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PAPERWORKS Forming the Effect, Affecting the Form

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PaperWorks: Forming the Effect, Affecting the Form can be seen as a response to 2020 being the Sonoran Desert’s driest year on record with each artist reflecting on the affecting effects of drought and deluge. What is really is, is a collection of works by a group of thoughtful and sensitive artists pooling their talents in admiration of the natural world and its resilient perseverance in any season.  There is a parallel here to the way an artist creates something magical and beautiful from something found, raw, and unpredictable to the way the desert does the same with what sometimes feels like a single drop of rain.

“Nothing stays the same once the rains arrive. Forms shift and mutate all around us. From the parched browns of our driest season we are transformed into a lush green flower filled landscape. Desert dwellers respond similarly to our rains, as the food source rebounds and many use this time for searching out mates. Rain – It is a lively time of change in the Sonoran Desert.”

Featuring work by PaperWorks members: Jo Andersen, Helen Baribeau, Vanessa Dearing, Judy Derickson, lyn hart, Carol Morgan, C.J. Shane, Beata Wehr, and Bobbie Wilson.

PaperWorks the Sonoran Collective for Paper and Book Artists provides educational and creative opportunities for all who love and work with and on paper. With over 200 members, the group is an all-volunteer organization that promotes the appreciation and enjoyment of the paper and book arts through ongoing meetings, workshops, and special events.

To learn more about PaperWorks go to:  www.paperworks.info

50% of all sales from PAPERWORKS Forming the Effect, Affecting the Form help fund programs at TOHONO CHUL

Please contact James Schaub, Curator of Exhibitions, if you have any questions or would like to purchase artwork: jschaub@tohonochul.org

Artists

Jo Andersen

Jo Anderson is a Tucson artist whose current work involves combining various printmaking and alternative photography methods to create unique or limited edition Artists’ Books.

Lluvia I

cyanotype on paper

11″ h x 9″ w

$160

Lluvia II

cyanotype on paper

11″ h x 9″ w

$160

Lluvia III

cyanotype on paper

11″ h x 9″ w

$160

Lluvia IV

cyanotype on paper

11″ h x 9″ w

$160

Lluvia V

cyanotype on paper

11″ h x 9″ w

$160

Lluvia VI

cyanotype on paper

11″ h x 9″ w

$160

Lluvia VII

cyanotype on paper

11″ h x 9″ w

$160

Lluvia VIII

cyanotype on paper

11″ h x 9″ w

$160

Remaking

artist book with stab binding

8″ h x 12″ w

$250


Helen Baribeau

Helen Baribeau’s interest in art books began when she took a bookmaking class with Judith Golden in the mid 1990’s. Both her interest in glass blowing and Art books led to her back to the U of A, finishing her BFA degree in printmaking. Over the years, she has loved working in ceramics, oils and collage.

Bat

relief print on handmade paper with thread drawing

10″ d

$150

Mesquite

relief print on handmade paper with thread drawing

10″ d

$150

Flight . Bird and Insects

relief print on handmade paper with thread drawing

10″ d

$150

Cardinals

relief print on handmade paper with thread drawing

10″d

SOLD

Small Garden Glove

silkscreen on handmade paper

25″ h x 19″w

$475

Untitled Small Journal

artist book with ecodyed handmade paper with relief print on book cloth cover

4″ h x 8″ w

NFS

Northern Flicker

relief print on handmade paper with thread drawing

10″ d

SOLD


Vanessa Dearing

Vanessa Dearing is a Tucson native who started her art journey in watercolor and has since been exploring collage, assemblage, and making original and limited-edition handmade books.

Desert Alphabet Book Blue

mixed media artists book with reduction relief prints

6″ h x 17.5″ w

$475

Desert Alphabet Book Orange

mixed media artists book with reduction relief prints

6″ h x 17.5″ w

$475

Go Now

acrylic on canvas

20″ h x 20″ w

NFS

Monsoon

mixed media artist book

6″ h x 6″ w

NFS


Judy Derickson

Judy Derickson is the former Art and Art History Instructor at St Gregory College Prep School and is an exhibiting mixed media artist in Tucson.

