Monday, June 12, 2017

Summer Workshop/Residencies

Hello Artists,

Please join us in our summer workshops in June and July at Sol Print Studio.
We are going to have two days to make transparencies and new plates for anybody who wants to start a new body of work.

Here is our schedule:

(Maximum of 3 artists for each session) 
June, 22-23 | for artists who are making transparencies and new plates
June, 24-25 | anyone who wants to finish their previous prints

(Maximum of 3 artists for each session)
July, 13-14 | for anyone who started new plates in June to complete their portfolio
July, 15-16 | continue finishing/advancing all prints

Hours: 10AM – 4PM, Cost: $250 per day

To sign up, contact us:
Soledad Salamé
Phone: 443 414 6542

Photo credit: Gloria Askin, 2017

Friday, May 26, 2017

Open Call For ​International ​Print Exchange

Online Pre Registration – 31st May 2017 
Print submission – 15th August 2017 (India)

​​'International Print Exchange Programme (IPEP), India is an initiative founded​ in 2013​ as a platform for international printmakers for exchanging thoughts and techniques dedicated to the "artist printmakers" worldwide as a non profit initiative. ​​IPEP enables printmakers to share their work with other printmakers and thus get a chance to have multiple exhibitions worldwide and a collection of prints from all over the world. The sole purpose of IPEP is that of sharing print and creating a network of connections with printmakers from around the world and creating an awareness of printmaking as a form of Art by creating more viewership.​ ​ 

​From last ​four​ years we are inviting artist printmakers to contribute their work on non profit basis for IPEP and resend them a portfolio with the works of other participants. Each artist then exhibits the portfolio in their respective country and creates discussion around it as well as share the documentation with everyone through various modes of communication. However it is mandatory for each participating artist to exhibit within their own capacity. Each year art-writers are invited to analyse, document and critique the set of works and to provide a context to the process​, which includes in our catelogues​ This year we have invited ​Mithu Joardar (India) and ​Robin​ Lasser (USA) as the art-writers. ​ 

For 2017, we address ​‘Homeland’​,​ an idea that evokes a feeling of belonging​ and ​aiming at an emotional appeal that crosses the ethnic borders and hierarchy of societies. The concept of space that we call as home, bonds with the root that has a collective identity. It shapes our culture strongly yet so subconsciously that we sense the pull of the bond only when distance is created. The emotional connect with the personal to global context will be the key to the​​ endeavour. The artists would be responding to the idea through their individual perspectives to surface varied viewpoints. The topics are chosen to make a universal appeal to the people to connect from all walks of life and link aesthetics with the issues of living. IPEP has organised ​four programmes in past ​four years and more than ​35 exhibitions worldwide and continues to do so. Chatterjee&Lal gallery and Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai has generously supported the Indian chapte​rs. IPEP would be glad to receive your ​participation and support for the programme​​

For more information and Registration please visit
Website : 

Friday, March 10, 2017

Artist Exhibition

Hope everyone is having a relaxing and productive weekend! We'd like to update a current event that's going on and invite you all to come support our works at "Sol Print Studio Artists." The exhibition is on view now at the Tuttle Gallery, McDongh School. The exhibition is up and running until March 24. Thank you.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Hand Papermaking at Reading Road Studio with Helen Frederick

1. Looking at the natural world, participants will explore 2 systems for interaction. These can be drawn from earth (plant /animal life), air (weather, celestial bodies), fire, water, body (nervous or other systems), or polarities of your own selection.

2. Participants will first pull sheets of paper from 8.5 x11” deckles to become familiar with the hand papermaking process, and then will design 2 deckles from foam board to represent the shape of each one of your systems (scale ca. 8”x11” or 12” x 18”= round, square, oblong, curvy, spiky)

3. Select inclusions (silk threads, collaged papers or photos, text, etc.) to go into the paper vat or deckle box that will intensify change by building up layers from a few to more inclusions. Colored pulps will be provided to make beautiful sheets as art themselves or as a substrate for printing.

4. Each person will produce 10 sheets of paper for each system (10 from kozo and 10 from cotton/abaca blend)

Consider this an exploratory time for making discoveries and taking the results with you that you can develop as drawing, printing, and build larger wall works with assembling individual sheets of paper.

View artists Joan Babcock, Joan Hall, Shannon Brock, Beck Whitehead, Robin Ami Silverberg, Paul Wong, Ken Polinskie, Roberto Mannino, Peter Sowiski, Margaret Prentice, Melissa Potter and others you discover. View and look at portfolio artists.

Folks can choose two week days in late April or in May, or these weekends:
April 29/30
May 13/14,  27/28
June 3/4, 10/11

$ 300 plus $50 for materials, 
curating and drying of your work

Three Participants Only

8707 Reading Road
Silver Spring, MD 20901

Monday, February 13, 2017

Upcoming Mini-Residencies/Workshops

Christine Neill, Trio with Bees, 2016, Monoprint, Solar plate etching,
archival digital print on Rives BFK, 18.5” x 24.5”

The spring is coming and we are open up for the workshops! 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.

To sign up, contact us:
Soledad Salamé, Founder and Director, 443-414-6542
Randi Reiss-McCormack, 443-604-8236

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Join Us at our Marathon Printmaking!

Pass any image your want from watercolor/photograph to make more edition. Come learn all the possibilities of printing with the sun.

