by Leah Jackson
A print by Northwestern State University Professor of Art Michael Yankowski has been accepted into two national print competitions. His limited edition, hand-drawn lithographic print is entitled “He Just Couldn’t Shake the Feeling.” Entries from across the nation in a variety of print media were juried into the exhibitions. Only 50 works were accepted into each show.
The print depicts a lone figure entering an aging forest as a murder of crows assemble on the treetops.
“The image is an expression of anxiety and what the future may hold. Its stark use of black and white gives the idea an ominous vibe” said Yankowski. “I was quite surprised to have the same print selected for two national shows at the same time. It is a bit unusual. Luckily it is an edition of five.”
“Under Pressure” is a National Printmaking Exhibition at the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins, Colorado which will open February 29 and run through April 11.
“Ink Matters”, also a national competition, will be on display at the University of Indiana Kokomo Art Gallery, March 6-21.
Yankowski is a senior faculty member in the Department of Creative and Performing Arts. More of his work can be seen at the Carol Robinson Gallery in New Orleans and on-line at MichaelYankowski.com