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Let's Mix it Up!

Posted by Rachel Basye on April 19, 2012 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (4)

The annual Mix Coop Show is up at Knoll Gallery!  April 20th is the artist's celebration and I will be at the show from 5-7pm. Come by and check out my new work. I'm working on a larger scale and I'm experimenting with some relief and intaglio print plate combinations.

new work at The Mix

Posted by Rachel Basye on March 9, 2012 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

The Mix Coop group had our monthly meeting this week and we all put up new work at Knoll Gallery.  Check it out now and you will also get to see Dana Hawk's wonderful animal paintings.

holiday season preparations--already!

Posted by Rachel Basye on September 27, 2011 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

I've been getting some artwork ready for a holiday show we'll be having at The Mix.   We're are doing some smaller pieces as part of the Denver Arts Week. For those of you who haven't been by lately, it will be a great time to come see new work and meet my new coop members!

start of something new

Posted by Rachel Basye on August 24, 2011 at 2:05 AM Comments comments (0)

School is back in session and I'm starting to feel a bit of fall in the air.  Talking to my kids about all of  the new things they are learning in their new classes has made me excited to try some different techniques with printmaking.

Several years ago, I discovered some Japanese paper yarn (Habu textiles) and I've been kniiting with it. Lately I've been playing with how to incorporate the paper yarn and some printmaking techniques.

As those of you who came to my last show saw, I've done some pieces with sewing and prints combined. I'm feeling as though there are more possibilities for incorporating craft techniques into my printmaking.

Watch for more on where this goes...

Gone to the Dogs

Posted by Rachel Basye on August 24, 2011 at 2:05 AM Comments comments (0)

I currently have a small pen and ink drawing in the Gone to the Dogs show on Santa Fe Drive.  It's a good show--mixed media all on the theme of dogs.

Dan Welden Workshop

Posted by Rachel Basye on July 24, 2011 at 10:23 PM Comments comments (0)

I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to work with some amazing printmakers over the last week. Mark Lunning, owner of Open Press Studio, hosted a workshop with Dan Welden, a master printmaker and the developer of the Solarplate printing method.

The workshop was challenging and all of the participants were pushed to try new and different techniques in printmaking.

It felt like summer camp for adults and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

Check out the photos in my photo gallery and watch for new work at my next show.

Thanks to Dan, Mark and all of the wonderful people I met!

The Mix Summer Show Opening

Posted by Rachel Basye on July 16, 2011 at 10:18 AM Comments comments (0)

Our summer show opened yesterday. Thanks to everyone who came! It was a beautiful evening in the Santa Fe Arts District.

The show looks great--there is a lot of work and everyone is pursuing new areas. 

On July 23, we will be at the gallery for some demonstrations. We'll have the various materials we use and walk visitors through the steps to create our different pieces.

I hope to see you there!

Summer Show

Posted by Rachel Basye on July 12, 2011 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Last night I hung my work for a show opening this Friday at Niza Knoll Gallery.

The Show is The Mix... Summer 2011.  It is the second gallery show I've participated in with the other Mix Co-op members. My work for the show is focused on the theme of summer--look for lots of garden images.

I also have some images of women, something which persists in my work.

You may check out some of the work in the photo section.

The opening is Friday, July 15 from 5-8 pm and the show will be up through August 13.


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