NEW WORKS BY PRINT MAKING GROUP
THE INKSPOTS OF SAN BUENAVENTURA
TO EXHIBIT AT 643 A PROJECT SPACE
FROM NOVEMBER 4 THROUGH NOVEMBER 26, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION NOVEMBER 4, 2016 ~ 5-8PM
VENTURA, CA (October 12, 2016) - The inkspots, Ventura County’s only fine art
printmaking group, will be exhibiting their new works at 643 A Project Space in Ventura,
California from November 4 through November 26, 2016. 643 A Project Space is
located at 643 Ventura Avenue in Ventura, 93001.
The exhibit will include works of artists Christina Altfeld, Karen L. Brown, Beverly
Decker, Virginia Furmanski, Rosemarie C. Gebhart, Judy Gibbs, Bay Hallowell, Tiger
Huang, Colleen M. Kelly, Elizabeth McConnaughey, Inés Moguió, Minga Opazo, Jane
Peterson, Leslie Plimpton, Betsy Quinn and Monica Wiesblott. Their individual styles
are as unique as the artists themselves.
Printmaking is the process of making original artworks by running a prepared surface
through a printing press. There are numerous varieties of printmaking, including
monotype, monoprint, drypoint etching, lithography; polymer etching, woodcuts,
linocuts, relief work as well as combinations of these. Each printmaking technique has its
unique qualities. Many of these techniques will be included in the inkspots’ exhibit.
In addition to their major pieces, the inkspots collaborate on an annual folio or book
project. The 2016 folio will include a limited edition print by each artist. There will be a
free raffle of one of the folios as well as two available for purchase. Individual folio
prints will be available directly from the artist.
Meet the artists and the presses at the opening reception that will be held on Friday,
November 4, 2016 (during First Friday ArtWalk) from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Gallery Hours
are Saturday 1-4pm or by appointment. For further information see
About The inkspots: The inkspots is a Ventura-based artist collective that officially
formed in 2007. This eclectic group of printmakers originally met while taking classes at
Ventura College and have since come together to work in a collaborative workshop
environment to explore, learn, teach, share and inspire each other through the medium of
printmaking. The current group consists of 16 artists from Ventura, Ojai, Summerland
and Santa Barbara with some members participating in additional organizations such as
the Los Angeles Printmaking Society, The California Society of Printmakers and the
Santa Barbara Printmakers. Members of the group have shown their collective work in
major shows and have collectors nationally and internationally.