Women Printmakers of Austin is an organization dedicated to encouraging artists to actively pursue artistic expression through printmaking and to promote community through annual exhibits, regular meetings, and outreach projects. Our objective is to expand the audience for Fine Art Printmaking by increasing public awareness of historical traditions and contemporary techniques.
Events & Exhibitions
|1/22 - 2/15||Changing The Subject: The Women Artists of the Experimental Printmaking Institute
Changing The Subject: The Women Artists of the Experimental Printmaking Institute
January 21st until February 14thTalk & Reception: This Saturday, January 23rd Starting at 5pm
Bone Black Studio and Gallery is pleased to announce a new objective for its exhibitions in 2016. For her inaugural season as Gallery Director, Veronica Ceci has decided to emphasize the roots of our organization by scheduling a full year of exhibitions by self identified female artists who work on paper. Many are creating large scale work specifically for our space. The artists featured this year come to Bone Black from around the globe, and we hope you will assist us in welcoming them to Austin, TX by attending as many of our Saturday receptions as you can.
Our first exhibition on this schedule, and our featured show for PrintAustin is Changing The Subject: The Women Artists of the Experimental Printmaking Institute. Founded in 1996 as part of Lafayette College in Easton, PA, the Experimental Printmaking Institute (EPI) has had a special emphasis on publishing minority artists. The results of these print collaborations have been included in many important collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Bone Black Gallery is proud to host an exhibition focusing on the Women artists of EPI including work by Emma Amos, Holly Brigham, Nanette Carter, Elizabeth Catlett, Audrey Flack, Jana Van Hasselt, Grace Hartigan, Robin Holder, Kumi Korf, Lyn Lindemier, Maryann Miller, Karima Muyeas, Faith Ringgold, Priscilla Romero, Alison Saar and Kay WalkingStick. The work of these artists is for sale, and it is a rare chance to add them to your collection without having to visit the East Coast.
The exhibition will be on view from January 21st until February 14th. A talk will be given by EPI's founder, Curlee Raven Holton, at 5pm this Saturday, January 23rd, prior to the reception from 6-8pm. Attendance is free and open to the public, and snacks and refreshments will be served.
Bone Black Studio and Gallery is located in Canopy, 916 Springdale, 78702. We are between Sa-Ten Coffee Shop and The Modern Rocks Gallery. Bone Black is the physical space of the Women Printmakers of Austin, and is supported by The City Of Austin Division of Cultural Affairs and Women and Their Work Gallery. Changing The Subject: The Women Artists of the Experimental Printmaking Institute is also supported by Wexel Art, Lafayette College and The EPI.
Exhibition DetailsWhen: January 21st until February 14th
Talk by EPI's founder, Curlee Raven Holton at 5pm this Saturday, January 23rd
Opening Reception this Saturday, January 23rd from 6-8pm
Location: WPA Bone Black Studio, Canopy, 916 Springdale Road, Bldg. 3, #102
Shout OutsWexel Art
The Experimental Printmaking Institute
|2/1 - 3/6||Howson Library Exhibit
Howson Library Exhibit
During PrintAustin the WPA trade portfolio for 2016 will be exhibited at the Howson Library.
Howson Branch Library
Austin, TX 78703
Dates: Feb 1 - March 6, 2016
With a printmaking demo on Saturday, March 5th, 2-4:pm
|2/19 - 3/13||Into The Fold: Francine K Affourtit
Into The Fold: Francine K Affourtit
February 19th - March 13th
Francine Kay Affourtit is a Philadelphia based artist, educator and arts organizer. Affourtit's practice converges at the intersection of language, systems, and the methodology of printmaking as a means for developing structures where chance and control can dance in a rhythmic duet. The artist's studio work concentrates on re-thinking the applications of printmaking to create sculptural installations and unique constructions from woodcuts. Harnessing the serendipity inherent in the printmaking process and the unique mark-making of wood, Affourtit seeks to investigate the intricacy of visual comprehension by giving form to ideas waiting for their language.
Affourtit comes to Bone Black on the heels of her Traveling Suitcase Installation Project (TSIP). TSIP was created during a residency in Dundee, Scotland, and traveled to London, Paris, Venice and Berlin. Affourtit is creating a site specific large scale woodcut for Bone Black's main wall and will be offering a workshop while she is visiting Austin.
An opening reception will be held on Saturday, February 20th from 7-9 pm.
|3/17 - 4/30||Paper Jam II Juried Show
Paper Jam II Juried Show
Paper Jam II
A Juried exhibition at Bone Black Print Studio and Gallery, Austin, TX.
Sponsored by the Women Printmakers of Austin
Deadline: Sunday, February 28th, 2015, at 11:59pm
Exhibition Dates: March 17th-April 24th
Juror: Recent Huntington Art Prize recipient Gary Uribe instructs in printmaking at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Eligibility: Open to all artists 18 and older. Submissions must be original works on paper, including but not limited to, drawing, watercolor, ink, digital, intaglio, lithographic, photographic, relief, serigraphic, monotype and stencil processes. Works combining printmaking with hand work are especially encouraged. Reproductions of pre-existing works are not eligible. All submitted works must be no larger than 30x22” .
Display: Bone Black Gallery has a partnership with Wexel Art and uses their display systems. Works accepted into Paper Jam II should be sent to the gallery unframed and will be prepared for display here.
