Six and a half months in

October 3rd, 2020

Whirligig Interview with Ever Rodriguez

We feel so lucky to have been spending some of our screen time getting to know more about Ever Rodriguez and his lovely La Feroz Press.

Ever is a letterpress printer, artist, poet, musician, community activist, and librarian! Read Ever’s Whirligig Interview here.


Election Countdown Series 2020
46 images/46 days/46th president

On September 17, Kent Manske launched a new series of artworks exploring reasons to consider casting a vote. One image per day via instagram. The series is documented here.

September 24. 39 Days to Vote! 

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A deep thank you to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for her unselfish work providing opportunities to women and men to discover their potential and break the destructive pattern of uncivil control and dominance over people’s lives.

Kent Manske, Thank you RBG, 2020.

Bird, Nest, Nature

The Bird, Nest, Nature exhibition will officially reopen at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, California from October 13 – December 20, 2020 with advance reservations required. The exhibition can also be viewed virtually. Kent’s Nest IV was selected for this exhibition.


Emotional Numbness: The Impact of War on the Human Psyche and Ecosystems

Nanette Wylde, On Judgment: The Book of Bully

Nanette’s On Judgment: The Book of Bully is included in this international exhibition in Tehran, Iran, curated by Atefeh Khas and Minoosh Zomorodinia.

View the Iranian exhibition in 3D interactive format here. Head upstairs to view On Judgment and many of the works in this exhibition.

A virtual version of this exhibition may also be experienced via the Women Eco Artists Dialog (WEAD) website.

Emotional Numbness: The Impact of War on the Human Psyche and Ecosystems
September 18–October 16, 2020
Platform 3, Tehran, Iran


Resilience at The Main Gallery

Nanette is now represented by The Main Gallery.

The gallery’s first exhibition in this Menlo Park location is Resilience. It features the work of 18 gallery artists. The gallery is open to visitors.

Resilience
October 7–November 22
883 Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park, California
Gallery hours: Wednesday–Sunday, 12–6pm


Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival

Our publishing platform, Hunger Button Books, participated in the 17th edition of the San Francisco Center for the Book’s Steamroller Printing Festival. This big equipment printmaking extravaganza was held online in September with live streaming of the steamroller as urban printing press.


Wyldeflower Gardens Free Library

The upside of sheltering-in-place is the time we have given to tending projects both incomplete and in-waiting.

We recently got our tools out and made a neighborhood library box which is getting considerable visits and many transactions.


Remembering Big Basin

Our last visit to Big Basin State Park, 25 miles as the crow flies from our home, was a year ago on a research trip for our project You are the Tree. Weeks ago, in mid-August, fires swept through the park. The survival of Big Basin’s old growth, redwood tree groves are yet to be determine. Park Headquarters and campground facilities did not survive.

Memories of Big Basin hold a special place in our lives, from dancing around the campfire on our wedding night to our many overnights and hikes to Berry Falls. We honor the lives, sanctuary and the wisdom of these ancients. Pictured below is Methuselah, estimated at over 1800 years old, the oldest living tree in the Santa Cruz Mountains outside of Big Basin State Park. See Nanette in her preferred element, smiling in the upper right.

Art Contemplates

August 25th, 2020

It has been a troubling and thought provoking 2020, fueled by a pandemic, wildfires, a hurricane, election propaganda and overdue calls for social justice reform. People across the globe, including friends and family, are facing unfathomable challenges. 

We are seeking sanctuary in the garden and the arts as we grapple with current situations and potential futures. The studio continues to be a place to process, make things and share them for further contemplation, discussion and debate. 

We send this update of some recent activities with wishes for your own good health and safety, and encourage you to vote.


Fallout: Art in this Time

Kent was recently interviewed for this online exhibition. Fallout asks artists to reflect on the ways their lives and artistic practices have shifted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and consider their work in the context of a post-pandemic world. Indian University Bloomington- Grunwald Gallery


In Cahoots Artist Residency

In June 2020, Kent produced an 8’ x 12’ print mural during a California Society of Printmakers sponsored two-week, shelter-in-studio artist residency in Petaluma, California. Weave looks into the wonder and beauty of natural systems, our interdependency on them and the perils we face, and will face, if we do not respect the natural order of things. To see the completed work and how it was made, visit Weave.

