PrintAustin’s The Contemporary Print juried show is closing Oct. 1!
Info/Registration

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Next PrintAustin: Jan 15-Feb 15, 2017. We are accepting applicants (galleries, studios, art spaces) through November 1. More info? Click here.

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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.

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Deadline to enter PrintAustin’s juried show approaching

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Less than two weeks left to submit applications for PrintAustin’s “The Contemporary Print.” Deadline Oct. 1. More info found here.

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Our juried show is now open!

The Contemporary Print

The Contemporary Print, held January 10-February 18, 2017, 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.

JUROR: We are elated to announce our 2017 juror Susan Tallman. Susan Tallman is an art historian who has written extensively on the history and culture of the print, as well as on issues authenticity, reproduction and multiplicity. She is Editor-in-Chief of the journal and website Art in Print, and her writing has appeared in Art in America, Parkett, Public Art Review, Art on Paper, Print QuarterlyArts Magazine and many other publications. Her books include The Contemporary Print: from Pre-Pop to Postmodern (Thames and Hudson),The Collections of Barbara Bloom (Steidl), and numerous museum catalogues. She has lived and worked in New York, Amsterdam and Berlin, and currently teaches in the Departments of Printmedia and Art History, Theory and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

DATES:
Entry deadline: October 1, 2016
Opening Reception: January 20, 2017, 6-8 p.m.
Closing Reception and Awards: February 9, 2017, 6-8 p.m.
Location: O2 Space at Flatbed Press Headquarters
Cost: $35 for up to three entries. Prize awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
More info/Registration.

We have three additional calls (details and registration coming soon!) during PrintAustin’s Expo event–date and location to be determined. 

  • Print Exchange. Participants to print an edition for an exchange.
  • BinFest print sale, where artists can submit original prints backed by foam core and wrapped in plastic for collectors to flip through. 
  • PrintExpo is an opportunity for local artists and vendors to reach a print-minded audience.

Be sure to join our mailing list or our Facebook page to stay on top of PrintAustin news, including any updates on the calls.

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Ready — ART –Go

Oh yeah, it’s happening…

S A V E T H E D A T E 

We thank you all for participation and support of PrintAustin over the last 3 years. We love being able to collaborate with local galleries to promote artists + engage the public by providing a variety of city wide printmaking events in Austin. We are gearing up for PrintAustin 2017 and can’t wait to see what galleries + artists have planned for the upcoming year.

Contact us to see how we can  help you with your print event.

If you are a Gallery/Venue, Individual Artist/Printmaker, or School/University and want to promote the art of printmaking with an exhibition, demonstration, workshop, or event  during January 15- February 15, 2017 – be a part of PrintAustin 2017. Here’s the 2016 line-up for reference.

P a r t i c i p a t e
(Regular pricing applies for registration now through October 15. An Additional $25 will apply for entries received October 16- November 1.

We have three categories: galleries and exhibition spaces, alternative venues (restaurants, gift shops), and artist studios.

  1. Gallery:$100 
  2. Alternative Venue: $50   
  3. Individual Artist/Printmaker: $35
  4. School/University: $0   
  • Exhibitions must be open to the public.
  • Galleries or spaces outside the City of Austin are welcome.
  • Exhibiting artists must make all arrangements with a host exhibition space before submitting an application.
  • All details (artist’s involved, dates, locations) must be determined before the final application deadline of November 1, 2016.
  • PrintAustin reserves the right to reject any application for any reason whatsoever.

 REGISTER HERE!

D a t e s
  • Official PrintAustin 2017 Dates: January 15-February 15, 2017
  • Registration now through November 1, 2016Late registration will have added fees.
**** Please check out our PRINTAUSTIN 2017 CALENDAR  when planning your event/s to ensure there are no conflicts with other events. Just scroll to January – February 2017. 
E X T R A S 
  • “The Contemporary Print” juried exhibition Entry Deadline October 1, 2016 . Exhibition will be held at Flatbed Press + Gallery in January… with details coming soon!
  • The PrintExpo + BinFest are scheduled for early February.
    • Vendors + Participants stay tuned for Dates + Details.
Contact us with any questions or how to participate @ printaustin@gmail.com
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Last weekend!

