Don Widmer

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Lion Of Bali 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.

Best in Show, West End Art Festival La Grange (September 2016)

Best in Medium (Drawing/Pastels/Prints), Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Fair (June 2016)

Best in Show, For the Love of Art Elkhart (March 2016)

Outstanding Achievement in Category (2D Paper), Buffalo Grove Art Festival (July 2015)

Redhead Design Studio Honorary Award, East Lansing Art Festival (May 2015)

Designers Choice Award, American Society of Interior Designers Illinois (December 2013), awarded at One of a Kind Show, Chicago

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

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Gargoyle – Chicago Theater,...
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs

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

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Reproduction of a Page from the...
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs

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

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Mixed Media