Group Exhibition at Riffe Gallery Lobby

As we continue our celebration of the cooperative's 20th Anniversary, we are pleased to invite you to view an exhibition of prints by our Core Members right in the heart of downtown Columbus!  View a broad array of printmaking methods at the lobby of the Riffe Gallery in the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts, 77 S. High St, Columbus, Ohio.

Join members of the cooperative at the Opening Reception on Thursday, April 12 at 5:00 pm. This exhibit will be on display through May 10, 2018.

Image shown: Jennifer Cross, Ascension by Lotus, 2017, woodcut relief print, 25" x 31"

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Celebrating 20 Years!

20 years ago there was no printmaking cooperative in Columbus Ohio!   

Can you image?  Neither can we!

The co-founders of our cooperative opened its doors to the public in September 1998 at the original location on Parsons Avenue. The goal of our membership then and now is to keep the fine art of printmaking alive and thriving in central Ohio. Check out our story of how it all began...

Read the German Village Gazette article from September 10, 1998

Read the Columbus Dispatch article from July 8, 1999

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Jessie Horning completes Recent Grad Membership

Jessie Horning completed her 12 consecutive week Recent Graduate Membership at our cooperative in Jan 2018. She is a dynamic contemporary printmaker! Jessie uses Sintra (a pvc board) as her plate material. Jessie approaches her current imagery thinking about the residue, record and ghosts of her life experiences and memories. She uses stencils to add depth, mass and texture to her prints. As a requirement of this special membership, she presented an artist talk about her approach to printmaking and her accomplishments during her membership. Click here to learn more about our Recent Graduate Membership.

View photos of Jessie in our studio!

Learn more about Jessie Horning at

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Celebrating 20 Years throughout 2018

PRPC 20th logoTwenty years ago, there was no printmaking cooperative in Columbus, Ohio!
The co-founders of our cooperative opened its doors to the public in September 1998 at the original location on Parsons Avenue. The goal of our membership then and now is to keep the fine art of printmaking alive and thriving in central Ohio. Look for historic highlights from our archives throughout the year!


Stay tuned for special event notices and opportunities to celebrate with us!

Are you ready to learn more about printmaking?! Check out our 2018 workshop schedule featuring a broad range of printmaking techniques for all skill levels.
View our 2018 flyer.


Annual Card Collection Debuts Saturday, November 4

Our 2017 Limited Edition Letterpress Card Collection debuts Saturday, November 4, during our Print Sale at the Phoenix Rising studio from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM!
You can order your collection via this website (see left sidebar), by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by stopping in at the studio this Saturday between 10:00 and 4:00. $25 for a set of 10 original signed cards.

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Artist who contributed to our 2017 letterpress card collection include:

Jessica Depp, Jennifer Slezak, Jennifer Cross, Anne Cushman, Mary Woodworth, Colin Matsumoto, Marilyn McPherone, Joan Tallan, Dave Pickard and Julia DePinto

October Events!

October is filled with creative event opportunities!

Negotiating the Borders collagraph printMary Woodworth kicks off the month with her Opening Reception for Land, Light, Lustre in Cincinnati, October 6th!

Cincinnati's YWCA Women’s Art Gallery presents Land, Light, Lustre featuring prints by Mary Woodworth and Andrea Knarr
Opening Reception: Friday, October 6, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at 898 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. RSVP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click here for more information.


greek heartland illustrationWe welcome storyteller and illustrator, Evangelia Philippidis, to our studio for an Artist Talk on Sunday, October 22 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.

Learn about her inspiration, favorite story themes and her creative process Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.

Born and raised in Athens, Greece until the age of nine, Evangelia Philippidis immigrated to to the United states in 1966 to continue a journey that has ultimately led her back to her roots...

Click here for more information.


woodcut of Abe Lincoln by ArnoldJoin us for a Advanced Relief Workshop on Saturday, October 28 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM with guest instructor, Nick Arnold of Blue House Gallery, Dayton Ohio.

