Friday, July 17, 2015

Sarah Tanguy selects artwork for 'Under the Sun: Artists of Sol Print Studio' 
  Upcoming Opening
Under the Sun: Artists of Sol Print Studio

Curator/art critic Sarah Tanguy reviews prints with Soledad Salame and Randi Reiss-McCormack.
Photos by Michael Koryta 

For the past year independent curator and arts writer Sarah Tanguy has worked with Sol Print Studio (SPS) to prepare an exhibition for  artists. Sarah visited SPS last week to curate an upcoming exhibition at Hillyer Art Space in Washington, D.C. Fourteen artists have been selected to participate. 

"Under the Sun: Artists of Sol Print Studio" represents the continued growth of SPS and emphasizes the deep affinity artists, who often work in diverse mediums, have for printing processes. The artists involved with SPS come from South America, Texas, Philadelphia, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Some come from a printmaking background, while others work in jewelry, video and sound, sculpture, painting, and performance. The unique aspect of SPS is that artists develop specific projects and are guided from conception to edition through comprehensive printmaking techniques.

Please join us for the opening September 4th, 2015.

Exhibiting artists: 

       Gloria Askin                            Joe Kabriel                           Leslie Portney
       Catherine Behrent                  Katherine Kavanaugh           Randi Reiss-McCormack
       Oletha DeVane                       Michelle La Perriere              Soledad Salame
       Jane Eifler                              Christine Neill                        Ruby Yunis
       Ken Huston                            Ruth Pettus     

Washington-based Sarah Tanguy is an independent curator and arts writer, as well as a curator at Art in Embassies, U.S. Department of State. In addition to exhibitions and collections for U.S. diplomatic missions overseas, her current projects include “Between the Covers: Altered Books in Contemporary Art” and an ongoing exhibition series for the American Center for Physics.

View her website here

Upcoming August Workshops- August 13 - 16

Upcoming Mini-Residencies/Workshops at
We offer artists project-based, guided studio time in our print shop.  Artist and printmakers Soledad Salamé and Randi Reiss-McCormick work individually with artists to create a strong body of work, offering enough guidance and freedom to enhance their creative identity and visual language.  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 four days of intensive work and collaboration.

August 13, 14, 15, 16
10 am - 4 pm each day

Cost: $250 per day - Includes all studio materials (except for paper and solar plates), and the help of a studio assistant.

To sign up, contact us:
Soledad Salamé, Founder and Director, 443-414-6542

pictured: Entry, Catherine Behrant, 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Washington Print Club Open Studio at SPS Saturday, November 15th,

Our Open Studio for the Washinton Print Club will take place this Saturday, November 15, from 11am to 4 pm.

From the WPC invitation:

Please join Soledad Salamé, Founder and Director of Sol Print Studios, in her beautiful Baltimore row house and studio for a special WPC program focusing on the art of printmaking. Soledad, an award-winning printmaker, and eleven SPS artists from the region and beyond will be present to show and explain their prints. The work will be on view for closer inspection and for sale.

With the help of Assistant Director Randi Reiss-McCormack and Shop Assistant Jessica Childress, Sol Print Studios is a collaborative print workshop for which Soledad has designed residencies for artists ranging from discovering the medium to mixed-media projections and editions. Soledad serves as a mentor and resource, carefully nurturing and "sometimes pushing" artists in their own direction to develop personal style and visual language.

WPC President Chris With and Beverly With, along with WPC members Bob Stana and Tom Judy, visited Soledad in her studio and were deeply impressed with her work and highly recommend that WPC members take advantage of this unique opportunity.

Soledad and SPS artists have kindly offered to host a buffet brunch for WPC members.

Space is limited to 30 WPC members. To reserve, call 301-460-5019 or reserve online at beginning Saturday, November 8. If you need to cancel your reservation, please call or email contact numbers listed above.

Soledad Salamé Selected to Participate in the Davidoff International Art Residency Program

First Five International Artists
Selected to Participate in the
Davidoff International Art Residency

Altos de Chavón School of Design, La Romana, Dominican Republic
January 18 - April 5, 2015
   Studios for the Davidoff International Art Initiative at Altos de Chavón
       School of Design, La Romana, Dominican Republic. Courtesy of Adolfo Despradel

The Davidoff Art Initiative in collaboration with Altos de Chavón School of Design is pleased to announce the first five international artists who will participate in the Davidoff International Art Residency at the newly built residency facilities at Altos de Chavón School of Design in La Romana, Dominican Republic, from January 18 to April 5, 2015.

This is a major and defining step for the Davidoff Art Initiative, which has already supported Dominican and Caribbean artists since 2013 by providing opportunities for them to take part in renowned residency programs in New York City, Berlin and Beijing. Now, rounding out the global initiative into a fully two-way cultural exchange, Davidoff is launching its first residency for international artists visiting the Dominican Republic.

Nominated by a global network of art professionals and selected by the Davidoff International Advisory Council, the five artists in the inaugural group represent a diverse range of artistic practices and backgrounds. They are deeply interested in engaging with the social and cultural fabric of the Dominican Republic.

The five artists are: Alia Farid (b. 1985, Kuwait/Puerto Rico), Nuria Montiel (b. 1982, Mexico City, Mexico), Cathleen Mooses (b. 1982, Chicago, IL), Mathilde Rosier (b. 1973, Paris, France), and Soledad Salamé (b. 1954, Santiago, Chile). In addition to pursuing their own work during the residency, the artists will have many opportunities to engage with the Dominican cultural community, as well as with students and residents of Altos de Chavón and the surrounding region.

The Davidoff International Art Residency hosts emerging and mid-career artists for a period of ten weeks. They will work in new, custom-built artist studios designed by Adolfo Despradel, Director of Planning and Design, Costasur Dominicana S.A. at Altos de Chavón School of Design, the country's leading institution for art and design education. A graduate of Altos de Chavón, Adolfo Despradel has previously worked in the architectural firm of David Chipperfield in London.

The nominators for the 2015 Davidoff International Art Residency Program were: Aaron Cézar, founding director of Delfina Foundation in London; Amanda Coulson, co-founder/executive director of VOLTA and director of the National Gallery of the Bahamas; Charles Desmarais, president of the San Francisco Art Institute; Mareike Dittmer, co-publisher of Frieze d/e Magazine and publishing consultant of Frieze Magazine; Pablo Helguera, director of adult and academic programs in the Department of Education at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Irene Hofmann, the Phillips Director and Chief Curator of SITE Santa Fe; and Philip Tinari, director of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing.

For the full press release, please click here.

About the Davidoff Art Initiative
The Davidoff Art Initiative supports contemporary art and artists in the Caribbean, strengthens art organizations in the Dominican Republic, shares knowledge and expertise about contemporary art and fosters cultural engagement between the Caribbean and the rest of the world.

At the core of the Art Initiative, Davidoff aims to engage closely with the arts and culture life of the Dominican Republic cultural community, where much of its production and so many of its employees are based, bring opportunity and visibility to the art and culture of the Caribbean region, extending the company's long-standing commitment to artistry, craftsmanship, community and quality.

The Davidoff Art Initiative's four global program areas are: the Davidoff Art Residency, Davidoff Art Dialogues, Davidoff Art Grants, and Davidoff Art Editions. For more information, please visit:

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
•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

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

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.