The Frostshield Kerfuffle

Please join me and the other members of The Frostshield Kerfuffle on Friday, January 19th, 7-9pm at Cre8ery, as we present our first group show:

The Only Thing We Have In Common Is That Some of Us Are Nice

Michael Boss 

Cullen Bingeman 

Evin Collis 

Kelly-Jo Dorvault 

Patricia Eschuk 

Peter Graham

Ken Harasym

Chris Simonite 

Diana Thorneycroft

 

Cullen Bingeman, Tentillum Pluma, screen print, 2017.

Cullen Bingeman, Tentillum Pluma, screen print, 2017.

 

 

Arts West Artists Retreat 2018

I will be teaching Mokuhanga - Japanese Woodblock Printmaking at the Arts West Artists Retreat - Camp Wannakumbac, Clear Lake, MB. June 17-22, 2018.

Traditional Japanese woodblock printing is an elegant, green and low-tech process that works easily in a home studio without a press. With its waterborne pigments, which are applied with brushes and printed by hand, moku hanga allows for soft and painterly relief prints. During this week we will touch on all aspects of the process: transferring images to woodblocks, carving with Japanese tools, using the kento registration system, and printing with brushes and a baren.

If you are interested please contact

Esther Vermeer
Box 28,
Haywood MB ROG 0W0
Ph: 204-750-4939
Email:  office@esthervermeer.com

 

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The Grots are Coming!

Yesterday my son joined me at work and he pulled his second 4 colour screen print - "Grot"

If you're wondering what a Grot is, they are the little Orc helpers from the game Warhammer 40,000. That is all I know, and some of that may not even be accurate!

 

Cyanotypes

A big thank you to Sarah Crawley, co-worker, friend and talented artist, who allowed me to crash two of her recent Cyanotype classes at Martha Street Studio. Cyanotype is a photographic printing technique that produces beautiful cyan-blue prints. The process involves coating your paper with two chemicals: ammonium iron(III) citrate and potassium ferricyanide. The paper is then put in contact with a photographic negative and exposed to UV light. Tap water is used to wash out the paper and voila...

Speaking Volumes

Here's another opportunity for you to bid on one of my prints and support an important local institution. My print 'AKA' will be included in the items up for bid in the silent auction of Prairie Fire magazine's Speaking Volumes fundraiser on May 13 at Fort Gibraltar. @prairiefiremag  http://www.prairiefire.ca

'AKA', Peter Graham, etching with blind emboss on paper, 6" x 8", edition of 20, 2016.

'AKA', Peter Graham, etching with blind emboss on paper, 6" x 8", edition of 20, 2016.

Cupcakes n' Art - Oh My!

If you're attending MAWA's Over the Top Art Auction and Cupcake Party on March 26th why not place a bid on my donated etching 'Wayfinder' @mawawpg    https://mawa.ca

'Way finder', Peter Graham, etching on paper, 8" dia., edition of 20, 2017.

'Way finder', Peter Graham, etching on paper, 8" dia., edition of 20, 2017.

MY WORLD

One of my hobbies is model railroading. In my basement I have 2 small shelf layouts underway. One in HO scale and one in N scale. Right now I'm focusing on the HO layout, creating my own little world where I'm in total control. It doesn't represent any one place in particular, though it draws heavily on family connections and my imperfect memories of growing up in Southern Ontario. If I had to place my little world chronologically, it exists somewhere in the late 1970's, a time that I am nostalgic about. For me that was a time that predated my adulthood, responsibilities and resultant worries. So, this is my attempt to time travel, relieve stress (although admittedly I don't have a lot of it), and to create. Along the way I'm documenting this little world with my iPhone. So far you can see a small sampling of these images in my Photography Gallery. Etchings are currently underway and there will likely be some paintings as well. Yes, I'm doing this  largely to please myself, but hopefully you'll find some enjoyment along the way as well.

 

MORE FUN WITH ALUMINUM

Here is another etching on an aluminum plate.  The image is built up from a xerox transfer and line etch. The subject matter is Picnic Island on Falcon Lake.

