Now Showing … International Mezzotint Society 2012 Exhibition

International Mezzotint Society 2012 Exhibition

August 1 – 30, 2012

Gannon Gallery / BSC Library

Features mezzotints from 24 printmakers from 10 countries

Stop by and take a look!

Reception – August 30, 4-6 p.m. 

Artist Talk with Linda Whitney, Exhibit Curator, 5 p.m.

Nest, a mezzotint by Serbian printmaker Snezana Petrovic, is one of the works included in the exhibition that is traveling throughout the region.

The featured artists are all members of the International Mezzotint Society (I.M.S.) and participated in the 2011 membership print exchange.  Each printmaker created a mezzotint edition of twenty-five prints exchanging their work with the other artists and donating one impression to be exhibited. Several of the printmakers were also invited to exhibit their prints in the International Mezzotint Festival in Ekaterinburg, Russia during the summer of 2011.

The International Mezzotint Society (I.M.S.) was established in 1997 by Dr. A. David Crown. There are more than 100 members internationally. The primary objective is to share enthusiasm and information, and spread knowledge of the technique and its history, to other artists who may presently feel somewhat isolated. The I.M.S. also extends membership to devotees, mezzotint collectors and print-lovers.

The mezzotint printmaking process can be long and labor intensive.  It was invented by German artist Ludwig von Siegen in the 1600s and was extensively used by artists and craftsmen up to the early 20th century when other printmaking techniques became more popular.  In the last twenty years it has experienced a resurgence.

Professor Linda Whitney, I.M.S. board member, curated the exhibition.

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