The In Crowd Altered Book
Opening, polymer plate aquatint inked a la poupee

The 117th Little Pictures Exhibit is going strong at the Providence Art Club. I entered 10 pieces but only have 3 left – two small orchid  pencil studies and one small orchid print Opening  inked a la poupee (technique that creates beautiful colors). Galleries open   daily from 12-5PM. 11 Thomas Street, Providence, RI. www.providenceartclub.org, 401-331-1114 (ext 5) gallery manager Michael Rose

Very excited to write my altered book The In Crowd was one of 81 pieces selected for The Newport Biennial 2022.
For over 30 years, The Newport Biennial (formerly known as the Newport Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition) has been a highly anticipated event by artists, curators, and collectors in Rhode Island and beyond. As of 2019, this exhibition expanded to include New England artists and did not require membership. We received entries from 284 individual artists, which added up to nearly 850 individual pieces to review in all. We are thrilled to be showcasing an eclectic, regional survey of artworks in various mediums, selected by our juror, Dr. Kimberli Gant, the McKinnon Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at the Chrysler Museum.
The exhibition will run from January 8 – May 29, 2022. Opening reception is on Friday, January 7, 2022. 

The Hot Type Portfolio project by 25 artists of the Providence Art Club have created something special…an original prints portfolio that speak to both personal and national issues. Collectively theses prints document a unique time, a time when the use of superlatives — unprecedented, incomprehensible, unfathomable — became commonplace. A time when artists sought to understand a world of distortions, discord, and disease. They responded with various measures of wit, clarity, and integrity. Printmaking has a long and proud tradition as a visual voice; it is exercised here using both beauty and ugliness to speak. I’m so proud to be a part of this project and hope you will visit the newly created website — www.Hot-Type.org. Only one portfolio #2/28 was available for purchase; it was auction off during the Hot Type Portfolio Exhibit at the Providence Art Club Dodge House Gallery (June 20 – July 16, 2021) to benefit the club’s Education Program. The Hot Type Portfolio is currently  on exhibit at the Bristol Art Museum in RI until December 19th as part of the ALL TYPES Exhibit. For information on hours and events visit www.bristolartmuseum.org. 

The Providence Art Club Hot Type portfolio has recently become part of the Graphic Art Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. The Museum’s Graphic Arts Collection is the oldest print-collecting unit of the Smithsonian and focuses on the technical and social history of printmaking. The prints in this collection illustrate technical developments and cultural changes; they represent all kinds of graphic works that have influenced American society. Joan Boudreau, Curator Graphic Arts Collection, wrote, “The portfolio of prints is a very welcome addition to the graphic Arts Collection. And congratulations on the upcoming and related exhibits showing the prints.

My Brooklyn Art Library Sketchbook Head in the Clouds is now online. I created this sketchbook almost 2 years ago but with the number of sketchbooks the library receives and the pandemic… had quite a wait. But is was worth it. Just Google Brooklyn Art Library and type in my name or book title to see the entire scanned book. 


Stay safe….best – Carol

From the pages --- Wonder #2, hand-colored photopolymer aquatint , (8 " x 7 5/8")

Sample of the prints and text in the Hot Type Portfolio. The portfolio will next be exhibited at the Bristol Art Museum from October 15 - December 19, 2021.

Letters From the Earth by Mark Twain Altered Book

Letters from the Earth is altered book I created for the Printmakers Network of Southern New England upcoming 2022 exhibit at the Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford, CT. My inspiration  came from the book’s title — the words “letters” and “earth.” I found a beautiful old alphabet design for the letters to pair with antique insect illustrations to represent earth. I used Suminagashi paper I made for the endpapers.