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Sarah Smelser

Join us at EXPO Chicago, the International Exposition of Contemporary Art

EXPO Chicago

Manneken Press is pleased to announce our participation in EXPO Chicago 2018. Visit us in booth #421 to see our recent projects, editions, portfolios, unique prints and other works on paper. To preview works in our booth visit our Artsy page. For tickets and other info click here.  We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!

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Exhibition: Sarah Smelser and Jonathan Higgins at Knox College

Manneken Press, Jonathan Higgins, Sarah Smelser, The Box Gallery

I’ll Be Your Mirror: Recent Work by Sarah Smelser and Jonathan Higgins, an exhibition of monotypes by Smelser and metalpoint drawings by Higgins, will be on view at The Box Gallery, Galesburg, IL February 8 – March 9, 2018. Utilizing transparent veils of color and thin Asian papers, Sarah Smelser creates prints with an abstract sensibility that are informed by drawing and that reference cartography, the body, cycles in nature, and mundane objects. In his…

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“Inland Art: Sarah Smelser” by Paul Krainak

Sarah Smelser, Manneken Press

Critic and artist Paul Krainak has written an insightful article on the work of Sarah Smelser, published this week in The Community Word. Link to the article here. Pictured above: Sarah Smelser: To Lay Out (Kala), 2017. Monotype, 20″ x 16″. For more than twenty years, working primarily in the medium of monotype, Sarah Smelser has produced abstract works which have been exhibited widely. She the co-founder of Manneken Press and Professor of Art at Illinois…

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Tamarind Institute benefit includes a print by Sarah Smelser

Manneken Press Sarah Smelser monotype

Tamarind Institute, the venerable organization credited with the revival of hand lithography in America and charged with the training of new generations of Master Printers, is holding its annual WIN/WIN Art Lottery benefit on Saturday, September 16, 2017. This is Tamarind’s primary fundraiser to provide scholarships for students and residencies for artists. All artwork has been generously donated by Tamarind artists, printers, and friends, to support Tamarind Institute. Manneken Press and Sarah Smelser are proud to…

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Manneken Press Artists’ Exhibitions

Recent, current and upcoming exhibitions by Manneken Press artists Jonathan Higgins is exhibiting metalpoint drawings in point/line/shape/form, a 5-person exhibition at the McLean County Art Center in Bloomington, IL. The exhibition runs through February 18, with a reception for the artists on Friday, January 20, 5 – 7 pm. Philip Van Keuren’s 2016 photogravure “Shrub II” is included in Idols And Impossible Structures: New Prints 2017/Winter at the IPCNY, 508 W 26th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY. Exhibition dates are…

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Sarah Smelser news

MM&S, Sarah Smelser, Nasty Woman Exhibition

A monotype by Sarah Smelser graces the cover of the Winter 2016, Vol. 1, Issue 5  of MM&S, the e-zine covering monotype, monoprint and strappo. The publication can be obtained in PDF or hard copy format through Magcloud. Sarah’s work can currently be seen in the Nasty Women Exhibition, an exhibition to benefit Planned Parenthood, at the Knockdown Center, Maspeth, Queens, NYC. View more monotypes by this Nasty Woman on the Manneken Press website.

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