Work-in-progress at In Cahoots Residency. Weave, screen-based monoprinting and chine-collé, Kent Manske, 2020.

Come to Your Census

Kent aided the 2020 Census campaign by providing artwork for their public service announcements.

Public service artwork, Kent Manske, 2020.

Bird, Nest, Nature

Bird, Nest, Nature features artists inspired by the exquisite beauty of creatures of flight. Birds have long captured the attention of humankind, the earliest evidence of which can be found in cave drawings that reflect all that we cherish in nature from flora to fauna.

Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts
Walnut Creek, California

Nest IX, screen-based monoprint, Kent Manske, 2018.

Women Eco Artists Dialog: The Legacy of Jo Hanson

Nanette recently co-curated an exhibition of environmental artwork with Janice Purnell of YoloArts in Woodland, California. Sixteen WEAD artists were featured in this dynamic and engaging show which ran March 19–August 22. Pictured below is Judith Selby Lang’s homage to Jo Hanson who was known for sweeping the streets of San Francisco.

Judith Selby Lang, Clean Sweep, Brooms and fishing rope, 2020.

You are the Tree

February 5th, 2020

We are excited to share our current project with you!

Join us in downtown Redwood City during one of our five public interaction events, or let us know a time that works better for you.

For this commission, we created a 400 year old, Coast Redwood Tree stump by making paper pulp from locally sourced, Redwood City, craft industry byproducts such as: spent beer grain, eggshells, fabric scraps, flower parts and hair. There are 25 unique bark sections which are tagged with legacy tree markers to identify both contributors and byproduct materials. Each section celebrates local labor and honors people who make things with their hands. 

preneo.org/youarethetree

Exhibition: February 1 – March 8
Outdoor viewing is available 24/7

Artists’ Interaction Dates:
Kent & Nanette will be in the Art Kiosk:
• Tuesday, February 11, 1 – 3pm
• Wednesday, February 19, 2 – 4pm
• Thursday, February 27, 3 – 5pm
• Friday, March 6, 4 – 6pm
• Saturday, March 7, 10 – 12pm
and by appointment

Art Kiosk
Courthouse Square
2208 Broadway
Redwood City, California

You are the Tree was commissioned by Fung Collaborative Projects in collaboration with Redwood City Improvement Association for the Redwood City Art Kiosk in 2020.

Happy New Year!

January 1st, 2020
detail You are the Tree, paper pulp, 2020.
detail You are the Tree, paper pulp from local craft industries’ byproducts.

Happy New Year!
We look forward to seeing you with wide open eyes in 2020.

Save the Date
For the last four months, we have been working with over 30 local Redwood City craft industries collecting and making paper pulp out of their byproducts. Our conceptual and sculptural installation, You are the Tree opens February 1, 2020 in Downtown Redwood City.

Please join us for this community celebration of art, history and local labor.

You are the Tree
Opening Reception
February 1, 2020, 4 – 6pm

Redwood City Art Kiosk
2208 Broadway, Courthouse Square
Downtown Redwood City

For a sneak peak of this work in-progress and our community partners:
preneo.org/youarethetree 

Smiles,
Kent & Nanette

You are the Tree was commissioned by Fung Collaborative Projects in collaboration with Redwood City Improvement Association for the Redwood City Art Kiosk in 2020.

Whirligig Interview with Judith Selby Lang

November 17th, 2019

Winter nears and as we have just been informed by artist/archaeologist, Judith Selby Lang, this is the optimal time to discover choice pieces of plastic on the beach.

Like Diamonds, Plastic is Forever; Wearable art made from beach plastic by Judith Selby Lang.
Like Diamonds, Plastic is Forever
Wearable art made from beach plastic by Judith Selby Lang.

