Opening this Saturday: INK!

The Silpe Gallery at the University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School presents INK! a national juried exhibition of work in all traditional and digital printmaking techniques.  Work for this exhibition was chosen by the jury team of Amze Emmons, R.L. Tillman and Jason Urban, founders of Printeresting.org.

Exhibition dates are March 14 through April 1, 2015. A public awards reception will be held in celebration of the exhibition on Thursday, March 26, 2015, from 5-7 p.m. in the Silpe Gallery.

An open call for entries was announced in January, and work was submitted online via the jury site ArtCall.org. Users submitted over 200 entries, and our jury team chose 74 pieces to be included in the exhibition. Work was submitted from 33 different states by more than 80 artists. Our final exhibition includes work from 27 states from the following artists:

J.L. Abraham (New York, NY); Katie Baldwin (Huntsville, AL); Victoria Beck (Kutztown, PA); Diana Behl (Brookings, SD); Kaylee Behn (Tallahassee, FL); Becky Blosser (Lancaster, PA); Rachel Bruya (Madison, WI); Veronica Ceci (Austin, TX); Lindsey Clark-Ryan (Northampton, MA); Michael Crouse (Paducah, KY); Josh Dannin (Athens, OH); Jonathon Goebel (Hilo, HI); Allan Greenier (New Haven, CT); Jenny Harp (Iowa City, IA); William Hays (Brattleboro, VT); Robert Howsare (Kansas City, MO); Todd Irwin (Athens, OH); Fleming Jeffries (The Plains, VA); Robin Koss (Chalfont, PA); Devin Kovach (Philadelphia, PA); Andrew Kozlowski (Auburn, AL); Amanda Lee (Seattle, WA); Joseph Lupo (Morgantown, WV); Sean P. Morrissey (Fayetteville, AK); Anna Orbovich (Saint Paul, MN); Emily Orzech (Allentown, PA); Edie Overturf (Minneapolis, MN); Mike Pennekmap (Fayetteville, AR); Johnny Plastini (Fort Collins, CO); Jenny Robinson (San Francisco, CA); Sarah Smelser (Bloomington, IL); Geoffrey Silvis (Knoxville, TN); Laurie Sloan (Storrs, CT); Brian Spolans (Saline, MI); Greg Stone (Lawrence, KS); William Thomas (Baton Rouge, LA); Lisa Wicka (Lafayette, IN); Daryl Woody (Huber Heights, OH); Rebecca Zablocki (S. Farmingdale, NY); Lauren Zalewski (Naugatuck, CT)

Several Hartford Art School alumni were included in the jury selection, including current student, Lauren Zalewski, recent graduate Rebecca Zablocki, and graduate and former Hartford Art School admissions staff member, Geoffrey Silvis. Congratulations to our HAS family members!

Artwork in the exhibition will be available for sale and can be purchased at the gallery with cash, check, or credit card. Purchased work may be taken home after the exhibition ends.

Rebecca Zablocki
Rebecca Zablocki
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