Carcasses on display in Midtown Manhattan

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The Big Picture Show

Showing now in NYC: This exhibit shows a selection of large prints that have been included in New Prints shows at International Print Center, New York. Currently,the Carcasses from the Meat Locker are hanging under lights, in a fancy-shmancy gallery in midtown Manhattan. What a trip! Showing now through Dec. 5th.

More at IPCNY on Tour: Big Picture Show

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Drammen Valley (Holi)days!

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Please join:
Galpaca Farm Alpacas, Munchkey Apples, Market Weight Press, and Linstroth’s Valley View Farm for 2 days of Holiday Fine Art, Fine Crafts, and our bountiful Fall Harvest Produce. Continue reading

Alpaca prints…t-shirts

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Artist, S.V. Medaris in brown alpaca tee, smiles in front of lines of prints: full-color Alpaca Sky prints and alpaca t-shirts, all drying.

‘Alpaca Sky’ • print size: 18in x 24in • reduction linocut

Our neighbors–Mindy and Linda of Galpaca Farm have the most beautiful, engaging, patient and fun models — Alpacas! Continue reading

Dog & Pony Show ‘split run’ broadside available at shop

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Tri-color rainbow run paper with block-printed black design of bulldog riding atop a circus horse, both wearing circus collars. by S.V. Medaris

This commemorative broadside for The Dog & Pony Show is now available at the Market Weight Press Shop. The exihibit was held at Artisan Gallery in Paoli, 2014.

This is a linocut block (the black-inked image you see here) printed on top of a “split run” or “rainbow roll” print on paper. 100% cotton, 300gm, high quality paper measures 11-1/4in x 25in.

That’s Rosie, the English Bulldog (I met her when we took our hogs in to Avon Locker in Darlington), mellow as usual, resting atop a circus pony. The cat in the fez is the critic, who obviously doesn’t think much of the show (nor wearing hats). Dexter is below, advertising the event—any excuse to run around with a precious stick in his mouth.

See detailed close-ups of the print and purchasing information at the Market Weight Press Shop.

Printmaking serendipity=new transfer technique

Super psyched… Accidentally printed a linoblock on pressbed, and discovered simple way to recreate new block from old. I’ve always transferred block print to acetate or similar before transferring the print onto another block (this is so I have a backup block in case the original block breaks down–like if ur printing 100 t-shirts….).

This transfer to pressbed instead of acetate is way better. Photo below shows process of each print–each one went thru the press one by one (right to left)–1.)right/original block, 2.)print on plexi/pressbed, 3.) print onto new block of lino (placed it face down over the pressbed print and ran thru press).

Can show each step (got photos), but will do later–have to clean the pressbed!
GrrrKitty transfer

(Oh yeah, and I’d have 2 carve the lino after image is transferred, but that’s the easy part)

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