A juried exhibition of contemporary fine art unlike any presented before in the United States. It challenges America's artist's to create political art that deconstructs the major controversies, fundamental policy issues and personality characteristics shaping the 2016 Presidential election campaign, providing America's voters with powerful visual images that will help bring clarity to one of the most divisive and bitterly contested elections in our Nation's history.
There are many different ways to make prints, and Annie Bissett has mastered one of the oldest and most difficult, moku hanga, dating from 16th Century Japan. Moku hanga is unusual because there's no press involved; the print maker carves a block of wood (or several blocks of wood, one for each color) then creates the print by pressing the woodblock, coated with watercolor paint, against damp paper, by hand. The woodblock carving is painstaking and requires great skill, especially for Annie's prints because they are often extremely intricate and multi-colored, which means as many as five or six different carved blocks.