Flatbed's Print Fair, February 12-14 Daryl Howard, Tom Huck's Evil Prints, Flash Collective, Interbang Press, Jenny Robinson Prints, The Lawrence Lithography Workshop, Peregrine Press Archives, Scott Frish Publishing

Flatbed’s Print Fair, February 12-14
Daryl Howard, Tom Huck’s Evil Prints, Flash Collective, Interbang Press, Jenny Robinson Prints, The Lawrence Lithography Workshop, Peregrine Press Archives, Scott Frish Publishing

PrintAustin’s mission to the Austin art community and galleries is to share our enthusiasm for printmaking by helping galleries curate, exhibit, and promote works on paper, and to engage a wider audience through in-house artist talks, signings, panels, printmaking demonstrations, and print focused art happenings.

Join our mailing list to find out about registered events once we get closer to 2016. We’ll be sending periodic updates until early January, then weekly announcements until we wrap up mid-February.

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Expo + BinFest + Trade Portfolio this Sat!

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Artist: Carlos Hernandez

Hey y’all! I hope you’ve had a great time so far with all the PrintAustin events. We have some fabulous things still going on. There’s a big PrintAustin bonanza of goodness happening this Saturday from 12-5 at Canopy. Not only will area galleries be open, but we have 30 artists that have submitted prints with various price points–200+ pieces–AND we also have 20 tables with different artists/vendors selling work! It’s going to be fabulous! And the rain is supposed to only happen in the morning, so we’re riding out any early morning showers and setting up. Come visit!

As for other PrintAustin events this weekend, there are several interesting ones to choose from. Here’s a link to our calendar. See you Saturday!

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Portfolio for Artists workshop

Just heard! This workshop has a 10% discount for PrintAustin fans. Just type in Promo Code PA2016.

Protect your important documents or art on paper. Each student will learn to make a custom portfolio, and will also learn about tools, materials, and techniques for book arts. Cloth, board, and decorative paper will be provided. This class is appropriate for graphic designers, photographers, fine art printers, or anyone with a document or art work that they want to protect.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Saturday, January 30
Time: 10am-4pm
Instructor: Mary Baughman
Cost: $90 tuition + $15 materials fee (10% off this price with promo code PA2016)

Note: Members receive a 10% discount off the price of tuition and materials. Please click here to join as a Member.

Mary Baughman cares for books at the Ransom Center. 39 years of work in this dynamic institution have convinced her that books are the technology of the future. Teaching book arts for children has convinced her that children who learn to love books will support the libraries of the future. Promoting book arts has convinced Mary that a book arts center will be welcome in Austin. Mary is a member of the Lone Star chapter of the Guild of Book Workers, a member of the American Institute for Conservation, and a founding member of Austin Book Workers, and one of the originators of the Book Arts Fair held for 20+ years at Laguna Gloria Art Museum.

Austin Book Arts Center
2832 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #114
Austin, TX
78702
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It’s here!! PrintAustin kickoff weekend!

There is a lot to take in folks. (Apologies about the formatting below. It’s not behaving… For a better view, check out our calendar page.)

Your PrintAustin board will be running around like mad trying to catch it all. We hope to bump into you!

Have fun!

January 15
Print. Printer. Printing.
Prints from Dan Rizzie, Julie Speed, Aesthetic Apparatus, John Alexander, Mia Carameros, Jonas Criscoe, Frank Kozik, The Hancock Brothers, Liz Ward, Bradley Hutchinson, Jack Hanley and others. Live printing demos on January 15 & 16.
Reception 6-10pm
Open through February 14
Venue: The Gallery at Lewis Carnegie,
1312 E. Cesar Chavez St.

2016 Woodcuts with Sean Starwars–NEW

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Hang out and learn from Outlaw Printmaker Sean Starwars during this 3-day workshop at Bone Black Studio. Sean will instruct the group Friday night on how to draw or transfer an image right onto the woodblocks. Sean will give a brief talk outlining the role of the woodcut in art as well as showing numerous contemporary woodcuts. Saturday will be a cutting marathon and Sunday you’ll experience the thrill of seeing your block come to life as a completed multi-color woodcut!Link to register.
Venue: WPA: Bone Black Studio, Canopy, 916 Springdale Rd., Bldg. 3, #102

Out of the Ruined Place

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To Celebrate Print Austin, grayDUCK is pleased to present two artists with an atypical approach to print making. “Out of the Ruined Place” finds beauty in unlikely settings. Margaret Craig uses an invented printing process on discarded plastic to create a luminous Trash Reef installation. Tonja Torgerson explores human impermanence, decaying/being consumed by nature, with serigraphs, wheat paste graffiti and photography.
Reception: 7-10pm
Open through February 14
Venue: grayDUCK Gallery, 2213 E. Cesar Chavez St.

Demo: Deconstructed Screen Printing
Artist: Lynne Brotman Fiber Art
Time: 7-9pm (See February 6)
Venue: Lynne Brotman Studio, Canopy,
916 Springdale Rd., Bldg. 1, Studio #213

Monotype Exhibit

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Artist: Revi Meicler
Reception: 7-9pm (See February 6)
Venue: Revi Meicler Studio, Canopy, 916 Springdale Rd., Bldg. 1, Studio #224

Matrix Unveiled

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Three artists, using various techniques, will exhibit their work and matrices to describe their methods of printmaking.
Artists: Paloma Mayorga, Cathy Savage, NJ Weaver
Reception: 7-9pm
Venue: Cathy Savage Studio, Canopy, 916 Springdale Rd., Bldg. 1, Studio #218

