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Upcoming OPG Spring Shows and Events

The Old Print Gallery has a lot of new shows and events in the works. We will post more information about them as the date gets closer to each, but for now, mark them on your calendar and we hope to see you all there. You can also always see what we are up to on our website’s Event’s page.

Current Show

2013 Winter Contemporary Show.

Friday, November 15, 2013- Saturday, February 15, 2014.

82597The Old Print Gallery’s 2013 Winter Contemporary Show opened on Friday, November 15, 2013 with a celebratory nighttime reception from 5-8pm at the gallery. Eleven different artists, who use printmaking as their primary medium for artistic expression, were selected for this show. The works chosen resonate with skill and intention, and reflect the current eclecticism of contemporary printmaking. Highlights include new works by local DC artists Jake Muirhead, Phillip Bennet, Susan Goldman, and regional artists Heather McMordie, Art Werger, and more. The show will remain on view until February 15, 2014.

Upcoming Shows

21st Annual Miami International map Fair. 

Friday, February 7- Sunday, February 9, 2014.

17166_5506_virginiae_item_et_floridae_mercator_hondiusThis annual event showcases antique maps, rare books, panoramas and atlases from around the world. Peruse and purchase antique maps from some of the finest map dealers in the world. Learn about cartography through a series of lectures by experts in the field and enjoy special events held throughout the weekend.

We will be exhibiting with our partners from New York, the Old Print Shop. If you are going to the fair, stop by to say hello and browse our fantastic selection of rare and antique maps. Likewise, if you are looking for a specific map to fit into your collection, there could not be a better opportunity to find it. We can help- send us you “want list” and we will hunt for you!

The fair is held at History Miami, 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130. For more details, visit the Miami Map Fair Website.

ETCHED. 

Friday, February 21 – Saturday, April 5, 2014. Opening Night Reception: Friday, February 21, from 5-8pm.

36695Our spring show, ETCHED, will celebrate the long legacy of printmakers who specialize in and focus on etching as a way of image making. As the show pulls from over a century of creative expression, viewers will be fascinated by the myriad of ways an artist can use an etched line to create tone, atmosphere, and detail. The show also highlights new technical advances in etching, including etchings printed in color and finished by hand and experimental solar plate etchings.

2014 Capital Art Fair. 

Saturday, April 5- Sunday, April 6, 2014 .

74024The Old Print Gallery will once again exhibit at the 2014 Capital Art Fair. The Capital Art Fair features thousands of works of art, ranging from old master to contemporary prints. Distinguished dealers from across the United States will participate in the fair. It is the only art fair in the Washington D.C. area where an extraordinary range of fine art will be available for collectors, museums, and the curious to purchase.

The fair is held every year at The Holiday Inn – Rosslyn Westpark Hotel, located at 1900 North Fort Myer Drive, Arlington VA 22209. It is just over the Key Bridge from Georgetown, and one block from the Rosslyn Metro stop. More information to come soon! We hope to see you there.

Kaleidoscope. 

Friday, April 11, 2014- Saturday, June 14, 2014. Opening Night Reception: Friday, April 11, from 5-8pm.

76410Kaleidoscope features new original prints by Philip Bennet, many of them completed in 2014 specifically for the exhibit, all brimming with an opulent mix of color. Bennet’s medium of choice is the monotype, abstract and dynamic images achieved as a result of his playful and liberal approach to printmaking. He experiments with colored inks of varied viscosities, often employing hued “ghost” images as backgrounds for new prints and integrating multiple plates into each composition. His unrestricted and unique working style allows for a spontaneity and creative freedom not normally associated with printmaking. As a result, his watercolor-based monotypes feel fresh, immediate, and ephemeral, while his oil-based polychromatic creations are more intimate, enveloping viewers in colors so saturated they still seem wet on the paper.

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