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SUSAN LOWDERMILK • PRINTMAKER AND BOOK ARTIST • EUGENE, OREGON USA
www.susanlowdermilk.com
susan@susanlowdermilk.com

EDUCATION
MFA, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon; Printmaking, June, 1991
BFA, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado; Printmaking and Graphic Design, May, 1986

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Art and Applied Design Instructor, Lane Community College, Eugene, Oregon, 1997-present.
Graphic Designer/Illustrator, Poppie Advertising Design, Inc., Eugene, Oregon, 1994-1997
Graphic Designer, SOI Systems, Vida, Oregon, 1989-1994
Graduate Teaching Fellow, Drawing, University of Oregon, 1989-1991

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS, INTERNATIONAL
Museum of the Miniature Book, Baku, Azerbaijan
Lessedra Gallery, Sophia, Bulgaria
Naestved Municipal County Archives, Naestved, Denmark
Post Denmark Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark
Klingspor Museum, Offenbach am Main, Germany
Dedalo Center for Contemporary Art, Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy
University of Applied Sciences in Amman, Jordan
Moscow Museum of Art, Moscow, Russia
Jack Ginsberg Collection, Johannesburg, South Africa

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS, NATIONAL

Museums
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bainbridge Island, Washington
Getty Museum of Art, Malibu, California
Portland Art Museum, Gilkey Center for Graphic Arts Collection, Portland, Oregon
Museum of Modern Art, New York City

 

Community
Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
New York Public Library, Special Collections, New York City
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library
City of Mesa, Arizona
Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado
Mount Angel Abbey Library, St. Benedict, Oregon
Lane Community College, Eugene, Oregon
Topeka and Shawnee County Library, Topeka, Kansas

 

University Libraries
Baylor University, Waco, Texas
Boise State University, Boise Idaho
Brown University Library, Providence, Rhode Island
Corcoran College of Art, Washington DC
Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington
George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
Maryland Institute College of Art, Decker Library, Baltimore, Maryland
Massachusetts College Of Art and Design
North Idaho College, Molstead Library, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Pepperdine University, Malibu, California
Princeton University, Graphic Arts Library Archives, Princeton, New Jersey
RIT Library, Rochester Institute of Technology, Wallace Library. Rochester, New York
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California
Savannah College of Art & Design
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah
Swarthmore College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
University of Denver, Penrose Library, Denver, Colorado
University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
University of Idaho Library, Moscow, Idaho
University of Louisville, Ekstrom Library, Louisville, Kentucky
University of Michigan, Special Collections Library, Ann Arbor, MichiganUniversity of Nevada, Reno, Nevada
University of Oregon Special Collections, Eugene, Oregon
University of Oregon School of Law, William W. Knight Law Center, Eugene, Oregon
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Burlington, Vermont
University of Washington, Special Collections Library, Seattle, Washington
Utah State University, Logan, Utah
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
Washington State University, Spokane, Washington
Watkins College of Art, Design and Film, Nashville, Tennessee
Yale University, Haas Arts Library, Special Collections, New Haven, Connecticut

 

REPRESENTATION
23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon, (artist’s books), 2009-present
Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, Colorado (artist’s books), 2009-present
Vamp and Tramp Booksellers, Birmingham, Alabama, (artist’s books), 2004-present
Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Gallery, Washington. (artist’s books and prints) 2007-present
The Kelmscott Bookshop, (rare books), Baltimore, Maryland, 2017-present
Rental Sales Gallery of the Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, (prints), 2001-present
Joshua Heller Rare Books Inc., Washington D.C. (artist’s books), 1991-2015

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS
Visiting Artist, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April, 2015
Art Residency, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, April-May 2015
College Book Art Association Project Assistance Award, $500 for Last Gods’ Retreat, 2014
Best of Show Award, Infinite Possibilities, artist books inspired by math and science, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland Oregon, 2012, “Mutata eadem resurgo, Though
transformed, I shall remain unchanged.” artist book
First Place Award, Handmade and Bound Nashville, Watkins College of Art, Design and Film, Nashville, Tennessee, 2011, “A Ritual to Read to Each Other,” artistbook
Honorable Mention, 2nd Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition, Granville Island, Vancouver, Canada, 2002, “Twister,” wood engraving
Juror’s Award, Mayors Art Show, Jacob’s Gallery at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Eugene, Oregon, 2001, “Alegory,” wood engraving
Juror’s Award, Mayors Art Show, Jacob’s Gallery at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Eugene, Oregon, 1996, “Elegy,” artist book
Best of Show, The Art of the Book, Mary Mackey Gallery, Denver, Colorado, 1994, “All My Relations.” artist book
Purchase Award, Bookworks, Galleria Mesa at the Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona, 1992, “Interior Passage,” Artist Book
Honorable Mention, Sunriver 12th Annual Juried Art Show, Sunriver, Oregon, 1991, “Interior Passage,” artist Book

 

SOLO, TWO/THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2010

  • “Art Under Cover, Opening up Artists’ Books,” Knight Library, University Of Oregon
  • “Inclusion and Distillation, Black and White,” Jacob’s Gallery, Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Eugene, Oregon

2007

  • “Prints by Susan Lowdermilk and Renee Manfred,” Island Park Art Gallery, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, Springfield, Oregon

