Prints

It was cold. It started snowing. People came anyway!

Thanks to everyone that stopped by for the “Dog ‘n’ Pony.” Thanks to Sheila for hosting.

Thanks to 4Culture for helping make this possible.

I’m hoping to host something at my studio for those that couldn’t make it.

Here are a few pics from the event (thanks Rebecca):

We are hiding our nervousness through laughter.
Umm, what do we do now? Who are all these people?
This had better work! Sheila at the press...
Whew. It worked! Sheila once again pulls a good print.

Try Harder Tomorrow

It’s done. The suite is complete. It is called Try Harder and is comprised of 6 prints in an edition of 6 with 6 artist’s proofs. Just kidding, that would be evil. There are just two artist’s proofs.

We unveil it tomorrow at Sidereal Fine Art Press in Tukwila.

Number last.

Print release party from 2-5, tomorrow – Sunday Nov. 21.

(I picked up several growlers of Manny’s from Georgetown Brewery if that’s any incentive.)

Sidereal Fine Art Press
4261 South 144th Street
Tukwila, Washington 98168

LOCATION
Located 20 minutes from downtown Seattle, and 10 blocks from the new Tukwila Link Light Rail Station.

Directions

Save The Date! Sunday, November 21st, 2010!

My “Print Project” is done! Well – it will be by November 21st. Gotta be.

Almost there!

Thanks to a 4Culture grant:

I was able to work with Sheila Coppola at Sidereal Press:

Come see Sheila and I pull a print, have a tasty beverage and a light snack, and tour the fabulous Sidereal Fine Art Press.

Sunday, November 21st, 2-5 p.m.

Sidereal Fine Art Press
4261 South 144th Street
Tukwila, Washington 98168

LOCATION
Located 20 minutes from downtown Seattle, and 10 blocks from the new Tukwila Link Light Rail Station.

Directions

Press For Sale!

Sold!

Yep, that’s right. I’m putting my beloved (11 yr. old) press on the block. Just haven’t been using it enough. Plus, it looks like I’ll be having to move my studio in the not too distant future.

Asking $4,500 OBO. Comes with blankets and a bunch of ink. It can be disassembled enough to get it through a regular sized doorway.

Wow, what a beauty!

Meanwhile, back at the Sidereal…

Sheila and I have been dialing in the acid bath for the perfect etch. Well, mostly Sheila, I usually just do what she says, ” Do not put your hand in the acid, please.”

Since this is a new shop, she has been ramping it back up for production work. Anyone who has ever moved understands, everything changes! All of that motor memory from the last place has to be discarded. New pathways in the brain must be formed!

Soon we’ll be etching for real, but until then a few photos of Sidereal Press and it’s environs:

There be critters:

The pool:

Back in the shop, we gather around the hotplate:

Sheila inking a plate:

And one of our many tests of the soft ground:

Sidereal Press

Yeah – I haven’t posted for a while. Not because I’m lazy (maybe a little) just busy.  I have this grant to make a print. Thanks 4Culture! (Go here to learn how you can help 4Culture keep their funding source.)

So I get to work with Sheila Coppola at Sidereal Press to make a suite of etchings. She has this amazing new shop in Tukwila.

Sidereal Press' new digs in Tukwila.

Wow!

This place is very spacious!

I’m a wee bit jealous at this point. Great light, high ceilings, elbow room. Studio envy?

The lovely proprietress, Sheila Coppola!

I can’t wait until next week – perhaps by then we’ll have pulled a proof. I’ll have evidence that I’ve been productive. In the meantime I leave you to contemplate the Putz!

Hey Putz!