Lower East Side Printshop
Since 2009
Works in New York United States of America

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BIO
The Lower East Side Printshop, established in 1968, is a New York City non-profit art center that supports contemporary artists of all creative backgrounds by offering them studio space, career services, and expertise in printmaking to develop new work. Artists can experiment, explore new ideas, and collaborate with experienced master printers to create important new work and broaden their practice in a supportive and professional environment. In addition, a diverse audience of art enthusiasts and professionals alike can learn about and collect prints in our classes, lectures, and exhibitions.

The Printshop is the largest openly accessible print studio in the city. It offers independent and collaborative residencies for artists, free and fee-based, contract printing services for small and large publishers, educational opportunities in all aspects of the print field and at all levels of expertise, and affordable collecting opportunities. The Printshop supports innovation and experimentation with the medium, and promotes non-toxic materials and processes.
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OPPORTUNITY

Call for Artists: Keyholder Residency Program


Deadline:
Sat Mar 01, 2014 00:00

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

The Lower East Side Printshop, NY offers emerging artists with FREE year-long studio residencies to develop new work and foster their artistic careers. The application deadline is March 1, 2014 for residencies that begin on April 1, 2014. Printmaking facilities are available for intaglio, relief, monoprint, waterbased silkscreen, digital processes, and other techniques that employ the tools at hand.

Keyholders work independently in the Printshop’s shared Artists’ Studio and have access to a vibrant community of peers. Artists from all disciplines are eligible to apply; printmaking skills are not required, but some familiarity with the medium is recommended. Basic instruction in printmaking and some Master Printer assistance is included in the program.

Participation is limited and competitive. Applications are evaluated by a panelist of seasoned artists, curators, critics, and art professionals based on the quality of submitted artwork. Artists currently without a studio space are encouraged to apply.

Keyholder Residency includes:
• 24-hour studio access
• $1,000 stipend
• storage space
• basic supplies (newsprint, blotters, solvents, cleaners)
• one free class in printmaking and consultations with Master Printers
• 20% discount on all Printshop classes
• free career development workshops
• free digital documentation of selected works produced during the residency
• inclusion in the Printshop's permanent collection
• opportunities to show new work in exhibitions presented by the Printshop

"Even beyond the technical learning and the facilities, having the support of the staff, the monthly emails, the workshops, salons, being a part of the Printshop community in general has had such a positive effect on my studio practice. That support has helped me stay more motivated, more productive, more engaged, and has helped me grow as an artist." Naomi Reis, Keyholder Resident, October 2011 - September 2012

Eligibility:
• Only legal US residents may apply (i.e., Social Security cardholders)
• Students enrolled in any kind of degree program at the time of the residency are not eligible
• Keyholder Residencies are limited to emerging artists only. The Printshop defines emerging artists as under-recognized and under-represented artists in early stages in their careers

DEADLINE: March 1, 2014
Apply online: http://printshop.org/web/Create/KeyholderResidences/application.html

Please go to http://www.printshop.org/web/Create/KeyholderResidences/index.html
for more information, or email Christine Walia, Programs Director at Christine@printshop.org


OPPORTUNITY

PRINTMAKING CLASSES


Deadline:
Tue Mar 04, 2014 00:00

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

PRINTMAKING CLASSES

The Printshop’s classes are open to beginners to discover the world of printmaking, artists interested in exploring new techniques, and avid printmakers too. Our instructors are accomplished artists and experienced master printers who offer technical expertise and creative advice to help turn your ideas into beautiful prints. All tools, basic materials, and additional free studio hours are included at no cost!

Visit our website http://printshop.org or call 212-673-5390 for registration. And, visit us for a studio tour before signing up.

INTRO TO SCREENPRINTING
with Roni Henning
6 weeks, Thursdays, 6-9 pm
January 16 – February 20
Fee: $425

Explore the wide range of techniques in this versatile medium. Silkscreen allows you to easily print hand-drawn, photographic, and digital imagery on paper, fabric, and other surfaces in a variety of colors. You will create handmade and photographic stencils and learn to use a vacuum press and exposure unit to expose screens. Topics will include screen preparation, color separation for multi-screen prints, correct color mixing, registration, screen monoprinting, editioning, and basic methods of printing onto t-shirts. Artists should bring ideas and/or images to the first session.

INTAGLIO
with Erik Hougen
6 weeks, Tuesdays, 6-9pm
January 21 – February 25
Fee: $395

Explore the rich and incredibly diverse possibilities of intaglio printing. This course aims to provide students with a strong command of essential intaglio techniques as well as an overview of historical and contemporary approaches to the medium. We will work through five fundamental intaglio processes: hard and soft ground etching, aquatint, sugarlift, and spitbite. While learning these fundamental techniques, you will develop two or three images and discuss issues in contemporary art with specific emphasis on printmaking. You will work on a copper plate with etching tools, and print on an intaglio press, as well as explore variations of color printing and chine collé.

