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Original prints have an ancient history that began in eastern Asia in the first few centuries of the last millennium. During the Renaissance, in western Europe, the art of the print flourished in the studios of artists like Rembrandt. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, European and American artists like Daumier, James Abbot McNeil Whistler, Mary Cassatt, and Picasso, and almost the whole School of Paris, developed the art form further.

In the U. S., printmaking activity spread from New York City throughout the country in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, laying the foundation for a “print boom” in the 1960’s. It was during this decade that the great print publishing workshops originated. They recruited many of the best contemporary artists in the country, and established a pattern of major artists working in the print medium. Because of these efforts, original prints--while they remained a secondary medium for most artists--reached an aesthetic, critical, historical, and economic status in their own right.

Collaboration is a major factor in the print world, today. Painters and sculptors, as well as printmakers, per se, work in close collaboration with master printers--artists themselves--who have decades of experience in the print shop. The five major processes are: intaglio, lithography, monotype, relief, and serigraphy. New processes are continually being invented by imaginative artists and master printers, and both photography and the digital revolution have impacted the print shops no less than the painting, sculpture, and trans-media studios. (Flatbed does not produce, in-house, Iris, Giclé, or other digital-output “prints.”)


About Printmaking   
 
Intaglio
Dating from the Middle Ages, "Intaglio" (from the Italian, "to incise") describes a family of printmaking processes, all of which involve a plate (usually metal) which has an image below its surface. This image has been engraved, scratched, or etched with diluted acids. The positive lines or pits are inked, the negative surface area is wiped clean, and the plate is then placed face-up on the press bed, with the damp paper on top of it, cushioned with felt blankets, and rolled between the press's cylinders under great pressure.

Only intaglio presses--which comprise a flat bed that passes between two rollers--are used for intaglio printmaking, which includes engraving, etching, dry-point engraving, aquatint, soft-ground etching, lift-ground etching, photo-etching, and gravure. Intaglio presses may also be used to print relief and monotype prints (which have their image on the surface of a block or plate).


About Printmaking Printing Processes Intaglio   
 
Lithography
Dating from the nineteenth century, lithography is based on the antipathy between oil and water. Originally developed in Germany on Bavarian limestones, lithography was used first commercially, then as a fine-art process.

Using a black, grease-based, dry or wet medium, the artist renders the image on the flat, clean stone. A separate stone is required for each color desired. The image and stone are treated chemically to make the image area more receptive to oil-based inks, and the non-image areas more water-loving. The stone is then sponged wet, and rolled with the desired color of lithographic ink, in order to print each impression of each color. Additional colors will be similarly prepared on distinct stones, and printed in carefully-registered layers.

In recent decades, textured metal plates are often used in combination with, or in lieu of, the increasingly rare stones. For all original lithographs, a special lithographic press is required. It uses a lubricated scraper bar to impress the image on the paper.


About Printmaking Printing Processes Lithography   
 
Monotype
Using thick printmaking inks and solvents, the artist paints directly onto an impermeable surface like Plexiglas. The resulting plate and image is then hand burnished or run through a press, essentially blotting up the single-original image. Multiple layers of monotyping on the same sheet of paper, "ghosts" (weak, second images), and repainted serial images are often printed, although monotypes exclude uniform multiple editions by definition.

The unique advantages of monotype are its instant accessibility to painters, its directness, its speed, its serial nature, and its distinct visual textures.


About Printmaking Printing Processes Monotype   
 
Relief
Using carving tools, the artist removes the area that is not to be printed, leaving the desired portions on the surface, just like a rubber stamp. A white-line relief is made by carving away the lines.

When the wood block or lino block, etc. is completed, thick relief ink is rolled onto the surface. Usually, a separate block is required for each color.

The paper is placed on the inked block, and either hand burnished or cranked through an intaglio or lithographic press. A vertical-action platen press can be used on small blocks. The unique advantages of relief are its physicality and thus its expressive qualities (especially the grain of wood blocks), the simplicity and inexpensiveness of its development and printing, its capacity for unusual papers, and the potentially thick impasto of its images.


About Printmaking Printing Processes Relief   
 
Serigraphy
Serigraphy, also known as "silkscreen," or, "screenprint," is a stencil process. A stencil--paper or liquid--is applied--by hand, or photographically--by the artist to a taught, nylon screen. Viscous silkscreen ink is then squeegeed through the screen, depositing ink on the paper. A separate screen is required for each color desired.

The unique advantages of serigraphy are its easy accommodation of many colors, and its capacity for large editions. Serigraphy is the only print process not done currently on-site at Flatbed. When desired, Flatbed contracts with local serigraphers for this process.


About Printmaking Printing Processes Serigraphy   
 

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"Acanthus." An etching with aquatint by Belinda.

Intro to Intaglio: Line Etching

February 8-9, 2014

10:00am - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Belinda Casey

This class covers the basics of line etching techniques, using liquid hard ground on copper plates. This method explores the line and all the beautiful qualities of an etched plate. Belinda will demonstrate etching and printing techniques, and work with each individual to create a small edition with imagery of their choice. The intimate class size accommodates any skill level and artistic intent - perfect for beginners to the etching process. For those of you with etching experience, the workshop is an opportunity to expand your intaglio expertise, and access Flatbed's professional print facility!

Tuition: $200
copper plates and paper will be avaliable for purchase the day of the class. A list of materials will be sent out to enrolled students.
Maximum Enrollment: 8

Belinda Casey is a multi-media artist with an exhibit record of over 30 years. She has taught for over 20 years, many age levels, at many schools. Currently she is a Professor teaching printmaking at Austin Community College. Belinda says, “Art is my dessert and very much a part of my everyday life, and my philosophy is ‘Eat dessert first’.”

womenprintmakers.com

Meet the Monotype

February 22, 2014

10:00am - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Cheryl Finfrock

Monoprinting is a painterly, expressive, and instantly gratifying printing technique where each impression is unique. This versatile method is a great way to develop images, add color to already printed works and an easy introduction to some of the basic concepts of printmaking, such as the mirror effect and basic press operation. This class is suitable for all levels of experience.


Maximum Enrollment Reached

If you are interested in monotype, there are still spots open in Monotype/Monoprint Extravaganza with Lynne Hubner in April!

