Friday, October 24, 2008

"Now in Print" at ArtSpace

Check out the excellent print show at ArtSpace in Raleigh. Work by John Ford, Julia Freeman, Oscar Gillespie, Endi Poskovic, Dan Weldon and Cannonball Press. Up through November 15.

Upcoming events related to the show:

Innovative Color Woodcut Printmaking from Multiple Blocks Workshop
Instructor: Endi Poskovic
November 8-9, 9:30am-5:30m each day
Tuition & Materials: $180 ($165 members/teachers)
beginner through more advanced levels can be accommodated.
To register call 919.821.2787

Endi Poskovic

Cannonball Press

Saturday, October 4, 2008

2nd Annual PoNC Print Show

Woodcut by Dan Allegrucci

Screenprints by Louanne Whatley

Monday, September 29, 2008

PoNC Event

311 West Martin Street
The Printmakers of North Carolina (PoNC)
presents their 2nd Annual Print Show

The Best from NC Printmakers
October 3 - 31, 2008

Opening Artists Reception
October 3, from 6 -9pm

A Conversation with Julia Freeman
Deconstructive ScreenPrinting Demonstration
October 4, 1pm
$5 per person
$2.50 per student

The Print Studio at 311 and PoNC sponsors
Free Press Day
An invitation to the public to participate in printmaking processes
Saturday, October 18, from 11am- 4pm

311 West Martin Street

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

relief print soccer jerseys

I cooked these up for some friends' team. I carved the numbers, badge, and sponsor logo out of linoleum and use a scrap piece of hardboard for the diagonal stripe. I had always wanted to print jerseys for a whole team. It took a while with the front and back.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Show at Artspace in Raleigh

Now in Print: Printmaking Invitational
Exhibition: September 13 - November 15, 2008
Opening Reception: First Friday Gallery Walk, October 3, 6-10pm

Artspace presents Now in Print, a Printmaking Invitational featuring the work of six artists currently working in the United States. The exhibition presents a glimpse into the diverse methods and techniques within contemporary printmaking today. The exhibition features a large woodcut banner by Cannonball Press (NY); intaglio monotypes by John Ford (NC); deconstructive screenprints by Julia Freeman (WA); engravings by Oscar Gillespie (IL); multiple color woodcuts by Endi Poskovic (MI); and vitreopgraphs by Dan Welden (NY).

Innovative Color Woodcut Printmaking from Multiple Blocks Workshop
Instructor: Endi Poskovic
November 8-9, 9:30am-5:30m each day
Tuition & Materials: $180 ($165 members/teachers)
beginner through more advanced levels can be accommodated.
To register call 919.821.2787

Deconstructive Screenprinting Demo
Enjoy a demo of deconstructive screenprinting with Julia Freeman during the First Friday Gallery Walk on October 3. Two short demos will take place during the reception.


Saturday, August 16, 2008


"Rock On" :Mezzotint Workshop II

If you have interest in learning more about the process and beautiful results of this acid-free intaglio technique, sign up! Entitled "Rock On", this workshop will be led by professional printmaker Julie Niskanen--specializing in Mezzotint and other intaglio processes. Julie, whose award-winning work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, brings not only extensive knowledge of the process to this workshop, but also custom-made tools to aid in the creation of mezzotints. For those possessing prior experience with the technique, you will be pleasantly surprised at the relative ease Julie's methods provide in both plate preparation and image rendition.

The workshop will be held September 16, 18, 23, & 25 at the Print Shop at 311 W Martin Street Galleries & Studios.

To see more about mezzotints please go

Workshop fee: $100

Space is limited, so sign up soon!!!

To sign up, contact Judy Jones or Julie Niskanen.

Judy Jones

Julie Niskanen

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Andy Farkas at Flanders Art Gallery

engravings, photographs, and silverpoints
August 01, 2008
General Opening: Aug.1st 6-9pm
Artist Reception: Aug.15th 6-9pm
Flanders Art Gallery will host artists Andy Farkas, Jeannine Cook, and Gina Fuentes Walker for Float, an exhibit looking at the delicacy and detail contained within nature's flora.

