Sunday October 15th & 15th! This weekend will be your last opportunity to visit the 100 participating artists as we work. Visit their website for a taste of the wide variety of studios opening their doors. Stop by my studio, #59 in the tour guide, for a first-hand look at woodcut printmaking in action. This is also a rare opportunity to see my entire body of work including unique artist proofs.

My studio-mate, Carolyne Landon, #58 in the tour guide, will also be showing a selection of her work as well as demonstrating various printmaking techniques including solar plate and giving previews of her upcoming Genesis app.

Unique hand-colored Brown Jenkin framed and ready to lurk on your wall

I’ll be continuing carving the large block seen in my last post, as well as printing the limited edition of Death and the Printmaker throughout the weekend. Death and the Printmaker prints will be available for purchase both framed (very limited quantity) and unframed — you can even get one right off the press if you like, though it will need some special care so it can dry properly.

Our studio, Atelier Meridian, is located at 665 N Tillamook Ave, Portland, OR 97227

Please click the address for a map view and note our section of N Tillamook is easily accessible via Interstate Avenue (but not much else). We’ll have signs out at nearby intersections and barring unusually severe weather, our big garage door will be up. Regardless of the weather, we’ll have hot spiced cider, coffee, light snacks, and a warm welcome for all visitors.

Atelier Meridian is both wheelchair accessible and friendly to all ages — though we do recommend keeping an eye on little ones as it is a working group studio and not toddler-proofed.

Open Studios

Carving in progress at Portland Open Studios Tour 2011

Portland Open Studios day one wrapped up at 5pm today. We had surprisingly nice weather — sunshine, warmth, occasional clouds — in other words, not at all typical October conditions. Word is tomorrow will be nowhere near as nice, but I’m thrilled to have even had one beautiful day during the tour because unless the weather is truly dreadful we keep the garage door open all day!

For those of you who couldn’t make it to Atelier Meridian today, here’s a peek at what I was up to. The photo to the right is of the carving I started today. It’s a 1×2 foot birch plywood block which when finished will function along with the print I’ll pull from it as both a sign and demonstration of the fact that I work backwards to get forwards results.

"Death and the Printmaker" woodblock and print

Next up is the 2nd edition of Death and the Printmaker. You might recall the first edition of this block was produced exclusively for La Calaca Press’ Day of the Dead themeed print exchange. The block turned out so well I couldn’t resist printing a 2nd edition on different paper, and since Open Studios is happening now, I’m printing the edition with an audience! I only printed 8 of 50 today, so stop in tomorrow or next weekend and see for yourself just what goes into fine art edition.

"Death and the Printmaker" signed and numbered 2nd edition

Edition details:

Edition of 50 hand pulled woodcut prints
Signed and numbered
Oil-based ink on acid-free cotton rag paper (all archival materials)
6×8 inch block 11×14 inch overall
$60.00

Many thanks to everyone who paid a visit to our studio today! If you’re planning on making the trip tomorrow (8/8/11) please be aware of Portland Marathon street closures and plan accordingly.