2005

  • “Susan Lowdermilk, Relief Prints,” Pierce College Art Department Gallery, Lakewood, Washington

2004

  • “Printmakers; Tallmadge Doyle, Susan Lowdermilk and Ken Paul,” Jacob’s Gallery, Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Eugene, Oregon

2003

  • “Prints,” Pietro Belluschi Gallery, First Presbetarian Church, Cottage Grove, Oregon
  • “Prints and Artist’s Books,” Unitarian Universalist Church, Eugene, Oregon

2000

  • “Susan Lowdermilk and Marilyn Robert; Relief Prints and Fibers,” Lane Community College Art Gallery, Eugene, Oregon

1995

  • “Artist’s Books,” Mount Angel Abbey Library, St. Benedict, Oregon

1994

  • “Artist’s Books and Prints,” Wessel and Leiberman Booksellers, Seattle Washington
  • “Artist’s Books,” Jacob’s Gallery, Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Eugene, Oregon
  • “Two Oregon Printmakers; Susan Lowdermilk and Tallmadge Doyle,” Goodstein Gallery, Casper College, Casper, Wyoming
  • “Artist’s Books,” Eugene Public Library, Eugene, Oregon

 

INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
2017

  • International Wood Engravers Invitational Exhibition, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, Washington
  • NUMU, New Museum, Los Gatos, California, Power of the Page: Artists’ Books as Agents of Change
  • “Celestial Navigations” The Gallery, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, Bainbridge Island, Washington

2015

  • “Carpe Librum” The Gallery, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, Bainbridge Island, Washington
  • ABC, Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, Southern Utah Museum of Art, Cedar City, Utah

2014

  • “Small Pleasures Invitational” Jacobs Gallery at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Eugene, Oregon
  • “5 Artists,” Shraeger & Clarke Gallery, Eugene, Oregon
  • “Ink This! Contemporary Printmaking in the Northwest,” Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington
  • “Connections,” Printmaking and Drawing Exhibition, The Gallery at the Watershed, Eugene, Oregon

2013

  • “Wood Engravers International Invitational,” Davidson Galleries, Contemporary Print and Drawing Department, Seattle, Washington
  • [Book]Art Inspired by Science [Books], Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Buffalo, New York, Curated by the library’s rare books curator, Amy Pickard.
  • Print Arts Northwest at the 11th Lessedra World Print Annual, Lessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • “The Big (Bad) Bug Show,” The Gallery, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, Bainbridge Island, Washington
  • “Movable Books,” 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2012

  • “It’s Not About Me,” Sandy Tilcock, lone goose press, Jacobs Gallery at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Eugene, Oregon
  • “11th Lessedra World Art Print Annual – Mini Print 2012” Lessedra Gallery and Contemporary Art Projects, Sofia Bulgaria

2011

  • “Forces at Play” Work from Print Arts Northwest Printmakers, Runyan Gallery, Newport, Oregon
  • “Bookworks,” an invitational book arts and letterpress show, Lewis and Clark State College Center for Arts, Moscow, Idaho
  • “How We Spend Our Days,” from the collection of Print Arts Northwest, First Presbyterian Church Gallery, Portland, Oregon
  • “Keeping the Faith.”  Eugene Storefront Art Project, Heron Building, Eugene, Oregon
  • “If We Shadows.”  Work from Print Arts Northwest Printmakers, Gallery 114, Portland, Oregon
  • “Mentor/Student, Lane Community College Art and Applied Design Faculty and selected students,” Gallery at the Airport, Eugene, Oregon
  • “Rearrangement: Art & Text, “Featuring the work of 6 artists who highlight the aesthetic qualities of the written word. Oregon Arts Alliance Gallery, Eugene, Oregon
  • “The Moon,” The Gallery, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, Bainbridge Island, Washington
  • “Print Arts Northwest 30th Anniversary All-Member Show.” Traveling exhibition. venues, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Lower Columbia College, Longview Washington

2010

  • “Small Pleasures,” Jacobs Gallery at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Eugene, Oregon
  • “Augen Print Invitational,” Augen Gallery, Portland, Oregon
  • “A Show on the Go…, Lane Community College Faculty Art,” Gallery at the Airport, Eugene, Oregon
  • “Time and Again”, artists’ books on the theme of time drawn from the University of Washington Libraries Book Arts Collection, Seattle, Washington

2009

  • “The Artists of Print Arts Northwest” at Mt Hood Community College, Gresham, Oregon
  • “In the Loop, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Gallery, Bainbridge Island, Washington
  • “Beautiful Books,” Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, Colorado

2008

  • Naestved International Exhibition of Contemporary Mini Square Prints, an international survey of contemporary miniature prints, initially be exhibited at
  • Naestved Cultural Centre and Museum in Denmark exhibition spaces and travelling exhibition
  • “How the Ink Feels,” traveling art exhibition of poetry broadsides, The exhibit traveled to over forty venues in Oregon, Idaho, Washington, and Alaska, and made visits to California, Georgia, Kansas, Nebraska, New Hampshire, and Wyoming.
  • “Public Places, Private Spaces,” artwork from the Mesa Arts Center permanent collection, Mesa, Arizona