Heron

found metals

13″ h x 5.5″ w

$130

Caballo

found wire and metal

SOLD

Hawk Feeding Baby

found rusted tools

15″ h x 16″ w

SOLD

Snake Magic

gouache on paper on found redwood with found wire

SOLD


lyn hart

lyn hart is constantly inspired by the sere, sensual and stimulating place that she calls home. Her work explores the many layers of meaning inherent within a sense of place. This is where she belongs. Austere and sublime, the desert is her muse.

la lluvia

handwoven panel on wood batten

25.5″ h x 10.5″ w

$400

petrichor

handwoven panel on wood batten

15″ h x 11″ w

$400

rain prayer

handwoven panel on wood batten

25″ h x 12.5″ w

$400


Carol Morgan

Carol Morgan has been working as a handmade paper artist since 1998. Making paper from cotton, abaca, hemp or kozo is an ancient craft. She enjoys the labor-intensive process from beating the fibers to creating the art. Sculpting paper into 3-dimenional forms is challenging as well as gratifying.

Mica Findings

artist book with paper, mica and organic fibers

17.5″ l

$195

Saguaro Boot

artist book with handmade paper, mica, with saguaro boot

5″ h x 13.5″ w

$195

SOLD


C.J. Shane

C.J. Shane is a visual artist and writer who lives and works in Tucson, Arizona. Her primary interest is in painting, artist’s books, relief printmaking and handmade paper. The natural world, especially the beautiful Sonoran Desert, continues to be the greatest source of grounding and inspiration in her life and work. She pushes her landscape paintings to the point of abstraction in order to convey the mysterious energy of the desert.

April Agave

mixed media

12″ h x 12″ w

$195

Dictionary Project #3: Velvet Mesquite

mixed media

11″ x 14″

$225

Velvet Mesquite Grove

mixed media

16″ x 20″

$295

Tres Amigos

mixed media

SOLD

Light and Shadow

mixed media

SOLD

Ocotillo Memory

mixed media

SOLD

Agua Caliente Park

mixed media

SOLD

March Moon

mixed media

SOLD

Rainstorm

mixed media

SOLD

Sonoran Sun

mixed media

SOLD


Beata Wehr

​Beata Wehr is a visual artist and educator. She was born in Warsaw, Poland, and currently lives and works in Tucson, Arizona, traveling back to Europe every year.  Beata’s paintings are mostly intuitive and much influenced by the place she is in. Since she belongs in two places — her native Warsaw and her adopted Tucson, she travel between them regularly and experience changes of climate, light, colors, culture, rhythm of life and human behavior. She goes back and forth between figuration and abstraction, trying to capture the feelings associated with specific locations or sometimes transforming the landscape into an almost non-descriptive one.

Blue Triptych

watercolor on paper

three pieces 7″ h x 4.75″ w each

$450

Cityscape w19-92

watercolor on paper

4.75″ h x 7″ w

$150

Composition w19-46

watercolor on paper

4.75″ h x 7″ w

$150

Composition w19-53

watercolor on paper

4.75″ h x 7″ w

$150

Desert Landscape w20-4

watercolor on paper

4.75″ h x 7″ w

$150

Desert Mountains w19-50

watercolor on paper

4.75″ h x 7″ w

$150

Desert Stories

mixed media artist book

approx. 11″ l x 19″ w

$950

Great Wall of North America

mixed media artist book

approx. 11″ l x 19″ w

$950

Green Landscape w19-85

watercolor on paper

7″ h x 4.75″ w

$150

Landscape w19-33

watercolor on paper

4.75″ h x 7″ w

$150

Landscape w20-5

watercolor on paper

4.75″ h x 7″ w

$150


Bobbie Wilson

Bobbie Wilson credits the creative energy of PaperWorks for allowing her to bloom as an artist. Her eyes are open to the infinite possibilities of paper, and repurposing paper into something whimsical and fun. She enjoys the tactile and visual aspects of this simple medium, yet the results are so varied and infinite

Rock Paper Leaf

artist book composed of ecodyed papers with encaustic

8″ h x 5″ w

$200

Serendipity

ecodyed paper on pine panel

23.75″ h x 7″ w

$200

Dream On I

ecodyed paper on birch panel with encaustic

6″ h x 6″ w

$100

Dream On II

ecodyed paper on birch panel with encaustic

6″ h x 6″ w

$100

Dream On III

ecodyed paper on birch panel with encaustic

6″ h x 6″ w

$100

Falling II

ecodyed paper on birch panel with encaustic

6″ h x 6″ w

$100

Falling III

ecodyed paper on birch panel with encaustic

6″ h x 6″ w

$100

Falling I

ecodyed paper on birch panel with encaustic

SOLD

Whispers I

ecodyed paper on birch panel with encaustic

SOLD

Whispers II

ecodyed paper on birch panel with encaustic

SOLD

Whispers III

ecodyed paper on birch panel with encaustic

SOLD


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