Carrie Ann Plank
::2015-2017::
Absence and Presence: A Printmaking Project for Al-Mutanabbi Street
Absence and Presence
US, UK, Middle East, North Africa

In 2013, printmakers from around the world were invited to make prints for the Al-Mutanabbi Street Project. Each artist was asked to reflect and respond to the bombing of the bookseller’s quarter in Baghdad in 2007 and to be part of a global coalition of artists, poets and writers that states that wherever people talk freely and creativity breathes, Al Mutanabbi Street starts.
Printmaking is a physical process that leaves an imprint and yet retains its ability to recede, impress, layer and renew. In this vein, each printmaker will donate five prints from their edition to the project. As in our broadside and artist book project, one complete set of prints will be donated to the Iraq National Library in Baghdad. Two copies will join exhibits in the U.S. One copy will go to the UK (and be used as part of exhibits there and Europe, the Middle East and North Africa). One copy (in 2016) will join work from the project at the Herron Art Library (Indiana - Purdue University) and be digitized by them, becoming part of their permanent collection of work from this project. Dialog related to the exhibitions of the prints from "Absence and Presence" will begin in December of 2014 at the inaugural exhibition at the San Francisco Center for the Book. Additional exhibitions will be held in the US, UK, Middle East and North Africa from 2015-2017.

The Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition feels that until we truly see what happened on this one winding street of booksellers and readers, on this one day in Baghdad, until we understand all the implications of an attack on the printed word and its writers, printers, booksellers and readers, until we see that this is our street, until then, we cannot truly move forward.
::September 19, 2014::
Art for Aids benefiting the Alliance Health Project
Art for AIDS
City View at the Metreon
135 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA
Auction September 19 2014 / 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Bringing together a creative community of artists, galleries, art donors and art patrons, sponsors and media, Art for AIDS connects the art world with one of the nation’s leading HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ mental health organizations.
Enjoy the excitement of the auction while sipping cocktails and enjoying hors d’oeuvres from some of the Bay Areas premier purveyors.
::July 27 - August 7, 2014::
Residency at Werkraum Wartek in conjunction with Druckwerk Studios
Druckwerk
Werkraum Wartek Project Space
Basel, Switzerland
::July 10- August 3 2014::
Redefining the Multiple
Gary Francis Fine Arts
Gary Francis Fine Art
1419 Park St
Alameda, CA

Opening Reception: Friday July 11, 6-9pm
Redefining the Multiple features the work of 32 Bay Area artists with foundations and formal training in printmaking. By definition, most of the processes used by printmakers lend themselves to the creation of multiple impressions. Although each of the participating artists' personal work has transitioned over the years, printmaking and the production of multiples remains at the core of their creative processes.
Redefining The Multiple will feature a variety of, or combined printmaking mediums, both two and three dimensional, that explore subjects ranging from traditional to the abstract. Many works in this visually stunning exhibit may be considered a "print" only in that the means of production involves the ability to create reproductions.
Exhibition dates: July 10- August 3, 2014
::June 21- September 6, 2014::
BookWorks 2014
PCBA Pacific Center for Book Arts
San Francisco Public Library
San Francisco, CA
Opening Reception June 21 2014 / 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In celebration of the extraordinary books designed, printed and assembled by book artists across the country, the Pacific Center for the Book Arts (PCBA) and the San Francisco Public Library are pleased to announce the 15th PCBA Members Show: BookWorks 2014.
BookWorks will be held in the Skylight Gallery of the San Francisco Public Library, Sixth Floor, Civic Center. The exhibition runs from June 21 through September 6, 2014, with an opening reception from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM on June 21, 2014.
::May 14- June 8, 2014::
Pushing the Limits
CENTRAL BOOKING Gallery
21 Ludlow Street
New York, NY
Opening Reception Wednesday, May 14 2014 / 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“Pushing The Limits” is a significant exhibition showing a wide range of artists who welcome the adventure of risk-taking. Thirty-six pieces by thirty artists represent various disciplines demonstrating originality, aptitude, and above all, a passion for going beyond tradition.
By expanding on the context in which printmaking is typically viewed, this show celebrates the versatile contemporary print practices happening today.

::May 3-4, 2014::
Spring Open Studios at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard
Shipyard Artists
Hunters Point Shipyard
San Francisco CA
Saturday May 3 & Sunday May 4, 2014 11am- 6pm
Come join us next weekend for Spring Open Studios! Studio 1409 will be exhibiting the work of Carrie Ann Plank, Lian Ng, Barry Ebner, and Sirima Sataman. We'd love to see you and share a glass of wine.
Spring Open Studios will include over 125 participating artists from 7 buildings, all in one easy convenient location with ample parking
::March 29, 2014::
The Dimensional Relief Print
SGCI 2014
Southern Graphics Council international conference
Academy of Art University, 60 Federal St, San Francisco, CA
Saturday, March 29, 11:00am – 4:00pm

Organizer: Macy Chadwick, Carrie Ann Plank
Presenters: Macy Chadwick, Carrie Ann Plank
This demonstration will push the traditions of relief printmaking by creating a dimensional book structure of linoleum prints. It was born out of a collaborative teaching venture in Italy, in which Plank and Chadwick challenged summer study abroad students to take editioning further by utilizing matrices in unexpected ways. The project team will conduct simultaneous demonstrations utilizing the entire scope of the letterpress print shop by printing three separate linoleum prints on multiple Vandercook letterpresses, die cutting using a steel die and a jacket on the platen press, and assembling an innovative diorama book structure in which multiple prints are combined into a dimensional scene.
::March 20 -30, 2014::
Spanning Traditions
SGCI
Southern Graphics Council international conference
Academy of Art University, Atelier Gallery, 79 New Montgomery
San Francisco, CA
and
Guangzhou Museum of Fine Arts
Guangzhou, China
Reception: Wednesday, March 26, 6:00 – 9:00pm

