Awards and Exhibitions
In three layers, my work is all about impression.
A successful work hits you all at once–its color, its energy, its beauty. It creates an impression. You are impressed.
I start out impressed by a visual event: a pattern of illumination and shadows across a face, the forms and hollows in a group of houses, the reflections of skyscrapers in the glass surfaces of other skyscrapers. Something impacts me with a sense of wonder, and gives me the impetus to process, interpret and reflect back that image.
And woodcuts are made by impression. Ink rolled onto a carved board (adhering to the surface that was not carved, and missing the part of the surface that was carved away) is pressed against paper, transferring the ink.
About the artist: Craig Mindell has been making woodcut prints for over 35 years. He was introduced to the process at the School of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis. Mindell lives in Wells Branch where he recently installed a flatbed press.
2018 Juror's Choice Award, Works Art on Paper, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, Maryland
2000 Awarded spot in traveling exhibition--Kansas Trieniel Exhibition, 2000 through 2003
1994 Biennial Exhibition Winner--Priva B. Gross International: Works On/Of Paper
Queensborough Community College, New York
1995 American Artist Magazine Award Fine Arts Institute San Bernardino County Museum, Redlands, California
1993 Juror's Award & Honorable Mention, Dodge City Area Arts Council, Dodge City, Kansas
1992 Best of Show, Central States Exhibition, Pratt Community College, Pratt, Kansas
1992 Honorable Mention Spirit Echoes First National Exhibition and Juried Show, Austin Texas
1992 Director's Purchase Award, Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival, Greensburg, PA
1992 Juror's Choice Award, Art in the Woods--a Gallery Exhibition, Overland Park, Kansas
1991 Honorable Mention Images 1991, Highland Community College, Highland Kansas
1991 Stuart Aubrey Award of Merit & Third Place Overall, Kansas State Fair, Hutchinson, Kansas
May 2013--Impressions O2 Gallery West, 2830 East MLK BLVD Austin, TX 78702
April 2013- Art on Paper. Maryland Federation of Art, MFA Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD
January 2004 Dallas Public Library (Frankford Branch) Dallas, TX
Fall 1994 Dodge City Arts Center, Dodge City, KS
June 1994 Two Person Show Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS
May 1994 QCC Art Gallery (Exhibition Award from International Works on Paper) Bayside, NY
February 1989 Topeka Public Library Gallery, Topeka KS
In the Permanent Collections of
Artists Printmaker Research Collection, The Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York, Bayside NY
Mulvane Art Gallery, Washburn University, Topeka, KS
Topeka Public Library, Topeka, KS
Columbian National Bank, Overland Park, KS
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