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PRINTMAKING SUMMIT • April 18 - 20, 2019

Thank you to all of our sponsors, vendors, speakers, panelists, artist demonstrators, workshop facilitators and our greater printmaking community for attending the biennial Printmaking Summit 2019! Our convening has concluded and we look forward to sharing some of the highlights from our Printmaking Summit. Be sure to check out our calendar for other workshops and programming throughout the year! Click on the the link to view our SHG panel videos on our SHGTV YouTube Channel.

 

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.

***Scroll to view the full schedule and take advantage of sign-ups for the April 19th Artists Exchange and the April 20th Artist Portfolio Review by April 11 at 5 pm.

Each day the evening portion of the Printmaking Summit is free and open to the public. RSVP here to attend one of the following events:
Thursday, April 18, 6 - 6:45 p.m. Keynote Speaker, Alison Sar *RSVP Required
Friday, April 19, 5 - 6 p.m. Artists Exchange *RSVP Required
Friday, April 19, 6 - 7 p.m. Public Sale *RSVP Required
Saturday, April 20, 5:30 - 8 p.m. Artists Exchange *RSVP Required

 
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building community

Self Help Graphics & Art understands and values the role artists and printmakers play in creating artwork in a collaborative setting. In 2017 we created an Inaugural Printmaking Summit to engage local printmakers at all skill levels to network and skill-share with like-minded individuals. It was also a time where we honored legendary printmakers who had passed, including Richard Duardo, Sam Baray, Fernando Salicrup and Sam Coronado. This year’s Printmaking Summit features an exciting line-up of artists, printmakers and arts administrators to foster ideas and spark dialogue, in areas such as printmaking techniques and career pathways.

UTOPIA/DYSTOPIA EXHIBITION

The Printmaking Summit will conclude Saturday, April 20 with a free opening exhibition reception of Utopia/ Dystopia— 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.

Utopia/ Dystopia will be on view April 18-26, 2019, temporarily closed April 27- May 8; and on view through August 10, 2019.

 
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April 18, 2019 Schedule

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.

 

April 19, 2019 schedule

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Best Practices in Printmaking

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

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Panel 1: Conservation and space

  • Madison Brockman, paper conservation, LACMA

  • Daniel Gonzalez, Artist

  • Patrick Ela, Art Appraiser and Consultant

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

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. - Panel 2: Green Practices in printmaking

  • Alex Fridrich Ward, Artist

  • Remarque/ New Ground Print Workshop

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

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Demonstrations

  • Four-color silkscreen process CMYK with Joshue Molina

  • Book-making with ArtBooks LA

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Artists Exchange
Artist Exchange Session, Application Deadline, April 11 at 5 pm
The Artist Exchange is an opportunity for artists to present their work amongst one another in a peer-to-peer environment, and to sell their work.

Submit application for review: Artist Exchange 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.) 

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Public Sale
The public has the opportunity to view and purchase the work created by artists featured in the Exchange.

 
 
 
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April 20, 2019 Schedule

Careers 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, curated by Artist and Printmaker Miyo Stevens-Gandara. Utopia/Dystopia is 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.

 
 
 
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Download our Full Print Summit Brochure HERE

 
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Interested in Volunteering?

It's an opportunity to be involved and attend a full day for free. When not on volunteer duty, volunteers can attend sessions on the day you are scheduled. Space is limited.

Sign up now! volunteer sign up form

 
 

our sponsors

Our 2019 Printmaking Summit is made possible with funding from the Mike Kelley Foundation, the Eastside Arts Initiative and the National Endowment for the Arts.