Local Printmaker’s Work Selected for Library of Congress Collection

Courtesy photo - Alameda printmaker Bonnie Randall Boller’s clay monotype print, “Evolving.”

Boller’s one of 117 original prints chosen

Alameda artist Bonnie Randall Boller’s “Evolving,” a clay monotype, was one of 117 original prints selected to become part of a permanent collection at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. 

Curator Katherine Blood selected the prints from the recently published book, California Society of Printmakers, 100 Years, 1913-2013. 

“We are grateful for the honor of a potential gift of selected works on the auspicious occasion of Calfornia Society of Printmaker’s 100th anniversary,” stated Blood. “This really is a treasure trove of compelling work and we are excited and grateful.”

Prints were selected based on a combination of criteria: from print sizes to works that “fit best with various collecting objectives,” all while trying to present a wide range of artists, subjects, styles and techniques. 

The society’s gift of 117 prints in various print media and from the international roster of its members will be permanently held in the nation’s
collections. 

For more information on the Library of Congress’ Prints and Photographs Division, see www.loc.gov/rr/print/.

More of Boller’s artwork can be seen during Pro Arts East Bay Open Studios both days this weekend, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at 3239 Briggs Ave. and on her website:   www.bonnieclayart.com.