Lang’s work includes artist’s books, mixed media objects, and a wide range of projects using plastic debris collected from 1000 yards of one beach on the Northern California coast. With a barn full of beach plastic—washed, sorted and boxed—collected over the years, Lang has an immense body of work, both independent and collaborative, which reflects our times while engaging viewers from all walks of life in conversations regarding possibilities for improving our environment.

For inspiration on scoring your own treasure trove of the best of the chunky stuff you can read her Whirligig Interview here: whirligig.hungerbutton.org

Ink to Paper

August 17th, 2019

The garden is producing, the cats are purring, we are exploring, and art is everywhere! Here are few current group exhibitions we are pleased to show in.


Palo Alto Printmaking Residencies Exhibition

O Humboldt, O Muir: Worldviews, monoprint, Nanette Wylde, 2019.

Over the course of the summer, five Bay Area artists were granted nine-day residencies which focused on using the Palo Alto Art Center’s small press to create a wide range of prints. The residency artists were: Angela Smith, Amy Hibbs, Michael Oechsli, Nanette Wylde, and Aileen Lum. 

Nanette created a series of 33 monoprints based on her photographs of severed trees.

Exhibition: through August 31
Reception: Thursday, August 22, 6 – 7:30pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm; Thursday, 10am – 9pm; Sunday, 1 – 5pm

Palo Alto Art Center
1313 Newell Road
Palo Alto, California


Perception of Place

San Francisco Bay, artist’s book, Kent Manske, 2012.

This print exhibition, a collaboration between California Society of Printmakers and MPC Printmakers, was juried by Marianne McGrath. Kent and Nanette are showing three recent artist’s books.

Exhibition: September 6 – October 24, 2019
Hours: Wed – Sat, 12 – 5pm; Sun, 12 – 4pm
Reception: Friday, September 6, 7 – 9pm

Pacific Grove Art Center
68 Lighthouse Avenue,
Pacific Grove, California


Eco Echo: Unnatural Selection

On Longing series, monoprint, Nanette Wylde, 2016.

In this third iteration of the Eco Echo Collective, artists Anne Beck, Barbara Boissevain, Ginger Burrell, Judith Selby Lang, Richard Lang, Kent Manske, Michelle Wilson and Nanette Wylde continue their environmentally themed collaboration with new as well as previously shown work.

Exhibition: September 13 – October 20, 2019
Hours: 11am – 5 pm every day except Tuesday
Reception: Saturday, September 14, 3 – 5pm

Gallery Route One
11101 Highway One, Ste. 1101
Point Reyes Station, California

Sun’s Out

May 24th, 2019

All that magnificent California rain has made for a showy summer garden and bountiful art season.


Kent Manske: All Cells from Cells

Cell 2 & Cell 27, screen-based monoprints by Kent Manske, 2018

Exhibition: May 24 – July 19
Reception: Sunday, June 2, 4 – 6pm
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday: 8am – 10pm, Saturday: 8am – 9pm, Sunday: 10am – 6:30pm
Concert Night: The World Harmony Chorus will perform a free concert at CSMA on Monday, June 10 at 7:30pm. The gallery is open all evening. Kent will be in the gallery before and after the performance.

Community School of Music and Arts
Finn Center, Mohr Gallery
230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View, California

Omnis Cellula e Cellula (all cells from cells) presents invented organisms, membranes, bacteria, genes and cancers. These individual cells express the artist’s exploration of wonder, beauty, interconnectedness, reason, traits, evolution, healing, aging and death. The works celebrate the 50 trillion cells in each human body, the ecosystem of our planet and the Universe–all space, time, matter and energy. Corpus Animare, Volumes I, II & III, are one-of-a-kind large format artist’s books. In Latin, corpus translates to body and animare to give life. Making imaginary cells gives the artist hope that creativity and intelligence will prevail over the greed and ignorance that contributes to the destruction of species biodiversity.
CSMA Interview with Kent Manske