COSMIC
Art.Science.Gallery.’s science-inspired printmakers explore the cosmos. “It matters to me because I’m human and do not like not knowing” – Ann Druyan (See February 6)
Reception: 7-10pm
Open through February 20
Special Note: Film screening, February 20. FAR OUT FILMS: COSMIC exhibit closes with short films inspired by our universe. RSVP (free) to reserve your seat at artsciencegallery.eventbrite.com
Venue: Art.Science.Gallery., Canopy, 916 Springdale Rd., Bldg. 2, #102

POP PRINTS: Un-modern prints for modern people

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Following the success of his show at Modern Rocks Gallery for Print Austin 2014, Carlos Hernandez, the Houston based master printer brings POP PRINTS: Un-modern prints for modern people, a very rock ‘n’ roll show for Austin’s most rock ‘n’ roll gallery. (See February 6)
Artist: Carlos Hernandez
Reception: 7-10pm
Open through February 6
Venue: Modern Rocks Gallery, Canopy,
916 Springdale Rd., Bldg. 3, Studio #103

Clean Cut

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Works will exhibit traditional printmaking techniques with contemporary approach. Elvia’s work explores the repetitiveness of the image, the organization patterns and surfaces through overlaying ink, This selection of prints explores the contradictions of formalism with form and surface with a minimalist approach. (See February 6)
Artist: Elvia Perrin
Reception: 7-10pm
Exhibition Dates: January 15 – February 14
Venue: Invenio, Canopy, 916 Springdale Rd., Bldg. 2, #106 A

Collective Identity
A selection of prints from the PrintAustin Board members, Annalise Gratovich, Brian Johnson, Elvia Perrin, Cathy Savage, and NJ Weaver. These print exhibit  the diversity and range of the printmaking process. These  five artists  are using a variety of techniques and approaches in their work, highlighting the rich variety of printmedia. (See February 6)
Artists: Annalise Gratovich, Brian Johnson, Elvia Perrin, Cathy Savage, NJ Weaver
Reception: 7-10pm
Open through February 14
Venue: Invenio, Canopy, 916 Springdale Rd., Bldg. 2, #107

Woodcut Madness Pop-up
Artist: Sean Starwars
Reception: 7-10pm
Exhibition Dates: January 15-17
Venue: WPA: Bone Black Studio, Canopy, 916 Springdale Rd., Bldg. 3, #102

Future Past

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Big Medium is pleased to present Future Past, a selection of linocuts by Melissa Brown. This exhibition, held in conjunction with PrintAustin, brings together a series of reduction linoleum prints made by the New York-based artist over the past decade. Since 1997, these prints have served as primary source material for her studio practice and the layer technique inherent to reduction linocuts has shaped her process in all media. The ongoing print series has never before been shown in a solo exhibition. (See February 6)
Reception: 8-10pm
Open through February 13
Venue: Big Medium, 916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2, # 101
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 12-6pm

January 16
Workshop: Foundation on Letterpress printing
This one day introductory letterpress workshop is perfect for the beginner but open to any level of printing experience. You will learn the process of printing and operating a Vandercook proof press #4 by creating and designing your own print. No printmaking experience necessary.
Time: 10am-4pm
Tuition: $150, all materials included
Venue: Punchpress, 5312 Avenue F (metal studio with green door facing E. 54th St.)

Winter Open House

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The ABAC (Austin Book Arts Center) Board of Directors invites the public to a Winter Open House. Join us for the bookbinding and letterpress demonstrations and register to win door prizes. Learn about the fall schedule of workshops and print your own bookmark! Admission is free.
Reception: 12-5pm
Venue: Austin Book Arts Center, 2832 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. #114

Hayman & Bond @ Cepeda

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Hayman & Bond are both are members of the Women Printmakers of Austin, an organization dedicated to encouraging artists to actively pursue artistic expression through printmaking, and both are members of the Slugfest Print Studio. Prints by Carol Hayman are based on her photos of real places and slightly mysterious objects that are embraced by a post-apocalyptic anxiety, which induces a state of psychological unease in the viewer. The images raise questions, but knowing the backstory does not necessarily provide comfort. The result is by turns intimate, earthy, fragile, universal, and contemporary. Theresa Bond is inspired by the complex process of printmaking–from the selection of plate surface to the choice of inks. The concerns of our environment, man’s impact on his surroundings, and the future of the planet influence the subject choices. There is beauty in small moments; Bond’s goal is to capture the essence of those moments.
Artists: Carol Hayman and Theresa Bond
Reception + Demo: 2-4pm
Exhibition Dates: January 15-February 15
Venue: Cepeda Branch of the Austin Public Libraries, 651 N. Pleasant Valley Rd.

Demo: Live Printing
Time: 2:30 (See January 15)
Venue: The Gallery at Lewis Carnegie, 1312 E. Cesar Chavez St.

INTERSECTION / Karina Noel Hean + Koichi Yamamoto
Karina Noel Hean’s layered, collaged prints and Koichi Yamamoto’s innovative, large-scale works come together in INTERSECTION, an exhibition at Gallery Shoal Creek. The two artists bring varied print processes – monotype and intaglio – to their hybrid works. In unison, the show presents a fluid exchange of ideas and explores the possibilities open to contemporary printmakers.
Opening Reception: 6-8pm
Artist Talk: Karina Hean, 5:30pm (See January 24)
Open through February 27
Venue: Gallery Shoal Creek, 2832 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. at the Flatbed Building

Julia Lucey: In Our Upstairs Gallery

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Wally Workman Gallery is excited to open their first show with printmaker Julia Lucey. Lucey’s aquatint etchings evoke a haunting sense of nature-in-waiting. Not necessarily dangerous, her foliage and animals appear watchful of the viewer, almost quietly hopeful of being noticed. It is with this that Lucey reminds us of what has been pushed to the background of our digital and concrete worlds and softly urges us to take notice.
Opening Reception: 6-8pm
Open through February 13
Venue: Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 W. 6th St.

