Susan R. Lytle
Lesley Rialto
Oregon Printmakers

October 3 – November 1, 2014
Opening Reception: October 3, 5-8pm

Gallery One’s exhibits open on the First Friday of most months in conjunction with the Ellensburg Art Walk.
For a full walking tour and map, visit here.

Exhibit Sponsors
Yakima Federal Savings, Valley Vision & Hearing Associates

Main Gallery

The Way I See It
Susan R. Lytle

“Every painting I paint is a self portrait. These are my innermost feelings.These are my favorite things,my hallowed places,my good memories, my meditation.”
Tess Gallagher – Abbey Cottage, Ballindoon, Ireland

Mezzanine Gallery

The Fantastical World of Lesley Rialto
Lesley Rialto

The rhythmic piercing of needle through fabric, fragrance of freshly carved linoleum, alizarin crimson bleed of ink on paper, glow of luminescent watercolor, sparkle of broken jewelry, feel of taut painted leather, and twist of metal, all come together in an elaborately decorated emotional tapestry. Lesley has always been curious and excited to try new ways of expressing herself with art, in a most concerted effort to celebrate life.

Eveleth Green Gallery

Private Collection of Oregon Printmakers
Judith Hassen

A variety of processes were used to create the prints for this exhibit — lithography, serigraphy, intaglio, and relief printing. These processes are used to create multiple originals which do not differ significantly from each other, and are called an edition. Prints within an edition typically show a set of numbers (e.g., 4/16) where the first number indicates the number within the edition and the second number is the total number of prints in the edition. Once an edition is finished it is considered “closed” meaning that no more prints will be made of that image.

There are four printmaking processes:

  • Relief, including woodblock and linoleum block prints, is done from blocks that are carved to create a “stamp” that is inked and printed. More than one color requires the use of multiple blocks.
  • Intaglio (from Italian meaning “sunken”, pronounced ‘in-tal-yo’) includes engraving and drypoint where the copper surface is carved or scratched to create lines, etching where acid is used to bite lines scratched through a resist, and mezzotint where the surface is pocked with millions of holes. In these processes, ink is pushed into the sunken areas, the surface is wiped clean, and pressure is used to transfer the ink to the paper.
  • Lithographs are made on flat limestone blocks with different “greasy” substances such as grease pencils, tusche, resin or paint. The stone is wetted and ink is rolled on; ink will not stick to the wet stone, but it will stick to the “greasy” marks, and is transferred to the paper under light pressure.
  • Serigraphy is a stencil process where ink is blocked on a screen from the printing surface in some areas, but allowed to reach it in other areas. Each color in a serigraph requires a different screen and stencil. Silkscreen is the commercial application of the same process.

Today, the term “print” can refer to any number of things including posters, calendars and reproductions of artwork done in a different medium. Technically these are not prints and are reproductions. Even more confusing are giclee prints — high-quality inkjet prints that are in open editions and are printed on demand. None of these, however, are true prints.

The artworks in this exhibit have been created by one of the traditional printmaking processes, are not based on artwork in another medium, and are from limited editions.

I have donated some of my print collection to museums, and I am selling some in order to find them good homes and decrease the size of my collection. Eventually they will all have to go, but not all, not yet. It has been hard to choose which to sell, and some of my favorites are in this show. I hope you will like them, too.  It is also my desire to assist Gallery One financially by donating a larger portion of the commission than is required by my contract.  Your purchases will also assist the variety of programs offered by Gallery One Visual Arts Center.

Judith Hassen