Byron Brauchli and Scott Martin
Byron Brauchli holds an MFA in photography from the University of Texas at Austin. He has been a fellow of the US-Mexico Fund for Culture, Fulbright-García Robles, and the National System of Artistic Creators (FONCA). In 2007 the Universities of Arizona and Veracruz published his book of US-Mexican photographs On the Line, and this event will also feature work from his new book, Encrucijadas/Crossroads. With over 100 individual and collective exhibitions, his photographs have been exhibited in such venues as The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Center for Creative Photography (Tucson, AZ), the Wittliff Collection, and the Mexican National Photo Archive (Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico). His work is in such collections as The HRC (UT Austin), The Center for Creative Photography, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the William Cuendet Foundation in Vevey, Switzerland, to mention a few.
Scott Martin is the owner of Onsight, a training business that helps professionals optimize their workflows for quality and efficiency. Scott is known for pushing technology to it’s limits and for creating techniques to optimize image quality on a variety of process. He holds the first ever known degree in Digital Photographic Imaging, is a beta tester for many products in the industry and has been teaching photography workshops internationally for over 20 years. Scott’s photography studies the intersection of the built environment and the natural environment, and what our structures say about ourselves. His work is shown in galleries, contemporary art museums and is included in many public and private collections.
Katherine is Co-founder, Director, and Senior Master Printer of Flatbed Press. Katherine's expertise as Senior Master Printer is in the collaboration phase of projects, where she works as technical collaborator with artists such as James Surls, Julie Speed, Frank X. Tolbert 2, Trenton Doyle Hancock, and Joan Winter, among many others. Every other year, Katherine directs and teaches a two-week workshop, Immersieve Printmaking at La Romita School of Art in Terni, Italy. In her own work, Katherine uses intaglio printmaking techniques to explore private and universal metaphors.
Belinda Casey is a multi-media artist with an exhibit record of over 30 years. She has taught for over 20 years, many age levels, at many schools. Currently she is a Professor teaching printmaking at Austin Community College. Belinda says, “Art is my dessert and very much a part of my everyday life, and my philosophy is ‘Eat dessert first’.”
Tamarind trained Master Lithographer, Veronica Ceci, took a two-year sabbatical from Flatbed to attend Kent State University in Ohio, where she refurbished the neglected lithography program while working toward her MFA. While at Kent State Ceci further polished her already impressive skills in the medium by repairing broken-down equipment as well as designing and implementing a brand new curriculum for both introductory and intermediate lithography classes. Additionally she found the time to exhibit extensively, including shows at the International Print Center New York and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Prior to her sabbatical from Flatbed, Ceci had worked in the lithography studio with artists such as Luis Jimenez, Sarah Canright, Dan Rizzie, and many others.
Cheryl Finfrock is currently represented by Koelsch Gallery in Houston. Her exhibition history includes NYC, San Francisco, Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen, Czech Republic, and Bulgaria. She enjoyed a solo monotype exhibit at Lessedra Gallery in Sofia, Bulgaria as well. Her current painting series, Secret Places, is a snapshot of recalled experiences – exploring the buried treasures of memory brought to life through human experience. Secret Places explores the cult of place, brought to life through recollected experience.
Alfonso Huerta Garcia
Alfonso Huerta's paintings, prints and drawings combine various media, including egg tempura, oil, pastels, charcoal, and watercolor to depict a series of serene still life studies and portraits expressing the beauty and sensuality of everyday life with a distinctly Mexican soul. Originally from Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico, Alfonso studied painting and life drawing at the Academia de Arte Municipal de Ciudad Juarez and at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas in Mexico City. His paintings and drawings depict the lush and rich textures of his native Mazatlán with strong tropical flashes of color and surrealistic effects of saturated light and shadow.
Currently, Alfonso is working on a series of Mayan Images for a book on the mythology of that culture. In addition, his monoprint, Dancing Jaguar, was used as the book cover for The Drum Wars, a book concerning the archaeologist community at Palenque, Mexico. The book is due out by 2013.
Previous exhibitions have included various shows throughout México. During the past several years since moving to Austin, TX, Mr. Huerta's work has been featured in Images from Mazatlán at the John Henry Faulk Central Library, and a show at the City of Austin, Small Business Development Center. In April of 2003, he won First Place at the 2nd annual Austin's Italian Chalk Art Festival for both Best Original Work and Best of Show. He had a solo show, Dos Mundos / Two Worlds at La Peña Gallery in May, 2003. During the summer of 2004, he was chosen to participate in an international juried exhibition of prints at the 3rd Lessedra World Art Print 2004 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Recently, he participated in a group show of prints with the WPA, Multiple Originals IX at the Julia C. Butridge Gallery in The Dougherty Art Center in September, 2004. Three of his works were selected for a group exhibition, Recuerdos, to commemorate the Dia de los Muertos at St. Edward's University in October, 2004.
