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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   
 
Course Descriptions | Spring 2017

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS | Spring 2017

The Italian Intensive III
The Expressive Drypoint

taught by

Katherine Brimberry and Suzi Davidoff
[bio]

August 18 to September 1, 2017

We are happy to announce our Italian Intensive Workshop for 2017! A limited number of spaces are available for the two week workshop led by Katherine Brimberry and Suzi Davidoff at La Romita, Umbria, Italy August 18 through September 1, 2017.

The Italian Intensive III will introduce an expressive drypoint technique using illustration board and non-toxic, water soluble inks. Artists at all levels, experienced or not with printmaking, will find this new technique easy to master.

The Italian Intensive III gives you the opportunity to expand your creative vocabulary and visit Umbrian hill towns to experience the best of Italy! Class fee includes room, all meals, transportation from Rome and all numerous excursions throughout Umbria. Tuition is $4000 for a shared room, $4300 for private rooms.

For more information and to reserve your place with a 10% deposit, please call 512.947.1073 or follow the PayPal link.


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 workshop, please contact anna@flatbedpress.com.

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GIFTCARDS

We are pleased to offer workshop giftcards! Available for one or two-day classes, these are sure to please any artist or aspiring printmaker you wish to give a gift to! Purchase now, or for more information, email anna@flatbedpress.com.

Choose Your Gift


  
 
Flatbed Classes | Fall 2016

FLATBED WORKSHOPS | Fall 2016

To receive updates and special offers sign up for our Classes Newsletter by sending an email to anna@flatbedpress.com

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

The Italian Intensive III
The Expressive Drypoint

taught by

Katherine Brimberry and Suzi Davidoff

August 18 - September 1, 2017

Individual Tutorials
with available instructors

Scheduled by instructor

$125/2 hours
$250/4 hours

*Some additional material costs may apply. These will be covered in the course syllibi and may either be purchased before the workshop or will be avaliable for purchase the day of.

GIFTCARDS

We are pleased to offer workshop giftcards. Available for one or two-day classes, these are sure to please any artist or aspiring printmaker you wish to give a gift to! Purchase now, or for more information, email anna@flatbedpress.com.

  
 
Flatbed Classes | Fall and Winter 2014

FLATBED WORKSHOPS | FALL and WINTER 2014

To receive updates and special offers sign up for our Classes Newsletter by sending an email to anna@flatbedpress.com

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

Monoprint Extravaganza
with Lynne Hubner

September 13, 2014
10am-4pm

$175

Pronto Plate Lithography
with Veronica Ceci

September 20-21, 2014
10am-4pm

$150 for one day, $200 for both*

Intro to Linocut
with Alfonso Huerta Garcia

September 27-28, 2014
10am-4pm

$200

Collagraph, Drypoint, Painted Intaglio
with Cathy Savage

October 4 and 12, 2014
10am-4pm

$210

Monotype and Bookbinding
with Heather Parrish

October 11 and 18, 2014
10am-4pm

$150 for one day, $200 for both

Meet the Monotype
with Cheryl Finfrock

October 19, 2014
10am-4pm

$150

Intro to Woodcut
with Alfonso Huerta Garcia

October 25-26, 2014
10am-4pm

$200

Intro to Etching
with Heather Parrish

November 1-2, 2014

$200

Linocut for Letterpress
with Heather Parrish

November 8-9, 2014
10am-4pm

$200

Photo Plate Etching
with Katherine Brimberry

December 13-14, 2014

$200*

Individual Tutorials
with available instructors

Scheduled by instructor

$125/2 hours
$250/4 hours

*Some additional material costs may apply. These will be covered in the course syllibi and may either be purchased before the workshop or will be avaliable for purchase the day of.

  
 
Flatbed Classes FAQ

FLATBED CLASSES | FAQ

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

How do I sign up for classes at Flatbed?

Class registration can be completed in 2 ways: online with PayPal or by calling Annalise Gratovich at (512) 477 - 9328. Classes which have not met enrollment minimums will be postponed or cancelled. Students are requested to register early to avoid cancellation.

How do I pay for my classes?

Payments may be made by check or credit card. Participants may be asked to pay for additional supply costs incurred on the date of the course. These supplies are listed in the course syllabi and may either be purchased before the workshop or will be available for purchase during the workshop.

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

Flatbed Press (ATTN: Annalise Gratovich)
2830 East MLK Blvd.
Austin TX 78702

Payment by Card: Credit card payments may be completed securely online through PayPal or over the phone with our class coordinator Annalise Gratovich. She may be reached at (512) 477 - 9328.