2007

  • “International Print Project,” cross cultural print exchange between artists of Print Arts Northwest and printmakers in Amman Jordan in honor of the 60th anniversary celebration of diplomatic relations between the United States and H.K. of Jordan. To be part of the permanent collection.
  • “Print Arts Northwest,” PCPA Art Bar, Portland Oregon
  • “Land and Sea: Newport Art Center,” Newport, Oregon
  • Invitational show, Cannon Beach Art Gallery, Cannon Beach Oregon
  • “The Art of the Book, 2007,” Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Gallery, Bainbridge Island, Washington

2006

  • “A Turn of the Crank, Artists and Writers in Dialogue” Book Buffs, Denver, Colorado

2005

  • Print Arts Northwest, Washington State University, Vancouver, Washington
  • “Artists Who Teach,” Art and Applied Design faculty exhibition of Lane Community College at DIVA (Downtown Initiative for Visual Art), Eugene, Oregon
  • “Pushing the Margins: an Exhibition of Northwest Book Arts,” White Lotus Gallery, Eugene, Oregon

2004

  • “5th Annual Benchmark Printmakers Show,” La Folette Gallery, Eugene, Oregon
  • Print Arts Northwest, Visual Arts Center, Newport, Oregon
  • “Committee’s Choice,” Gallery at the Airport, Eugene, Oregon
  • “A Cut Above,” Register Guard Newspaper Building, Eugene, Oregon
  • Print Arts Northwest, Sandy Public Library, Sandy, Oregon
  • “Ninety from the Nineties: A Decade of Printmaking,” Artist’s books from the collection of the New York Public Library, New York, New York

2003

  • “Printmaking, Traditions and Innovations,” six Portland and Eugene printmakers, ArtCentric Gallery, Corvallis, Oregon
  • Invitational group show with Northwest Print Council, Pierce College, Lakewood, Washington
  • Print Arts Northwest, Visual Arts Center, Newport, Oregon
  • Print Arts Northwest, Beppu Gallery, Pacific City, Oregon
  • “The Book, Print and Time,” Group exhibition by Portland Book Arts Collective and Northwest Print Council
  • Kathrin Cawein Gallery of Art, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon
  • Print Arts Northwest, Rogue Gallery, Medford, Oregon
  • Group Exhibition of Prints, Northwest Print Council, Southern Oregon University
  • Print Arts Northwest, Pierce College, Tacoma, Washington

 

2002

  • Group Exhibition of Gallery Artists, Sam Davidson Galleries, Seattle, Washington
  • “A Collective Passion; Benchmark Printmakers,” La Folette Gallery, Eugene Oregon
  • “A Collective Passion; Benchmark Printmakers,” Springfield Museum, Springfield, Oregon
  • “Community Squared,” community art project, Provenance Gallery, Art and the Vineyard Festival, Eugene, Oregon
  • “Werkstatt Kunstmarkt,” Invitational group show and sale, Ateliergemeinschaft, Winnenden, Germany
  • “The Creative Path,” Lane Community College Art Faculty, Art Gallery at the Airport, Eugene, Oregon
  • “September 11th Memorial Portfolio,” Original prints organized by the American Print Alliance, Atlanta, Georgia, Exhibition locations:
  • 2002, Thomas Hospital, Fairhope, Alabama, Cape Cod Community College, West Barnstable,     Massachusetts.
  • 2003, Christus Schumpert Medical Center, Shreveport, Louisiana, Thomasville Medical Center, Thomasville, North Carolina, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia, Print Arts Northwest, Portland, Oregon, Seattle Center, Seattle, Washington
  • 2004, Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, Vancouver, Washington, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, Illinois, Santa Fe Community College, Gainesville, Florida, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia,
  • 2005, College of Eastern Utah, Price, Utah, Dadian Gallery, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC
  • 2006, VanDeb Editions Gallery, New York City

2001

  • “Labour of Love II,” Invitational show of Eugene printmakers, La Follette Gallery, Eugene, Oregon
  • “Works on Paper,” Robert Canaga Gallery, Eugene, Oregon
  • “Into the Woods,” Wood engravings by the Wood Engravers’ Network, Allen Library, University of Washington, Seattle
  • “New Artists Show,” Rental Sales Gallery of the Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon
  • Group Show, Robert Canaga Gallery, Eugene, Oregon
  • “Fibers and Relief Prints,” Robert Canaga Gallery, Eugene, Oregon
  • “Werkstatt Kunstmarkt,” Ateliergemeinschaft, Winnenden, Germany International Mainz Small Press Fair, Mainz, Germany

2000

  • “Word Pictures/Picture Words,” artist’s books show, Sandusky Cultural Center, Sandusky, Ohio
  • “Labor of Love,” prints by Eugene women printmakers, Lafollette Gallery, Eugene, Oregon

1999

  • Cannon Beach Art Association Gallery Group Show, Cannon Beach Oregon
  • “If you go down to the woods, today…,” works by the members of the North American Wood Engraver’s Network, The Line Gallery, Linlithgow, Scotland
  • “Member’s Show,” Northwest Print Council, Washington State University, Vancouver, Washington

