Join me in my studio on October 12th, 13th, 19th, or 20th!

A Rat is born!

Portland Open Studios 2013
Watch Artists at Work
October 12, 13, and 19, 20 10am-5pm

I’m participating in Portland Open Studios 2013 – along with 95 other artists around the Portland Metro area. This is a great opportunity to see the private spaces where artists work, view demonstrations, and learn more about the creative process – from the inside!

To discover other artists’ studios in your neighborhood and experience the full range of artists at work, pick up a Tour Guide. The $20 Tour Guide is a ticket for two adults (children under 18 are free) and includes images of the artists’ work, a fold-out map, and a 2013/14 calendar. On a budget? We’ve also got a $7.50 Map Only ticket, also good for two adults, all four days.

Tour Guides can be purchased online at www.portlandopenstudios.com or are available at all New Seasons, and Muse, Collage, I’ve Been Framed, and Columbia Art, from participating artists and many other retail locations throughout the Portland metro area.

If you would rather navigate the tour from your smart phone, then we offer a Portland Open Studios app for iPhone and for Android. The app includes studio navigation via Google Map, the ability to add notes for future reference and search artist by name or media. Go to the app store to get yours for only $9.99.

Check the blog for last minute updates as well as articles about select artists and special offers for tour visitors: http://www.portlandopenstudios.com/news/

Hope to see you on the tour October 12, 13, and 19, 20 10am-5pm!

This weekend: The Esoteric Book Conference

Just a quick reminder, I’ll be spending this weekend hosting the Art Show at the 5th Annual Esoteric Book Conference.

The Art Show and Book Room are open to the public from 9:30am – 6:45pm on Saturday the 14th, and 10:30am – 6:45pm on Sunday. Featured this year are the works of Hagen Von Tulien, Divine Mania, Joseph Uccello, Kate Merriwether Lynch, and Daniel A. Schulke. Original prints and reproductions will also be available from a number of other artists including Don Farrell, Kat Lunoe, Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule, and a few Three Hands Press artists including me.

Upcoming shows

Raven Artist Proof with 23k gold, garnet, lapis lazuii, yellow ochre, and hematite

We’ve been busy cutting mats, bagging and boarding prints, and I’ve been gilding and hand-coloring some unique artist proof prints in preparation for late summer/fall shows. A few new woodcuts are in the works, though it may be some time before they are unveiled. Additionally, a new website is also in the works, which is why we’ve fallen behind on updates here. If you’d like a peek at what is new, I highly recommend a jaunt by my art page on Facebook. It is regularly updated with photos and tidbits.

Want to see work in person?

Seattle, Washington — anytime

The Xylographic Menagerie show at Gargoyles is over, but a large selection of standard edition prints remains, including the last available numbered Raven. Gargoyles is located at 4550 University Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98105.

Sacramento, California — August 9 – 11
I’ll be attempting to cram a lot of art into a very small space, including new hand-colored and gilded Artist Proof prints such as the Raven to the right. NOTOCON vending hours are 9am-6pm Friday and Saturday, 9am-3pm Sunday. Although the conference is a private event, the vending area will be located on the 2nd floor terrace in the atrium and is open to the public. The event is located at Embassy Suites Sacramento Riverfront Promenade, 100 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, California 95814

Providence, Rhode Island — August 22 – 25

A couple of unique works will be part of the Ars Necronomica show at the Providence Art Club opening August 12th. I’ll be attending the reception August 22nd, and will be a guest at NecronomiCon Providence. Look for my work in original woodcut print form and as silk screened t-shirt format at the Arkham Bazaar/Sigh Co. Graphics booth in the vendor’s hall.

Seattle, Washington — September 14 – 15

I’m proud to be hosting the Art Show at the 5th Annual Esoteric Book Conference. The Art Show and Book Room are open to the public during conference hours. Featured this year are the works of Hagen Von Tulien, Divine Mania, Joseph Uccello, Kate Merriwether Lynch, and Daniel A. Schulke. Original prints and reproductions will also be available from a few other artists, including myself.

