Friday, November 27, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving from Sol Print Studio!

  Happy Thanksgiving
FROM
SOL PRINT STUDIO
Mia Halton, Ohoono, 2015, Solar plate etching and monoprint

We are celebrating another successful year for Sol Print Studio (SPS)! Our solar etching workshops have garnered attention from new artists, collectors, and gallerists. This year SPS worked with 15 different artists, both in group workshops and one-on-one editions. We also organized a group show in Washington, D.C. at Hillyer Art Space.

The studio will be closed for the remainder of the year. Monthly workshops will resume in January 2016. In April of 2016 we will have our 2nd annual Open Studio for the Washington Print Club. Leading up to the Open Studio we will host workshops in January, February, and March- dates TBD.
Artists, please contact us with your interest and availability for 2016 so that we may start planning dates.

 
Beginner’s workshops will be offered in 2016. 

New artists, please contact us if you are interested in joining. 
 
Thank you for your continued support. We hope to see you in 2016!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Some photos from October workshop



                                                    Soledad and Randi working in Studio

Mia having too much fun.
                                                     

Upcoming Workshop

November will be our last Workshop for the year 2015! 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Poli Marichal for Interleaf of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society

Last week artist & writer Poli Marichal visited Sol Print Studios. Poli writes for Interleaf the quarterly journal of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society

Poli will be leading a mini-residency on Animation & Printmaking in 2016. Dates TBD.

Feature in Interleaf to come.


 
Bio: Artist/Filmmaker/Illustrator Poli Marichal was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico and presently resides in Los Angeles, California, where she has her studio.  Since 1995, Marichal has made numerous mono silk-screens, etchings, linocut prints and woodcuts and participated in workshops and exhibitions at the renowned East Los Angeles visual arts center, Self-Help Graphics & Art. Marichal is one of the founding members of Los de Abajo Printmaking Collective, a dynamic group of artists whose works have been featured in exhibitions in California, Texas and Mexico. She is also a member of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society, Consejo Grafico and the Writer's Guild of America. 






 
 Photographs courtesy of Poli Marichal

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Thank you Poli for your visit!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Preview of prints from Under the Sun: Artists of Sol Print Studio



Randi Reiss-McCormack



Catherine Berhent  




Gloria Askin


Oletha DeVane



Ken Houston



Katherine Kavanaugh

Michelle La Perriere

Christine Neil


Soledad Salame



Ruby Yunis

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Press Release for Under the Sun: Artists of Sol Print Studio


Press Release

Under the Sun: Artists of Sol Print Studio
curated by Sarah Tanguy

September  4 – 26, 2015

Opening Reception Friday, September 4, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Culture Blast September 17th from 6 pm – 8 pm

 Hillyer Art Space
9 Hillyer Court NW,  Washington, DC 20008
  

Under the Sun: Artists of Sol Print Studio (SPS) highlights recent work by 14 SPS artists, including Gloria Askin, Catherine Behrent, Oletha DeVane, Jane Eifler, Ken Huston, Joe Kabriel, Katherine Kavanaugh, Michelle La Perriere, Christine Neill, Ruth Pettus, Leslie Portney, Randi Reiss-McCormack, Soledad Salame, and Ruby Yunis. From landscape to text-based and figurative to abstract, the prints reflect an engrossing range in subject, while revealing the rich technical potential in solar plate etching and non-toxic printmaking.

Culture Blast
Join curator Sarah Tanguy and artists Soledad Salamé and Randi Reiss McCormack at Hillyer Art Space on September 17th from 6 pm – 8 pm. Sarah Tanguy will lead a gallery talk afterwards Salamé and McCormack for a demonstration of solar etching, an eco-friendly printmaking technique.

Hillyer Art Space is a program of International Arts & Artists, a nonprofit arts service organization that informs, educates, and inspires the public through enriching experiences in the arts.

Sol Print Studio
Founded in 2009 by Soledad Salame, Sol Print Studio is a printmaking facility in Baltimore dedicated to solar plate etching and non-toxic printmaking. Artists attend residencies where they create prints, editions, and collaborative works. They can also develop specific projects and are guided from conception to edition by working one-on-one with Director Salame or Associate Director Randi Reiss-McCormack. Collaboration, an exchange of ideas, and high quality prints are hallmarks of SPS.


Sarah Tanguy's Essay for Under the Sun: Artists of Sol Print Studio at Hillyer Art Space


Under the Sun: Artists of Sol Print Studio

Under the Sun brings together 14 artists whose work explores the rich potential of solar plate etching and non-toxic printmaking as a means to convey personal aesthetic. From landscape to text-based and figurative to abstract, their prints brim with passion while presenting a spectrum of inspiration and source material.

Katherine Kavanaugh, Randi Reiss-McCormack and Oletha DeVane use symbols to comment on the human condition. In Kavanaugh’s Refugee Series I, spectral images of Afghani tents and camps evoke displacement and transience. Reiss-McCormack’s Looking for a Herd enlists the image of an anthropomorphized cow to upend the stereotype of a cowgirl, and in Underfriction, a fragmented rollercoaster spins out of control. DeVane channels her subject’s underlying spiritual meaning into a personal prayer, story or myth, as the transformation of a shimmering temple complex in Spirit House attests.

Mundane objects acting as human surrogates animate the work of Joe Kabriel, Catherine Behrent, and Ruth Pettus. In Kabriel’s diaristic Red Book Series, images of coffee cups suggest an oasis from the frenzied of everyday experience. In Entry, Behrent depicts some of her son’s toy cowboys riding into L’Heure Bleue, that mysterious time of twilight and transition. Equally charged, Pettus’ studies of worn shoes conjure the wear and tear of experience, as well as spiritual resilience.

Ruby Yunis, Michelle LaPerriere and Gloria Askin weave memories into their layered narratives. In works like Parallel Universes, Yunis seeks to bridge her inner world with outer spaces, using forms from sacred geometry to fashion a “portrait” of her soul. In La Perriere’s Waxing, nature and geometry converge into a liminal moment, where thoughts and feelings converse with weather and place. Updating the traditional still life, Looking for Perfection transforms Askin’s passion for travel, color, and flowers into a complex web of lyrical expression.

Ordered chaos lies at the core of Leslie Portney, Jane Eifler, and Ken Huston’s practices. In Asian Way, Eifler draws on personal engagement with popular culture to construct a rich abstract language embedded with human references. Huston’s conceptual works, including Target, and Power, distill words and form into potent, visual puzzles. In Expansion of Circles and Squares, Portney’s mark making achieves dynamic equilibrium through playful improvisation and formal analysis.

In the works of Christine Neill and Soledad Salamé, an interest in science and the environment add urgency to their quest for balance. Neill collects, and then transforms plant specimens into parables to address the effects of inter-species life on earth’s endangered habitat, while Salamé, inspired by her research at the ALMA observatory, abstracts images of telescopes into an energetic play of form and shadow to draw connections between our planet and beyond.

Sol Print Studio

Founded in 2009 by Soledad Salamé, Sol Print Studio is a facility in Baltimore, MD, dedicated to solar plate etching and non-toxic printmaking techniques. During residencies, artists create prints, editions, and collaborative works. They also develop specific projects, and are guided from conception to completion by Director Salamé or Associate Director Reiss-McCormack. Collaboration, an exchange of ideas, and high quality prints are hallmarks of SPS.