Kathy Gurwell has years experience in the fields of paper and printing, beginning with her graphic arts study in Paris and continuing as a Curator Fellow at Tamarind Lithography Institute in Albuquerque, NM and most recently at the Museo della Carta in Fabriano, Italy. She has demonstrated papermaking in San Francisco, Santa Fe, and Houston, where she now lives. Her artistry in this field was recognized a few years ago when Lord & Taylor invited her to display and sell her products at a show of Santa Fe artists in their principal New York City store. More recently she was commissioned to make a 40 x 40 in. piece of paper for the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.
John S Hancock, one half of the Amazing Hancock Brothers, is an artist and printmaker living in the central Texas area that has done his fair share of woodcuts etc etc.
Printmaker Lynne Hubner runs an active print studio in the historic district of McKinney, TX and is founder of the North Texas Printmakers Guild. Hubner earned her BFA at Manhattanville College studying printmaking under John Ross. Her MFA is from the University of North Texas in Denton ,TX. Hubner is an instructor at the Women Printmakers of Austin, Burning Bones Press in Houston, Ghost Ranch of Abiquiu New Mexico, a guest instructor with the Nature Printmaking Society at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology and was a featured artist for PrintHouston Rockin’ and Rollin’ Prints. Her work celebrates the spirit of the people and places she has encountered.Her work is represented by Orisons of McKinney, TX and Davis and Blevins Gallery of St. Jo, Texas.
Heather Parrish is a multi-media artist exploring themes of destabilized boundaries through installation, video, photography, and various paper arts. She recently received her MFA from University of Notre Dame where she taught printmaking classes, and has exhibited nationally and internationally, including solo shows at the Snite Museum of Art, Krasl Art Center, and Flatbed Press. Heather honed her fine art printing skills during her time as a professional printer at Flatbed and relishes the opportunity to put hand-to-ink-to-plate-to-paper again (and guide others in doing so as well) back here on the home front in Austin, Texas.
Samantha Parker Salazar and Koichi Yamamoto
Samantha Parker Salazar is currently a practicing artist residing in Columbus, Ohio. In 2014, Salazar was awarded the John Fergus Family Post-MFA Fellowship in the Visual Arts and also served as lecturer in the printmaking area at The Ohio State University. Salazar received her MFA from The University of Texas at Austin in 2014 and her BFA from Bradley University in 2011. Her exhibition record includes national and international venues as well as public and private collections. Salazar has previously taken her studio practice to Spain and Italy and will be a resident artist at the Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee, Belgium forthcoming.
Koichi Yamamoto completed his BFA at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon 1992, after which he moved to Krakow, Poland to continue his studio practice and study copper engraving at the Bratislava Academy of Fine Arts in Slovakia. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland and completed his MFA at the University of Alberta, Canada in 1999. He has also worked as a textile designer in Fredericia, Denmark. Koichi’s prints explore issues of the sublime, memory, and atmosphere. He has exhibited internationally. He has taught at the Utah State University and University of Delaware, and is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. www.yamamotoprintmaking.com
Cathy Savage creates hand pulled prints and layered collages focused on the hidden complexities found in the every day, often with a mathematical or scientific theme. Inventor Nikola Tesla is a favorite subject. Explorations of surface and texture are common in Cathy's work and she enjoys chronicling her her efforts in her studio blog. As a long time Austinite, Cathy’s work has been exhibited widely in Texas as well as throughout the US, and she has a solo show scheduled for Chicago in 2015.
Originally from London, Jenny currently lives and works in San Francisco. She moved to the US in 2001 and has exhibited widely, nationally and abroad, most notably with the International Print Center in New York. She is a regular visiting Artist at Universities around the country and a regular Artist in Residence at the Kala Art Institute. Jenny holds a BFA in Printmaking from West Surrey College of Art and Design, Farnham. Her work is accepted into prestigious competitions around the US and has won numerous awards. She is represented by Davidson Gallery in Seattle, Warnock Fine Arts in Palm Springs, Vertical Gallery in Chicago, Gallery 72 in Omaha, and the Kala Art Institute Gallery, Berkeley. Her work is in many collections, including the Library of Congress Graphic Arts Collection, Washington DC, the Achenbach Fine Print collection, San Francisco, and the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford UK. She is a Passionate exponent of Printmaking and its place in the Art world. She is a member of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers (RE), London, The Los Angeles Printmaking Society (LAPS), and the Boston Printmakers.