People’s Printmaking Week & Annual Print Fair

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ANNUAL print fair
SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2019 12:00 PM-5:00 PM

WORKSHOPS JUNE 25-27 7:00 PM-10:00PM

Self Help Graphics & Art’s Annual Print Fair and Exhibition Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 12:00 PM- 5:00 PM is a highly anticipated one-day opportunity for art lovers to see a culmination of works printed between 2018-2019, and acquire new, limited edition, fine art prints created by dozens of artists through our Professional Printmaking Program. The Annual Print Fair and Exhibition features serigraphs, monoprints, as well as new relief and intaglio print editions for sale. You can also purchase prints at our online gallery!

Self Help Graphics & Art believes in making printmaking as accessible to the community and leading up to our Annual Print Fair is our People’s Printmaking Week with FREE and donation based workshops offered evenings from June 25-27, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM! Then join us for our Utopia/Dystopia panel discussion on Friday, June 28th from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM and shop our Annual Print Fair on Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 12:00 PM- 5:00 PM.

professional printmaking program

The Professional Printmaking Program is the artistic foundation of Self Help Graphics & Art (SHG). The acclaimed Professional Printmaking Program has produced over 750 editions and offers artists of various experiences the opportunity to create limited edition silkscreen serigraphs and monoprints through a peer-led approach that is dedicated to providing a nurturing environment that supports our artists’ creativity and careers.

As one of the most recognized Latino printmaking centers in America, SHG is committed to taking more innovative approaches in everything it does. We have been dedicated to working with artists in exploring the juxtaposition of traditional and non-traditional printmaking processes and to the development of content that is both culturally relevant and investigative. As is our tradition and mission, emerging artists will be central in helping us experiment in each atelier.

Our Professional Print Program is supported in part by the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Pasadena Art Alliance, Sisters of St. Francis, Eastside Arts Initiative, LA County Arts Commission, Ford Foundation, and our artists, volunteers, collectors, and Board of Directors.

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People’s Printmaking Week Workshops

Tuesday - Saturday, JUNE 25-27 7:00 PM-10:00PM

Join us for our People’s Printmaking Week with FREE and donation based workshops offered throughout the week leading up to workshops on the day of our Annual Print Fair!

All materials for the People’s Printmaking Week workshops will be provided by SHG (no experience necessary).

  • Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - Monoprint with Dewey Tafoya (7:00 - 10:00 pm)


  • Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - Relief Printing with Pavel Acevedo (7:00 - 10:00 pm) Sponsored by Speedball


  • Thursday, June 27, 2019 - Bookbinding with Alex Fridrich (7:00 - 10:00 pm)

  • Saturday, June 29, 2019 - Family Workshop with Ni Santas (12:30 - 4:00 pm)

  • Saturday, June 29, 2019 - Artpunk Workshop with Martha Carrillo and Victor Rosas (1:00 pm)

Click here to register!

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Curated by Miyo Stevens-Gandara
Artwork by Poli Marichal, Utopia (detail), 2019


friday, june 28, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Utopia/ Dystopia is a portfolio of fine art prints created in the form of a deck of 52 playing cards. Curated by Artist and Printmaker, Miyo Stevens-Gandara, twenty-six artists were invited to create two cards for the deck to create their interpretation of utopia and dystopia. The deck of cards allows the project to bring many different artists and styles together creating one unified artwork- a full deck, redefining a traditional portfolio. The concept of a deck of cards is intended to reference many things- games of chance, luck, fortune, war, solitude, precarious situations (house of cards), magic, empire, and divination. It serves as a container for many ideas, and each artist has chosen their own direction.

Join Curator and Artist, Miyo Stevens-Gandara, for a Utopia/Dystopia panel discussion on June 28, 2019 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (during the People’s Printmaking Week), along other artists in the exhibition, to discuss their process and approach to a portfolio with a of fine art prints created in the form of a deck of 52 playing cards on view.

Artists include Pavel Acevedo, Kay Brown, Ada Pullini Brown, Leslie Dolin, Usen Gandara, Miyo Stevens-Gandara (Curator), Luis Genaro Garcia, J. Leigh Garcia, Margaret Griffith, Rogelio Gutierrez, Phung Huynh, Dongeun Lee, Kelvin Lopez, Rosalie Lopez, Sandra Low, Poli Marichal, Álvaro D. Márquez, Dalila Mendez, Wayne Perry, Sandy Rodriguez, Victor Rosas, Marianne Sadowski, Dewey Tafoya, Alex Fridrich-Ward, Christian Salcedo Ward and Andi Xoch.

Utopia/Dystopia is a free exhibition at the SHG Gallery. The SHG Gallery is open Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and weekends during select public programming only. To request a group tour, please contact us.

You can view our past prints on our online gallery.