Our debut art show!
We are excited to be showing art work at new new art studio! "Local Press" is new works of area printmakers that met at Burlington City Arts Print Studio when it was on Main Street. Gregg Blasdel, who was the Artist in Residence at the time, concieved the idea for this show a few years ago. These artists all have our own presses now , COVID came and what a sweet way to see each other again!
Thank you Pamela and the Seven Days for doing this article about me, teaching and new new art studio! It is a gift to be part of this community and I cherish the connections I make through teaching and showing my work! I love the start of the article:
"If you were a small snippet of paper, your humble life would not be wasted in Susan Smereka's studio. She would find a use for you. Most likely, you'd be a piece of a hand-pulled monoprint that she had cut up and organized, more or less, in a tray according to color. If you were very lucky, you'd be assembled into an abstract collage or maybe an artist book, and the artist might consecrate you with stitches."
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Artists Explore Printmaking
A Faculty Exhibition
Sept 9—Oct 31, 2022
Please join us for an Artists' Reception: Friday, Oct 7, 5 - 7 pm
Two Rivers Printmaking Studio is pleased to present Multiple Avenues, Artists Explore Printmaking, a Faculty Exhibition. The exhibition runs through October 31. Friday's reception is free and open to the public.
Exhibiting their work are: Michael Smoot, Susan Smereka, Jes Raymond, Lynn Newcomb, Mary Mead, Patty Hudak, Rachel Gross, and Janet Cathey. Though the work is widely varied, a common thread exists among these artists and teachers; each is constantly learning and exploring themselves, collaborating, drawing inspiration from mentors and others, and seeking balance.
"I have always enjoyed teaching – which amounts to a form of sharing knowledge and encouragement. I love the collaborative nature of printmaking, the give and take, the surprises!!" - Mary Mead
Join me at Two Rivers Printmaking Studio August 27 and 28, 2022
In this monotype workshop participants will learn how to use multiple plates to create one monotype print. Artists will be introduced to plate registration; the math, and building a template to use. We will also discuss when best to use a ghost plate and dry versus wet paper. Participants will combine chine collé, collagraph or drypoint, techniques that work well with monotype. You are encouraged to bring your imagery, ideas, and concepts that you are currently working on with an interest in how to develop and shift them through the media. Susan will show you how to orchestrate ways to print to get the best results.
August 27 and 28, 10am to 3pm
More information can be found on their website
I am super excited to have had my monotype print selected to be on the cover of this year's Col Lake Anothology.
Burlington Writers Workshop authors who were published in the 2022 edition of Cold Lake Anthology will be sharing their work this Sunday, August 7th from 5-7 pm, at The Seagull Gallery 8 N. Winooski Avenue, Burlington VT 05401 (right next to The Radio Bean).We hope to see you there. It’s time to celebrate this year’s print edition!
BOOK WORKS – THE ART OF THE BOOK
July 1 – July 31
Grand Isle Art Works
Using the book as a format or as material, artists use the interaction of concept, structure, materials, and content to create a kind of happening or experience for the reader. The exhibit includes a wide range of techniques and subject matter ranging from repurposed books turned into sculptural shapes to miniature woven paper structures and zines.
The Book Art Guild of Burlington has a show each year. This is my first year with the guild and I as happy to have a few works in this show!
Thank you Grand Isle Art Works for hosting!
An exhibit of work by artists from the northeast looking to explore "the book" as concept, object, and format. I am pleased to have a few works in this show at Artistree
Friday, June 24, 2022 - Saturday, July 16, 2022
An upcoming show with Sabrina Fadial at GreenTARA Space. Opening weekend May 28 - 30, 2021 - I will be present on May 29th from 12 to 6 PM. Please feel free to stop by; see the show and say hello! The show runs through July 4th.
Also not to be missed: I will be offering an Upcycle Journal Workshop at the Gallery on Sunday, June 6th. Please send an email to Diane: email@example.com to sign up. Details: 10am to 3pm, with 1 hour for lunch on your own. $35, incl. materials. 8 persons max.
I am excited to share with you this virtual studio tour of my new studio. Much thanks to Burlington City Arts for making this studio tour available. I moved into this new space in July this year and I am very happy with what is happening!
I am excited to be part of this show at BCA and happy that is open!