Homecoming exhibit at Flatbed Press and Gallery

I am part of the current Homecoming exhibit at Flatbed Press and Gallery which was recently mentioned in Glasstire’s TOP FIVE exhibitions and art events across the state of Texas.  Flatbed has worked with many artists in many disciplines to create some of the finest printmaking in the nation.  I am honored to be included.  I have on display an image captured in Johnson City, Texas with instax film titled “Bandito Roy”. On exhibit through December 14.

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Tina Weitz Images to be Featured in West Austin Studio Tour 2015

Campy Camper © 2013 Tina Weitz

Campy Camper © 2013 Tina Weitz

I have been asked to exhibit my Pola-Vision Series on the second floor of the Faulk Central Library during this year’s West Austin Studio Tour in May 2015.  Ten large format Polaroid Time Zero print images shot with vintage SX70 cameras will be on display for the tour, and continue to be on exhibit through June.

A bit of history on the library: The Austin Public Library opened in 1926. The present Central Library building was constructed in 1979. In 1995 the Central Library was renamed John Henry Faulk Central Library in honor of local writer and free speech hero John Henry Faulk. As the main library, Faulk Central serves as the reference and collection backbone for the entire Austin Public Library system.

Thank you City of Austin and the Library for this opportunity.

Texas Military Forces Museum Sweetheart Dance

I again had the honor and privilege of photographing the Camp Mabry Texas Military Forces Museum’s Sweetheart Dance and Fundraiser this year in Austin, Texas.  What a wonderful way to honor the veterans and have a vintage night of fun also.  The music was second to none with the 20 piece Sentimental Journey Orchestra transporting you back in time to World War II.  I will be posting the photos taken by February 28, for those anticipating the images and who wish to purchase a print – with proceeds benefiting the museum.  There will also be photos posted from previous years, in case you missed them.  More details soon.

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Pre-Publication Pricing through February 10 – Iao Valley Photogravure

Iao Valley 2014 Limited Edition

Iao Valley 2014 Limited Edition

Please stop by Flatbed Press and Galleries through February 10, 2015 to see my new photogravure on exhibit in, “New Editions and Monotypes 2013 – 2014″.  This image was captured in Iao Valley, Maui and is printed in collaboration with master printer, Tracy Mayrello, and printer, Cordelia Blanchard, of Flatbed Press.

The limited edition print is currently being offered at a pre-publication price of $350, after editioning begins, pricing returns to $500.  The image is 11″w x 14″h x printed on 21″w x 26.25″h paper and incorporates chine collé and a la poupée processes.  The edition size is 24.  For more sales information contact katherine@flatbedpress.com.

It’s Another Polaroid Sunday

Before this Monday, it was another Polaroid Sunday.  Soooo sweet.  I watch my supply of Polaroid Time Zero diminish and each expired pack is an adventure.  I MUST finish up before the film is completely lifeless.  I am preparing for my continuing exhibit of “Pola-Vision” series in 2015, the last expression of my love for this instant process and my 1970’s SX70 camera.

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Cane da Pastore on View at the O2Gallery and Project Space

 

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My day of trial proofing photogravures included a 4″ x 5″ print dear to my heart. This print began on the grounds of the La Romita School of Art in Italy.  I took this image while wandering through the olive grove and peeking over the aged stone wall at the back of the property.  I had 2 seconds to take this shot, as the Guard Dog performed his diligent duty and herded the sheep to a point of safety from my iPhone picture snapping.

Here is our color trial proof (CTP) choice, we will be making a small edition of à la poupée photogravures with a slight modification to the ink color.  This small treasure was tediously à la poupéed by Printer, Cordelia Blanchard under the supervision of Master Printer, Tracy Mayrello. I am so pleased by their craftsmanship with my photogravure.

This print and 7 other artists’ works that are inspired by the 2 week workshop, will be on exhibit in The Italian Intensive: Umbrian Inspired Artworks from May 9-June 28 at the Flatbed Building O2Gallery and Project Space in Austin, Texas  I hope to see you at the artists’ reception on May 16, from 6-8pm.

To appreciate the detail and difficulty of this process – below see Cordelia applying the ink with a small brush.

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