Cheryl Finfrock is currently represented by Koelsch Gallery in Houston. Her exhibition history includes NYC, San Francisco, Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen, Czech Republic, and Bulgaria. She enjoyed a solo monotype exhibit at Lessedra Gallery in Sofia, Bulgaria as well. Her current painting series, Secret Places, is a snapshot of recalled experiences – exploring the buried treasures of memory brought to life through human experience. Secret Places explores the cult of place, brought to life through recollected experience.

www.cherylfinfrock.com


"Listen to the Bird," a monotype by Cheryl Finfrock


White hand-made paper sheets and painted pulp sheets.

Introduction to Papermaking and Creating with Colored Paper Pulp

March 8, 2014

10:00am - 1:00pm
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Instructor: Kathy Gurwell

Papermaking 1 -Introduction to Western papermaking.
A three hour workshop using 100% white cotton pulp. Participants learn about history and development of hand made paper. They learn to fill vats with water and add pulp. Then each person pulls sheets of paper using traditional western moulds and deckles. The wet paper is transferred to “felts,” creating a “post” of paper. The stack of wet sheets is pressed until most of the water is gone. The wet sheets can then be handled and transferred to wax paper or aluminum sheets for easy carrying. Be prepared to have arms in water up to elbows, and wear shoes that are comfortable since we stand to make paper.

Papermaking 2 - Creating with colored paper pulp.
A three hour workshop using 100% white cotton pulp plus additions. Partiapants have now learned to pull sheets of paper. The dry sheets can be brought back for more creative work, if desired. We again pull sheets of paper, this time focusing on embellishing the pulp and/or sheets of paper, wet or dry. Participants take home whatever they make. Be prepared to have arms in water up to elbows, and wear shoes that are comfortable since we stand to make paper.

Tuition: $75 for one session, $150 for both sessions
Maximum Enrollment: 10

Kathy Gurwell has years experience in the fields of paper and printing, beginning with her graphic arts study in Paris and continuing as a Curator Fellow at Tamarind Lithography Institute in Albuquerque, NM and most recently at the Museo della Carta in Fabriano, Italy. She has demonstrated papermaking in San Francisco, Santa Fe, and Houston, where she now lives. Her artistry in this field was recognized a few years ago when Lord & Taylor invited her to display and sell her products at a show of Santa Fe artists in their principal New York City store. More recently she was commissioned to make a 40 x 40 in. piece of paper for the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.

Intro to Linocut

Date: March 15-16, 2014

10:00am - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Alfonso Huerta Garcia

Learn the technique behind creating bold and dramatic prints in a class suitable for all levels of experience. Instructor will demonstrate design principles, carving techniques, inking and printing. Linocuts can be printed with traditional or nontoxic water-based ink on a variety of paperweights or cloth. This class will also instruct on how to print your work at home without a press. These easily printed blocks make great cards, logo designs, illustrations, fabric designs and, of course, fine art prints.

Tuition: $200
Maximum Enrollment: 6


A Linocut by Alfonso.


A collagraph matrix and print, created and proofed by Cathy Savage.

Intro to Collagraph

March 29-30, 2014

10:00am - 4:00pm
Instructor: Cathy Savage

The word collagraph is a union of the words “collage” and “graphic.” In a nutshell, a collagraph is a collage which is printed. The shapes and textures of the collage elements determine the look of the final piece. The collagraphic method is a less-toxic approach to printmaking. Once learned, it is easy to create plates out of materials found around the home. It has the unique ability to translate actual textures into images. The plate can be printed either as an etching, a relief, or as a combination of both. Cathy will show students how to create value and rich tonal effects. In this introductory class, we will be focusing on single plate collographs to be printed in black. Each student will create several plates during the first day and they will be printed during the second day. This is a great class to explore surface, texture, and layering through printmaking. All levels are welcome.

Tuition: $200*
*there is a $10 reimboursment fee for the materials Cathy is supplying.
Maximum Enrollment: 8

Cathy Savage creates hand pulled prints and layered collages focused on the hidden complexities found in the every day, often with a mathematical or scientific theme. Inventor Nikola Tesla is a favorite subject. Explorations of surface and texture are common in Cathy's work and she enjoys chronicling her her efforts in her studio blog. As a long time Austinite, Cathy’s work has been exhibited widely in Texas as well as throughout the US, and she has a solo show scheduled for Chicago in 2015.

www.savageartist.com




"Forest Remnants," monoprint from a wood matrix by Lynne; Lynne inking a plate for printing.

Monotype/Monoprint Extravaganza

April 5-6, 2014

10:00am - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Lynne Hubner

This is an opportunity to use water-based Akua Intaglio and Akua Kolor inks and utilize elements from your past linocuts, woodcuts, or etchings to create new works of art. Learn how to prepare chine colle’ papers, create trace monotypes and use stencils. Everyone will have the opportunity to make drypoints and carved relief textures to incorporate into their intuitive compositions. All levels welcome! This class is great for someone who has taken classes in the past and still has their plates!

Tuition: $175
* plus a $10 materials fee
Maximum Enrollment: 6

Printmaker Lynne Hubner runs an active print studio in the historic district of McKinney, TX and is founder of the North Texas Printmakers Guild. Hubner earned her BFA at Manhattanville College studying printmaking under John Ross. Her MFA is from the University of North Texas in Denton ,TX. Hubner is an instructor at the Women Printmakers of Austin, Burning Bones Press in Houston, Ghost Ranch of Abiquiu New Mexico, a guest instructor with the Nature Printmaking Society at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology and was a featured artist for PrintHouston Rockin’ and Rollin’ Prints. Her work celebrates the spirit of the people and places she has encountered.Her work is represented by Orisons of McKinney, TX and Davis and Blevins Gallery of St. Jo, Texas.

www.lynnehubnerprints.com

Intro to Woodcut

April 12-13, 2014

10:00am - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Alfonso Huerta Garcia

Learn the technique behind creating bold and dramatic prints in a class suitable for all levels of experience. Instructor will demonstrate design principles, carving techniques, inking and printing. Wood blocks can be printed with traditional or nontoxic water-based ink on a variety of paperweights or cloth. This class will also instruct on how to print your work at home without a press. These easily printed blocks make great cards, logo designs, illustrations, fabric designs and, of course, fine art prints.

Tuition: WORKSHOP FULL
Maximum Enrollment: Stay tuned for more relief classes this Summer!


"Enrojo," woodcut by Alfonso.


