Solarplate Etching Refresher Workshop

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
10:30 am to 2:30 pm w/half-hour lunch break.
Instructor: Anne Cushman, co-founder of Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative

Cushman Remnants-smThis is a workshop for those who have already attended a first session of solarplate-making.
We are offering the opportunity to brush up on the solarplate etching process, experiment with color and further develop your images. Bring your previously exposed plates and/or a transparency to make a new plate. Again, we will be using 5" x 7" plates.

Fee: $50. workshop
Fee:$59.60 workshop + purchase of new 5"x7" plate
Reservations are required.

Continuing Exhibitions

"Wild & Tangled"

Foliage of the Plains
featuring Rod Bouc & Charlene Potter

Continues through June 30, 2013

Bone Creek, Museum of Agrarian Art,
David City, Nebraska

Bouc Wild Tangled

"The Road Ahead"

New woodcuts and etchings by Eliana Calle-Saari

This exhibition runs through April 28, 2013

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

Full Moon Sail MWoodworth


April 5 - 29, 2013

Location: Haiku

Click here to view more prints

Opening: May 18, 2013 during the Indianola Art Crawl

Pennington on Paper
3047 Indianola Avenue, Columbus, OH

Phoenix Rising welcomes James Weigle

Phoenix Rising welcomes: 

James Weigle 
Professor of Fine Arts
Columbus College of Art & Design

Saturday, April 20th at 2:00 pm

@ our studio, 243 N. Fifth Street, Columbus Ohio, 43215

This event is Free and open to the public.

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James H. Weigle works in printmaking (litho and relief) as well as papermaking, letterpress and book arts.  He explores landscape and pattern using monoprints and plein air oil painting. Often with concerns for the environment, Weigle expresses the beauty of landscape from microscopic detail to panoramic vista, from outright politics to sublime nature.  


James is a certified professional printer at the Tamarind Institute, and holds degrees from Carnegie-Mellon University (BFA) and Penn State University (MFA). His work is collected in Ohio and Massachusetts, where he has a Cape Cod beach studio.

Workshop: Monoprint Momentum

March 14th from 6:30 to 9:00 PM

Join us for an on-going series of exploration of this versatile technique.  We provide light refreshments, materials and the warm supportive atmosphere that spawns creativity!

No experience is required.

Costs: $50 includes all materials

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Take a look @ Abstract Monoprint class:

Participants from as far as Hardin & Wood counties, as well as central Ohio residents, joined Cindy Davis for the Abstract Monoprint workshop on Feb 16. The process uses 2 plates, an epoxy matrix plate inked in the intaglio method and a watercolor monoprint plate.

Take a look at the process and the results on our facebook page!

Exhibition Opening: "The Road Ahead"

"The Road Ahead"
An exhibition of prints by Eliana Calle-Saari

Opening reception Friday, March 22, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

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

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Core Member, Eliana Calle Saari, will exhibit her recent works at The Ohio State University Faculty Club in an exhibition titled "The Road Ahead". The collection of new works will include woodcuts and etchings. The exhibition is on display March 11, 2013 through April 28, 2013. For more information visit:

Eliana Calle Saari was born in Medellin, Colombia, South America where she received her Associate Degree in Fashion Design at the Escuela de Diseño Proyectual. Soon after, in 1991, she moved to The United States and received duel Bachelors of Arts in Art and Spanish from Otterbein University. Calle Saari then received her MFA in printmaking from The Ohio State University in 2002.

"The Road Ahead" focuses on the process of saying good-bye and opening new doors to a brighter future. Of these new works, Calle Saari says, "This body of work is about the cycle of starting something new, letting it go, saying goodbye, moving on, keeping things behind, and starting anew. Most things in life are just temporary, they come, they go, and we keep on walking. We keep looking at the road ahead. I started to think about all the things I have left behind every time I closed a door.  I recalled all the memories, those wanted and unwanted. Closing doors to unwanted memories takes me to new doors. These memories have helped me manage to build the path ahead, leading me in a direction to begin again."

Etching with Light & Water Workshop

A 2-session Solarplate Workshop
Friday, March 1 & Saturday, March 2, 2013 
by Anne Cushman, Cooperative's Co-founder


Experiment with an innovative, non-toxic printmaking process. Starting with pen & ink or pencil drawing, we will learn a simple and fast method for making an etching plate and inking and printing an image. We will discuss ways to combine this process with watercolor, pastel and colored pencil. This 2-part workshop is also great for painters who want to create a mixed media approach to their work!

Friday,March 1; 6:00 - 7:30 pm:
Getting started with a demonstration and image development. Bring several drawings, sketches to consider.

Saturday, March 2; 10:30am - 2:30pm:
Making the solarplate and printing. Don't wear good clothes or bring an apron.

Total cost for both sessions: $85.per person, includes all materials. To register: Send your RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.&subject=Solarplate%20Workshop">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Land Remains The Same


Launch Party for the 2012 Card Collection

Thursday, December 6, 2012
Letterpress Happy Hour
Launch Party for the 2012 Card Collection

Please join us for a festive Happy Hour at our studio on Thursday, December 6 from 5:00 – 8:30 PM. Relax and enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and beverages. You will have the opportunity to operate our Vandercook Letterpress and print a few holiday greeting cards to share with your friends! The party will debut our popular limited edition 2012 Card Collection, on sale for $24. Original prints by our members will also be available for purchase.

Peripheral Vision: A View From Ohio Printmaking Cooperatives

Exhibition Date: Thursday, August 23, 2012 - Saturday, October 27, 2012

Reception: Friday | September 21 | 5 to 8pm

OSU Urban Arts Space
50 W. Town St. Suite 130 | Columbus, Ohio 43215

Exhibition Page

A reflection on perspective, Peripheral Vision features works by artists associated with each of the four independent Ohio printmaking cooperatives: Dayton Printmakers Co-op, Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative (Columbus), Tiger Lily Press (Cincinnati), and Zygote Press (Cleveland).

This diverse body of work is linked by a common visual theme, conjoining each piece from end to end.  From this visual continuity comes a sense of community, with a single, composite horizon connecting pieces originated from different corners of Ohio.

Peripheral Vision


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.