The Ink Shop Studio Gallery (2nd floor), 330 E.State / MLK Street
Annual Print Sale 12/7-1/25
The Ink Shop has its Annual Print Sale before the holidays. This year we combine our Print Sale with the 20th Mini Print Exhibit. Our collection of prints is extensive and represents some of the best printmakers around. Both the Ink Shop Print Sale and the Mini Print Exhibit prints are excellent and make great gifts. We are always encouraging people to support the Arts by buying more Art!
20th Mini-Print International 11/2 – 1/25
This show invites artists from around the world to submit prints no larger than 4”x 4”. A juried selection of the submitted prints will be exhibited at The Ink Shop studio gallery. Our recent Mini Print shows have attracted artists from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Japan, Mexico, Poland, New Zealand as well as many artists from the United States.
The Exhibition has been held bi-annually since 1985 and was founded and directed by Bev McLean who saught to challenge artists and provide an affordable form in which international art could be brought together. The exhibitions have toured throughout the US and abroad.
Kumi Korf born in Tokyo, Japan, and studied architecture at Tokyo University of Fine Arts. Her MFA degree (1977) is from Cornell University, in print-making. Her earliest artists’ books were exhibited at the Center for Book Arts and the Metropolitan Museum in 1986. After an apprenticeship at Dieu Donné Papermill in 1987, she developed her own technique to create works using kozo fiber with inclusions of printed paper, cloth, threads, and pigmented linen pulp. Kumi received a fellowship at Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop in 1990 and has used intaglio printmaking for creating her unique visual world.
Mary Ellen Long A multi-media artist, she exhibits throughout the wide world of art. She received BA and MA degrees from San Diego State and has received grants from the Colorado Arts Council. Mary Ellen has been a featured artist at The Center for Book Arts in New York City and has been an artist-in-residence at Edgemont Highlands in Durango creating outdoor environmental art for 9 years. Her book art has been placed in collections such as the Sackner Archive, MOMA Library, UCSD Special Collections, The Athenaeum in La Jolla, California and the National Museum for Women in the Arts Library. A recent retrospective “Journey of the Artist” was shown at Fort Lewis College Art Gallery in Durango, Colorado.