Jani Hoberg was born to be a printmaker, with a natural obsessive energy and attraction to problem solving. "I continue to add and subtract line and textures, print the results, and rework the plate until the image is appealing to me. I am concerned with line quality and balance of composition. This visual record of decision making and surprise findings is what I enjoy about this process. My images come from objects or locations that are near and dear to me. They can be from collections of items kept in my studio or a treasure from a vacation spot. I work from onsite sketches or the found objects themselves."
The Hows and Whys of Drypoint
First of all the name is appropriate, because there is not a drop of liquid used in this printmaking process.
Drypoint is similar to drawing. For those who enjoy drawing, drypoint is a natural way to become involved with the printmaking medium.
Basically, drypoint is made by drawing on a surface, usually a metal plate, with a sharp tool. I use copper and a steel pointed type of pencil. By using pressure while drawing, groves are made in the copper. Similar to what a plow creates in a field. The "burrs", as they are called, can be felt if you rub your hand over the plate. Before I begin my drypoints, I paint the copper with a coat of gesso. This cuts the glare and makes the image easier to see.
After the dry[point is completed, etching ink is rubbed over the surface of the plate and slowly wiped off with tarlatins (heavy cheesecloth). The palm of the hand is used at the end of the wiping process. The ink is wiped in a pattern that moves the ink into the drawn areas. The ink will stay in the burr areas and wipe off of the smooth areas.
When the ink is in its proper place, damp paper is placed over the copper plate and it is run through the etching press.
The burrs get worn down after several printings. I keep my editions to about fifteen prints. The plate is reinked and run through the press for each print. The metal plates can be steel faced, which allows for larger editions.
I print my drypoints with warm black or graphite etching inks. After the image is printed and the damp paper dry, I color my prints by hand with watercolor.
JANI P. HOBERG
COLLECTIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
Lessedra Gallery Collection. Sophia, Bulgaria
“American Art Parade” 2007. Produced by Trail of the Painted Pony. Arizona,
PAM Rental/Sales gallery. “The First 30 Years” 2009. Irwin, Hodson Press. Oregon
Intel. Beaverton, Oregon
The Allison Inn and Spa. Newberg, Oregon
Liberty Bank. Eugene,Oregon
Gilkey Print Collection. Portland Art Museum. Portland, Oregon
University of Oregon Foundation. Friendly Hall
Commission. Eugene, Oregon.
Metropolitan Arts Commission, Multnomah County VII Prints and Ceramics Project. Portland, Oregon
2011 Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts. Honorable Mention Printmaking and
1991 Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts. 1st Place Printmaking. Honorable Mention.
1990 Blessing Semler Award. 11th National Juried Exhibition.
L.A.P.S. Los Angeles, California.
1990 Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts. Honorable Mention. Lake Oswego, Oregon.
1990 Art in Agriculture. Director's Award. Corvallis, Oregon.
1989 Northwest Regional Print Biennial. Best in Show. Portland, Oregon.
1987-88 Mayor's Art Show. Special Recognition. Eugene, Oregon.
1985-86 Lincoln City Art Guild. Best in Show(1985). 3rd Place(1986). Lincoln City, Oregon.
