Vinita Voogd

Vinita Voogd

www.vinitavoogd.com
In creating my collagraph prints, I utilize experiences available to me with a diverse array of materials and techniques to create a visual feast. 

I draw inspiration from the beauty of the Pacific, the rolling vineyards of France, the patches of tulip farms in Holland, from the intensity and colors of India, and the urban and suburban landscapes of California. These impressions are combined on my inked plates with handmade papers collected from Japan, France, India, Nepal and Thailand. I cut, scratch, adhere, mold and manipulate materials onto my plates without conventional limitations. 

By producing prints using everyday mundane materials, I am placing my work in an entirely new context, with the goal of challenging and changing the viewer’s perceptions. In an age of extremes, wealth and poverty, peace and discord, technology and ecology, my art strives for a universal landscape of harmony, blending cultural decorative motifs, color, texture and pattern.

Mina Tang Kan was born in Shanghai, China and graduated from Vassar College and after working in New York City art galleries, received a Master of Arts in Printmaking from CSULB, in Long Beach, California, where she served on the faculty.of that college and later at El Camino College, Golden West College and at the Palos Verdes Art Center. She is a Past President of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society and former Gallery Director of the Huachuca Art Association. Her art work, which includes oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors, woodcuts, etchings, photo-etchings, silk screens, and monoprints, has been exhibited in Los Angeles, Paris, London, Hawaii, Korea and Arizona, and included in many private and corporate art collections. She has resided in Arizona since 1995 and in 1999 was honored as Artist of the Year in Sierra Vista. Currently she is also the director of the Tang Gallery, 32 Main Street, in Bisbee, Arizona.
Sandra Beard is from Ontario, Canada and now lives in Sacramento, California.  She received her B.A. in Fine Art from the University of Ottawa, Ontario and an MFA from San Jose State University.  Other studies include working with Master Printer, Joe Zirker and residencies at KALA, the Edna St. Vincent Millay Colony and the Vermont Studio Center.  Her prints and paintings have been exhibited locally and internationally: Spain, France, England, Korea, New Zealand, Canada and Denmark. 
Bill Pangburn studied fine arts at the Phillips-Universitaet, Marburg an der Lahn, Germany; Tulane University (BA), New Orleans, LA; and Pratt Institute (MFA), Brooklyn, NY.A professional artist who works in painting, printmaking, and installations, he is currently an adjunct professor for studio art at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and the director of the Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery at John Jay College.
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