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October 05, 2012

The Works of Artist Paula Zinsmeister: On Display at MSASS

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The works of artist Paula Zinsmeister are inspired primarily from organic and botanical forms. She is a printmaker and her art is printed on handmade papers. Her printmaking techniques include intaglio, dry point, aquatint, copper foil etching and monoprinting.

Zinsmeister's works are for sale and are currently on exhibit at The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences through November 2, 2012.

Her works are often a visual reaction to colors, forms, and shapes. The images and lines are soft and translucent. The pieces range from spontaneity of the monoprints to the detailed layer of texture of planed images. The images are tranquil and salient.

"Learning what the piece will evolve into is a journey for me, and usually not planned," she said. "It is more of a visual reaction to the shapes, colors and forms, such as the unexpected contrast of a vividly colored image superimposed on a sketch or worn intaglio."

Watermarks 2012

Zinsmeister's exhibit runs in collaboration with the Watermarks 2012 International handmade paper conference sponsored by the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory & Education Foundation here in Cleveland.

The Mandel School is one of seven associated exhibitions that will have local art on display during the conference, which is being held October 17-21. For a list of participating galleries and associate exhibitors, please view the online gallery guide.

To learn more about artist Paula Zinsmeister or to purchase her art, please e-mail Or, call 216-368-0722.