Trying To Reason with MoPrint Season

Sharon Strasburg, a longtime printmaking buddy from our old days at Open Press, now a professor at Regis University, did the image for the poster, a monotype about 3 feet wide. It’s in the show, along with several others by her, and several of my larger works. Runs through March 15.

I had participated on the organizing committee that launched Month of Printmaking in 2014 and ’16. I remember that we were sort of shaking our heads at just how many printmakers there were working in Colorado. They seemed to be coming out of the woodwork. I still volunteer on various associated events every MoPrint Biennial, including during this, the 6th one. I’m impressed with what the current committee is doing ( Chairs: Emily Moyer and Jen Ghormley), and am still shaking my head, including the first time I opened this year’s official event flyer. I realized that there was absolutely no way to attend every event. It would be a feat to even go to a majority!

My own participation is relatively restrained, and I’m listing it below. I’ll be out and about at many events I’m not in, as well, and I still hope to do a short video about the event, in my ‘spare time’. Contact me if you have questions about any of these:


Print Educators of Colorado, Red Rocks Community College, up through March 15, with open hours daily, except Sunday. This is where my largest recent works can be seen.


Printmaking 101, Opens March 8, 6-8 PM, Art Students League of Denver: will feature a large, new work as an example of ‘stencil monotype’ in a show devoted to catching art lovers up to just what constitutes a ‘fine art print’. Hint: it’s not one of those overpriced reproductions you see at some shows, that have never been touched by the artist. Also: a show of indigenous printmaking, curated by Melanie Yazzie and Sylvia Ortega.

Marks On Paper, Core New Art Space, March 8, 6-10 PM: I’ll have a medium sized monotype in this show, juried by Mami Yamamoto. It’s a national show, so I’m very intrigued by what she chooses, as I had juried the last one, in 2020’s MoPrint, and there was some very intriguing work.

Open Portfolio, Denver Botanic Gardens, March 9, 10-4 PM. They’ve expanded the space to accommodate the enthusiastic crowds from 2022. I get a 4 foot table space, so this will feature all of my small work, including brand new etchings, as well as portfolio test proofs and one-of-kinds from my flat files, all at very low prices. it’s a free day at the Gardens, too!

MoPrint Studio Tour, March 23-24, 10-4 PM, Art Students League of Denver: This may be the most casual of all these events, with several regular ASLD printmakers just hanging out, working, talking to the public each day. I’ll be there on Sunday. I don’t know how much work I’ll get done, but I’ll probably be printing some of my more recent ‘monotype style’ etching plates with chine colle. I’ll bring some finished work down, too.

Art Students League Print Fair, April 6, 10-4 PM: I’ll have a table here, selling aQsmaller prints, mostly. I’ll have a larger work donated to benefit the ASLD Print Room, in silent auction, along with several other artists at auction. And I’ll be doing a monotype demo, for free, along with 5 other free demos. There’s an exhibit on the various techniques included in printmaking, and even some info on collecting prints.

Heart Shaped Box, Monotype, 15×11″ 2024. Already headed for a new home! It was showing in a Valentine’s Day-themed show, “Dark Hearts”, at Kanon Gallery.

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