Skunk Cabbage at the Hunt
Abigail Rorer’s engraving Skunk Cabbage has been selected to be included in the 14th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration held at the Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. The exhibit opens with a preview reception September 26, 2013 from 6–8pm, with the exhibit on display through December 19, 2013.
Wood Engraver's Network Exhibition
Abigail Rorer has three engravings included in the Wood Engraver’s Network Relief Engraving Exhibition which will be on exhibit at the School of Visual Concepts In Seattle, WA from March 8 to June 5, 2013, then on to the Randolph County Community Arts Center in Elkins, WV from July 1 to August 22, 2013.
Mesembs: The Titanopsis Group
The Little Sphaeroid Press will be publishing a series of eight books covering all the plants in the succulent plant family Mesembryanthemum, written by Steven Hammer. Abigail Rorer has been commissioned to do engravings for all eight covers. The first book on the Titanopsis group came out in March 2013.
New Book Shipping!
After more than two years of work, copies of our new book are shipping. Order a copy of On the Hunt for the King of the Alps today.
Walden Woods Award
In July 2012, Abigail was commissioned to do an engraving of the first Walden Woods Project Global Environmental Leadership Award. The recipient of the bronze statue by Mark Hopkins was President Bill Clinton and four environmental leaders from around the country received the framed engraving of the statue.
February Book Fair in California
Abigail Rorer and The Lone Oak Press will be exhibiting at the fourth Codex Book Fair from February 10–13, 2013, in Berkeley, CA.
October Book Fest
Abigail Rorer will be exhibiting at Oak Knoll Fest XVII, one of the premier fine press book fairs. The Fest will be held October 5–7, 2012, in Old New Castle, Delaware.
Fine & Dirty: Contemporary Letterpress Art
The Minnesota Center for Book Arts has curated a traveling exhibit of the best in letterpress printing today, created by established and emerging artists. Abigail Rorer and The Lone Oak Press are included in the exhibit. Go to mnbookarts.org for more information.
Ladies of Letterpress Conference 2012
August 2-5, 2012, in Asheville, North Carolina.
Abigail Rorer will be the keynote speaker at the 2nd annual letterpress conference hosted by Ladies of Letterpress, an organization founded for the purpose of promoting the art and craft of letterpress printing and to encourage the voice and vision of women printers. Membership is open to both men and women. For more information, go to ladiesofletterpress.ning.com.
A New Book
The Lone Oak Press announces a new book, The King of the Alps, which will be completed in early 2012. Learn more.
In Parenthesis 21, the Journal of the Fine Press Book Association, Simon Brett has written an insightful article on the work of two Massachusetts wood engravers entitled Abigail Rorer & Barry Moser.
November 2011 Book Fair
Abigail Rorer will be exhibiting at the Oxford Fine Press Book Fair in Oxford, England
on November 5–6, 2011.
Abigail Rorer's engravings are part of an invitational traveling exhibit entitled Endgrained,
Endgrained: Evidence of Contemporary Wood Engraving, an invitational exhibition featuring sixty prints by twenty relief engraving artists from the United States, Canada and England. The largest single, independent exhibit of wood engravings outside the United Kingdom highlights some of the masters of contemporary wood engraving.
Endgrained will be shown at the Northern Prints Gallery from September 24 to November 5, 2011.
A solo-exhibition at The Concord Free Public Library in Concord, MA, will feature wood engravings, relief engravings, broadsides, a few etchings, and books produced by Abigail Rorer and The Lone Oak Press. The show will be open April 2nd through the 28th, with an opening reception on Saturday, April 2, 2011, from 2–4 pm.
The Bright Hill Literary Center in Treadwell, NY, will be hosting the Invitational Book Arts Exhibition from October 3–29, 2010. Two books from The Lone Oak Press, Christmas Trees and The Matriarch of the Forest, will be included in the exhibit.
See Abigail's newest prints here. She recently completed a portrait of Gunter Grass for the series of Nobel Prize for Literature lectures published by Oak Tree Fine Press. A previous publication featured an engraving of Doris Lessing, and a future Nobel lecture publication will feature her portrait of Toni Morrison.
The Society of Wood Engravers in the UK has accepted two of Abigail's works for inclusion in their 73rd Annual Exhibition. A list of venues is available.
October Book Fest
Abigail Rorer will be exhibiting at Oak Knoll Fest XVI, one of the premier fine press book fairs. The Fest will be held October 1–3, 2010, in Old New Castle, Delaware.
Each year St. Michael's Printshop in Newfoundland, Canada, invites international, national and provincial artists who wish to come and work at the Printshop for a one-month period. Abigail Rorer was the Visiting Artist for August, 2010.
Endgrained: Evidence of Contemporary Wood Engraving, Minnesota Center for Book Arts,
June 25–October 31, 2010. An invitational exhibition celebrating the art of contemporary wood engraving. Features prints by 20 relief engraving artists from the United States, Canada and England. Curated by Joanne Price, Exhibitions and Artists' Co-op Manager at Highpoint Center for Printmaking.
New Book in Progress
Reginald Farrer was a botanist with strong opinions about the plants he liked and disliked. A previous book from The Lone Oak Press, Mimpish Squinnies, winner of the Gregynog Prize, focused on 14 plants that Farrer deemed worthless. This book will focus on one of the plants that he loved, Eritrichium nanum, the “King of the Alps”. It follows his quest to see the plant in habitat and his unique way of describing the plant and his regard for it. The book will contain six full-page multi-block color engravings and one half-page multi-block color engraving by Abigail Rorer. The typography and printing of the text is by Michael Russem and the binding will be done by Daniel Gehnrich. Printed in an edition of 60 copies with 55 for sale—ten deluxe and 45 regular copies. The book will be published in 2011. Would you like to be notified when the book is published? Send us an e-mail.