"Acanthus." An etching with aquatint by Belinda.

Intaglio Methods: Aquatint

April 19-20, 2014

10:00am - 4:00pm
Instructor: Belinda Casey

Aquatint is an indispensable intaglio method where in tonal variety is added to an etched plate. It can be used alone or to enrich other etching. Students will learn how to aquatint by melting rosin dust onto copper plates and etching at varying times to achieve a tonal etch. Belinda will demonstrate etching and printing techniques, and work with each individual to create a small edition with imagery of their choice. The intimate class size accommodates any skill level and artistic intent - perfect for beginners to the etching process. For those of you with etching experience, the workshop is an opportunity to expand your intaglio expertise, and access Flatbed's professional print facility!

Tuition: $200
copper plates and paper will be avaliable for purchase the day of the class. A list of materials will be sent out to enrolled students.
Maximum Enrollment: 8

Belinda Casey is a multi-media artist with an exhibit record of over 30 years. She has taught for over 20 years, many age levels, at many schools. Currently she is a Professor teaching printmaking at Austin Community College. Belinda says, “Art is my dessert and very much a part of my everyday life, and my philosophy is ‘Eat dessert first’.”

womenprintmakers.com

Meet the Monotype

April 26, 2014

10:00am - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Cheryl Finfrock

Back for a second session this spring due to popular demand!

Monoprinting is a painterly, expressive, and instantly gratifying printing technique where each impression is unique. This versatile method is a great way to develop images, add color to already printed works and an easy introduction to some of the basic concepts of printmaking, such as the mirror effect and basic press operation. This class is suitable for all levels of experience.

Tuition: $150
Maximum Enrollment: 6

Cheryl Finfrock is currently represented by Koelsch Gallery in Houston. Her exhibition history includes NYC, San Francisco, Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen, Czech Republic, and Bulgaria. She enjoyed a solo monotype exhibit at Lessedra Gallery in Sofia, Bulgaria as well. Her current painting series, Secret Places, is a snapshot of recalled experiences – exploring the buried treasures of memory brought to life through human experience. Secret Places explores the cult of place, brought to life through recollected experience.

www.cherylfinfrock.com


"Listen to the Bird," a monotype by Cheryl Finfrock

Custom Workshops

In addition to our regularly scheduled classes, we can work with your school, community program, or private group to schedule workshops on a wide range of topics relating to printmaking and/or book arts. We can work together to design something special and exciting for your group. For questions, or to schedule your outreach workshop, please contact us.

Individual Tutorials

Interested in expanding your knowledge in areas of lithography, etching and relief printing? Would you like to schedule a lesson that works with your schedule? Tutorials can be specialized for each request. These two-to-four hour sessions are available by appointment and will instructed by one of the accomplished printers here at Flatbed Press.

Two-hour Tutorial: $125 plus materials
Four-hour Tutorial: $250 plus materials

Register now to reserve your spot!

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Please feel free to contact our Class Coordinator, Annalise Gratovich, with any questions. 512-669-1891 or anna@flatbedpress.com

Registration and Cancellation Policy:

Space is limited so advanced registration is required to secure your spot in the class. You will receive a full refund or credit if you cancel your registration at least five business days before the first class meeting. If you cancel less than five business days before the first class meeting, or drop out of a class in progress, you will forfeit your full tuition. If Flatbed must cancel a class due to under-enrollment, registered students will be notified 2 days in advance and will receive a full refund or credit.
  
 
Course Descriptions | Fall 2012

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS | FALL 2012

Intro to Copperplate Etching
Clarke Curtis
10/6/12
10am-4pm

This class covers the basics of line etching techniques, using drypoint and liquid hard ground on copper plates. This method explores the line and all the beautiful qualities of an etched plate. Clarke will demonstrate etching and printing techniques, and work with each individual to create a small edition with imagery of their choice. The intimate class size accommodates any skill level and artistic intent - perfect for beginners to the etching process. For those of you with etching experience, the workshop is an opportunity to expand your intaglio expertise, and access Flatbed's professional print facility!

Tuition: $150
Tuition does not include plates and paper.

Maximum Enrollment: 6

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Photo-Based Screen Printing
Angela Morales [bio]
10/14/12
10am-4pm

Photo-screen printing is the most commonly used serigraph method. Using photo-emulsion to create a detailed stencil, designs can be easily printed in a myriad of colors on paper, cloth, and various other materials. This introductory class includes a demonstration of the full screen printing process, and Angela will work with each participant to complete a small edition of 2-color prints. This class is suitable for all levels of experience.

Tuition: $150

Maximum Enrollment: 6

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Intro to Linocut Relief
Alfonso Huerta Garcia
10/20/12 - 10/21/12
10am-4pm

Learn the technique behind creating bold and dramatic prints in a class suitable for all levels of experience. Instructor will demonstrate design principles, carving techniques, inking and printing. Linoleum blocks can be printed with traditional or nontoxic water-based ink on a variety of paperweights or cloth. This class will also instruct on how to print your work at home without a press. These easily printed blocks make great cards, logo designs, illustrations, fabric designs and, of course, fine art prints.

Tuition: $200

Maximum Enrollment: 6

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Advanced Etching: Aquatint & Spit Bite
Clarke Curtis
10/27/12 - 10/28/12
10am-4pm

This course is an extention of our intro class, expanding on different techniques available in copperplate etching. This particular course will focus on aquatinting and spit bite, methods for creating gradients within an intaglio print. Students will learn from live demonstrations of each procedure, and recreate them in a small edition of their own design. Class is open to those who have taken Flatbed's intro to intaglio class, or have equivalent experience.

Tuition: $150
Tuition does not include plates and paper.

Maximum Enrollment: 6

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Intro to Solar Plate (Polymer Gravure)
Katherine Brimberry [bio] & Angela Morales [bio]
11/3/12, 9am-5pm

A fail-safe photo-etching method, solar-plate is a less-toxic printing process that uses UV light (sunlight) and water to process the polymer plate. Students can experiment with Xeroxed, photographic, computer-generated images, or hand-drawn work on Mylar. The printing method is the standard intaglio process. Class may be repeated.

Tuition: $150
Tuition does not include plates and paper.

