Mary Sherwood Brock was born in Washington, DC and attended the Boston Museum School and Tufts
University graduating with a BFA in 1978. In 1990, she moved to Los Angeles and
graduated with an MFA in painting from UCLA in 1992.She has been awarded two traveling scholarships, a Visual Artist Fellowship from the NEA, a Printmaking
Fellowship and Painting award from the Artist Foundation of Massachusetts and UCLA Graduate award. She was a
founding partner of the Artist Proof Cooperative Print Studio in Cambridge MA, which
was honored for it’s contribution to the painterly print by the Boston Public Library in
2000 with an exhibition and catalog; “Proof in Print; a Community of Printmaking
Studios”.She has exhibited her painting and prints in numerous international and national
exhibitions focusing on printmaking since 1980. In recent years she has curated exhibitions researching the history of printmaking in Los
Angeles. “Connections; LA Printmaking 1962-1973” at the Los Angeles Municipal Art
Gallery as part of the LA Printmaking Society’s 20th National in 2010 and brought together 34 significant works from artists who came to prominence in LA in the 1960’s.
In 2013, “Leonard Edmondson” she curated and wrote the catalog for a retrospective of the paintings and prints of this influential
teaching artist at CSUN Art Gallery. In 2014 at the LA Print Space “the press is my
paintbrush” presented work from two master print shops, both artists in their own
right; John Greco of Josephine Press and Francesco Siqueiros of El Nopal Press.She has taught printmaking at the Boston Museum School, Otis College of Art and Design and Loyola Marymount University and continues her
research on the impact of printmaking as an art form for the LA Printmaking
Donna Day Westerman grew up in Ontario and Michigan, where she attended the Detroit Institute of Arts and Crafts (now the Center for Creative Studies) and the University of Michigan. She began her professional career at the age of 14 when she produced greeting cards for National Artcrafts. In 1960 she moved with her family to Boston, where she attended the Boston Museum School. After a year in Spain and England, where she attended London Polytechnic, she returned to the family home in Tustin, California, and enrolled in the masters program at Otis Art Institute. She majored in painting and printmaking and graduated summa cum laude in 1966. She is now a professor emeritus, retired after 32 years at Orange Coast College, where she served as department chair for 20 years and taught printmaking, painting, experimental painting, illustration, life drawing, color and design, computer graphics, set design and humanities.In 1979 she started the first computer graphics department in the nation to be housed within a fine arts division. She developed its curriculum and served as its director for 11 years. During this time she was considered one of the early pioneers in the field and served as a consultant and appeared as a speaker at numerous conferences and events. She won many honors and awards for her efforts, including the “Innovator of the Year” award for both the college and the district. She has been the subject of a number of videos and articles of artists in Southern California and has appeared on CBS TV as the subject of a 15 minute interview. Donna is past president of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society (LAPS), has served as editor of Newsprint, the journal of LAPS, and as Chair of the 18th National Printmaking Exhibition held in Pasadena in the fall of 2006. In 2009 she curated a major exhibition of large scale prints held at the Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion at Orange Coast College.Recently she has moved to the Bay area where she is an artist-in-residence at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley and also works out of her studio in the warehouse district of Oakland, near Jack London Square. She is currently developing a new body of work based on natural elements.
Join us February 1st, 2020 from 1PM-3PM For or a Gallery Walk through with participating artists followed by a Panel Discussion on "Migration and Art” with Pavel Acevedo, Marianne Sadowski and Phumilelele Tshabalala
Included in this exhibition is a special preview of PAPER BOATS, a small flotilla will be on view in preparation for LA Printmaking on view at SGCI 2020 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 1-4, 2020.
The ImMigration Project, back from an exciting installation in Venice Italy, in October 2019 currently comprises 145 artists from all over North America and Europe! This unique collaborative art project will continue to grow and travel. Help us find the next venues! And stay posted on all the news when you follow the ImMigration project on Facebook and Instagram!