2012 Lessedra Gallery Group Show. Sophia, Bulgaria
2012 Jacob’s Gallery Invitational Auction. Eugene, Oregon
2012 Cascade Aids Project Juried Art Auction. Portland, Oregon
2012 “The Artist’s Vision” Juried art show. Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts
2012 Solo Show. Lake Oswego Art Center. Lake Oswego, Oregon
2011 Portland Presbyterian Church Group Show. PANW Portland, Oregon
2011 Portland Art Museum rental/sales gallery. 4 Person Show. Portland, Oregon
2011 Print Arts Northwest 30th Anniversary Traveling Show. Portland, Oregon
2010 Print Arts Northwest All Member Show. Pacific NW College of Arts. Portland,Oregon
2010 Print Arts Northwest Group Show. Centro Cutural of Washington County
2010 Jacob’s Gallery Invitational Auction. Eugene, Oregon
2010 Solo Show Fisher’s Fine Arts. Roseburg, Oregon
2007-9 Solo Show Lafollette Gallery. Eugene, Oregon
2007-9 Lawrence Gallery Garden Party Show. Sheridan, Oregon
2006 Print Arts Northwest. 25th Anniversary Show. Portland, Oregon
2006 Four Person Show. Lafollette Gallery. Eugene, Oregon
2005 Pear Invitational. Lafollette Gallery. Eugene, Oregon
2005 Pacific NW Art Annual. Eugene, Oregon
2005 Group Show. Northbanks Gallery. Vancouver, Washington
2004 Group Show. Washington State University. Pullman, Washington
2004 Group Show. YMCA. Camas, Washington
2004 Print Arts Northwest. Two Person Show. Portland, Oregon
2002-5 NW Portland Starbucks Solo Show. Portland, Oregon
2003-05 Group Show. Visual Arts Center. Newport, Oregon
2003 Group Show. Rogue Gallery. Medford, Oregon
2003 Southern Oregon University. Ashland, Oregon
2000 Focus Gallery Solo Show. Salem, Oregon
2000-5 LaFollette Gallery Solo Show. Eugene, Oregon
2000-4 Los Angeles Printmaking Society. Annual Juried Show. L.A., CA
2000-2 Salem Art Fair. Salem, Oregon
2000-05 Lake Oswego Art Fair. Lake Oswego, Oregon
2002 NWPC Group Show. New Zealand
1999-05 Lawrence Gallery Spring Exhibit. Sheridan, OR
1999 Reed and Cross Exhibit. Eugene, OR
1998 NWPC Exhibit. Rock Creek Gallery. Portland Community College, Portland, OR
1998 Portland Street of Dreams. Forest Park, OR
1998 Opus Five Gallery. Solo shows in February and July. Eugene, OR
1998-99 Salem Art Fair. Salem, OR
1997- Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts. Lake Oswego, OR
1997 Beaverton Arts Commission Showcase >97. Beaverton, OR
1996-97 Print Art. NWPC Regional Juried Show. Portland, OR
1996 Massachusetts Traveling Exhibition. NWPC.
1996-98 Valentines Show. Opus 5. Eugene, OR
1996 NWPC Group Show. Pacific University. Forest Grove, OR
1996 L.A. Printmakers Annual Show. L.A. Ca.
1996 Opus 5 Gallery. Eugene, Oregon
1995 Beaverton Arts Commission Showcase >95. Ore
1995 NWPC Group Exhibit. Fairbanks Art Assoc. Fairbanks, AK
1995 NWPC Group Exhibit at Indigo Gallery. Lake Oswego., Ore
1995 L.A. Printmakers Society Membership Show. L.A., CA
1995 Opus 5 Gallery. Eugene, Oregon.
1994 NWPC Group Exhibit. Crow=s Shadow Institute. Pendleton, OR
1994 L.A. Printmakers Society Membership Show. L.A.,CA
1994 Salem Art Assoc. Fair. Salem, OR
1993-94 Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Art Fair. OR
1993 Cheney Cowles Museum. Spokane, WA
1993 L.A. Society of Printmakers Exchange. Woodland Hills, CA
1993 Salem Art Association Gallery. Salem, Oregon.
1993 Jacobs Gallery, Hult Center. NWPC show. Eugene, Oregon.
1992 Littman Gallery. NWPC Show. Portland, Oregon.
1992 All Oregon Art Annual. Salem, Oregon.
1992 Jwstice Center. Portland, Oregon.
1992 Opus 5 Invitational. Eugene, Oregon.
1991-93 Beaverton Arts Commission Show Case '91. Beaverton, Oregon.
1991 Miriam Perlman Gallery Group Show. Chicago, Illinois.
1991 Lawrence Gallery Group Show. Sheridan, Oregon.
1990 Lane Community College, Eugene Printmakers Invitational.
1990 The Art Gallery Juried Exhibition. Umpqua Community College. Roseburg, Oregon
1990 Berkeley Art Center Association's National Exhibition. Berkeley, California.
1990 10th Desert West Juried Art Show. Lancaster, California.
