Janet Turner Print Museum

2022-2023 Exhibitions

Fall Semester, 2022

First Impressions: Curator's Choice

September 6-October 15, 2022

Do first impressions illuminate or deceive? The inaugural exhibition by new Turner curator Dr. Rachel Skokowski explores the unexpected connections and serendipitous surprises that emerge when coming to a collection with fresh eyes.

Juxtaposing prints by familiar names and new faces, First Impressions celebrates the diversity of the Turner collection and the playful possibilities of opening an archive drawer. Chance encounters reveal deeper links running through the collection: political and social commentary, respect for the fragility of the natural world or the human body, a meditation on the forces of luck and fate in our lives. First Impressions encourages looking beyond the surface and perhaps even returning for a second or third impression.

Generously sponsored by Russ and Jan Burnham.


David HockneyDavid Hockney (British, b. 1937), Etching is the Subject, from The Blue Guitar series, 1976-77. Etching, soft-ground etching, aquatint. Gift of Barbara Edmonson and Janet Turner
Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720-1778), Antique Fortifications of the City of Cori, from the Antiquities of Cori, 1764, printed 1822. Etching and engraving. Janet Turner Bequest

Nevin Bergen

Nevin Bergen (American, b. 1953), Solvent Cans, 1979. Monotype. Janet Turner Bequest

Honoré Daumier

Honoré Daumier (French, 1808-1879), History of a Reign, 1870. Lithograph. Gift of Jan Kaplan

Francisco Goya

Francisco Goya (Spanish, 1746-1828), The Custody is as Barbarous as the Crime, 1810-1824, printed 1867. Etching and engraving. Janet Turner Bequest

Henry Moore I

Henry Moore (British, 1898-1986), Figures with Sky Background I, 1981. Color lithograph. Janet Turner Bequest

Henry Moore II

Henry Moore (British, 1898-1986), Figures with Sky Background II, 1981. Color lithograph. Janet Turner Bequest

Rufino Tamayo

Rufino Tamayo (Mexican, 1899-1991), Carnavelesque, 1969. Color lithograph. Janet Turner Bequest

Fritz Scholder

Fritz Scholder (American, 1937-2005), American Warrior, 1981. Color lithograph. Gift of Claudia and Lowell Steel

Kathe Kollwitz

Käthe Kollwitz (German, 1867-1945), Female Nude, 1910. Etching and aquatint. Janet Turner Bequest

James Luna

James Luna (American, 1950-2018), Sumojazz, 2011. Monotype. Museum Purchase, 2022

Félix Bracquemond

Félix Bracquemond (French, 1833-1914), The Storks, 1867, Etching. Gift of Dr. Charles & Marie Felver

Ide Gakusui

Ide Gakusui (Japanese, 1899-1982), White Heron in Rain, c. 1950. Color woodcut with embossing. Janet Turner Bequest

Ohara Koson

Ohara Koson (Shoson) (Japanese, 1877-1945), Two Egrets at Night, c. 1910. Color woodcut. Janet Turner Bequest

Janet Turner

Janet Turner (American, 1914-1988), Dead Snow Goose III, 1977, Screenprint and relief. Gift of Claudia and Lowell Steel

Susan Champion

Susan Champion (American, b. 1949), River Nest, 1977. Etching and aquatint. Gift of Claudia and Lowell Steel

Betye Saar

 Betye Saar (American, b. 1926), Mumbo Jumbo, 1987. Color lithograph. Gift of the Chico State Art Department

Margo Humphrey

Margo Humphrey (American, b. 1942), Lady Luck says Come Take a Chance, 1985. Color lithograph. Janet Turner Bequest

George Miyasaki

George Miyasaki (American, 1935-2013), Eeny Meeny, 1967. Etching, screenprint, collage and photograph. Janet Turner Bequest

Dennis Ray Beall

Dennis Ray Beall (American, b. 1929), Dreams Prophecy, from “Of Lies and Dreams...”, 1973. Color screenprint with embossing. Gift of Paul Feldhaus

Michael Stevenson

Michael Stevenson (American, b. 1966), Untitled, 2002. Monotype. Janet Turner Friends Purchase, Monoprint Workshop, 2002

John Armstrong

John Armstrong (American, b. 1943), Untitled, 2005. Monotype. Museum Purchase

Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976), Untitled, from the portfolio Wind Magic, 1972. Color lithograph. Janet Turner Bequest

Wifredo Lam

Wifredo Lam (Cuban, 1902-1982), Untitled, from the Flight portfolio, 1967. Color lithograph. Janet Turner Bequest


Christo (American-Bulgarian, 1935–2020), Wrapped Armchair, Project, 1977. Color lithograph

David Avery

David Avery (American, b. 1952), Running on Empty, 2016. Etching. Turner Print Museum Purchase

Hendrick Goltzius

After Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558-1617), The Flagellation, from The Passion of Christ, 1596-98. 16th or 17th century copy. Engraving. Janet Turner Bequest

Stefano Della Bella

Stefano della Bella (Italian, 1610-1664), Roman Landscapes and Ruins, c. 1646. Etching. Gift of Walter Kohn

Making her Mark: Women Printmakers at the Turner

October 31-December 17, 2022

Making her Mark highlights groundbreaking women artists in the Turner collection. Founded by Janet Turner, Chico State’s first printmaking professor, the Turner has a unique responsibility to elevate the work of female printmakers. Featuring pieces by major 20th and 21st century artists, Making her Mark investigates the links between feminism and activism, women’s work and artistic labor. 

