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  • Call to Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan Artists :: Civic Precinct Child-Friendly Initiative (EOI)

    Location: Edmonton, AB

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  • Call to Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan Artists :: Civic Precinct Child-Friendly Initiative (EOI)

    Location: Edmonton, AB

    Call to Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan Artists :: Civic Precinct Child-Friendly Initiative..
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  • Mid Main Art Fair

    Location: Vancouver, BC

    The 9th annual MID MAIN ART FAIR will be held on Sunday, June..
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  • Game Studio needs Art Illustrators

    Location: Bridgewater, NS

    We are a fully funded video game studio in Nova Scotia that is..
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  • Beacon Original Art Spring Show & Sale

    Location: Calgary, AB

    Over 30 artists in attendance showing Painting, Jewelry, Glass, Photography, Ceramics, Sculpture and..
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  • Anima Mundi

    Location: Venice, Italy,

    CALL FOR ARTISTS: ANIMA MUNDI | VENICE MAY-NOV 2019 ITSLIQUID International Art Festival Deadline: April..
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  • Realism Exhibition

    Location: London, ON

    Paintings by Artists in Canada Member Daisy Fresh and other realist works of..
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  • Open Call for Proposals: Partnerships and Activations

    Location: Toronto, ON

    Open Call for Proposals: Partnerships and Activations is an outreach initiative to engage..
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  • Connection Hallway Mural

    Location: Brandon, MB

    Shoppers Mall is seeking an artist or artist team to create a unique..
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  • Perimeter- Recent Works by Bernadette Peets

    Location: Toronto, ON

    An exploration of how landscape is accessed by newcomers. Paintings and shadow boxes...
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  • Abide / Lyla Rye

    Location: Calgary, AB

    Opening Reception // April 5 2019 at 7PM  Abide by Lyla Rye is..
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  • CALL FOR ARTISTS: ANIMA MUNDI | VENICE MAY-NOV 2019

    Location: Venice, (VE),

    CALL FOR ARTISTS: ANIMA MUNDI | VENICE MAY-NOV 2019 ITSLIQUID International Art Festival Venice. May..
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  • Artists' Workshop Annual Art Show and Sale

    Location: Saskatoon, SK

    Artists' Workshop Annual Art Show and Sale at Grace Westminster Church Auditorium, 505..
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  • ArtTreasury Collector’s Annual Call For Artists – Last Call Deadline March 31, 2019

    Location: Toronto, ON

    ArtTreasury is a brand new magazine that will become an annual treasure box..
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  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Spring Online International Exhibition

    Location: Houston, TX

    The National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS) (Houston Texas) invites oil and..
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  • The Artist's Lens, 2019 with Reception April 2

    Location: Edmonton, AB

    The Artist's Lens 2019. Walterdale Theatre 10322 – 83rd Ave NW Edmonton AB Opens: April 3 -..
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  • Transforming Odds & Ends + Artist Talk March 16

    Location: Calgary, AB

    Transforming Odds & Ends - offers a reinterpretation of adornment and beautification against..
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  • CALL FOR ARTISTS: ANIMA MUNDI | VENICE MAY-NOV 2019

    Location: Venice,

    CALL FOR ARTISTS: ANIMA MUNDI | VENICE MAY-NOV 2019 ITSLIQUID International Art Festival Venice. May..
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  • “Abstract” International Call - Art & Literature Journal - Deadline April 30, 2019

    Location: Toronto, ON

    | Theme: Abstractions are all around us. Ideas can be abstract; existing as..
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  • Invitation to participate: Minute vidéo Folie/Culture

    Location: Québec, QC

    Folie/Culture invites all professional and non-professional artists, organization members, friends, and social workers..
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  • 2019 Member Exhibition with Juror Cecily Cullen

    Location: Fort Collins, CO, BC

    The Center for Fine Art Photography seeks entries to the 2019 Member Exhibition..
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  • The WALL Public Art Project - Call for Proposals

    Location: Vancouver, BC

    THE WALL is an artists’ platform made possible through a unique partnership between..
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  • CAS Spring Show

    Location: Calgary, AB

    Mark your calendars! Our next show date is April 13, 2019 10AM - 4PM Calgary Artists'..
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  • Anima Mundi

    Location: Venice, Italy,

    ITSLIQUID International Art Festival Deadline: April 7, 2019 ITSLIQUID GROUP, curated by Arch. Luca Curci,..
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  • Kim-Lee Kho: A Full Heart

    Location: Toronto, ON

    Kim-Lee Kho explores the human heart, as repository for emotions, as metaphor, as..
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  • Janet Wang / Peep Show

    Location: Calgary, AB

    Exhibition: March 4th – April 30th at the Calgary Central Library, 800 3..
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  • Call for Submissions Scrivener Creative Review #44

    Location: Montreal, QC

    Submit your art! Scrivener is looking for your best photography, art and comics...
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  • The Lumen Prize for Art and Technology 2019

    Location: London,

    Calling all artists engaging with technology The Lumen Prize for Art and Technology celebrates..
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  • Chestermere Fine Art Guild Art Show & Sale

    Location: Chestermere, AB

    You are invited to attend our Annual Art Show & Sale to be..
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  • Whitby Art Show

    Location: Whitby, ON

    The Whitby Art Show, July 12 - 14, 2019. A fantastic opportunity to..
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  • Call for submissions; Alefba

    Location: Toronto, ON

    Queen Gallery is seeking submissions for our upcoming group show Alefba, to celebrate..
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  • Confluences