Summertime Group Exhibitions

Hand Book Binders of California 47
Nanette is showing her newest book, Positioning, in this HBC 47th Annual Members’ exhibition.
Exhibition: June 8 – September 2
Reception: Saturday, June 15, 2019, 2 – 5pm
Skylight Gallery, 6th Floor
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin St, San Francisco, California

ebaybie Kim by Nanette Wylde
ebaybie Kim, intaglio print by
Nanette Wylde, 2004

Traditional Techniques, Contemporary Prints
Kent and Nanette both have work in this California Society of Printmakers and TANA (Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer) collaborative exhibition.
Exhibition: May 16 – August 15
Gallery Hours: open by appointment. For more information contact YoloArts at 530-309-6464.
The Barn Gallery
YoloArts
512 Gibson Road, Woodland, California

Palo Alto Art Center Residency
Nanette has a printmaking residency at The Palo Alto Art Center in July.
Reception: August 22, 2019, 6 – 7:30pm
Palo Alto Art Center
1313 Newell Road
Palo Alto, California

Bound Unbound V
Aesthetics 4, from Nanette’s series of wearable altered books in included in this library exhibition.
Exhibition: August 26, 2019 – January 3, 2020
University Libraries
University of South Dakota
Vermillion, South Dakota

Aesthetics, wearable altered book
by Nanette Wylde, 2017.

Spring Time Growin’ 2019

April 9th, 2019

Below are some art things we are growing alongside propagating seeds for the Summer garden and disrupting beautiful weeds nourished by Winter’s glorious rainfall.


Regional Collective

Corpus Animare III, artist’s book by Kent Manske, 2018

Exhibition: March 11 – April 13
Gallery Hours: Monday -Saturday: 12 – 4pm
Janet Turner Print Museum
Arts & Humanities Building
California State University, Chico, California


Print It!

Nests IVa, screen-based monoprint by Kent Manske, 2015

Both Kent and Nanette have work in this East Bay gallery exhibition.

Exhibition: March 16 – April 21
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Friday: 12 – 5pm, Saturday: 11am – 3pm
Village Theatre Art Gallery
233 Front Street, Danville, California


Left Coast Annual 

Omnis Cellula e Cellula, screen-based monoprints by Kent Manske, 2018

Exhibition: April 12 – May 19
Reception: Friday, March 12, 7 – 9pm
Gallery Hours: Friday – Sunday: 1 – 5pm
Sanchez Art Center
1220-B Linda Mar Blvd, Pacifica, California


California Centered: Printmaking Exhibition 

Acknowledge, monoprint dyptich by Kent Manske, 2016

Exhibition: April 16th – June 1
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 11am – 6pm, Saturday: 10am – 2pm
Merced Multicultural Arts Center
645 W Main St, Merced, California


Silicon Valley Open Studios & Art Garage Sale

A few of the items for the Art Garage Sale

Open Studio: May 4 & 5, 11am – 5pm
Join us for camaraderie and conversation at our home studios.
Site 27 in Redwood City.
SVOS
Kent Manske
Nanette Wylde


Coming Soon:

Kent Manske: All Cells from Cells (solo exhibition)
Exhibition: May 24 – July 19
Reception: Sunday, June 2, 4 – 6pm
Community School of Music and Arts, Mountain View, California


Prints & Artist’s Books Exhibitions

January 6th, 2019

After 20+ years as a Professor of Art at CSU Chico Nanette makes the transition to full time studio with a solo exhibition in Mountain View.

Nanette Wylde: On Longing and Other Stories

Exhibition: December 14 – January 27
Reception: Sunday, January 13, 4 – 6pm

About On Longing and Other Stories
The exhibition includes prints and handmade artist’s books which contemplate and celebrate various aspects of both the built and the natural world. These narrative works seek to tease out possibilities of interaction including observations, reflections, judgments and habits of thought and non-thought. The works explore ways to engage the minds of the audience (and the maker) with both visual and textual elements.
CSMA Interview with Nanette

Gallery Hours
Monday -Friday: 8am – 10pm
Saturday: 8am – 9pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 6:30pm

Community School of Music and Arts
Finn Center Mohr Gallery
230 San Antonio Circle
Mountain View, CA 94040


Kent and Nanette are both launching new books at:

CODEX VII 2019

The Codex Foundation was conceived in 2005 by Peter Rutledge Koch, fine press printer, and Susan Filter, paper conservator. Its purpose was to create an environment for promoting the book as a work of art. They accomplished this by bringing together the Best of the Best book artists and fine press printers from around the world to share their work, explore new and old concepts, and to start an on-going conversation about the fate and future of the book as an essential art form.