Maximum Enrollment: 6

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Intro to Woodcut
Alfonso Huerta Garcia
12/1/12 - 12/2/12
10am-4pm

Learn the technique behind creating bold and dramatic prints in a class suitable for all levels of experience. Instructor will demonstrate design principles, carving techniques, inking and printing. Wood blocks can be printed with traditional or nontoxic water-based ink on a variety of paperweights or cloth. This class will also instruct on how to print your work at home without a press. These easily printed blocks make great cards, logo designs, illustrations, fabric designs and, of course, fine art prints.

Tuition: $200

Maximum Enrollment: 6

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Individual Tutorials

Interested in expanding your knowledge in areas of lithography, etching and relief printing? Would you like to schedule a lesson that works with your schedule? Tutorials can be specialized for each request. These two-to-four hour sessions are available by appointment only and will instructed by one of the accomplished printers here at Flatbed Press.

Two-hour Tutorial: $125 plus materials
Four-hour Tutorial: $250 plus materials

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Course Listings | Fall 2012

COURSE LISTINGS | SUMMER 2012

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Click on each class title to read a full description of the course.

Intro to Copperplate Etching
with Clarke Curtis

October 6, 2012
10am-4pm

$150

Screen Printing
with Angela Morales

October 14, 2012
10am-4pm

$150

Intro to Linocut
with Alfonso Huerta Garcia

October 20-21, 2012
10am-4pm

$200

Advanced Etching
with Clarke Curtis

October 27-28, 2012
10am-4pm

$250

Intro to Solar Plate (Polymer Gravure)
with Katherine Brimberry & Angela Morales

November 3, 2012
9am-5pm

$150*

Intro to Woodcut
with Alfonso Huerta Garcia

December 1-2, 2012
10am-4pm

$200

Individual Tutorials
with available instructors

Scheduled by instructor

$125/2 hours
$150/4 hours

*Tuition does not include some additional material costs - please refer to course descriptions for details.

  
 
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Flatbed Classes | Fall 2012

FLATBED WORKSHOPS | FALL 2012

THE SCHEDULE IS FINALLY UP!
Questions? Suggestions? Please contact Angela Morales:
angela@flatbedpress.com | 512.517.9026

ENROLL ONLINE NOW: CLICK HERE

Click on each class title to read a full description of the course.

Intro to Copperplate Etching
with Clarke Curtis

October 6, 2012
10am-4pm

$150

Screen Printing
with Angela Morales

October 14, 2012
10am-4pm

$150

Intro to Linocut
with Alfonso Huerta Garcia

October 20-21, 2012
10am-4pm

$200

Advanced Etching
with Clarke Curtis

October 27-28, 2012
10am-4pm

$250

Intro to Solar Plate (Polymer Gravure)
with Katherine Brimberry & Angela Morales

November 3, 2012
9am-5pm

$150*

Intro to Woodcut
with Alfonso Huerta Garcia

December 1-2, 2012
10am-4pm

$200

Individual Tutorials
with available instructors

Scheduled by instructor

$125/2 hours
$150/4 hours

*Tuition does not include some additional material costs - please refer to course descriptions for details.

  
 
Flatbed Classes FAQ

FLATBED CLASSES | FAQ

For additional information, please contact angela@flatbedpress.com.

How do I sign up for classes at Flatbed?

Classes sign-ups can be completed in 2 ways: online and by pdf. Class registration closes one week prior to class being held, and classes which have not met enrollment minimums by that time will be cancelled. Students are requested to register early to avoid cancellation.

Online: complete our online form with your contact information, workshop choice, and payment options. You will receive a confirmation email within 2-3 days of completion.

PDF: download the pdf form from our website - form may be completed digitally or by hand. A confirmation email will be sent upon receiving your form. Please email the completed form to angela@flatbedpress.com, or mail by post to:

Flatbed Press (ATTN: Classes)
2832 East MLK Blvd.
Austin TX 78702

How do I pay for my classes?

Payments may be made by check or credit card. Payments will not be processed until 2 weeks prior to workshop, to confirm that each course has met minimum enrollment requirements. Participants may be asked to pay for additional supply costs incurred on the date of the course. Checks or card information must be received by Flatbed 2 weeks before the class date to reserve your spot. Participants will receive an invoice of their tuition payments upon processing.

Payment by Check: Please make out all checks out to "Flatbed Press". Checks may be mailed to the following address:

Flatbed Press (ATTN: Classes)
2832 East MLK Blvd.
Austin TX 78702

Payment by Card: Credit card information may be included in your enrollment form (both online or pdf), or may be given by phone to our classes coordinator, Angela Morales, at 512-517-9026. Flatbed Press accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express (Discover Cards cannot be processed at this time).

What should I bring to my workshop?

Flatbed will provide basic materials for each course, but certain material costs may be incurred in addition to class tuition. Additional costs will be outlined in each course's description. Plates and paper for certain courses will be available for purchase at Flatbed during the course of the workshop - payments for these materials may be made on class date. Some workshops may also encourage participants to bring their own materials for incorporation into the workshop (ie. collage materials, transparencies of images, etc.). Materials lists will be sent to participants upon enrollment in their course of choice.

Full-day workshops will also include a break for lunch. Students are encouraged to bring their lunch to the class - access to a refridgerator and microwave is avaliable at Flatbed. If students choose not to bring their lunch, there are a few fast food options available in the area.

Are there any tuition discounts available?

This semester, Flatbed is offering discounts on some of our multi-part courses. Students who sign up for the full course package may receive discounts of up to $65. Information on package discounts is outlined in the course descriptions of these workshops.

Are refunds available if I am unable to attend a workshop?

Students choosing not to attend the workshop for which they are registered must give notice of 7 days for tuition to be refunded. If you are unable to attend your workshop, please contact Angela Morales at angela@flatbedpress.com.

What happens if my class is cancelled?

If a course does not meet minimum enrollment requirements, it may be cancelled. Students signed up for a cancelled course will be notified 2 weeks prior to course date, and may choose between a payment refund or attending another course from the schedule. Students may have the option of scheduling an individual tutorial in the technique requested, depending on instructor availability.

I can't attend my workshop of choice on it's scheduled date, or would like instruction in a technique not offered this semester. How can I schedule an individual tutorial?

Individual tutorials are available for most techniques covered in our class schedule, as well as additional printmaking methods. Tutorial requests may be made using our enrollment forms, or by contacting angela@flatbedpress.com. Students will receive one-on-one instruction in their medium of choice, with one of our available instructors. Upon submitting a request, Flatbed will work with you and our instructors to schedule a date and time for the tutorial. A 2-hour tutorial is generally $125, with an additional $12.25 for each additional hour, plus material costs if applicable.


