Some work by our members
Through etchings, woodcuts, collages and assemblages, I examine the elaborate and complex structures found in the natural world.
I search to find the elegance, the humor, and the humanity in our constructed environments. I explore the ways people structure place and how, in turn, a place can shape a people. Looking at this interdependent relationship of place and identity, with a focus on domestic space and vernacular culture, is the foundation of my artistic practice.
The beauty of photogravure was my introduction to the wider world of printmaking.
Fred And Kato Guggenheim
Kato and Fred Guggeheim often work collaboratively, creating unique pieces that incorporate the best of each of their styles. Recently, the two artists founded Asheville Printmakers, a group of professional printmakers who share their works and offer critiques and suggestions from different points of view.
In my art, my feminist awareness is expressed in issues around the body, as for so many women. It is perhaps the most vivid and personal place that we learn gender difference; so expressing this in art, referencing the body, makes the concepts very tangible.
In 2007, I graduated from Mars Hill College with a BA in Art with concentrations in Printmaking, Religion/Philosophy and Women’s Studies. Interests in the feminine, cultural norms, and landscape occupy the forefront of my perspective.
Dona Barnett received her BFA from UNC-Asheville 2012. She loves opposites, tools, puzzles, drawing and the smell of ink; printmaking requires creative invention and technical problem solving. It works. Dona is currently using a combination of printmaking techniques to explore the notion of the earth bound taking flight.
Being fairly new to relief prints I am still experimenting with styles and approaches. I have been influenced by the prints of Fannie Mennen, Mary Azarian, Antonio Frasconi, Gustave Baumann, Picasso, and Japanese printmakers.
Peter Loewer is a well-known botanical illustrator and writer who works with Vitreography--the process of lithography using glass plates rather than stone. He teaches art at AB-Tech School of Continuing Education.
I find the subjects for my paintings, drawings, and prints in my everyday life: the people, places, and things that surround me. They embody who I am as a person. Autobiographical in nature, my work is a multi-volumed self-portrait of my unique and personal experiences in the world.
The seemingly insignificant details I find in nature are what I believe to be the most inspiring and beautiful because they are untouched by human hands. It is with my own hands that I attempt to show others the beauty I see and share these wonders of nature.
Dave Ladendorf is a printmaker based in Asheville, North Carolina who specializes in putting ink on, and sometimes taking it off, paper, cardboard, masonite, wood, and other things... but mostly paper.