 

'Picnic Island', Peter Graham, etching on paper, 8" x 8", edition of 20, 2016. $175

'Picnic Island', Peter Graham, etching on paper, 8" x 8", edition of 20, 2016. $175

MEMBERS SHOW OPENING + HOLIDAY CARNIVAL- DECEMBER 11TH

                                  Hope to see you next Friday at Martha Street Studio!   The Holiday Carnival is not to be missed! Come on down and make your own postcard with the LetterPeddlerPress! Place a bid on the Dueling Directors Art Auction! Get your photo taken at the Fantastical Photo Booth E-Card Extravaganza! This fundraising event will also include a door prize (Up and Down folio by Sylvia Matas), music by DJ's MonkeySparrow and Stagpanther, food and more, more more!                                               I'll be the one with my head in a clamp....  

 

                                Hope to see you next Friday at Martha Street Studio!

 

The Holiday Carnival is not to be missed! Come on down and make your own postcard with the LetterPeddlerPress! Place a bid on the Dueling Directors Art Auction! Get your photo taken at the Fantastical Photo Booth E-Card Extravaganza! This fundraising event will also include a door prize (Up and Down folio by Sylvia Matas), music by DJ's MonkeySparrow and Stagpanther, food and more, more more!

 

                                            I'll be the one with my head in a clamp....

 

Registration now open for upcoming Zinc Etching Class

                                          'X-Ray Mommy', etching on paper, 2" x 3", 2014.   Looking for a Christmas Gift for the budding printmaker in your life? Why not consider a class or workshop at Martha Street Studio?  Starting January 13th, I'll be teaching... INTRO TO ZINC ETCHING w/Peter Graham Wednesdays, 6-9pm January 13 - March 2 (8 weeks) $250 (+ MPA membership) Zinc plates are etched rapidly in a bath of Copper Sulphate and water producing crisp lines. Zinc can be etched deeply for viscosity printing and blind embossing effects and can yield interesting textural results not possible with copper etching. Come learn these basic techniques of etching on zinc plate. No prior etching experience required. Peter Graham is our studio tech. He's a painter/printmaker, and must only be fed low sodium, low fat treats. Contact the friendly folks in the office at 204 779 6253 or by email printmakers@mymts.net to register.

 

                                        'X-Ray Mommy', etching on paper, 2" x 3", 2014.

 

Looking for a Christmas Gift for the budding printmaker in your life? Why not consider a class or workshop at Martha Street Studio

Starting January 13th, I'll be teaching...

INTRO TO ZINC ETCHING

w/Peter Graham
Wednesdays, 6-9pm
January 13 - March 2 (8 weeks)

$250 (+ MPA membership)
Zinc plates are etched rapidly in a bath of Copper Sulphate and water producing crisp lines. Zinc can be etched deeply for viscosity printing and blind embossing effects and can yield interesting textural results not possible with copper etching. Come learn these basic techniques of etching on zinc plate. No prior etching experience required.

Peter Graham is our studio tech. He's a painter/printmaker, and must only be fed low sodium, low fat treats.

Contact the friendly folks in the office at 204 779 6253 or by email printmakers@mymts.net to register.

STEAL THIS POSTER!

Steal This Poster is a campaign to get fine art prints and Martha Street Studio into your home and onto your walls! By placing posters around Winnipeg's historic Exchange District, we encourage you to take one and send us a picture of it in your home.

PRE ELECTION DAY SALE!

From now until October 19th, save 10% on 'Crime Minister Harpolini' and 25% on 'Harperlandia I' and 'Harperlandia II' prints!

 

 

  'Crime Minister Harpolini' Peter Graham, linocut on paper, 6" x 6.5", edition of 25, 2013          

 

'Crime Minister Harpolini' Peter Graham, linocut on paper, 6" x 6.5", edition of 25, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

  Harperlandia I, Peter Graham, archival inkjet print on paper, 12" x 22", edition of 20, 2014. $300    

 

Harperlandia I, Peter Graham, archival inkjet print on paper, 12" x 22", edition of 20, 2014. $300

 

 

Harperlandia II, Peter Graham, archival inkjet print on paper, 12" x 22", edition of 20, 2014. $300