I would like to continue working at Flatbed after my workshop - is the shop available for open studio time?

This semester, Flatbed is offering a voucher for 4 hours of free open studio time for all students enrolled in one of our workshops. Voucher will be presented on the date of the course. Additional studio time can be purchased from Flatbed - visit our space rentals page for more information on open studio time. Please contact angela@flatbedpress.com to schedule your studio visit, to insure that a monitor will be available. Studio is available for those who have completed at least one course at Flatbed, or has prior printmaking experience. While the studio will be monitored, those who require extra assistance, or would like to use equipment not covered in their completed workshop may be charged an additional fee for personal instruction.

Can I teach at Flatbed?

Flatbed is always interested in incorporating new workshops into our course schedule. If you would like to teach a course, please contact angela@flatbedpress.com with your information and a short description of the process you'd like to teach.

How can I receive updates about Flatbed's Classes?

To receive exclusive email updates on our workshops, please email angela@flatbedpress.com to sign up for our classes email list. Updates are also posted to Flatbed's facebook page.

Still have questions? Contact angela@flatbedpress.com.

  
 
Instructor Bios

FLATBED CLASSES | INSTRUCTOR BIOS

kbiopic Katherine Brimberry
Born and raised in the small town of Brownfield in West Texas, the daughter of a cotton farmer, Brimberry discovered early a love of the arts and concentrated her studies in the visual arts at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas and graduated with a major and minor in studio arts. In 1979 Brimberry began attending New Mexico State University at Las Cruces and was admitted to the masters graduate program in 1980. At NMSU Brimberry’s graduate work concentrated on printmaking, specifically intaglio. In January, 1983 Brimberry relocated to Austin and found a thriving artistic community. Beginning in the fall of 1983, she became an adjunct instructor for Austin Community College and taught courses in printmaking, drawing, design and art history until 1998. Brimberry also worked as an adjunct professor at St. Edward’s University from 1987 until 1993. In 1998 and 1999 she taught printmaking at Southwest Texas State University. In the fall of 1989, Brimberry and Mark L. Smith founded Flatbed Press in Austin where she has been Flatbed’s Senior Master Printer. Presently, she is Flatbed’s owner, director and Master Printer of Collaborations.

PhotobucketCheryl Finfrock
Cheryl Finfrock creates monotypes and paintings on paper, canvas, and wood. Narrative expressionism, humor, and symbolism are central throughout her work. Recent exhibits span US and Europe including New York City, San Francisco, Austin, Berlin, Copenhagen, Montreal, Olomouc, Paris, and Sofia. Cheryl is a Trinity University graduate, native Texan, and San Francisco transplant. After 16 years in the San Francisco area, she returned to Austin in late 2006.

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TeresaTeresa Gomez-Martorell
Teresa Gomez-Martorell is an artist printmaker from Barcelona, Spain who lives and works in Austin, Tx. Teresa Gomez-Martorell got her BFA in Barcelona and after graduating, she moved to France to study color etching in the Atelier 17-Contrepoint. She got her MFA at SMU, Dallas in 2007 and after graduating she moved to Austin to work at Flatbed Press. She has specialized in traditional etching techniques on copperplate. She has participated in national and international exhibitions, being a part of the US group of printmakers in the Novosibirsk Biennial, Russia.

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Maggie Jordan

Maggie Jordan has been part of Austin's art community for nineteen years, seven of which have been focused on working with encaustics. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity University.

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Dr. Mark L. Smith is the co-founder and co-director of Flatbed Press. He is an artist who works in collage and mixed media. He also teaches the visual-arts careers course at UT-Austin, and specializes in the history of 20th-century American art. His resume includes experience as an independent curator, art writer, gallerist, and art consultant, as well as an art department chair and an associate dean. As an experienced teacher of both studio and art history classes, Smith is especially skilled in the art of the portfolio critique and in career development. His roles at Flatbed center on artistic quality control and on art marketing.


Angela Morales

Angela is an artist and graphic designer, living and working in Austin. A native of the area, she graduated from the University of Georgia with a BFA in Printmaking/Book Arts. In addition toher art and freelance projects, Angela is currently employed as Senior Designer at The Art Department, and serves as Flatbed's Classes Coordinator.

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Cathy Savage
Cathy Savage is a multi-media artist but, when asked about her work, describes herself as a printmaker. She's in love with the printmaking process, especially the delightful surprises each state often brings. She gravitates towards the textural effects of collagraphs finding platemaking is only limited by one's imagination. Cathy has exhibited throughout the US but primarily in Austin. Honors include Juror's Award of Excellence from the Bering James Gallery in Houston as well as statements and reproductions of her work in the Austin American Statesman and the Austin Chronicle. Cathy's work can be found locally at Haven Gallery on W. 6th Street. Cathy received a BS in Studio Art from Florida State University. Cathy lives and prints in Austin.

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Veronica Ceci
More than half of Veronica Ceci's life has been spent perfecting the art of printing. She found her start in high school as an apprentice for offset commercial lithography and continued into college, receiving a BFA in Printmaking from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Ceci received her Tamarind Professional Lithographer certificate in 2002. In April of 2004, Ceci came to Austin on a hunch and found work at Flatbed Press instructing classes and collaborating with artists to produce large scale multicolor lithographs. Her work has been featured at the A.I.R. gallery in New York's Chelsea Arts District and on the cover of Be Which magazine. Ceci is slated to have a solo exhibition at El Sol Studios in San Antonio January 2009.

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Flatbed accepts proposals from artists, dealers, and publishers who seek to create--at their expense--an edition of collaborative etchings, lithographs, or woodcuts. Our 4,000 sq. ft. studio is spacious and equipped to accommodate traditional, as well as exploratory print projects. One of our specialties is large-scale prints, which are served by over-sized etching and litho presses and aquatint box. Lens-based processes such as photogravure are also emphasized, as well as positive-plate lithography.

After reviewing the artist's work, we agree on a project and appropriate printmaking process(es), and submit to the publisher an estimate of our fees for the two phases:

1. Collaborative image development (during which the artist creates the matrix or matrices; this will be a per-day fee)
2. Editioning (during which all the impressions are printed; this will be a per-print price).