Portland, Oregon — October 12-13 and 19-20

I’ll be once more taking part in the Portland Open Studios Tour. I’ll be opening up my studio along with fellow printmakers Beth Kerschen and Tara Murino-Brault both weekends from 10am-5pm. Join us then for live printmaking action!

Online — anytime

As always, if you can’t make it to an event, I do my best to make my work available online. Original prints may be ordered anytime via my Etsy storefront. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Inquiries may be sent to: Liv.Raineysmith@gmail.com

Chimera printer’s ornament from Arcanum Bestiarum

Cthulandia now available

Cthulandia 2nd edition

For those who missed out on the 2013 Portland H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival edition of Cthulandia, I’m offering a 2nd edition printed in black ink on cream cotton rag paper.

Cthulandia
2013
woodcut print
2nd Edition, limited to 50 prints
10 x 8″ paper size
8 x 6″ block size

Available now via my Etsy storefront.

Prints will also be available this Friday July 12th at the Bite Studio group show in Portland, OR.

Xylographic Menagerie opening June 21st in Seattle

Gargoyles Statuary in Seattle has invited me to show from June 21st through July 15th. Xylographic Menagerie will feature original woodcut prints created for Arcanum Bestiarum.

The opening reception from 6-9pm Friday June 21st is part of the University District Art Walk and will include a full selection of all available Arcanum Bestiarum prints, standard editions of the book, and a special printer’s ornament bonus print with every Arcanum Bestiarum print purchase. Bonus prints and books will only be available during the opening reception.

I will be traveling to Seattle for the June 21st reception, so please join me there!

The Gargoyle Statuary, Inc.
4550 University Way N.E.
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: 1-800-253-9672
In Seattle: (206) 632-4940

The 2013 H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival

Finished Cthulandia woodcuts awaiting signing and numbering

Join me May 3rd through 5th at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland, Oregon!

We’ll have my usual display in the vendor’s room, packed with Lovecraft-inspired woodcuts as well as the brand new Arcanum Bestiarum series. The print selection will include beasts not yet available online including trial proofs, a few unique hand-colored pieces, framed works, and a couple otherwise sold out surprises one of my dealers forgot they had! A few standard copies of Arcanum Bestiarum will also be available, and I’ll be happy to oblige if you already have a copy you’d like signed.

Shub-Niggurath Capra Silvae cum Mille Prolibus
Since I’m also an artist guest this year, I’ll be part of Panel 6: Makers of Arcane Artifacts on Sunday from 12:30 to 1:30

Unearthly objects once glimpsed in nightmares can now be purchased in shops and held in your tentacled limb. Artisans, crafters and makers discuss their inspiration and process. (Rainey-Smith, Phinney, Soles, Koi)

Last, but definitely not least, join me Saturday from Noon to 2pm for the Pickman’s Apprentice Art Competition!

Armed with a number of sharp knives and a block of wood, I’ll be facing off against eldritch artists Mike Dubisch, Nick Gucker, and Lee Moyer.

Some of the best Lovecraftian artists working in the field today will have 90 minutes to create a masterpiece based on a theme suggested by the audience. Last year’s theme was “Shoggoth Circus” and Lee Moyer, Nick Gucker, and Mike Dubisch raced to complete images of both horror and hilarity. Attend this fascinating event to help choose this year’s theme and watch the process of creation right on the stage.

The audience will judge the winner of the competition, and all pieces of art created will be auctioned off to festival attendees, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Animal Aid, Inc.

To be quite honest, I’m not 100% certain I can make a woodcut print from sketch to finish in 90 minutes, but I’m crazy enough to try! Come cheer us on as we duke it out for the title of Pickman’s Apprentice 2013.

What will I be carving this Saturday at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival? Join us there and give us your suggestions!