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 and syllabus. 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.). Syllabi will be sent to participants a weekend before the workshop.

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

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 14 days before the workshop date for tuition to be refunded*. If you are unable to attend your workshop, please contact Annalise Gratovich at anna@flatbedpress.com or (512) 477 - 9328.

* For the September visiting artist workshop with Jenny Robinson, notification of withdrawal must be given four weeks in advance for a full refund to be processed.

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 1 week 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 by contacting anna@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 plus material costs if applicable. A 4-hour tutorial is generally $250 plus materials.


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

Studio time, with a print assistant present, may be purchased from Flatbed. Please contact anna@flatbedpress.com to check studio availability and rates.

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 anna@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 anna@flatbedpress.com to sign up for our classes email list. Updates are also posted to Flatbed's facebook page.

Still have questions? Contact anna@flatbedpress.com.

  
 
Instructor Bios

FLATBED CLASSES | INSTRUCTOR BIOS

Byron Brauchli and Scott Martin

Byron Brauchli holds an MFA in photography from the University of Texas at Austin. He has been a fellow of the US-Mexico Fund for Culture, Fulbright-García Robles, and the National System of Artistic Creators (FONCA). In 2007 the Universities of Arizona and Veracruz published his book of US-Mexican photographs On the Line, and this event will also feature work from his new book, Encrucijadas/Crossroads. With over 100 individual and collective exhibitions, his photographs have been exhibited in such venues as The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Center for Creative Photography (Tucson, AZ), the Wittliff Collection, and the Mexican National Photo Archive (Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico). His work is in such collections as The HRC (UT Austin), The Center for Creative Photography, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the William Cuendet Foundation in Vevey, Switzerland, to mention a few.

www.byronbrauchli.com

Scott Martin is the owner of Onsight, a training business that helps professionals optimize their workflows for quality and efficiency. Scott is known for pushing technology to it’s limits and for creating techniques to optimize image quality on a variety of process. He holds the first ever known degree in Digital Photographic Imaging, is a beta tester for many products in the industry and has been teaching photography workshops internationally for over 20 years. Scott’s photography studies the intersection of the built environment and the natural environment, and what our structures say about ourselves. His work is shown in galleries, contemporary art museums and is included in many public and private collections.

www.martinphoto.com

Katherine Brimberry

Katherine is Co-founder, Director, and Senior Master Printer of Flatbed Press. Katherine's expertise as Senior Master Printer is in the collaboration phase of projects, where she works as technical collaborator with artists such as James Surls, Julie Speed, Frank X. Tolbert 2, Trenton Doyle Hancock, and Joan Winter, among many others. Every other year, Katherine directs and teaches a two-week workshop, Immersieve Printmaking at La Romita School of Art in Terni, Italy. In her own work, Katherine uses intaglio printmaking techniques to explore private and universal metaphors.

www.flatbedpress.com/KatherineBrimberry

Belinda Casey

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’.”

www.womenprintmakers.com

Veronica Ceci

Tamarind trained Master Lithographer, Veronica Ceci, took a two-year sabbatical from Flatbed to attend Kent State University in Ohio, where she refurbished the neglected lithography program while working toward her MFA. While at Kent State Ceci further polished her already impressive skills in the medium by repairing broken-down equipment as well as designing and implementing a brand new curriculum for both introductory and intermediate lithography classes. Additionally she found the time to exhibit extensively, including shows at the International Print Center New York and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Prior to her sabbatical from Flatbed, Ceci had worked in the lithography studio with artists such as Luis Jimenez, Sarah Canright, Dan Rizzie, and many others.

www.flatbedpress.com/VeronicaCeci

Cheryl Finfrock

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

Alfonso Huerta Garcia

Alfonso Huerta's paintings, prints and drawings combine various media, including egg tempura, oil, pastels, charcoal, and watercolor to depict a series of serene still life studies and portraits expressing the beauty and sensuality of everyday life with a distinctly Mexican soul. Originally from Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico, Alfonso studied painting and life drawing at the Academia de Arte Municipal de Ciudad Juarez and at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas in Mexico City. His paintings and drawings depict the lush and rich textures of his native Mazatlán with strong tropical flashes of color and surrealistic effects of saturated light and shadow.

Currently, Alfonso is working on a series of Mayan Images for a book on the mythology of that culture. In addition, his monoprint, Dancing Jaguar, was used as the book cover for The Drum Wars, a book concerning the archaeologist community at Palenque, Mexico. The book is due out by 2013.

