Zerbetz, Evon

Evon Zerbetz
"Relief printmaking has been my passion for over 20 years. I prefer carving tools over pencils, and relish the physicality of mark making as I carve into linoleum and other matrices to make my printing plates. 

"Ultimately, it’s all about the line. I am passionate about the lines that can only be created in carving relief plates. The characteristic thick and thin lines, chop and hatch marks —created with my knife, that give my work its distinctive look.  My reductive medium requires me to think backwards, and to think about positive and negative space, both physically and energetically.

"I enjoy the process all the way through, from carving, to inking and printing my plates by hand. My current interest is to translate my linocuts into large format installations.

"When it comes to how I work, curiosity is in the driver’s seat and I am along for the ride, sometimes as a willing traveler—with a map in my lap—and sometimes as a terrified passenger, albeit eagerly so, as I turn a corner into unknown territory.

"This is where I find my juice—in problem-solving through my art—whether working within the parameters of architect’s dimensions, new materials, or designing public art that will speak to and reflect the community of users in a building or space. There is magic in creating a conceptual design and then getting to figure out how to fabricate it, draw on fabricators  as needed, and bring a piece to fruition."



Little Red Snapperhood: A Fishy Fairy Tale Cover Image
By Neal Gilbertsen, Evon Zerbetz (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781558686830
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Published: Westwiinds Press - May 1st, 2003

Lucky Hares and Itchy Bears Cover Image
By Susan Ewing, Evon Zerbetz (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780882405513
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Published: Alaska Northwest Books - May 1st, 2001

Ten Rowdy Ravens Cover Image
By Susan Ewing, Evon Zerbetz (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780882406107
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Published: Alaska Northwest Books - October 1st, 2005

The Blueberry Shoe Cover Image
By Ann Dixon, Evon Zerbetz (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780882405193
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Published: Alaska Northwest Books - August 1st, 1999

Aleutian Sparrow Cover Image
By Karen Hesse, Evon Zerbetz (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781416903277
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - June 1st, 2005

Dog Days, Raven Nights Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780300167115
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Published: Yale University Press - March 29th, 2011