Got a Second or Two?

Guess what?  Mingus’ exhibit has been extended for a second encore.  So, relax, now you don’t have to shake your tail feather and rush.  So, if you’re in New York the next couple weeks, here’s your chance.  You’ve got until May 9th.



MARCH 19 – May 9, 2009

532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel is welcoming Charles Mingus III.

The “Human Condition” is reflective art in real time as a collection of digital prints composed from impulses; that mental stuff zipping around in all our heads like bits of psychological soup or any number of the multitude appropriate metaphors of inside-outside colliding vectors of mass communication and personal communication. These works are printed on paper, and as a result contain some surprises, delivering crackling artifacts of our culture as well as fresh bases of positive new myth and iconography.


In the last post, “Preview” I asked the question, “ has anyone successfully constructed a homemade de-roller to tame the curl in your prints?“.  Well, I immediately received a call  from marvelous Marv Miller, photographer and educator extraordinaire, telling me a colleague and he  worked their tushies off to create their version of the bienfancg de-roller.  Marv has graciously invited me to see for myself, so I am going over to kick a few tires, look under the hood and give it a test drive.  I’ll report back as soon as I can.

At this time I am pleased to present this week’s artist.  She is Stefanie Atkinson, a New Yawker by trade ( you have to work at living in the big apple), but now lives in northern California as a triumphant photographer and active mom.  Take a gander at her portfolio.  I promise that you will be wowed.


As alway, thanks for dropping by.  Jai Jen


A Preview

Custom framer, photographer, Stefan Kirkeby, of Smith Andersen North is showing photographs by Ruth Bernhard in his gallery March 28 – May 9th.  There will be a reception April 25 from 6-8 PM.  If you’re in the neighborhood, come on down.


The PrintsOfWhales is about fine-art printmaking, but I thought it would be interesting to post an “Event of the Week” from art communities around the world.  From San Rafael, CA to Kabul, Afghanistan, if you are an artist or if you provide art services, let me know what’s happening in your part of the globe.

I have a Giclée printing business in the San Francisco Bay Area.  I would like to keep pace with the industry by networking with others to learn and make sense of current events and issues, i.e. equipment, software,  plug-ins, technical tips, or find an occasional solution to old age problems.  For example, has anyone successfully constructed a homemade de-roller to tame the curl in your prints?

The PrintsOfWhales is also proud to feature the “Artist of the Week”.  That person may be you.*  This week’s artist is Edgar Angelone .  His work is mesmerizing, and it’s even more enchanting when you could see the image on your monitor, click the print button, and in an hour and 40 minutes later (there’s a segue here) deliver a miracle from the womb of my printer.  The composition, the lighting, the deep rich blacks, brilliant whites,  excellent tonal rendition, it’s all there.  To see more of Edgar’s work just click on his name above.


Now for the seque.  I made a 40″x40″ print of this image with “Print Quality” set at 2880 dpi, file resolution 360 dpi and High Speed unchecked.   Can you imagine the same size print with a setting at 1440 and 300 dpi with High Speed checked?  I haven’t run a test, yet, because at that size, paper and ink have become too dear.

  • I will take submissions from anyone, but I can’t guarantee that it will be featured.  A short description or story behind your art would be great.  This includes print makers, too.

If you would like to make a comment, please scroll down to the very bottom of the page.  If you have an event or artist to announce or present, contact me directly using the form below my name.

Thanks for dropping by.