The University of North Georgia (UNG) is hosting printmaking exhibits on all four campuses throughout November, featuring artists from throughout the region and across the country encompassing a variety of media and subject matters.
The Oconee Campus Gallery features fine art prints from Double Dutch Press in the exhibit "Print! Works by Double Dutch Press." The exhibit continues through Dec. 12, with a reception set for 2 p.m. on Nov. 13 at the gallery.
Double Dutch Press is a fine art printmaking studio in Athens, Georgia, run by Amanda Burk and Katherine McGuire. In addition to creating unique fine art prints, Double Dutch Press collaborates with selected artists throughout the country to produce the limited-edition series.
Print! Works features work by Burk and McGuire, and collaborations with Kim Deakins, Rizzie Gallego, James Greer, Brian Hitselberger, Patrick Horvath, Lou Kregel, Audrey Molinare, and Leslie Snipes.
"We're excited to show these pieces at UNG to share our love of prints and showcase the collaborative spirit of printmaking. We wanted to show that art can be accessible, affordable, and still be thought provoking," Burk said.
In another large, multi-artist exhibit, the 2014 Southern Printmaking Biennale VI International exhibit, a juried exhibit of original, innovative works, continues through Dec. 12 in the Bob Owens Art Gallery on the Dahlonega Campus.
The Biennale includes monotypes, large-scale prints, and three-dimensional prints and organized by Michael Marling de Cuellar, associate professor of art at UNG. The exhibit, which includes work by more than 30 artists, is accompanied by a catalog designed by Erik Day.
"As curator of the Southern Printmaking Biennale VI, I find it a pleasure to open the submissions and view what's new, diverse, and the latest advances that are taking place in printmaking," Marling de Cuellar said. "The exhibition is an educational resource for the University of North Georgia's art students. It provides students with a broader perspective of what is happening globally in printmaking. The possibilities inherent in printmaking challenge our students to think more critically about printmaking trends, techniques and technology."
On the Gainesville Campus, the Roy C. Moore Art Gallery is hosting the nature-inspired prints of Atlanta artist Terri Dilling through Nov. 20. A closing reception will be held Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. at the gallery.
As a painter and printmaker, Dilling is inspired by the beauty and complexity of the natural world. Her works evoke a landscape or garden, and the microscopic worlds contained within the seen spaces. Dilling has studied visual arts in England, Spain, and Italy and her travels abroad have been very influential on her work. After being awarded a 2005 residency at the Caversham Centre in South Africa, she revived printmaking in her own practice, and was also inspired to become more active in her community. She joined the effort to found the Atlanta Printmakers Studio, and currently serves as president.
The exhibit "No Small Measure," a collaborative portfolio of letterpress-printed broadsides, continues through Dec. 2 on the Cumming Campus in room 125. Organized by artist Margot Ecke and poet Ezekiel Black, the project paired 15 poets with 15 artists and was supported in part by a grant from the Forsyth County Arts Alliance.
The exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public. For more information about UNG galleries, including hours of operation, visit the website at http://ung.edu/art-galleries/.