Artist Spotlight: Buffy Cribbs

We welcome Buffy Cribbs to this year’s Froggwell Biennale. Interesting to note, not only is she a talented artist,  (she comes from a creative dynasty: the Cribbs family, full of artists, musicians, and filmmakers) but she went and founded her own art dynasty with husband Bruce Morrow and daughter Briony Morrow-Cribbs. (all represented in this year’s show. Here’s what she has to say about the work she will be exhibiting this year.

Oh SUN, and What a Relief!

Buffy Cribbs/ Organic/ solar plate etching

Buffy Cribbs/ Organic/ relief plate

 So far the Whidbey this summer has been just purrfect for the moderately minded folk who like things not too hot, and not too cool, not too wet and not too dry. That’s me in a nutshell.

Buffy Cribbs/ Double Bluff/ Solar plate etching

Buffy Cribbs/ Double Bluff/ Solar plate etching

I’ve been experimenting with a new (to me) product called “Solar Plate” which employs photo based technology in the making of a plate for printing. There are some very big plusses to using solar plates; among them are, the fact that you can opt to expose your plate as either relief or intaglio, AND the process is virtually free of any nasty chemicals, while being relatively quick and easy. A person can approach the plate photographically, or as an etching / aqua tint, also as freehand drawing and painting (think litho) or even using scratch board.

Buffy Cribbs/ Flying Fish/ Solar plate etching

Buffy Cribbs/ Flying Fish/ Solar plate etching

I’ve also carved a few relief plates, and am experimenting with different color backgrounds. Who knows what will happen between now and the first weekend in August?

Buffy Cribbs/ Getting it Together/ Solar plate etching

Buffy Cribbs/ Getting it Together/ relief plate

BRING ON THE BIENNALE!

Buffy Cribbs/ Western Mountain/ Solar plate etching

Buffy Cribbs/ Western Mountain/ Solar plate etching

(And in case you missed it the first time…) Bring on the Biennale!

Buffy Cribbs/ Monkey Dangle/ Solar plate etching

Buffy Cribbs/ Monkey Dangle/ Solar plate etching

Buffy Cribbs

The Froggwell Biennale (now less than weeks away!)

Friday-Saturday-Sunday 10 AM to 5PM
August 5th, 6th, & 7th.
At the Legendary Froggwell Garden
5508 Double Bluff Road
Freeland WA

We will have some of the plates and tools of the printmaking trade, including Gail’s incredibly adorable tiny etching press, and several people will be doing some print demos throughout the weekend.

See you there!

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About The Head Woozle

Making pictures and telling stories are my reason to be. Oh, and pandas and cake.
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