In its second portfolio Blue Sky Press celebrates the wild spirit of creative woman with a new printmaking process, solar plate etching.    The innovative nature of this technique resonates with the innovative nature of the artists selected to participate in this collective project.
The portfolio artists are Jean Anderson, Sherry Smith Bell, Nancy Caranica, a.k.a. K C Tiger, Ann Chernow, Cathy DeForest, Xenia Fedorchenko, Donna Fenstermaker, Lisa Jacobs, Lynn Klein, Joan Finton, Jill Landau, Pat Prosek, and Kim Vanderheiden.  Each artist has chosen a quotation to be included as an element in her work.    Themes range from childhood images, coming of age moments, to moments of joyous abandonment.
Judith Brodsky, Distinguished Professor of Visual Arts, Rutgers University and Founding Director, Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper, writes provocatively in her introductory essay about the role of the creative woman.    The edition is limited to 20 portfolios printed with the solar plate process on German Etching paper.
Wild Women, released in the fall of 2001, is available for exhibition throughout the United States through 2004. “Wild Women” was exhibited at the “First Lamorinda Arts Alliance Exhibit”, the Orinda Public Library, Orinda, California, November 27,2001 - January 22, 2002, the Eddie Rhodes Gallery, Contra Costa College, San Pablo, California, November, 2002,the Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair, Washington, D. C., November, 2002, and the Fetterly Gallery, Vallejo, California, March 15– May 3, 2003. “Wild Women” is in the collections of The Amity Art Foundation, Woodbridge, Connecticut, The Vallejo Arts Foundation, Vallejo, California, The Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California, and the Achenbach Foundation For The Graphic Arts, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, California.
       Clam shell box picturing the “Bathing    
       Aphrodite,” designed and bound by    
       Sabina U. Neis, SUN BOOK ARTS,
       and housing a solar etching print
       portfolio by women artists
       celebrating the creative spirit.        
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