Previous exhibitions have included various shows throughout México. During the past several years since moving to Austin, TX, Mr. Huerta's work has been featured in Images from Mazatlán at the John Henry Faulk Central Library, and a show at the City of Austin, Small Business Development Center. In April of 2003, he won First Place at the 2nd annual Austin's Italian Chalk Art Festival for both Best Original Work and Best of Show. He had a solo show, Dos Mundos / Two Worlds at La Peña Gallery in May, 2003. During the summer of 2004, he was chosen to participate in an international juried exhibition of prints at the 3rd Lessedra World Art Print 2004 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Recently, he participated in a group show of prints with the WPA, Multiple Originals IX at the Julia C. Butridge Gallery in The Dougherty Art Center in September, 2004. Three of his works were selected for a group exhibition, Recuerdos, to commemorate the Dia de los Muertos at St. Edward's University in October, 2004.

www.dosmundos.net

Kathy Gurwell

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.

Lynne Hubner

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

Heather Parrish

Heather Parrish is a multi-media artist exploring themes of destabilized boundaries through installation, video, photography, and various paper arts. She recently received her MFA from University of Notre Dame where she taught printmaking classes, and has exhibited nationally and internationally, including solo shows at the Snite Museum of Art, Krasl Art Center, and Flatbed Press. Heather honed her fine art printing skills during her time as a professional printer at Flatbed and relishes the opportunity to put hand-to-ink-to-plate-to-paper again (and guide others in doing so as well) back here on the home front in Austin, Texas.

www.heatherparrish.com

Samantha Parker Salazar and Koichi Yamamoto

Samantha Parker Salazar is currently a practicing artist residing in Columbus, Ohio. In 2014, Salazar was awarded the John Fergus Family Post-MFA Fellowship in the Visual Arts and also served as lecturer in the printmaking area at The Ohio State University. Salazar received her MFA from The University of Texas at Austin in 2014 and her BFA from Bradley University in 2011. Her exhibition record includes national and international venues as well as public and private collections. Salazar has previously taken her studio practice to Spain and Italy and will be a resident artist at the Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee, Belgium forthcoming.

www.samanthapsalazar.com

Koichi Yamamoto completed his BFA at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon 1992, after which he moved to Krakow, Poland to continue his studio practice and study copper engraving at the Bratislava Academy of Fine Arts in Slovakia. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland and completed his MFA at the University of Alberta, Canada in 1999. He has also worked as a textile designer in Fredericia, Denmark. Koichi’s prints explore issues of the sublime, memory, and atmosphere. He has exhibited internationally. He has taught at the Utah State University and University of Delaware, and is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. www.yamamotoprintmaking.com

Cathy Savage

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

Jenny Robinson

Originally from London, Jenny currently lives and works in San Francisco. She moved to the US in 2001 and has exhibited widely, nationally and abroad, most notably with the International Print Center in New York. She is a regular visiting Artist at Universities around the country and a regular Artist in Residence at the Kala Art Institute. Jenny holds a BFA in Printmaking from West Surrey College of Art and Design, Farnham. Her work is accepted into prestigious competitions around the US and has won numerous awards. She is represented by Davidson Gallery in Seattle, Warnock Fine Arts in Palm Springs, Vertical Gallery in Chicago, Gallery 72 in Omaha, and the Kala Art Institute Gallery, Berkeley. Her work is in many collections, including the Library of Congress Graphic Arts Collection, Washington DC, the Achenbach Fine Print collection, San Francisco, and the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford UK. She is a Passionate exponent of Printmaking and its place in the Art world. She is a member of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers (RE), London, The Los Angeles Printmaking Society (LAPS), and the Boston Printmakers.

www.jennyrobinson.com

  
 
Testimonials and Photos
  
 

Flatbed Contemporary Print Fair

February 12 - 13 - 14, 2016

OPENING NIGHT BENEFIT PREVIEW, Friday February 12, 2016; 6-9pm.
Preview of booths, with bites, beverages, live printing.
$10 donation at the door; proceeds benefit PrintAustin
Tickets may be purchased in advance here

WEEKEND PRINT FAIR, free and open to the public
Saturday, February 13, 2016 11am-6pm (with on-going print demos in the Flatbed print shop)
Sunday, February 14, 2016 noon-5pm (with artist and publisher talks)

Daryl Howard Austin, TX
Tom Huck's Evil Prints St. Louis, MO
Flash Collective Austin, TX
Interbang Press Santa Fe, NM
Jenny Robinson Prints San Francisco, CA
The Lawrence Lithography Workshop Kansas City, MO
Peregrine Press Archives Austin, TX
Scott Frish Publishing Canyon, TX

Presented in conjunction with PrintAustin, the third annual Flatbed Contemporary Print Fair showcases nine highly esteemed print publishers and artist self-publishers from across the United States.