“Spanning Traditions” is a collaborative effort between the Printmaking departments of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California and the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in Guangzhou, China. As the largest private art academies in their respective countries, the AAU and the GAFA are strongly rooted in the traditional practices of Printmaking while developing new artistic voices and directions. Ten faculty members and students from each institution were invited to create prints for the project. The innovative results of the exchange collaboration will be showcased at two simultaneous exhibitions: at the Academy of Art University’s Atelier Gallery in downtown San Francisco and one at the Guangzhou Museum of Fine Arts in Guangzhou, China.
::March 20 - 30, 2014::
Academy of Art University Printmaking and Book Arts Faculty Show
SGCI
Southern Graphics Council international conference
Academy of Art University, Atelier Gallery, 79 New Montgomery
San Francisco, CA
Reception: Wednesday, March 26, 6:00 – 9:00pm

The Academy of Art University boasts a wealth of talent in their Printmaking and Book Arts faculty. Working with a respect for tradition and an eye to innovation, the eleven faculty members showcased in this exhibit exemplify the best of what’s happening in the Print and Book world today. Monumental Monotype, Stone Lithography, multi-layered Silkscreen, Etching, Relief and Letterpress demonstrate the artists’ technical mastery, which, along with inventive binding techniques, exquisite craftsmanship and the unexpected use of reclaimed materials illustrate a vivid cross section of the State of the Art as practiced at AAU.
::March 20-30, 2014::
In Retrospect: 10 Years of AAU Faculty and Student Annual Print Exchanges
SGCI
Southern Graphics Council international conference
Academy of Art University, Atelier Gallery, 79 New Montgomery
San Francisco, CA
Reception: Wednesday, March 26, 6:00 – 9:00pm

Beginning in 2003, a select number of Academy of Art Printmaking faculty, grad students, and undergrads have participated in the Annual Print Exchange project. Limited to no more than 30 participants, the Print Exchange formats and sizes have varied greatly over the years, but not the quality: each print represents the individual artist’s unique vision and mastery of technique. Every aspect of Printmaking is represented – including many examples of mixed techniques – and each set of prints is housed in a custom-made box. View 10 inspiring years of print excellence at AAU!
:: February 14 - April 27, 2014::
Mail/Art/Book
San Francisco Center for the Book
San Francisco Center for the Book
375 Rhode Island Street
San Francisco, CA
Friday, February 14 Reception 6:00-9:00pm

The San Francisco Center for the Book is pleased to announce the opening reception of mail/art/book. Curated by Jennie Hinchcliff and John Held Jr. mail/art/book explores the intersection of artists’ books and correspondence art, and how the two genres influence each other. Zinesters and artist bookmakers have continually utilized the postal system for sending, receiving, and pushing boundaries – all in the name of art. Artists who make books or zines often share and swap with each other, sending copies to like-minded readers and getting the word out in any way they can. This incredibly open, democratic way of interacting with an audience mirrors postal systems throughout the world. Anyone can send a letter anywhere, provided they affix the correct postage and have legible handwriting. No judgment, no censorship, just an equal exchange of ideas.
Exhibition dates February 14, 2014 - April 30, 2014
::March 1 - April 4, 2014::
Re/Appropriate
Market Street Gallery
Market Street Gallery
1554 Market Street
San Francisco, CA
Opening Reception Saturday, March 5 2014 / 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Closing Reception Saturday, March 29 2014 / 5:00 pm -9:00 pm

Market Street Gallery is very proud to announce Re/Appropriate; a juried exhibition of work by members of California Society of Printmakers exhibition in conjunction with the SGC International Conference 2014, Bridges. This exhibition is presented in partnership between Market Street Gallery and the California Society of Printmakers (CSP), a non-profit 501(c) arts organization which promotes the practice and appreciation of fine art contemporary printmaking in the West. The group exhibit is curated by Colleen Terry, Assistant Curator of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, where she has produced a series of exhibitions and related publications on contemporary graphic art since 2010. She is also the author of “Artful Animals,”published by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in 2013.
Re/appropriation" can be read in myriad ways, and...speaks to historical as well as contemporary concerns with the creation of artistic content (whether by the first artist or by subsequent artists)
Exhibition dates March 1 - April 4, 2014
::February 6 - February 28, 2014::
An Italian Sojourn 2: Tusacany, Umbria, Rome, & Venice
The Italian Cultural Institute
814 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA
Opening Reception Thursday, February 6th 2014 / 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Each summer, Academy of Art University students and faculty live in Italy for 7 weeks to explore the Italian landscape and culture. The Italian Cultural Institute, in partnership with Academy of Art University, cordially invites you to a retrospective of works produced in such locations as Venice, Rome, Tuscany and Umbria. On view will be paintings (in-studio and all'aperto), examples of printmaking, and book art created by students and faculty.
Exhibition dates
February 6 - February 28, 2014
::February 5 - March 2, 2014::
Unique Surfaces: Collage
Gary Francis Fine Art
Gary Francis Fine Art
1419e Park Street
Alameda, CA
Reception Friday, February 14 6:00-9:00pm

