Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Woodcut portraits workshop

Earlier this month I taught a workshop here at PA on woodcut portraits--we had a great time and I thought I'd share some of the photos. A few of us chose self portraits, and one person chose to carve a portrait of one of her garden rabbits. If you're interested in learning to make a woodcut keep an eye out for the next class (Saturday November 13 and 20 from 10-4).

Friday, September 24, 2010

The BIG READ Kickoff Event with Edgar Allan Poe

One man show Edgar Allan Poe will be at Pyramid Atlantic tomorrow, Saturday Sept. 25 at 8 pm. Learn about Poe's life, listen to poems, watch short films, and see the gallery as part of the Big Read's kick off event. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Big Read initiative (Sept. 25- Nov. 14) celebrates the joy of reading in an effort to restore the pastime and celebrate literature. Don't miss this exciting event!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Friday-Free-Fun-Night for Members

This month we have a very exciting activity planned for members!

Free Blocking Printing lesson with Sabeth Jackson
Friday September 25, 2010 from 6:00 - 8:00PM

Come and learn how to make hand carved stamps for printing on fabric and paper with Relief Printing Associate Sabeth Jackson!
You will get to experiment with image transfer, carving a block, and hand printing. You can bring your own image for the block (no larger than 4"x 5.5"), or you can use the materials provided. No tools or experience necessary, just bring your crafty-self, and have fun!

Due to popular demand, Friday's free block printing class is full. Stay tuned for next month's free workshop. Again, this is a Pyramid Atlantic Member's only event. Become a member! and get on board for the next free block printing workshop! Email Sabeth to RSVP for the class.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Thanks to our new and renewing members

Pyramid Atlantic would like to extend a warm welcome to the following people whose memberships demonstrate their support of our mission.

Kimberly Hedges
Jim Kuhn
Jane Pomeroy
Douglas Kingsbury
Joan Belmar
Allan Akman
Jessica Beals
Michael & Susan Crane
Dennis Deloria
Brenda Devrouax
Ghandi Brigade Incorporated
Ellen Hill-Godfrey
Marilyn Grelle
Melvin and Juanita Boyd Hardy
Karen Hardy
Lisa Hill
Lynne & Joseph Horning
Deidre Jacobs
Richard Kamenitzer
Theano Nikitas
Karen O'Brien
Lona Piatigorsky
Tracy Laurel Pilzer
Joan M. Weiss
Valentine Wolly
Sarah Tanguy
Anne Clewell
Anne Dykers
Kate Littleboy
Martha Berry
Kristine Deninno
Stephanie Sherwood
Robin Hudspeth
Charann White
Sabina Modeste
Tanekeya Ward
Monika Pamp
Megan Moriarty
Anne Marie Foulger
Victoria Gadson
Chloe Bush
Shosh Goller
Tzippora Lasdun
Matthew Hyson
Terry Sitz

For information on how to become a member and membership benefits, go to our membership page on our website

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Allan's Ice Cream Print

Screenprint Society regular Allan Akman has finished a 14 color screenprint masterpiece at Pyramid. Using Photoshop to separate the colors on a family photo, Allan has perfected his registration and halftone technique. This image pictures his 2 sons and is titled "Brothers". Well done, Allan!

The original photo and the final print on red. Allan experimented with different backgrounds.

Pyramid Welcomes Fall Interns!

Welcome Fall 2010 Interns!  Michael, Sada, and Jessica are all very excited about getting involved with all facets of Pyramid Atlantic. DC-based graphic designer Michael (right), international student Sannah (mid) from Korea, and local college grad Jessica (left) make up this fall's team.

Pyramid's multifaceted programs and projects keep interns on the move. This fall, the biggest job is preparation for the Book Arts Fair in November.  Additionally, varied activities like greeting visitors, assisting artists, designing collateral, completing classic admin duties, tweeting, and even making paper are all in a day's work. Interns also create their own artwork in preparation for an exhibition as a culmination of the experience.

The interns hold wooden letters used in fine printing.  Soon they will learn to use them!


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Will you help us be the best?

The 2nd Annual Express "Best Of" Contest

Best Venue In The DC Metro Area

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center has been selected as a Top 5 finalist in the second annual Express "Best of" contest by the readers of the Express and for Best Venue in the DC Metro Area.
Beginning on Sept 7, 2010, there will once again be a chance to vote, but this time, it's for the best.
Only one winner will be selected in each category, and named as the best in our area. Voting will continue through Sept 30. Winners will be announced on October 22 in a special "Best of" section in Express.
Vote for Pyramid Atlantic. All voting takes place online at
Image Credit: Matthew Sole