Friday, January 21, 2011

Pyramid Atlantic Member's Exhibition

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center invites all of its members to enter the Annual Member's Juried Exhibition. No Entry fee! All prints, works on/in paper, and book arts will be considered by the juror, Alec Simpson. Selected works will be on exhibit in the Washington Printmaker's Gallery, located on the second floor of Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, from April 1-22, 2011. Three awards, sponsored by Plaza Artist Materials, will be granted.
To apply: go here, drop by our studios for a hard copy prospectus, or contact Gretchen at gschermerhorn@pyramid-atlantic, to have one mailed to you.
Not a member of Pyramid Atlantic? Become one here!

Letterpress Clinic with the interns

Yesterday, I showed our new interns around the letterpress studio. We set some type and practiced printing on one of the Vandercooks.

Here's Melissa getting the hang of setting type:

And here's a cute Harry Potter themed valentine printed by Anna:

Can't wait to see what else they do during their internship!

And just a small plug: check out what else is happening in the letterpress studio over at our blog:!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Meet our new Studio Interns!

We are happy to welcome our winter studio interns: Melissa Salazar, Anna Spelman and Maria Gloria Robalino!
Melissa, a California native and recent UC Santa Cruz graduate, finds the east coast cold weather to be a bit cold, but excited about being back in an artistic community and learning the nuts and bolts of a running an art center.
Anna Spelman is a lover and maker of artist books, and a recent Washington University graduate. She looks forward to sharpening her skills in book arts, and learning new techniques in papermaking and printmaking.
Maria is a current student at Swartmore College, and was with us for a one-week externship. We wish her well with her studies.
Interested in applying for an internship at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center? Go here.

Friday, January 7, 2011

The Healing Power of Art

We are proud to announce that our board member and Book Arts goddess, Kelly O'Brien has an exhibition opening soon at The National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center Gallery. In Three Acts will feature her artist books and paper sculpture. Open to the public 7 am to 9 pm daily, January 14 - March 4, 2011. For more information, directions and parking, click here.