New and established collectors are invited to peruse and purchase limited editions. Take advantage of Flatbed's intimate and relaxed setting to meet and talk with fine art print artists, printers, and publishers. Learn more about printmaking techniques during Saturday's on-going printmaking demos in Flatbed's printshop, and about contemporary art and publishing during Sunday's artist and publisher talks. Lunch will be available on Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm from Shwarma Point.

  
 
Daryl Howard

DARYL HOWARD

A native Texan, Daryl resides on a 50-acre ranch outside of Austin. She is represented internationally and exhibits nationally. The artist is inspired by Native American philosophy and design as well as her travels which take her from Arizona and New Mexico to Indonesia, Europe, Mexico, Greece, China, Japan and Egypt. After receiving her BFA from Sam Houston State University, Daryl lived and taught art at an overseas school in Tokyo in the 1970's. During this time, Howard was introduced to a private collection of 18th and 19th century Ukiyo-e woodcuts. Feeling an immediate connection to the works of art and wanting to learn more about the woodblock printing process, Daryl embarked on an apprenticeship with Hodaka Yoshida, a Japanese master printmaker. By the time she left Japan, Howard had become proficient in the medium, well on her way to perfecting the painstaking demands of carving and printing. Immediately returning to graduate school in 1976 at the University of Texas at Austin, she began her experience with a second medium, mixed media collage. Daryl's work in mixed media collage incorporates hand-made papers, gemstones, metallic leaf and earth pigments. Recent work reflects a return to her beginnings by utilizing segments of antique Japanese woodblock prints within her collage. Daryl's collage process is evolutionary - each piece builds and layers into the next.

  
 
Flash Collective

FLASH COLLECTIVE

Veronica Ceci founded Flash Collective in 2014 as a way to share the cost of a booth at a print fair. The experience of promoting the work of other artists she believed in was very rewarding and Ceci continues to build on the framework of that first project. In its current state Flash Collective is a gallery without walls, designed to organize exhibitions in spaces managed by other entities. It has no official membership and does not accept applications. Ceci always has her eye out for talent and artists are invited to participate on a project by project basis. Ceci has a special interest in displaying emerging and midcareer artists who live outside of major art markets.
Image: Veronica Ceci

  
 
Interbang Press

INTERBANG PRESS

Established in 1999 as a collaborative printmaking workshop, Interbang Press produces and publishes editions in lithography, intaglio and relief. The Press is located in the high desert outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

  
 
Jenny Robinson Prints

JENNY ROBINSON PRINTS

My Studio in San Francisco is based in an area of post-industrial decline, populated by architecture that is on the periphery of people’s vision, hidden either by design or by obsolescence, abandoned and forgotten. My work has always been informed by my immediate environment. Where I live, work and go has a direct impact on the subject matter I am drawn to. I split my practice between my own studio in San Francisco and the Kala Institute of Art in Berkeley, where I have been an Artist in Residence for the past 10 years and where I print my large plates. This arrangements allows me the best of both worlds, a solitary studio practice to work on ideas, draw and make plates, and a vibrant, populated environment where I can to work with other printmakers, print, and share ideas. Combining drypoint with multiple layers of monotype enables me to create images that are clotted and heavy with dark ink. I use deeply saturated colors and textures, not only to reveal the surfaces of the structures but also to infect the emptiness around them, suffusing the final print with a textural, tactile, physical quality difficult to achieve in other media, creating the perfect balance of color, texture and line.

  
 
