When I discovered printmaking. I was elated. Finally, a medium that took my meticulous drawings and transformed them into something earthier and more evocative than I had the wisdom to do myself. Not only that, but I could make multiple copies without compromising the original image. It makes me smile.
I love printmaking because the possibilities are endless and the images have a more powerful presence as non-essential elements are removed to clearly convey a feeling. To me, prints create a visual haiku poem.
“State of Jefferson, Impressions of Glacier”, Rogue Gallery, Medford, OR 2016
“State of Jefferson”, Merced Multicultural Art Center, Merced, CA 2015
“State of Jefferson”, Marble Rim Gallery, Fort Jones, CA 2015
“Birds in Art” International,Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum,Wausau, WI 2014 & 2015
"Rogue Women”, Art & Soul Gallery, Ashland, OR 2016
Alia Salim, “Art for Parks Sake”,Land+People/Trust for Public Land
Artist in Residence, Lassen National Park 2016
Artist in Residence, Glacier National Park 2014
Best of Show, California Centered: Printmaking Exhibition, 2014
Award of Excellence, North Valley Art League National Show 2013
Best of Show, Siskiyou Artists Association, 2012
Best Wildlife, Siskiyou Artists Association, 1997
Honorable Mention, Intermountain Artists, 1995
California Printmakers Association Current