1990 Pacific Prints Biennial. Palo Alto, California.
1990 Opus 5 Gallery. Two Person Show. Eugene, Oregon.
1990 Paper in Particular. Columbia, Missouri.
1989 Oregon Biennial. Portland Art Museum. Portland, Oregon.
1989 National Invitational Show. Umpqua Valley Art Association Roseburg, Oregon
1989 Northwest Print Exhibit. Maude Kerns. Eugene, Oregon.
1989 Lower Columbia College Landscape Exhibit. Longview, Washington.
1988-92 Excelsior Café Solo Show. Eugene, Oregon
1988-89 Bumbershoot Fair. Seattle, Washington.
1988 Golden West College Gallery. Huntington Beach, California.
1988 Phinney Art Center. Solo Show. Seattle, Washington.
1988 Elliott Bay Bookstore. Solo Show. Seattle, Washington.
1988 Cox Gallery. Drury College. Springfield, Missouri.
1988 Opus 5 Gallery. Two Person Show. Eugene, Oregon.
1987-90 L.A.P.S. Membership. Glendale, California.
1987 Oregon Biennial. Portland Art Museum. Portland, Oregon.
1987 Group Shows. Seattle Art Museum Rental/Sales Gallery.
Seattle, Washington.(Landscape and Still Life).
1987 Conference on Women and Spirituality. Seattle, Washington.
1987 Works on Paper. Lower Columbia College, Longview, Washington and Clatsop College. Astoria, Oregon.
1987 Benton County Museum. Philomouth, Oregon.
1986-90 Sunriver Annual Exhibit. Sunriver, Oregon.
1986-90 All Oregon Art Annual. Salem, Oregon.
1986-87 Third Alcoa/Gallery '76 Exhibit. Wenatchee, Washington.
1986 Beijing China. Northwest Print Council. Beijing, China.
1986 Oregon State University. N.W.P.C. Corvallis, Oregon.
1986 Oregon 2-D exhibit. Salem, Oregon.
1986 L.A.P.S. Jurors Choice. Los Angeles, California.
1986 Opus 5 Gallery. Eugene, Oregon.
1985-88 Annual Art Show. Umpqua Community College. Roseburg, Oregon
1985 Coos Bay Annual Print Exhibit. Coos Bay, Oregon.
Los Angeles Printmaking Society
University of Oregon. Advisory Board to the Art and Architecture School.
Northwest Print Council, member of the Board &
Regional Coordinator l990-92. Sec. 92-94, V.P. 1994-96. Sec 97-98. Board 90-99
Lane Regional Arts Council. Artist in Education (86-93).
1982-85 M.F.A. Printmaking. University of Oregon. Eugene, Oregon.
1980-82 Oregon School of Arts and Crafts. Portland, Oregon.
1977-80 B.S., Fine Arts. Lewis and Clark College. Portland, Oregon.
1977-80 Pacific Northwest College of Art. Portland, Oregon
2009-2011 Summer Printmaking Workshops for Loraine School District
2011-12 Framin’ Art Works. Eugene, Oregon
2005-2010 Lafollette Gallery. Eugene, Oregon
Ongoing Freelance with a variety of Printmaking and Watercolor Workshops
At schools, fairs and my studio
1993-96 Drypoint Printer for Lynda Lanker.
1992 Monotype Workshop. N.W.P.C. Office. Portland, Oregon.
1990 Monotype Workshop. Comerford Studio. Roseburg, Oregon.
1986-93 Artist-in-Education. Printmaking. Eugene, Oregon.
1987-91 Artist-in-Education. Printmaking. Portland, Oregon.
1988-98 TAG Instructor. Super Summer Program. University of Oregon. Eugene, OR
1989 Children's Monotype Workshop. Oregon Art Institute.
1987-88 Adult Ed. Printmaking. Lane Community College. Eugene, Oregon.
1986 Linocut Printer for Jayne Cookson. Eugene, Oregon.
1983-85 Graduate Teaching Fellowship. Lithography. University of Oregon. Eugene, Oregon.
1980-11 Jani P. Hoberg Graphics Inc. Eugene, Oregon.
1980-82 Chrisman's Frame Shop. Fine Art Framer. Portland, Oregon.