RELIEF PRINTMAKING
with Justin Sanz
4 weeks, Wednesdays, 6-9pm
February 12 – March 5
$275

This course will introduce you to various methods of creating woodcut and linocut prints. This direct and versatile process is one of the oldest methods of printing. Learn how to prepare wood and linoleum blocks, carve images by hand, apply ink with rollers, and print by hand and on the press using oil based inks. Also covered will be methods for creating images with multiple blocks and colors, reduction printing, and alternative techniques.

SOLAR PLATE ETCHING
with Mark Herschede
4 weeks, Thursdays, 6-9pm
February 27 – March 20
Fee: $275

Solar plate is the safest and quickest method for creating photographic imagery in etching. Also known as photopolymer etching, this is an easy and innovative way to create intaglio and photo etchings without the use of acid and other harmful chemicals. Hand-drawn, photo-based, or digital images are exposed onto light-sensitive polymer plates, which are developed in water and printed on an etching press.
*This class uses only Akua Water-based non-toxic inks.

COLLAGE / ADHESIVES
With Justin Israels
March 3 – March 24, 2014
4 weeks, Mondays, 6-9pm
Fee: $275

This intensive workshop will de-mystify the world of adhesives. We will learn about and how to use traditional and modern adhesives with a focus on selecting the right adhesive for the right material and application. If you are collaging or mounting to paper, wood, metal, or cloth we will personalize and devise a glueing system that works for your practice.

INTRO TO SCREENPRINTING
with Roni Henning
6 weeks, Tuesdays, 6-9 pm
March 4 – April 8
Fee: $425

Explore the wide range of techniques in this versatile medium. Silkscreen allows you to easily print hand-drawn, photographic, and digital imagery on paper, fabric, and other surfaces in a variety of colors. You will create handmade and photographic stencils and learn to use a vacuum press and exposure unit to expose screens. Topics will include screen preparation, color separation for multi-screen prints, correct color mixing, registration, screen monoprinting, editioning, and basic methods of printing onto t-shirts. Artists should bring ideas and/or images to the first session.



EVENT

What Say You? Curated by Dexter Wimberly


Dates:
Thu Dec 19, 2013 00:00 - Sun Jan 26, 2014

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America



What Say You?
Curated by Dexter Wimberly
Reception: Thursday, December 19, from 6 – 8pm

Exhibition Dates: November 21 – January 26
Hours: Weekdays from 10am – 6pm, and weekends from 12 - 6pm
Free and open to the public

Lower East Side Printshop is pleased to present What Say You? guest curated by Dexter Wimberly. The exhibition will be on view at the Printshop from November 21 – January 26, 2014 with a public reception on Thursday, December 19, from 6-8pm.

What Say You? is an exhibition that explores the potent intersection of politics, technology, and consumerism. The 9 artists featured in What Say You? find inspiration from the modern media landscape - a rich depository of content. In an increasingly globalized world, the distinction between cultures and the meaning of things once perceived clear has become grey. Depending on your perspective, this blurring of the line between our shared human experience and our individual lives may be cause for alarm or celebration… What Say You?

Artist, Rachael Abrams’ Languages speaks to varied forms of communication. In her work each word of a sentence is assigned a color, illustrating how it is a distinct component of the statement. Words are then rearranged, thereby changing the very message delivered. Through her play on words, Abrams explores the cyclical way that communication can facilitate or create an obstacle in knowing people. Megan Berk’s prints are an attempt to capture an imperfect encounter with grace in a domestic setting. Her work acknowledges the complexity of beauty, and the reality that coming face-to-face with those complexities draws us further in, closer to its core. Rebecca Bird’s work deals with traumatic events, such as a car crash, in a detached way. Her printmaking technique imbues otherwise difficult subject matter with subtleness and nostalgia.

Andrew Chan depicts carnival-like scenes with a cast of recurring characters drawn from childhood memories, popular consumer culture, religious iconography, and news headlines. Using a frenetic web of lines and colors strange beings loom and merge in and around their surroundings. Through work based on real and imagined places, artist Gisela Insuaste explores the intersection of architecture, topography, and memory. She explores the physical, emotional and politically charged places we live in, while questioning our individual and shared cultural space and identity.