1998

  • “Artist’s Books and Prints, Invitational show, curated by Art Source, Mills Building Lobby, San Francisco, California
  • “Oregon Printmaker’s Studio Holiday Show,” Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, Oregon
  • Member’s Show of Prints, Oregon Printmaker’s Studio, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon

1997

  • “Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Invitational Exhibition,”Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
  • “Member’s Show,” Oregon Printmaker’s Studio, City Hall, Springfield, Oregon
  • “Northwest Print Council,” Visual Arts Gallery, City Hall, Gresham, Oregon

1996

  • Artists’ Books in the Ginsberg Collection, with some South African Books from Other Collections. An exhibitionat the Johannesburg Art Gallery from 25th August to 27th October, 1996
  • “Oregon Printmaker’s Studio 10th Anniversary Show,” Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, Oregon
  • “Future Communication, Post Denmark’s Mail Art Exhibition,” international mail art show exhibited in post offices throughout Denmark, now a permanent collection of Post Denmark’s Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • “Impressed,” invitational fine press exhibition, Library Gallery at Humboldt State University, Eureka, California
  • Member’s Show of Prints, Northwest Print Council, Northwest Print Council Gallery, Portland, Oregon
  • “Like Frost on a Window, The Beauty of the Written Word,” artist’s books, Gallery at the Airport, Eugene Oregon

1995

  • “Hot Off the Press,” Maude Kerns Art Center member’s show with the Oregon Printmakers’ Studio, Eugene, Oregon
  • “Pyramid Atlantic’s 4th Biannual Book Arts Fair Invitational Exhibition,” Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
  • Group Show with the Northwest Print Council, Artists Repertory Theatre Gallery, Portland, Oregon

1994

  • “Member’s Art,” Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, Oregon
  • Invitational Print Show at the Mary Mackey Gallery, Denver, Colorado
  • “Hand Pulled Prints, Lithographs,” CSK Gallery, Denver, Colorado

1993

  • “2nd Annual Handmade Book Show,” Seattle Book Center, Seattle, Washington
  • “Fresh Pressed,” Oregon Printmakers’ studio exhibition, Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, Oregon
  • “Women’s Caucus for Art Invitational Exhibition,” EMU Gallery, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

1992

  • Oregon Printmakers’ Studio Invitational, Rogue Gallery, Medford, Oregon
  • “By the Book,” Elaine Horwitch Galleries, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • “Northwest Artist’s Woodcuts,” Kirkland Arts Center, Peter Kirk Gallery, Kirkland, Washington

1991

  • Oregon Printmakers’ Studio Group Show, Cafe Central, Eugene, Oregon
  • Oregon Printmakers’ Studio Group Show, William White Gallery, Eugene, Oregon
  • Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • “Boundless Vision,” exhibition of artist’s books, San Antonio Art Institute, San Antonio, Texas
  • Exchange of prints between Irkutsk Printmaking Guild, Irkutsk, Siberia, and Oregon Printmakers’ Studio, Eugene, Oregon
  • “MFA Graduate Exhibition,” University of Oregon Museum of Art, Eugene, Oregon

 

JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2018

  • The Printed Page III, book works that utilize hand-printed elements in their production.
  • February 20 – June 10, 2018, Anderson Academic Commons, Gothesfeld Room University of Denver March 2 – 31, Tallyns Reach Library, Aurora, CO,
  • March 3 – April 30, Dayton Memorial Library, Regis University, Denver, CO

2017

  • Parts of a Whole: New Work from MCBA’s Artist Community, Minnesota Center for Book Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • CODEX VI Book Fair and Symposium, Berkeley, California

2015

  • 3rd International Artist’s Book Competition Lia 2015, FoLia 2015, Guatelahara, Mexico
  • Parts of a Whole 3: New Work from MCBA’s Artist Community, Minnesota Center for Book Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • “Backstory: Exploring The Boundaries of the Book,” 2016 College Book Art Association Juried Members’ Exhibition, Vanderbilt University, Space 204, Nashville, Tennessee, 2016
  • Beyond Words: Contemporary Book Art, Foothills Art Center, Golden, Colorado

2014

  •   Sacred/Profane, artist books focused on religion and spirituality, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland Oregon
  • The Book as Art: Expanding the Limits, a featured exhibition of the AJC-Decatur Book Festival. The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, Georgia
  • “BOOKS AS ART: Structure, Image Text,” member’s exhibition of Northwoods Book Arts Guild, The Bear Gallery, Fairbanks Arts Association, Fairbanks, Alaska

2013

  • CODEX IV Book Fair and Symposium, Berkeley, California
  • CBAA (College Book Art Association), juried members exhibition, “ Present [ation] Public [ation] Install [ation],” J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City

2012

  • Infinite Possibilities, artist books inspired by math and science, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland Oregon
  • “Mayor’s Art Show,” Jacob’s Gallery, Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Eugene, Oregon

2011

  • “Prints,” Centro Cultural of Washington County, Washington, juried through Print Arts Northwest
  • CBAA (College Book Art Association), juried members exhibition, School of Fine Arts Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

2010

  • “Drawing in the Expanded Field,” Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University Department of Art, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • “Other Voices, Other Rooms,” Juried exhibition from Print Arts Northwest, Waterstone Gallery, Portland, Oregon
  • Winter’s Passing” – The Art of the Print, Juried exhibition from Print Arts Northwest, Runyan Gallery, Newport, Oregon
  • “Prints,” Juried exhibition from Print Arts Northwest, Northwest Resourse Federal Credit Union, Portland, Oregon

