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.

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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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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

Click here to register

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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

Impressions: The Work of Eliana Calle-Saari

You are invited to the Opening Reception of an exhibition by Core Member Eliana Calle-Saari

Sunday, November 24
from 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Wehrle Gallery on the Campus of Ohio Dominican University
1216 Sunbury Road
Columbus, OH 43219

A native of Colombia, Eliana Calle-Saari creates reductive woodblock prints that explore memory, heritage, and their interaction with the present.

For more information about this exhibition visit 

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The Artists of Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative Cordially Invite You to our 2013 Fundraising Event

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October 25 and October 26, 2013

Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative will be celebrating its 15th Anniversary, and showcasing a rare mezzotint print collection! We invite you to join us for this anniversary celebration.

You will have two opportunities to attend our 2013 fundraising event:

  1. October 25: Art Under Pressure: 2013 Fundraising Event or
  2. October 26: Art Under Pressure: 2013 Fundraising Event

Tickets to Art Under Pressure are $36 each. 
To purchase tickets, simply click on one of the event dates shown above.

Please RSVP by October 18, 2013.

A limited number of tickets for each event date will be sold and will be available on a "first come, first serve" basis. We encourage to you make your purchase early.

If you are unable to attend, but would still like to support us, feel free to donate with the button below:



Art Under Pressure: The Mystery and Mastery of Mezzotints will include:

  • private viewing of a collection of mezzotints by renowned artist Francisco Souto
  • additional mezzotints by Phoenix Rising members will also be on display
  • technique demonstration by artist members
  • artist discussions about their prints and printmaking process
  • sale of prints by artist members 
  • delicious refreshments

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Several mezzotints by renowned artist, Francisco Souto, will be on exhibit at this event. Souto uses techniques that push the boundaries of printmaking by creating exceptional works that are a mix of representational and non-representational images. Shown above: Left: Trivium II; Right: After uno y el universo II.

The link for Souto info is 

What is a mezzotint print?

Printing mezzotints began in the 17th century, flourished in the 18th & 19th century, and today the intriguing process is almost a lost art. Mezzotint is a distinctive intaglio printmaking process different from other techniques because the artist works from dark to light rather than the more common light to dark. It is the gradations of light and dark, rather than lines, that forms the image. The resulting subtle tonalities can evoke the mystery of the universe or define the details of every day objects. 

The link for more mezzotint info is 

"Ohio - New Paintings"

Opening reception: Friday, June 28, 2013
The Ohio State Faculty Club
6:00 to 8:00 pm

The collection of new works will include landscapes, city scenes, and still life with an emphasis on Ohio's changing landscape throughout the seasons.

To RSVP, please call the club at 614-292-2262
or email your RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
This exhibition will be on display June 24 through August 23, 2013.
For directions and additional information visit

browning-still-smJon Browning is a life-time member, past President and current board member of the Ohio Plein Air Society. Jon's paintings evoke memories of growing up in Ohio, experiencing the changing seasons on his grandparents' New Philadelphia farm. His landscapes represent both pieces of that past and the promise of something different. Jon states, "Painting allows me, on my best days, to tease out memories and imaginings and to commit them to canvas. Through sight and color and technique, I can focus on recollections and re-examine my past. It's like personal research. It's time travel."

Mr. Browning's works have been featured at the Bennington Center for the Arts (Bennington, VT), The Zanesville Museum of Art (Zanesville, OH), The Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery in Columbus, the Springfield Museum of Art (Springfield, OH) and The Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition. This is his first solo exhibit. He paints "en plein air" and maintains a studio at his home in Marble Cliff.

"Crossing Borders"

Mary Woodworth, Core Member of Phoenix Rising  

Opening reception: Friday, July 5 

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Missing Peace Art Space

234 S. Dutoit St, Dayton OH 45402 

To RSVP call (937) 241-4353

or email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

"The collection on view at the Missing Peace Art Gallery entitled "Crossing Borders" comprises linoleum cut relief prints from work that I have created over the last decade or more. Using images from African-American and Latino experience, Shamanistic and indigenous religion, and contemporary life I create images that viewers associate with dreams. Individually and together they suggest narratives of suffering, liberation, and consolation. Crossing borders suggests new ways of being, seeing, and ways to tell the story. The diverse and common iconography is deeply connected both to my own personal journey of struggle and understanding and to the paths of many others and of many different communities." 

Mary Woodworth 

This exhibition will be on display  through August 4, 2013.  For directions and additional information visit

July Mono"TYPE" Workshop

July Mono"TYPE" Workshop

by Jennie Cross
Core Member of Phoenix Rising Printmaking

Thursday, July 25, 2013 from 6:30-9:00 PM

Explore the artful introduction of letters to your images in this monotype workshop. We will investigate how artists use wooden letterpress type and old dingbats to create monotypes with a message.
No experience is necessary!

Fee: $50 includes all materials and light refreshments.
Reservations are required. Click here to Register.

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.