The Inkspots 9th Annual Exhibition, Opening Reception: Friday, November 4, 5-8pm

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

www.inkspotsVentura.Blogspot.com

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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.