Thursday, November 10, 2016

I'll be juroring the 36th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition...

Drawing from my sketchbook...

This year I have been asked to juror the 36th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition! I love both drawing and printmaking and it is a great honor to have been invited to juror this year's exhibit.  I really look forward to seeing the submissions from artists around the world.

The Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition is the second-longest running juried print and drawing competition in the country. Every two years it features the best contemporary graphic artwork from around the globe.  This year’s exhibition will be held at five prominent Peoria Illinois Galleries, The Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, Prairie Center of the Arts, Studios on Sheridan, and on campus at Bradley University at Heuser Art Gallery and Hartmann Center Gallery.  The 36th Bradley International will be juried by Kathryn Polk.  Polk (born 1952) studied at the Memphis Art Academy and The University of Memphis. She lives and works in Tucson, Arizona where she is the co-owner of L VIS Press, a lithography print studio.  Polk will present a visual voices lecture March 9th at 5pm in Horowitz Auditorium, Caterpillar Global Communications Center.  Three substantial awards will be selected by the juror and announced at the lecture.
Apply Online Here
1st Place – $3,000
2nd Place – $1,750
3rd Place- $750
The 36th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition
The Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, Prairie Center of the Arts, Studios on Sheridan, Heuser Art Center, Hartmann Center Gallery
Exhibition Dates: March 11th – April 17th
Lecture: March 9th, 5pm – Horowitz Auditorium, Caterpillar Global Communications Center

Am I Blue?

It feels like I'm making up for lost time.  The prickly pear is indigenous to Arizona and the idea of leaving the state seems somewhat sad not to be able to see it all around in my everyday landscape.  I've always thought that the southwest was a harsh environment and produced some of the strangest vegetation on earth.  But over time I have learned to appreciate the survival nature of the indigenous cacti.


The past 5 months have been a major disruption for making my art.  We are in the process of moving our home and studio (LVIS Press) to Bloomington, Indiana.  After living in Tucson since 1983 this move to Bloomington will be a huge change for us but we are looking forward to hanging out with the art communities there. I had no idea how much we had accumulated over the course of 30+ years.   We donated a lot to the University of Arizona print department (chemicals and things we didn't feel good about putting in the POD.

Just a few weeks ago there was a jack hammer right outside the studio door (7:00 am).  Hard to concentrate.