The CODEX VII Book Fair will feature more than 200 Exhibitors from 22 countries and host over 3000 visitors including Special Collections Librarians and Private Collectors from the world’s best libraries.

Sunday, February 3, 12:30 5:30pm
Monday, February 4, 12:30 6pm
Tuesday, February 5, 12:30 6pm
Wednesday, February 6, 10am – 3pm

Craneway Pavilion
1414 Harbor Way South
Richmond, CA 94804

Winter Solstice 2018

December 20th, 2018


Solstice Joy from Kent & Nanette

Autumn 2018

September 2nd, 2018

September is an active month in the Bay Area for art and environmental action.

The Global Climate Action Summit will bring together leaders in the sciences, health, education, politics and engaged citizens in San Francisco September 12 – 14, 2018.

Affiliate events throughout the Bay Area, open to the public, are being hosted by diverse organizations and include exhibitions, talks, interactive events and live music. On Saturday, September 8, thousands of activists/participants will gather near Sue Bierman Park in San Francisco before marching down Market Street to Civic Center Plaza, where 55 murals will be painted in and around the park to create, what organizers are calling, the biggest street mural ever.


These are our current exhibitions:

ClimART: 2018 Climate Action Exhibit

For ClimART Kent will exhibit print installations, Omnis cellula e cellula (all cells from cells) v1 & v2. The exhibition features 48 international artists making print-based works about our environment.

September 8 – 23, 2018

Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8pm
Academy of Art University Cannery Galleries
2801 Leavenworth Street, San Francisco, California


Eco Echo: Art and Environment Laboratory 

Bay Area artists Anne Beck, Barbara Boissevain, Ginger Burrell, Judith Selby Lang, Richard Lang, Kent Manske, Michelle Wilson, and Nanette Wylde (from the environmental art collective Eco Echo) will create a dynamic, interactive art exhibit celebrating the relationship between art, science and the environment.

The Cubberly Studios ARTLab will be transformed into an art/science laboratory where the public can participate in art “experiments” allowing children and adults to investigate the interrelated spheres of art, ecology, environmental science and conservation. The spirit of this event is to celebrate the experimental nature of scientific inquiry and the art-making process. Each artist will create a lab specific to his or her own media and process, challenging the viewer to engage with the environment on a deep and creative level.

Kent and Nanette will orchestrate a CoLABorative Screen Printing Event at the opening reception. Come pull some prints and take home art. This event is great for kids.

September 15 – 23, 2018

Opening Reception & CoLABorative Screen Printing Event: Saturday, September 15, 7- 9pm
Gallery hours: September 16, 22, 23: 11- 4pm

ARTLab Gallery
Cubberley Artist Studio Program
4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, California


Thinking outside the Frame

There is one more month to experience Kent’s installation Genetic Garden v5.17.18 in this California Society of Printmakers’ exhibition featuring works that fall outside of the realm of traditional printmaking, including large-scale prints, installation and book arts.

through September 30, 2018

NUMU
106 E. Main Street in Los Gatos, California


Connect and Collect

Our artist’s book Foodies: Seven West Coast Foodie Vignettes is included in this annual SJICA exhibition, auction and fundraiser.

September 29 – October 13, 2018

Opening Reception: Sunday, October 7th, 1 – 4pm
Silent Auction: Saturday, October 13th, 5 – 8pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10 – 5pm; Saturday/Sunday, 12 – 5pm

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
560 South First Street, San Jose, California


Book Arts Jam 2018

The Book Arts Jam is a one day celebration of the book, print & paper arts held on the peninsula, midway between San Francisco and San José. Activities include: exhibiting artists, a gallery exhibition, material and ephemera vendors, make & take activities, letterpress printing demonstrations, speakers and artists’ talks.

