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Print Making Summit: Day 3 Careers with Foundations 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 messageCareers with Foundations in Printmaking

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

11:00 - 12:30 p.m. Panel 1: Careers with Foundations in Printmaking

  • Juan de Dios Mora, Artist and Faculty, UT San Antonio

  • Juan Rosillo, Artist and Commercial Printer

  • Sheharazad Fleming, Creative Director of Otis College of Art and Design

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch Break

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. - Presentation by Karen Atkinson, “Get Your Sh*t Together”

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. - Demonstration - Multi-color Relief Printmaking with Juan de Dios Mora

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

3:30 p.m - 5:00 p.m. - Open Portfolios
Open Portfolio Session, Application Deadline, April 11 at 5 pm

The Portfolio Review is an opportunity for artists to have their portfolio of works critiqued by printmaking faculty from various colleges and universities. Each artist will meet with a pair of faculty for a 15-minute review session.

  • Submit application for review: Open Portfolios Form

  • All artworks in the exchange must be printmaking based

  • Once your application has been received and accepted, we will notify you.

  • Participation fee is $10. (There is no fee to apply.) 

Space is limited.

3:30 p.m - 5:00 p.m. - Demonstration - Collagraph with Kelvin Lopez

5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Utopia/Dystopia Exhibition Reception (Free)
Come view our Utopia/Dystopia exhibition; a portfolio of fine art prints created in the form of a deck of 52 playing cards. 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.