2009

  • “Art in Small Packages: Miniature Artist Books from America,” Sponsored by The United States Embassy,
  • Baku, Azerbaijan- An Official Part of the Baku Biennale “Aluminium.”
  • “Miniatures,” Vistra Gallery, Eugene, Oregon
  • “The Beautiful Book,” Juried traveling exhibition of artist books, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, Colorado
  • “Scissors: Pop-up,” original movable and handmade books, Florida Craftsmen Gallery, St Petersburg, Florida

2008

  • “Maternal Legends,” Juried exhibition of artist books, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon
  • “PRINTMAKING TODAY, mostra di arte calcografica,” Juried exhibition of prints and artist books, Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy
  • “Unbound,” juried book arts exhibition, Cannon Gallery of Art, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, Oregon
  • “The Illustrated Word,” juried exhibition of letterpress broadsides, Maude Kearns Art Center, Eugene, Oregon

2007

  • “Road Trip, An Oregon/Minnesota Book Arts Exchange,” juried show, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • “Sense and Sensuality, A National Juried Exhibition of Artist Books,” 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2006

  • “Mayor’s Art Show,” Jacob’s Gallery at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Eugene, Oregon

2004

  • “Mayor’s Art Show,” Jacob’s Gallery at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Eugene, Oregon

2003

  • “Food is…,” juried exhibition and benefit for Food for Lane County, White Lotus Gallery, Eugene, Oregon
  • “Art About Agriculture,” Corvallis Art Center, Corvallis, Oregon

2002

  • “Built by Hand: The Book as Art,” international juried book exhibition, sponsored by Pyramid Atlantic, Eleven, Eleven Sculpture Space, Washington D.C.
  • BIMPE II; 2nd Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition,” juried show, Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

2001

  • “Mayor’s Art Show,” Juried show; Jacob’s Gallery at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Eugene, Oregon 2000
  • “Mayor’s Art Show,” Juried show; Jacob’s Gallery, Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Eugene, Oregon
  • La Petite VIII,”  Juried show of small format two and three dimensional artworks, Alder Gallery, Coburg, Oregon

1998

  • “Petite VI,” Juried show of small format works, Alder Gallery, Eugene, Oregon
  • Bookatecture;” An exhibition of artist’s books and book related furniture, Juried show, Astra Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland
  • “The Crush; A Celebration of Wine, Art and Food,” Juried show; Convention Center, Lane County Fairgrounds, Eugene, Oregon

1997

  • “Mayor’s Art Show,” Juried show; Jacob’s Gallery at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Eugene, Oregon

1996

  • “Mayor’s Art Show,” Juried show; Jacob’s Gallery at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Eugene, Oregon

1995

  • “Dressing the Text: The Fine Press Artist’s Book,” juried exhibition and three year traveling show, Exhibition schedule: Octagon Gallery, The Art Museum of Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz, California; Clark Humanities Museum, Scripps College, Claremont, California; Vernon R. Alden Library, Special Collections, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio; Minnesota Center for the Book Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Davidson Library, Special Collections, University of California, Santa Barbara, California; John Hay Library, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island; Olin Library, Mills College, Oakland, California

1994

  • “Into the Woods: Woodcuts and Wood Sculpture,” juried exhibition, Eugene Airport Gallery, Eugene, Oregon
  • “The Book as Art,” juried exhibition, Mary Mackey Gallery, Denver, Colorado

1993

  • “Works on Paper, 1st CSU Art Alumni Juried Exhibition,” Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

1992

  • “Mayor’s Art Show,” juried exhibition, Jacob’s Gallery, The Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Eugene, Oregon
  • “Women’s Struggles, Women’s Visions,” national juried show of work by women artists, Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, Oregon
  • Bookworks,” juried exhibition of artist’s books, Galleria Mesa, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona

1991

  • Sunriver 12th Annual Art Show,” juried exhibition, Sunriver, Oregon
  • The Art of the Contemporary Book: New Works,” juried exhibition, Ohio State Book Arts Conference

 

COMMISSIONS   

  • Cover artist, “Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology and Life Sciences,” Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2011-2012
  • lone goose press and University of Oregon’s Knight Library Press, Eugene, Oregon, Sandy Tilcock, publisher, woodcut and relief engravings for fine press broadsides and books. Writers: William Stafford, Kim Stafford, Sallie Tisdale, Ivan Doig, Rennard Strickland, John Daniels, Robert Bly, Gabriel Rummonds; 1991-present
  • Wood engraving, bookplate for Anne and Terry Carter, Eugene, Oregon

WORKSHOPS TAUGHT

2017

  • “Shadow and Light: LED-Illuminated Pop-Up Artist’s Book,” Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, Oregon

2016

  • “A Journey in Time Tunnel Book,” Puget Sound Book Arts Guild, Tacoma, Washington

2015

  • “Shadow and Light: LED-Illuminated Pop-Up Artist’s Book,” Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2014

  • “Techniques in Non-Toxic Intaglio Printmaking,” Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Otis, Oregon