The Contemporary Print

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A survey of the traditions and the innovations of contemporary printmaking happening today. While non-traditional or digital output is accepted as a print element, submissions must utilize traditional print media as their primary technique including: Lithography, Relief, Intaglio, Silkscreen, and Monotype.
Juror: Mary Heathcott, Executive Director, Blue Star Contemporary
Reception: 6-8pm
Artist Awards: 7pm
Exhibition Dates: January 9-February 14
Venue: O2 Gallery at Flatbed Press and Gallery, 2830 E. MLK Jr. Blvd.

Yard Dog Prints: Prints by selected Yard Dog artists

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Yard Dog Art Gallery will be showing print works by gallery artists Deborah Mersky, Bob Schneider, Jon Langford, and Jim Sherraden.
Reception: 7-9pm
Exhibition Dates: January 16-February 15
Venue: Yard Dog Art Gallery, 1510 S. Congress Ave.

Matter, Material, and Metaphor: Orna Feinstein

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CAMIBAart is honored to present this solo exhibition by internationally recognized artist Orna Feinstein.  Known for expanding the envelope of monoprintmaking with her exploration of both materials and techniques, Feinstein’s artworks blur the boundary of printing and sculpting. This exciting dimensional body of work is the next installment in her artistic continuum.
Opening Reception: 6-8pm
Artist Talk: January 24, 1:45pm
Open through February 14
Venue: CAMIBAart Gallery, 2832 E. MLK Jr. Blvd., Suite 111

Wolfbat Archives
Moving his studio once again, Dennis McNett unearths print inventory. This is a showing of both new editions and prints buried in the Wolfbat archives from the last decade. Prices will range from $40- $900. Also on display, are three dimensional pieces using print medium as a patterned graphic skin.
Artist: Dennis McNett/Wolfbat
Reception: 6-10pm
Exhibition Dates: January 15-February 15
Venue: Slugfest Printmaking Workshop and Gallery, 1906 Miriam Ave.

APOPHIS-9000
APOPHIS-9000 is a collaborative exhibition featuring local artists Matt Rebholz and Jules Buck Jones. All hail APOPHIS! The World Encircler! He who waits beyond the Western horizon! Lord of the Tenth Region of the Night! APOPHIS!!! Eater-up of Souls! He who was spat out! He who will pass through the Gravitational Keyhole! Shatterer of both the Torino and Palermo Scales! The Double Whammy! He who will come in one of the pre-chosen forms! Tremble before APOPHIS, Serpent of Chaos and Shepherd of Mount Bahku! Enemy of Ra, Swallower of the Sun! He who fears only the Defilement of the Left Foot! Bow before him or suffer his Wrath! APOPHIS!!!!
Closing Reception: 7-10pm
Exhibition Dates: December 11- January 16
Gallery Hours: Saturdays & Wednesdays 12-5pm or by appointment
Venue: Pump Project Art Complex, 702 Shady Ln.

Return to Pressure Island

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Student Work from Texas A&M Corpus Christi, featuring the work of undergraduate and graduate printmaking students under the tutelage of Professor Ryan O’Malley. Live T-Shirt Printing Demonstrations! Block Carving! Ink Slinging! Refreshments will be served, Presses will be cranked!
Reception: 7-10pm
Exhibition Dates: January 13-February 4
Venue: The Lion’s Nest Printshop Gallery,
1008 E. 6th St.

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2016 PrintAustin line-up has dropped!

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Hey y’all, the PrintAustin 2016 brochure has been printed and is now in the process of being delivered! Woot! There are several workshops that you may want to consider–we’ve listed them here since they require registration. Here’s the link to the PDF + online calendar. The long listing of text has the most updated stuff–some with the word NEW next to it, which means it’s not in the printed brochure but is indeed part of PrintAustin. 

Happy New Year and have fun plotting your PrintAustin month!

 

Workshops:

January 13
Workshop: Wolfbat Mask Making

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Artist: Dennis McNett

The Contemporary Austin Art School is excited to invite Dennis McNett for a special 3-day workshop to help launch our participation in PrintAustin 2016. Dennis will demonstrate how to make a functional 3D mask using papier-mâché, woodcut and silkscreen prints. Participants will learn how to create a cardboard structure that will serve as a base for the mask. It will then be built up with papier-mâché for detail and strength. Finally the mask will be covered with Wolfbat prints and varnish to finish the mask off. This workshop is friendly to people of all ages. Use discount code “PrintAustin” when you call or register online for 20% off tuition.
Visiting Artist: Dennis McNett
Workshop Dates: January 13-15, 10am-2pm
Tuition: $179 (discounted rate) + $25 supply fee
Venue: The Contemporary Austin Art School, 3809 W. 35th St.

January 15
2016 Woodcuts with Sean Starwars

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Artist: Sean Starwars

Hang out and learn from Outlaw Printmaker Sean Starwars during this 3-day workshop at Bone Black Studio. Sean will instruct the group Friday night on how to draw or transfer an image right onto the woodblocks. Sean will give a brief talk outlining the role of the woodcut in art as well as showing numerous contemporary woodcuts. Saturday will be a cutting marathon and Sunday you’ll experience the thrill of seeing your block come to life as a completed multi-color woodcut! Link to register.
Venue: WPA: Bone Black Studio, Canopy, 916 Springdale Rd., Bldg. 3, #102

January 16
Workshop: Foundation on Letterpress printing
This one day introductory letterpress workshop is perfect for the beginner but open to any level of printing experience. You will learn the process of printing and operating a Vandercook proof press #4 by creating and designing your own print. No printmaking experience necessary.
Time: 10am-4pm
Tuition: $150, all materials included
Venue: Punchpress, 5312 Avenue F (metal studio with green door facing E. 54th St.)