Upon signing a contract, the publisher pays one half of the estimated fees in advance, and the other half when the project is finished. In selected cases, Flatbed will also print on contract a matrix or matrices developed elsewhere. Flatbed also makes its studios available on a limited basis for open-shop intaglio and monotype printmaking by experienced artists. Inquire about day rates for assisted or unassisted work. For more information about contract printing and its costs, or about open-shop opportunities, contact Katherine Brimberry, co-owner and master printer, at 512/477-9328 or by email.


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Flatbed's spacious 4,000 sq. ft. studio is equipped for all traditional processes in intaglio, relief, monotype, collography, and lithography, as well as lens-based and other innovative processes, including photogravure. A private artist's studio is included also.

The intaglio presses are: a 55 in. x 100 in. heavy-duty Takach-Garfield, a 34 in. x 60 in. Takach-Garfield, and a 24 in. x 48 in. French Tool. A 36 in. x 60 in. electric French Tool is on order. The litho presses are a 38 in. x 95 in. electric Griffin and a 31 in. x 60 Griffin; ample litho stones range from 36 in. x 48 in. down.

Serving these presses are over-sized acid baths, a 48 in. x 48 in. x 98 in. aquatint box, a fully-equipped darkroom, a 44 in. x 54 in. Nuarc plate maker, and generous work tables and counters.


Facilities   
 
Open Studio Rental at Flatbed Press

Printing and etching facilities at Flatbed are now available during weekdays from 9 am until 4 pm. All printmakers working without assistance must be experienced printmakers. If the artist has not had sufficient experience, rental must include a Flatbed assistant to operate the press and other equipment. Black ink, solvents, rag service and acids are provided. Plates and paper are available to purchase. A prepared palette of six color inks is available for monotyping at $50.

    Facilities and supplies provided:

  • Manual French Tool Press 48” x 24” bed
  • Manual Takach Intaglio Press 60” x 32” bed
  • Fan operated aquatint box
  • Hot plate for inking
  • Acid baths with Ferric Chloride
  • Water bath for paper soaking with toweling for blotting
  • Asphaltum hard ground
  • Black ink for proofing only
  • Limited amount of drywall for flattening
Open Studio for projects

Open studio is available by appointment for hourly, day or weekly rates. Monthly rates require memberships.

Half day (4 hours/ no assistant)..................................$40
Week of five days (up to 7 hours per day)................$300
Month without membership.......................................$500

Open Studio Membership

Membership requires a yearly membership fee of $200 to cover rag, solvent, acid and other supplies. Members will be provided a drawer and locker for personal papers and supplies. There is a limit of four open studio members at a time. Memberships are offered for one month, three month, six months intervals.

One month.........................................$400 per month
Three month.......................................$375 per month
Six month...........................................$350 per month

Technical Assistance: For less than a day is available at $70/hour. Must be arranged in advance.

Contract Printing: Contract printing is always welcome. Inquire about intaglio, lithograph and relief editioning.

To reserve shop time and technical assistance, or to arrange editioning, call Katherine Brimberry at 512/477-9328.
Custom workshops are available by arrangement.

  
 
New Etching by Sandra Fernandez
  Her Majesty (su majestad) Her Majesty (su majestad), a new soft ground, chine collé etching, was released as Flatbed's newest publication by Sandra Fernandez. Fernandez, who teaches printmaking at the University of Texas, is also well known for her works that involve the use of stitching, textiles, and assembled sculptural pieces. Sandra's new work, Her Majesty (su majestad), was created using stitching elements pressed into the soft ground. A collaged skirt using paper from a published collection of the State Trials and proceedings upon High Treason and other crimes and misdemeanors from the reign of King Richard II to the end of the reign of King George I which was printed in London in 1730.

The edition of 20 prints was signed October 25 and is now available through Flatbed or the Gallery at Shoal Creek.


Featured Editions What_s New New Etching by Sandra Fernandez Her Majesty (su majestad)   
 
Deep Time Suite
Flatbed Press is pleased to announce two new etchings by Liz Ward: Ice Core and Glacial Ghost with Fossil Flowers. These are a part of the on-going body of work titled “Deep Time,” in which Ward references images of ice cores and other ice forms creating works that respond to the sublime yet fragile beauty of glaciers. Both etchings were created simultaneously with printmaking techniques that mirrored the gradual growth, death, fossilization, incremental layering and shrinking that is evident in glacial formation and deformation of icebergs and glaciers. Each of the Deep Time etchings are in editions of 30 and measure 34” x 14” on 40” x 18” Japanese Shiramine paper. The retail price for each print is $1,800 and the pair is available at $3,000.
 
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5/10/12 - 5/25/12   
Lankydoo
With great pleasure, Flatbed Press announces Randy Twaddle’s first etching at Flatbed Press, Lankydoo. This color etching was created in an edition of 24, on Rives BFK and measures 48 ½” x 36”. Collectors who know Randy’s work recognize in this etching one of his signature transformer images created using aquatint techniques. Using two 30” x 40” copper plates, Randy worked using experimental spit-bite aquatint washes and deeply etched aquatints to create an artwork which is a stunning marriage of the abstract expressionist wash and the transformer lines. Randy describes the creative source, “I ‘m constantly awed by their (power lines and transformers) unintentional lyricism. They create a strong musical association for me, and I often think of them as alternative scores scratched out in the air by anonymous composers.”
Until June 15th, Lankydoo is available at the introduction publication price of $2,200. After June 15, the prints will be $2,500.

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Peat Duggins: New Lithograph
Austin artist and arts organizer Peat Duggins has recently completed a limited edition of twenty-five, color lithographs at Flatbed Press in association with Art Palace Gallery. The artist collaborated with master printer Veronica Ceci to create the original print, which visually references Duggins' earlier work in animation.

The untitled image that he drew on three litho plates is the lower trunk of a tree with blue butterflies circling it. The effect is light hearted and Disney-esque but has deeper meanings in the context of a planet that is ecologically imperiled. Duggins has shown us nature the way it was without humankind and thankfully the way it is still in increasingly rare pockets of wildness. The print shows off the artist's mastery of line and the disarming charm of his draftsmanship.

