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PrintAustin will be held from January 15 to February 15, 2015. Our second annual print fest is a month-long event celebrating the art of original printmaking, educating the public about the traditions of printmaking as well as showcasing the innovations of the contemporary approach.

Our 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.

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Harry Ransom Center and PrintAustin

We love the Harry Ransom Center. You can request to see items out of their catalog and they will bring them to the reading room for observation–and the HRC has generously curated two print room exhibits as well as a curator’s tour of their current exhibit for PrintAustin. (The HRC also has a Gutenberg Bible, and since the printmaking world owes so much to the Gutenberg Press, check out one of these historic bibles (only 48 still exist) during your visit.)

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February 13
Curator’s Tour of “The World at War, 1914-1918”
The HRC’s WWI exhibition contains several items print related including color lithograph war posters (like above), prints by Eric Gill, and Apollinaire’s Calligrames and the tour focuses on print materials
Time: 10 am
Exhibition Dates: February 11–August 3
Location: Harry Ransom Center, 300 W 21st Street

Select Prints on display at the Harry Ransom Center’s Reading Room
This curated event will focus on prints used in books; will include work by Leonard Baskin, Claire Van Vliet, Eric Gill, and Barry Moser
Time: Two tours, 2:30 and 3:30 pm. Space is limited. See the PrintAustin Facebook page for an RSVP. 
Location: Harry Ransom Center Reading Room, 300 W 21st Street, Second Floor

February 15
Select Prints on display at the Harry Ransom Center’s Reading Room
This curated event will focus on free standing prints and will include, among others, prints from the HRC’s Universal Limited Art Editions Collection
Time: 9:30 and 10:30 am. Space is limited. See the PrintAustin Facebook page for an RSVP. 
Location: Harry Ransom Center Reading Room, 300 W 21st Street, Second Floor

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This is it. PrintAustin 2014’s last week!

The Amazing Hancock Brothers

The Amazing Hancock Brothers

We can’t believe it’s the last week of PrintAustin already. We hope you’ve enjoyed everything so far and will join us for the grand finale on the 14th and 15th at Flatbed!

February 10-11
The Amazing Hancock Brothers
A two day collaborative screenprinting and relief printing event with the Texas State University printmaking students and The Amazing Hancock Brothers, John and Charles Hancock.
Time: 2- 8pm
Location: Room 4112, Texas State University, Joanne Cole Mitte Bldg (JCM) of the School of Art and Design, on the corner of Comanche and Sessom in San Marcos. Open to the public.
Questions can be addressed to Jeffrey Dell, Professor, 512.618.7519, jd33@txstate.edu.

February 13
Curator’s Tour of “The World at War, 1914-1918”
The HRC’s WWI exhibition contains several items print related including color lithograph war posters, prints by Eric Gill, and Apollinaire’s Calligrames and the tour focuses on print materials
Time: 10 am
Exhibition Dates: February 11–August 3
Location: Harry Ransom Center, 300 W 21st Street

Select Prints on display at the Harry Ransom Center’s Reading Room
This curated event will focus on prints used in books; will include work by Leonard Baskin, Claire Van Vliet, Eric Gill, and Barry Moser
Time: Two tours, 2:30 and 3:30 pm. Space is limited. See the PrintAustin Facebook page for an RSVP. 
Location: Harry Ransom Center Reading Room, 300 W 21st Street, Second Floor

February 14
Flatbed Contemporary Print Fair Preview Party
Texas printmakers and publishers of fine art prints will be showing work to the public in a print fair setting and demonstrating printmaking techniques to the public. The preview party celebrates the first annual contemporary print fair in Austin and gives collectors a first look.
Time: 6-9 pm
Admission: $10 at the door
Location: Flatbed Press and Galleries, The Flatbed Building, 2832 E MLK Jr Blvd

NEW WORK: Chine-collé and Beyond
Catherine Dudley
Flatbed Building
Open Studio: 6-9 pm

February 15
Select Prints on display at the Harry Ransom Center’s Reading Room
This curated event will focus on free standing prints and will include, among others, prints from the HRC’s Universal Limited Art Editions Collection
Time: 9:30 and 10:30 am. Space is limited. See the PrintAustin Facebook page for an RSVP. 
Location: Harry Ransom Center Reading Room, 300 W 21st Street, Second Floor

Flatbed Contemporary Print Fair
The Print Fair is open to the public and designed to give Texas printmakers and publishers of fine art prints a venue to show their work to a wide audience; on-going demonstrations in the printmaking studio
Time: 10 am-5 pm

NEW WORK: Chine-collé and Beyond
Catherine Dudley
Flatbed Building
Open Studio: 10 am-5 pm

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The weekend’s PrintAustin offerings are gonna be good!

