Eliana Calle Saari Exhibition

Eliana Calle Saari Des de Mi Ventana (From my Window)

Starting with images of her family and remembered locations, Ms. Calle Saari creates black and white woodcuts that are both memories and visions.

This exhibition is on display through May 20, 2012
Reception Thursday, March 8, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Otterbein University - Fisher Gallery of Roush Hall
27 S. Grove St., Westerville, Ohio
for more information visit www.otterbein.edu

February News!

You are invited to an Open House at our New Studio!

* Look for a Feature story about Phoenix Rising in this Sunday's Arts section of the Columbus Dispatch.

Open House
Saturday, February 4th 
from 1:00-7:00 PM

Our new address:
243 North Fifth St., Suite 140
Columbus, OH 43215

Thanks to the success of our March 2011 fundraiser, Art Under Pressure, and the generosity of all those who participated in the effort, we have successfully moved to a new studio.  We are so grateful for the support we received. Please come and celebrate with us! 

Win an original work of art! Raffle tickets on sale during the event - $5. per ticket

Thank you to our Event Sponsor: Tracee Ribar, Street Sotheby's International Reality

Panning & Ribar


During the month of February Phoenix Rising will offer  open studio hours 2 ½ days a week.


Tuesdays:   2:00 – 6:00 PM

Wednesdays:  10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturdays:  10:00 AM – 6:00 PM


Phoenix Rising will resume their Artist Talks and Critiques on the 3rd Sunday of each month beginning in February with:

ARTIST TALK - Sunday, February 19 – 3:00 pm
by Cindy Davis

The Pagan and the Padre
Sunday, February 19 at 3:00 pm
at Phoenix Rising Studio
Cindy Davis recalls her introduction to printmaking and Italian culture in Central Italy.

This event is Free and Open to the public.


WORKSHOP – Saturday, February 25 – 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Easy Elegant Embossing:

Make a memento of the beauty of Winter in this workshop that is a great introduction to printing. We will use thick soft print paper to transform found objects into frame-able bas-relief works of art. Bring your imagination and use our collection of textures or bring your own to try.

Fee:  $50, materials included

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A Successful Move!

The move was a success! Stay tuned for information on our Open House.


Please check out the gorgeous photos:

Outside of the new home!

What a beauty!

The remodel is finished!

A New Home for Phoenix Rising

It is with great delight and excitement that Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative announces its upcoming move to a new, bigger, better studio space.

As of December 1, 2011 our new address will be:
243 North Fifth St., Suite 140
Columbus, OH 43215

This wonderful opportunity is a result of the success of our March fundraiser, Art Under Pressure, and the generosity of all those who participated in it.  We are so grateful for the support we received.  After much searching and planning, we are very pleased to have found our new home that will better suit our needs and those of the people we serve.

Once the co-op members have settled in and set the studio into working order, we will host an Open House and invite the public to visit the new facility.

Below are a few photos of the space which is currently under construction.

Outside of the new home!

North-facing windows!

The cooperative construction is under way!

Conflict & Courage Opening Reception

Opening reception:
Dec. 11th from 1:00 to 3:00
The Jewish Community Center
1125 College Ave
Bexley, Ohio

Artist Statement:

My work is a record of current events that grab my heart. I cheer for the women in the Mideast countries who have the courage to protest for their rights in the public squares. My heart breaks for the soldiers who give their lives to fight wars, and for the parents who bury them. I get angry at corporations that allow oil to pollute our waters and kill birds, fish, plants and people. The horrors we perpetuate go on and on, I try to draw attention to them.
Joan Judith Tallan.

Summer Workshops

Summer Workshops:

Explore Printmaking this Summer!

Workshops for Beginner Printers and Experienced Printers are available throughout the summer.

Watercolor Monoprint Workshop

Saturday, June 25 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
at Phoenix Rising Printmaking Studio
by Cindy Davis
Artist Member of Phoenix Rising

Horse Monotype

Cat Monotype

This class provides an easy way to transform a favorite photo into an original work of art. Bring an 8-1/2" x 11" color image that we will place under a plexiglass plate. After tracing a few outlines with a crayon, you simply fill in areas with watercolor, and then print the plate on our press. The vibrant colors and lacy white lines of your print may have a different character from your original image, but it's easy to capture the charm of a summer moment in a print you will enjoy making. The result is an exciting new piece, not a copy of your photo.

This simple method is ideal for first-time printers and anyone who wants a fast-track to creativity without the tedium of drawing. Great fun for kids! Bring a snack and a couple of letter-sized photos.

$35 per participant, includes all materials. Adults and children over 12 Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are required. Space is limited.

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Upcoming Workshops:

Back to the Bite - Etching

This 6-session workshop series will concentrate on the basics of etching, an intaglio printmaking process with lines and textures incised (with acid and/or tools) in metal, inked and printed on damp paper with an etching press. Drypoint, acid-resist grounds, aquatint and inking strategies will provide opportunities to explore and combine varying techniques in the same print.


The workshop will be summer fun for artists new to the process and for those who wish to review and brush up on elementary etching methods.


Tuesday and Thursdays, July 19 & 21; 26 & 28; August 2 & 4.
Time:  9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cost:  $200, materials included.

August Monotype Week
3 Different Techniques on 3 Different Days

Take just 1 class or sign up for all 3 sessions!
August 9: Watercolor Monoprints; August 11: Painterly Monotypes;
August 13: Three Color Reduction Monotypes
Individual Sessions are $40. person OR Complete Series fee is $100 per person


Welcome to the new website!

We hope you appreciate the new layout design! Please be aware that the website is still being updated and improved. Please visit our contact page if you are having any trouble, or have any questions/comments. If you experience any errors, please be patient as we are working out all of the bugs.

Thank you!

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

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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.

Cardpack 2017 web

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.