Artists and Enthusiasts, Join us for Gallery Hop

Please join Anna W. Edwards and Kim Vanderheiden for bi-monthly gallery visits around the Bay Area. We will look at new art and artists, reacquaint ourselves with established artists, and immerse ourselves in art. On Friday March 7th 2008, join us at Swarm Gallery at 2nd and Clay streets, at 6:30 pm. We will continue to Joyce Gordon Gallery and then some of the new happening galleries in the Grand Avenue and Telegraph Avenue area. Please rsvp if you intend to join us, so we don’t leave without you! On the in-between months when we do not tour galleries, we invite you to join us at Anna’s new gallery for an informal salon over coffee and wine.  There we will reflect on the shows we’ve seen, and discuss current topics in the art world. Artists may share recent work, collectors may share recent acquisitions, and enthusiasts may share inspiring images and news. So, don your beret and perfect your French accent. Imagine you’re on the left bank of Paris, with the ghosts of Piccasso, Cassatt, Lautrec, Caillebotte, and Braque, with jazz streaming through your ipod. A bientôt! Kim Vanderheiden & Anna W. Edwards Rsvp to or 510.593.4221 Image:: Zachary […]
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Isabel and The Printer

This poem was written by Bill, our Head of Production, as he was printing a birth announcement for little Isabel. Her mom is one of our clients. Isabel’s  tiny hands and feet have found a permanent place somewhere, down there in my heart. I have studied them with such care and intensity, bringing them to life (again) with just the right shade of pink, delicately debossed into the crisp elegance of the rough textured, heavy, fine art paper— her chubby little left foot, slightly crooked right pinky, and on her right foot, the nerve-like cluster of creases that caught the light just so, each time I pulled the print from the press— studied it for color and coverage and placement, to get as close to perfect as those little feet and hands had already gotten. Bill Denham December 21. 2007
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Letterpress and the Price of Crude

When you see and feel the beauty of crisp letters and images, debossed into the paper or gently kissed upon its surface, that is the hallmark of letterpress printing, you are not likely to go immediately in your mind to the cost of a barrel of crude.
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