Tonight–McCallum High School.

McCallum

Saturday–

February 1
Gelatin Printing Interactive Demo
Take home a work of art using Akua inks.
Artist: Angela Hayes
Time: 1-4 pm
Location: WPA Studio, 1109B Shady Lane

Samples of gelatin prints

Samples of gelatin print cards

Jason Urban Exhibit
Reception: 6-8 pm
Open through February 22, 2014
Location: Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 W 6th Street

Jason Urban, opening reception at Wally Workman Gallery, February 1, 21014, 6-8 pm

Jason Urban, opening reception at Wally Workman Gallery, February 1, 21014, 6-8 pm

EVE’S NECKLACE: New Prints and Objects by Deborah Mersky
Reception: 7-9 pm
Exhibtion Dates: January 15-February 15
Location: Yard Dog, 1510 S Congress Avenue

What it said in The Chronicle: Austin artist Deborah Mersky creates her compelling artwork by carving images into clay blocks, pressing them in black ink on Japanese paper, then painting over the resultant prints with gouache.

Deborah Mersky

Deborah Mersky

Pinot & Print: Print with Wine
ASPCO (The Artists Screen Printing Co-op) will be serving wine as well as printing with it! There will be artist talks and an exhibit as well.
Time: 7-9 pm
Location: 507 Calles Street Suite 106, Austin

Jess Moss working up a batch of ink made with wine.

Jess Moss working up a batch of ink made with wine.

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Artist Talks tonight at Davis Gallery

Matt Rebholz, Behold The Mighty Yeti Overlords!

Matt Rebholz, Behold The Mighty Yeti Overlords!

The show at Davis Gallery is really fantastic. If you haven’t seen it yet, do try to make it before it leaves on February 8. A good time to visit Davis Gallery would be tonight, 1/29/2014, from 6-8 pm–there are artist talks with printmakers Lee Chesney, Samantha Parker Salazar and Matt Rebholz.

Here’s a breakdown of what’s happening with PrintAustin the next several days. To receive a copy of this email campaign, join our mailing list

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The Contemporary Print Catalog

Our juried exhibit, The Contemporary Print, features work by the following artists: Sabra Booth, Kate Borcherding, Veronica Ceci, Ryan Cronk, Jesus De La Rosa, Tom Druecker, Catherine Dudley, Mary Fischer, Lari Gibbons, Teresa Gomez-Martorell, Annalise Natasha Gratovich, Tim High, Brian Johnson, Padaric Kolander, Adrienne Lichliter, Anna Mavromatis, Ryan O’Malley, Elvia Perrin, Ruthie Powers, Matt Rebholz, Clifton Riley, Ricardo Ruiz, and Samantha Parker Salazar.

Here's a sample of our 32 page booklet.

Here’s a sample of our 32 page booklet. Click image for a better view.

We’re sending an exhibit catalog to those that make a $10 or more donation. Free shipping to orders in the US. Thanks for supporting PrintAustin!

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Unbound | A Candid Talk with Sandra C. Fernández about Artist’s Books

THIS Thurs. Jan. 23, 7-8pm

Austin artist Sandra C. Fernández will present unconventional book forms that incorporate text, nostalgia and other narratives.

Sandra C. Fernández Artist’s Statement:
I have sought to explore the meanings of my own personal history. I grapple in my art with my own past, which included abandonment and exile. But I have also sought to go beyond the merely personal. Intimate narratives of pain, loss, and hope are universal. They are part of the human experience and surface in all eras and cultural geographies. Issues of abandonment, isolation, sexism, political freedom, war, migration and dislocation have for millennia haunted the human psyche. Through the exploration of different media I have sought to confront these issues and communicate my understanding to anyone experiencing my work.

Admission is free at Women & Their Work Gallery, 1710 Lavaca St. Austin 78701, 512-477-1064. The Gallery is open Thursday from 10am – 8pm. Come early and see the exhibition.

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The Contemporary Print Opening–we have a video!

Cathy and I want to give a big thanks to all of you who made it to the opening of “The Contemporary Print.” It was a wonderful night and for those who couldn’t be there, we hope you are able to go see the show through Feb.15 at Big Medium at Canopy.

Thank you to Eleanor Droll for her work on The Contemporary Print exhibit, and to her husband Pete Minda, for the great video coverage of our PrintAustin event. See it here!

–Elvia Perrin, PrintAustin Co-Chair

tcp opening

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