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Bakers Dozen 2011

Quicksilver Presents the Work
of 13 Bay Area Artists

January 22—February 27, 2011

The Quicksilver Mine Co. presents Bakers Dozen 2011, the gallery's annual group exhibition featuring the work of 13 northern California artists beginning January 21st. An artist reception will be held on Saturday, January 22nd from 4—6pm; Bakers Dozen 2011 continues through February 27th.

This year's show features artists working in a variety of media, offering the viewer a broad-based exploration of literary expression in both traditional and contemporary visual art.

"Sharpening Stone" (broadside detail), by  Elizabeth Herron, Eric Johnson, Micah Schwaberow
"Sharpening Stone" (broadside detail), Elizabeth Herron, Eric Johnson, Micah Schwaberow

Collaborative poetry and antique letterpress broadsides by printmaker Micah Schwaberow, poet Elizabeth Herron, and writer/letterpress artist Eric Johnson; altered books by Sally Seymour; and word-related drawings and paintings by Brian Howlett, Michael Coy, and Cecilia Hallinan are all included in this exhibition.

"Family Reunion" (ceramic, altered book),  Sally Seymour
"Family Reunion" (ceramic, altered book),
Sally Seymour


"Lake Biwa" (mixed media on paper), Brian Howlett
"Lake Biwa" (mixed media on paper),
Brian Howlett & Pat Nolan


Also in the show are Lin Max's collaged Grey Matters, Brooke Holves poetic box constructions, and Jack Carter's irreverent artist books and drawings.

"Under Cover" (altered book, mixed media),  Brooke Holve
"Under Cover" (altered book, mixed media),
Brooke Holve

Loreen Barry's archetypal language and meticulous assemblage constructions, letterpress "word image" pictures by Laurie Szujewska of Ensatina Press, and poet Pat Nolan's block print broadsides round out this year's Bakers Dozen show.

"From Seed to Leaf" detail,  Loreen Barry
"From Seed to Leaf" detail (mixed media),
Loreen Barry


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Bakers Dozen 2011 Postcard
"This Moment," Pat Nolan

New this year is a special literary event, Art Words, which will be held on Thursday, February 24th in the gallery. Artist Loreen Barry, art book-maker Jack Carter, author Elizabeth Herron, writer/artist Brian Howlett, Eric Johnson (owner of Iota Press in Sebastopol), and poet Pat Nolan will talk and read from their work beginning at 7pm.

"Hive," by Cecilia Hallinan
"Hive" (Oil & pen on birch panel,
25" diameter, 2010), Cecilia Hallinan


  • Loreen Barry
  • Jack Carter
  • Michael Coy
  • Cecilia Hallinan
  • Elizabeth Herron
  • Brooke Holve
  • Brian Howlett
  • Eric Johnson
  • Lin Max
  • Pat Nolan
  • Micah Schwaberow
  • Sally Seymour
  • Laurie Szujewska


"Kaleidoglyph"  (letterpress print),  Eric Johnson
"Kaleidoglyph" (letterpress print),
Eric Johnson


"Confessions" (mixed media), Jack Carter
"Confessions" (mixed media),
Jack Carter


"From Seed to Leaf" by Loreen Barry
"Do What You Will" (collage), Lin Max


"Big Short Stories/Everyone Was Shopping," Laurie Szujewska
"Big Short Stories/Everyone Was Shopping" (letterpress broadside), Laurie Szujewska