Take your relief prints in a new direction using unusual tools to "carve" the wooden plate (for example: electric dremmels). You will have the opportunity to use a variety of tools in addition to traditional wood carving tools and then ink & print your plate.

Click here for more information or to Register for this class.

Guest Instructor Nick Arnold will lead this large-scale, relief printing workshop, using wood and a variety of non-traditional carving tools, such as dremels and jigsaws to create a variety of marks and compositions​​​​. Artists will have the option of working on a rectangular matrix or using the jigsaw to create a  shaped- plate matrix. There will be an emphasis on monoprinting to get a variety of compositions- something that Nick often utilizes in his own practice. Artists will also have the option of printing editions.

Seeking Nature’s Impressions

Seeking Nature’s Impressions
Prints by Anne Cushman and Judith Steele

“When we tug at a single thing in nature, we find it attached to the rest of the world.”
John Muir

Opening Reception:
Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm
German Village Society Meeting Haus, Brent Warner Gallery   
588 S Third St., Columbus Ohio
Exhibit dates: September 10 through October 8, 2017

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Home Is Where The Art Is

Home Is Where The Art Is
Prints by Marilyn McPheron and Judith Steele

through October 27, 2017
Elzay Gallery of Art on the campus of Ohio Northern University
503 S. Gilbert St., Ada, OH 45810
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Artist Talk in the Elzay Gallery
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from Noon – 1:00 pm
This event is free and open to the public.

View Photos from the Opening Reception held September 17th.

McPheron & Steele at exhibition

Hardin County natives & artists Marilyn (Turner) McPheron and Judith Steele share their intaglio prints, relief prints, and artist books in their exhibit: Home is Where the Art Is. After leaving Hardin County as high-school graduates, both artists expanded their artistic capabilities through college, professional experience, and personal artistic endeavors. Now these professional artists return home to Hardin County to share their work, creative perspectives, and their mutual love for creating art.

Columbus Student Ambassadors 2017

Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative hosted 25 students from central Ohio colleges on August 14th as part of a leadership program. Each student carved a two inch block and then we put them all together to create a poster. Everyone got a turn to print a poster on our Vandercook letterpress. Great group, great fun!

View more photos on our facebook page!

View the VIDEO produced by OSU Office of Student Life.  Our first mention is at 0:44 in the video. Enjoy!

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Street Address:

243 N. Fifth St.
Suite 140
Columbus, Ohio 43215


(614) 444-2473

Hours of operation:

Effective March 15, 2013, Open Studio hours are:

  • First Wednesday of each month from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Third Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM OR
  • By Appointment

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 614-444-2473 to coordinate studio time.

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2017 Card Collection:

Our 2017 limited edition Phoenix Rising Card Collection is now available for purchase online. The collection includes 10 cards and costs $25. plus $3. shipping & handling.

Cardpack 2017 web

Thank you for your purchase!


Mission Statement

Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative is dedicated to promoting the art of printmaking by providing a well-equipped studio, educational opportunities and an environment of mutual support, camaraderie and inspiration for artists and students, and the community.


Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative was formed in 1996, and began renovating a 1904 building into a studio facility that opened its doors in September 1998. From its beginning the studio was equipped with a Takach etching press, a Vandercook relief press and materials to accommodate a variety of printmaking techniques. Later, Phoenix Rising acquired a second etching press and added additional mobile work tables so that more printmakers could work at the same time.

Phoenix Rising had always operated as a nonprofit organization, and in June of 2010 was officially granted 501(c)(3)status. The cooperative moved to its present larger venue in December 2011. The current facility is on the ground floor of a vintage factory with a full wall of north facing windows and is ADA compliant.

Phoenix Rising's artist members offer a variety of workshops and classes that highlight their particular skills and guest artists are invited to give special presentations. The artists of Phoenix Rising provide outreach programs demonstrating and teaching printmaking techniques in a variety of venues - public and private schools, art groups, colleges, artist's residencies, in-service workshops, etc.