January 19
Workshop: Relief Printmaking—Wood, Lino, and Sintra
Explore relief printmaking using wood, linoleum, and plastic to create dynamic oil-based relief prints. We will explore how to prepare different blocks, draw, carve, and print. Use discount code “PrintAustin” when you call or register online for 20% off tuition.
Instructor: A.J. Lovell
Workshop Dates: January 19-March 1, Tues 6-9pm
Tuition: $159 (discounted rate) + $25 supply fee
Venue: The Contemporary Austin Art School, 3809 W. 35th St.

January 20
Workshop: Screen Printing I
Have you ever wanted to print your own T-shirts, posters, or cards? This course focuses on the basics of screen printing, providing students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to con dently explore and experiment within the medium of screen printing. Learn the basics of preparing both digital and hand-drawn photo positives, coating and exposing screens using the photo emulsion process, and a number of different registration methods and techniques for multicolor and edition printing. Each student will create an edition of prints over the course of the class and will have the opportunity to participate in a group print exchange. Use discount code “PrintAustin” when you call or register online for 20% off tuition!
Instructor: Nick Francel
Workshop Dates: January 20-March 2, Wed 6-9pm
Tuition:$159 (discounted rate) + $25 supply fee
Venue: The Contemporary Austin Art School, 3809 W. 35th St.

January 21
Workshop: Printmaking Open Studio
Students looking for one-on-one assistance with printmaking projects may sign up for this open studio with instructor guidance. Relief and screen printing facilities will be available to use. Please call for additional information about our print studio’s capabilities. Use discount code “PrintAustin” when you call or register online for 20% off tuition. (Included with enrollment in other adult printmaking classes at the Art School.)
Instructor: Nick Francel
Workshop Dates: January 21-March 3, Th 6-9pm
Tuition: $159 (discounted rate) + $25 supply fee Venue: The Contemporary Austin Art School, 3809 W. 35th St.

January 22
Workshop: Sculptural Intaglio
Workshop at Flatbed Press: Sculptural Intaglio with Samantha Parker Salazar and Koichi Yamamoto. Learn the art of sculptural intaglio through drypoint, engraving, and cut paper matrices that break traditional printmaking boundaries. By working with prints as objects with limitless physical potential, students will expand the breadth and scale of their artistic practice.
Instructors: Samantha Parker Salazar and Koichi Yamamoto
Workshop Dates: January 22-23, 10am-4pm
Tuition: $400
Venue: Flatbed Press and Gallery, 2830 E. MLK Jr. Blvd.

January 23
Workshop: DIY Printing Techniques
Discover a few DIY printing techniques that you can easily and inexpensively do at home. Techniques covered include acrylic gel transfers, multi-colored stenciling, tabletop relief printing, and more. Through a combination of in-class demos and studio time, each student will create multiple prints and have the opportunity to participate in a group print exchange. Use discount code “PrintAustin” when you call or register online for 20% off tuition.
Instructor: Jonas Criscoe
Workshop Date: January 23, 10am-4pm
Tuition: $60 (discounted rate) + $30 supply fee
Venue: The Contemporary Austin Art School, 3809 W. 35th St.

January 30
Workshop: Portfolio for Artists
NEW!

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Protect your important documents or art on paper. Each student will learn to make a custom portfolio, and will also learn about tools, materials, and techniques for book arts. Cloth, board, and decorative paper will be provided. This class is appropriate for artists, printers, graphic designers, photographers, or anyone with a document or art work that they want to protect.
Time: 10am-4pm
Instructor: Mary Baughman
Cost: $90 tuition + $15 materials fee, pre-registration required
Venue: Austin Book Arts Center2832 E MLK Jr. Blvd. #114

February 6
Workshop: Solarplate Etching
Solarplate is a simple, safe, and fast approach to traditional etching that does not require the use of grounds, acids, or solvents. It is exposed with UV light and developed with ordinary tap water. You will learn how to expose, develop, and print using solarplates. Practice direct drawing and photographic and digital approaches to creating images. View demonstrations of inking, wiping, and paper preparation. At the conclusion of the workshop, you will have a clear understanding of the solarplate process and your own prints. Use discount code “PrintAustin” when you call or register online for 20% off tuition.
Instructor: Francine Mastrangelo
Workshop Dates: February 6-7, 9am-4pm
Tuition: $100 (discounted rate) + $25 supply fee
Venue: The Contemporary Austin Art School, 3809 W. 35th St.

Workshop: The Alt Print and Photo Album
In the first portion of this class, students will learn the basics of the creating and printing cyanotype and van dyke prints. The second half of the class will be dedicated to learning some basic bookbinding skills by creating a cloth-covered, post screw photo album.
Instructors: John Lockhart and Kevin Auer
Workshop Dates: February 6-7, 10am-4pm
Tuition: $180 + $25 materials fee
Venue: Austin Book Arts Center, 2832 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. #114

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It’s time to enter “The Contemporary Print” Exhibition! Apply through CaFE. Deadline Nov. 1, 2015.

The Contemporary Print exhibition, January 9-February 13, 2016, will be a survey of the traditions and the innovations of contemporary printmaking happening today. While non-traditional or digital output is accepted as a print element, submissions must utilize traditional print media as their primary technique including: Lithography, Relief, Intaglio, Silkscreen, and Monotype. (Downloadable PDF of call)

Juror: Mary Heathcott
Entry deadline: November 1, 2015
Opening Reception and Awards: January 16, 2016, 6-8 p.m.
Location: O2 Space at Flatbed Press Headquarters
Cost: $35 for up to three entries.
More info/Registration.

