Whiteaker Printmakers' juried exhibition, "Pressing Matters 2016," opened August 2 at Emerald Art Center in Springfield, Oregon. Juror Karen Kunc, Cather Professor of Art (Printmaking) at the University of Nebraska, selected four pieces to receive awards:
- First place: Mika Aono Boyd (Eugene OR), "Healing Process"
- Second place: Ben Beres (Seattle WA), "Time Machine"
- Third place #1: Becky Blosser (Lancaster PA), "Perched Lookout"
- Third place #2: Judy Mensch (New York NY), "Land"
These winning works, along with twenty-one other equally impressive pieces, can be viewed in the Emerald Art Center mezzanine gallery, open 11-4, Tuesday-Saturday. A public gallery celebration will be held August 12, 5-8 pm, during the Downtown Springfield Second Friday Art Walk. "Pressing Matters 2016" runs through September 2.