13th Annual California Centered: Printmaking Juried by Joseph Tipay - Curated by Louisa Benhissen and Benjamin Serpa

The Merced County Arts Council presents

13th Annual California Centered:PRINTMAKING

Sponsored by Brightdart Print & Design

April 16th - June 1st, 2019

Artists' reception May 4th, 2019, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Clockwise from top left: Andrea Rich, "The Flock (state II)", woodcut; Matthew Hopson-Walker, "Plague Dog", relief and screenprint; Jared Barbick, "Beloved"woodblock print; Pavel Acevedo, "Separating", linocut.

This is a statewide, juried exhibition of recent work by printmakers across California. The exhibit features 70 artists and over 100 original prints. Founded in 2006, the purpose of the exhibition is to display the best of California printmaking in Merced's downtown, 28,000 sq.ft Arts Center.

Joseph Tipay working in his studio

This year's juror is Joseph Tipay, printmaking instructor at Merced College, who also teaches at Madera Community College Center, West Hills College, Valley State Prison and Avenal Prison. He received an M.F.A. from Academy of Arts University, San Francisco in Fine Arts: Printmaking. His prints deal with the struggles of his family and the beauty that comes with adversity. They are a reflection of the economic, cultural, political and social climate. He is an award-winning artist and has been exhibited nationally.

Top: Etchings by Rosey Rosenthal, "AEsop’s Reverie", "Piranesi’s Dungeon" and "Paths of Glory" Bottom: 8 color woodcuts by Dirk Hagner, "The Billionaire" and "The Migrant"

Accompanying the juried work in the main gallery, are solo exhibitions in the upstairs galleries from our Best of Show winners last year: Rosey Rosenthal (Los Osos) and Dirk Hagner (Walnut).

Clockwise from top left: Cullen Houser, "Congestion", etching; Katherine Sheehan, "Ruby King", screen print; Lisa Marsh, "Blue Passage", etching; Toru Sugita, "Transient Monument(s)", etching, aquatint & drypoint; Cynthia Milionis, "Untitled", monoprint and collage.

A reception for this exhibition will be held on Saturday, May 4th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Talks will be given by our Best of Show artists, starting at 6:30pm. Refreshments are provided. The exhibition runs from April 16th - June 1st, 2019. All works displayed are originals and the majority are for sale.


  • Pavel Acevedo - Riverside
  • Alondra Aguilar - Atwater
  • Madelyn Bagnasco - Atwater
  • Jared Barbick - Fresno
  • Jenell Barnes - Merced
  • Susan Belau - San Francisco
  • Christopher Benson - Modesto
  • Zoe Brester-Pennings - Rohnert Park
  • Noah Breuer - Berkeley
  • Donna Brown - Alamo
  • Meredith Brown - San Francisco
  • Susan Cartwright - Aptos
  • Khou Chang - Atwater
  • Kathryn Cirincione - Bolinas
  • Jen Cole - Oakland
  • Brett Day - Chico
  • Alyssa Endo - Pacific Grove
  • Elizabeth Fedora - Merced
  • Nicholas Gagliardi - Modesto
  • Joel Garcia - Los Angeles
  • Carol Grespan - Sao Paulo
  • Michelle Goans - Visalia
  • Yolanda Guerra - San Jose
  • Ryan Harrison - Oakland
  • Rozanne Hermelyn DiSilvestro - Sunnyvale
  • Dan Heskamp - Visalia
  • Matthew Hopson-Walker - Fresno
  • Cullen Houser - Rohnert Park
  • Karen Karlsson - Pomona
  • Mary Kenny - Truckee
  • James Kleckner - Susanville
  • Jessica Lopez - Merced
  • Zachary Ludwig - Merced
  • Kent Manske - Redwood City
  • Lisa Marsh - South Pasadena
  • Stephanie Martin - Santa Cruz
  • Scott McInnis - Los Angeles
  • Stephanie Mercado - Los Angeles
  • Patti Mitchell - Merced
  • Cynthia Milionis - San Francisco
  • Paul Morgan - Turlock
  • Gail Morrison - Richmond
  • Stacey Prince - Imperial Beach
  • Alyssa Ramirez - Merced
  • Edward Ramirez - Santa Cruz
  • Andrea Rich - Santa Cruz
  • William Salit - San Francisco
  • Jose Sanchez - Santa Rosa
  • Ruben Sanchez - Merced
  • Ruth Sanchez - Merced
  • Nickie Seno - Merced
  • Jusun Seo - Sunnyvale
  • Roxanne Sexauer - Lakewood
  • Joani Share - Concord
  • Katherine Sheehan - Long Beach
  • Denise Smith -Scotts Valley
  • Xabi Soto Martinez - Modesto
  • Toru Sugita - Albany
  • Laurie Szujewska - Penngrove
  • Jami Taback - Santa Rosa
  • Phumelele Tshabala - Studio City
  • Pedro Rafael - Merced
  • Katherine Venturelli - Fiddletown
  • Brandon Walls - Montclair
  • Donna Westerman - Orinda
  • Nanette Wylde - Redwood City
  • Irene Yesley - El Dorado Hills
  • Elizabeth Younce - Los Angeles

The galleries are open Monday through Friday, 11am - 6pm and Saturday from 10am - 2pm. Closed on Sunday and Monday. The exhibition and reception are free, open to all ages and wheelchair accessible.

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