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.

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This exhibition will be on display through March 26, 2017

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Now Available!

Just in time for Holiday Gift Giving...

Our 2016 limited edition Phoenix Rising Card Collection is now available for purchase.

Purchase online by Clicking on the "Buy Now" button in the left sidebar of this page
or by email request via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The collection includes 10 cards and costs $25. (plus $3. shipping & handling).

Get one set for your personal collection and more sets to share!

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The artists who contributed to this limited edition are:
Anne Cushman, Barbara Jurjans, Marilyn McPheron, David Pickard, Eliana Saari, Judith Steele, Joan Tallan, Amanda VanDenberg, Michelle Walker, Mary Batstone Woodworth.

All cards are hand-printed and signed by the artists.

All proceeds from the sale of this collection benefit the cooperative.
Thank you for your support!

Otterbein artist-in-residence, Lancelott Belaunde

Otterbein University and Nicholas Hill, Professor of Art, at the university welcomed Artist in Residence, Lancelott Belaunde, from Santiago, Chile, to Columbus during October.

While in Chile, Lancelott create a suite of prints to exhibit at Otterbein during his residence. Approximately twenty-five of the new prints were exhibited for the first time in the entrance to Miller Gallery.

While in Columbus, Lancelott attended our October artist talk event. He then returned to etch and develop images on copper plates for new prints. A special Thank you to core member Eliana Saari and Michael Saari for assisting him with his processes at Phoenix Rising.

Click here to check out what is happening at Taller 99 in Santiago and view posts by Lancelott.

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Jennifer Cross: In-Residence Artist

Jennifer Cross returns to classrom (briefly) as in-residence artist.

Cross taught at Columbus schools before coming to Hilliard in 1992 where she taught special needs and talented-and-gifted students at Ridgewood Elementary and then Norwich Elementary before retiring in 2014. Becky Rehbeck, an art teacher at Britton Elementary, knew Cross as a teacher at Norwich and invited her to visit the school where Cross taught students the process of paper-making.

Read the article in This Week Hilliard Community News.

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Jennifer Cross (right) an artist-in-residence last week at Britton Elementary School, receives assistance from Brian Hall (center) and Brissa Garcia-Delapaz, both third-grade students at the school, in lifting a screen used to make paper.

Annual Card Collection Debuts Sunday, Nov 15

Our 2016 Limited Edition Letterpress Card Collection debuts this Sunday, November 13th! 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 Sunday between 2:00 and 4:00. $25 for a set of 10 original signed cards.

Here is a sneak peek!

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October Artist Talk by Ashlee Malloris

CrescendoPhoenix Rising welcomes printmaker Ashlee Malloris to present an Artist Talk on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm.

Come and see these dynamic prints and learn how Ashlee develops her imagery. Light refreshments will be served.

This event is free and open to the public.

"I like to believe that artwork, not unlike humans, has a personality; characteristics that we, the audience, observe and decide who the work is. And in many ways, the characteristics and emotions we see in the work live within the artist. Therefore, viewing an artist’s work is taking a look at who the artist is, what they are feeling, and how he or she views the world.

My technique as a printmaker involves strategic placement of color and expressive line work meticulously planned before each project to successfully communicate an underlying theme. Subject matter in my work is derived from still life observation, a life experience, or in some cases, completely from imagination. Underlying themes I like to play with include indulgence, diligence, mortality, and celebration."

Crescendo is shown to the left. Click here to view more prints and learn more about Ashlee.

RSVPs are not required, but are helpful. If you plan to attend, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know you will be joining us!

Sunbear Gallery Exhibit thru Sept 22

Join us at the Sunbear Studio & Gallery in Alexandria, Ohio this summer for a group exhibition titled "Current Impressions" by the members of Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative.  Alexandria is about a 40 minute drive northeast of Columbus, located 10 minutes from Granville on St Rt 37.  The address is 3 W Main St, Alexandria Ohio  43001.
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"Current Impressions"

This exhibiton will be on display from July 29, 2016 through September 22, 2016.
Curated by Anne Cushman.

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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!

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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 for directions and gallery hours.

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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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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

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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.