Month: October 2021

Pat McDonald Scott’s Member Spotlight

As I begin writing, my desk is covered with orders for the 2021 CWAJ 64th Print Show catalogue. For 10 years, I have distributed the catalogues and products in the U.S.  You can take a woman out of Tokyo, but you can’t always take her away from CWAJ! In 1984, I arrived in Japan for the third time. I spent my junior year on a Waseda University exchange program where I met my husband, returned to Tokyo for graduate work, and finally settled in New York. We hoped to get back and were thrilled when his assignment came through. I had not had a clue as to what I would find,

November General Meeting – View From The Inside by David Atkinson

Date: November 10, 2021
Time: 10:00 to 11:45 Door opens at 9:30
Venue: International House of Japan, Annex Hall, Roppongi
Or online via Zoom
Fees: Members must remit 2,500 yen by November 3
Guests must remit 3,500 yen by November 3
Speaker Profile
David Atkinson, CEO of Konishi Decorative Arts and Crafts Co.,
After a successful career in the financial world David Atkinson found himself being asked to advise an old Tokyo-based company which specialises in the restoration of shrines, temples and other important cultural properties.

Sneak-peek at this year’s Print Show – The Magic of the Print Making

You can already have a sneak-peek at this year’s Print Show simply by watching the series of the videos we have prepared this year, named The Magic of the Print Making. The series is comprised of six videos, each featuring the work of one artist and theirs unique production process. Why do they go to all that trouble? Why not just paint or draw? Preparing the plate requires planning, creativity and expertise, and then the printing is an art in itself. When you watch these artists at work, you will understand why they are dedicated to printmaking, and why every impression is an original work of art. Linocut by HIROTA

Artist Talk with MIYAYAMA Kayoko

With great pleasure CWAJ invites you to join the Artist Talk with MIYAYAMA Kayoko in conjunction with the 64th CWAJ Print Show Online Gallery.

Saturday, October 23, 2021
10:00 – 11:10 am Artist Talk (in Japanese with English interpretation)
11:10 – 11:30 am Conversation Gathering for Visually Impaired guests
On Zoom – Admission free. Registration Required

October General Meeting – Woodblock Prints and Beyond – Artist Talk

Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 10:00 – 12:00 JST
Venue: Over Zoom
Ayomi Yoshida began her work in the area of woodblock prints, and later pursued the many possibilities of this medium. Beyond prints on paper, carved woodblock itself and wood shavings, installations and videos defining three-dimensional space, clothing and retail store design all became vehicles for her artistic expression.