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Print Making Summit: Day 1 New Technologies in Printmaking

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Self Help Graphics & Art is proud to host our biennial Printmaking Summit April 18-20, 2019 with demonstrations, workshops, panel discussions and artist talks focused on the role printmaking in today’s creative economy for students, emerging artists and skilled national printmakers. Admission to the summit is $25.00 (3-day pass) or $15.00 for students with a valid I.D. (3-day pass).

Participants of this three-day networking and skill-building event will learn about new technologies and green practices in printmaking, participate in demonstrations led by artists and an art exchange program, portfolio reviews, meet art supply vendors, among other activities. The Printmaking Summit’s mission is to build bridges among master printers, emerging and seasoned artists, as well as aspiring youth toward a solid foundation in printmaking.


10:00 a.m. - Morning mingle over coffee and light bites

11:00 a.m. - Welcome message

11:30 - 1:00 p.m.

Panel: New Technologies in Print

  • Francesco Siqueiros, El Nopal Press

  • Brandon Gunn, Tamarind Press

  • Garrett Metz, Gemini Gel

  • Montana Mills, Modern Multiples

  • Manny Torres, 2ndwnd

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Lunch break

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. - Breakout Sessions

  • Sustainability (for people already in the field)- Led by Francesco Siqueiros

  • Mentorship program (for people interested in the field) - Montana Mills

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Break

4:00 - 5:30 p.m. - Demonstrations

  • Introductory Demo with Nathan Montijo, Corita Kent Art Center

  • Advanced Demo with Alvaro D. Marquez

6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Keynote Speaker, Alison Saar
Saar’s artwork focuses on the African diaspora and black female identity and is influenced by African, Caribbean, and Latin American folk art and spirituality. Her artistic trajectory includes prints, sculptures, and installations that incorporate found objects such as refurbished wood, old tin ceiling panels, nails, shards of pottery and glass.