Engraved Renaissance Capitals on Exhibit

Renaissance Capitals from the University of Minnesota’s Maywald Collection at Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum On Display: July 7 – September 30, 2018 Gallery Reception: Saturday, July 7, 5 – 7 pm Join Hamilton Artistic Director Bill Moran for an exhibit of rare Renaissance initial capitals from the Maywald Collection from the University of…

May Calendar Page, Full of Mystery

May’s calendar page, by Minnesota artist, Dale Kennedy is full of mysterious imagery and surreal wonder. What looks like medieval figures gathered on a very large tree stump with flaming swords crossed above and strings/ropes suggest a May Pole, while on the right half, a wide spaced toothy smiling figure suggests a different culture altogether.…

Gerard Brender à Brandis Featured in “Art of the Plant”

WEN member, Gerard Brender à Brandis has produced hundreds of drawings, watercolors, and engravings of plants, landscape, buildings and musical instruments. Gerard’s garden and studio are in Stratford, Ontario Canada. This wood engraving is titled Dodecatheon meadia. Commonly called “shooting star,” this wild flower grows naturally from southern Manitoba through Wisconsin, west to Pennsylvania, D.C. and…

Tortoises in Contemporary Wood Engraving

The tortoise is a reptile with great textures and patterns – what wood engraver wouldn’t enjoy depicting them?! There are several contemporary examples of the tortoise in wood engraving below, including work by WEN members, Eric Hoffman, Sarah Brown and Tony Drehfal. Best enjoyed at a slow pace 🙂  

Keith Cranmer’s March/April Double Dose Calendar

The debut Double Calendar Project’s March/April calendar page was designed, printed, and engraved by Keith Cranmer. Cranmer is a Berkeley based artist who prints from metal & wood engravings, and intaglio print media and works on paper with drawing, gouache, ink, and painting. He is also a member of the American Society of Bookplate Collectors…

New Double Month Calendar is a Double Delight!

WEN has a long tradition of conducting print exchanges among its members. A print exchange is a printmaking tradition whereby participating artists agree to create an edition large enough to supply one print for each participant. Exchange coordinators then usually collate the prints together creating a set of prints that each artist receives. The annual…