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