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James W. Hubbard

My art education has been a life-long passion. As a child, I was always experimenting with unconventional materials. Today my playfulness is a bit more focused and refined. Since retiring as an elementary art teacher in June 2008, I have concentrated on creating a portfolio of original limited edition art prints. I am currently artist-in-residence at Robin Run Retirement Community, Indianapolis where I work with a group of talented seniors. I am the 2017-19 President of Indiana Artists

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About My Work:

Intaglio & block prints have a timeless and classic appeal. I employ a personal calligraphy using the aesthetic sensibility and technology of prior ages and cultures. My knowledge of art history informs my close attention to the involved processes of etching and block printing. I love the three dimensional, sculptural feel of scribing paths of divergent lines onto varnished copper or carving long furrows into cork. I enjoy hearing the hissing viscosity of ink as I wipe it across rich copper plate or roll it onto a cork surface. The sequential and layered nature of printmaking is the perfect means for building a grammar of personal expression that suggests the mood of my central subject. I relish the surprise of pulling a print from the press and discovering that the image and paper have become one. I appreciate the evolving, organic process of bringing an image to life.

Upcoming Events:

November 2 – December 2, 2018 / “Visions” / Sugar Creek Art Center, Thortown IN / Th, F, Sat. / Sun. 11-5

December 1 – 16, 2018 / “Celebration of Nature” / Eagle Creek Park Earth Discovery Center, Indianapolis IN

 

Pricing Information:
  • Limited edition monochromatic etchings: from $165.00 for 8″ round and 6″ X 9″ images to $380.00 for 12″ X 18″ images.
  • Limited edition multi-color linocut prints run from $230.00 for 9″ X 12″, $415.00 for 12″ X 18″ and $675.00 for 12″ X 24″.
  • I offer a 10% discount off total price for purchase of two framed prints and a 12% discount for purchase of three or more framed prints. Unframed prints may be purchased at a lower price point.
  • Prints are displayed under acid free matt and UV non-glare Plexi. They are signed, titled, dated and numbered according to their placement within an edition and come with a certificate of authentication.
  • I provide creative and reliable service with professionalism and care. Please let me know if you are interested in hiring me to create a unique image and/or purchasing any of the art you see today. The artist retains reproduction, leasing and copyrights.
Education:

Art Education- Indiana University, Bloomington (Bachelors of Science, 1978)

Elementary Education- IUPUI, Indianapolis (Masters of Science, 1981)

Gifted/Talented Education- IUPUI (Indiana State Endorsement, 1991)

Anthropology- IUPUI (Certificate in Museum Studies-2004)

Affiliations:

67th Street Printmakers, Indianapolis

Indiana Artists Organization, Indianapolis

Watercolor Society of Indiana, Indianapolis

Society of American Graphic Artists, New York City

American Color Print Society, Philadelphia

 

 

Awards:

Third Place Art Award / 2018 Patron’s Exhibition / Brown County Art Guild, Nashville, IN

Purchase Art Award / 2017 Holiday Exhibition / Frankfort Community Public Library / Frankfort, IN

Juror’s Choice Award /2017 “National Print Exhibition” / Artlink Contemporary Gallery, Ft. Wayne

Fain Best of Printmaking Award / 2016 “COLOR” / Providence Art Club, RI

Second Place Art Award / 2015 “Indiana Artists Members Exhibition” / Minnetrista, Muncie

Purchase Art Award / 2014 “Open Space: Art About the Land” / Anderson Museum of Art

Timothy F. Watson, Sr. Purchase Award / 2013 “Delta National Small Print Exhibition” / Arkansas State University’s Bradbury Gallery

 

 

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