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

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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Printshop Benefit Sale 2013

Tue Mar 05, 2013 00:00 - Sun Mar 17, 2013

New York, New York
United States of America

March 5 - 17

Reception: Wednesday, March 13, from 6-9pm
at the Lower East Side Printshop
306 West 37th Street, 6th floor, between 8th and 9th Avenues

Snatch up outstanding prints by outstanding contemporary artists! Deep discounts will be offered on over 50 limited editions and unique prints.

The Printshop Benefit Sale is a special event that ensures our residency programs for artists are well funded and offer a high level of service. The exhibition and sale will remain on view through March 17.

Proceeds support the Printshop's services to contemporary artists of all creative backgrounds, including free access to professional studio space, stipends, master printer support, and career advancement services.

Through exhibitions, publications, and educational programming the Printshop promotes better understanding and appreciation of printmaking and contemporary art. Serving more than 160 artists annually, the Printshop is the largest residency program for printmaking in the US and serves a growing, broad, and diverse audience of artists, arts professionals, students, and the general public.

Exhibition hours: Monday - Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday - Sunday, 12pm-6pm; free and open to the public.

We thank our media sponsors
The Art Dossier, Art in America, Art in Print, BOMB Magazine, Brooklyn Magazine, IDIOM, and re-title.com.

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, a state agency, 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, Greenwall Foundation, Jerome Foundation, New York Community Trust - Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund, PECO Foundation, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and our generous patrons and members.

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

Lower East Side Printshop
306 W. 37th Street, 6th floor
New York, NY 10018

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Fri Mar 01, 2013 06:00

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 Friday, March 1, 2013 for residencies that begin on April 1, 2013. 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

• 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, 2013
Apply online: http://printshop.org/web/Create/KeyholderResidences/application.html

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


Lower East Side Printshop Winter/Spring 2013 Class Catalogue

Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:50

New York, New York
United States of America


with Roni Henning
6 weeks, 6-9 pm
Fee: $425

Session I: Tuesdays, January 15 – February 19, 2013
Session II: Wednesdays, April 3 – May 8, 2013

Explore the wide range of screenprinting 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 table and exposure unit to shoot screens. Topics will include screen preparation, color separation for multi-plate prints, correct color mixing, registration, screen monoprinting, editioning, and basic methods of printing onto t-shirts.

with Lisa Mackie
8 weeks, Wednesdays, 6-9pm
February 6 – March 27, 2013
Fee: $520

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.

with Sarah Nicole Phillips
6 weeks, Mondays, 6-9pm
March 4 – April 8, 2013
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.

with Sheila Goloborotko
6 weeks, Tuesdays, 6-9pm
April 16 – May 21, 2013
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.

with Erik Hougen
6 weeks, Wednesdays, 6-9pm
May 15 – July 2, 2013 (Last class will be on Tuesday)
Fee: $520

Explore the rich and incredibly diverse possibilities of intaglio printing. This course aims to provide students with a mastery of basic intaglio techniques as well as an overview of historical and contemporary approaches to the medium. We will work through five fundamental intaglio processes: hard ground, soft ground, 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. The 8-week course is suited for beginners and also offers intermediate students deeper exploration of the medium.


Hank Willis Thomas: Fair Warning, Cigarette Texts

Wed Nov 07, 2012 00:00 - Thu Feb 28, 2013

New York, New York
United States of America


ON VIEW: 11/7/2012 - 2/28/2013

Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday - Sunday 12pm - 6pm

Hank Willis Thomas appropriates text from cigarette ads of the 60s, 70s, and 80s, in his Fair Warning suite of screenprints with carborundum flocking produced at the Printshop and first shown at Jack Shainman Gallery. Jack Shainman release: http://www.jackshainman.com/exhibitions.html



Wed Nov 07, 2012 15:10 - Thu Feb 28, 2013

New York, New York
United States of America

Lower East Side Printshop is pleased to announce the publication of four new editions by Sebastiaan Bremer. The suite To Joy was inspired by Friedrich Schiller’s Ode to Joy. Bremer used his 1972 family vacation photographs to create an atmosphere of profound peace and optimism. Bremer’s technique is to enhance the surface quality with hand painting and mirrors, and by removing and replacing cut-outs. His whimsy approach creates a more harmonious mood in the family album images, while also suggesting nostalgia for times past.

Sebastiaan Bremer created To Joy: Heavenly The Sanctuary, To Joy: Universal Time Machine, To Joy: Nature’s Bosom, and To Joy: The Good Spirit as part of the Printshop’s exclusive Publishing Residency, working with printers Erik Hougen and James Miller. The large-scale archival inkjet, hand panting, and collage prints measure 36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm), unframed, printed in editions of 10, and are priced at $4,000. To Joy: The Good Spirit measures 24 x 24 inches (61 x 61 cm), unframed, is an unnumbered edition of 5, and is priced at $3,000.

SEBASTIAAN BREMER (b. 1970 Amsterdam, The Netherlands; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) attended the open studio program at the Vrije Academie in The Hague from 1989 until 1991. He received the Werkbeurs Grant from FBKVB in Holland and moved to New York in 1992. In 2001 he had a solo debut Veronica at Roebling Hall, New York. Solo exhibitions include Edwynn Houk Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland; Hales Gallery, London, UK; Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany; James Fuentes, New York, NY; BravinLee Programs, New York, NY; Hales Gallery, London, UK; and Mia Sundberg Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden. His work is part of many collections including The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; the Berger Collection, Zurich, Switzerland; and the Rabobank collection, The Netherlands. His work has been featured in many publications and was the subject of two monographs.