Monday, April 14, 2014

New Residency led by Helen Frederick: Exploring Hand Papermaking - Western and Oriental


Helen Frederick making paper in Detroit

Exploring Hand Papermaking - Western and Oriental
May 30-June 1 
30, 31, 1  

led by Helen Frederick; artist, curator, and professor

From paper formation to the computer, artists are now blending various techniques for acquiring form, layering and color. This workshop is seen as shared exploration between the participants to mine ideas for hand papermaking as an art form. Sheet forming with aspects of translucency, pulp painting, watermarking and the use of inclusions in the paper will be explored.(instructor will bring various examples and give a PowerPoint talk). Students should come prepared for exploring wet paper pulp and resources from their sketchbook and personal experience to create their works. Bring some preliminary found materials like collage elements, found textures, memorials and the like. Also bring personal concepts that you would like to develop or discuss as trouble shooting during the workshop.

Workshop Timeline
Day One:
-Introductions and greetings
-Introduction to the history and process of traditional hand papermaking
-Cooking and beating Japanese fibers
-Tutorial on sheet formation and technique
-Production of handmade paper sheets
- Board drying

Day Two:
- Discuss selection of materials for Western Papermaking
- Tutorial on coloring paper pulp
- Tutorial hand pulled paper sheet formation
- Press, dry and complete western papermaking process

Day Three:
- Sharing of completed sheets of hand pulled paper to be used in further individual explorations
- Combining Western and Oriental sheet forming
- Press, dry and complete combined papermaking process
- Final questions and answers – brainstorming future concepts
 
Cost:
•For a group of 8: $250/ day per artist.
•For a group of 4: $300/ day per artist. 
 
*All studio materials included. Lunch provided.

•Maximum of 8 artists
•We are located at 2338 Eutaw Place Baltimore, MD 21217

Contact:
Soledad Salamé

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Open Studio @ SPS

Thank you to all that made it to our Open Studio. Despite the weather we had a great turn out.








Monday, February 10, 2014

Save the Date! : Open Studio @ Sol Print Studios


Open Studio at Sol Print Studios

March 30th 11:00am - 4:00pm
2338 Eutaw Place
Light fare and refreshments by Azafran Café
RSVP to solsa1@verizon.net

We are excited to host an afternoon Open Studio at Sol Print Studios.  Since 2009 SPS has been working with artists, primarily in solar etching and other experimental printmaking techniques. In the year ahead we will continue to expand our programs. If you have been curious about our print-shop, the artwork that is created in our studio, meeting the artists that have worked with us or taking our mini-residencies, this is perfect opportunity to get to know us. We hope to see you on March 30th. Kindly RSVP if you are planning to attend.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Residencies Announced for 2014

In the year ahead we will be offering new programs led by featured Baltimore artists in collaboration with founder and director, Soledad Salamé.
Recent projects realized at Sol Print Studios have attracted attention in the art world and manifested themselves as exhibitions.  First Impressions at Stevenson University was reviewed here by the Baltimore City Paper and Noetics, curated by Helen Frederick, at The Cosmos Club in Washington, DC presented opportunities for Sol Print artists to sell work and dialogue with their contemporaries.

We offer artists project-based, guided studio time in our print-shop.  Our residencies are an opportunity for growth within your artistic practice; many of our artists have acquired new venues for exhibition with the portfolios they create in our classes.

These residencies are an immersive experience where all energies work to help the artist best develop their ideas in well executed prints.  The duration of the program is three to four days of intensive work and collaboration.

Latest News
  • In the upcoming year Sol Print Studios will be partnering with Bmoreart.com, to keep readers informed about the work produced in our classes and our upcoming events. This presents a new opportunity for our prints to be publicly viewed and potentially sold.
  • Sol Print Studios is working on a partnership with Museum of Fine Arts in Santiago Chile to create residences.
  • Randi Reiss-McCormack’s edition Relentless was selected to be featured under New Editions in “Art-In-Print”. Vol. 3 No. 5 , Jan 2014.  View link here.
  • Christine Neil has been accepted to exhibit her prints at the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, MA, May,17-Sept. 2015.  This was a collaboration between The Art Complex and the Boston Printmakers of Massachusetts.
  • Gloria Askin has been nominated to be a part of a CSA (community supported arts) project promoted by Station North Arts and Entertainment.  This project plans to promote local artists and make younger people comfortable with artists, galleries and the idea of buying art on their own in the future. 
  • Soledad Salamé was recently featured in Little Patuxent Review, Winter 2014, you can find a link here featured in Arlington Arts Center Exhibit, Forty Years of Contemporary Art, Jan 25-April 18, 2014.  The reception  is January 25 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. For more information click here.

Dates for Upcoming Residencies


One-On-One Residencies Residencies Filled for the Month
Solar Etching, Monoprint, & Relief
led by Soledad Salamé
February 
6th - 8th
26th - 28th
Artists will be working on a specific project, one-on-one with Soledad Salamé.

Solar Etching, Encaustic, Sculpture, & Glass
March 
6, 7, 8, 9 
Full  
13, 14, 15, 16  New dates added, 2 spaces available
Two-part residency:
Part 1 led by Soledad Salamé.  Solar Etching, Encaustic, and 3-D, on Japanese paper. 
Part 2 led by Joyce J. Scott and Tim McFadden.  3-D pieces translated into glass works. Dates TBA.
Take your prints into the sleek, translucent, dimensional world of glass with artist Joyce J. Scott and experienced gaffer (Glass Artist) Tim McFadden.  They will guide you through a variety of techniques that will best translate your work into this challenging medium.

Exploring Hand Papermaking - Western and Oriental
led by Helen Frederick; artist, curator, and professor
April

25, 26, 27
From paper formation to the computer, artists are now blending various techniques for acquiring form, layering and color. This workshop is seen as shared exploration between the participants to mine ideas for hand papermaking as an art form. Sheet forming with aspects of translucency, pulp painting, watermarking and the use of inclusions in the paper will be explored.(instructor will bring various examples and give a PowerPoint talk). Students should come prepared for exploring wet paper pulp and resources from their sketchbook and personal experience to create their works. Bring some preliminary found materials like collage elements, found textures, memorials and the like. Also bring personal concepts that you would like to develop or discuss as trouble shooting during the workshop. 

Curious about our facilities, who we are, and artists that have worked with us?  Look forward to info regarding our upcoming open-studio date.

Forty Years of Community-Sourced Art at the Arlington Arts Center

Soledad Salamé was recently featured Arlington Arts Center Exhibit, Forty Years of Contemporary Art.  The show will be up from January 25th to April 18th.  The reception  is January 25 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. 


CSA: Forty Years of Community-Sourced Art

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 25, 6-9pm
To kick off a year-long 40th anniversary celebration, Arlington Arts Center will unveil CSA: Forty Years of Community-Sourced Art on January 22. This exhibition, curated by Laura Roulet, celebrates 40 years of AAC’s role as incubator of regional talent, both artistic and curatorial.
Featuring artists whose careers were launched at AAC, either through the residency program or exhibitions, CSA highlights veterans Ken Ashton, Martha Jackson Jarvis, Soledad Salamé, Erik Thor Sandberg, and Foon Sham, alongside the more recent arrivals Tariq Tucker, J.J. McCracken, Nikki Painter, Alex Podesta, and Dane Winkler.
The exhibition also includes site-specific outdoor public art works designed to expose the inner workings of AAC while highlighting past and future talent supported by the arts center.