Generously sponsored by the Chico State Women's Philanthropy Council.


Beth Van Hoesen, Blouse, 1961. Etching. Gift of Marie & Dr. Stan Felver 

Käthe Kollwitz

Käthe Kollwitz (German, 1867-1945), Self Portrait, 1923. Woodcut. Janet Turner Bequest

Janet Greene

Janet Greene (Chico State alumna), Stone Face, 2001. Woodcut. Paul Feldhaus Purchase Award, 6th Juried Student Print Exhibition

Barbara Kwasniewska

 Barbara Kwasniewska (Polish, b. 1931), Femme à la Toilette, c. 1970. Color collograph. Janet Turner Bequest

After Kitagawa Utamaro

After Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese, 1753-1806), Painting the Eyebrows (Mayu hiki), printed 1930s. Color woodcut with mica. Janet Turner Bequest

Kathy Aoki

Kathy Aoki (American, b. 1968), Lipstick Still Life with Banana and Twinkie, 2012. Photo polymer intaglio with watercolor. Gift of the artist

Jenny Schmid

Jenny Schmid (American, b. 1965), Anorexia Girl, 2005. Color lithograph. Gift of the artist

Alondra Enriquez

Alondra Enriquez (Chico State alumna), Grow-A-Pair, 2017. Screenprint. Janet Turner Memorial Award, 22nd Juried Student Print Exhibition

Ruth Jones

Ruth E. Jones (Chico State alumna), Namesake, 2004. Photograph of collograph on skin. Marion Epting Purchase Award, 9th Juried Student Print Exhibition

Claudia Steel

Claudia Steel (American, b. 1918), Clothespower, 1979. Photo etching. Gift of the artist

Patricia Babcock

Patricia Babcock (American, 1929-2014), Washday Boogie, n.d. Color aquatint with embossing. Gift of the artist

Orit Hofshi

Orit Hofshi (Israel, b. 1959), Effusion, 2012. Rubbing on handmade paper. Gift of the artist

Hung Liu

Hung Liu (Chinese American, 1948-2021), Luzao (Stove), 2008. Aquatint, spitbite, softground, sugarlift intaglio. Turner Board of Directors Purchase

Corita Kent

Sister Mary Corita Kent (American, 1918-1986), Go Slo, Luke 2:14-51, 1963. Color screenprint. Janet Turner Bequest

Dorr Bothwell

Dorr Bothwell (American, 1902-2000), Watchword #5 Peace, 1964. Color lithograph. Janet Turner Bequest

Judy Chicago

Judy Chicago (American, b. 1939) Peeling Back, 1974. Color lithograph. Gift of Gayle Kimball

Mary Beth Edelson

Mary Beth Edelson (American, b. 1933), May the Great Goddess Make the Sun Rise in Your Heart, 1974. Hand-colored lithograph. Gift of Gayle Kimball

Kara Maria

Kara Maria (American, b. 1968), Paradise, 2002. Monotype, chine collé. Gift of the artist

Kara Walker

Kara Walker (American, b. 1969), Buzzard’s Roost Pass from Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated), 2005. Offset lithography. Museum purchase

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (American, b. 1940), Trade Canoe: A Western Fantasy, 2015. Six color lithograph. Museum Purchase, 2022

SF Poster Syndicate

The Tides of Justice are Rising Up, 2019. Screenprint. San Francisco Poster Syndicate

Spring Semester, 2023

Documenting Dreams: Juana Estrada Hernández and Humberto Saenz

January 24-April 1, 2023

For Juana Estrada Hernández and Humberto Saenz, the personal is always political. Weaving their life experiences as Mexican-American immigrants into their work, both artists offer a powerful reflection on the current border crisis.

Their prints unveil the lure, promise, and harsh reality of the American dream. In series such as El Oficiò (The Trade), Saenz combines Pre-Columbian Codex imagery with the contemporary working conditions of many migrants. In Nuestra Historia (Our Story), Estrada Hernández narrates her family’s journey from Mexico to the United States. Together, their work explores notions of home, exposes the fine line between assimilation and erasure, and speaks to the necessity of cultural pride.

The Turner is proud to present this exhibition at Chico State, a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), and invites students, faculty, and the community to engage with the vital themes on display in the work of these two exciting new voices.

