Now Showing in South Santiam Hall Gallery


Cascade Print Exchange IX

March 30, through April 24, 2015

The 105 prints from this annual print exchange are on display in South Santiam Hall Gallery. Several LBCC students from the graphic design program participated in this print exchange.

Because of their multiplicity, prints are often traded from artist to artist. Prints are often traded from artist to artist. Print exchanges foster a communication of ideas, explore others’ techniques as well as give a chance to form a connection between artists who have never met one another before.
Each artist in the CPE IX submitted his or her image in an edition of 15 identical 5 x 7 inch prints. The prints were created with relief, intaglio, lithography, serigraph or any combination of those techniques In exchange, each participating artist will receive a portfolio of 13 randomly selected prints for their collection and a catalogue with images of all the submitted prints.
The print exchange organizers archive one full collection while another full collection becomes part of a touring exhibition. The Cascade Print Exchange IX (CPE IX) is organized by the School of Arts and Communication/Art at OSU under the direction of faculty member Yuji Hiratsuka. Many of his students are participating as artists/printmakers in the exchange this year. I’d like to acknowledge that funding for the entire print exchange project has been provided by Joyce Dickerson, an OSU alumna. Ms. Dickerson has most generously been an annual contributor to our printmaking program. Without her support, the CPE IX would not have happened.

Printmaking Processes:

Relief: A printing process where protruding surfaces faces of the printing plate or block are inked; recessed areas are ink free.
Intaglio: Any Printing process in which the type or design i etched or engraved; ink fills recessed areas.
Lithography: The process of printing from a flat surface treated so as to repel the ink except where it is required for printing.
Serigraphy: The process of forcing ink or metal onto a surface through a prepared screen of fine material so as to create a picture or pattern.
Mixed Media: The use of a variety of printing processes in a work of art.

South Santiam Hall Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.