Artist Ken Wood, "Written Words Fly II-b," Relief, 44" x 40"--part of The Contemporary Print exhibit at Big Medium

Artist Ken Wood, “Written Words Fly II-b,” Relief, 44″ x 40″–part of The Contemporary Print exhibit at Big Medium

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.

2016 PrintAustin registration is now open–through November 1, 2015!

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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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

Expo 2

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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Tonight’s the Night we make History!

(OK, Styx fans, here’s a link to that song on Youtube…)

carlos

Print by Carlos Hernandez, showing at Modern Rocks Gallery

The busy bees of PrintAustin are about to enter a week of coasting, but not quite yet. We have our big kick off party tonight at Canopy and we hope to see you! From 6-9 PM there will be, I dunno, I think 6 galleries open + demos, etc. Fun night. Our team will be wearing name tags tonight so feel free to ask us any questions about the line up, or PrintAustin in general. PLUS–one big favor. We run on volunteer power so any kudos you can give to any team member goes a long way. We’ve received a lot of love over the last few weeks, but your kind words keep us going. If so inclined, share that love with Big Medium and our sponsors. THANK YOU.

 

Admire the artwork, out loud

Print by Sophie Roach at Art.Science.Gallery.

Print by Sophie Roach at Art.Science.Gallery.

Printmakers love talking about their work, process, etc. Do them the honor of telling them you like what they’re doing and ask them all about it. Thank the galleries and artists for being part of our line up, and better yet, buy something. (I’m an artist myself, so I had to put that in there.)

IMG_20150111_140739246Help support PrintAustin 2016 by buying our stuff

We have t-shirts for sale, catalogs, and bumperstickers. All proceeds go towards 2016. See our swag slinger tonight and help us press on.

PrintAustin LIVES! :) See you tonight!!!

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Today we Start in Earnest

Hopefully you were able to attend the J. Dell and C. White artist talk/reception on Sunday. If not, their exhibit at the Georgetown Art Center ends on 1/24, so there’s still time to see it.

So, PrintAustin is upon us. We have 80 or so events and it’s not going to be easy to choose when there are conflicts. Our plan of action is to do as much as possible, even if we need to spend some time at one show and hop in the car and head out to another. One example is tonight. There’t the UT Landmarks screening and the Kathryn Polk exhibit–two must sees. Luckily doable from a time perspective.

January 15
Landmarks, the public art program at UT, will host printmaker, filmmaker, and musician, Jay Bolotin. A reception will follow a performance and screening of his animated film made from 40 woodcuts.
Bolotin won Best Animation at the 2007 Santa Fe Film Festival for his woodcut motion picture “The Jackleg Testament Part I: The Story of Jack & Eve.” The film is featured in the Landmarks Video 2014-15 season.
Time: screening from 5:30-6:30 pm followed by Q&A and reception
Location: The Off Center, 2211-A Hidalgo

Kathryn Polk: In Her Place
Reception: 6-8 pm
Open through February 14
Location: Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 W. 6th St.

 

I take it we’ll see you on the 17th for the big kickoff at Canopy? There’s a ton going on, including the reception for our juried show:

PrintAustin: The Contemporary Print
Artists: Brandon Alumbaugh, Aaron Coleman, Ryan Cronk, Jeffrey Dell, Tom Druecker, James Ehlers, Eric Euler, Eliza Evans, Teresa Gomez-Martorell, Oscar Gillespie, Karla Hackenmiller, Whitney Hill, Amber Heaton, Mark Hosford, Erin Kerr, Brittany Kieler, Tyler Krasowski, Mario Laplante, Katharine LiBretto, Nathan Pietrykowski, Clifton Riley, Jillian Sokso, Joy Stocksdale, Juergen Strunck, Ken Wood, Rina Yoon, Art Werger
Reception: 6-9 pm
Exhibition Dates: January 15-February 21
Location: Big Medium Gallery, 916 Springdale Rd., Bldg. 2, #101
Event link

Artist talks are the next day, :
January 18
PrintAustin: The Contemporary Print
Artist Talk: 12-2 pm
Exhibition Dates: January 15-February 21
Location: Big Medium Gallery, 916 Springdale Rd., Bldg. 2, #101

