COMMUNITIES WEST IV, sponsored by the Robert & Gennie DeWeese Gallery at Bozeman High School, is the fourth iteration of a biennial exchange. The folio was created with the intention of building community among printmakers living in, or with unyielding ties to the Western United States.
As the organizers for the project and members of the Western printmaking community, we have a vested interest in reinforcing the printmaking community in the west. In addition to building community, we are also interested in building a survey of printmakers who identify as having ties to the west and following their development through the continued curation of the portfolio.
For the fourth iteration of the folio, participants from the first three folios were asked to participate again. The original list has also been added to through suggestions from members and seeking out work at conferences and events. As such, the work represented is rich and varied in technique and concept. The artists in the folio are as diverse as the work. The community is made up of veteran and emerging printers, academics and working artists.
Figuring out ways to support the portfolio both through exhibitions, support of collectors and financial support is becoming a necessity for us as the portfolio continues to grow. The traveling fees from MAGDA bookings will be of great help to the continuation of the project.
Artists include Nate Abel, Marty Azevedo, Judith Baumann, Bev Beck Glueckert, Laura Bigger, Emily Browne, Lauren Cardenas, Christa Carleton, Andrew Caruso, Cath Chauvin, Todd Christensen, Jennifer Clements, Muriel Condon, Lewis Crawford, Melissa Dawn, Erin Digiovanni, Stefanie Dykes, Candace Garlock, Rick Griffith, Theresa Haberkorn, Sanaz Haghani, Caitlin Harris, Stephen Heil, Jade Hoyer, Heather Huston, Gesine Janzen, Cara Jaye, Tressa Jones, Reina Katzenberger, Mary Kenny, Julia Klema, Alanna Lacey, Holland Larsen, Amanda Lee, BT Livermore, Laura Lockwood, Lisa Lofgren, Susan Lowdermilk, Linda Lyke, Nick Mendoza, David Miles Lusk, Kimiko Miyoshi, Johanna Mueller, Dakota Nanton, Catherine Nelson, Steph Newman, Calli Nissen, Sage Perrott, Darla Pienciak, Marnie Powers-Torrey, Kathy Puzey, Andrew Rice, Mark Ritchie, Jessica Robles, Seth Roby, Robert Royhl, Karen Sawyer-Meehan, Sara Schleicher, Melissa Schulenberg, Mike Sonnichsen, K Stevenson, Camilla Taylor, Amy Thompson, Lisa Turner, Summer Ventis, Sarah Whorf, Eric Wilson, Sukha Worob, and Melanie Yazzie
July 1 – September 1, 2020: Schoolhouse History & Art Center, Colstrip
January 15 – March 1, 2121: Carbon County Arts Guild, Red Lodge
May 1 – August 1, 2121: Holter Museum of Art, Helena
January 1 – April 1, 2022: Hockaday Museum of Art, Kalispell