Gordon Mortensen

Jean Burg is an MFA graduate of Otis Art Institute and has taught there as well as at Occidental College and Woodbury University. She was co-founder of Triad Graphic Workshop in Los Angeles and past president of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society. Her works are in numerous public and private collections. She has exhibited widely in the United States and abroad, Los Angeles County Museum, La Jolla Museum, Long Beach Museum, Oakland Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Seattle Art Museum and many other museums and galleries.
In my early life I always painted. My parents let me paint huge murals on our walls and I did several murals for the community but did not think of it as a career. I went to San Francisco State University where I studied Dance, psychology and Science with a focused on the human body in movement. After three years in college I got a summer job as an actress in The Sound of Music. That lead to a few years exploring what life would be like as an actress. All the while I painted as a way to center myself and I had a few exhibitions of my paintings. By 24 I turned all of my attention to art making and moved to the art haven of Santa Fe New Mexico. It was there that my life as an artist was launched. My skills as a visual artist were honed with the help of that supportive art community. Working from my studio in Santa Fe I made paintings that were exhibited all over the US and Europe. In 1997 I moved to Seattle for 14 years. The landscape of the Pacific Nothrwest impressed called to me. Inspired by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai and his 36 views of Mount Fuji, I created 36 Views of Mount Rainier in the medium of Hokusai, wood block printing.The loss of my father to Leukemia and my mother to Alzheimer’s fundamentally changed my artistic direction. I had previously always expressed my self  by making images I turned my focus to writing a book. I worked through my grief as I wrote about my creavtive, loving and artistic family.The process helped me understand how they had always supported me and my development as an artist. After the book launch in 2016 I moved to Alexandria, Virginia and became a member of Printmakers Inc at the Torpedo Factory. As fortune would have it that I have found another wonderful supportive artistic community that has embraced me as I return to print making.
Dale Klein was born in Buffalo NY and spent most of her life in Upstate New York.  After 25 years as a Clinical Social Worker, she received her Bachelors Degree in Studio Art in 2006 and her MFA from Rutgers in 2010. She is now living and working in Rochester. Dale is a painter and printmaker whose primary interest is in the post-industrial landscape of the Northeast United States as a microcosm of what is happening to our country and most of the developed world.  She is interested in the concept of entropy and how it affects contemporary life. Working on the boundary of abstraction and realism, she transforms her world in order to delve into it deeper emotionally and let the viewer bring his or her preconceptions to it. Since 2006, Dale’s prints have been in numerous national juried shows and have won several prizes including the Purchase Prize at Hunterdon Museum of Art. She had solo show at the Washington Printmakers Gallery in 2012, a two-person show in Rochester in 2009 and a three-person show at Nazareth College in Rochester in 2105. She has been chosen to participate in two juried portfolios, the Syracuse University Printmaking Department MFA Portfolio and the Purdue University Portfolio, Disguise. In 2012 Dale was commissioned to create the annual patron print for the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester and in 2015, The College at Brockport purchased a print for its new Liberal Arts Building. Her work was also selected to be in the Los Angeles Printmaking Society’s 20th annual show and she was admitted to the LA Printmaking Society. She has been awarded a residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, the Hambidge Center, and The Millay Colony. She has  taught printmaking at the Garfield Middle School in Revere, MA and printmaking, painting, and drawing at the Creative Workshop at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester.
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