 

If you’re interested in learning more about printmaking, here’s a workshop with a special price for PrintAustin:

January 20
unnamedWorkshop: Woodcut Printmaking Basics
Enjoy this a crash course in wood block printmaking. Learn how to prepare your blocks for drawing, carve and print them on a press and by hand.
Instructor: A.J. Lovell
Dates: Tuesdays through February 17, 6-9pm
Location: The Contemporary Austin – Art School at Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St.
$149 (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

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Update on Jeffrey Dell and Cassie White exhibit

Due to inclement weather, the Dell & White opening reception 1/10/15 at the Georgetown Art Center has been postponed. The artist talk 1/11 at 3 pm is still a go. Time is 1:30 pm3:00 pm | FREE. 

More sweet goings on during week:

January 15
Landmarks, the public art program at UT, will host printmaker, filmmaker, and musician, Jay Bolotin. A reception will follow a performance and screening of his animated film made from 40 woodcuts.
Bolotin won Best Animation at the 2007 Santa Fe Film Festival for his woodcut motion picture “The Jackleg Testament Part I: The Story of Jack & Eve.” The film is featured in the Landmarks Video 2014-15 season.
Time: screening from 5:30-6:30 pm followed by Q&A and reception
Location: The Off Center, 2211-A Hidalgo

Kathryn Polk: In Her Place
Reception: 6-8 pm
Open through February 14
Location: Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 W. 6th St.

January 16
Pressure Island: Apparitions & Hallucinations: Prints from Texas A&M, University of Corpus Christi Students
Reception: 6-9 pm
Exhibition Dates: January 15-February 15
Location: The Lion’s Nest: Gallery and Printshop
1008 E. 6th St.

Bob Schneider and Terry Allen: Outside the Lines
Reception: 6-8 pm
Exhibition Dates: January 10-February 10
Location: Flatbed Press & Gallery, 2832 E. MLK Jr. Blvd.

SARAH AMOS + KAREN KUNC +
KOICHI YAMAMOTO
Reception: 6-8 pm
Open through February 12
Location: Gallery Shoal Creek, 2832 E. MLK Jr. Blvd., Suite 3

Hannah Neal: Left Bank
Photogravures by Hannah Neal
Reception: 6-8 pm
Open through February 14
Location: Photo Méthode Gallery, 2832 E. MLK Jr. Blvd.

Peregine Press: A Texas Legacy
Flatbed will exhibit over 40 landmark works from Peregrine. Peregrine Press operated from 1981 until 1991 in Dallas. Texas’s first fine art press, Peregrine actively collaborated with most of the major Texas artists at that time along with New York artist, Jean-Michel Basquait. Artists include John Alexander, Eric Avery, Ed Blackburn, Linda Blackbun, Otis Dozier, Joseph Glasco, Robert Levers, James Malone, Jack Mims, Dan Rizzie, Andrea Rosenberg, Al Souza, Frank X Tolbert2 and more.
Reception: 6-8 pm
Interview with Master Printer Mike Hart, conducted by Katherine Brimberry: 5:30 pm
Exhibition Dates: January 15-March 7
Location: Flatbed Press & Gallery, 2832 E. MLK Jr. Blvd.

ExtreMezzotints
Artists: Robert De Groff, Sean Caulfield, Francisco Souto, Art Werger and Carol Wax
Reception: 6-8 pm
Open through February 15
Location: Slugfest Printmaking Workshop & Gallery, 1906 Miriam Ave.

Serigraph Show
Featuring prints by Mason McFee, Abi Daniel, Rich Cali, Jules Buck Jones, Tyler Wolf, Michael Hall, Mishka Westell and more
Reception: 6-9 pm
Open through February 16
Location: Bearded Lady, 3504 E 4th St.

Orna Feinstein: NOW and ZEN
Fifteen Years of Contemporary Printmaking
Reception: 7-9 pm
Open through February 28
Artist Talk and Closing Reception: Saturday, Feburary 28th, 6-8 pm
Location: Davis Gallery 837 W. 12th St.

