Sara Woodburn

Sara Woodburn

Step In, 18” X 24”, woodcut,
Santa Barbara Printmakers Juried Exhibition

My woodcut prints are inspired by my experiences in nature, as I hike through it or draw it, in places like the eastern Sierra Nevada (see right) or New Mexico (see Cliff Dwellers), my former home. I am particularly interested in the rocks, trees and elements in the landscape that are changed by both natural and human forces.

In addition, I have been fascinated by the overlays of color and pattern in Japanese woodblock prints and folk textiles. In my work, I combine those influences.

I do both woodcut and woodblock prints. Woodcut is the Western style of printing with a carved wood plate and woodblock printing refers to the Japanese style, or mokuhanga, translated is wood print.

In 2012, I was awarded a three-week scholarship to attend the Anderson Ranch Art Center in Colorado to study mokuhanga with the master printer, Hiroki Morinoue of Hawaii. In 2015, I studied with mokuhanga expert, April Vollmer of New York. In 2016, I added to my knowledge of woodcut printing by learning from Jean Gumpper in Colorado.

The print, Native, was part of a two-person show at the Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara in September, 2014. A portion of the sale of each Veronica Meadows woodcut will be donated to the Friends of Arroyo Burro Creek.

In April, 2018, Sara participated in a printmaking residency and exhibition, Print Power, at the Community Arts Workshop (CAW) for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Sara is an active member of the Santa Barbara Printmakers Association and a member of the California Society of Printmakers.

Current Exhibitions:
Natives 5 X 5
July 9-Oct. 5, 2019
Featured Artists
Wildling Museum, Solvang CA

Climate Change: We Are Part of It,
ongoing 2019,
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, NCEAS,
Santa Barbara, CA

Recent Exhibitions:
The Art of  Dress
April 27-Aug. 4, 2019
Elverhoj Museum
Solvang, CA

Body and Soul,
May 16- June 22, 2019
Ridley-Tree Westmont Museum of Art,
Santa Barbara, CA,

Night and Day: Tri-County Juried Exhibition
May 17- June 23, 2018
Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art
955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara

100 Grand
Sullivan Goss
November 5th-January 31st 2018
11 E. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara

To purchase prints and cards, visit the studio, or find out about workshops, contact me at:  

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