Join Gold Coast Arts’ Gallery Director Jude Amsel for a fascinating discussion with Artist Dan Welden about his notable career and the exhibit SOLAR IMPRESSIONS which was on view at the Gold Coast Arts Gallery earlier this year. This exhibit included the work of more than 40 artists including Welden and world renowned artist Eric Fischl.
Dan Welden is a master printmaker, artist and educator. He is the originator of Solarplate etching, the non-toxic technology that has revolutionized the printmaking process. He is the Director of Hampton Editions, Ltd. in Sag Harbor, Long Island where he lives and has his studio.
Jude Amsel, Gold Coast Arts’ Gallery Director, is a highly regarded photographer, ceramist, and glass artist, whose work has been exhibited in galleries, museums and public spaces worldwide as well as being part of many notable private collections. She was selected by the State of New York to create a commemorative work of the fallen firefighters of September 11, 2001, which is a permanent memorial on display at the Fire Museum in New York City. Jude is a highly sought after educator who teaches several classes at Gold Coast Arts.
Click the video below to watch the conversation with Dan Welden.
SOLAR IMPRESSIONS GALLERY EXHIBITION
“This exhibition is a result of nearly a three decade friendship with artist and master printmaker Dan Welden, developer of the Solarplate etching process. Dan has devoted a significant part of his rich career to sharing his knowledge and experience in printmaking with fellow artists from around the world. I consider Dan a treasure, as a great artist and friend he altered the art of etching by developing the Solarplate process, doing away with acids and solvents while keeping printmakers healthy by respecting the environment. The exhibition, SOLAR IMPRESSIONS, brings together 40+ artists. Each of these artists represent an ongoing exploration of the Solarplate etching process.” Jude Amsel, Gallery Curator.
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