victoria marie bee

artist & maker & writer in lubbock, texas.

2017 Artist-In-Residence at Charles Adams Studio Project

select recent news & upcoming events

Ice Scream, You Scream - LHUCA, Lubbock, Texas (June-July 2017)

.918 in a BIND: Letterpress & Book Arts Class (June 2017)

June Sunday Printmaking Workshops at CASP

First Friday Art Trail: Photography by Charley Wasson (June 2017)

Sunday Funday: Texas Forever (May 2017)

First Friday Art Trail: NEVERTHELESS, art + readings + more (May 2017)

Beyond Printmaking 5 Symposium (March 2017)

High Plains Festival, Print + Music (March 2017)

RED - Juried Exhibition (February 2017)

PRINTEXPO (February 11, 2017)

.918 in the 806: Letterpress Class

SWEET TOOTH: Letterpress & Silkscreen Workshop

First Friday Art Trail: SHRILL (art + readings + silent auction (February 3, 2017)

New Impressions: An International Exhibition of Letterpress Printing (February 2017)

LHUCA 20 Year Anniversary Exhibition (February to March 2017)

Still Life: The Ordinary Made Extraordinary - Juried Exhibition (January 2017)

Medici Circle Art Fundraiser (January 21, 2017)

March On! LBK Letterpress Workshop (January 21, 2017)

Nasty Women Art Exhibition (January 2017)

Stuff I Made Today Exhibition (January 2017)

First Friday Art Trail at Studio #4: photo & print (January 2017)

CASP New Year's Day "Good Luck Lunch" Fundraiser (January 2017)

Review about PRESS(v.) in The Bowerbird

West, Far West (Lubbock/Marfa), in Marfa, Texas

2016 Penland School of Crafts Scholarship (for letterpress)

2016 SPE Award for Innovations in Imaging

2016 CASP Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio Fellowship

2016 Lott Regents Scholarship Endowment

2016 Dave Dickey Memorial Scholarship

a few snapshots of work-in-progress


I. Senses related to the physical exertion of pressure.

1. a. To act on (an object) with continuous force directed towards it by means of physical contact; to exert a steady force against (something touched) by weight, a fingertip, etc.; to subject to pressure; (also) to crushTo press the button. b. To exert pressure; to bear with weight or force onupon, or against. c. To torture or execute (a person) by means of peine forte et dureTo press to death. d. To squeeze or hold (a person, a person’s hand, etc.) as a sign of affection; to hold lovingly to or against oneself. e. to press (the) flesh: to shake hands; to greet by physical contact. Now esp. in reference to people campaigning for political office.

2. To apply pressure to (something). a. To subject to pressure so as to reduce a particular shape, consistency, smoothness, thinness, or bulk, or so as to extract juice, etc., from; to compress, squeeze. b. To smooth or flatten (fabric or clothes) with an iron or clothes press; to iron. c. To flatten & dry (leaves, flowers, etc.) in order to preserve them. d. To manufacture (a gramophone record) by moulding under pressure. Hence: to make or issue (a sound recording). Also with up.

3. To extract pressure; to express; to squeeze (liquid, juice, etc.) from or out of something.

4. To cause to move in a particular direction, or into a certain position, by pressure of contact; to push, drive, or thrust down, forward, into, etc.

5. To print.

[oxford english dictionary]

Review about PRESS(v.) in The Bowerbird

mark your calendar for August's First Friday Art Trail at Studio 4!

[lots of surprises ahead, xoxo]