Archive for April, 2008

A Portable Art Portfolio

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Lyn Bishop Portable Portfolio

For years I have carried a small folding paper-based portable art portfolio with me everywhere I go. Dog-eared and well worn, it served it’s purpose as a quick tool to share my art with others. It has it’s limitations – it holds only 12 pieces – and updating it with new work is a labor of love (print out thumbnails, cut thumbnails, glue thumbnails to portfolio – you get the idea).

But no longer! I still carry my portable portfolio with me everywhere I go, but now-a-days, it is in the form of a sleek and ultra-modern presentation contained on my iPhone! (more…)

Matcha Soft-Cream Cone says Thanks!

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

Bishop Screen Print Youre Sweet

At the beginning of 2008 I realized that this was a milestone year for my art career. Not only am I celebrating 10 years as a practicing, professional artist, I realized that in the early months of the New Year, I would add my 100th collector to my community of supporters.

Wow! This was cause for celebration and I wanted to find a way to say Thank You to each of them.

So, I got to work in the print studio, cutting paper, mixing ink and burning screens for an edition of 100 prints as a special gift for my 100 collectors. The image is from my travels, from the town of Uji, Japan — a town seeped in the smell of roasting tea . (more…)

Conceptually Bound at Mohr Gallery, Mt. View

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

An exhibit of beautiful artists’ books has just opened at The Mohr Gallery in Mountain View. Nanette Wylde has curated a thoughtful show that shares “what is meaningful” in the life of the artist — as expressed through the books they make. It’s up until May 25

Conceptually Bound: Exhibition of Artist Books
Judith HoffmansExpedition to an unknown land
by Ludmilla Paulsdotter, 2005


Alternative Digital Printmaking Demo

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

Lyn Bishop digital monoprint transfer technique

April 19, 2008
11-1 or 3-5

Accent Arts
392 California Ave.
Palo Alto, CA

Sign up by calling Accent Arts.

Join Nina Deckart, sales representative for Golden, and myself as we demonstrate process, show examples, and answer your questions about the new Digital Grounds recently released by Golden.

We will be discussing how to print images onto a variety of media; handmade papers, cloth, acetate, mylar, gel and paint “skins” and more. We’ll show you how you can move beyond standard inkjet papers, and give you the information you need to create your own custom substraits.

I look forward to seeing you there. By the way, what do you think of this whole idea of Alternative Digital Printmaking? Leave your comments here.

Open Studio Preview Exhibit

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Lyn Bishop 21st Century LivingIt’s Open Studio time again.

You’re invited to preview the artwork by many of the artists who participate in this yearly event. The preview exhibit is an excellent way to sample several of our local artists in one convenient place. This year, I’ll be showing one or two pieces from my Mundane Spaces : Far Away Places series in this group show.




Opening Reception to be held at Expo Daily
2235 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA
Sunday, April 13
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

If you miss the reception, the show at Expo Daily will be open daily from April 9 – 26, Monday – Saturday 10-6, Sunday 11-5.

And of course, I hope you will come out to my studio during the weekend of May 10-11. (more details on my Open Studio to come soon)

Click for more information about Silicon Valley Open Studios.