Sheila Coppola

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.

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

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


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.


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!

Jeffry Mitchell Limited Edition Print From Sidereal Press

From the talented Sheila Coppola, owner and operator of Sidereal Press.

She also did a gorgeous suite of Scott Fife prints for Platform Gallery.  One of the images below…


Info from the Platform Gallery website:

Platform is pleased to announce the publication of a suite of four prints by Scott Fife. Measuring approximately 25″ x 19″ printed from sugar lift, spitbite, and aqua tint plates, they are available in two different paper options:

Okawara Japanese handmade paper
Edition of 8, plus two T/Ps
One plate, 1 color (except Hummingbird which is printed 2 colors a la poupee). Each are hand torn.

Pink paper (handmade by Larry Sommers)
Edition of 10 (#4 to #10 available), plus 2 T/Ps
One plate, 1 color with Sekishu chine-colle (exceptHummingbird which is printed 2 colors a la poupeewith Sekishu chine-colle). Each are hand torn.

Both editions printed by Sheila Coppola, Sidereal Press, Seattle. Flickr photoset of the printing in action here. Photos by Mark Davison.