Wednesday, May 12, 2010

It's here! Printmakers Today


My copy of Printmakers Today from Schiffer Publishing arrived this afternoon. Woot woot! I confess I was a tad nervous when the publisher's letter said my work would be on page 248 of a 256-page book ("Oh dear, I hope it's just because it's alphabetical and not because they decided they didn't like the work after all...."), but I'm pleased to report that yes, indeed, it's alphabetical. I'm the last one in the book, and sometimes that's a great thing!

60-plus printmakers using a wide variety of techniques are included... perhaps it's easiest to quote from the dust jacket:

"Inspiring color photos review the art of today's printmakers, from massive installation pieces to small and surprising three-dimensional works. The techniques range from classical to the experimental, including woodcuts, lithographs, screenprints, silkscreens, etching, mezzotint, serigraph print, linocut, solar plate, vitreograph, photoetching, drypoint, digital transfer, and more. Each artist describes the techniques employed and inspirations involved."

Whew! I don't even know what some of those things ARE, so I'm looking forward to perusing the pages and learning a thing or two.


It was a nice surprise to discover that, in addition to the 4-page spread of my work (!!!), one of my pieces was used as the example for the description of linocuts in the book's front material. It's sort of nice to be the linocut poster child. 

13 comments:

Wendy Willis said...

You're my hero! Congrats on the great spread. You are an inspiration.

Susan J Tweit said...

Whoot-Whoot indeed! Can't wait to see the book... What a lovely nod to your vision and the quality of your work!

Debra James Percival said...

Congratulations!! Gorgeous looking book.

Cathi Bouzide said...

Looking good and gorgeous!

Amie Roman said...

Woohoo!! Congrats!! That's such a wonderful looking book.

dinahmow said...

Yes, indeed, a great boost. For you and for lino work.Well done.

Stuart Brocklehurst said...

Well Done.
It looks a great book.

Lani Vlaanderen said...

Congrats Sherrie! Looks like a great book (and I can say I knew you when, I mean WAY back when)!

Robyn said...

And your work looks stunning! Congratulations. Well earned too.

Canicas said...

Congratulations!!! It looks amazing and beautiful, not that I would expect anything else. What a wonderful accomplishment!

barbara@sparrowavenue said...

I leave my congrats as well what a thrill!
So...where does one get a hold of it?

Sherrie Y said...

*grinning*

Thanks, everyone. It's quite lovely to have it here... a bit of encouragement for multiple compulsions (books, prints, books about prints....) and YOU know how it goes. One quick look at the rest of the work in the book and all I can think is, "Geez. I need to get off my butt and do more work."

Sherrie Y said...

As for getting ahold of it... the link in the post will take you to the Schiffer site. Probably I'll end up with a few copies here eventually, but haven't sorted that out yet.