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101 Ink: California Society of Printmakers celebrates a century in new show

The venerable art institution brings its lively 101st annual members show to Gray Loft Gallery in Oakland, starting Jan. 9.

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Jonathan Barcan, “Living Mode State” at the California Society of Printmakers’ 101st annual members show

By Marke B.

January 8, 2015 — Two questions:

1) Did you know that, at 101, the California Society of Printmakers is the oldest printmaking collective in the  US?

2) Have you been to Jingletown?

Fri/9, as part of the nifty-looking Second Friday Art Walk in Oakland’s Jingletown area — so named for the sound of its Portuguese-Azorean dockworker immigrants’ jangling pants on payday (one of my favorite factoids ever) — you’ll be able to experience the gorgeous California Society of Printmakers’ 101st annual member show at Gray Loft Gallery. The opening reception takes place 5:30-8:30pm and the show continues through February 7.

from the California Society of Printmakers 101st  annual members show
Peter Baczek, “Shadow Abstract” from the California Society of Printmakers’ 101st annual members show

The show consists of mostly recent works by members, who are admitted to the society after an extensive review of their portfolio. The Society itself  was launched in 1912, in anticipation of the great Panama-Pacific International Exposition, and has fostered generation after generation of influential printmakers. For those who may not be familiar: “Prints are not digital reproductions but original works of art created from a matrix (a plate, a stone, a screen) resulting in an etching, a screenprint, a lithograph, a monoprint (with a repeatable element), or a monotype (without a repeatable element),” according to the Society.

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Frances Valesco/Guanlan Prints, “Banhua” from the California Society of Printmakers’ show

Get some fresh air, visit a different hood, peep some great art, feel a part of history.

California Society of  Printmakers’ 101st annual members show
Opening reception Fri/9, 5:30-8:30pm, free
Show runs through February 7
Gray Loft Gallery
2889 Ford, Oakland

California Society of Printmakers' 101st annual members show
A really cool print from the California Society of Printmakers’ 101st annual members show

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Marke B.
Marke B.
Marke Bieschke is the publisher and arts and culture editor of 48 Hills. He co-owns the Stud bar in SoMa. Reach him at marke (at) 48hills.org, follow @supermarke on Twitter.

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