PrintAustin 2016 Registration

PrintAustin will be held January 15-February 15, 2016.  REGISTER

If your print event overlaps these dates (exhibit, demo, artist talk, etc.), we’d love to have you participate. To be guaranteed a listing in the PrintAustin 2016 brochure and the PrintAustin website, and fully benefit from our PR/Marketing campaign, this is the form you need to complete by November 1, 2015.

PrintExpo 2016 Registration

Held at CANOPY Saturday February 6, 2016 12-5pm.
This family friendly outdoor event will have artists selling original prints and some live printmaking demonstrations.

Details:
* Open to artists creating hand pulled prints of any kind (prints on paper, textiles, etc), or businesses that sell printmaking materials or services for printmakers
* Tables are sold per print organization or vendor. Individual artists can share a 2-person table
* Upon approval, you will be sent a $100 invoice to be paid within 2 weeks in order to hold spot (fee includes one 6′ table and 2 chairs, signage and promotion)
* Please email logos and promotional pics to printaustin@gmail.com by Dec. 31 to get full consideration
* No refunds available

REGISTER

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PrintAustin 2016! Yes, folks, it’s time to sign up!

Join in!

If you are an artist or gallery and would like to be part of the PrintAustin 2016 lineup, here’s more more info/registration link. Deadline to join in is Nov. 1, 2015. Have a question first? Email us at printaustin@gmail.com.

If you’d like to consider our open calls for entry, check this link. The Contemporary Print has the first deadline of Nov. 1, 2015.

Thank you Speedball

…for sponsoring PrintAustin 2016! Speedball is holding a printmaking competition for college students titled New Impressions with up to 10K in prizes to students and their schools. For more info, check out this PDF for the New Impressions call for entries.

If you or your company would like to sponsor PrintAustin, follow this link for some more information. And as always, check us out on Facebook or join our mailing list for more frequent updates.

Any yay! PrintAustin is happening again! Glad to be part of this great print community.

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It’s Almost Over!

Whew. The heavy lifting for PrintAustin ends this weekend, even though there are other fabulous print events through 2/15. We would love for one and all to come to our Expo/BinFest/Print Exchange this weekend at Canopy from 12-6 to send your PrintAustin team off in style. Here are a few hankies from our trade that will be hung Tibetan prayer flag style. They will be available for purchase but we only have 2 of each… (if you love something, arrive early.) We’ll have Chaat Shop serving Indian street food from 12-4:30, so you’ll be able to get food there, or at our resident cafe, Sa-Ten. Join us! (WPA’s Bone Black Studio is hosting Sean Starwars and is holding a reception Sat eve from 6-8. That’ll be quite fabulous, so stick around for that!)

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BinFest + Expo + Trade Portfolio on Feb. 7, + more happening this week

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Test run of our print trade. We’ll have 53 different hankies hanging on Feb. 7. Two hankies from each trade will be for sale, but it’s first come, first serve.

 

On Saturday February 7, we’ll be holding our first Expo. The event will be an opportunity for local artists and vendors to sell local. It will be held outdoors at Canopy – an East Austin creative space (916 Springdale Rd, Austin, TX 78702) that is home to Big Medium, Art.Science.Gallery., Modern Rocks Gallery, and Blue Genie Art Industries. We’ll have PrintAustin Print Exchange on view, BinFest–a sale of local prints for purchase–and Big Medium Gallery will be showing The Contemporary Print, our juried print exhibition. It will be a fun filled day with tons of art, printmaking demos and other events for you and the family. Participating businesses: Speedball/Arnhem 1618, UT Co-op Art Store, Jerry’s Artarama, Gelli Arts (paper provided by Austin Creative Reuse), and Print-Fired, courtesy of Skyline Printing. The food truck Chaat Shop will be serving from 1:30-4:30. This is going to be grand! Here’s a Facebook RSVP page–feel free to forward.

Print by Wendi Valladares

Hankie Print by Wendi Valladares

For the Print Exchange, artists printed on handkerchiefs and they will be presented Tibetan prayer flag style. Here’s one of my favs by Wendi Valladares. Want to check out more hankies in the trade? Not all are pictured here, but most of them are. Take a peek.

So, the PrintAustin team is focusing on February 7, but there are still some cool events to attend. What do you need to know this week? See below for the schedule. See you out there!

 

 

February 5–One night only
ANN JOHNSON_2_Nesting JoelUPDATED: It’s the not knowing that burns my Sole: the experimental printmaking of Ann “Sole Sister” Johnson
Artist Talk: 6-8 pm
Location: Women & Their Work, 1710 Lavaca St.
Event Link

Join us in welcoming Houston based artist Ann Johnson to Women & Their Work as part of the citywide celebration of PrintAustin! Johnson will discuss her experimental printmaking process that includes intaglio on feathers and leaves, iron relief prints, and incorporating found objects and family photos into her prints. Her work often addresses African American genealogy, family folklore and legacy.

Her delicate sensitivity to texture and combined elements was noted in the New York Times last week. Johnson creates moments that feel intimate while simultaneously addressing broad social issues. Johnson’s pop up print and mixed media show will provoke and entice. Questions from the audience are welcomed.

