Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Steamroller Print Project in Maui

For two weeks in October I was invited to Maui as an Artist in Residence.  During that time I carved a 4'x 8' woodcut, while the public could come and watch and learn more about the project.  I then taught a workshop on carving large blocks. All this was leading up to the momentous event which I had been working to organize for the past several months called "BIG INK".   Over 200 students from various schools carved blocks of varying sizes which were all printed with the steamroller, in addition to all the 4'x8' full scale blocks and a host of other blocks by artists from the workshop and the community.
The tricky part is not getting ink on your lei.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Lithography Course Fall 2016 Semester

ARTZ 271A.01
CRN: 72542
Printmaking I: Lithography
M/W 2:00-3:50 pm.

This course will introduce you to working in several forms of lithography; including Smart plates, Stone, aluminum plate and photo litho.

Did I mention you get to draw on a STONE!!!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Beth Huhtala & David Tarullo @ the Gallery of Visual Arts

M.F.A. Candidates Beth Huhtala and David Tarullo will be presenting their thesis exhibitions in the Gallery of Visual Arts.

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 14th, from 5-7 pm
Exhibition runs from April 12-21st, 2016

Monday, January 25, 2016

Monika Meler Visiting Artist in Printmaking / THIS WEEK

Originally from Brodnica, Poland, she earned her B.F.A. from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. She continued studies at Purdue University, where she earned an M.A., followed with an M.F.A  from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University. While at Tyler, she spent a year studying in Rome, Italy.
She has completed residencies at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Connecticut, the Frans Masereel Center in Belgium, the Cork Printmakers in Ireland and the Women's Studio
Workshop in New York. Solo exhibits include Liminal Passages at Longwood College in Virginia, The Distance Between at the Limerick Printmakers Gallery in Ireland and Contain/Retain at the

Cocoon Gallery in Kansas City.  Currently Monika teaches at University of the Pacific-Stockton, CA

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Here's the info Josh talked to everyone about in class on Monday.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Steamroller Prints / Day of the Dead Parade

Missoula's Annual Day of the Dead Parade is tonight (NOVEMBER 2nd)
and will once again be lead off by the UM printmakers and their fabulous Steamroller Prints.

Large scale woodcuts printed this year as part of the 15th Annual Day of the Dead Steamroller Print Project will be on display.

Parade kicks off at 6:30 pm beginning at the red X'x at the end of Higgins Avenue and ends in Caras Park.

Pre-parade festivities begin at 5:00 pm.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

John Buck at the Missoula Art Museum

John Buck will be speaking at the MAM this coming Friday night at 7:00. (Oct 2)  And again on Saturday (Oct 3) at 1:00.

John Buck : Born in 1946 , Iowa : Lives in Bozeman, Montana

John Buck is both a sculptor and a printmaker. He works with two interrelated bodies of work: carved wood, assemblage and bronze sculptures, and large, multicolored woodblock prints. Since beginning his collaboration with Bud Shark in 1983, Buck has explored the expressive possibilities of woodblock in more than 40 different prints.
Using a pen, a nail or his fingernail, Buck incises the wood planks that form the base and background of his prints with images and symbols drawn from the daily news, from his own sculpture and from nature. Embedded in this active visual field is a large, carved image, often a figure, but he has also depicted a jar full of fireflies, an eagle, or a subtly colored moth. The relationship between these two elements first engages the viewer in an appreciation of the beauty of the graphic quality in the print and then begins a conversation about our world and our place in it.

John Buck lives in Montana and Hawaii and has shown his woodcuts and sculptures widely. He created a major bronze sculpture commission for Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon. His work is in the collections of The Art Institute of Chicago, The Brooklyn Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Seattle Art Museum, The Library of Congress and many others.