The medium of collage is the medium for deconstruction and transformation. Collage is at the core of Modern Art: from Cubism to present day. This folk technique is most associated with Picasso and Braque who brought it into the mainstream as a new art form. Their inclusions of newspaper, rope, cloth and wallpaper into their paintings shocked the public 100 years ago. Yet, collage and assemblage are as relevant and aesthetically inspirational today as they were then. Artists have continued to combine ever-new techniques and materials to extend collage into 3-D works and monumental installations.With collage, an artist claims existing objects into his artwork, sometimes utilizing the objects’ original meaning and purpose, and more often, deconstructing the original meaning and transforming it into a new narrative. What evolves is a brand new image, concept, and object which exposes a part of the history of the original elements revealed anew through the artist’s hand.
Exhibition dates February 5th, 2014 - March 2, 2014
::November 9- December 15, 2013::
The Art of Letterpress II
The Compound Gallery
1167 65th st. Oakland, CA
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 9th, 6-9pm
Closing Tea: Sunday, December 15th, 3-6pm
“The Art of Letterpress II” is a celebration of the fine art of
letterpress. This is our second installment of this series and will
further explore modern ways of using letterpress as well as
traditional methods.
Exhibition dates: November 9th-December 15th, 2013

::November 9, 2013::
18th Annual Fine Art Faculty & Alumni Fine Art Auction
AAU Gallery at The Cannery
2801 Leavenworth
San Francisco, CA
November 9th 1:00-6:00pm
Preview: November 7 – 8, 2013, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Live Auction & Reception: Saturday, November 9, 2013 2:00pm
Benefiting Academy of Art University's Student Scholarship Fund.
For inquiries or to request a
printed catalog, please email galleryinfo@academyart.edu or
call 800.544.2787.
::November 9th-10th 2013::
Fall Open Studios 2013
Open Studios
Fall Open Studios at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Artist Community
::November 7th, 2013::
100 Years in Print: California Society of Printmakers Centennial Celebration
San Francisco Center for the Book
375 Rhode Island Street
San Francisco CA
November 7th Centennial Celebration 6:30-8:30 pm
The San Francisco Center for the Book will host an exhibition with a unique hands-on event, 100 Years in Print: California Society of Printmakers Centennial Celebration. The Center’s six Vandercook letterpresses will be inked and ready for the evening. Each guest will have the opportunity to print their own copy of a 6-color print commemorating the event. The Center’s exhibition space will share current CSP members’ examples of the various forms of printmaking and the tools used to create them. Featured prints will explore ways in which present CSP artists are pushing the boundaries of their media, bridging the past 100 years of printmaking, with what’s happening now, to take these art forms into the future. Thursday, November 7, 6:30-8:30 pm, 375 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco.
San Francisco Center for the Book
::November 6- January 5th 2014::
The Art of Giving Art
Gary Francis Fine Art
Gary Francis Fine Art
Exhibit dates: November 6, 2013 - January 5, 2014
Opening Night: 7-9 p | November 8
::October 29 - January 19, 2013::
Retrospective 6”
Inclusions Gallery
Inclusions Gallery
627 Cortland Ave
San Francisco, CA
Anniversary celebration Thursday, December 5th 2013 / 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Retrospective 6, is an overview of all the exhibits held at Inclusions during 2013. If you missed any of this years offerings, this is a great opportunity to view new and revisited works by artists Richard Nyhagen, Jenny Robinson, Jenny Phillips, Carrie Ann Plank, Susan West, Pauline Crowther Scott, John Gruenwald, David Avery, Aaron Zube, Darren Samuelson, Sarah M. Newton and April Hankins.
On Thursday December 5th, please join us for a festive evening as we celebrate our 6th anniversary. Tony Ferrari & Jonathan Sutton of the Hillside Supper Club will be serving up small bites. There will be live music and plenty of cheer to go around. Come and raise a glass with us!
Exhibition dates
October 29 - January 19, 2014
::October 27 – December 20, 2013::
*THE BOSTON PRINTMAKERS
2013 NORTH AMERICAN PRINT BIENNIAL*
Boston Printmakers
Gallery 808
808 Commonwealth Avenue,
Boston, MA 02215
Opening Reception Sunday, October 27, 3 – 5 pm
The North American Print Biennial is a juried show, sponsored by the College of Fine Arts and the Boston Printmakers, an international association based in Boston, but representing artists from all parts of the United States, England, and Canada. It is the oldest and most respected print exhibition in the country. This year, a record 2,400 entries were submitted. Jon winnowed the final selection to 135.
::October 19-November 17, 2013::
Inclusions 5
Inclusions Gallery
Artist reception November 3 2013 / 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
This annual event is dedicated to the multi talented individuals that make up the highly creative community of Bernal Heights. All residents are welcome and encouraged to participate. Each year this successful exhibit displays over 100 diverse works of art. It's a terrific opportunity to have your work shown while participating in an event that celebrates and supports the creativity of the local community.
Exhibition dates October 19 - November 17, 2013
::October 15- November 2nd 2013::
Modern Eden Gallery 12" x 12"
Modern Eden Gallery
Open Studios SuperHub Group Exhibition
Opening Reception: Saturday October 19, 2013 6-10 pm
Exhibition Dates: October 15 - November 2, 2013
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm
::October 11th-November 3rd 2013::
Big Umbrella Studios Superhub
Big Umbrella Studios
Opening Night: Friday, October 11th, 7-11pm
San Francisco Arts Commission Passport Event: Sunday, October 13th, 12-4pm
Open Studios Weekend: Saturday, October 19th, and Sunday, October 20th, 11am-6pm

