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The inkspots are a collective made up of area printmakers. The inkspots were formed in 2007 by Virginia who explains that the group is greater than the sum of its parts. “We take classes together. We learn new techniques.”
Not that the group marches in lock step. Each artist’s work is as individual as the artist herself. Their techniques include monotype, monoprint, drypoint etching, lithography, solarplate etching, woodcuts, linocuts and relief work.
Members of the group include Bay Hallowell, whose career includes education coordinator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. Bay feels that everything she creates is “an experiment, a blend of careful deliberations and in-the-moment decisions.” Inés Monguió, clinical neuropsychologist, states “the time spent in the creative process actually recharges me, even though my body may ache.” Dr. Judy Larson, who is a printer herself, is the first holder of the R. Anthony Askew Chair in Art at Westmont College, where she directs the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art and teaches art history.
The inkspot’s documentation took place in 2015 and was sponsored by Mary & Jim Galbraith. The AfterGLOW was hosted by 643: A Project Space.
The Focus On The Masters archive has extensive information about these artists.