2013

  • “Techniques in Non-Toxic Intaglio Printmaking,” Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Otis, Oregon
  • “Introduction to Wood Engraving,” Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, Oregon

2012

  • “A Journey in Time Tunnel Book,” Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Otis, Oregon
  • “Woodcut and the Meandering Line,” Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, Oregon

2011

  • “Artist Books and Pop-up, a Sampler,” Oregon Art Education Association Fall Conference, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

2010

  • “Artist Books and Pop-up, a Sampler,” Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, Oregon
  • “Artist Books and Pop-up, a Sampler,” Eugene Textile Center, Eugene, Oregon

2008

  • “Artist Book and Pop-up Basics,” Western Oregon University, Monmouth, Oregon

1992

  • “Letterpress Woodcut” lone goose press, Eugene, Oregon

 

PUBLIC LECTURES

2017

  • “Process and Perspectives,” Prints from Print Arts Northwest, In conjunction with the Print Arts Northwest print exhibition at Lane Community College’s Art Gallery, curated and artist lecture by Tallmadge Doyle and Susan Lowdermilk

2016

  • “Projects and Perspectives, Painting and Printmaking: A discussion of Art and Art-Making with JS Bird and Susan Lowdermilk,”Academic Colloquium sponsored by Faculty Professional Development, Lane Community College, Eugene, Oregon

2015

  • “Visiting-Artist Lecture,” Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • “Book Arts Roundtable with artist Susan Lowdermilk,” Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2014

  • “Susan Lowdermilk and her Movable Books,” ESAP (Eugene/Springfield Art Project), Oregon

2013

  • “Artist’s Books and the 2013 Codex International Book Fair and Symposium.” Lane Community College Type Club, Eugene, Oregon

2008

  • “Artists’ Books,” in conjunction with Artists Books and Pop-up workshop, Oregon University Art Department, Monmouth, Oregon

2007

  • “The Invention of Printing; Information Revolution to Artistic Innovation,” Lane Community College Art Gallery
  • “Prints from Print Arts Northwest,” LCC Art Gallery

2005

  • “Artist’s Books, Defined?,” lecture with Sandy Tilcock, White Lotus Gallery , Eugene, Oregon

2004

  • “Woodcut Printmaking,” Lecture/Demonstration, Jacob’s Gallery at the Hult Center for the performing Arts, Eugene, Oregon

2003

  • “Communication Explosions, Letterpress to Internet,” UO Summer Program, Siena, Italy
  • “Woodcut Printmaking, Lecture/Demonstration, ArtCentric Art Center, Corvallis, Oregon

2002

  • “Contemporary Printmaking,” Lane Community College Art Gallery, Eugene, Oregon

2001

  • “Artist’s lecture; Relief Printmaking,” for 25th anniversary of Lane Arts Council, Robert Canaga Gallery, Eugene, Oregon

2000

  • “Artist’s lecture; Relief Printmaking and Artist’s Books,” Lane Community College Art Gallery, Eugene, Oregon

 

PUBLICATIONS

500 Handmade Books Volume 2, Lark Crafts, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 2014

Featured Artist, Oregon Art Supply, oregonartsupply.com/category-s/1879.htm, 2013

 

REVIEWS, ARTICLES

“Gallery tries for balance with ‘5 Artist,’” By Randi Bjornstad, The Register-Guard, Eugene, Oregon, July 17, 2014, http://registerguard.com/rg/entertainment/arts/31792137-60/artists-clarke-gallery-exhibit-pieces.html.csp

“Fine Art Sales Join Holiday Traditions,” By Randi Bjornstad, The Register-Guard, Eugene, Oregon, Dec 5, 2013

“Book Art Inspired by Science,” By Jack Foran, Artvoice Weekly Edition, Issue v12n17 (04/25/2013), Buffalo, New York, http://artvoice.com/issues/v12n17/art_scene/book_art

Friends of William Stafford, A Newsletter for Poets and Poetry, Volume 18, Issue 1 – Spring/Summer 2013, Lake Oswego, Oregon

Is Print Dead? The CODEX International Book Fair Begs to Differ, By SF Weekly Wed., Feb. 20 2013, By Lydia Laurenson, San Francisco, California

“These popup books were made for gawking at Florida Craftsmen Gallery,” Lennie Bennett, Times Art Critic, Saturday, October 3, 2009

“Book Art Inspired by Science,” by Jack Foran, Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v12n17 (04/25/2013) » Art Scene , Buffalo, New York

“Calling on Tunnel Books,” Ed Hutchins, Salem, New York, Movable Stationery, the quarterly publication of the Movable Book Society, Volume 20, Number 3, Salt Lake City, Utah, August, 2012

“The Transience of Virtual Fractals,” By R.P. Taylor, Physics Department, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences Magazine, Milwaukee, WI, 2011

“Going primitive | An exhibit all in black and white is well worth a look,” By Bob Keefer, The Register-Guard Eugene, Oregon, June 3, 2010

“Transforming Brutalism: Student Art Prints Improve the Learning Environment,” by Tamara Pinkas League for Innovation in the Community College online journal, January 2010, Volume 5, Number 1

“Judgment day Jurors for one of Eugene’s most popular art exhibits … By Bob Keefer, September 11, 2008, The Register-Guard. Eugene, Oregon

“The Invention of Printing; Information Revolution to Artistic Innovation,” by Susan Lowdermilk,

Lane Community College Moment, Spring issue, 2007

Eugene Weekly, “LCC Artists at DIVA,” by Sylvie Pederson, March 31, 2005, Eugene, Oregon

The New York Times, “Books as Art Objects, (Reading Is Optional),”  by Michael Frank, January 2, 2004.

