Carrie Ann Plank Interference/Confluence Installation A (Blue) & Interference/Confluence Installation B (Red)|Carrie Ann Plank Interference/Confluence poster|Carrie Ann Plank artwork
Carrie Ann Plank Interference/Confluence Installation A (Blue) & Interference/Confluence Installation B (Red)

Shipyard artist Carrie Ann Plank in three shows opening in March

Carrie Ann Plank‘s solo show, Interference/ Confluence opened March 1 at Local Language in Oakland.  She just finished a two month residency there exploring new fabrication techniques and merging digital applications and traditional wood block printmaking techniques.

Image featured on this page: Carrie Ann Plank “Interference/Confluence Installation A (Blue)” & “Interference/Confluence Installation B (Red),” Enamel and Archival Pigment Print on Acrylic, 48” x 48” each, 2019

Local Language
477 25th Street
Oakland, CA

Exhibition: Friday, March 1st- April 27th, 2019
Opening Reception:  Friday, March 1st, 2019, 6:00 pm – 10:00pm
Additional Reception: Friday, April 5th, 2019, 6:00 pm – 10:00pm
Gallery hours: Thursdays & Fridays, 5pm – 9pm, Saturdays, 2pm – 5pm

More information below

Carrie Ann Plank is in two other March openings; more information below:

ArtSpan Benefit Art Auction
SomARTS Cultural Center
934 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA
VIP Preview Celebration:  Thursday, March 21st, 2019, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Benefit Art Auction:  Saturday, March 23rd, 2019, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

BIG INK Exhibition
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
Martino Gallery, 2nd Floor
801 Chase Street
Annapolis, MD
Exhibition:  Thursday, March 7th – April 26th, 2019

Interference/ConfluenceCarrie Ann Plank Interference/Confluence poster
(Solo Show)

Local Language
Oakland, CA
In Interference/Confluence, Carrie Ann Plank employs new technology to create large-scale printing matrices while revisiting anachronistic classical printing techniques. Plank’s work explores the reinterpretation and reorganization of visual information systems, how context shifts meaning, and how information is translated through the mash-up of old and new technologies. Plank is interested in the confluence of the hand and digital mark and includes abstracted halftone variations (unique to the world of printmaking) in much of the pieces as a nod to the unique process of the residency.

Plank is a classically trained printmaker and very focused on the hand-made mark and the quality of ink on paper, so working at Local language and employing digital fabrication in a way that honors and accentuates the hand was exciting. She concentrated on traveling between the hand and digital realm and how to combine the best of both tools. –Carrie Ann Plank @ Local Language 2019.

ArtSpan Benefit Art Auction

San Francisco, CA
Join us to support the opening of the ArtSpan Onondaga Art Center. This historic building will host artist studios, public meeting space, a resource center, the ArtSpan offices, and more. We need to raise $1,000,000 for the building renovation and our program expansion. Come to the Benefit Art Auction, ready to bid, and help ArtSpan reach even more artists and art lovers in the community when we open the Art Center doors in 2020!

VIP Preview Celebration  
Thursday, March 21, 2019, 6:30 – 9:00 PM
Advance Tickets – $200
An exclusive opportunity to preview the auction art in a leisurely setting, accompanied by elegant food, drinks and entertainment. Select artwork will be available only to VIP guests. VIP tickets include entry to Saturday’s Benefit Art Auction and proxy bidding options.
Limited to 100 guests.
Champion Membership and above includes complimentary tickets to this event.

ArtSpan Benefit Art Auction Event
Saturday, March 23, 2019, 6:30 – 9:00 PM
Advance Tickets – $65
At the door – $80
Join us for a festive and fast-paced night to support art and artists in San Francisco.
Over 100 pieces of art available in all media. Arrive early and ready to bid!
Enthusiast Membership and above include complimentary tickets to this event.

Both events take place at
SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

If you cannot attend the event but would like to learn more about supporting the creation and development of the ArtSpan Onondaga Art Center click here.

Emcee & Auctioneer:
Renee Richardson, formerly of the KFOG Morning Show

Auction Jurors:
Philip Bewley, Curator & Fine Art Advisor, DZINE Gallery
Cynthia Farner, MD, Art Collector & Board Member, ArtSpan
Laura Grigsby, President, Laura Grisgsby Art Consulting
Jeremy Joven, Editor-in-Chief, The New Asterisk
Jennifer Meyer, Owner, Local Take
Jonathan Moscone, Chief Producer, YBCA
Annette Schutz, Gallerist, ArtHaus
Gilbert, William Gilmartin III, Sejal Hall, Audrey Heller, Greta Schnetzler, Jane Steel

BIG INK ExhibitionCarrie Ann Plank artwork

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
Annapolis, MD

Never has the saying “Print Isn’t Dead” been more poignant than in the case of an ongoing partnership between local arts organization Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts and BIG INK. To mark the occasion Maryland Hall is hosting a two-day event, March 30 & 31, 2019, celebrating works on paper at their gallery located at 801 Chase St in Annapolis. There will be hands-on demonstrations and the opportunity to witness the printing of monumental woodblock prints carved by artists from throughout the region.

An exhibition of archived BIG INK prints, as well as those printed at Maryland Hall in March, 2019 event will be on exhibit at Maryland Hall in the Martino Gallery and other areas of the building from March 7 – April 26 .

BIG INK is assembling a giant portable printing press at Maryland Hall for the sole purpose of helping artists print these woodblocks, some of which can reach nearly 4 x 8 feet in dimension. A massive press of this scale is rare. And it’s precisely the reason that the New Hampshire woodblock printmaking advocacy and education organization BIG INK partnered with Maryland Hall to host this Saturday and Sunday event.

“It’s very unusual to have a press this size that artists can come and use,” says Lyell Castonguay, BIG INK co-director and woodblock printer and teacher. Castonguay says there’s very few community accessible presses of this size in the country. “It’s hard to find.” This is the second time Maryland Hall will host BIG INK at their gallery. The event will feature artists based across the mid-Atlantic. The event is free and open to the public.

Castonguay founded BIG INK in 2012 with his partner to facilitate large-scale woodblock printing events across the country for artists who may not be able to work on this scale with their own resources. BIG INK also partners with galleries and museums, as well as universities to help facilitate students studying printmaking. Their core mission is to spread the practice of woodblock printing to artists and the public alike.
The public is invited to see artists print large-scale woodblocks on BIG INK’s giant mobile printmaking press at Maryland Hall on March 30 and 31 from 11 am – 4 pm.

BIG INK Exhibition
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
Martino Gallery, 2nd Floor
801 Chase Street
Annapolis, MD

Exhibition:  Thursday, March 7th – April 26th, 2019

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