VANCOUVER, Wash. — A new exhibit in Washington State University Vancouver’s Engineering Life Sciences building features original prints from artist members of the Northwest Print Council (NWPC) through the end of July.
The show includes original prints from 21 different NWPC artists. An original print is a work of art intended for reproduction. The works in this exhibition are each the product of the artist, from inception through completion of either hand printing or the use of an etching or lithography press.
Printmaking is a medium with a rich history that is ever evolving with new materials, techniques and processes. The pieces in the exhibit include lithograph, serigraph (screen print), relief (woodblock, woodcut, wood engraving or linoleum), intaglio (etching, engraving, drypoint, mezzotint, aquatint, collagraph, vitreograph, monotype) and monoprint.
The NWPC supports contemporary printmaking by promoting the practice, appreciation and collection of original prints through exhibitions and educational programs. Founded 21 years ago by a group of professors from regional institutions, the NWPC boasts membership of more than 150 artists from Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Hawaii, Montana, Alberta and British Columbia.
The exhibit will be on display during Engineering Life Sciences building hours — 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.
Gallery exhibits at WSU Vancouver are coordinated by the Office of Campus Advancement. WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave. For more information, call (360) 546-9600.