Duggins, who works in several different styles, is collected by the Blanton Museum of Art and the Austin Museum of Art and has been very active in the new art scene that has developed around young artists. He has been included in the Austin Museum of Arts prestigious New Art in Austin show and in the 2004 and 2007 Texas Biennials, and he is co-founder/director with Sterling Allen of Austin's acclaimed Okay Mountain and founder/director of the Fresh-Up Club, an early artist's consortium in Austin. He has been awarded numerous awards and residencies including the McDowell Colony and the Bemis Foundation. Currently--as the recipient of the 2008 Otis and Velma Davis Dozier Travel Grant from the Dallas Museum of Art--he is launched on a cross-country bicycle tour to examine the American landscape through one drawing per day and a documentary film--"A Survey of Open Space"--directed by Duggins. Daily updates can be found on the Fusebox web site.

Duggins' new lithograph is available at Flatbed and at Art Palace.


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Flatbed Press Presents: Heartland
  A Suite of Eleven Gravures by James Surls


James Surls’s “Heartland” is one of the most ambitious publications in Flatbed’s twenty-year history and is one of the press’s masterworks. It is a true deluxe artist’s book in the tradition of the great, European livres deluxe produced in Paris in the early twentieth century as well as subsequent ones published by Universal Limited Art Editions in New York City. During an approximately three-year period, Surls collaborated with Flatbed’s master printers Katherine Brimberry and Tracy Mayrello to develop and edition the suite.

“Heartland” consists of eleven gravures on Thai chine collé and Twinrocker papers and four letterpress sheets: a tittle sheet, a poem by the artist, an essay by artist and wife of the artist Charmaine Locke, and a colophon. It is an elegant combination of visual art and literature. “Heartland” is a limited edition of twenty-one gravures, each signed and numbered by the artist. The lowest numbers are reserved for the full sets of all eleven gravures but a limited number of the higher numbers in each edition are available as individual impressions.


More work by James Surls

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Billy Hassell
  Red Winged Black Bird Four color chine collé aquatint.

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Flatbed Introduces In Depth Classes
  Four new classes take your work to a deeper level

Flatbed is pleased to announce the creation of four new in depth classes this summer. Visit our classes page for details on


Combo Platter a course combining aesthetic instruction with business practices
Advanced Intaglio Techniques a course for experienced printers with senior master printer Katherine Brimberry
Stone Lithography an all levels class showing you how to do it the old fashioned way
and
Sewn Board Binding a modern binding technique instructed by Booklab's Craig Jensen.

For intro level students, we invite you to visit The Hyatt Lost Pines Resort for our entry level courses in Linocut and Monotype.

 
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July 31st - August 31st   
Flatbed exhibits at Gardens Dallas

Flatbed has installed a selection of its colorful lithographs, etchings, woodcuts, and monotypes at the new Gardens-Dallas.  Dallas Modern Luxury Magazine hosted an opening reception on July 31st, and two hundred Dallasites attended the gala event.

 

 

The show will continue through August 31.  Thirteen artists are represented by thirty-one, colorful works in a wide variety of styles and subjects.  The show will continue through Sunday, August 31.  Afterward, Gardens-Dallas will continue to showcase a number of select works.

 

 

Gardens-Dallas is located in the heart of the Dallas art and design district at 3699 McKinney; 214/528-7778; website

 

Flatbed continues to display selected editions at Gardens' Austin shop and nursery at 1818 W. 35th St. Both establishments are well worth a visit for the art and for the exceptional, designer items for the home.

 

  
 
Opening for Burton Pritzker

Flatbed Press & Gallery

presents May 26–June 26

Forgotten Planes

by Burton Pritzker
A New Series of Photographs commissioned by Tim Leach
Reception and Artist's Gallery Talk June 6, 6-9 PM

 
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Printing Joan Winter's

Since January of this year, Joan Winter of Dallas, Texas has been working on a cycle of intaglio works at Flatbed Press. These works are to be included in her upcoming exhibition titled "Counterpoint" at Holly Johnson Gallery.

Keep watching for Flatbed's publication release for these prints in the near future. Meanwhile, we hope you enjoy these candids from the collabortion times with Joan at Flatbed. The photos are courtesy of John Winter.


Flatbed News What_s New Printing Joan Winter_s   
 

Flatbed News What_s New  Copper plate for _i_Shift__i_   
 

Flatbed News What_s New  Joan Winter confers with Katherine Brimberry and Lucy Flores   
 

Flatbed News What_s New  Brimberry pulling proof of _i_Surimono__i_ Winter in background.   
 
Happy New Year!!!!
Back from left to right: Jerry Manson, Lucy Flores, Katherine Brimberry, Beatrice Thomas, Teresa Gomez Martorell, Mark L. Smith, Cynthia Holmes, Kelly Cameron, Chris Reno,Jennifer Volkening, Caitlin Murray. Front from left to right: Tracy Mayrello and Veronica Ceci

Flatbed News What_s New Happy New Year!!!!   
 
Spencer Fidler Creates Large Scale Prints
untitled multi-layer intaglio image

Flatbed News What_s New Spencer Fidler Creates Large Scale Prints   
 
Spencer Fidler, of NMSU in Las Cruces, New Mexico, worked during July to create large scale etchings printed from up to six 24" x 36" plates. His imagery, drawn from both landscape and figuarative sources, dominates an empty field. Fidler used layers of thin gampi Japanese paper to build unique impressions. The prints created at Flatbed were shown in August in Las Cruces, and will be available through Flatbed.
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New Publication of Teresa Gomez Martorell Prints
  "Narcissus" Gomez Martorell's relief etchings were published in small editions this August. These large scale prints are rich with detail. Narcissus is now on display in the Made@Flatbed show on exhbition thought mid-September.

Flatbed News What_s New New Publication of Teresa Gomez Martorell Prints _Narcissus_   
 
New Publication. Luis Jimenez Lithograph, Abu Ghraib
  Abu Ghraib in production Flatbed's Tamarind master lithographer Veronica Ceci, aided by lithographer Clif Rily, have just finished printing the post-humous edition of stone lithographs by Luis Jimenez. This was the last drawing on stone by the late sculptor. It is a moving and unusually large image (3 x 4 ft.) drawn from Abu Ghraib Prison and informed by Goya's Disasters of War. Flatbed also published post-humously with the artist's estate a very small stone lithograph which was a study for the large lithograph.

