FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

painting’sEDGE Exhibition
July 13 – August 19, 2006
Reception:  Thursday, July 20, 6-8pm

Monothon 12
July 20 – August 26, 2006
Preview Reception: July 20th, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Opening Reception and Silent Auction 7:00 pm

Members’ Exhibition 2006
July 6 – August 19, 2006
Curatorial Review:  August 10, 6-8pm

Riverside Art Museum
3425 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA  92501
Contact: Andi Campognone, Associate Director
Daniel Foster, Director
Peter Frank, Senior Curator
(951) 684-7111, ext. 306, fax (951) 684-7332
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Ann Diener, “Cut Field #2”, 2006, graphite, gouache, ink and cut paper on paper, 22 1/2 x 30”.

Riverside Art Museum is proud to present painting'sEDGE Exhibition, works by artist participants of the 2006 painting’sEDGE workshop.

The painting’sEDGE workshop is held annually at the Idyllwild Arts Academy and directed by Los Angeles artist Roland Reiss.   Acceptance for workshop is contingent upon a portfolio review by committee.   The painting’sEdge workshop is not for beginners. It is for those who have had work in painting at art schools or colleges and those more advanced including graduates, postgraduates and professionals looking for professional-level guidance, critique and discussion. Some knowledge of painting history, especially after 1945, and an acquaintance with developments since 1960 will be necessary.

Participating artists explore new prospects and dialogue in contemporary painting with a view to expanding the potential in your work. Fresh possibilities in figurative and abstract painting will be examined. Course involves intensive feedback from visiting artists, guest artists, critics, and coordinator. This course is committed to the development of each participant’s individual outlook in concept and practice.

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Whitney Hanlon, “How We Were”, 2005, acrylic and collage on paper, 17 x 23”.

Riverside Art Museum is also proud to present Monothon 12, an exhibition of works from the workshops led by master printer, Ron Pokrasso, in the Member’s Gallery.

Originator of the Monothon and former owner of Graphics Workshop of Santa Fe, New Mexico (gifted to the College of Santa Fe in 1993), mixed-media artist and printmaker Ron Pokrasso divides his time between exhibiting his art work and conducting printmaking workshops in America and abroad.  He received his MFA in Printmaking at Pratt Institute.  His work is featured in Monotype, 1991, and Printmaking Techniques, 1993, both by J. Ayres and in The Complete Printmaker, 1990, by J. Ross, T. Ross, and C. Romano.  Notable collections include: Museum of Fine Art, Santa Fe, First Interstate Bank, Exxon Company, IBM Executive Offices, and Walt Disney Corporation.
 
Monothon workshops are designed for experimentation and discovery of the monotype/monoprint printmaking process.  Participants explored direct and subtractive applications of pigment, stencil printing, and chine colle (collage printing process).  Beginners were introduced to basic monotype techniques and explore this new possibility of visual expression.  Experienced participants had the opportunity to explore ideas, techniques, image development, and open new pathways for the evolution of a personal visual language.

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Riverside Art Museum is also proud to present Members’ Exhibition 2006, works by Museum member artists, in the Art Alliance Gallery.

This annual exhibition is an opportunity for museum members to share their artistic talents with the public.  Riverside Art Museum will also offer an evening of curatorial review of the Exhibition on August 10, 2006.  The curatorial review will include speakers Peter Frank, Andi Campognone and Denise Kraemer.  The curatorial staff will be bestowing awards for Viewers’ Choice, Best of Show, Four individual winners chosen as individual standouts and honorable mentions.  This curatorial review is part of Second Thursday Art Forum program, open to the public.

The Riverside Art Museum, located in downtown Riverside, occupies a beautiful historic building designed and built by Hearst Castle architect Julia Morgan.  The Mission of the Riverside Art Museum is to serve the various communities and diverse populations of the Inland Empire by providing visual art of the finest quality.



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