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The Contemporary Print opening, 2014

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.

Join In

  • Have your gallery, studio, or shop in the PrintAustin line up. Now Registering for 2015. Deadline is November 1.
  • Enter one of our 3 exhibits. Calls for Entry found here. Various deadlines starting November 9.
  • Showcase your business or become a vendor during our first PrintExpo, scheduled for February 7, 12-6 pm.
  • Become a PrintAustin 2015 sponsor–this is a great way to help! We have several levels.
  • Attend! Join our mailing list to find out about registered events. We’ll be sending periodic updates until early January, then weekly announcements until we wrap up mid-February.

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PrintAustin Update

Well, we’ve been busy getting folks signed up to participate in PrintAustin–just registration in general with their galleries, alternative venues, or studios. There’s still time if you’d like to sign up. You have until Nov. 1. Registration info here. WPA Print Shop just signed up and will be exhibiting Sean Starwars’ work. I’m an absolute nut for Sean Starwars. I love his stuff! I can
‘t wait.  hotdogparty

Other exciting news:  IMG_20140930_125839089 (2)

We’ve dispensed more than 300 handkerchiefs for our flag print exchange–about halfway through our stash. Never fear, we can order more should we run out, but we’d love to have you participate. Here’s a set in progress. Register here until December 15. After that you’re outta luck.

WPA studio will be hosting a demo on different types of ink that can be used on fabric on Nov. 8. Details are still being ironed out, but that date is stable, so mark your calendars. They will be demoing Lumi inkodye ink, a cyanotype-kind-of-product that I’ve blogged about before, screenprinting including how to make your own light box, and relief printing, like on the hankies above. Stay tuned. I’ll be posting more info as it comes down the pike.

Our juried show The Contemporary Print has opened and we’ve received our first registrations!

Kathryn Polk, "A Fire to Be Kindled," lithograph, 14"x19", 2012

Kathryn Polk, “A Fire to Be Kindled,”
lithograph, 14″x19″, 2012

Yes, this is big news! Before a launch there is always the wringing of hands–are there any missed typos, will there be enough time to do PR, will we get enough registrations to pay our expenses, etc. Luckily we have the experience of PrintAustin 2014, and we had a successful launch. We’d love for you to be part of the pool of applicants. Entry found here.  Jurors: Kathryn Polk and Kevin McNamee-Tweed.

 

 

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Our Juried Show is Now Open!

TCP picThe Contemporary Print
Jurors Kathryn Polk and Kevin McNamee-Tweed. Cost, $35 for up to three entries. Deadline to enter, November 9, 2014. Opening reception: Jan. 17, 6-9 pm. Register here through CaFE.

PDF of call (you still gotta go through CaFE’s online system to apply):
PrintAustin CFE Contemporary Print 2015

We’re super excited about working with Kathryn Polk and Kevin McNamee-Tweed. This is going to be a great exhibit!

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Speedball Fabric Ink–thumbs up!

 

IMG_20140930_125839089 (1)Test hankies printed today using Speedball Fabric Block Printing Ink. The ink felt a little weird rolling up (dry somehow, but not, if that makes sense), but after a few proofs I had the hang of it. A little 2.5 oz tube of the ink goes a long way. Dozens could be printed out of this wee tube. Cyanotype using Lumi ink is next! My vision is to put some celestial stuff in the border behind Kepler…

Join in our print exchange and let’s swap hankies! Here’s a link to register.

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Lumi Product line–make cool prints using transparencies

Wow! This product would be great for our print exchange. (I’m especially pleased one of the samples used was my favorite inventor of all time, TESLA!)

Exchange Portfolio
PrintAustin is very happy to present our first print exchange–with a twist. We’re asking participants to print their edition of 12 on provided handkerchiefs. Cost, $25. Deadline to enter, December 15, 2014. The Exchange will be exhibited at PrintAustin’s PrintExpo on February 7, 2015. More info/Registration.

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Let the Printing Begin!

Kathryn Polk, "A Fire to Be Kindled," lithograph, 14"x19", 2012

Kathryn Polk, “A Fire to Be Kindled,”
lithograph, 14″x19″, 2012

We have 3 open calls and they were announced today! It’s all very exciting over here in PrintAustin Land!

  1. The Contemporary Print–Our juried show (juried by Kathryn Polk and Kevin McNamee-Tweed)
  2. Exchange Portfolio–We’re printing on hankies and will hang them Tibetan prayer flag style
  3. BinFest–bin sale for locals

To see what we have on tap, visit our CFE page. We hope you join us!

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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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