"North Country Cedar Swamp (from Northern Maine)" by J. Ann Eldridge
etching and aquatint with hand coloring
"Summer in New Hampshire" by Bill Mitchell, serigraph
"Stand of Birches" by Bruce Peck
etching with hand coloring
"Rhapsody" by Catherine Green, serigraph

"Twilight, Portsmouth's Finest Hour" by Don Gorvett, reduction woodcut
"Sheeps in Spring" by Rick Gerber, woodblock
"Whenever I paint, I dip my brush into my soul" by Carol Travers Lummus, Etching
"Moon Over Mt. Desert Island" by Matt Brown, woodblock

"East to the Bay" by Kathleen Buchanan, collagraph
"You + Me" by Matthew Smith, copper block etching
"Raising The Tempo: Black & White" by Victoria Elbroch, solar etching
"Cherished Memory" by Mary Margaret Sweeney, hand colored etching

Through traditional and contemporary techniques, including intaglio, lithography, silk-screen or serigraphy, relief, monotype and collagraph, printmaking encompasses a vast array of methods. Defined simply as the process of creating artwork by transferring an image to a surface, prints are not considered copies, but originals due to variables intrinsic to the printmaking process. Created by transferring ink from a matrix or through a prepared screen to a sheet of paper or other material, each of the printmaking methods has unique qualities. Common types of matrices include: metal plates (copper or zinc) or polymer plates for engraving or etching; aluminum, stone or polymer for lithography; blocks of wood for woodcuts and wood engravings; and linoleum for linocuts. Screens made of silk or synthetic fabrics are used for the silkscreen process. Typically divided into the following basic categories, printmaking techniques include: Relief, where an image is carved into a surface and ink is applied to the protruding areas of the matrix and transferred to paper. Relief techniques include: woodcut (also know as woodblock) wood engraving, linocut and metalcut; Intaglio, a process that involves engraving an image onto a surface where the engraved line or sunken area holds the ink that transfers to paper. Intaglio techniques include: engraving, etching, aquatint and mezzotint. Planographic, printing from a flat surface that is specially prepared and/or inked to allow for the transfer of the image onto paper; Planographic techniques include: lithography, monotyping and digital techniques; Stencil, where ink or paint is pressed through a prepared screen onto a sheet of paper. Stencil techniques include: serigraphy and pochoir; and Collagraphy, a printmaking technique in which textured material is adhered to the printing matrix. The surface is inked and then the texture is transferred to the paper. Contemporary printmaking may include digital printing, photographic mediums or a combination of digital, photographic and traditional processes.
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