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 11am – 5pm

Redwood City Community Activities Building
1400 Roosevelt Avenue
Redwood City, California


Our thoughts are with all who are experiencing the effects of drastic climate challenges such as the devastating fires here in California.
Kent & Nanette

Silicon Valley Open Studios & Spring Activities

September 2nd, 2018

Silicon Valley Open Studios
May 5 & 6, 11am – 5pm
at our home studios: in Redwood City.
SVOS


Thinking Outside the Frame, a group printmaking exhibition featuring works that fall outside of the realm of traditional printmaking, including large-scale prints, installation and book arts.
Contact Kent for an invite to the private reception on Thursday evening, May 17.
May 18 – September 30, 2018
NUMU, 106 E. Main Street in Los Gatos, California


San Francisco Center for the Book’s Inaugural BOOKWORKS: An Artist’s Book Fair!
May 18, 5:30 – 8pm
San Francisco Center for the Book, 375 Rhode Island Street in San Francisco, California
Admission is free! R.S.V.P. here

About Bookworks: An Artist’s Book Fair
Bookworks at the San Francisco Center for the Book is a great place to start your artist’s book collection, to meet fantastic book artists, and spend time with friends over cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres. The vision for Bookworks is to encourage the beginning artist’s book collector, support local book artists, and provide a social event for the community.


Betweenscapes
as part of Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here
May 3 – 24
Reception: Thursday, May 3, 6 – 9 pm
SOMArts, 934 Brannan Street in San Francisco, California


Points of Departure
a California Society of Printmakers exhibition
May 7 – 25
Reception: May 19, 3 – 6pm
Bridge ARTSpace, 23 Maine Avenue in Richmond, California


and for our midwestern friends:

Tales of the Sea

May 19 – July 14
Reception:  Saturday, May 19
South Haven Center for the Arts, 600 Phoenix Street in South Haven, Michigan

Felicia Rice Interview & Eco Echo Exhibition

February 10th, 2018

Much has been revealed in this engaging and insightful Whirligig Interview with Felicia Rice. Rice is a printer, publisher, writer, visual artist, performance artist and award winning maker of books. She is known internationally for her artist’s book, CODEX ESPANGLIENSIS from Columbus to the Border Patrol, a collaboration with Enrique Chagoya and Guillermo Gómez-Peña. Rice recently celebrated 40 years as Moving Parts Press with a retrospective exhibition: Perseverance furthers: Moving Parts Press 1977-2017 at Felix Kulpa Gallery in Santa Cruz, California. We met up to experience her work, talk about making books, art and working with other creatives.

Read Felicia’s Interview here: whirligig.hungerbutton.org


Eco Echo: Unnatural Selection

March 3 – April 15, 2018

Anne Beck, Barbara Boissevain, Ginger Burrell, Judith Selby Lang, Richard Lang, Kent Manske, Michelle Wilson, Nanette Wylde


Exhibition
WORKS/San José
, art and performance center
365 South Market Street
San José, California
workssanjose.org

Gallery hours: Fridays 12 – 6 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 12 – 4 pm
Opening Night: First Friday, March 2, 7 – 10 pm

South First Fridays Art Walk:
Friday, March 2, 7 – 10 pm
April 6, 7 – 10 pm
Eclectic evenings of Arts & Culture in downtown San José’s SoFA district.
www.southfirstfridays.com


Exhibition Programming

Sunday March 11, 2pm
Informal Artist Talk with Kent Manske
Conversation with Kent Manske around his installation Cell Garden. Points of departure will include biology, interconnectedness, life cycles, health, healing and epistemology. The artist will briefly talk about his experimental approach using screen printing to produce one-of-a-kind prints that evolve, mutate and synthesize from blank states to living, thriving organisms.

Saturday, April 7, 2pm
Informal Artist Talk with Ginger Burrell
“Subversive Comfort: Artists’ Books as a Tool for Raising Social Consciousness”
Artist Ginger Burrell will discuss the use of the book format by artists to explore political and social concerns. What is it about artists’ books that provide a unique opportunity and approachability not usually found in other artistic media? How can the selection of content, materials, images, scale and design engage a viewer and communicate an artist’s message? Explore examples of artists’ books that attempt to raise social consciousness, including three works by the artist included in the Echo Echo exhibition.

