2016 Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibit

It wouldn't be Summer without the Ohio State Fair Fine Art Exhibition which runs from July 27 to August 7, 2016. This year 5 of our members are represented in the all Ohio exhibition! Please congratulate Eliana Calle-Saari, Judith Steele, Joan Tallan, Michelle Walker and Mary Batstone Woodworth for representing printmaking at this exhibition.

You can view our work in the Cox Fine Arts Center on the fairgrounds.  View a Map of the fairgrounds.
Cast your Vote for the People's Choice Award when you visit the Ohio State Fair!

Visit ohiostatefair.com for more information.

Eliana Calle-Saari

Eliana Calle-Saari won the Printmaking Award for your stunning woodcut titled "Rest Stop 2".

first row, from left: Mary Woodworth, "Fault Lines" (collograph); Judith Steele, "Twirling" and "Spinning" (monoprints).
second row, from left: Joan Tallan, "Visit to Russia with Selfie" (lithograph) and "Future" (woodcut with chine colle); Michelle Walker, "In Motion", (etching ink on paper). 

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On Exhibit through September 2

Jennifer Slezak 2016 SecretsJennifer Slezak's screenprint/collograph, I Never Loved You (More Than I Do Today), is one of over twenty prints by former students of OSU Professor Emeritus Charles. W. Massey, Jr. to be displayed this summer. The OSU Faculty Club is presenting this group exhibition "Secrets" which also includes works by Massey.

This exhibition will be on display July 5 through September 2, 2016, curated by artist and printmaker Sophie Knee. Visit ohio-statefacultyclub.com for directions and gallery hours.

View more photos on our facebook page.

Joan Tallan wins award at Zanesville exhibition.

ZMA Ohio JoanTallanArtist awards for the Zanesville Museum of Art's (ZMA) 72nd Ohio Annual Exhibition were presented at the opening reception on June 16th. The award for Best Works on Paper was presented to Joan Tallan! She is pictured next to her print (top image) titled "Hiding in Sewer" part of her Women of the Holocaust series.

ZMA Executive Director, Lanie Snyder, reported there were 400 submissions by artists from almost every county in Ohio and works by 55 artists were selected for the exhibition. This year's juror was Betty Talbott, the Director of the Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, Ohio. The exhibition is on display through September 9.
View ZMA hours and directions.

Members Anne Cushman and Mary Batstone Woodworth also had prints include in the exhibition. Congratulations to all three members!

Click here to view local news video of the event, including comments from Lanie Snyder.
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On Exhibit thru July 9

Judith SteeleJudith Steele has 3 relief prints currently on display in the exhibit, Noves Històries, the Ohio Art League 2016 Spring Juried Exhibition downtown at the OSU Urban Arts Space.
50 W. Town St. Columbus, OH 43215

60 works of art by 40 Ohio artists were selected for this exhibition on display through July 9, 2016.
Visit uas.osu.edu for gallery hours and parking suggestions.
Join Judith at the Closing Reception, juror's talk, and award ceremony on Saturday, July 9 from 5:00-7:00 pm.

View photos from the closing reception.

View the Broad and High Video discussing this exhibition.
Read the Columbus Dispatch article.

Members are in exhibitions all around Ohio this summer!
View the complete list of exhibitions.

Check out more Summer workshops

Summer is a time for fun. Why not experience the rewarding art of printmaking, papermaking or bookbinding?

View our upcoming workshop schedule.

(almost) Instant Etched Plates!

The Solarplate Etching technique continues to be one of our most popular classes!  Since only Light and Water is needed to etch these solarplates, an etched plate is created in short order.  The intaglio method of inking and wiping a plate is taught with this method.  Participants had wonderful results!

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"stone-free" Lithography

Michelle Walker and Joan Tallan introduced the Pronto Plate lithography method to participants in May. Creating lithos from a drawing and from a digital photo file was explored.  Using this "stone-free" method, a standard etching press can be used to print the plates!

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Karen Campbell in Pinchflat 6 exhibit

Associate member, Karen Campbell, is one of 30 artists to create posters for Pinchflat 6, Columbus’ artistic celebration of all things bicycle!

The posters will debut on May 7 at an opening party from 12-5:00 at Wild Goose Creative and at Paradise Garage in the Short North during Gallery Hop that evening. Posters will be for sale at Paradise Garage during the month of May for $30.

View photos of Karen's process on our facebook page.

Learn more about Pinchflat at http://www.pinchflatcolumbus.com
View a video of the exhibit hanging at https://www.facebook.com/pinchflatcolumbus/?fref=ts

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Salami Dreamin' artist book

Jennifer SD 1Core Member, Jennifer Slezak, participated in the creation of a limited edition artist book titled Salami Dreamin' by Michelle Macquire with accompanying text by Aaron Beck. Over the course of several months, Jennifer, Michael Weigman and Logan Schmitt of Floodwall Press printed the combination of photo lithography and silkscreen illustrations. An opening reception was held on April 24th at Seventh Son Brewery. 

View more photos of the event on our facebook page.

The book contains images of Maguire's "unintentionally funny, easily unimpressed Italian American Great-Aunt Doll."  Learn more about the book at www.myohmyoh.com

Learn more about Floodwall Press.

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Groupshot from left: Jennifer Slezak, Great-Aunt Doll, Michelle Maguire and Michael Weigman.

Girl Scouts learn about printmaking

A local Girl Scout Troop visited our studio in May to learn more about printmaking. The delightful group of young ladies created floral monoprints and also printed a letterpress card on our vintage Vandercook press.

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2016 Card Collection:

Our 2016 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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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.