Libertyville artist selected for esteemed Biennial exhibition

Submitted by Marcia Babler

Fine Art Artist Marcia Babler of Libertyville is part of the 2023 North American Print Biennial.

The Biennial will be on exhibit at the 808 Gallery at Boston University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, this fall. The 2023 Biennial was juried by Elizabeth M. Rudy, the Carl A. Weyerhauser associate curator of Prints at the Harvard Art Museums, with less than 7% of entries accepted into the exhibit.

"The Biennial features the best in contemporary and traditional printmaking and I am honored to be a part," Babler said. The Biennial is sponsored by the Boston Printmakers, an organization founded in 1947 to promote public knowledge of printmaking and to promote excellence and innovation in the field of printmaking.

"As a printmaker, I use traditional processes coupled with digital processes," Babler said. "My piece titled 'Walking Away' is a ghostlike image comprised of multiple layered print images and printed on Japanese paper. The creative technique used supports the message of the piece moving away yet leaving part of oneself behind."

Babler will also be exhibiting in the "Poet Dialogue Project - Tapestry of Voices," an invitational collaboration of visual artists and poets. This exhibit will be a traveling exhibit first on display in fall at the Christopher Art Gallery in the Chicago suburbs.

"My partner in this two-year project was the inaugural Poet Laureate of Phoenix and it was a wonderful, creative partnership." Babler said. "We collaborated on eight original visual pieces coupled with eight original poems in a collection called 'Journey to Healing.'

"Art is my voice where I create visual puzzles for the viewer to become involved and react," Babler said. "I am grateful to be an artist!"

For more information, visit Babler's website at or email

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"Just Talk" by Marcia Babler Courtesy of Marcia Babler
"Judged" by Marcia Babler Courtesy of Marcia Babler
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