Ladies of Letterpress Conference 2012

August 2-5, 2012, in Asheville, North Carolina. Abigail Rorer will be the keynote speaker at the 2nd annual letterpress conference hosted by Ladies of Letterpress, an organization founded for the purpose of promoting the art and craft of letterpress printing and to encourage the voice and vision of women printers. Membership is open to both …

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A New Book

The Lone Oak Press announces a new book, The King of the Alps, which will be completed in early 2012. Learn more.

Article

In Parenthesis 21, the Journal of the Fine Press Book Association, Simon Brett has written an insightful article on the work of two Massachusetts wood engravers entitled Abigail Rorer & Barry Moser.

November 2011 Book Fair

Abigail Rorer will be exhibiting at the Oxford Fine Press Book Fair in Oxford, England on November 5–6, 2011.

Endgrained

Abigail Rorer’s engravings are part of an invitational traveling exhibit entitled Endgrained, Endgrained: Evidence of Contemporary Wood Engraving, an invitational exhibition featuring sixty prints by twenty relief engraving artists from the United States, Canada and England. The largest single, independent exhibit of wood engravings outside the United Kingdom highlights some of the masters of contemporary …

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Exhibition

A solo-exhibition at The Concord Free Public Library in Concord, MA, will feature wood engravings, relief engravings, broadsides, a few etchings, and books produced by Abigail Rorer and The Lone Oak Press. The show will be open April 2nd through the 28th, with an opening reception on Saturday, April 2, 2011, from 2–4 pm.

Exhibition

The Bright Hill Literary Center in Treadwell, NY, will be hosting the Invitational Book Arts Exhibition from October 3–29, 2010. Two books from The Lone Oak Press, Christmas Trees and The Matriarch of the Forest, will be included in the exhibit.

New Prints!

See Abigail’s newest prints here. She recently completed a portrait of Gunter Grass for the series of Nobel Prize for Literature lectures published by Oak Tree Fine Press. A previous publication featured an engraving of Doris Lessing, and a future Nobel lecture publication will feature her portrait of Toni Morrison.

UK Exhibition

The Society of Wood Engravers in the UK has accepted two of Abigail’s works for inclusion in their 73rd Annual Exhibition. A list of venues is available.

October Book Fest

Abigail Rorer will be exhibiting at Oak Knoll Fest XVI, one of the premier fine press book fairs. The Fest will be held October 1–3, 2010, in Old New Castle, Delaware.

Summer Residency

Each year St. Michael’s Printshop in Newfoundland, Canada, invites international, national and provincial artists who wish to come and work at the Printshop for a one-month period. Abigail Rorer was the Visiting Artist for August, 2010.

Minnesota Exhibition

Endgrained: Evidence of Contemporary Wood Engraving, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, June 25–October 31, 2010. An invitational exhibition celebrating the art of contemporary wood engraving. Features prints by 20 relief engraving artists from the United States, Canada and England. Curated by Joanne Price, Exhibitions and Artists’ Co-op Manager at Highpoint Center for Printmaking.