Members Attend MAPC conference in Detroit

Six of our members traveled to Detroit at the end of September to attend the Mid-America Print Council (MAPC) conference. The campus of Wayne State University was the location of many of the workshops, exhibitions and lectures. Members Eliana Saari, Anne Cushman, Joan Tallan, Mary Woodworth, Cindy Davis and Judith Steele (shown below) attended a variety of workshops on various printmaking techniques with the mission of sharing their experiences with the entire cooperative membership. Cindy and Joan participated in a print portfolio exchange. Mary presented a portfolio of her work during one of the open portfolio sessions. We would like to acknowledge the financial support provided through a BOOST grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC), which funded our conference registration fees. Visit our facebook page to see more photos from our MAPC experience!

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From left: Eliana Saari, Anne Cushman, Joan Tallan, Mary Woodworth, Cindy Davis and Judith Steele in front of the north wall of the Diego Rivera mural, Detroit Industry, at the Detroit Institute of Art.

A Gathering of Images

Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative presents A Gathering of Images; prints by Phoenix Rising Cooperative members. This exhibition Runs from October 1st 2014 to October 25th.

Opening Reception
Sunday, October 5th
2:00 - 4:00 pm

High Road Gallery
12 E Stafford Ave
Worthington, OH 43085

Check out our Summer 2014 Workshop Schedule!

Etching without Acid: Solarplate Printing

Instructor: Anne Cushman

2 Session Work:

  • Thursday, May 29; 5:30 – 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 31; 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

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Magical Multiples @ The Riffe Gallery

Instructor: Joan Tallan

Sunday, June 1, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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Letterpress Happy Hour

Instructor: Anne Cushman

2 Session Workshop:

  • Thursday, June 12; 5:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Thursday, June 19; 5:30 – 7:30 pm

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"Dreaming in Color” – abstract monoprint workshop

Instructor: Cindy Davis

Saturday, July 12; 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Three Color Monoprint Workshop

Instructors: Judith Steele & Joan Tallan

Date: August 2nd; from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

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Found Objects Monoprint Workshop

Instructor: Mary Woodworth

Two Session Workshop:

  • Wednesday, August 20; 6:00 to 8:30 PM
  • Wednesday, August 27; 6:00 to 8:30 PM

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Phoenix Rising in the news!

Click on the link below to read the Columbus Dispatch review of our exhibition at the OSU Faculty Club.

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The Invention of Flight by Elizabeth Swartz

Walking Away by Eliana Calle Saari

Walking Away by Eliana Calle Saari

Asymmetry by Bahram Farabakhsh

Asymmetry by Bahram Farabakhsh

Found Object Monoprints Workshop

Two Session Workshop

  1. Session One: Wednesday, March 19 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM
  2. Session Two: Wednesday, March 26 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Instructor: Mary Woodworth

Relax after work and celebrate the coming Spring at the print studio! Pull a monoprint using found objects in a creative way. Found objects can be used to create textures and shapes on your printing plate. Using non-toxic inks, watch your color palette unfold. Explore compositions as your plate passes through the press two times. Discover what textures, shapes, techniques and colors appeal to you as you unwind from the daily grind!

What are found objects? They could be common items you encounter every day… plastic netting, lace, floral clippings, twine, coins, paper cutouts, etc. We will have objects to share, but we encourage you to bring objects that you find interesting.

Fee: $75 per person for both sessions

Reservation deadline: March 15

Go to Our Workshop page for resigstration and more information.

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Artist Talk by Rodger Wilson

Sunday, February 23 at 3:00 PM 
at the Phoenix Rising studio

Rodger Wilson graduated from OSU with a BFA in Printmaking (Lithography major) and returned for a MA in Art Education with a focus on children's picture book illustration. He has worked as a graphic designer and illustrator for most of his career. Recently he joined Igloo Letterpress and continues to work as a designer and printer. Rodger will discuss a few of his picture books and then focus on imagery for letterpress and the process of creating files, film and polymer plates to facilitate printing solids and halftones on a Vandercook letterpress. Allison Chapman, proprietor of Igloo Letterpress, will join Rodger later in the conversation to talk about letterpress in Columbus.

This event is free and open to the public.

Light refreshments will be served.

Reservations are not required, but are appreciated.

Kindly email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you plan to attend.

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I am the Walrus Creatures Night

Phoenix Rising in German Village

The German Village Society Arts Committee has invited the members of Phoenix Rising to exhibit in the Brent Warner Fest Hall in May of 2014!

Opening Reception Date to be announced.

Pulling Prints Together

Members Group Exhibition

Opening Reception: Friday, March 7, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

The Ohio State University Faculty Club
181 South Oval Drive, OSU Campus, Columbus, Ohio 43210

Pulling Prints Together will showcase newer work by the members of the Cooperative.

Exhibition on display from March 3 to April 25, 2014.

Admission is free.

Read the GCAC Front Row Center Article.

For more information about the OSU Faculty Club or to view directions visit: 

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Triad by Anne Cushman

Three Color Monoprint Workshop

Instructor: Joan Tallan
Saturday, February 15, 2014
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Bring a sack lunch or order lunch at the local café.

This workshop will give you the opportunity to make a three-color monoprint. We will be working with the three primary colors of transparent inks to obtain a diverse color palette. Your acrylic plate will pass through our press three times to achieve the final print.

Please come with an 11” x 14” color photo, colored drawing or small painting to use as your reference. If you have some bristle oil paint brushes, I invite you to also bring them to this class.

We will supply acrylic for the plates, the inks, rags and paper.

Workshop Fee: $65.00, Includes materials

Reservation deadline: February 10

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Thank You!

Our thanks to everyone that made Art Under Pressure: The Mystery & Mastery of Mezzotints a fundraising success. We appreciate the support of those that attended the event, purchased artwork, made financial contributions and donated food. It can easily be said that a good time was had by all!

Check out event photos on our facebook page

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.

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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.