Event for California Society of Printmakers book, edited by Maryly Snow

Left Coast Writer® Maryly Snow has a great event coming up for California Society of Printmakers: 100 Years, 1913–2013, of which she recently was the editor.

The San Francisco Center for the Book will host, 100 Years in Print: California Society of Printmakers Centennial Celebration.  Attendees will have the opportunity to print their own 6-color print commemorating the event. The Center’s exhibition space will display CSP members’ artwork representing etching, woodcut, lithography, mezzotint, silkscreen, and hybrid prints. Thursday, November 7, 6:30-8:30 pm, 375 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco.

The book, California Society of Printmakers: 100 Years, 1913–2013, will be available for purchase at the Oct. 21st Book Club of California event and at the Nov. 7th San Francisco Center for the Book. Essays in the book are by Karin Breuer, Curator in Charge of the Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts, on the relationship between the Achenbach and CSP; Daniel Lienau, owner of The Annex Galleries in Santa Rosa on dealing with early 20th c. fine art prints; Art Hazelwood, artist and curator, on the period of the WPA to the present.

In “Digging The Archives: The Documented Origins of CSP’s Origins,” Maryly Snow, artist and librarian emeritus, the University of California, Berkeley, unearths the history of CSP. Sylvia Solochek Walters, printmaker and professor emerita, San Francisco State University Art Department, highlights influential printmakers during CSP’s history to its 85th anniversary. Sherry Smith Bell, former president of CSP, and publisher of fine art print portfolios, continues the history of the CSP from its 85th anniversary to the present. David R. Jones, director of Anchor Graphics, visualizes the future of printmaking in the concluding chapter.