Flatbed News What_s New New  Publication.   Luis Jimenez Lithograph_ Abu Ghraib Abu Ghraib in production   
 
Editioning Red Winged Black Bird
The shop was busy during late June and July editioning Billy Hassell's "Red Winged Black Bird." Working as team, Lucy Flores, assistant printer, Amy Spencer, summer intern from SCAD, and Teresa Gomez, recent MFA graduate printer from SMU are editioning the four color chine collé print. The edition of forty is to be signed in late August.
 
Action Video of Printing "Redwinged Blackbird"
  
 
Flatbed Gallery is a private art gallery which specializes in original prints, but also exhibits and markets exceptional paintings, drawings, and photographs. Flatbed Gallery is also available on a limited basis for receptions and meetings.

All of the prints created and sold at Flatbed are from limited editions of multiple originals. That is, they are created from matrices created by the artist expressly for this purpose. Included are etchings, lithographs, woodcuts and intaglio.

Normal gallery hours are: Tues.-Sat. 10am-5pm and by appointment.

Some of the artists whose works are available through the gallery are: *John Alexander, *Terry Allen, Dan Allison (Top Prize, Lubljiana Print Festival 1992), *Michael Ray Charles, Ann Conner, Susan Davidoff, *Kelly Fearing, Matthew Fuller, Kenneth J. Hale, *Trenton Hancock (Whitney Biennial 2000 and 2002), *Munson Hunt, *Luis Jimenez, *Robert Levers (Venice Biennale 1984), Bert Long (Prix de Rome 1990), *Angele Mason, *Melissa Miller (Venice Biennale 1984), *Celia Muñoz, *Greg Murr, Burton Pritzke *Linda Ridgway, *Dan Rizzie, Lawrence Scholder, Ann Stautberg, *James Surls, Frank Tolbert2 and *Liz Ward.

*Artist published by Flatbed in one or more limited editions


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Flatbed Press makes available on a limited basis the opportunity for artists to work in the shop at modest day rates.

Unassisted work in the shop is permitted only for artists who have prior experience in the printmaking process desired.

Technical assistance from Flatbed staff for less than a day is available at a rate of $50 per hour.

Long-term, unassisted access to the shop on evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays is also available.

Artists may qualify for unassisted work in the shop by enrolling in one of the many printmaking classes offered by Flatbed year-round (see our section on "Classes" at this site). Contact Flatbed for information about upcoming classes.

To register for classes, rates, or to apply for and reserve time in the shop, call co-owner and shop director Katherine Brimberry at 512-477-9328, or send us an email.


Open Shop   
 
Flatbed Press collaborates with artists to produce limited editions of original etchings, lithographs, woodcuts, and monoprints. Flatbed also does contract, collaborative printing for other publishers, dealers, artists, and institutions, and is available on a limited basis for open-shop work by experienced artists.

All of the prints created and sold at Flatbed are from limited editions of multiple originals. That is, they are created from matrices created by the artist expressly for this purpose. Included are etchings, lithographs, woodcuts and intaglio.


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Flatbed Press collaborates with artists to produce limited editions of original etchings, lithographs, woodcuts, and monoprints. Flatbed also does contract, collaborative printing for other publishers, dealers, artists, and institutions, and is available on a limited basis for open-shop work by experienced artists.

  • Self Publishing

                Collaboration on Image Development

                 Editioning of Extant Matrices

     Flatbed's master printers can print editions from existing matrices at a determined cost per print.  An editioning project begins by our examination of the matrix to assure that it is in good condition to print.  A proof is then pulled, and the number to be printed is established based on Flatbed's estimate of the cost and on the artist's or publisher's needs.

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  • Electroplating

     Flatbed provides electroplating services to artists and publishers who desire to strengthen their etched or engraved copper plates with steel.  Contact Katherine Brimberry for pricing information.

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Printing Services   
 
Flatbed is a publishing workshop in the tradition of the great U. S. shops such as Universal Limited Art Editions, Gemini G. E. L., Crown Point Press, and Landfall Press.

At our invitation, contemporary artists come to collaborate with our master printers to create limited editions of original etchings, lithographs, and woodcuts. We share ownership of these prints with the artists, and the works are marketed both through Flatbed Gallery and the artists' other galleries.

Most of the artists we publish are painters or sculptors who also enjoy working in print media. As in all of the works made at Flatbed, our published editions are multiple originals. That is, each impression is pulled by hand from a matrix or matrices the artist created in our studios exclusively for this purpose. (All of our prints are multiple originals; none are reproduced from a single original.) Each print is then signed and numbered by the artist, and the Flatbed "chop," or embossment, is applied. The matrices are canceled (defaced or destroyed), in order to insure for our collectors the continued appreciation of the work's monetary value. A signed documentation sheet accompanies each etching, lithograph, or woodcut.

Some of the artists published by Flatbed to date are: Terry Allen, John Alexander, Michael Ray Charles, Ann Conner, Kelly Fearing, Munson Hunt, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Luis Jimenez, Leonard Lehrer, Bert Long, Angele Mason, Melissa Miller, Greg Murr, John Obuck, Linda Ridgway, Dan Rizzie, Margo Sawyer, Laurence Scholder, James Surls, Frank Tolbert2 and Liz Ward.


Publishing   
 
To purchase artwork which you see on our website, please contact us by email, or phone us at 512/477.9328.

All of the prints created and sold at Flatbed are from limited editions of multiple originals. That is, they are created from matrices created by the artist expressly for this purpose. Included are etchings, lithographs, woodcuts and intaglio.


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Click on the artist's names below to view our wide selection of prints that are currently priced at $600 or less.

Bale Allen
Sterling Allen
Ann Conner
Peat Duggins
Dave Everett
Kelly Fearing
Teresa Gomez Martorell
Ken Hale
Clint Hamilton
Jack Hanley
Arthur Huang
Cassandra James
John Obuck
Chris Reno
Dan Rizzie
Bob Schneider
Laurence Scholder
Joe Segal
Hills Snyder
James Sullivan
Mary Vernon
Patrick Wadley
Bettie Ward
Dan Welden

Sample Collections  Click on the artist_s names below to view our wide selection of prints that are currently priced at _600 or less.   
 
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The Flatbed Press Independent Galleries, the O2North Gallery and the O2Gallery and Project Space, are currently closed for booking.

For appliations on file, artists will be notified of acceptance to exhibit on March 31, 2014.

Our mission is to help promote artists with an outstanding and cohesive body of work create a professional exhibition in our thriving artistic community at Flatbed.


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