Eugene Weekly, “Four Printmakers, Two Shows,” by Sylvie Pedersen, February 19, 2004, Eugene, Oregon

Eugene Register Guard, “Art Walk United by Polish, Variety,” by Bob Keefer, February 8, 2004, Eugene, Oregon

Multiples, “66th Annual Exhibition of the Society of Wood Engravers at the Bankside Gallery, London,” by Claire Andrews, Oxford England, 2003

“Art in the City’s Center,” by Lois Wadsworth, Eugene Weekly, Eugene, Oregon, September 21, 2000

“Celebrate Artists,” by Lois Wadsworth, Eugene Weekly, Eugene, Oregon, September 21, 2000

 

CATALOGS

Pop-up Now II: a juried exhibition of movable books, Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon, November 4 – December 17, 2016

“BOOKS AS ART: Structure, Image Text,” member’s exhibition of Northwoods Book Arts Guild, Bear Gallery, Fairbanks, Alaska, 2014

Wood Engravers International Invitational, Davidson Galleries, Contemporary Print and Drawing Department, Seattle, Washington, 2013

Infinite Possibilities: Math, Science, Book Arts, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon, November 30 – December 29, 2012

Marking Time, a traveling exhibition from the Guild of Book Workers

The Beautiful Book, Exploring the Allure of Artist Books, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon, June 5-27, 2009

Maternal Legends, A National Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Artist Books, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon, December 5, 2008 – January 3, 2009

Voices and Vessels: A Confluence of Ideas and Passion in Fine Press Books and Broadsides by Sandy Tilcock, 23 Sandy Gallery, October, 2008

HOW THE INK FEELS A celebratory final exhibition of poetry broadsides assembled by the Friends of William Stafford, curated by the Lewis & Clark College Special Collections, and exhibited at the Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art at Lewis & Clark College, June 5, 2008 through July 13, 2008

Sense and Sensuality, National Juried Artist Book Exhibition, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon, June 27 -August 4, 2007

BIMPE II Catalogue
The Exhibition Catalogue for the Second Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition, Granville Island, Vancouver, Britsh Columbia, Canada, July 1- October 12, 2002

Catalogue: International books – The Artist Book – South Africa, 1996

“Dressing the Text,” The Fine Press Artists’ Book A national, juried competition and exhibition sponsored by the Printers’ Chappel of Santa Cruz and The Are Museum of Santa Cruz County April 15—May, 31, 1995

 

CURATORIAL

2017

  • “Process and Perspectives,” Prints from Print Arts Northwest at Lane Community College’s Art Gallery, curated by Tallmadge Doyle and Susan Lowdermilk

2015

  • Juror, “Backstory: Exploring The Boundaries of the Book,” 2016 College Book Art Association Juried Members’ Exhibition, Vanderbilt University, Space 204, Nashville, Tennessee, 2016

2014

  • Guest Curator, “Connections,” Printmaking and Drawing Exhibition, The Gallery at the Watershed, Eugene, Oregon

2011

  • Exhibition Juror, Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Annual Members Exhibit at Evergreen State College, Evergreen Gallery, Olympia Washington

2010

  • Exhibition Juror, Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Annual Members Exhibit at the University of North Carolina

2008

  • Exhibition Juror, Mayor’s Art Show, Jacob’s Gallery, Hult Center for the Performing Arts

2007

  • Curator, Print Arts Northwest printmaking exhibition, Lane Community College Art Gallery

2005

  • Exhibition Juror, Oregon Country Fair
  • Exhibition juror, DIVA (Downtown Initiative for the Visual Arts)

2004-05

  • Exhibition Committee, Jacob’s Gallery at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts

2001

  • Juror, Public Art for the Parks Art Selection Committee, National call for artists, $125,000 budget to choose permanent art for Eugene city parks, Eugene Oregon

 

CONFERENCE HOST

Wood Engravers’ Network Conference, McKenzie Bridge and Eugene Oregon, 2018

 

NON PROFIT ARTS

President, Eugene Printmakers Community Studio, 501c3, 2015-present

 

MEMBERSHIPS

Movable Book Society, since 2012

Guild of Bookworkers, Northwest Chapter, since 2010

College Book Art Association, since 2009

American Print Alliance, Atlanta, Georgia, since 2006

Wood Engravers’ Network, Ann Arbor, Michigan, since 1997

Print Arts Northwest, Portland, Oregon, since 1992

Lane Arts Council, Eugene, Oregon, since 1991

Oregon Printmakers’ Studio, cooperative, Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, Oregon, 1993-1999

 

LANE COMMUNITY COLLEGE SERVICE:

WORKSHOPS HOSTED THROUGH LANE’S PRINTMAKING PROGRAM

Letterpress with Sean O’Reilly, Eugene Type Club, 2015, 2016, 2017

LED and Pop-up, Eugene Type Club, May 2017

Pinhole Photography and Cyanotype Imagery in Creating Artist Books, Rebecca Zeiss, May 21-22, 2016

Dynamic Collaborations, a Printmaking Workshop; Drypoint, Chine Colle, Monotype, Rick Bartow & Seiichi Hiroshima, April 25-26, 2015

Text, Abstraction and Sound, 2014 Matthew Tyson, March 7-8, 2014

Altered Books, Jean Dibble, Oct. 19-20, 2013

Mezzotint workshop with Ryan O’Malley, May 15-16, 2010

Andie Thrams, Wild Autumn Magic, Surface Design and Accordion Books, November 6-7, 2010

Jody Dunphy, Collagraph February 13-14, 2010

John Saling, copper engraving, May 9-10, 2009

Jody Dunphy, Collagraph February 7-8, 2009

Paul Gentry, wood engraving, Nov. 1-2, 2008

Tracy Templeton Non-toxic Intaglio Printmaking (Imagon film),May 3-4, 2007

Dan Weldon, Solarplate Non-toxic Etching, June 17-19, 2005

 

PROJECTS

“The Power of the Press” Exhibition of Underground Press Syndicate newspapers and related materials at Haugland Commons, October 1 – December 8, lecture by Sean O’Reilly, October 24, 2017

Artist In Residence Program, 2017-present

Drive by Press, May 12-13, 2010, public lecture, outdoor woodblock shirt printing event

Drive By Press, April 27-28, 2009, outdoor woodblock shirt printing event, three public lectures, Intaglio class, Silkscreen class and LCC and community

Art-o-mat® host, (art vending machine,) www.art-o-mat.org 2004-present

Organized DIVA Gallery Show, in celebration of Lane’s 40th Anniversary, “Artists Who Teach,”

Lane Community College Arts Faculty Exhibition, March-April, 2004

I-5 Oregon Community College Graphic Design Educators’ meetings 1997-present

Gallery Director with Satoko Motouji and Marilyn Robert, 2001-2006

 

COMMITTEES

College Now Graphic Design Liason 2005-present

Chair, Art on Campus Committee 2005-2016

Scholarship Committee 1998-2009

Art Gallery Committee 2000-2007

Search Committee, Art and Applied Design, Ceramics 2014

Search Committee Art and Applied Design, 3D Faculty, Chair 2008

Search Committee Art and Applied Design, 2D Faculty 2007

Search Committee Art and Applied Design, 3D Faculty, 2007

Search Committee Art and Applied Design, Media Arts, 1998

 

AWARDS

Schaeffer innovation award Photography Collection project, 2014-15

Schaeffer innovation award Alumni Print Collection project, 2011-12

Schaeffer innovation award Poetry on the Walls project, 2010-11

Schaeffer innovation award Alumni Prints Collection project, 2008-09

 

SABBATICAL AWARDS

“Exploration of Analog Graphic Arts Processes; Book Design, Letterpress Printing, Paper Marbling, Field Drawing,” Minnesoata Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska, Spring, 2015

“Communication Arts; Graphic Design, Artist’s Books and Printmaking,” Italy, Germany, England, New York City, Fall 2003

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, CONFERENCES

Southern Graphics Council International Printmaking Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2018

CODEX International Book Fair and Symposium, Richmond and Berkeley, California, 2017

College Book Art Association Conference, Vanderbuilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, 2016

Southern Graphics Council International Printmaking Conference, Portland, Oregon, 2016

College Book Art Association Annual Meeting, Scripps College, Claremont, California, 2015

Southern Graphics Council International Printmaking Conference, San Francisco, California, 2014

College Book Art Association Conference, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2014

CODEX International Book Fair and symposium, Richmond and Berkeley, California, 2013

College Book Art Association, Mills College, Oakland, California, 2012

College Book Art Association, School of Fine Arts Gallery, Bloomington, Indiana, 2011

College Book Art Association, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, Oregon, 2010

Southern Graphics International, Columbia College Chicago, Illinois, 2009

College Art Association, Seattle, Washington, 2004

Graphic Design Educators’ Conference, Seattle, Washington 2003

Crossing Boundaries: East West Symposium in Print Art, Portland, Oregon, October 10-13, 2001

College Art Association, Los Angeles, California, 1999

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, WORKSHOPS TAKEN

Peter Fraterdeus, Approaching Perfect Letterpress Impression, Focus on Book Arts, Forest Grove, Oregon June 21-22, 2017

Paul Johnson, Pop-up (dove tail joints), Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland 2012

Julie Chen, Expanding Your Book Brain, Eugene, Oregon 2008

Laura Russell, Digital Artist Books, Lane Community College, Eugene, Oregon, 2006

Carol Wax, Mezzotint, Portland Northwest College of Art, Portland, 2006

Wood Engravers’ Network, The Palace of the Governors Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2005

Julie Chen, Expanding your Book Brain, lone goose press, Eugene, Oregon 2003

Wood Engravers’ Network Conference, Daniel Smith Art Supplies, Seattle, Washington, 2001

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, OTHER

Textile study tour of Turkey, organized by Faculty member Marilyn Robert, September, 2001