Jennifer Leach works primarily in woodblock and linoleum relief printmaking techniques. As an artist printmaker, designer, and illustrator, Jennifer’s work has won awards in national competitions and has been accepted into juried shows including at Manhattan Graphics Center, Erie Art Museum, Butler Institute of American Art, Morgan Conservatory, and Artists Archives of the Western Reserve. She served as president of The Print Club of Cleveland from 2019-2021 and continues to serve on its board. Jennifer is a member of The Society of American Graphic Artists (SAGA) and is on its regional council. Jennifer lives in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.
I work as a printmaker and sculptor. My prints are both representational and abstract; several prints directly reference my sculpture. My work is diverse. I have never been an artist with a ‘groove’ but prefer challenge and discovery with emphasis on materials’.how things are made. I am in love with the nuances and power of black ink.
Ann Chernow is an American artist who is known for her portrait-style illustrations that evoke the images of female cinematic figures of the 1930s and 1940s. Born and raised in New York City, Chernow studied music and art from a young age and acquired an affinity for the arts. Chernow was exposed to several movies that left a lasting impression and prompted her to make the likenesses of leading ladies. Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Norma Shearer and Katharine Hepburn were the subjects of some of her works in the late 1990s. In most of her works, however, Chernow avoids specificity, choosing instead to portray universal situations through figures who are inspired by film but reinterpreted to transcend stereotypes. Chernow has worked extensively in the mediums of lithography, silkscreen, etching, and oil. She currently resides in Westport, Connecticut, and serves her community through the arts.
Lee Ann Frame
Born near the shores of Lake MI I spent much of my youth out-of-doors where I continue to be most comfortable and spiritually engaged. Nature keeps me in awe by continually challenging me beyond my comfort place. My work is an extension of the anxiety and the freedom I feel when I explore the nearby shoreline of Lake Michigan and new discoveries in unfamiliar places. These experiences are triggers from my imagination. A new relationship begins with the start of each print, taking energy, attention, and passion. I work in hand pulled multi-print media techniques, etching, and woodblock. What I want to say, the materials I work with, is a collaborative process that takes time to develop. My hope is that my work will conjure memories, tap the imagination and allow for an intimate visual experience.
Marcia Neblett studied at SUNY Purchase College (BFA) taking her first woodcut class with Antonio Frasconi. She studied at Stony Brook University (MFA) in painting and printmaking. Marcia has exhibited her works in venues such as: The Bronx Museum of the Arts, The Everson Museum of Art and the A.I.R. Gallery. Marcia has been a Visiting Faculty/Artist at The City University of New York (Lehman College), The College of William and Mary and The University of Madras, India. Marcia has held faculty positions at The City University of New York, Cazenovia College, Farmingdale State College, The Savannah College of Art and Design and Norfolk State University.
Jean Allemeier Boot
Jean Allemeier Boot has been an artist her entire life and a printmaker for the past fifteen years. She holds a BFA degree in Studio Art, with a minor in Art History. Jean feels a close connection with the natural world and she works from direct observation to interpret her surroundings through original prints and oil paintings. Jean is a juried member of SAGA and the Boston Printmakers. She strives to practice safe and sustainable printmaking techniques. Her work has been exhibited in state, national, and international exhibitions. Jean is represented by LaFontsee Galleries, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she lives and works.
Fay Stanford was born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1950. She has no formal training, but has taken classes in art centers, at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and at the Fleisher Memorial. She reports on life as a suburban housewife, with occasional detours into a universe populated by alternative animal life. Her work has been shown in and around Philadelphia.
After receiving his BFA degree, Doug was accepted into the printmaking graduate program at Wichita State University, gaining his MFA degree in Printmaking in 1982. Later, he was accepted into the Wichita Artists Guild: Doug was a member for 12 years, serving on the Board of Directors for 7 years and as President for 3. A Gallery 12 member/partner since 1988, Doug served as President for 4 years. Founded in 1977, Gallery 12 is the longest running artist cooperative gallery in Wichita and Kansas.
Doug started a printmaking program at the Wichita Center for the Arts in 2002 and has been teaching printmaking at the Center since then. He is also the founder of the Tallgrass Prairie Press, an association of local printmakers based at MarkArts Art Center.
Doug is also an acrylic painter and currently teaches acrylic painting and printmaking at MartArts Art Center and Friends University.
Originally from New York City, Cathie Crawford lived six years in Saudi Arabia and France. She has concentrated on the reduction woodcut since earning an MFA degree in 1987 from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.
Her work has been included in thirty solo exhibitions, ninety juried national shows and twenty international juried exhibitions since completing a BFA from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Crawford has received forty-seven awards at both the national and regional level, four this past year. Her woodcuts have been exhibited in twenty-nine states as well as Bulgaria, France, Poland, Saudi Arabia, and the UK.