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California in Relief - A History in Wood and Linocut Prints

Hearst Art Gallery, St. Mary's College of California, Moraga, July 25, 2009 to September 20, 2009

Califronia in Relief
image: Frank Rowe (1921 - 1985) Bobby Seale, circa 1970, Color woodcut, 29 3/4 x 20 1/2 inches.
Collection of the Frank A. Rowe Family Estate

The story of the development of the relief print in California carries with it the story of the Golden State. The woodcut and wood engraving techniques formed the basis of several distinctive art movements as well as cultural and political movements. Women found powerful and early voices in this media, as did the Labor movement and more recently Latino artists. Guest curator Art Hazelwood has selected nearly 100 works spanning 100 years of California history.

Art Hazelwood has curated several artists retrospectives as well as the touring exhibition Hobos to Street People, Artists’ Responses to Homelessness from the New Deal to the Present. His prints are in the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Library of Congress.

Hearst Art Gallery, St. Mary's College of California
1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA; 94575-5110
Panel Discussion and Reception
Sunday, July 26, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Claeys Lounge, Soda Center

Daniel Leinau, The Annex Galleries
Emmanuel C. Montoya, artist
Lee Stone, M Lee Stone Fine Prints
Sylvia Solochek Walters, Professor Emerita, San Francisco State University
Art Hazelwood, moderator and exhibition curator
Free admission to Panel; donations encouraged

Reception: following the Panel Discussion 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Exhibition admission: $3; free to Friends of the Hearst

Artists Chronologically
Helen Hyde (1868-1919), Bertha Lum (1869-1954), Cora M. Boone (1871-1953), William S. Rice (1873-1963), Ambrose Patterson (1877-1967), Gustave Baumann (1881-1971), Pedro J. de Lemos (1882-1954), Meta Hendel (1883-1970), Chiura Obata (1885-1975), George Matsusaburo Hibi (1886-1947), Elizabeth Norton (1887-1985), Blanding Sloan (1886-1975), Lewis Carleton Ryan (1894-1982), Franz Geritz (1895-1945), Victor Arnautoff (1896-1979), Giacomo Patri (1898-1978), Henry Sugimoto (1900-1990), Edward Hagedorn (1902-1982), Mabel Farmer (1903-1974), Richard V. Correll (1904-1990), Edgar Dorsey Taylor (1904-1978), Herman Volz (1904-1990), Adelyne Cross Eriksson (1905-1979), Mildred Rackley (1906-1992), Charles Surendorf (1906-1979), Leon Gilmour(1907-1996), Lucienne Bloch (1909-1999), Stanley Koppel (1911-1990), William LaGrille (1912-1995), William Miles “Billy” Fitch (1913-1993), Louise Gilbert (1913-2005), Emmy Lou Packard (1914-1998), Janet Turner (1914-1988), Misch Kohn (1916-2002), Byron Randall (1918-1999), Antonio Frasconi (1919-), Jean Halpert-Ryden (1919-), Paul Feldhaus (1920-2005), Ynez Johnston (1920-), Virginia Bogue (1923-1999), Hildegarde Haas (1926-2002), Wayne Thiebaud (1920-), Frank Rowe (1921-1985), Edward Ryden (1922-), William Wolff (1922-2004), Joe Zirker (1924-), Carol Summers (1925-), Robert Arneson (1930-2002), Kathryn Metz (1932-), Patricia Cosper Brandes (1935-2005), William Wiley (1937-), Gordon Mortensen (1938-), Vincent Perez (1938-), Sylvia Solochek Walters (1938-), Frank Cieciorka (1939-2008), Daniel Owen Stolpe (1939-), Marion Epting (1940-), Sandy Walker (1942-), Rik Olson (1944-), Roy Ragle (1944-), Richard Wagener (1944-), Robert Brokl (1948-), Micah Schwaberow (1948-), Linda Lee Boyd (1949-), Juan R. Fuentes (1950-), Emmanuel C. Montoya (1952-), Rachael Bell Romero (1953-), Tom Killion (1953-), Andrea Rich (1954-), Katya McCulloch (1960-), Diego Marcial Rios (1962-), Toru Sugita (1964-), Ricardo “Gato” Garcia (1965-), Kathy Aoki (1968-), Anthony Ryan (1969-), Artemio Rodriguez (1972-), Jill Storthz (1978-), San Quentin Arts in Corrections

Press and Reviews for the exhibition

East Bay Express, DeWitt Cheng, August 5, 2009

Contra Costa Times, Jennifer Modernessi, August 7, 2009

Art Shift San Jose, Erin Goodwin-Guerrero, August 13, 2009

Exhibition Publications Show announcement in PDF format

Trifold Catalog with essay in PDF format