Arts Council of Kern Holiday Shop

December 2, 2008 at 2:40 pm | Posted in Art Exhibitions | Leave a comment
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The Younger Gallery has a Holiday Art Shop opening tomorrow evening, December 3, 2008, from 4-6 p.m. with refreshments served.

The shop features: the current show by Joseph Yuhasz; other original art; hand-painted ornaments by Kern County artists; notecards; the 2009 “Art of Cooking” calendar; and many other unique holiday items. I contributed several ornaments, plus copies of my booklet, A Fine Masquerade, are available. Eve Laeger’s beautiful notecards are also displayed.

A percentage of sales supports the Arts Council of Kern.

                                      The shop and gallery hours are: December 3 – 23rd, 2008                                        11:00 am to 5 pm Tuesday – Friday

 The Younger Gallery,

1430 Truxtun Ave, Suite 105

Bakersfield CA 93301

Located in the Bank of America Tower

A Fine Masquerade

June 12, 2008 at 2:22 pm | Posted in Art Studio, Mask Collage Series | Leave a comment
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Well, I’ve been hinting strongly at a story with these collages. The narrative connection between the masks really came together after I finished designing them. “A Fine Masquerade” consists of the thirteen collage mask images along with a short story that I’ve made into a small (4” x 5 ¾”) accordion-style booklet. Although not an “artist’s edition” in the traditional sense, all of the work is completed by me in a numbered and signed edition of 75.

In the pure sense, an artist’s edition consists of hand-pulled prints (etching, block, linoleum, etc.), while these were printed with an inkjet printer. The interior pages are cotton paper printed with archival ink, then hand-cut and put together using Yes Paste (also archival). The covers are individually collaged and unique. Each booklet is finished off with a wrapping cord and an African krobo bead.

The price of each booklet is $23.50, which includes CA sales tax. Domestic shipping is $2.00. You may order this via credit card (PayPal) or check. Contact me at joan@joandesmond.com to add A Fine Masquerade to your collection.

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