Monotype Marathon 2008
July 1 – 19, 2008
The 14th annual Monotype Marathon is a rewarding joint venture in printmaking that benefits artists, art patrons, the arts community, and the ICA.
The Monotype Marathon is an intensive weekend of workshops held in professional printmaking studios throughout the Bay Area and led by accomplished monotype artists. During the workshops, artists produce a number of prints, the best of which are included in an exhibition at the ICA. At the end of the three-week show, the prints in the exhibition are auctioned. All proceeds help support the ICA.
donates $300 to the ICA enabling an artist to participate in the Marathon. At the end of the exhibition, sponsors participate in a silent auction of the monotypes with their $300 donation serving as their opening bid on the monotype of their choice.
underwrites two artists for $600 and is eligible to bid on two prints at the auction. Patron sponsors are acknowledged in the gallery and on the exhibition announcement.
invites a sponsor to underwrite his/her participation in the Marathon or the artist may self-sponsor. Potential sponsors include galleries, collectors, vendors, family and friends. During the four-hour workshop, the artist produces up to seven prints. Workshop directors choose one print for exhibition and auction. The artist retains all other prints.
is a one-of-a-kind print created by applying ink to a plate and then running the plate through a press to transfer the image onto paper. The artist uses a variety of tools to apply ink and sometimes adds collage effects with transfers, fabric, and other materials. The result is spontaneous and expressive.
Five educational institutions collaborating with the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art- Foothill College, Kala Art Institute, Monterey Peninsula College, Pacific Art League, and San Jose State University.