    Location: Prince George, BC

    2019 Association of Northwest Weavers’ Guilds Conference - June 11th to 16th, 2019...
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  • Call to Artists - $40,000 in Awards - The Salt Spring National Art Prize

    Location: Salt Spring Island, BC

    The Salt Spring National Art Prize offering $40,000 in awards, one of Canada’s..
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  • Clarkson Society of Artists Art Show & Sale

    Location: Mississauga, ON

    Opening reception is on Friday, April 12 from 7-9pm. Visit on Saturday, April..
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  • Lunenburg School of the Arts

    Location: Lunenburg, NS

    Summer 2019 course offerings now open for registration. Full details and to register:..
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  • Call to Artists/Appel aux Artistes

    Location: Gatineau, QC

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  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society 2019 Spring Online International Exhibition

    Location: Osage Beach, MO

    The National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS) invites oil and acrylic painters..
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  • Curiosity Collider - Her Story- Collaboration

    Location: Vancouver, BC

    Vancouver based not-for-profit Curiosity Collider is looking for several filmmakers to create short..
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  • Studio/ home/ acreage for sale

    Location: Humboldt, SK

    Check out this wonderful opportunity for a creative lifestyle. Private park like..
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  • SNOW - exhibit of paintings by Tatjana Mirkov-Popovicki

    Location: North Vancouver, BC

    SNOW presents a body of work by Canadian artist, Tatjana Mirkov-Popovicki, exploring the..
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  • Call for Submissions at the Okotoks Art Gallery

    Location: Okotoks, AB

    The Okotoks Art Gallery is now accepting submissions for the 2020 exhibition season...
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  • AIMAE: Annual International Mail-In Art Exhibition 2019

    Location: Vancouver, BC

    AIMAE May 27 - June 16 Submission Deadline: April 17, 2019 For professional artists, the..
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  • Her Story: Canadian Women Scientists (video)

    Location: Vancouver, BC

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  • Private Art Collection Dispersal

    Location: Ssakatoon, SK

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  • EARTH

    Location: Calgary, AB

    The Alberta Society of Artists invites Alberta artists (18+) to participate in the..
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  • Light within the Shadows; a Painter's Memoir

    Location: Vancouver, BC

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Master Printmaker invents waterless lithography, removes toxic solvents from process

By October 28, 2018

ALCHEMY

Alchemy is the hermetic science of causing change both physical and spiritual.

Public Exhibition:

Chapel Gallery, North Battleford SK

October 27 – January 27, 2019

The genesis of idea formation is the essence of a life’s work by Master Printmaker, Nik Semenoff. Whether printing on paper, sketching, sculpture, jewelry making or painting on hardboard panels – it is quite apparent they belong to the same artist. The strength of the idea whether rational or intuitive is the synthesis of progressive idea development. Images respond to each other forming a visual strain of continuity. These chosen works themed by Shields, Medals, Awards, Flags, Maps and more, evoke his social commentary of our world built on hierarchy and privilege. This is his consummate insight and understanding of our social structure as a flawed society built on personal wealth and position.  

The administrative and methodical division of land possession, one’s title and one’s association to power and position is at the heart of this exhibition. This transference of idea sharing within the artist, inspires thought provoking contemporary imagery that speaks of historical social structures, war, love, greed and symbols created for one’s own pedestal. Yet in all this, this work was not created for personal profit, for Nik Semenoff has rarely shown commercially. The exception being sold out exhibitions in Japan and China where he was giving workshops and demonstrating his new tools and fine art processes as well as in Ireland, Europe, New Mexico, Sydney Australia and across the USA. Nik Semenoff shares his knowledge freely and students have written theses in other languages, as well, peers have written accolades about him, attesting to his knowledge in printmaking. He has been published in LEONARDO, as well, universities have implemented his environmental processes and new technologies for printmaking in the 21st century into their core programs.
 
He is the true father of waterless lithography, a consummate problem solver and inventor for the betterment of the artist, worldwide.

Biography

In the early 1950’s Nik worked as a commercial artist, TV Director and finally while at U of S Extension Department was asked to teach at the
U of S Printmaking Department. There he encountered the toxic solvents and materials used by a large number of careless students working in one space. It became obvious this was not a safe place to be. He started to introduce less toxic materials and at the same time came up with an easier method of making high quality prints.
 
• In 1984-85, replaced grease tusche washes using dry copier toner.
• In 1990, he discovered how to make waterless lithographic plates, which allows the artist to do things too difficult in traditional lithography.
•In 1992, he found that copper sulfate will etch both zinc and aluminum without the need for dangerous acids.
• He developed a three-part roller that makes both traditional and waterless lithography easier, a Palm Press for hand printing, toner chalks and screen print ink base using starch-based paste and more.

Since retiring from the University of Saskatchewan in 1992, he holds the position of Artist-in-Residence with the department of Art and Art History.
In 2006, he was given an Honorary Doctor of Letter Degree for his work in innovative printmaking. Along the way he was selected for the University of Toronto’s, Canadian Who’s Who; and he was the recipient of the Saskatchewan’s Arts Board Lifetime Award for Excellence in the Arts of 1999. He received the Honorary Doctor of Letters degree from University of Saskatchewan and gave the commencement address at convocation, May 24, 2006

More of Nik Semenoff’s work and processes can be seen on his website. http://www.ndiprintmaking.ca

Also at: U of S website

Title: Insight - Waterless lithograph, 20in x 26in, rag paper