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Artists in the Studio Series: Print Arts Northwest

Trayle Studio: A Center for Printmaking and Book Arts

Artists in the Studio Series: Print Arts Northwest

Join MAC Trayle Studio in an engaging evening and learn about this long-running arts non-profit, now housed on our campus. Coinciding with their June retrospective exhibit in MAC’s gallery, “Thirty Years of Figurative Art,” representatives and artist members from PAN will give a print presentation including work from their founders portfolio and from current members. There will be a discussion on technique and the history of this organization that has served printmakers and printmaking education for over 30 years. Presenters include Daniel Jasa and Barbara Mason and George Johanson. Artists in the Studio Series is a new MAC program in which prominent artists in the world of printmaking and book arts share their work and expertise.

Artists in the Studio Series is a new MAC program in which prominent artists in the world of printmaking and book arts share their work and expertise.

Boy with Bird by Manuel Izquierdo

Two Eves George Johanson

compliance 17 by Barbara Mason

One Will Do by Daniel Jasa

Friday, June 26th, 6:30pm – 9pm

Location: Trayle Studio (Cottage 6 on the west end of MAC campus)
Free and open to the public, but space is limited and RSVP is highly recommended.

Send RSVPs to Nicole.Rawlins@portlandoregon.gov

Print Arts NW (PAN)

For over twenty-six years, Print Arts Northwest, formerly called the Northwest Print Council, has supported contemporary printmaking by promoting the practice, appreciation, and collection of original prints through exhibitions and educational programs. More than 150 artists are currently represented by the Council from Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Hawaii, Montana, Alberta, California, Massachusetts, England, and British Columbia.

Print Arts Northwest supports contemporary fine art printmaking by promoting the practice, appreciation and collection of original prints through exhibitions and educational programs.
They are a 501 (c)(3) educational nonprofit. Print Arts Northwest programs, exhibitions and artist and non-artist memberships are open and accessible to all members of the public, regardless of race, sex, creed, national origin, disability or age.

PAN’s Goals
provide quality exhibitions for Artist Members offer the best value of any Portland gallery for original art provide a wide range of education programs for printmakers and art enthusiasts at all skill levels create a network of artists and collectors become an information exchange about our craft

George Johanson
A painter, printmaker and ceramic tile artist, George Johanson studied at the Museum Art School in Portland with further study in New York as well as London. He taught at the Museum Art School (now the Pacific Northwest College of Art) for 25 years until his retirement in 1980.
He has had more than 60 one man shows and is represented in public and private collections including the Portland Art Museum, the Smithsonian National Collection, in Washington, D.C. and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. He received the Oregon Governor’s Arts Award. In 1992.
In 2002 the Portland Art Museum presented an exhibition of his drawings titled “Equivalents- Portraits of 80 Oregon Artists”. He was given a 60 year retrospective of his work at the Hallie Ford Museum, Salem in 2007. In 2010 the Pacific Northwest College of Art presented a major selection of his paintings titled “Seven Decades”. Johanson continues active work in his Portland studio.

Daniel Jasa
Daniel Jasa is an artist and printmaker working at Atelier Mars in Portland Oregon. He studied at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, was a printmaking monitor at the Art Students League of New York, and finished a master’s degree at Northern Illinois University. He teaches a weekly Open Studio as well as etching workshops at Atelier Meridian where he was Artist in Residence in 2009. Daniel is also an employee of McClain’s Printmaking Supplies and remains active in the community through exhibitions, workshops, and his advocacy work through Print Arts Northwest. His work can be seen in Portland at the Portland Art Museum’s Rental Sales Gallery.

Barbara Mason
Barbara Mason is an artist/printmaker working in her own printmaking studio in Aloha, 15 miles west of Portland, Oregon. A lifelong artist, she began studying printmaking in the early 80’s and was immediately enamored with the medium. Barbara made viscosity monotypes almost exclusively for 20 years until she discovered Solarplate etching. She has been an enthusiast of this process since 2001 and has taught the process in workshops since 2002. Serving 8 years on the board of the Vivian and Gordon Gilkey Center for Graphic Arts at the Portland Art Museum, she was also a founding board member of the 12 year old Art in the Pearl, and served on the board of Crow’s Shadow Institute of Art on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Barbara is a past President of the Board of Print Arts Northwest the gallery and studio of the Northwest Print Council. She is the currently the education chair at Print Arts Northwest. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, and has works in the collections of the Portland Art Museum, Intel Corporation, Crow’s Shadow Art Institute, the Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence, Kansas, the New York Public Library Collection, the Halle Ford Museum, the National Museum of Kampala Uganda, the Applied Sciences University of Amman, Jordan, the Jordon Schnitzer Collection, the American Print Alliance Memorial Collection and numerous private individuals and corporations.

For more information about Print Arts Northwest, go to their website: www.printartsnw.org