Monday, August 29, 2011

Free For Members Workshop: Screenprinted Recipe Swap

Last Friday, we hosted a screenprinted recipe swap, as part of our monthly Free For Members Workshop series. It was a lot to pack into one evening-writing and/or drawing out the recipes, exposing them on to a screen, and then printing out 15 to trade-but it went really well, and we can't wait to make all our new goodies! Below are a couple of the printed recipes.

Rad Sammies, by Erin Brophy

Peanut Butter Fudge, by Karen O. Brown

Fire Crackers, by me

Many thanks to Elizabeth for co-hosting the workshop and for printing the very cool folders to hold all of our recipes!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Proud to be exceptional!

The Gazette of Politics and Business just announced that Pyramid Atlantic made this year’s list of the 53 most exceptional businesses and organizations in the State of Maryland!
The P&B Exceptional 53 Award program, produced by The Gazette P&B, acknowledges the top 53 businesses and organizations in Maryland based on criteria that included the recipient’s annual revenue as well as noteworthy service innovations, community service efforts, how they have steered their way through the economic downturn, and how they are a "good places to work."
The 4th annual awards ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of the top 53 companies will be held Wednesday Oct 19th at the Hilton in Bethesda. Click here to purchase tickets and join us
This award is a recognition of all that you help us do! For it is you, our supporters, friends, and the many artists and art lovers, teachers and students, who truly help make Pyramid exceptional.
Thank you!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Go Annie!

Today's Washington Post features a HUGE image from Annie Albagli's show at Pleasant Plains Workshop, as well as a nice plug for Pyramid Atlantic. In case you missed it, read our interview with Annie on the Screenprint Society blog. Congratulations, Annie!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Summer Print Exchange

Friday's Pyramid Print Exchange unearthed 3 screenprints. See the trio on the Screenprint Society blog.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

APHA's Chesapeake Chapter visit

Yesterday we were lucky to have the Chesapeake Chapter of the American Printing History Association join us for a papermaking workshop.
The American Printing History Association (APHA) is a membership organization that encourages the study of the history of printing and related arts and crafts, including calligraphy, typefounding, typography, papermaking, bookbinding, illustration, and publishing.
It was especially fun to get to meet Jill Cypher, Ray Nichols, and Bill Roberts of Lead Graffiti in who are are real printing movers and shakers out in Newark, DE.
Hope to see some prints on the paper they made!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Goodbye Summer Interns

Sorry to have to say goodbye to our summer interns. We hope the best for them as they finish their artistic studies at Smith, Wash U., St. Mary's, Carnegie Mellon, and at SUNY-Oswego!
Anyone up for a challenge??
Be the frist to answer this question in the comments section: Find the main difference between the photo above, and the photo we took on the intern's first day, and we'll send you a lovely piece of handmade paper.

Visit to BookWorks

Gretchen and Steve hanging out in front of some awesome Hatch Show Prints.

This past weekend, several Pyramid-ers went down to Asheville, NC for the Ladies of Letterpress Conference.(Gretchen and I presented at the Community Printshop panel). Half the conference events took place at BookWorks, a print and book arts center.  I was blown away. Everything was so clean and organized and the space had a great open layout. See photos over at the Pyramid Letterpress blog!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Fall class schedule posted!

November page of 2011 Letterpress Calendar by Amelia Smith
Photo by Alyson Hurt

Back to school! Pyramid's fall workshop schedule has been posted. See our class listings and register over at the Pyramid Atlantic Workshop page.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Papermaking Society Meeting On August 18 at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center

On Thursday, August 18, 2011, please join Pyramid Atlantic Art Center for our Papermaking Society Meeting from 6:00-8:00PM at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center which is located at 8230 Georgia Avenue in downtown Silver Spring. Free parking is available! Papermaking Society Meetings are a terrific opportunity for creativity in the exciting art of papermaking and a fabulous opportunity for sharing new ideas with fellow artists! We look forward to seeing you there!