Gearing up for a full weekend of PrintAustin

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Sandra Fernandez, "Arlequina," Copper and polymer etching, silkscreen, relief, thread drawings and collage, 2013.

Sandra Fernandez, “Arlequina,” Copper and polymer etching, silkscreen, relief, thread drawings and collage, 2013.

Hopefully you are rested up because this is going to be a big weekend. Three fun shows are happening tonight–one which is a new addition. First up, McCallum Printmaking group show from 6-8, then Ink + Print, which is a PrintAustin Invitational at Link & Pin, and here’s the new addition: A retrospective of Sandra Fernández’s Works on Paper at the Mexican American Cultural Center. More info below or click on our schedule.

 

 

 

 

Then on Saturday there are several events–workshops, demo at Lion’s Nest, open studio of work by NJ Weaver, Catherine Small, and Jill Alo at Artpost, and two opening receptions in the evening that will both be excellent: Print-Fired (6-9 PM) and New Perspectives in Printmaking (7-9 PM). You can make both of these if you plan your evening, and hopefully fit in dinner somewhere too (there’s a Torchy’s in the same shopping center at Art on 5th…). Both openings will both be worth it so you don’t want to miss. (Please note that the Catherine Small/Cheryl Finfrock exhibit at Pump Project during the day on Saturday has been cancelled.)

On Sunday, this will be a ton of fun:
Demo: Clay Block Party—A hands-on afternoon of block printing on clay
Time: 12-2 pm
Location: E4 Gallery & Art Studio, 3307 E. 4th St.
For more information, visit http://www.print-fired.com

This weekend is going to be great! Next weekend is BinFest and PrintAustin’s Expo at Canopy. Definitely take in a lot of events this weekend, but don’t lose momentum because next weekend is going to be fantastic. See you on the PrintAustin beat!

 


 

McCallum Fine Arts Academy Printmaking Group Show
Students will be on hand at the opening to discuss works. This will be a showcase of many students works ranging from beginning to advanced printmaking.
Reception: 6-8 pm
Open through February 9
Location: McCallum High School, 5600 Sunshine Dr.

Ink + Print, a PrintAustin invitational
Reception: 6-8 pm
Location: Link & Pin, 2235 E. 6th St., Suite 102
Juried by Annalise Gratovich
Participating Artists: Ricky Armendariz, Christa Blackwood, Sandra Fernandez, Mary Fischer, Helen Gerritzen, Brian Johnson, Jules Buck Jones, Teresa Gomez Martorell, Jason Urban & Leslie Mutchler, Star Varner

Sandra Fernandez, "Arlequina," Copper and polymer etching, silkscreen, relief, thread drawings and collage, 2013.

Sandra Fernandez, “Arlequina,” Copper and polymer etching, silkscreen, relief, thread drawings and collage, 2013.

NEW LISTING: 1991-2014: A Través del Tiempo (Traveling Through Time)
A Retrospective of Sandra C. Fernández’s Works on Paper
Reception: 7 PM
Open through April 4
Location: Mexican American Cultural Center in the Sam Z. Coronado Gallery, 600 River St.
My work is a reflection of the many experiences I’ve had as a migrant, immigrant, Latina, mother, and daughter. Like most humans, I have experienced trauma, loss, and
loneliness as well as the intense love of community and family. My art has sought to capture these feelings throughout my life. This retrospective seeks to outline all the different stages that my path as a printmaker has gone throughout the last 22 years.

January 31
UPDATE: Workshop: Botanical Block Printing with Color
Learn unique approaches to drawing botanicals, then create color block prints. Learn to transfer design, carve and print your blocks by hand, and create an edition of prints. Beginners welcome!
Instructor: Francine Mastrangelo
Dates: 9 am-4 pm + February 1, 1-4pm
Location: The Contemporary Austin – Art School at Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St.
$99 (including materials) – This is a special price for PrintAustin. Please call to register (512.323.6380) or use the code “printaustin” when registering online (thecontemporaryaustin.org).

punchpressWorkshop: An Introduction to Letterpress Printing: Learn a Slow Craft in a Short Time
In this four hour group workshop, you will learn the old school basics of typesetting, press lock-up, and how to operate a #4 Vandercook proof press. Using the shop’s collection of metal type, you will design and print a limited run of a one color broadside print.
Time: 10 am-2 pm
Cost $75
Location: Punchpress, 5312 Ave. F
see www.punchpress.net for more info

Demo: Relief Engraving on Alternative Materials
Time: 12-2 pm
Location: The Lion’s Nest: Gallery and Printshop
1008 E. 6th St.