Works Accepted: Results of the selection process will be emailed to all entrants the first week of March. Each print selected for exhibition must be received by the Bone Black Print Studio and Gallery no later than March 14th, 2016. Delivery instructions for shipment will accompany notification of acceptance. All works of art must be shipped in reusable containers and delivered by hand or commercial carrier directly to the forthcoming delivery address. Bone Black Print Studio and Gallery will not be responsible for damage to, loss or deterioration of any work while in transit. Artist is responsible for costs of shipping. Return shipping label is to be included with work. Bone Black Studio and Gallery has the right to reject any work that does not meet quality standards for the exhibit, or is not identical to work juried from digital images.
Images: Each artist may submit up to three works, represented in a digital format (jpeg preferred) with a resolution of a minimum of 300 dpi at 4 x 5 inches or 1200 x 1500 pixels. By entering this exhibition each artist grants consent for the use of submitted images for reproduction in print and online for publicity and for educational purposes.
Entry Fee: A $30 (nonrefundable) entry fee permits each artist to submit up to three works on paper. Artist understands application fee does not guarantee acceptance into the exhibition and is non refundable.
Sales: The sale of work in the exhibition will be promoted. A commission of 40% will be retained from the sale price.
Liability: All work will be handled with the utmost care. However, Bone Black Print Studio and Gallery will not be responsible for loss or damage. Artist is responsible for all insurance needs for their work.
The artist-applicant does hereby release, forever discharge, and hold harmless Bone Black Print Studio and Gallery and Women Printmakers of Austin of and from all actions, suits, damages, or claims whatsoever arising from any loss theft, or damage to any property of the undersigned while in the possession or supervision of the exhibition, its agents, representatives or employees and hereby consents to enforcement of all Paper Jam exhibition rules and conditions of the exhibition. The applicant considers this application a commitment to exhibit the work accepted and understands and agrees to abide by the policies outlined in this prospectus. The applicant agrees that images submitted for jurying are representative of wholly original works by the applicant to be displayed at Bone Black Print Studio and Gallery, if accepted. The applicant agrees that the work does not infringe upon or violate the rights of any third party with respect to any copyright, trade secret, trademark, patent or other proprietary or personal right held by any such third party.
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|5/6 - 5/30||Heraa Khan
Coming to Bone Black directly from a residency at Vyt in New York, Heraa Khan hails from Lahore, Pakistan where she specializes in traditional Persian miniature painting. Khan is a graduate of the National College of Arts, the only college in the world that offers a degree in the Mughal atelier system. It is a technique full of ritual. Artists take off their shoes before entering the studio and sit on the floor against a wall, supporting their painting boards on their knees. Khan also makes her own brushes from squirrel hair. These historical aspects of the technique are contrasted with Khan's depiction of person's interacting with modern objects. These small works on paper reflect the state of our world, where the ancient and contemporary meet daily.
A reception will be held for the artist on Saturday, May 7th from 7-9pm. Khan will also be offering a workshop while she is in Austin.
|7/1 - 7/24||Kristina Hagman 35 Views Of Mt Ranier
Kristina Hagman 35 Views Of Mt Ranier
Drawing inspiration from the work of Hokusai, Kristina Hagman’s woodcut suite 35 Views of Mt Ranier presents a breadth of color and texture through which to appreciate the American landscape. The entire suite will be displayed along with selected works from her new series, West Coast From Canada to Mexico. Hagman, currently based in California, studied with Richard Diebenkorn at the Santa Fe Institute of Art and Design in New Mexico and is currently co-president of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society. The artist's visit to Austin will also coincide with the tour for her upcoming book, The Eternal Party, exploring her relationship with her father, actor Larry Hagman.
Reception for the artist to be announced.
|7/29 - 8/22||Eranah Davies
Eranah Davies will be doing an allegorical exploration of her own experience with physical trauma and recovery through in situ wall collage during her visit from Cleveland. By experimenting with aleatoric processes, Davies creates whimsical and playful work, through which thoughts that have apparently just been developed are manifested. Her works reference recognizable forms and symbols through collage and drawing which are most often embedded in a matrix of abstraction.
A reception for the artist will take place on Saturday, July 30th from 7pm-9pm.
|2/21||Visiting Artist Francine Affourtit: Collaborative Relief Printing - Working Large
Visiting Artist Francine Affourtit: Collaborative Relief Printing - Working Large
Developing large-scale works can be a daunting task. This workshop will teach you the process of producing large-scale works by working collaboratively with your classmates to create a multi-block print. By working together, we can create while learning. Each student will design and carve one 10”x10” woodblock which become part of a larger print we will produce together. By tackling each step in the process in this one-day workshop, students will have the opportunity to test and trouble-shoot the technique while taking part in a fun and low-pressure community project. Following this workshop, students will gain the knowledge, skills and hopefully inspiration to produce large-scale works on your own. The workshop will also address basic carving techniques as well as using and mixing inks for relief prints. Stencils and other techniques to add layers to your print will also be introduced.
This course is suitable for all levels. Individual attention from the instructor will allow each student to maximize their potential for this project based on their current level of expertise.
To learn more about the artist: http://www.francinekaffourtit.com/
|3/5||Intro to Relief Printmaking Part II w/ Deborah McLouth
Intro to Relief Printmaking Part II w/ Deborah McLouth
Part II: Saturday, March 5th 1:00-3:00
How to make a relief print using barrens and etching press. Relief printing demonstration with different papers and opportunity for participants to print a prepared plate. Don't worry if you missed Part I, you can jump right in.
Open to all ages and skill levels. If you would like to make your own relief print, please bring a prepared plate. Otherwise, no materials are required.
Cost: $15 if you plan to print. $10 if you just want to attend without printing.
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