In the Adler Gallery
Making An Impression
On view September 2 through October 30
Join the artist for an Artist Talk Saturday, October 14 at 2 p.m. followed by a reception.
Primarily a printmaker, Beth Atkinson’s medium ranges in woodcut, linoleum, etching, silkscreen and monotype. She has traveled extensively internationally and throughout the United States since her childhood. The National Parks are a particular love and are where she finds much of the inspiration for her prints. The images contained within this exhibition are original Relief Prints.
Relief printing, in art printmaking, is a process consisting of cutting or etching a printing surface in such a way that all that remains of the original surface is the design to be printed on to paper. Ink is then rolled on to the surface of the block, paper is placed on top and then the block and paper are rolled through a press in order to transfer the image from the block onto paper. These relief prints are original handprinted impressions that were printed from either carved blocks of wood or linoleum.
Beth Atkinson received her Masters degree from Queens College and her BFA from Purchase College in Printmaking. She has exhibited in numerous galleries and juried/invitational exhibitions and solo exhibitions throughout New York, California and Washington State including The Yosemite National Park Museum, The Heckscher Museum, Omni Gallery, South Hampton Arts Center, The Orazio Salati Gallery, Firefly Gallery, Islip Art Museum, Central Booking Gallery, Welden Gallery, and Matzke Gallery. Beth is primarily a printmaker working in woodcut, linoleum, etching, silkscreen and monotype. She has traveled extensively internationally and throughout the United States since her childhood. The National Parks are a particular love and are where she finds much of the inspiration for her prints.
In addition to her work as an artist, Beth has also received numerous awards for her contributions to art education including New York State Art Educator of the Year, Long Island Educator of the Year and Harvard University Educator of Distinction.