Congratulations to Danqi and Randi!

Congratulations on being awarded at the INK IT Contemporary Print Practices! We are happy for Danqi and Randi as the awards appropriately reflects their hours of work and craftsmanship. This leaves no doubt that they are one of the best we have at Sol Print Studios. 
On behalf of the studio, we wish Randi and Danqi unlimited success in the future.
Check out more of Danqi's works here!

Danqi and Soledad at Sol Print Studios

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Sol Print Studio Artists Exhibition at Tuttle Gallery McDonogh School

Happy New Year!

We started out our new year very busy with two events coming up. 
In February, Sol Print Studio Artists Exhibition at Tuttle Gallery McDonogh School. 

Here is a list of artists participating in this exhibition:
Joyce J. Scott
Catherine Behrent
Christine Neill
Helen Frederick
Randi Reiss-McCormack
Soledad Salame
Ruth Pettus
Gloria Askin

Date: February 20th – March 24th, 2017
Reception: TBA
Location: Tuttle Gallery McDonogh School

Another event is our collaboration with McDonough School. The school is hosting a three-day Print marathon in conjunction with Sol Print Studio. Participants will learn to draw, design and create a solar etching plate and learn all the possibilities of printing with the sun. No experience necessary, just bring your creativity and willingness to learn and find out about the possibilities of a fascinating printmaking process!

Join our MARATHON Printmaking Session!

Date: March 15th – 17th, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Location: McDonogh School Art room
Please sign in. Maximum 15 artists.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

A Productive Weekend at Sol Print Studios

We had a very productive weekend! Starting at 10 in the morning, Mariska, Danqi and Asama help Soledad print and edition the plates, as well as learning how to wipe the plate, clean the edges, and carefully handle the blankets as they print. 

Soledad mixes various shades of pink for a second layer of color.

Homemade lunch, blue sky and a visit from Soledad's kitty, Samantha

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Congratulations to Ruby Yunis!

Congratulations to Ruby Yunis, one of our artists whose work has been selected for the exhibitor listing to dispaly at art wynwood. The proposal seeks to show sections of the new Argentine art, some of the many artistic expressions of young artists whose works seek techniques and materials are varied. 
Here is the link to the floor plan. Contemporary Art is at AW504. 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Soledad's Gulf Distortion XII is a part of the collection at National Gallery of Art in Washington DC

Gulf Distortion XII 2011 color screenprint with interference pigments on mylar overall
57.15 × 82.55 cm (22 1/2 × 32 1/2 in.)

Here is the link to the work.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Internship Experience

I'm loving my internship with Soledad at Sol Print Studios. I get to practice and perfect my process as I assist contemporary artists in 4-day workshops. What's more, Sol's innovative approach to print inspires and informs my own practice. I've learned a lot during my time here - solar etching, sewing, incorporating alternative materials and transparency into my works, etc. Also, Intern artists are treated really well here - rides to the printshop and back are always offered, and healthy, delicious lunches are common occurrences. This is an internship like no other.

Danqi Cai, Fall2016
Danqi is a printmaking BFA candidate
at the Maryland Institute College of Art,
graduating in May 2019.

Danqi's solar etching and monotype print while interning at Sol Print Studios

Sol Print Studios has the type of environment that we only stumble upon a few times in our lives…if we’re lucky. It’s a professional space filled with encouragement and experimentation from Soledad Salamé herself. I had fun everyday with Soledad, Mariska, Mike, and friends and colleagues that would stop by to offer their opinions and advice.  Everyday there was a new challenge to overcome with creative solutions. As soon as I started working at Sol Print Studios, I felt like a part of the team. My suggestions were just as appreciated as others, and my opinions were always validated. I never felt like the stereotypical intern, I always felt included.  We worked on several projects at the same time so I got experience in many different kinds of printmaking. For one of the projects, we went to George Mason University in Virginia to make paper and do some pulp painting. During my time at Sol Print Studio, I learned so many different techniques that I never even knew existed. I knew nothing about printmaking when I first contacted Soledad, and by the end of the summer I felt confident printing on my own. It was such an eye opening experience and I learned more than I ever could have hoped for.

Maggie Walton, Summer 2016
Senior art major with an emphasis in graphic design
at the University of Georgia,
Graduating in the Fall of 2017. 

Maggie's Solarplate relief

Recommendation by Cara Ober 2017

Here's the link to the article

Saturday, January 21, 2017

INK IT: Contemporary Print Practices

Randi Reiss-McCormack "Paper Boy"  27" x 35" Solarplate etching with chine colle on paper, 2016

Congratulations to Randi Reiss-McCormack and our intern Danqi Cai! whose works have been selected by curator Helen Frederick for the exhibition “INK IT: Contemporary Print Practices”

The works will be on view in the Kay Gallery at BlackRock Center for the Arts
Location: 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, MD 20874
Date: Saturday, February 11 – Saturday, March 11, 2017

 Danqi Cai "My Badge Says I Can Do No Wrong. My Badge Says I Can Do No Wrong? My Badge Says I Can Do No Wrong"  10" x 10" Inkjet print and woodcut, 2016

Description: This project shows how categories of persons (in this case, authorities) are performative and need to be repeated so as to establish themselves. Each time the category is repeated, there's a chance that it could be disrupted. The two rows of prints show the repetition and the disruption