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Humberto Saenz, Amago de Color (Color Threat), 2008. Lithograph


Juana Estrada Hernández, Comida de mi Madre (My Mother's Food), 2020. Lithograph, screenprint.

Ink & Clay

April 18-May 13, 2023 

The Turner is excited to host the 27th Juried Student Print Exhibition and 20th Ink & Clay Exhibition. Join us to celebrate the culmination of student work in printmaking and ceramics as we toast to the 2022-23 academic year at the Turner. 

2023 Printmaking Juror

Macy Chadwick

Macy Chadwick is a book artist, letterpress printer, and Director of In Cahoots Residency. She received an MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and assisted book artist Julie Chen at Flying Fish Press in Berkeley for three years. After fifteen years of teaching at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco Art Institute, and San Francisco Center for the Book, Macy moved to Petaluma, California, where she is the founder and director of In Cahoots Residency(opens in new window). The residency provides housing and studio space to both emerging and professional artists with a focus on artists books, letterpress, printmaking, writing, and collaboration. Macy continues to create books and limited edition prints in her letterpress studio and her work is in prominent collections in the U.S. and abroad, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, Yale University Special Collections, and the Jack Ginsberg Collection in South Africa. Her work can be seen on macychadwick.com(opens in new window), and on Instagram @in_cahoots_press and @incahootsresidency

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Zengyi Zhang

Zengyi Zhang, 梦乡. Stone lithography and photo lithograpy. Senior, Interior Architecture (BFA)

Joy Gallow

Joy Gallow, Wear Your Crown, Relief linocut. Senior, Sociology

Robyn Worstman

Robyn Worstman, My Loneliness is Killing Me. Intaglio and drypoint. Junior, Art Education

Dexter Geraci

Dexter Geraci, Flash Delirium. Screenprint. Senior, Art Education

Brandon Hernandez

Brandon Hernandez, Predator and Prey in the Land of Discontent. Woodcut relif. Senior, Art Studio (BFA) Printmaking. Honorable Mention

Holly Mojica

Holly Mojica, Both of Me, Linoleum relief. Junior, Art Education. Honorable Mention

Kyle Guthrie

Kyle Guthrie, Untitled. Woodcut relief. Senior, Exercise Physiology. Honorable Mention

Kali Anderson

Kali Anderson, Rubber Duckies. Screenprint. Sophomore, Art Education

Aliyah Ben-Joseph

Aliyah Ben-Joseph, A Visitor in the Garden. Etching and drypoint. Junior, Art Studio (BFA)

Kathleen Breeze

Kathleen Breeze, Everything She Looked At Was Green. Lithograph and screenprint. Senior, Art Studio (BFA) Printmaking

Kathleen Breeze

Kathleen Breeze, How To Domesticate A Feral Cat, ScreenprintSenior, Art Studio (BFA) Printmaking

Robin Cox

Robin Cox, The Birds and the Bees. Intaglio. Senior, Studio Arts

Holly Cross

Holly Cross, Spider Things in Spider Ways, Screenprint. Senior, Art Education

Sol Edmonds

Sol Edmonds, Anti-Roll, Screenprint. Junior, Art Studio, Sculpture

Adrian Elliot

Adrian Elliot, Hope is as Hollow as Fear, Photo lithograph. Senior, Art Studio, Painting and Drawing

Idaly Flores

 Idaly Flores, Ouch. Screenprint. Junior, Art Education

Alondra Fuentes

Alondra Fuentes, My Golden Cage. Relief linocut. Junior, Art Studio and Art Education

Sophia Gaal

Sophia Gaal, The Shoes Have Eyes. Drypoint. Sophomore, Art Studio, Ceramics

Cassidy Good

Cassidy Good, Bouquet of Femininity. Linocut. Junior, Art Studio, Printmaking

Olivia Goodsell

Olivia Goodsell, Sea Foam. Screenprint. Freshman, Art Studio, Painting and Drawing

Brandon Hernandez

Brandon Hernandez, Xolo in Mictlan. Woodcut relief. Senior, Art Studio (BFA) Printmaking

RJ Miller

RJ Miller, Self Portrait. Linocut. Sophomore, Art Studio, Digital Media

Bibiana Rehg

Bibiana Rehg, Artist Emerging. Linocut and embossing. Junior, Art Studio and Art Education

Jacob Rose

Jacob Rose, It's all misinformation, as this will be. Lithocut. Senior, Graphic Design

Hayley Short

Hayley Short, The Lady in the Lines. Screenprint. Junior, Art Education, Studio Art Digital Media

Sophie Simbana

Sophie Simbana, En Flor. Drypoint. Freshman, Art Education

Alexa Sykes

Alexa Sykes, Dog Eat Dog Kind of World. Lithograph and screenprintSenior, Art Studio

Zengyi Zhang

Zengyi Zhang, Away. Screenprint. Senior, Interior Architecture (BFA)