According to one dictionary description, “Printmaking is the process of creating artworks by printing, normally on paper."

 

It continues, "Printmaking normally

covers only the process of creating prints that have an element of originality, rather than just being a photographic reproduction of a painting."

 

Another very short description is “the creation of beautiful or significant things.”

 

Prints: On The Wall

Prints: Off The Wall

is a combination of these descriptions.

 

Normally on paper? Not necessarily!  Given the creative use and advances in inks, dyes, materials and technology, prints can be almost on any surface and not always on the wall!

Prints: On The Wall

Prints: Off The Wall

July 15 through July 28

 

Frank Creney has been living on Martha’s Vineyard for over 30 years as an artist in clay. He uses alternative firing methods such as raku sagger and obvara, making functional as well as decorative pieces. Almost all are one-of-a-kind. “Nature is my inspiration and the limitless things to learn about clay drive me—it has become my life.” Frank also teaches ceramics at the Featherstone Center for the Arts.​

Sheila Fane has shown her artwork at many Vineyard galleries and charity events since the mid-1980s. She works primarily in printmaking media along with papermaking “pulp painting” images and sculptures, specializing in landscapes, seascapes and more recently in animals, especially sheep and cats. Color is usually a major aspect of her work but recently, during the pandemic, she has returned to more simplified images in black and white.​

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Linda Ziegler

Nest II

Linda Ziegler studied at Maryland Institute College of Art from 1971-1975, made Martha’s Vineyard her home in 1975, and continued her art education throughout her life. She moves between the mediums of mono printing, pastels, and oil and acrylic painting. lindajziegler@earthlink.net

Sandy Bernat is a wet fiber artist. She has been a hand papermaker for over 30 years. Founder and proprietor of Seastone Papers, a teaching studio exploring pulp fiber in art, she has offered classes in hand papermaking, surface design, and book arts since 1988. She has been exploring the process of printing natural color from local plant materials onto paper for several years.

Sandy Bernat 

Daydream #2

Frank Creney has been living on Martha’s Vineyard for over 30 years as an artist in clay. He uses alternative firing methods such as raku sagger and obvara, making functional as well as decorative pieces. Almost all are one-of-a-kind. “Nature is my inspiration and the limitless things to learn about clay drive me—it has become my life.” Frank also teaches ceramics at the Featherstone Center for the Arts.

Frank Creney

Woodpecker Vase

Prints: On The Wall

Prints: Off The Wall

“I have a deep reverence for the Earth.”    Each of Liz Taft’s plein air paintings is a homage to the island. She strives to simplify what she sees, observe the subtle colors and capture the magic that she feels.   liztaft.com​

Linda Ziegler 
Nest II

Linda Ziegler studied at Maryland Institute College of Art from 1971-1975, made Martha’s Vineyard her home in 1975, and continued her art education throughout her life. She moves between the mediums of mono printing, pastels, and oil and acrylic painting.
lindajziegler@earthlink.net​

“I have a deep reverence for the Earth.”    Each of Liz Taft’s plein air paintings is a homage to the island. She strives to simplify what she sees, observe the subtle colors and capture the magic that she feels.   liztaft.com​

Sandy Bernat 
Daydream #2

Sandy Bernat is a wet fiber artist. She has been a hand papermaker for over 30 years. Founder and proprietor of Seastone Papers, a teaching studio exploring pulp fiber in art, she has offered classes in hand papermaking, surface design, and book arts since 1988. She has been exploring the process of printing natural color from local plant materials onto paper for several years.​​

Renee Balter

Lantern

Renee Balter’s deep appreciation for the Vineyard landscape began in 1954 when she first came to the island to work as a waitress at the Menemsha Inn. She has been painting island vistas since the mid 1970’s, her work featured at some of the island’s top galleries including Cousen Rose and Dragonfly Gallery in Oak Bluffs. Her monoprints, illuminated one of a kind lanterns, and a complete catalog of her giclee prints are available at www.reneebalter.com

Renee Balter’s deep appreciation for the Vineyard landscape began in 1954 when she first came to the island to work as a waitress at the Menemsha Inn. She has been painting island vistas since the mid 1970’s, her work featured at some of the island’s top galleries including Cousen Rose and Dragonfly Gallery in Oak Bluffs. Her monoprints, illuminated one of a kind lanterns, and a complete catalog of her giclee prints are available at www.reneebalter.com 

Peggy designs and gardens in Vineyard Haven creating botanical collages from the plant materials and flowers she grows and collects. "My botanical collage compositions are about my experience and pleasure of discovery...the joy of transforming those inner revelations into visual statements of form, color and texture."
peggyturnerzablotny.com​

Peggy Turner Zablotny

Twenty Five...Composition One

Peggy designs and gardens in Vineyard Haven creating botanical collages from plant materials she grows and collects. "My compositions are about my experience and pleasure of discovery...the joy of transforming those inner revelations into visual statements of form, color and texture." peggyturnerzablotny.com

Sheila Fane

The Great Wave
 

Sheila Fane has shown her artwork at many Vineyard galleries since the mid-1980s. She works primarily in printmaking along with paper making “pulp painting” images and sculptures. Color is usually a major aspect of her work but recently she has returned to more simplified images in black and white.

Stephanie works with black gouache on paper, painting scenes from nursery rhymes, folktales, and dreams. She lives and works on Martha's Vineyard, whose natural beauty continues to inspire her visionary style.
artbyandruss.com​

Stephanie Slater

How Many Miles to Babylon

 

Stephanie works with black gouache on paper, painting scenes from nursery rhymes, folktales, and dreams. She lives and works on Martha's Vineyard, whose natural beauty continues to inspire her visionary style. artbyandruss.com

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