University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus

Nelson Poynter Memorial Library Gallery

Wood Engravers Network Fourth Triennial Exhibition

Wood Engravers Network:

Fourth Triennial Exhibition 

March - July 2023

The Fourth Triennial Exhibition is the fourth juried, traveling exhibit sponsored by the Wood Engravers’ Network (WEN) featuring sixty-five (65) contemporary relief engravings representing a truly international group of artists from Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, England, Finland, Ireland, Latvia, Taiwan, Ukraine, and the United States.

A form of relief printing, the technique of wood engraving spread from northern England in the late 1700s outward to the rest of Europe, Russia, Japan, China, Australia, North America, Mexico, South America and beyond. The traditions of wood engraving include book illustration, ex libris (book plates), ephemera (cards, tickets, certificates, bookmarks, etc.), original works of art, broadside (poster) illustrations, and more. The medium’s unique voices of the “here and now” echo these traditions, rise above them and continue to provide meaningful contributions to the broader art world.

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Graphic Arts 2023 Senior Class: Regularly Scheduled Programming

Graphic Arts 2023 Senior Class:

Regularly Scheduled Programming 

February - March 2023

Regularly Scheduled Programming, curated by and featuring the work of the USF St. Petersburg Graphic Arts Class of 2023. With posters displayed on the two walls of the gallery, the works “aim to explore the many avenues through which information is dispersed.” The posters also reflect on the history of image-making and graphic design through theater, music, book, and movie marketing. Regularly Scheduled Programming “showcases the use of graphics and typography to frame information in exciting visual ways,” according to the artists. Check out this eye-opening work by our talented St. Pete Graphic Arts students on view through the middle of March, any time the library is open.

Erika Greenberg-Schneider: Perhaps All Magic Is

Erika Greenberg-Schneider: Perhaps All Magic Is

November 2022-February 2023

The renovated Gallery’s inaugural exhibition, Perhaps All Magic Is, curated by USF St. Petersburg Campus Graphic Arts Professor and Master Printer Erika Greenberg-Schneider, is based on an artists’ book of the same title designed and printed by Professor Greenberg-Schneider. The artists’ book features the poems of Christian Filardo paired with abstract renderings by multidisciplinary artist, Dominique Labauvie. The exhibition showcased pages from the book itself as well as framed prints of Labauvie’s images along the Gallery’s walls. The exhibition version of Perhaps All Magic Is formally ended with a closing reception (or, finassage) on February 2nd, but you still have an opportunity to view the artists’ book by visiting the NPML Special Collections and University Archives.