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“The Contemporary Print” 2015 Artists

Bayou Moon

Bayou: Twilight Moon, engraving, mezzotint, 12″ diameter by Oscar Gillespie.

       Brandon Alumbaugh  .  Aaron Coleman  .  Ryan Cronk .  Jeffrey Dell  . Tom Druecker  .  James Ehlers  .  Eric Euler .   Eliza Evans   Teresa Gomez-Martorell  .  Oscar Gillespie  .   Karla Hackenmiller  .  Whitney Hill  .  Amber Heaton  .  Mark Hosford  .  Brian Kelly   .  Erin Kerr  .  Brittany Kieler  .   Tyler Krasowski  .  Mario Laplante   .   Katharine LiBretto   Nathan Pietrykowski  .  Clifton Riley  .  Jillian Sokso  .  Joy Stocksdale  .  Juergen Strunck  .  Art Werger  .  Ken Wood  .  Rina Yoon

This is going to be a fantastic exhibit! You do not want to miss our opening on January 17 from 6-9 pm at Big Medium–plus there’s a ton of other print-related events happening at Canopy that same night. Here’s a link to the schedule.

The general PrintAustin lineup is pretty amazing so be sure to get some rest now, because soon you’re going to be going out practically every day starting with the Jeffrey Dell + Cassie White opening at Georgetown Arts Center on January 10. So stock up on echinacea and elderberry extract, because this isn’t over until February 15!

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Some deadlines + a volunteer meeting

The hankie trade deadline is just around the corner–Dec. 15. Here are some fun images of prints from participating artists. To sign up, follow this link to our Call for Entry. 

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Artist: Bill Cauthern

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Artist: Marilyn Walter

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Artist: Junanne Peck

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Artist: Krys Kagan

 

Flatbed extended their deadline for their print fair until Dec. 15. This was an amazing book end to PrintAustin 2014, and I’m sure the 2015 event will be just as spectacular. Here’s the link. 

We’re having a PrintAustin volunteer meeting this Sunday (12/4/2014) at 2 pm at the WPA studio–Canopy, 916 Springdale Rd., Bldg. 3, next to Sa-Ten Cafe. We need help with our Expo/BinFest/Hankie exhibit on February 7–and we have jobs big and small depending on your availability. PrintAustin was a great experience last year, and 2015 is lining up to be just as cool. If you can’t make it Sunday but are interested in volunteering, email us at printaustin@gmail.com and we’ll put you on our list. Thanks!

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What’s Shaking in PrintAustin Land?

Let me tell you:

We are excited selections have been made for our juried show, The Contemporary Print. Our jurors had the daunting task of whittling down the number of entries to a mere couple dozen. This is absolutely tough business with so many excellent prints/artists. January 17 is the opening, and if it’s anything like 2014, it’s not to be missed. We’ve started an RSVP on Facebook. Here it is.  Feel free to add folks to the invite list.

Next deadline? December 15 is the last day to enter our hankie print exchange. We’ve sent out over 900 handkerchiefs and would love to have you included in the trade. Here’s a link. One thing to note, if you sign up for our print exchange, you get a coupon for entering BinFest–only $5 for up to 10 prints.

Our trade was inspired by the Women & Their Work's Fall 2013 installation "THIRST"

Our trade was inspired by the Women & Their Work’s Fall 2013 installation “THIRST”

 

Here’s a pic of our 2014 BinFest. We sold dozens of prints for artists–we collect sales tax making it super easy.

2014's BinFest

2014’s BinFest

Our brochure has been sent to the printer! (Thank goodness I make prints vs. edit for a living. If you see any typos, shhhhh…) Brochures will be at our participating locations by the end of December. If you want to see a PDF version, here’s a link to our calendar page. 

Sean Starwars T-shirts! We’ve ordered a limited quantity and have started taking orders. Here’s a link. 

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We have a volunteer meeting on 12/14 at 2 pm at WPA Studio, Canopy, 916 Springdale Road, Blgd. 3, #102. Please join us! We’ll be talking about BinFest, our exchange, and Expo, and how you help make it happen.  If you want to volunteer but can’t make that time, our email address is printaustin@gmail.com. Thank you!

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