is known for distinctive color woodcuts. Using non-endangered wood and
brilliant color palettes, Conner creates conceptual woodcuts exposing the
intrinsic wood grain.
exhibits nationally and internationally. Woodcuts are included in over fifty
museum and corporate print collections in the U.S. and internationally: Museum
of Fine Arts, Boston; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco;
Equitable Center, NY; Colorado Springs; Capital One Art Collection, Austin; Fidelity
Investments; State Department Art in Embassies; New York Public Library; Fogg
Art Museum, Harvard University; Library of Congress; List Visual Arts Center,
MIT; Credit Suisse First Boston, London; Federal Reserve Bank, Richmond; University
Health System, San Antonio; Ritz Carlton Hotels; and Neiman Marcus.
and announcements of Conner’s publications appear in Art In Print, Art On Paper,
New Art Examiner, Who's Who in American Art, and Who's Who of American Women. She
collaborates with Katherine Brimberry, Flatbed Press, Austin, TX, publisher of
her woodcuts; and Leslie Miller, Grenfell Press, NYC.
was born in Wilmington, NC, 1948. She received a BFA from Salem College,
Winston-Salem, NC; and MFA from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and
is Professor Emerita at University North Carolina Wilmington. She lives in
Blair works in woodcut and etching, using traditional techniques. Her interest lies with mark-making that is in tune with her material - whether it be copper or wood. The woodcuts are typically monoprints. Her vocabulary includes abstraction, small editions, serial presentation, simplificiation, images emergent from process. Her most frequent subjects are weather and the landscape. The 2017 installation "Salamander Parade" included oversize etchings and is her first figurative work.
July 9 - August 15, 2021 Opening Thursday, July 8th, 2021
Artists in the Paper Boats Portfolio:
Florence Alfano McEwin, Mary Sherwood Brock, Lise R Drost, Aunna Escobedo, Beth Fein, April Flanders, Sherry Jankiewicz, Gesine Janzen, Irena Keckes, Catherine Kernan, Carolyn Liesy, Hilary Lorenz, Martyna Matusiak, Kerry McAleer-Keeler, Stephanie Mercado, Bill Pangburn, Jennifer Anderson Printz, Mumu Wang, Cathy Weiss and the artists of Mono Grafico Colectivo, including Marianne Sadowski, Kay Brown, Nguyen Ly, Don Newton, Beth Peterson, and Victor Rosas.
The Paper Boats Portfolio was sponsored by Los Angeles Printmaking as part of the 2020 SGCI conference that has now been re-scheduled for the 2023 SGCI in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with a stop visiting the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy in May, 2022.
All LA Printmaking members, both students and artist members, may join the Paper Boat Flotilla going to Venice in 2022! Stay tuned for the CALL for ART coming in August 2021.
Exquisite Corpse is a collaborative approach to making Art first used by the Surrealists to create bizarre and intuitive writing and drawing. The LA Printmaking membership, both Student and Artist members, are invited to get creative and collaborate in this project this summer!
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 2023 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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!