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Art Contemplates

Tuesday, 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.

Ink to Paper

Saturday, 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

Jeff Evans Residency

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Jeff Evans Swirl

We are pleased to announce a new Weekend Residency in the Print Studios project by writer and photographer Jeff Evans.

Jeff came to his residency just days after the June 17, 2015 mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. As a member of the Charleston community, Jeff was deeply affected by this event. He participated in and documented many community support gatherings–memorials, services, vigils, and political actions.

His residency project, SWIRL, is a handbound artist’s book. It is also available via Hunger Button Books as a print-on-demand edition.

SWIRL is a creative reflection juxtaposing photographs, texts, local newspapers; and acts as a memorial for both the victims and Charleston community.

Visit Jeff’s residency page at PreNeo Press: preneo.org/residency

 

Stephanie Metz Residency

Monday, August 8th, 2011

smetz12smSummer 2011 Residency Artist Stephanie Metz created a series of Monotypes with Drypoint and Chine Colle during her time in the print studios. Stephanie’s focus is overly domesticated creatures, especially those whose form has overgrown their function.

Visit Stephanie’s Residency page to see all twelve prints.

Lyn Bishop Residency

Monday, August 8th, 2011

lynbishop_smLyn Bishop focused on her move to Panama for the prints she made at PreNeo Press during her Summer 2011 Residency.

Lyn created two editions employing digital pigment printing, monotype, drypoint, screeprint and chine colle. Visit her residency page and read about her time at PreNeo Press in her blog, Sharing Secrets.

Spring 2011 Artists in the Print Studios

Monday, August 8th, 2011

maggie_bk_stand_sm Erin Manske and Maggie Manske were our Spring 2011 Residency Artists. These cousins came together during their shared spring break to visit us in California. The projects they created — although they are very different in both concept and form — both demonstrate a strong interest in interpersonal communication.

Erin created a broadside which included her own collected writings. Maggie created a blank journal as a device to communicate with a person she seeks to be closer to.

You can see Erin and Maggie’s projects at PreNeo Press Residency in the Prints Studios.

Laura Mappin Residency

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

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PreNeo Press celebrates Valentine’s Day with a Weekend Residency in the Print Studios with crochet artist Laura Mappin.

See the work at Laura’s Residency page.

Jason Adkins Residency

Monday, April 13th, 2009

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PreNeo Press is pleased to share the work of our Spring Weekend Residency in the Print Studio artist Jason Adkins. Jason created a suite of 6 monotypes. 

See the work at Jason’s residency page: www.preneo.org/residency

Jason’s website: jmadkins.com

Julia Bradshaw Residency

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

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In December, Julia Bradshaw was our PreNeo Weekend Residency in the Print Studio artist.

Julia’s project, On Photographing Breasts, is delightfully poignant, smart and fun. The project consists of three folios with title band and includes screenprinting with tipped in pigment printed photos.

Visit Julia’s project page to see images and a description of her project.

 PreNeo Residencies