As Farkas debuts his new book River, he will include individual pulled prints that were produced to illustrate the new text. Farkas's works, notably his past wood engravings, are characterized by fine lines and are populated by animals and children attempting to make sense of their physical and psychological environments. He will also provide an explanatory installation of printmaking processes within the exhibit.

Selected from her Seasons on Sapelo series, Cook's pieces will showcase her silverpoint studies of the changing scenery on a barrier island in Georgia. Silverpoint is a medium that dates to the twelfth century, and it entails wielding a silver stylus over a prepared surface to produce the resulting image.

Walker offers transparency photographs that become sculptural endeavors as she presents translucent images of branches and ferns mounted between layers of glass.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Opportunity For Printmakers

Looking for collaborators for projects and exhibitions! Printmakers, especially artists working with woodcut, lino-cut, and etching processes are invited to submit portfolios for consideration. Materials will be kept on file and will not be returned. I will reply when/if there is a possibility for a project.

Send a CD of digital images to:
C. Brooks
122 North Church Street
Rocky Mount, North Carolina

Thanks kindly.
C. Brooks

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

More Images From PRINTED Opening

Thanks to Fort Grunt for these pics.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

PRINTED opens at Green Hill Center for NC Art

There was a nice turnout for the PRINTED show at the Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art on Friday night (1/18). If you have any photos of the event please post them. The exhibition will be up until February 29th.


Our fearless leader Bill Fick is the proud curator of a brand new show called: Printed: Contemporary Prints and Books by North Carolina Artists. You can see it at the Green Hill Center for Art in Greensboro, NC from Jan 18th to Feb 29th.

We were happy to make the three hour drive to attend the opening, which was VERY well attended! The show looked great, and it was good to see old friends again.

Matt Liddle, Bill Fick and Ryan O'Malley

Beth Grabowski and Heather Muise

Scott Betz

Craig Malmrose and Matt Egan

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Opportunity for Printmakers

Prospectus for Entry – "The Illustrated Word"
April 4 – May 1, 2008

Art gallery Flanders 311 wishes to pair local writers with the Printmakers of North Carolina (PoNC) for an illustration exhibition to be held April 4 – May 1, 2008. In order to execute this exhibition, invited writers will be eligible to enter a self-contained story or poem for a PoNC member to later illustrate. The text must fit within the confines of an 8.5 x 11" sheet of paper with 1" margins. Texts are due to the curator by midnight of January 18, 2008 . Invited writers may also sponsor up to two student works in addition to or in lieu of submitting their own pieces. As thanks for participation, each writer will receive an unframed print of the illustration specific to his/her piece. All text copyrights will remain the possession of each individual author.

PoNC members and other invited illustrators will receive their specific texts on January 22, 2008 via email. Editions of at least two must be produced; one must go to the author, and the other must be available for sale at the exhibition, with the artist receiving 50% of any sales. If more than two prints are available within any edition, then the printmaker must make this clear on any pulled print. Prints cannot exceed 8.5 x 11". It will be the responsibility of each participating printmaker to deliver to the gallery the finished prints framed alongside the text. The deadline for this delivery is 6 p.m. of March 29, 2008. Frames may not exceed 20 x 24".

All participants are invited to attend the opening reception April 4, 2008, 6 – 9 p.m. at Flanders 311. Flanders 311 is located in downtown Raleigh at the 311 West Martin Street Galleries and Studios. Participants' family and friends are also welcome.

If you are interested and expect to participate in this project, please contact

Flanders Art Gallery
Attn: Illustrated Word
18 Seaboard Ave., Ste. 160
Raleigh, NC 27604

Any questions and concerns should be addressed to Lauren Turner at 919.834.5044 or