This fabulous exhibit is up until 28 December, 2017, at the Athenaeum Art Center, 1955 Julian Avenue, San Diego CA 92113, on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10 am to 4 pm.
Bay Park Press has closed; Jim has retired but continues work on his own prints at his home studio; Sibyl is at a new location downtown. The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, where Sibyl has been Artist-in-Residence for many years, has opened a downtown branch, the Athenaeum Art Center (AAC), in the Bread & Salt building in Barrio Logan in 2016. The AAC houses both a large Art Studio space where Athenaeum Art School classes are held, and the fabulous Print Studio with its Rotunda Press that Sibyl now manages.
The Rotunda Athenaeum Music & Arts Library Press, or Rotunda Press for short, was made possible by a generous donation of equipment by Dr. Edwin Petko of Los Angeles. Dr. Petko wanted to move his extensive collection of presses that had been on loan to UC Riverside to an institution that would continue using them to teach printmaking and letterpress to future generations.
His timing was perfect as the Athenaeum had just secured space in the Bread & Salt building for the new downtown branch of the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library School of the Arts, with space specifically designated for a Print Studio. His marvelous donation includes two Asbern relief presses, manufactured in Germany in the 1970s, and a Columbian Seggi hand iron press, made in Edinburgh in the 1860s, and an Imperial hand iron press, from the late 1800s. Over 20 cabinets of type were also donated.
In addition, Bay Park Press donated more type and equipment after its closing in May 2017. To complete the studio’s array of equipment, a Griffin etching press was acquired.
Please come visit us at the Print Studio and take classes with Sibyl, Morgan Miller III, and other fine teachers, many of whom are former BPP members, exhibiting artists and interns.
We also have Open Studio hours at the Print Studio on Thursdays & Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Those familiar with printmaking and letterpress are welcome to continue working on their own projects using the wonderful array of equipment and resources now available there.
The Athenaeum Art Center is in the Bread & Salt building at 1955 Julian Avenue, San Diego, CA 92113.
Ms. Daniela Kelly, Bilingual Manager Athenaeum Art Center, is on site there on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10:00 a.m.to 4:00 p.m. & by appointment.
Please visit ljathenaeum.org for more information on art school classes offered at the AAC.
Please come March 18 to our Last Picture Show!
Join us Feb. 11 for Judith Christensen's fabulous new work!
We cordially invite you to San Diego’s newest "housing development”.
Artist Judith Christensen uses the house as a metaphor and asks us to take a tour,
perhaps stirring up memories of our own houses and other past memories.
She writes ”a house has a presence and a significance that goes beyond the studs, copper pipes, and roofing. It provides the framework in which we eat, sleep, converse, procreate, and, for some, die. It also serves as the container for the objects we collect, store and arrange.
More significantly, it is the repository of our memories and the life we spend there. Our memories change over time, and as we collect them, they change our other memories.
These pieces reflect the layering that time imparts to how we recall our experience.”
The interaction of memory, experience, place and language has been central to Judith’s work. These latest artworks are a must-see…and who knows...perhaps you will find your perfect dream house!
PLUS! A Special Bonus Exhibit --> Kathi McCord
We have long wanted to show the extraordinary print work of longtime San Diego artist Kathi McCord.
Our impending closing has limited our show dates, so we magically squeezed out some space to showcase her work. Kathi’s exquisite drawing talents and delightful subject matter make her intaglio prints some of the best around…a must have!
If you haven’t been to Bay Park Press for a while, do come say hello. This is our second-to-last exhibition.
Stay tuned for the date of our farewell show and party in March /April.
Join us Saturday, January 14, at 5:30 p.m. for
The Book of Hours reception AND our Pin-up Show!
Join us 5:30-8:00PM, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 for the opening reception of new work by Jim Machacek. Work is on display until November 5th.
Our gallery season continues with an exhibition of new work by Bhavna Mehta, one of San Diego’s most innovative and exciting artists in the past few years. Please join us on Saturday, April 2nd from 5:30 to 8 pm for the opening reception and meet the artist.
Bhavna draws with a knife! … cutting paper into beautiful, delicate forms to tell her visual stories. Influenced by the folk art traditions of her native India, her art has been rooted in her immigrant experiences and memories, and by her premise that everything is connected. In this new series entitled “Body 1.0” she turns inward to find beauty in the structure, color and texture of our human form. Combining thread and cut paper, this work examines what makes a body tick, move and act.
Bhavna has been widely exhibited in Southern California. In 2015 she was awarded the Creative Catalyst Grant from the San Diego Foundation in partnership with the Oceanside Museum of Art where she created “GUSH”, her first cut paper installation using stories of the community. She was a San Diego Art Prize emerging artist winner in 2014, working with Marianela de La Hoz. She has been collaborating with other artists bringing her paper talents into the public art sector, and has won multiple awards in juried shows.
For more information and photos visit her website at www.bhavnamehta.com and be sure to watch the wonderful video detailing the creative process of her “GUSH” installation.
Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 2nd at Bay Park Press….where there is always art going on.
Don’t miss this one!
Bay Park Press is very pleased to present the etchings of Greg Bada in his first solo exhibition...Wallflower. We invite you to come meet Greg on Saturday, February 6th from 5-8PM. He loves to spread the "gospel of print" and will gladly explain his process. Come and support a wonderful local artist! Show runs from February 6 - March 19, 2016.
Come to the opening Saturday November 7,2015 5:30-8:00pm.
Great Art Great Drinks & Great Fun!
Big crowd, Big Party Big Cake!
We have now been at 4138 Napier Street for 15 years! We celebrated our successful tenure with a wonderful remodel. We removed a partial wall, put in a new sink and threw out lots of detritus.
Come by and see the spacious results!
We are planning a celebration in May with the exhibition of our new collaborative book, Beasts in the Bay: Sea Creatures. Updates to follow!
November 7, 2014 - January 10, 2015
Opening Reception: November 14, 2014 from 5:30-8:30 PM
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We had a quiet summer and fall but our 2014/15 exhibition season opens with a bang on Friday, November 14th with a wonderful show of new work: SOUVENIRS by ANTHONY LUKENS. His delightful mixed media drawings are based on sketches and memories of his road trips touring around the country with his band, The Donkeys. Some artists always seems to have a “good hand”…and Lukens lyrical line quality, splashes of surprising colors, and seemingly spontaneous compositions put him in that elite company. Multi color relief prints printed on a letterpress will accompany his drawings.
Please join us in celebrating Anthony’s return to Bay Park Press. OPENING RECEPTION is Friday, November 14th from 5:30 to 8:30. Stop by and see if there is a SOUVENIR just for you! More information below on your personal invitation. Have a peak at our website: bayparkpress.com
Always the best to you,
Jim and Sibyl
July 26, 2014 We toasted the Redux show goodbye.
Watch for Redux Redux.... three ducks in a row at Bay Park Press this fall!
Friends, family, students, & then some! Great night! Here are some pics from the opening.
Click image for REDUX gallery