Raul Martinez mines media detritus as primary source material. Martinez uses junk emails, personal classified ads, sex offender registries, and election campaign mailings to interrogate the ways ideology enters the collective consciousness and the impact of mass media on social relations. Heeseop Yoon’s work deals with memory and perception within cluttered spaces by photographing and then re-interpreting interiors such as basements, workshops, and storage spaces. Her work documents places where everything is jumbled and time becomes ambiguous without the presence of people. Prints by artist, So Yoon Lym are inspired by the Aboriginal stories and visions of creation. Each braided hair pattern is a woven map of the ancient universe, a topographical perspective of the physical world in pattern: valleys, mountains, forests, oceans, rivers, and streams. The braid patterns record journeys to the present, and cartographical longings, a personal record remembering and communicating their pre-historical beginnings. Jennifer Mack’s print, What To Do? expresses the conformities of society that isolate individuals through drawn borderlines. In Musical Rage she depicts how African American woman are exploited to depict malicious characters on reality television and media. Using hand-drawn images and sheet music she documents how media and popular culture flood us with stereotypical or idealistic perceptions. She further investigates the complexities of being a woman, beauty, relationships, body image, power, and personal struggle.

About the Curator
Contemporary art curator and entrepreneur, Dexter Wimberly, was born and raised in Brooklyn. Curatorially, Wimberly focuses on contemporary urban history. “I love art that reflects our times, and I am excited to be in the position to work with artists who are shaping contemporary culture and bringing the beauty of under-exposed aspects of modern life to a greater public. I feel that this is my calling within the arts.” A passionate collector and supporter of the arts, Wimberly has personally exhibited the work of more than 100 individual artists. Dexter Wimberly also maintains a critical dialogue with emerging artists throughout the world by way of exhibitions, public programs, and lectures at galleries and institutions such as Mixed Greens Gallery, Driscoll Babcock Galleries, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Brooklyn Historical Society, the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA), The Savannah College of Art and Design, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and The Brooklyn Arts Council.

Lower East Side Printshop's programs have been supported in part by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Private supporters have included: Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Ford Foundation – Good Neighbor Committee, ICAP/John Nixon, Jerome Foundation, New York Community Trust, PECO Foundation, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and our generous patrons and members.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

We thank our volunteers, friends, members, and patrons for their dedication, support, and generosity.

Image Caption: Heeseop Yoon, Still-life #30, 2013 Digital print collage on Paper, 20"x 60"


OPPORTUNITY

Fall Printmaking Classes!


Deadline:
Tue Nov 12, 2013 14:50

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

PRINTSHOP CLASSES

Looking for a creative outlet this fall? Join our community and have fun making prints in the studio!
This season we will offer instruction in Relief Printmaking, Intro to Printmaking, an intro class to Monoprint, Intaglio, and Relief, Intro to Screenprinting for All, Solar Plate Etching, and Intro to Screenprinting for Visual Artists.

Our classes are appropriate for beginners, artists, and anyone interested in exploring new artmaking techniques. Instructors are accomplished artists and experienced master printers who offer technical expertise and creative advice to help turn your ideas into beautiful prints. All tools, basic materials, and additional free studio hours are included at no cost!

Please follow the provided link for more class information and online registration: http://printshop.org/web/Learn/Classes/Catalogue.html

INTRO TO PRINTMAKING
with Lisa Mackie
5 weeks, Mondays, 6-9pm
October 21 – November 18
Fee: $350

This course provides a broad introduction to 3 basic printmaking processes. Learn about intaglio techniques by creating a drypoint and etching, create unique prints with monoprint and carve blocks for relief printing. Important techniques used in all printmaking processes, such as paper tearing, ink modification, chine colle, registration, and printing multiple color plates, will also be covered.
* This class uses only Akua Water-based non-toxic inks.

SOLAR PLATE ETCHING
with Mark Herschede
6 weeks, Tuesdays, 6-9pm
October 1 – November 5
Fee: $395

Solar plate is the safest and quickest method for creating photographic imagery in etching. Also known as photopolymer etching, this is an easy and innovative way to create intaglio and photo etchings without the use of acid and other harmful chemicals. Hand-drawn, photo-based, or digital images are exposed onto light-sensitive polymer plates, which are developed in water and printed on an etching press.
*This class uses only Akua Water-based non-toxic inks.

INTRO TO SCREENPRINTING
with Roni Henning
6 weeks, Thursdays, 6-9 pm
October 10 – November 14
Fee: $425

Explore the wide range of techniques in this versatile medium. Silkscreen allows you to easily print hand-drawn, photographic, and digital imagery on paper, fabric, and other surfaces in a variety of colors. You will create handmade and photographic stencils and learn to use a vacuum press and exposure unit to expose screens. Topics will include screen preparation, color separation for multi-screen prints, correct color mixing, registration, screen monoprinting, editioning, and basic methods of printing onto t-shirts. Artists should bring ideas and/or images to the first session.

