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Don Widmer

Don Widmer Paper Arts Gallery

"The craft traditions of papermaking, bookbinding and printing inspire my one-of-a-kind pieces."

Paper Artist Don Widmer combines hand papermaking, bookbinding, and printing to create works inspired by storytelling and real and imagined histories. His handmade paper is pulp painted, a fiber technique where imagery is "painted" with pigmented cotton fiber during the formation of the sheet. His sculptural artist books include his own writing and incorporate unusual book structures...

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... featuring movement and light. [email protected]

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Honorable Mention, Arnold Grummer Paperfest III (October 2019)
Second Place, Lakeview East Festival of the Arts (September 2019)
First Place, Art on the Fox Fine Art Festival (June 2019)
Best in Medium, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Fair (June 2019)
Best in Show, Art on the Fox Fine Art Festival (June 2018)
President's Award, Art on the Fox Fine Art Festival (June 2018)
Best in Medium, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Fair (June 2018)
First Place Fine Art, Spring Bloom Fine Arts Festival (March 2018)
Judge's Choice Award, Greenwich Village Art Fair (September 2017)
Second Place Mixed Media, Crosby Festival of the Arts (June 2017)
Best in Medium, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Fair (June 2017)
Best in Show, West End Art Festival La Grange (September 2016)
Best in Medium, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Fair (June 2016)
Best in Show, For the Love of Art Elkhart (March 2016)

Medium don widmer pair of towhees no 03 image01 150dpi

Pair of Towhees No.1, diptych...
Mixed Media
$260.00

 
Medium widmer houseofglass no 01 image 01 150dpi square

House of Glass No.1 (Farnsworth...
Mixed Media
$835.00

 
Medium widmer scarlettanagers no 11 image01 150dpi square

Scarlet Tanagers No. 11 – pulp...
Mixed Media
$138.00

Medium widmer movement no 18 image01 150dpi square

Movement (Crow Divination...
Mixed Media
$46.00

 
Medium don widmer female towhee biding time no 01 image 02 150dpi square

Biding Time No. 1 (female...
Mixed Media
$116.00

Medium widmer littlebrownbat no 12 image01 150dpi square

Little Brown Bat (Myotis...
Mixed Media
$160.00

 
Medium widmer femalecardinal no 14 image01 150dpi

Female Cardinal No. 14 -- pulp...
Mixed Media
$132.00

Medium widmer honesttruth no35 image01 150dpi square

The Honest Truth No. 35 –...
Mixed Media
$160.00

Medium widmer happyfriend no 06 image 01 150dpi square

Happy Friend No. 6 (Yellow...
Mixed Media
$157.00

 
Medium widmer momentofsilence no 18 image01 150dpi square

Moment of Silence No. 18 –...
Mixed Media
$102.00

Medium widmer femalehousesparrow no 44 image01 150dpi square

Female House Sparrow No. 44:...
Mixed Media
$116.00

Medium widmer king of all birds 283 40 image01 150dpi square

King of All Birds No. 40 –...
Mixed Media
$141.00

 
Medium widmer swimminginthewind 300 04 image 01 150dpi square

Swimming in the Wind no. 4 –...
Mixed Media
$120.00

Medium widmer revelation no 06 image01 150dpi square

Revelation No. 6 (Eastern...
Mixed Media
$116.00

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Huginn No. 16, framed – pulp...
Mixed Media
$390.00

 
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Huginn and Muninn No. 7, framed...
Mixed Media
$690.00

Medium widmer swimminginthewind 300 03 framed image 01 150dpi

Swimming in the Wind no. 3 –...
Mixed Media
$226.00

 
Medium widmer crowdiv movement no 15 framed image01 150dpi

Movement No. 15 (Crow Divination...
Mixed Media
$106.00

Medium widmer crowdiv warrior no 03 framed image01 150dpi

Warrior No. 3 (Crow Divination...
Mixed Media
$106.00

Medium widmer crowdiv defense no 03 framed image03 150dpi

Defense No. 3 (Crow Divination...
Mixed Media
$106.00

 
Medium widmer scarlettanagers no 16 framed image01 150dpi

Scarlet Tanagers No. 16, framed:...
Mixed Media
$320.00

Medium widmer fallingwater no 10 image01 150dpi square

Falling Water No. 10 (inspired...
Mixed Media
$660.00

 
Medium widmer steel no 04 image01 horiz 150dpi square

Steel No. 4 (Pittsburgh Steel...
Mixed Media
$660.00

Medium don widmer oar docks no 1 image01 150dpi square

Ore Dock No. 1 (Marquette,...
Mixed Media
$660.00

 
Medium don widmer pieces of chicago no2 framed image 01 square 150dpi

Pieces of Chicago no.2, framed -...
Mixed Media
$475.00

 
Medium widmer mothsmidwest no70 image01 150dpi

Moths of the Midwest, framed and...
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$450.00

Medium widmer aidohwedo no 36 image01 150dpi

Aido Hwedo: African Dragon,...
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$375.00

Medium widmer labefana no 01 image01 150dpi

La Befana: vien di notte, framed...
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$350.00

 
Medium widmer fieldofpoppies no 17 framed image 01 150dpi

Field of Poppies, Matted and...
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$230.00

Medium widmer miraclesframed image01 150dp

Miracles, framed and matted – 2...
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$190.00

 
Medium widmer ghostskull image01 150dpi

Ghost Skull: Skull Artwork...
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$200.00

Medium widmer deathspringseternal image01 150dpi

Death Springs Eternal: Skull...
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$200.00

Medium widmer scientificskull image01 150dpi

Scientific Skull: Skull Artwork...
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs
$200.00

 
Medium widmer charlie box image01 150dpi

Charlie, Forgive Me: a Wooden...
Books & Pens
$645.00

Medium widmer streettrash image01 recropped 150dpi 1000pixels

Street Trash (2012): a Limited...
Books & Pens
$167.00

Medium widmer hamatsa 005 150dpi

HAMATSA TUNNEL BOOK (2010)
Mixed Media
$1700.00

 
Medium widmer detritus 008 150dpi

Detritus – An artist book by Don...
Books & Pens
$176.00

Medium widmer girdlebook image03 150dpi 1000pixels

St. Francis of Assisi Girdle...
Books & Pens
$288.00

Medium widmer hamatsa multiple 001 150dpi

Hamatsa (2010) - A tunnel book...
Books & Pens
$55.00

 
Medium widmer offering image01 150dpi 1500pixels

The Offering, a limited edition...
Books & Pens
$190.00

Medium widmer thecaptive flagbook image01 150dpi

The Captive, a poem by Forough...
Books & Pens
$225.00