Monday, October 8, 2007

Print Dialogue Days

We had a great time at the Print Dialogue Days last weekend at Appalachian State University. Many thanks to April and Scott for all their hard work! We met so many great people and look forward to having them join our Print Network.

Here's Fick rolling up one of his blocks to print t-shirts that were in high demand:

Master printer Judith O'Rourke demonstrating siligraphy, with a plate drawn by Matt Egan:

Students and faculty from a number of different universities particpating in the Great North Carolina T-Shirt Print Off:

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

ECU Papermaking Demo

Last week the Sculpture Department at ECU held their Annual Tri-State Sculptors Conference, to get in on the action Matt and Michael decided to show those sculptors what they could do with PAPER!

Here's Michael Ehlbeck (dark shirt) discussing the finer points of embossing with a visiting sculptor.

Matt Egan discussing papercasting while his lovely assistant Heather Muise demonstrates.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007


Here are some of the photos I promised from our NCPC/NIPL ( Northern Illinois Print Legion) collaboration this past week in DeKalb. We had a great time making prints, bowling, learning how to play croquet and befriending the neighborhood rabbits.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Drive-By Press

Check out Drive-By Press's website. These guys might be planning a trip to North Carolina and can visit your school or art center. The more stops they make in the NC Print Network the better!

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Sunday, May 20, 2007

Print Blitz!

Matrixmatt and Lazymuse are heading out to the University of Northern Illinois for a much needed week of art-making and booty-shaking, ( not to mention bowling) with Ashley Nason, Michael Barnes and Mark Hosford. We'll be there from the 21st to the 27th, we promise to post lots of images when we get back.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Avonwood Press

This is John Gall in his Avonwood Press studio located in Jamestown (between Greensboro and High Point). Check out his work at:

Friday, April 27, 2007

Pulling and Trading the "Ill Tempered Zombie" at ECU

We have had a few folks come by ECU this semester. The top picture is of the print majors and seniors pulling the "Ill Tempered Zombie" by Bill Fick, the bottom; Sir LinoBill and Master Barnes trade prints Friday April 13, 2007. Barnes joined us for a week from the University of Northern Illinois.

UNC-G Printshop Pics

Here are some views of the UNC-G printshop. It's part of the new Gatewood Art Building. John Maggio is the head printmaker.
2 Charles Brand litho presses and 2 Charles Brand etching presses.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Print Resources in NC

So I know this is just starting, but maybe we should begin cataloging print shops in the state, what programs they offers, etc, both academic and otherwise. Maybe consider including letter press people? Seems like there are plenty of printers here but not a lot of places to go to print, might be nice to have those in one spot.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Knowledge Seeker Catching Butterflies

A Linocut by John D. Gall experimenting with using multi colles/collages (all printed from the plate). A love of working with paper urged Seeker John is try this.

Monday, April 23, 2007

I-40 (in 3-D!)

This is a new woodcut by UNCG undergrad student Brittain Peck. If you have any 3-d glasses, now is the time to break them out, although the effect may not work as well in this digital reproduction as it does in person.

The Ill-Tempered Zombie

Here's a new linocut by Bill Fick printed at the ECU Printmaking Studios by the ECU Printmaking Guild. Edition of 20.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The NC Print Network Blog Starts

The North Carolina Print Network blog has been started on this date.