MONOTYPE
with Sarah Nicole Phillips
6 weeks, Wednesdays, 6-9pm
November 6 – 20; December 4 – 18
Fee: $395

This comprehensive workshop will introduce you to one of the most liberating forms of printmaking, with an emphasis on experimentation and creativity. Learn to create innovative one-of-a-kind prints using drawing, painting and collage. Explore color mixing, brushwork, ghost images, chine colle, stencils and unique tools to create unique prints. We will pull highly developed monotypes by hand and with the aid of a press.
*This class uses only Akua Water-based non-toxic inks.

INTAGLIO
with Erik Hougen
6 weeks, Tuesdays, 6-9pm
November 12 – December 17
Fee: $395

Explore the rich and incredibly diverse possibilities of intaglio printing. This course aims to provide students with a strong command of essential intaglio techniques as well as an overview of historical and contemporary approaches to the medium. We will work through five fundamental intaglio processes: hard and soft ground etching, aquatint, sugarlift, and spitbite. While learning these fundamental techniques, you will develop two or three images and discuss issues in contemporary art with specific emphasis on printmaking. You will work on a copper plate with etching tools, and print on an intaglio press, as well as explore variations of color printing and chine collé.



EVENT

Roses By Other Names


Dates:
Wed Sep 18, 2013 15:45 - Sun Nov 17, 2013

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

For Immediate Release
September 2013

Contact: Christine Walia
212 673-5390 ext 13
christine@printshop.org

Roses By Other Names
Curated by Jaishri Abichandani
Reception: Wednesday, September 25, 6-8 pm

Exhibition Dates: September 18 – November 17, 2013
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday – Sunday, 12 - 6pm. Free and open to the public.

Lower East Side Printshop is pleased to present Roses By Other Names guest curated by artist Jaishri Abichandani. The exhibition will be on view at the Printshop from September 18 – November 17, 2013 with a public reception on Wednesday, September 25, from 6-8pm.

Roses By Other Names includes divergent works by artists exploring the relationship of printmaking to photography, painting, and sculpture, and the slippage between text and image. The works in the exhibition quote photography by exaggerating pixels to the verge of abstraction or destruction (Megan Berk, Jay Zehngebot, and Gary Michaels); displace associative meanings between text and images (Teresa Lundgren and Rachael Abrams); or produce deeply intuitive works with embedded narratives and painterly overtones (Irena Pejovic and Ali Medina). Emily Noelle Lambert also presents whimsical representational portraiture and cityscapes that at first glance appear to be paintings; while Felix Plaza’s intricate cut-outs of garments and Liz Zanis’ necklace take a sculptural approach to extending the printmaking process out of traditional realms. The exhibition title refers to the works presented by Teresa Lundgren and Megan Berk, the diversity of artists within the exhibition and printmaking as the unifying activity behind all the works.

About the Artists

RACHAEL ABRAMS (b. 1982, Inverness, CA; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) received her BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Exhibitions include Pop Up Gallery, New York, NY; Galleria Esther Montoriol, Barcelona, Spain; and ARSPACE GALLERY, Santa Cruz, CA. She is the recipient of The Robert Sillins Foundation Travel, Research, and Prject Grant and the Irwin Foundation for the Arts Grant.

MEGAN BERK (b. 1979, Los Angeles, CA; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) received her MFA from Pratt Institute and BA from New York University. Select exhibitions include solo shows at Recession Art, Brooklyn, NY and Salena Gallery, Long Island University, New York, NY; and group shows at RAC Gallery, New York, NY; Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York, NY; Bowman/Bloom Gallery, New York, NY; and Brenda Taylor Gallery, New York, NY.

EMILY NOELLE LAMBERT (b. 1975, Pittsburgh, PA; lives and works in Queens, NY) received her MFA from Hunter College and BA from Antioch College. Solo exhibitions include Lu Manus, New York, NY; Regina Rex, Brooklyn, NY;and Priska Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY. Select group exhibitions include Asya Geisburg Gallery, New York, NY; Brian Morris Gallery, New York, NY; and Abrons Art Center, New York, NY. Lambert is the recipient of several residencies including Yaddo Foundation in Saratoga Springs, NY and Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT.

