#FirstFriday: July Exhibitions We Love

July 3, 2014 by

Highlighting exhibitions that feature the work of WSW artists, we share the shows, near and far, that make up our monthly must-see list.


DM Witman’s Auric Object 5a, 2013. Unique silver gelatin print mounted to anodized aluminum. Courtesy of DM Witman.

New this Month:

Mirabelle Jones (Workspace Resident ’13) is showing the collaborative installation combing textiles, paper, and bone called something there is that doesn’t love a wall at  The Hive Gallery and Studios, Los Angeles, CA. Show runs July 5 – July  31.

Mindy Belloff (Workspace Resident ’01) is showing prints and books in the two-person show Ribboning Out at her own Intima Gallery, Saugerties, NY.  Show runs July 5 – July 27. Reception July 5, 5-8pm.

Laura Moriarty (Workspace Resident ’98, ’07, ’08) is showing sculptural paintings and works on paper in the three-person show Material, Strata and Synthesis at the Kingston Museum of Contemporary Art, Kingston, NY. Show runs July 5 – 26. Reception July 5th, 5-7pm. 

Darina Peeva (Studio Resident ’13), Kathy Aoki (Production Grant ’97), and DM Witman (Workspace Resident ’12) are included included in the International Print Center New York’s NEW PRINTS 2014. The show is on view at Christie’s showrooms in midtown Manhattan July 9 – July 16.

DM Witman is showing work from her “Supercluster Arion and Other Phenomena” series (made by slugs moving across silver gelatin paper to create galaxy-like marks) in the annual Art Meets Science exhibition at MDI Biological Laboratory, Salisbury Cove, ME.  Show runs July 1–September 30. Reception July 10, 5–7pm.

Katie Baldwin (Artist’s Book Resident ’08, Studio Resident ’11) is showing works on paper in the solo show Place as Story, Story as Geography at C.R. Ettinger Studio, Philadelphia, PA. Show runs July 10 – September 4. Reception July 10, 6-8pm.

Laura Berman (Studio Intern, ’97) is showing new layered monoprints in the solo show Coalesce at Long View Gallery, Washington DC. Show runs July 17-August 17. Reception July 17, 6:30-8:00pm.

Sarah McDermott (Art-In-Education Artist’s Book Resident) is showing her recently-finished book Channel & Flow in the international juried exhibition The Book As ArtPresented by the Decatur Arts Alliance and the Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, and part of the 2014 AJC Decatur Book Festival, Decatur, GA. Show runs July 18-September 19. 

Jen P. Harris (Ora Schneider Resident ’12) and Rachel Kauff (Studio Intern ’12) are included in the group show Orb of Influence at Henry Hudson Studios & Hudson Wellness Collective. Show runs July 19-27. Reception July 19, 6-8pm.

Lorrie Fredette (Workspace Resident ’10) and Wayne Montecalvo (Workspace Resident ’98) are featured in MINERS: An Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition on the grounds of the Snyder Estate in Rosendale, NY. The exhibition, presented by the Century House Historical Society and curated by Laura Moriarty, features site-responsive works by Hudson Valley visual artists, exploring the geological and industrial history of the Rosendale natural cement region. The show can be viewed any Sunday from 1-4pm through September 28.

Last Call! Closing this Month:

Susan Amons (Workspace Resident ’04, ’08, ’11, ’12 & SAI Instructor) is showing her large-scale monoprints in The Artist’s Choice Show at Mast Cove Galleries, Kennebunkport, ME. Hurry–Show closes July 4!

Emily Lambert (Studio Intern ’94) is showing work in Verge, a group show that brings together artists working on the edge of representation and abstraction, at Munch Gallery, NYC. Hurry–Show closes July 6!

Merike van Zanten (Workspace Resident ’14) is included in Bibliophoria 2014, an annual book arts festival, at Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA. Hurry–Show closes July 25.

Barbara Beisinghoff (Artist’s Book Resident ’09) is having her largest exhibition to date, showing Das Gesetz des Sterns und die Formel der Blume (The Law of the Star and the Formula of the Flower) at Museum Bad Arolsen in Hessel, Germany. Hurry–Show closes July 27.

Ongoing Shows:

Diane Jacobs (Artist’s Book Resident ’00) has her book Nourish on display in the 15th Pacific Center for Book Arts‘s Member’s Show: BookWorks 2014 at the San Francisco Public Library. Through September 6.

Lorrie Fredette and Laura Moriarty are both featured in the group show Swept Away: Translucence, Transparence, Transcendence in Contemporary Encaustic at the Hunderton Art Museum, Clinton, NJ. Through September 7.

Susan Amons is also showing in Maine Northern Skies: Clear Light, a regional show of artists interpreting the skies of Maine, at the LC Bates Museum, Hinkley, ME. Through October 15.

Diane Jacobs‘s clever WSW-produced artist’s book Alphabet Tricks is featured in Ink This! Contemporary Print Arts in the Northwest at the Tacoma Art Museum. Through November 9.

Are you a WSW alumna with exhibition news to share?
Email info about your upcoming show to alumnae@wsworkshop.org.