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Last chance to see Print National 2 at SHY RABBIT

There are only four days left to see the SHY RABBIT Print National 2: A National Juried Exhibition, at SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts.

This national print exhibition is free and open to the public. If you haven’t visited SHY RABBIT yet, this is the perfect opportunity, as this show is not to be missed.

SHY RABBIT is currently open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through the closing of this show on Sunday, Oct. 17.

The prints on display include a wide range of contemporary etchings, lithography, woodcuts, monotypes, intaglio, serigraphs, artist-made papers, and often incorporate mixed media.

Approximately 100 students from Pagosa Springs High School toured the show recently, at the request of their art instructor, Janet Knocke.

Twenty students from the Fort Lewis art department also took in the show, at the request of their printmaking professor, Tony Holmquist.

Students were provided with valuable information on the various printmaking processes on display, along with the background of several of the artists.

The 45 printmakers selected by the juror for inclusion include several nationally and internationally recognized university professors/heads of printmaking departments, in addition to a number of highly regarded mid-career and emerging artists.

The juror selected for this prestigious second annual exhibition is Yuji Hiratsuka, Professor of Art, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon.

A national call for entries resulted in the receipt of 505 submissions from 150 artists located throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe.

Hiratsuka selected a total of 90 pieces for inclusion in the SHY RABBIT Print National 2, representing 45 printmakers from 21 states, Canada and the UK.

This work was chosen based on technical execution, presentation, originality and consistency.

SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts: Gallery, Studio & Workshops is located at 333 Bastille Drive, two blocks north of US 160, off of North Pagosa Boulevard. 

The 4,000 square-foot arts facility houses a ceramic studio and fine art gallery, two mixed-media workshops, and two large exhibition spaces.

SHY RABBIT presents four to six exhibitions annually in its expansive 4,000 square foot arts center and gallery. Workshops are also offered regularly in ceramics and printmaking, instructed by professional artist and SHY RABBIT Creative Director D. Michael Coffee.

For more information on SHY RABBIT, visit or call 731-2766.

For more information or to view a slideshow of this exhibit online, visit