These Times
2020 Virtual Members' Exhibition


Catherine Alice Michaelis

Catherine Alice Michaelis has been exploring what an artist book can be since 1990. Using antique presses & handset type she prints nature themes on paper, fabric, film, & magnets. She sews unique pieces exploring gender, ageism, & memory. Catherine operates May Day Press & lives by the Salish Sea.

Pandemic Posts from the Salish Sea

The Spring Equinox and stay-at-home orders from our Washington State Governor came days apart. This inspired me to begin panically printing a letterpress printed pandemic-themed post each week for elders, people living alone, front-line workers, artists, and anyone by request, once a week for eleven weeks, and now once per month. I wanted to stay connected through the hand made object. The mood of the Pandemic Posts changed with the killing of George Floyd (PP #9). My PP mailing list goes to over 100 people in the U.S. and internationally. Appreciation has returned ten-fold.

Pandemic Posts from the Salish Sea - Catherine Alice Michaelis

Size varies
Medium varies: letterpress printed w/hand set type, linocuts (some are reduction cut), dice, pressure printing, hand coloring, machine sewn, vintage stamps, handmade, Japanese & artist papers