TERESA LUNDGREN (b. 1987, Chicago, IL; lives and works in New York, NY and Dubai, UAE) received her BA from Fort Lewis College. Lundgren teaches high school art and epistemology in Dubai and focuses on making her own artwork during the summer. Her work has been included in several group exhibitions in the Main Gallery and Exit Gallery at Fort Lewis College. Typically working with linocuts, Lundgren has taken the opportunity to explore screenprinting at the Printshop.

ALI MEDINA (b. 1990, Brooklyn, NY; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) received her BA from Bard College. Select exhibitions include a solo exhibition at a pop up space, Brooklyn, NY; and group exhibitions at Essie Green Galleries, Harlem, NY and Brooklyn, NY. She has worked in several printshops and has been exploring monoprinting while in residence at the Printshop.

GARY MICHAELS (b. 1943, Bronx, NY; lives and works in New York, NY and Vero Beach, FL) founded Gemini Rising, a seminal poster company from the 60s and was the publisher of Portfolio Five which is included in 9 museum collections including Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; and Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian, Washington, DC. He has been a photographer for the past 45 years and is currently working on a series of Muhammad Ali portraits while in residence at the Printshop.

IRENA PEJOVIC (b. 1981, Gevgelija, Macedonia; lives and works in Cranford, NJ) received her BFA from Montclair State University and is an MFA candidate there as well. Recent solo exhibitions include Right Angle Gallery, Hoboken, NJ; Gallery MC, New York, NY; and Pop-Up Gallery at the Monroe Arts Center, Hoboken, NJ. Select group exhibitions include Galerija Karas, Zagreb, Croatia; West Windsor Art Center, Princeton, NJ; Printmaking Center of New Jersey, Branchburg, NJ; Lana Santorelli Gallery, Hoboken, NJ; Box Heart Gallery, Pittsburgh, NJ, The Artist’s Society, Gevgelija Macedonia; and Culture Center, Negotino, Macedonia. Pejovic was awarded the 2013 Step Beyond Travel Grant from the European Cultural Foundation.

FELIX PLAZA (b. 1946, Santurce, Puerto Rico; lives and works in New York, NY) received a Fine Art Certificate from New York Phoenix School of Design. Select solo and group exhibitions include Exit Art, New York, NY; 2B Gallery, Budapest, Hungary; Dieu Donne, New York, NY; Brooklyn Public Library, NY; and Donnell Library, NY. He is a former participant of Printline Exchange Residency, Belgrade, Yugoslavia and has work included in many private collections.

LIZ ZANIS (b. 1980, Morristown, NJ; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) received her BA from Rhode Island School of Design. Recent group exhibitions include Camel Art Space, Brooklyn, NY; C.G. Boerner, New York, NY; International Print Center New York, NY; Islip Art Museum, NY; and Queens Museum of Art, NY. She is the recipient of Swing Space Residency, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; Geraldine R. Dodge Residency; Women's Studio Workshop Residency; the Printshop’s Keyholder Residency; and is included in collections of Cleveland Institute of Art and The Center of Book Arts.

JAY ZEHNGEBOT (b. 1984, Albany, NY; lives in New York, NY) received his BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and is a Master of Professional Studies candidate at NYU. His solo debut was at RK Projects in Providence, RI. Select group exhibitions include Bushwick Print Lab, Brooklyn, NY; Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL; and Cairo Gallery, Seattle, WA. He is a founding member of AS220 Community Print Shop in Providence, RI.

About the Curator

JAISHRI ABICHANDANI was born in Bombay, India and immigrated to New York City in 1984. She received her MFA from Goldsmiths College, University of London and has continued to intertwine art and activism in her career, founding the South Asian Women's Creative Collective, http://www.sawcc.org, in New York and London. She has exhibited her work internationally at various venues including MoMa PS1, the Queens Museum of Art, and Exit Art in New York, the 798 Beijing Biennial and the Guangzhou Triennial in China, Nature Morte, & Gallery Chemould in India, the IVAM in Valencia, Spain and the House of World Cultures in Berlin, Germany. Jaishri served as the Founding Director of Public Events and Projects from 2003-6 at the Queens Museum of Art where she co-curated Fatal Love: South Asian American Art Now and Queens International 2006 Everything All at Once. Other international curatorial projects include Her Stories, The Emo Show, Stargazing, Shapeshifters and Aliens, Anomalies. Abichandani's work is included in the Burger Collection and the Saatchi Collection amongst others.

Lower East Side Printshop's programs have been supported in part by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Private supporters have included: Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Ford Foundation - Good Neighbor Committee, ICAP/John Nixon, Jerome Foundation, New York Community Trust, PECO Foundation, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and our generous patrons and members.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

This program is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

This program is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

We thank our volunteers, friends, members, and patrons for their dedication, support, and generosity.