Ann ‘Sole Sister’ Johnson is an artist born in London, England and raised in Cheyenne, WY. Johnson currently teaches at Prairie View A&M University. Primarily a mixed media artist, Johnson’s passion for exploring issues particularly in the Black community has led her to create a series of works that are evocative and engaging.  It Is The Not Knowing That Burns My Soul is an investigation of exploratory mixed media works that examine the “Black Indian”. The latter was included in an exhibition and catalog for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian titled: Indivisible. She has been invited to teach at Tougaloo Art Colony in Jackson, MS in 2009, 2011 and 2013. In 2010 she received the Teaching Excellence Award at Prairie View A&M University, and was awarded Art Teacher of the Year in the School of Architecture. In 2011 she received the Distinguished President”s Faculty Of The Year Award.

February 6
Urban Zoo
Artists: Theresa Bond and Carol Hayman
Artist Talk and demo: 5-7 pm
Exhibition Dates: February 1-28
Location: Old Bakery & Emporium, 1006 Congress Ave.

hotdogpartyWorkshop: Woodcuts with Sean Starwars
Event Dates: February 6-8, $200
Location: WPA: Bone Black Studio, Canopy, 916 Springdale Road, Bldg. 3, #102
see http://www.boneblackstudio.com for more info

Gallery Talk and Tour: BLOWOUT X Juried Student Print Exhibition
Time: 7-8 pm
Location: FAB Gallery, Doty Fine Arts Bldg., First Floor, Trinity at 23rd St., UT Austin

February 7
Selected Prints on display at the Harry Ransom Center’s Reading Room
Time: 9:30-11:30 am
Location: Harry Ransom Center Reading Center, 300 W. 21 Street, Second Floor

punchpressNEW LISTING: Workshop: An Introduction to Letterpress Printing: Learn a Slow Craft in a Short Time
In this two day workshop, you will learn the old school basics of typesetting, press lock-up, and how to operate a #4 Vandercook proof press.
Dates: 2/7 (10 am- 4 pm) and 2/8 (10 am – 1 pm)
Cost: $200
Location: Punchpress, 5312 Ave. F
see www.punchpress.net for more info

Print Expo + Bin Fest + Print Exchange
PrintAustin hosts this vendor fair and print sale. Collectors have an opportunity to view original prints from local talent and catch a glimpse of our nationally entered print exchange.
Time: 12-6 pm
Location: Canopy, 916 Springdale Rd., Bldg. 2

Translating Design: Prints by Oen Hammonds
Featured artist Oen Hammonds with participating artists Hollis Hammonds & Mia Carameros Time: 12-6 pm
Location: Canopy, 916 Springdale Rd., Bldg. 1, #220

Demo: Live Screen-Printing by CogDut (tees, posters & more!)
Time: 12-6 pm
Location: Art.Science.Gallery., Canopy, 916 Springdale Rd., Bldg. 2, #102

Demo: Speedball Screen Printing by Master Printers Jonathan Rebolloso and Logan Hill
Hosted by Rebecca Bennett
Time: 12-6 pm
Location: Canopy, 916 Springdale Rd., Bldg. 1, #111

Demo: Deconstructive Screen Printing on Fiber
Artist: Lynne Brotman
Time: 12-6 pm
Location: Canopy 916 Springdale Rd.,Bldg. 1, #213

NEW: Workshop: Lino Cut Printmaking
Workshop weekends are held once a month on the first Saturdays in our gallery space. Class space is limited. For February, we are celebrating all things print (for PrintAustin 2015)  by hosting a lino cut print making class. The class runs from 1pm-4pm and all materials needed are supplied.
Attendees will be welcomed at the table, walked through the process, have their questions answers, have all tools provided and will leave with up to 10 prints and their custom lino cut “stamp”. This is a great way to create custom cards, little presents for Valentine’s Day and to learn a new skill. Join us! Lite snacks and some drinks will be offered. Sa-Ten Coffeehouse (across the square from us) offer an array of coffee drinks and snacks as well!
To see pictures from our last lino cut workshop, visit our facebook page.
To learn more about our upcoming class schedule, email littlepinkmonster512@gmail.com with “Workshop Weekend” in the subject line.
Instructor: Cynthia Young
Time: 1-4 PM
Location: Little Pink Monster
More info

UPDATED: Espíritu viajero
“Espíruto viajero” is a series of silkscreens mapped created in celebration of insatiable wanderlust.
Artist: Margaret Heidrick
Time: 1-4 pm
Location: Canopy, 916 Springdale Rd., Bldg. 1, #116

Demo: Moku Hanga: Japanese Wood cut techniques by artist Ryan Cronk
Artist/ Printmaker Ryan Cronk will demonstrate the art of Moku Hanga. Moku Hanga is a Japanese style of wood block printing that is non-toxic.
Hosted Jenn Hassin Studios
Time: 2-4 pm
Location: Canopy, 916 Springdale Rd., Bldg. 1, #123

Demo: Inked Animal Gyotaku-style printmaking demonstration by Adam Cohen & Ben Labay
Time: 2-5 pm
Location: Art.Science.Gallery. patio, Canopy, 916 Springdale Rd., Bldg. 2, #102

Hot Dog Party by Sean Starwars

Woodcut Madness
Artist: Sean Starwars
Reception: 6-8 pm
Location: WPA: Bone Black Studio, Canopy, 916 Springdale Road, Bldg. 3, #102

February 8
Demo: Pottery and Printmaking
Master potter, Melissa Mencini, will demonstrate her techniques for applying silk screened imagery to the surface of her pottery
Time: 12-2 pm
Location: E4 Gallery & Art Studio, 3307 E 4th St.
For more information, visit http://www.print-fired.com

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Gearing up for a full weekend of PrintAustin

Hi there! We’ve (I’ve) been a bit slack on blog posts, doing much better via Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Our newsletter comes up weekly with goings on, so that’s a great thing to sign up to receive. Sign up can be found here.

Sandra Fernandez, "Arlequina," Copper and polymer etching, silkscreen, relief, thread drawings and collage, 2013.