::October 10- October 12 2013::
ArtLaunch Thursday October 10th 6:30-9:30pm
SF Art Tasting October 12th 5-7pm
ArtLaunch
SF Art Tasting
ArtSpan
Join ArtSpan at ArtLaunch, the opening reception for the SF Open Studios Exhibition, on Thursday, October 10, 6:30-9:00pm! Be the first to preview over 400 original artworks available for sale. Meet participating SF Open Studios artists and art lovers in one exhibition space while enjoying food, drinks, and a live DJ.
October 12 & 13 - Visit the SF Open Studios Exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center! See below for details.
Attend SF Art Tasting on Saturday, October 12, 5-7pm (admission is free with RSVP)
SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long art event in October that showcases over 900 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors venture out on self-guided tours to see as many SF Open Studios artists and their artworks as possible, in the hopes of finding their next true art love. The event connects collectors with artists for engaging dialogue and a glimpse into the life of the working artist; SF Open Studios simultaneously helps artists build their mailing lists, gain new admirers, and ultimately sustain a living making art.
::September 3-September 26 2013::
Text, Language, & Numerals at Sacramento State
Sacramnto State University Gallery
Reception Thursday September 5th 6-8
Sacramento State University Union Gallery, 2nd floor
6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA
::June 15- July 21 2013::
Inclusions Gallery San Francisco
Inclusions Gallery
Inclusions Gallery on Facebook
Please join us at the reception: June 29, 5-7pm.
::July 12- August 9 2013::
PopUp Gallery at Autobody Fine Arts
Autobody Fine Arts
PopUp Gallery
Come join us for several receptions at the PopUp Gallery: July 12th, 6-9pm, July 27, 4-7pm, and closing reception on August 9th, 6-9pm.

::Now::
New Artist Page on Facebook
Carrie Ann Plank
Like the page for behind the scenes process insights and for more show listings and venues.
::May 16- June 28 2013::
LA Print Space
LA Print Space
LA Print Space on Facebook
In LA? Join us at the opening reception May 16, 5pm2013
::Travelling 2013::
California Society of Printmakers Commissioned Print now available at Warnock Fine Arts
Warnock Fine Arts
California Society of Printmakers
CSP EDITIONS announces that the new 2013 Commissioned Print “Ecliptic” by CARRIE ANN PLANK is completed. The print will be available to CSP members at the CSP Annual Meeting, Sunday May 5, 2013. Non-members can purchase the print through Warnock Fine Arts of Palms Springs, CA.
::May 4- 5 2013::
Hunters Point Spring 2013 Open Studios
Open Studios
Hunters Point Artist Community
Come join us for San Francisco Fall Open Studios at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. Visit the new studio in Building 101, Studio 1409.

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::July 2013::
Celebrations of Morandi, Bologna, Italy
SerenArte
::November 3 - 4, 2012 11am-6pm::
Hunters Point Fall 2012 Open Studios
Open Studios
Hunters Point Shipyard Studios
Come join us for San Francisco Fall Open Studios at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. Visit the new studio in Building 101, Studio 1409.
::September 2012::
Thoreau Center
Thoreau Center
CSP
Every Expression is Justified
The California Society of Printmakers presents a juried show at the Thoreau Center in the Presido in San Francisco, CA. Please join is for the opening reception on September 13th from 5-7 pm.
::June 2012::
Bankside Gallery
Bankside Gallery
California Society of Printmakers
An exchange show highlighting the work of the Royal Society of Painters and Printmakers and the Califirnia Society of Printmakers.The Bankside Gallery is located in London near the Tate Modern Museum.

::September 2011- October 2013::
American Youth Printmaking at the Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art
Art Shanghai
Contemporarey American Printmaking
Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Look for the American Art Printmaking Survey at the Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai, Chinal