CANCELLED: Monotypes: One of a kind prints by Finfrock & Small
Artists: Cheryl Finfrock + Catherine Small
Reception: 12-3 pm
Location: Pump Project Art Complex, 702 Shady Ln.

PC_Image_CSmallPrintmakers: Jill Alo, Catherine Small & NJ Weaver
Artists will feature works in intaglio, linoleum block, solar plate etching, and monotypes.
Time:  12 – 4pm
Location: Artpost, 4620 E. Cesar Chavez, Bldg B, Austin, TX 78702

 

Changarrito with Los Printmakers de San Anto Collective
“Changarrito” is an art vending cart, conceptualized by artist Maximo Gonzalez as an alternative to the official gallery selection presented by the Mexican cultural authorities.  Faithful to their original, informal spirit, Changarritos exist throughout the world, evolving as forums for the sale of original artwork to the general public and presentation of public programs, special curatorial projects, individual and collective exhibitions.    Since 2012, the Mexic-Arte Museum has selected different artists each month to participate in the Changarrito Project.  Artists set up their works of art on the Changarrito cart outside the museum.  All works of art on the cart are for sale and accessible in prices.  One hundred percent of the sales go to the artists and Mexic-Arte purchases one work of art from each artist to accession into their permanent collection.  True to the Mexic-Arte’s mission, the Changarrito is dedicated to the presentation and promotion of contemporary Mexican, Latina/o, and Latin American art.    Los Printmakers de San Anto Collective is comprised of artists Sabrina Alfaro, Crystal Arias, Kayla Littlefield, Amanda Rangel, and Anthony Runblade, all of whom are students finishing up their Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees at The University of Texas at San Antonio.  Drawn together by a common interest in printmaking, these emerging Latina/o often work closely in the studio assisting each other as they experiment with varied printmaking techniques.  Their works often explore issues pertaining to identity and feminist theory while incorporating elements of an increasing transnational culture and contemporary use of technology.   Additionally, the collective gives back to the San Antonio community by creating art at demonstrations and volunteering at various art events for local organizations.  The group was recently featured in the exhibition Print It Up (2014) at R Space, San Antonio, Texas.
Time: 12-3 pm
Location: Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress Ave.

printfired_fischerPrint-Fired
Reception: 6-9 pm
Open through February 27
Hours: M-F by appointment, Sat & Sun 10 am-4 pm
Location: E4 Gallery & Art Studio, 3307 E. 4th St.
For more information, visit http://www.print-fired.com

 

New Perspectives in Printmaking
Artists: Michael Barnes, Paula Cox, Jesus De La Rosa, Cathy Savage, Samantha Parker Salazar and Ericka Walker
Reception: 7-9 pm
Open January 19 – February 14
Location: Art on 5th, 3005 S. Lamar Blvd.

February 1
Demo: Clay Block Party—A hands-on afternoon of block printing on clay
Time: 12-2 pm
Location: E4 Gallery & Art Studio, 3307 E. 4th St.
For more information, visit http://www.print-fired.com

Changarrito with Los Printmakers de San Anto Collective
“Changarrito” is an art vending cart, conceptualized by artist Maximo Gonzalez as an alternative to the official gallery selection presented by the Mexican cultural authorities.  Faithful to their original, informal spirit, Changarritos exist throughout the world, evolving as forums for the sale of original artwork to the general public and presentation of public programs, special curatorial projects, individual and collective exhibitions.    Since 2012, the Mexic-Arte Museum has selected different artists each month to participate in the Changarrito Project.  Artists set up their works of art on the Changarrito cart outside the museum.  All works of art on the cart are for sale and accessible in prices.  One hundred percent of the sales go to the artists and Mexic-Arte purchases one work of art from each artist to accession into their permanent collection.  True to the Mexic-Arte’s mission, the Changarrito is dedicated to the presentation and promotion of contemporary Mexican, Latina/o, and Latin American art.    Los Printmakers de San Anto Collective is comprised of artists Sabrina Alfaro, Crystal Arias, Kayla Littlefield, Amanda Rangel, and Anthony Runblade, all of whom are students finishing up their Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees at The University of Texas at San Antonio.  Drawn together by a common interest in printmaking, these emerging Latina/o often work closely in the studio assisting each other as they experiment with varied printmaking techniques.  Their works often explore issues pertaining to identity and feminist theory while incorporating elements of an increasing transnational culture and contemporary use of technology.   Additionally, the collective gives back to the San Antonio community by creating art at demonstrations and volunteering at various art events for local organizations.  The group was recently featured in the exhibition Print It Up (2014) at R Space, San Antonio, Texas.
Time: 12-3 pm
Location: Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress Ave.

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