PrintAustin is an artist-led nonprofit organization working to showcase traditional and contemporary approaches in printmaking. Our mission is to share our enthusiasm for printmaking by helping galleries, universities, and artists curate, exhibit, and promote works on paper and to engage a wider audience through artist talks, signings, panels, printmaking demonstrations, and print-focused art happenings.
PrintAustin Collective was founded in 2013 by Austin-based printmakers Cathy Savage and Elvia Perrin as a way to bring attention to the vibrant printmaking scene in Austin. Together, they produced the first PrintAustin month-long festival in 2014 from January 15 through February 15. PrintAustin has grown to include over 60 print-focused events, serving 60,000 audience members annually, with returning and new participants each year.
With several professional print shops, nationally recognized university printmaking programs, internationally acclaimed print collections, and a thriving printmaking community, Austin is a hub for printmaking in Texas. In collaboration with professional printmaking studios, local galleries, curators, and individual artists, PrintAustin showcases the work of contemporary printmakers from across the world and educates the public on the various techniques in printmaking. Through key partnerships with universities, museums, and commercial galleries, PrintAustin highlights the historical and cultural significance of this artform, hoping to inspire new and seasoned collectors to connect with artists working in this medium.
Board of Directors
Oliver Franklin (Advisory Board)
Founder, President of the Board of Directors, and CEO