::May 19 - July 15, 2012::
99th Annual Membership Show at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara
Triton Museum
The California Society of Printmakers is the oldest continuously operating printmaking society in the United States. Founded in 1912 as the California Society of Etchers, its founding reflected a surge of printmaking activity in the West during the early part of the century. In 1968 the California Society of Etchers merged with the Bay Area Printmakers to form the present California Society of Printmakers. The Triton Museum of Art is pleased celebrate the 100th anniversary of this prestigious organization with an exhibition of works by notable artists from its ranks.
::January 20 - March 9, 2012::
H20: Fragility and Strength Exhibition at the Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
H20: Fragility and Strength
Falkirk Cultural Center
The H20: Fragility and Strength exhibition highlights artwork that expresses the fragility or strength of salt and fresh water as a subject of beauty, contamination, politics, religious symbol, life-source, natural disasters, natural weather, or cultural critique.
::Jan 8- Febuary 3 2012::
Upcoming Residency at The Vermont Studio Center
Vermont Studio Center
I'm pleased to announce that I am a recipient of an artist's grant to work at The Vermont Studio Center in January 2012. Founded by artists in 1984, the Vermont Studio Center is the largest international artists' and writers' Residency Program in the United States, hosting 50 visual artists and writers each month from across the country and around the world.
The Studio Center provides 4-12 week studio residencies on an historic 30-building campus along the Gihon River in Johnson, Vermont, a village in the heart of the northern Green Mountains.
::October -December 2011::
SPLITGRAPHIC BIENNIAL in Split, Croatia
SPLITGRAPHIC V
If you happen to be in Croatia, stop by and visit my work in the SplitGraphic Biennial. SplitGraphic is an international biennial of Printmaking featuring both international artists and Croatian artists. Exhibits will be in the historic palace city of Split.
::October 29 - 30, 2011::
Fall Open Studios at Hunters Point Shipyard
Hunters Point Shipyard
Come by and visit my studio October 29th & 30th from 11am-6pm. I've moved to a lovely larger space in Building 101 Studio 1409. Check out the new work and new space!
::June 18- August 7, 2011::
Pacific Center for the Book Arts: Book Works
PCBA
Poster
San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch
In celebration of the extraordinary books designed, printed, and assembled by professional book artists and educators across the country, the Pacific Center for the Book Arts (PCBA) and the San Francisco Public Library are pleased to announce Bookworks 2011: the 14th Triennial PCBA Members Exhibition. Bookworks 2011 will be held in the Skylight Gallery of the San Francisco Main Library, Sixth Floor, 100 Larkin St. The exhibition runs from June 18, through August 7, 2011, with a reception from 2-4pm on June 18th. Past highlights of this exhibition include letterpress, calligraphy, xerography, papermaking, hand illustration and innovative and traditional bookbinding. Two awards are given to coincide with PCBA’s Bookworks 2011: The Steven P. Corey Award for an emerging artist, and the Alastair Johnston Fine Press Award for an outstanding fine press book. The Pacific Center for the Book Arts was formed in 1980 to foster and support the new direction of book artists’ various disciplines, and to provide a vehicle and focus for education, experimentation, and communication. Newcomers to book arts are encouraged to participate in PCBA’s activities, workshops, lectures and the triennial exhibition. For further information about PCBA, please contact Terry McClain at 510-845-5853; email at terrymcclain@earthlink.net.

::May 20- July 1, 2011::
Four Corners and a Center
Four Corners and a Center
Village Theatre Gallery
Four Corners and a Center” exhibit highlights the diversity and creativity of contemporary printmaking and showcases techniques such as woodcut, monotype, etching and handmade artist books. The theme was selected by Amy Miller, Visual Arts Program Director of Danville’s city-run Village Theatre Art Gallery. Miller states, “‘Four Corners’ conjures images of location, direction, edges, boundaries a destination and even the entire planet. The ‘Center’ can be one’s home life, an essence of an object, the soul, a state of being or a compositional element used to invoke power or focus. Even in an empty room or in a singular structure, the center remains a powerful position within any work of art.
::August 2011::
Upcoming 2011 Residency at the Venice Printmaking Studio
Venice Printmaking Studio
I'll be spending August working on a body of work to be included in the City of Venice Art Archives and the region of Veneto Art Archives at the Venice Printmaking Studio.
The Venice Printmaking Studio is a non-profit international studio devoted to large-format printmaking and artist’s books. We encourage the exploration of traditional as well as experimental printmaking practices and ideas. Our facilities allow for both large and small format intaglio etching, screenprinting, relief printing and letterpress. Through our residency programs, workshops, exhibitions, community projects and printmaking ventures we are a vibrant, contemporary space in the city of Venice.
::June 8- 12 2011::
Mokuhanga: Dialogue and Dialect International Woodblock Print Exhibition in Kyoto, Japan
Mokuhanga Exhibition
Kyoto International Community House, 2F (Sister City Exhibition Room)
This exhibition presents an enjoyable selection of 60 woodblock prints from print artists all over the world. It shows how woodblock printmaking is a multi-faceted art, offering myriad kinds of expression. The artists of the exhibition are:
Katie Baldwin (USA), Linda Beeman (USA), Annie Bissett (USA), Debra Bowden (Ireland), Mary Brodbeck (USA), Matthew Christie (USA), Gerd Anne Endestad (Norway), Rick Finn (USA), Elizabeth Forrest (Canada), Motoaki Fujimoto (Japan), Paul Furneaux (UK), Elettra Gorni (Italy), Kirsti Grotmol (Norway), Kana Hasegawa (Japan), Ray Heus (USA), Henrik Hey (Netherlands), Charlotte Jones (Canada), Dariusz Kaca (Poland), Catherine Kernan (USA), Hasan Kiran (Turkey), Inari Krohn (Finland), Mari LaCure (USA), Elspeth Lamb (UK), Marie Lessard (Canada), Bill Mathie (USA), Karen Helga Maurstig (Norway), Deborah Metz (Australia), Hiroyuki Mita (Japan), Florence Neal (USA), Miyuki Ninomiya (Japan), Kayoko Mizuguchi (Japan), Miwa Morikawa (Japan), Minako Murata (Japan), Paul Musgrove (UK), Mia O (Korea), Enno Ootsing (Estonia), Dimitrije Pecic (Serbia), Ari Pelkonen (Finland), Eva Pietzcker (Germany), Carie Ann Plank (USA), Endi Poskovic (USA), Margot K. Rocklen (USA), Victor Romao (Canada), Susan Rushforth (Australia), Nunik Sauret (Mexico), Jorg Schmeisser (Germany), Lynita Shimizu (USA), Elisabet Alsos Strand (Norway), Tyler Starr (USA), Haru Suzue (Japan), Lonora Swanson-Flores (USA), Ryoichi Takashi (Japan/China), Hiroko Tamura (Japan), Annu Vertanen (Finland), Nina Wishnok (USA), Junichi Yamada (Japan)