Sandra Fernandez, “Arlequina,” Copper and polymer etching, silkscreen, relief, thread drawings and collage, 2013.

Hopefully you are rested up because this is going to be a big weekend. Three fun shows are happening tonight–one which is a new addition. First up, McCallum Printmaking group show from 6-8, then Ink + Print, which is a PrintAustin Invitational at Link & Pin, and here’s the new addition: A retrospective of Sandra Fernández’s Works on Paper at the Mexican American Cultural Center. More info below or click on our schedule.

 

 

 

 

Then on Saturday there are several events–workshops, demo at Lion’s Nest, open studio of work by NJ Weaver, Catherine Small, and Jill Alo at Artpost, and two opening receptions in the evening that will both be excellent: Print-Fired (6-9 PM) and New Perspectives in Printmaking (7-9 PM). You can make both of these if you plan your evening, and hopefully fit in dinner somewhere too (there’s a Torchy’s in the same shopping center at Art on 5th…). Both openings will both be worth it so you don’t want to miss. (Please note that the Catherine Small/Cheryl Finfrock exhibit at Pump Project during the day on Saturday has been cancelled.)

On Sunday, this will be a ton of fun:
Demo: Clay Block Party—A hands-on afternoon of block printing on clay
Time: 12-2 pm
Location: E4 Gallery & Art Studio, 3307 E. 4th St.
For more information, visit http://www.print-fired.com

This weekend is going to be great! Next weekend is BinFest and PrintAustin’s Expo at Canopy. Definitely take in a lot of events this weekend, but don’t lose momentum because next weekend is going to be fantastic. See you on the PrintAustin beat!

 


 

McCallum Fine Arts Academy Printmaking Group Show
Students will be on hand at the opening to discuss works. This will be a showcase of many students works ranging from beginning to advanced printmaking.
Reception: 6-8 pm
Open through February 9
Location: McCallum High School, 5600 Sunshine Dr.

Ink + Print, a PrintAustin invitational
Reception: 6-8 pm
Location: Link & Pin, 2235 E. 6th St., Suite 102
Juried by Annalise Gratovich
Participating Artists: Ricky Armendariz, Christa Blackwood, Sandra Fernandez, Mary Fischer, Helen Gerritzen, Brian Johnson, Jules Buck Jones, Teresa Gomez Martorell, Jason Urban & Leslie Mutchler, Star Varner

Sandra Fernandez, "Arlequina," Copper and polymer etching, silkscreen, relief, thread drawings and collage, 2013.

Sandra Fernandez, “Arlequina,” Copper and polymer etching, silkscreen, relief, thread drawings and collage, 2013.

NEW LISTING: 1991-2014: A Través del Tiempo (Traveling Through Time)
A Retrospective of Sandra C. Fernández’s Works on Paper
Reception: 7 PM
Open through April 4
Location: Mexican American Cultural Center in the Sam Z. Coronado Gallery, 600 River St.
My work is a reflection of the many experiences I’ve had as a migrant, immigrant, Latina, mother, and daughter. Like most humans, I have experienced trauma, loss, and
loneliness as well as the intense love of community and family. My art has sought to capture these feelings throughout my life. This retrospective seeks to outline all the different stages that my path as a printmaker has gone throughout the last 22 years.

January 31
UPDATE: Workshop: Botanical Block Printing with Color
Learn unique approaches to drawing botanicals, then create color block prints. Learn to transfer design, carve and print your blocks by hand, and create an edition of prints. Beginners welcome!
Instructor: Francine Mastrangelo
Dates: 9 am-4 pm + February 1, 1-4pm
Location: The Contemporary Austin – Art School at Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St.
$99 (including materials) – This is a special price for PrintAustin. Please call to register (512.323.6380) or use the code “printaustin” when registering online (thecontemporaryaustin.org).

punchpressWorkshop: An Introduction to Letterpress Printing: Learn a Slow Craft in a Short Time
In this four hour group workshop, you will learn the old school basics of typesetting, press lock-up, and how to operate a #4 Vandercook proof press. Using the shop’s collection of metal type, you will design and print a limited run of a one color broadside print.
Time: 10 am-2 pm
Cost $75
Location: Punchpress, 5312 Ave. F
see http://www.punchpress.net for more info

Demo: Relief Engraving on Alternative Materials
Time: 12-2 pm
Location: The Lion’s Nest: Gallery and Printshop
1008 E. 6th St.

CANCELLED: Monotypes: One of a kind prints by Finfrock & Small
Artists: Cheryl Finfrock + Catherine Small
Reception: 12-3 pm
Location: Pump Project Art Complex, 702 Shady Ln.

PC_Image_CSmallPrintmakers: Jill Alo, Catherine Small & NJ Weaver
Artists will feature works in intaglio, linoleum block, solar plate etching, and monotypes.
Time:  12 – 4pm
Location: Artpost, 4620 E. Cesar Chavez, Bldg B, Austin, TX 78702

 

