Tallan & Saari Win Awards at OSF

Don't miss the Ohio State Fair Fine Art Exhibition in the Cox Fine Arts Building which is on display though Sunday, August 6th!

Printmaking was strongly represented by members of our cooperative!  Congratulations to Joan Tallan who received an Ohio Arts Council Award in the professional division. Accolades to Eliana Calle-Saari for being awarded the professional division Printmaking award...the second year in a row!  Core members Anne Cushman, Colin Matsumoto, Dave Pickard, Judith Steele, Mary Woodworth and Associate members Christine D'Epiro Abbott and Karen Albanese Campbell were also accepted in this statewide competition!

In the professional division, 236 artist from 34 counties in the state of Ohio were selected to be included in this annual exhibition. The Columbus Dispatch noted that "more than 1,800 submissions" were received this year. We are proud to have 9 of our members included in the 2017 exhibiton!

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Eliana Calle-Saari with "My Angels", Relief prints on silk panels

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left: Woman's Right to Vote by Tallan; right: Blue Topo by Cushman

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left: Castle by Matsumoto; right: detail of Switching Station 2 by Pickard

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left: Snow for Christmas by Steele; Great White Wind by Woodworth

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left: Building a Sanctuary by D'Epiro Abbott; right: How She Flies by Albanese-Campbell

Creative Persistence: Lessons from a Long-Term Project; An Artist Talk by Claudia Retter

Join us Sunday, June 11 at 2:00-4:00 pm at our studio
This event is Free and open to the public.
Light refreshments will be served.

claudia retter headshotPhotographer and book artist Claudia Retter presents an "illustrated reading" of her handmade artist book, The Flying Adventures of Two Candy Cane Pen Friends, then follows with her Artist Talk, Creative Persistence: Lessons from a Long-Term Project.

In her talk, Retter takes us through the history of creating Flying Adventures, and how the quest to bring a single handmade book to a larger audience not only continues to shape the project's trajectory, but also transforms its creator. While told from an artist's perspective, Retter touches on universal themes that inspire audiences to see their own projects' successes and failures as part of a bigger picture. Read more

Learn more about Claudia Retter

Reservations are not required, but are helpful.
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Opening Reception: Schiller Park Art: Celebrating 150 years!

The German Village Art Committee is proud to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Schiller Park, Columbus Ohio, with a collection of artworks reflecting its character, history and beauty!

Opening Reception:  Sunday, April 23 from 2-4
Location: German Village Meeting Haus, 588 S. Third St., Columbus, Ohio, 43215

Core Member, Judith Steele's reduction relief print "Snow for Christmas (2004)" will debut at this reception! Only silver ink + black or white ink were used to create this snowy scene set near Schiller Pond and the Huntington Gardens.
(See a detail from this print below)

"I love snow! I am so excited to say that the final print captured my personal memory of that snowy day and the beauty of a cold winter's day." said Steele

The exhibit runs through June 1st during regular Visitors Center hours (M-F 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.).

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CCAD Students Visit Studio

"Phoenix Rising is a wonderful resource for my students. Every spring semester, my class takes a field trip to their premises where my students learn about the Cooperative and see the beautiful work that the members make. These artists have always been generous with their time and gracious with the sharing of their art and knowledge."
Kathy Lynn McGhee
Associate Professor: Division of Fine Arts; Area Coordinator of Printmaking
Columbus College of Art & Design

Our members welcomed Assoc. Prof. Kathy McGhee, Christine Mannix, CCAD rare books librarian (and a printmaker) and 13 printmaking students to our studio on April 12.

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Capital University Students at our Studio

Capital University Printmaking students visited our studio and created solar plates (etching plates) under the instruction of core member, Anne Cushman, the class developed their plates and printed proofs.  A good time was had by all. 

View photos of the students in action and their prints!

"I felt like today was a milestone in quality art making for the Capital University art program. I am very thankful to you and to Anne for making today happen. We at Capital are so fortunate to have you and your talents in our midst."
Jeffrey Shaw, Professor of Art at Capital University

"Our students loved their visit to Phoenix. We had 13 students! They all developed and printed a proof of their plate, they also cleaned up and helped pick up! All in 3 hours!  I couldn't be more proud of my wonderful perfect students! They did a great job on their solar plates!!!"
Eliana Calle-Saari, Adjunct Art Faculty at Capital University and Core Member with Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative


Show Us some Love!

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We are a registered 501(c)(3) and donations to our organization are tax deductible. Help us get off to a great start in 2017!

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Help us bring the fine art of printmaking to central Ohio.
Thank you for your support!

 Linoleum Relief print by Jessica Depp.

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3 Divergent Views

3 Divergent Views
Works by 3 Women Printmakers
featuring Jennifer Cross, Mary Batstone Woodworth & Anne Cushman

at the Marcia Evans Gallery
8 E Lincoln St, Short North Arts District, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Opening on Gallery Hop, Saturday, February 4th from 5 to 7 pm

below image, from left: Detail of Rejoined by Jennifer Cross, Still Water by Mary Batstone Woodworth, & detail of Shore Currents by Anne Cushman

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Opening: Modern Impressions, Traditional Methods

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Modern Impressions, Traditional Methods:
Prints by Core Members of Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative
Zanesville Museum of Art

Opening Reception: Friday, February 3, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM

View Photos from the Opening Reception on our facebook page!

Artist Talk by Core Members: Wednesday, March 15 at Noon.
View Photos from our Artist Talk!

This exhibition will be on display through April 8, 2017

For directions and gallery hours visit: https://www.zanesvilleart.org/

Explore our Winter Workshops

Start 2017 by exploring and expanding your creative talents through printmaking! 

Click Here to view the list of Upcoming Workshops.

The fun starts with a Very Valentine Letterpress event on Saturday, January 27th.

Future Workshops:
Watercolor Monoprints on February 25
Solarplate: Etching without Acid on March 9 & 11
Creating Collagraphs on April 22 & 29

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Opening Reception: Eliana Calle Saari

Editions and Experiences: Prints by Eliana Calle Saari

Opening Reception: Friday, January 20, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM

Location: Wehrle Gallery on the campus of the Ohio Dominican University
1216 Sunbury Road Columbus, Ohio  43219

Colombian transplant Eliana Calle-Saari has spent the last two decades translating life experiences into exquisite prints which exploit the specific expressive tendencies of the chosen technique; be it etching or woodcut.  Eliana has been a Core Member of our cooperartive since 2006.

View more photos on our facebook page.

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This exhibition will be on display through March 26, 2017

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Columbus, Ohio 43215


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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

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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.

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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.