We've started 2013 with some great new prints to feature ... so feast your eyes on these! And don't forget, if you're a member send us an email with your favourite print as a JPEG and we'll feature it on our Facebook page and here on the website.
Heatwave - 2011 linocut, stencil, collagraph; Saunders Waterford HP 300gsm on stretched canvas by Rachael Lee
Anty - Four colour linocut by Carol Fitzgerald
Freedom Finder - Linoprint and Gocco print, 10 x 15 cm art card, edition of 6 by Jade Lees-Pavey
Sea dragons on the reef - Multiplate linocut, 71 x 51 cm by Trudy Rice
Friday - Collagraph by Brigitte Zimmermann
If you're a member we'd love to know what you really want from the PCA. We've got lots of ideas but we need your input so please take our short survey and tell us what you want more of, less of or none of ... and go into the draw to win a $100 gift voucher from Melbourne Etching Supplies.
Survey closes 13 February and the winner will be notified by the end of Feb 2013.
Things got a bit busy towards the end of 2012 so the last featured prints of the year are just going up on the website now ... thanks everyone for sending in all your great work for us to feature during the year, and keep them coming in 2013!
If you're a member send us an email with your favourite print as a JPEG and we'll feature it on our Facebook page and here on the website for the world to admire ...
Dreaming of Life - Aquatint copperplate etching, 30 x 30 cm by Belinda Nye
Blue Skies I - Archival pigment inks on cotton rag paper, 85 x 85 cm by Yvonne Watson
Mandala Wall - 2012 multi-plate etching, 90 x 90 cm by Marisa Corral
I hope you all had a great start to the new year and are already having a happy and productive 2013.
In at PCA central we've got a heap of things planned for the year including a member survey that we're developing now and planning to release in the next week or two. The Familiar Unfamiliar touring exhibition is going up to Swan Hill next week and will be opening at the Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery on 24 January. We're finalising strategic planning for the next 3 years, which will include planning our 50th anniversary celebrations for 2016 - that sounds like a long way off but the way the years fly past it's just around the corner! We're also well underway with the next edition of Imprint, and planning the 2013 Print Commission.
A reminder that the deadline for sending content in for the Autumn edition of Imprint is Friday 18 January and the deadline for booking advertising is Friday 25 January.
... and if you miss the advertising deadline for Imprint you can always advertise through our monthly e-newsletter. Just email us for details.
Next up, a look at last month's featured prints ...
The December issue of IMPRINT will be arriving in your letterboxes soon, so keep an eye out for it - and let us know if yours doesn't arrive within the next couple of weeks.
This issue has a Western Australian theme, and includes some great articles and profiles on WA print artists, plus reviews of the Fremantle Print Awards and Silk Cut Awards for Linocut Prints. In the technical pages you'll find information on the types of papers to use for various print techniques and how to develop digital tusche washes for photoplate lithography ... and a heap of other print related news.
So, if you're not a member and don't currently receive IMPRINT, sign up now and we'll send you the December issue hot off the press! You can download a PCA membership form here on the website.