::June 1-12 2011::
Hanga EHON- Book Arts Exhibition in Kyoto
Yamazaki Art Books Gallery
Hanga EHON: Handprinted Books International Exhibition of Relief Printed Artist Books at Kyoto Paradise (Artbooks Yamazaki, 2F)

::May 2011::
Work acquired by University of Washington Special Collection
University of Washington: Book Arts & Rare Books
I'm pleased to announced that my work is now part of the Special Collection at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.
::June 18- August 7 2011::
PCBA Triennial BookWorks 2011 at the San Francisco Public Library
Pacific Center for the Book Arts
The Show runs June 18th through August 7th with an opening reception on June 18th from 2-4pm at the San Francisco Public Library's Skylight Gallery on the 6th floor of 100 Larkin Street in downtown San Francisco.
::May 20-July 1 2011::
Four Corners and a Center: Works from the CSP Curated by Renee Bott of Paulson Bott Press
Village Theatre Art Gallery, 233 Front Street, Danville, CA
Opening Reception May 20, 2011 from 5-8pm.
::May 1 2011::
Come join me this Sunday at Arthouse at the San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
Come Join me 11-4 on Sunday May 1st at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Arts for the Print Fair at Arthouse. It is a printmaking fest with 35 bay area printmakers with open portfolios, talks, demos, and a food truck selection for lunch. I hope to see you there!
::May 1 2011::
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
11am - 4pm Sunday, May 1
The Print Fair at ArtHouse is an open portfolio sale by more than 35 Bay Area printmakers. Check out and purchase amazing work by some of the most exciting art-makers in the Bay Area.
ArtHouse is a free weekend event that will highlight and demonstrate all the great things that are going on at the San Jose ICA that benefit artists, members and our community at large.
Learn more about the Print Fair Artists:
Print Fair Artist Profiles
Print Fair Artists: Laura Bennett, Sukey Bryan, Michael Cutlip, Betty Davis, Michal Gavish, Spencer Hale, Dana Harris, Gloria Huet, Kathryn Kain, Ann Knickerbocker, Bob Lamp, Sydell Lewis, Erik Madsen, Mollie McNeil, Donna Orme,Carrie Ann Plank, Sieglinde Van Damme, Katherine Warinner

::April 2 – May 29 2011::
Light/Dark: Selections from the California Society of Printmakers by Enrique Chagoya
Berkeley Art Center
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 2, 7-9pm
Chosen from a submission pool of nearly 100 members of the California Society of Printmakers and selected by renowned Bay Area printmaker Enrique Chagoya, this exhibition features 53 works from 53 artists encompassing a range of styles and approaches based in the print medium.
Within the broad exhibition concept of Light/Dark, the selected works address existential themes, graphic imagery, and social commentary with insight and humor. Berkeley Art Center is honored to play a part in recognizing this longstanding organization of California printmakers as it approaches its 100th anniversary.
Artists: David Avery, Peter Baczek, Priscilla Birge, Karen Brussat Butler, Gary Comoglio, Noriko Constant, Jessica Dunne, Beth Fein, Peter Foley, Barbara Foster, Linda Fribley, Dan Harrison, Art Hazelwood, Maj Britt Hilstrom, Nif Hodgson, Jack Jacobson, Elizabeth Jameson, Debra Jewel, Mike Kimball, K. Kuster, Dixie Laws, Anthony Lazorko, Peter Leone McCormick, Roberta Loach, Leslie Lowinger, Janet Mackaig, Valerie Magee, Maggie Malloy, Luz Marina Ruiz, Barbara Milman, Julia Nelson-Gal, Russell Pachman, Adam Pitt, Carrie Ann Plank, Pat Prosek, Jenny Robinson, Deborah Sibony, Robynn Smith, Maryly Snow, Sylvia Solochek Walters, Herlinde Spahr, Barbara Strikker, Toru Sugita, Elizabeth Tana, Susana Terrell, Jerry Theobald, Susan Trubow, Fran Valesco, Katherine Venturelli, Peter Villasenor, Mark Welschmeyer, George Woodward, Mark Zaffron.
::April 1 – April 30 2011::
Water's Edge at Studio One Art Center in Oakland
365 45th St. Oakland, CA 94609
Studio One Art Center
April 1 – April 30, 2011
The Opening Reception is on Friday April 1st from 6:30 – 8:00pm.
Please join us for the opening of WATER’S EDGE: A trans-Pacific Printmakers Exchange on Friday April 1, 2011 at the STUDIO ONE ART CENTER in Oakland, CA. Organized by LAURA SMITH, executive director of the HONOLULU PRINTMAKERS, twenty printmakers from Hawai‘i and California examine our littoral nature of existence.
HONOLULU PRINTMAKERS is a non-profit printmaking organization affiliated with HONOLULU ACADEMY OF ARTS. In celebrating their 83rd year, ten invited Northern California artists from the CALIFORNIA SOCIETY OF PRINTMAKERS and/or KALA ART INSTITUTE were asked to consider what it means to share a nation but live an ocean apart.
WATER’S EDGE 2011
A trans-Pacific Printmakers Exchange
H A W A I’I <<•>> C A L I F O R N I A

