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.