Washington Area Printmakers’ 2010 Original Print Calendar

Lamson Learning Commons is pleased to exhibit, as part of the Library Print Series, the Washington Area Printmakers’ 2010 Original Print Calendar The Original Print Calendar project, organized in 1979 by 13 Washington D.C. area artists, is making its 31st appearance with this 2010 edition. As a juried project, conducted by Juror Lulen Walker, The Original Print Calendar has “grown in stature with collectors in this country and abroad.”  According to the calendar’s organizers, Constance Grace and Betty Ann McDonald, calendar archives are housed in both the Smithsonian and the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.

Prints from this calendar will be on view on the exhibit wall near Lamson Learning Commons’ Information Desk between January 31 – March 31, 2011.

Above image: Flotilla by Ingrid Davis, white-line woodcut (Month of April submission)

“An original print is a fine art process that produces multiples.  In no sense is an original print a copy or a reproduction, such as a giclée.  Each print is an original.  In this collection, all artists have hand-pulled their own prints.  Prints are done on the finest quality paper and tipped onto the calendar pages with acid-free linen tape.” 2010 Calendar Organizers, Constance R. Grace and Betty Ann MacDonald.

Image at left: Cloudy Day by Dennis Revitzky, linocut (Month of August submission)

Exhibit curated by Jen Green, Digital Projects Librarian, Lamson Learning Commons