::October 15- November 19 2010::
ImPrint at Georgetown College
Georgetown College Galleries
"ImPrint" was a juried exhibition of works created using traditional printmaking methods, focusing on the aesthetics and application of typography. The show came about as a collaborative effort between Darrell Kincer and J. Daniel Graham, art faculty at Georgetown College. Supported in part by the college's Kappa Pi International Honorary Art Fraternity, the exhibition opened with a reception, awards, and gallery talk on Friday, October 15 from 5:00-7:00 PM in conjunction with Georgetown's Homecoming festivities. On the following Saturday, gallery director, Laura Stewart, helped organize a print demonstration by Graham, as well as "ImPress" children's art activity between 9:00-10:00 AM. After receiving continued visitation and numerous praises, "ImPrint" concluded on Friday, November 19.
October 15-November 19, 2010
Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery

With an excellent catalog available from blurb.
Imprint Catalog
::January 21 - March 6 2010::
Working with Wax: Contemporary Californian Encaustic Painting at Santa Rosa College
Santa Rosa College Galleries
A contemporary exploration of encaustic painting in California. This exhibition is curated by Thomas Morphis and is on view through March 6th, 2010. Featured are innovative Northern California artists who have been exploring the physical and expressive possibilities of working in beeswax. Artists include Tracey Adams, Mary Black, Emily Clawson, Robin Denevan, Eileen Goldenberg, Howard Hersh, Lisa Kairos, Julie Nelson, Mark Perlman, Carrie Ann Plank and Eleanor Wood.
::2010-::
Promote Love
Check out my work on Promote Love!
Promote Love
A Charitable Art Project to Promote Love / A select group of artists and designers are invited to contribute artwork incorporating the ubiquitous icon of love: the heart. The subject matter is entirely up to the interpretation of the artists, and 100 of the proceeds from the sale of these works of art will go to charities dedicated to the idea of care. As the new owner of one of these works of love, you'll get to choose from the selection of charities compiled by the artists. This collection of artwork will grow as more artists get involved, as will the list of charities. And in turn, with your generosity, so will the donations to them. Promote Love!
::Current Shows::
Here is a small recap of current and upcoming exhibitions of my work:

Recent & Upcoming Exhibitions for 2011
2011 “Print House” San Jose Contemporary Art Museum, San Jose, CA
2011 “Hanga Ehon” Yamazaki Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
2011 “Four Corners and a Center” Danville Art Gallery, Danville, CA
2011 “American Youth Printmaking”, Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2011 “Water’s Edge” Studio One Art Center, Oakland, CA
2011 “New York Art Marathon”
2011 “Water’s Edge” Honolulu Academy of Art, Honolulu, HI
2011 “Equilibrium/Disequilibrium” 2011 SGC International, St. Louis, MO
2011 “Book Works, PCBA Triennial Exhibition” San Francisco Public Library, San
Francisco, CA
2011 “Light/Dark: Selections by Enrique Chagoya”, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
2011 “Mokuhanga: Dialogue and Dialect”, International Woodblock Conference, Kyoto,
Japan
2011 “SplitGraphic: International Graphic Art Biennial”, Split, Croatia
2011 “Works from Italy” 410 Bush Gallery, Academy of Art University
2011 “Marriage of Light and Dark”, Alameda Public Library, Alameda, CA
::Bio::
Carrie Ann Plank is an artist working in both the mediums of Printmaking and Painting. She exhibits locally, nationally, and internationally. Plank’s work is included in private and public collections including The Fine Art Archives of the Library of Congress and many major Universities' permanent collections. Currently her work may be seen at the Mokuhanga Conference as well as Yamazuki Gallery in Kyoto, Japan, The San Francisco Public Library, and the Joint Bio Energy Institute in Emeryville, CA. Upcoming projects include a survey of American Printmaking at the Liu Haisu National Art Museum in Shanghai, China, as well as a summer residency at the Venice Printmaking Studios in Venice, Italy, and a winter residency at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. Recent noteworthy shows include the National Museum of Fine Art in Taipei, Taiwan, Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY, Santa Rosa College, Santa Rosa, CA, and a residency at Monte Azul, Costa Rica. Additionally, Plank is the Associate Director: Printmaking MFA & BFA Programs at the Academy of Art University. She is active in the local arts community as a participant, juror, and volunteer, and is a board member of the California Society of Printmakers. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from East Carolina University and her Masters of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the Pennsylvania State University.

Carrie Ann Plank describes this current body of work as a continuing series based on re-contextualizing information. In our current web-inflamed age she finds a level of over-saturation with the availability of information and images. Plank experiments with ways to reorganize and reinterpret found imagery. Her agenda is purely aesthetic. She finds an amazing beauty in charts, graphs, and other visual detritus that accumulates. Plank’s goal is for this informational detritus to take on a new role based on new juxtapositions and context.