Sunday April 8, 4:30pm
Panel: “Big Dirty Secrets: Three Photographers Engaging in Environmental Advocacy in the San Francisco Bay”
Photographers Judith Selby Lang, Richard Lang and Barbara Boissevain will discuss their ongoing photography projects that address environmental issues in the San Francisco Bay Area. The panelists will share how the devices they use in their work aim to provoke discourse on local issues and encourage environmental stewardship. They will also discuss the relationship between contemporary photography and environmental and social advocacy, including the “Apocalyptic Sublime.” Managed and moderated by Barbara Boissevain.

Saturday, April 14, 4:30 – 6:30pm
“Constellations in Paper,” Bookmaking workshop with Anne Beck and Michelle Wilson
In this workshop, learn the basic of embroidery on paper. Bring a design of your own or use one provided to sew a design onto a sheet of decorative paper. Embroidery on paper can be a little different that the traditional form on fabric, but still can create a wondrous and exquisite design. At the end of this workshop, this embroidered paper can stand alone, or participants will have the option of turning it into a cover for a handmade book! No embroidery or bookbinding experience necessary, all materials provided.

In addition, Anne and Michelle are Artists in Residence at the San Jose Quilt and Textile Museum through March 24, working on the Rhinoceros Project. Visit www.sjquiltmuseum.org/artist-residency/ to learn how to participate in sewing circles and paper-making happenings.

Winter Solstice 2017

December 21st, 2017

Solstice 2017

Solstice Joy, Kent & Nanette

Holiday Open Studios

November 21st, 2017

Open Studios Icon

Artists’ Holiday Open Studios
December 2 & 3, noon – 5 pm

• 11 locations in Redwood City & San Carlos
• 100+ Artists

Join us here at PreNeo Press for two enjoyable afternoons of art, conversation and libations. We are featuring local artists, printers, writers, poets and photographers: Ann Baldwin, David Edward Beres, Ever Rodriguez and Nora Raggio. This is a great opportunity to see behind the scenes of a local print & book arts studio engaged in book binding, screen printing, monoprinting, etching, relief printing, letterpress, digital and hybrid media.

PreNeo Press
33 Dexter Avenue, Redwood City

Preview of All Locations
rwcahos.com

Google Maps to All Locations

Printable Map

Wylde Over It


WORKS San José Benefit Auction
We support WORKS San José
365 South Market Street, San Jose, California

Auction night: Saturday, December 2
Party starts 6pm, live auction starts at 7pm!

Exhibit on view: November 4 through December 2
Hours: Fridays 12-6pm, Saturdays/Sundays 12-4pm
Click here for Auction previews and full list of artists!


Poop Alert
Nanette got tired of seeing dog poop bags left on the trail, so she intervened on this poopy problem. I left my dog poop bag on the trail


Thankful
This Thanksgiving, we are particularly thankful for the biodiversity of our planet with an understanding that diversity is critical to our survival. We appreciate individuals who take action to protect and preserve our natural world.

Whirligig Interview with Jan Rindfleisch

September 24th, 2017

We are appreciating our Bay Area Art Roots with this new Whirligig Interview with Jan Rindfleisch.

jan rindfleisch

Jan is an artist, educator, writer, curator and cultural worker. She was the executive director of the Euphrat Museum at De Anza College in Cupertino for 32 years. During that time she laid the groundwork for an engaged and inclusive museum environment by continuously tapping the diverse local voices of Silicon Valley.

Jan continues her work as a community builder with Roots and Offshoots: Silicon Valley’s Arts Community, a history of the art of the greater South Bay area from the post-Mission era artifacts of our First Nation peoples to the artists and activists that have made the western/southern half of the Bay Area the rich and vibrant scene it is today.