Changarrito with Los Printmakers de San Anto Collective
“Changarrito” is an art vending cart, conceptualized by artist Maximo Gonzalez as an alternative to the official gallery selection presented by the Mexican cultural authorities.  Faithful to their original, informal spirit, Changarritos exist throughout the world, evolving as forums for the sale of original artwork to the general public and presentation of public programs, special curatorial projects, individual and collective exhibitions.    Since 2012, the Mexic-Arte Museum has selected different artists each month to participate in the Changarrito Project.  Artists set up their works of art on the Changarrito cart outside the museum.  All works of art on the cart are for sale and accessible in prices.  One hundred percent of the sales go to the artists and Mexic-Arte purchases one work of art from each artist to accession into their permanent collection.  True to the Mexic-Arte’s mission, the Changarrito is dedicated to the presentation and promotion of contemporary Mexican, Latina/o, and Latin American art.    Los Printmakers de San Anto Collective is comprised of artists Sabrina Alfaro, Crystal Arias, Kayla Littlefield, Amanda Rangel, and Anthony Runblade, all of whom are students finishing up their Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees at The University of Texas at San Antonio.  Drawn together by a common interest in printmaking, these emerging Latina/o often work closely in the studio assisting each other as they experiment with varied printmaking techniques.  Their works often explore issues pertaining to identity and feminist theory while incorporating elements of an increasing transnational culture and contemporary use of technology.   Additionally, the collective gives back to the San Antonio community by creating art at demonstrations and volunteering at various art events for local organizations.  The group was recently featured in the exhibition Print It Up (2014) at R Space, San Antonio, Texas.
Time: 12-3 pm
Location: Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress Ave.

printfired_fischerPrint-Fired
Reception: 6-9 pm
Open through February 27
Hours: M-F by appointment, Sat & Sun 10 am-4 pm
Location: E4 Gallery & Art Studio, 3307 E. 4th St.
For more information, visit http://www.print-fired.com

 

New Perspectives in Printmaking
Artists: Michael Barnes, Paula Cox, Jesus De La Rosa, Cathy Savage, Samantha Parker Salazar and Ericka Walker
Reception: 7-9 pm
Open January 19 – February 14
Location: Art on 5th, 3005 S. Lamar Blvd.

February 1
Demo: Clay Block Party—A hands-on afternoon of block printing on clay
Time: 12-2 pm
Location: E4 Gallery & Art Studio, 3307 E. 4th St.
For more information, visit http://www.print-fired.com

Changarrito with Los Printmakers de San Anto Collective
“Changarrito” is an art vending cart, conceptualized by artist Maximo Gonzalez as an alternative to the official gallery selection presented by the Mexican cultural authorities.  Faithful to their original, informal spirit, Changarritos exist throughout the world, evolving as forums for the sale of original artwork to the general public and presentation of public programs, special curatorial projects, individual and collective exhibitions.    Since 2012, the Mexic-Arte Museum has selected different artists each month to participate in the Changarrito Project.  Artists set up their works of art on the Changarrito cart outside the museum.  All works of art on the cart are for sale and accessible in prices.  One hundred percent of the sales go to the artists and Mexic-Arte purchases one work of art from each artist to accession into their permanent collection.  True to the Mexic-Arte’s mission, the Changarrito is dedicated to the presentation and promotion of contemporary Mexican, Latina/o, and Latin American art.    Los Printmakers de San Anto Collective is comprised of artists Sabrina Alfaro, Crystal Arias, Kayla Littlefield, Amanda Rangel, and Anthony Runblade, all of whom are students finishing up their Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees at The University of Texas at San Antonio.  Drawn together by a common interest in printmaking, these emerging Latina/o often work closely in the studio assisting each other as they experiment with varied printmaking techniques.  Their works often explore issues pertaining to identity and feminist theory while incorporating elements of an increasing transnational culture and contemporary use of technology.   Additionally, the collective gives back to the San Antonio community by creating art at demonstrations and volunteering at various art events for local organizations.  The group was recently featured in the exhibition Print It Up (2014) at R Space, San Antonio, Texas.
Time: 12-3 pm
Location: Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress Ave.

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HRC, Blanton, Blanton

Harry Ransom Center’s Reading Room

There is a ton going on this Saturday 1/24/2015–I def suggest you check out the full line up (here’s the schedule link). But I wanted to highlight some cool stuff happening tomorrow starting at 9:30 AM. The Harry Ransom Center has a HUGE collection of prints and they will be pulling a few special ones from their archives for up close inspection during this PrintAustin event. Their reading room is upstairs on the second floor and while on your way up, check out Frida’s painting near the guard desk. It’s leaving town the end of Feb I think. Also, take a peek at the Gutenberg Bible right past the guard station. We printers owe a lot to Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden Gutenberg.

Frida Kahlo, Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, Nickolas Muray Collection, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin

Frida Kahlo, Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, Nickolas Muray Collection, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin

 

Selected Prints on display at the Harry Ransom Center’s Reading Room
Time: 9:30-11:30 am
Location: HRC, 300 W. 21 Street, Second Floor

Next comes this gem. Art historian Karen Pope is a fantastic speaker and if you want to know more about printmaking, do not miss this talk.

Prints 101: Primer on Printmaking Processes and Features
Art historian Karen Pope, PhD, Faculty for 19th-Century Art of Europe and America Allbritton Art Institute, Baylor University will deliver this talk for those wanting to learn more about printmaking.
Time: 12-12:45 pm, with 11:30 am suggested arrival
Location: Blanton Auditorium, Blanton Museum of Art, UT Austin, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

This is PrintAustin’s first artist panel and we couldn’t be more excited. Hope to see you!

UPDATED: Printmaking and the Artist: a collaborative dialogue
Katie Edwards, PhD, Curator at Umlauf Sculpture Garden, will moderate dialogue between panelists Sterling Allen, Veronica Ceci, Katherine Brimberry and Joan Winter.
Time: 1-2 pm, with 12:45 pm suggested arrival
Location: Blanton Auditorium, Blanton Museum of Art, UT Austin, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

OK, the HRC has a ton of prints, but nothing compares to the Blanton’s collection. They will be pulling prints for you to browse up close and personal.

Blanton Museum of Art
An encyclopedic collection of prints will be on view in the Julia Matthews Wilkinson Center for Prints and Drawings
Time: 1:30-3:30pm
Location: Blanton Museum of Art at UT Austin, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

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