Multnomah Arts Center Winter 2016

Posted on November 29, 2015

Here is my class schedule for Winter Term in MAC’s Trayle Print Studio. Contact MAC to enroll:

Monotype Methods
Wednesdays 10am – 1pm (class)
1:30 – 3:30pm (optional studio)
January 13 – February 10
Explore trace, reductive, additive, and viscosity approaches to monotype, as well as drypoint and chine collé techniques, in this fun and informative class.

Mixed Media Assemblage with Hand-Printed Papers
Wednesdays 10am – 2:30pm
February 17 – March 16
Create original mixed media collages that include your own hand-printed papers, using oil-based inks and acrylic washes. Incorporate found objects in your compositions.

mixed media with hand-printed papers at MAC

mixed media with hand-printed papers at MAC

Art In The Pearl Booth 2015

Posted on September 18, 2015

AITP Booth 2015

Art In The Pearl Invitation

Posted on August 31, 2015
Art In The Pearl Fine Arts & Crafts Festival Labor Day Weekend in Portland's North Park Blocks

Art In The Pearl Fine Arts & Crafts Festival
Labor Day Weekend in Portland’s North Park Blocks

August MAC Workshop

Posted on July 23, 2015

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June Sitka Workshop

Posted on June 28, 2015

A Collage Approach to Monotype Printmaking Workshop
June 13 – 15 at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology

Photos are from my recent three day workshop at Sitka Center on the Oregon Coast. The weather was glorious and the time flew by – such a delightful group.

Oil-based inks were layered on plexiglas plates using stencils, printing blocks and relief plates made during the workshop. Chine collé elements were adhered during transfer to paper with the Ray Trayle etching press. Beautiful hand-printed papers for collage were created using the leftover inks.

Building layers of ink on the plexi plate

Old book pages to be used as chine collé elements

Hand-printed papers drying in the window

Finished monotypes

May Show Invitation

Posted on April 22, 2015




February Newsletter

Posted on March 11, 2015

May, acrylic with collage

Mary Lou Zeek Gallery Pop-Up Exhibition

Blink…and you’ll miss it

February 23rd – 28th
Daily – noon to 6pm

Artists Reception February 24, 5 – 7pm

267 South Commercial Street
Downtown Salem
Directly across from the Convention Center’s Sculpture Garden

Mary Lou Zeek Gallery does it again! I am very pleased to have four pieces featured in this group exhibition, including May, at left. This will be a show not to miss.

Marcy's News February 2015web

Sitka’s Smith Studio

Sitka Center for Art and Ecology: A Collage Approach to Monotype

June 13 – 15, 10am – 4pm
February 23 – Member’s Registration
March 9 – Public Registration

Sitka Center for Art and Ecology is located just north of Lincoln City on the beautiful Oregon Coast. I am delighted to offer my printmaking workshop at Sitka this summer.

Combine a variety of techniques to create layered monotype prints in this three day workshop. Make your own stencils, printing blocks and relief plates and learn to create hand-printed collage papers. Develop a monotype series using your handmade tools, a ghost print technique, vibrant layers of oil-based inks and the chine collé method of collage.

New collage on  paper

New collage on panel

In the Studio

Having great fun in the studio this winter; working on collages for a show at Luke’s Frame Shop in May.

First I created a collection of hand-printed papers using stencils,relief plates,oil based inks and acrylic glazes. I am now layering the patterned papers with monotypes, etchings, and bits of old maps and sheet music. These new works explore playful juxtaposition of pattern, line and color.

Look for show details this early spring.

Boulder Creek Installation

Posted on October 1, 2014

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Two monotypes hanging at WVP Medical Group Boulder Creek, thanks to Mary Lou Zeek Gallery


Coast Explorer Magazine

Posted on February 1, 2009


Oregon Home Magazine

Posted on July 1, 2002