Read her Whirligig Interview here: whirligig.hungerbutton.org


Upcoming Events
Book Arts Jam 2017
Sunday, October 15, 2017
11 am – 5 pm

A celebration of book arts presented by the Bay Area Book Artists (BABA), featuring:
• exhibition of artists’ books
• artists selling handmade books
• artist’s talks
• sale of donated books, art, and tools
• demonstrations and hands-on activities

Free Admission & Parking
Program, Schedule, Directions & Parking Info: www.bookartsjam.org

Palo Alto Elks Lodge
4249 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
Map to Palo Alto Elks Lodge


Mark your calendars
Artists’ Holiday Open Studio
Saturday & Sunday, December 2 & 3, 2017
12 noon – 5 pm

Over 100 artists at 11 sites in Redwood City & San Carlos
www.rwcahos.com

PreNeo Press & Friends
33 Dexter Avenue
Redwood City

Whirligig Interview with Michelle Wilson

May 29th, 2017

Extra! Extra! Read All About It! It’s a new Whirligig Interview with papermaker, printmaker, bookmaker, conceptual and social practice artist, and art educator, Michelle Wilson!

Michelle Wilson Corn, Incorporated

Michelle Wilson is a papermaker in an extremely complex sense. Her work with paper is both conceptual and concrete as it extends from the making of sheets for artist’s books and printmaking to social practice, sculpture and installation. As a somewhat recent transplant to the Bay Area, Wilson has quickly embedded herself and her work into the consciousness of the local art scene with a residency at the School of Visual Philosophy, a Small Plates commission from San Francisco Center for the Book, teaching at both San José State and Stanford, engagement with a handful of arts organizations, and many exhibitions.

You can read Michelle’s interview here: whirligig.hungerbutton.org


Our own current activities:

Kent is showing in Pressing On — Contemporary Printmaking at the Richmond Art Center. June 13 – August 19 with a reception on June 10.

Nanette is showing in Art of Our Century at the Woodbury Art Museum, Utah Valley University June 1 – September 9.

Yay! for summer break, the garden being in, kittens, and studio time.

Whirligig Interview with C.K. Itamura

April 27th, 2017

We are metaphorically euphoric due to this Whirligig Interview with C.K. Itamura.

C.K. Itamura is an interdisciplinary artist, designer and producer.

Her work responds to a wide range of personal and social content; and is realized as richly engaging, metaphorically layered, participatory, conceptual installations.

C.K. is currently exhibiting a trilogy of works under the theme of s+oryprobl=m, in three North Bay locations.

Read about them with her interview here.


Our own exhibitions during the month of May include: The Art of the Book at Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley, California; and #Resist at the Nave Gallery in Somerset, Massachusetts.

Blooming in 2017

March 28th, 2017

With both Spring and politics in the air, we both had fun writing tracts for free distribution. Find racks filled with tracts on the wall at:

Alternative Facts at Works/San José.
Reception: April 7, 7 – 10pm
Exhibition Dates: April 8 – 23, 2017
Location: 365 South Market Street, San José, California


Foodies is currently showing at:

Art of Gastronomy II, Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Healdsburg, California. March 8 – May 14.

Celebrate!, Anderson Academic Commons, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado. April 7 – June 25.

the art of gastronomy


Nanette has artists’ books in two traveling exhibitions:
Global Matrix IV International Print Exhibition, Robert L. Ringel Gallery and the Stewart Center Gallery at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.

Idaho Booker’s Dozen 2017,  Idaho Center for the Book, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho.

and a print from her recent On Longing series is showing at:
2017 Wheaton Biennial: Printmaking Reimagined, Beard & Weil Galleries, Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts.

Foodies at Codex 2017

February 3rd, 2017

Two years in the kitchen and we are salivating to serve up Foodies at Codex February 5 – 8.

foodies photo

Foodies: Seven West Coast Foodie Vignettes is a portfolio of seven letterpress printed folios, each with wood type printed cover, two color interior screen print illustration, and original story which explores the diversity of meaning in food related language. Foodies is housed in a letterpress printed portfolio.

The print work for this project includes 46 press runs of 25 colors. The stories are by Nanette Wylde. Illustrations and design by Kent Manske.

You can see and read more at: preneo.org/projects/foodies. Or visit us at Codex!

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