I know y’all are beat–we are too–but there are just too many good printmaking events to go to give up now. Flatbed is going to be hopping this weekend. Plus there’s the Contemporary and Elizabet Nay Museum events. Check them out below and see you soon!

February 12
Flatbed Contemporary Print Fair
Opening Night Benefit Preview

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Join us in the evening for a benefit preview with refreshments and live printmaking in the Flatbed print shop. Suggested donation, $10. (See February 13 and 14)
Benefit Preview: 6-8pm
Venue: Flatbed Press and Gallery, 2830 E. MLK Jr. Blvd.

February 13
Flatbed Contemporary Print Fair–showcasing fine art print publishers and self-publishers from Texas and beyond. New and established collectors are invited to peruse and purchase limited editions. Take advantage of Flatbed’s intimate and relaxed setting to meet and talk with artists, printers, and publishers. Learn more about printmaking techniques during Saturday’s on-going printmaking demos in the print shop, and about contemporary art and publishing during Sunday’s artist and publisher talks. Exhibitors include Tom Huck/Evil Prints, P.R.I.N.T Press, Mike Sims/Lawrence Lithography Workshop, Mike Hart/Peregrine Press, Jenny Robinson, Daryl Howard, and others. (See February 12 and 14)
Print Fair: 11am-6pm
Open + Free to the public
Venue: Flatbed Press and Gallery, 2830 E. MLK Jr. Blvd.

Nancy Mims: The Passed Looms Present

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The Elisabet Ney Museum’s landscape, both north and south of the bisecting Waller Creek, becomes a medium along with enormous photographs printed on cloth, found objects, and thread in this site-specific participatory installation created by Nancy Mims. A tree-bound loom will be the epicenter, on which a print piece will come together with the help of strings, air, and hands. Visitor activities will be featured; there will be an artist’s talk at 2PM both days. Reception to be held from 4 to 6 Saturday evening. (See February 14)
Time: 12-5pm
Artist Talk: 2pm
Event Dates: February 13-February 14
Venue: Elisabet Ney Museum, 304 E. 44th St.

Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia

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Retrospective of the work of Mark Mothersbaugh from the beginning of his career in the early 1970s through the present. Known throughout the world as a founding member of the popular band DEVO, Mothersbaugh has been a prolific artist since before the band’s inception and continues to make art to this day. A creative polymath, Mothersbaugh’s diverse body of work includes drawings, sculptures, photographs, videos, prints and rugs.
Exhibition Dates: February 13-April 17
Venue: The Contemporary Austin, 700 Congress Ave.
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11am-7pm,
Sunday 12-5 pm

February 14
Flatbed Contemporary Print Fair + Artist Talks
Flatbed Contemporary Print Fair- showcasing fine art print publishers and self-publishers from Texas and beyond. New and established collectors are invited to peruse and purchase limited editions. Take advantage of Flatbed’s intimate and relaxed setting to meet and talk with artists, printers, and publishers. Learn more about printmaking techniques during Saturday’s on-going printmaking demos in the print shop, and about contemporary art and publishing during Sunday’s artist and publisher talks. Printmaking demos will be held in the print shop. Exhibitors include Tom Huck/Evil Prints, P.R.I.N.T Press, Mike Sims/Lawrence Lithography Workshop, Mike Hart/Peregrine Press, Jenny Robinson, Daryl Howard, and others. Artist and Publisher talks are scheduled throughout the day. (See February 12 and 13)
Artist Talks: 12-5pm
Venue: Flatbed Press and Gallery, 2830 E. MLK Jr. Blvd.

Nancy Mims: The Passed Looms Present
(See February 13)
Time: 12-5 pm
Artist Talk: 2 pm
Reception: 4-6pm
Venue: Elisabet Ney Museum, 304 E 44th St.

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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
Map and Directions

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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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