12th Annual California Centered: Printmaking Juried by Jamey Brzezinski - Curated by Louisa Benhissen and Benjamin Serpa

This is a statewide, juried exhibition of recent work from printmakers across California. The exhibit features nearly 30 artists and over 60 original prints. Founded in 2006, the purpose of the exhibition is to display the best of California printmaking in Merced's downtown, 28,000 square foot Arts Center. This year's juror is Jamey Brzezinski, founder of the California Centered: Printmaking exhibition, Professor Emeritus of Art at Merced College and Bay Area artist, who has over 40 years of experience in the medium of printmaking.

from the top left- "Just Is" by Liz McCall; "Dreamworld-Aesop's Dream" by Robert Rosenthal; "Dinner at Espagna" by Caroline Hanania; "Autumn Aspens - Inyo" by Monique Wales; "The Seal, The Executioner & The Magician" by Jared Barbick; "Miss May" by Aryianna Martinez; "Torrey Pines Golden Hour" by Julianne Ricksecker

Accompanying the juried work in our main gallery are solo exhibitions, in the upstairs galleries, from our Best of Show winners from last year: Martin Azevedo, Lynn Curtis, and Joseph Tipay. Both Martin and Joseph are printmaking professors, teaching at CSU Stanislaus and Merced College, respectively. Lynn is a successful artist from Orinda, CA and specializes in monotype landscapes.

from left: "Step the Ocean" by Martin Azevedo; "Pinnacle" by Lynn Curtis; "Prison Letters" by Joseph Tipay

2018 Best in Show winners

Dirk Hagner

Caroline Hanania

Robert Rosenthal

Congratulations to our Best in Show winners for this year's exhibition! They will have a chance to exhibit their work in one of our second story galleries during the 2019 California Centered: Printmaking exhibition.

A reception for this exhibition will be held on April 21st from 5pm - 7:30pm, during the Merced Art Hop. There will be brief artist talks by our Best of Show artists, starting at 6pm and refreshments provided. The exhibition runs from April 10th - May 22nd. All works displayed are originals and the majority are for sale.

The gallery's regular hours are Monday through Friday, 11am - 6pm and Saturday from 10am - 2pm. We are closed on Sunday and Monday. The exhibition and reception are free and wheelchair accessible.

THE MERCED MULTICULTURAL ARTS CENTER 645 W. Main Street Merced, CA 95340 209-388-1090

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