WSCC to host statewide print exhibit

SCOTTVILLE – West Shore Community College is hosting the 30th Annual Alma College Statewide Print Competition exhibit, June 6  to July 29, in the Manierre Dawson Gallery.
This year’s 30th exhibition showcases a variety of mediums and printmaking processes, including collagraphs, etchings, screen prints, monotypes, intaglio, woodcuts, digital prints and more.
The juror for the exhibit is Marjorie Devon, who has served as the director of the University of New Mexico’s (UNM) Tamarind Institute on numerous levels since 1978.
Devon is also an Assistant Professor in the UNM Department of Art and Art History. She holds degrees from UNM and the University of California Berkley and Santa Barbara. She has served as juror and consultant for several print shows nationally and internationally.
For 30 years, the Alma College Statewide Print Competition has attracted the creative work of the state’s most talented printmakers. The resulting exhibitions have toured the state, bringing visibility to Michigan artists working in the medium.
With declining entries in recent years, Alma College’s Flora Kirsch Beck Gallery has announced that this year’s exhibit will be the last statewide print show, says Sandy Lopez-Isnardi, who has served as the show’s director for the past 15 years.
The display includes the six winners of the competition and prints are available for purchase.
The Manierre Dawson Gallery is located in the Arts and Sciences Center on the WSCC campus.  The exhibit is free and open to the public.  Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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