Plank’s work revolves around researching web based information systems and pulling from these sources to find images that can be divorce from the original context and reassemble based on her own criteria- based on shape, form, complexity or other determiners. These sources are widely varied ranging from manuals, treatises, medical texts, records, and charts and diagrams of all descriptions.
The compositional elements are selected based not on the intended usage but purely on shape and design. This is then further removed from the original by utilizing simplification, re-drawing, cropping, and scale change. The prints usually began with an organic shape derived from her own sketches from life or photography. This key image is both the conceptual and aesthetic starting point. Plank typically begins by utilizing a black and white process as her base: Lithography, Etching, or Wood or Linocut. This composition becomes the jumping off point for multiple interacting translucent layers. Layers are usually created by Monotype or Silkscreen. Layers are all about subtle interactions and enhancing those new juxtapositions. As interaction is developed between initially discordant images, the new context is revealed.
::Artist Statement::
This body of work is from a continuing series based on recontextualizing information. In our current web-inflamed age there is a level of over saturation with the availability of information and images. I’ve been experimenting with ways to reorganize and reinterpret found imagery. My agenda is purely aesthetic. There is an amazing beauty to the charts, graphs, and other visual detritus that accumulates if one will stop and take the time to examine it. My goal is for this informational detritus to take on a new role based on these new contexts and juxtapositions.

I spend much time researching web based information systems and pulling from these sources to find images I can divorce from the original context and reassemble based on my own criteria- possibly based on shape, form, complexity or other criteria. These sources are widely varied ranging from manuals, treatises, medical texts, records, and charts and diagrams of all descriptions. The compositional elements are selected based not on the intended usage but purely on shape and design. This is then further removed from the original by utilizing simplification, redrawing, cropping, and scale change. The prints usually began with an organic shape derived from my own sketches or photography. This Key images is both the conceptual and aesthetic starting point. I typically utilize a black and white process as my start point: lithography, Etching, or Wood or Linocut. This composition becomes the jumping off point for multiple interacting translucent layers. Layers are usually created by monotype or silkscreen. Layers are all about subtle interactions and new juxtapositions.
::Resume::
Carrie Ann Plank
carrieannplank@gmail.com
www.carrieannplank.com

Education
Pennsylvania State University MFA Printmaking 1998
East Carolina University BFA Printmaking 1995

Current Position
Associate Director of Fine Arts: MFA & BFA Printmaking Program Academy of Art University 2010-present

Recent Exhibitions
2011 “Print House” San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Museum, San Jose, CA 2011 “Hanga Ehon” Yamazaki Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
2011 “Four Corners and a Center” Danville Art Gallery, Danville, CA 2011 “American Youth Printmaking”, Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2011 “Water’s Edge” Studio One Art Center, Oakland, CA
2011 “New York Art Marathon”
2011 “Water’s Edge” Honolulu Academy of Art, Honolulu, HI 2011 “Equilibrium/Disequilibrium”
2011 SGC International, St. Louis, MO
2011 “Book Works, PCBA Triennial Exhibition” San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA
2011 “Light/Dark: Selections by Enrique Chagoya”, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
2011 “Mokuhanga: Dialogue and Dialect”, International Woodblock Conference, Kyoto, Japan
2011 “SplitGraphic: International Graphic Art Biennial”, Split, Croatia 2011 “Works from Italy” 410 Bush Gallery, Academy of Art University 2011 “Marriage of Light and Dark”, Alameda Public Library, Alameda, CA 2010 “Imprint”, Georgetown College Fine Arts Galleries, Georgetown, KY
2010 ”15th Annual Fine Art Faculty Auction”, San Francisco, CA
2010 “It’s Our Nature”, Thoreau Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2010 ”WORKING WITH WAX: Contemporary Encaustic Painting in Northern California”, Santa Rosa junior College, Santa Rosa, CA
2010 “Prints from the Archives”, Print Summit
2010, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
2009 ”Small Works: Prints from the California Society of Printmakers”, Market Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2009 ”14th Annual Fine Art Faculty Auction”, San Francisco, CA
2009 ”Steamroller Prints”, San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA 2009 ”Plate Tectonics”, Autobody Fine Art, Alameda, CA 2009 ”Under Pressure”, Sun Gallery, Hayward, CA
2009 ”Corciano Arts Festival”, Corciano, Italy
2009 ”State Papers”, University of Virginia, Pacific Grove, Charlottesville, VA
2008 ”13th Annual Fine Art Faculty Auction”, San Francisco, CA
2008 ”Systems of Sharing: On the Surface”, Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, CA
2008 ”Personal Impressions”, Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, CA
2008 ”CSP New Members”, Community Center, Berkeley, CA
2008 ”Valentines”, Chamber Arts, Berkeley, CA
2007 ”Currents 2007”, Print Arts Northwest, Portland, OR
2007 ”12th Annual Fine Art Faculty Auction”, San Francisco, CA
2007 Artspan Spring Open Studios, San Francisco, CA
2007 ”Bold Expressions”, Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Sacramento CA 2007 “New Faculty Work”, 79NM AAU Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007 “Annual Juried Show”, Los Gatos Museum of Art, Los Gatos, CA 2006 “SFMOMA Scavengers Exhibition”, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
2006 “White Linen Night”, The Co-op Projects Gallery, New Orleans, LA

Professional Organizations
Board Member California Society of Printmakers
Member Achenbach Graphic Arts Council
Member Seattle Print Arts Member American Print Alliance
Member Southern Graphics Member
Pacific Center for the Book Arts

Selected Collections
The Library of Congress
Public collections Veneto Region, Italy
Public collection of the city of Venice, Italy
University of Washington, Special Collection, Seattle, WA
SGC International Archives, University of Mississippi, Washington University Special Collections, St. Louis, MI
University of Virginia
East Carolina University
Honolulu Academy of Art
Museum of Graphic Art, Split, Croatia


Residencies
2012 Vermont Studio Center (Artist Grant)
2011 Venice Printmaking Studio (Fellowship)
2009 Monte Azul, Costa Rica (Artist Grant)