Opening Reception: Friday, Apr 7, 5-9 pm
Art Talk: Friday, Apr 14, 6 pm, $5

Exhibit Dates: April 7-30, 2017

Five A6 artists, each using a different process, hint at the breadth of printmaking in “Printing the Gamut.” Paula Bullwinkel, Barbara Hudin, Adell Shetterly, Jeanette Small, and Julie Winter share series of prints created with (respectively) photopolymer, ImagOn, monotype, linocut and electro-etch.

As Central Oregon’s only publicly-accessible print studio, A6 teaches a wide variety of creative expression within printmaking. Notes Executive Director, Dawn Boone, “Printmaking is an extremely broad art form, and within it artists can find processes that closely connect to drawing, collage, painting, and photography.” According to Boone, “There are so many ways to work within printmaking. Artists can find a process that feels familiar while also pushing the envelope.”

In “Printing the Gamut,” not only do the printmaking processes vary from artist to artist, but each artist’s approach to image-making also differs. Bullwinkel and Small begin with detailed drawings. Hudin uses Processing code to create mathematically-based imagery. Shetterly works in a painterly fashion on plates with little or no permanent marks. Winter marries electro-etched metal plates with hand-carved woodcuts to produce a print with both intaglio and relief printing.

A6 will hold an opening reception April 7 from 5-8 pm as part of the First Friday Gallery Walk. Admission is free to the A6 Gallery. The exhibit is available for viewing during regular business hours: Monday-Friday 10-7 pm, Saturday 10-6 pm and Sunday 12-5 pm.

The artists of “Printing the Gamut” will give a group Art Talk in the A6 gallery on Friday, April 14 at 6 pm. Admission to the talk is $5.

Also on display in April, A6 artist member Chris Menzel displays recent woodcuts. Menzel will be printing in the A6 studio during First Friday from 5-7 pm.

A6 (Atelier 6000) is a non-profit art studio and gallery in Bend, Oregon centered on printmaking and book arts. A6 offers on-going classes and workshops; upcoming classes are posted at atelier6000.org. A6 has more than 30 local artist members. A6 presents monthly exhibits of contemporary original prints and artist books in its gallery. A6 participates in Bend’s First Friday Gallery Walk. For more information, visit atelier6000.org.

Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 10-7 pm, Sat 10-6 pm, Sun 12-5 pm