Past Participants

Flatbed Contemporary Print Fair

2015 Publishers, Universities, and Artists

Julia Arredondo

Burning Bones

Lisette Chavez

Dinah Coakley

Coronado Studio
Image: Matt Rebholz

Scott Frish
Image: Bill Fick

Flash Collective, Kent State
Image: Taryn McMahon

Debbie Little-Wilson

Nicole Geary

Sheila Gritte

Iron Frog Press
Image: Brian Jones

P.R.I.N.T Press
Image: Kiki Smith

Kathleen Raymond

Jesus de la Rosa

Serie Project
Image: Alma Lopez

Kathleen Stafford

Humberto Saenz

SFA Print Program
Image: Matthew Sutter

Texas State University
Image: Emily Eaton

Texas Tech University
Image: Brandy Gonzaelez

Fawna Xiao

2014 Publishers, Universities, and Artists

Julia Arredondo

Burning Bones
Image: Trenton Doyle Hancock

Penny Cerling

David Conn

Margaret Craig

Jeffrey Dell

Catherine Dudley

Scott Frish
Image: Bill Fick

Nicole Geary

Iron Frog Press
Image: Matt Bagley

Brian Johnson

Erin KerrStainken

Deb Kreimborg

Deborah Mersky

Kelly Moran

Peter Nickel

P.R.I.N.T Press
Image: Jiha Moon

Maricela Sanchez

Serie Project
Image: Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo

SFA Print Program
Image: Daniel Baugh

Texas State University
Image: Cassie White

Texas Tech University
Image: James Chase

Barbara Ward

Sang Mi Yoo

  
 
Peregrine Press Archives

PEREGRINE PRESS ARCHIVES

A Texas Legacy of printmaking, Peregrine Press existed for over ten years in Dallas, first at the studio and gallery located at Peak and Ross just east of downtown Dallas and later at a larger studio in Deep Ellum on Main Street. Founded in 1981 by Mike and Jo Ann Hart with Gerry Lemke, Peregrine was one of the first fine art presses in Texas. The Harts and Lemke established their press with a commitment to collaborate with the emerging and established artists that lived and worked in Texas. Being located in Dallas gave Peregrine access to a group of young artists which included David Bates, John Alexander, Ed and Linda Blackburn, Dan Rizzie and also brought in seasoned Texas artists such as Otis Dozier, Joseph Glasco and Robert Gordy as well as many others. Artists from outside the Texas realm also came to their door, including a memorable collaboration with Jean-Michel Basquiat. Mike and Gerry shared master-printer responsibilities while Jo Ann maintained the gallery and business side of the operation. Realizing that more printing help was needed, Tom Piper, an experienced master printer was hired. Bill Lagatutta, currently the senior master printer at Tamarind, began as Peregrine’s master printer in 1986.

At the end of the ten years of work, over 600 titles (editions and monotypes) with over 90 artists had been created. The prints reveal the decade of the 80’s through the lens of the artists working at Peregrine. The prints exhibited at Flatbed represent a small selection of the work that was created.

Peregrine’s brilliant collaborations brought fresh appreciation to fine art prints in Dallas and across the state. The work that remains their legacy is recognized as master print works by art historians and collectors. Flatbed Press was founded in 1989 and its existence was inspired by Peregrine Press.
Image: Al Souza

  
 
Scott Frish Publishing

SCOTT FRISH PUBLISHING

Image: Bill Fick

  
 
The Lawrence Lithography Workshop

THE LAWRENCE LITHOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

Michael Sims established The Lawrence Lithography Studio in 1979 in Lawrence, Kansas as a contract printing and teaching facility for local and regional artists. It provided a place where artists with little or no printmaking experience could collaborate with a master printer to produce hand pulled lithographs. Over time, the workshop evolved to an increased emphasis on publishing regional and national artists. Today most projects are done on an invitational basis with TLLW acting as the primary publisher or co-publisher, though contract printing remains a significant part of the business. Sims received his M.F.A. in printmaking in 1971 from Ohio University and began teaching lithography at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. He has also taught at Western Michigan University, Centro de Ensenafiza Graficas (Center for the Study of Graphic Arts) in Caracas, Venezuela, and Western New Mexico University. In 1979, he left KU to work as an assistant at Landfall Press in Chicago. In 1997 Sims closed the shop in Lawrence and moved the facility to Sunland Park, New Mexico; one more move in 2001 relocated the shop to its current location in Kansas City, MO.
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Tom Huck's Evil Prints

TOM HUCK'S EVIL PRINTS

Tom Huck attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing. He received his Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Washington University in St. Louis in 1995. He has exhibited on a national and international level, and he has lectured widely across the U.S. about his work. His woodcut prints are included in numerous public and private collections including: the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; St. Louis Art Museum, MO; Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO; Milwaukee Art Museum, WI; Daum Museum of Art, Sedalia, MO; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; The Art Institute of Chicago, IL; and numerous others. In 2011 Tom Huck was a recipient of a prestigious Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.

  
 
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.


Contract Printing   
 
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.
 
Liz Ward prints at Flatbed Press
  
 
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.

Featured Editions Featured Edition Lankydoo   
 
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.


Featured Editions Featured Edition Peat Duggins_  New Lithograph   
 
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

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

Featured Work Featured Edition Billy Hassell Red Winged Black Bird   
 

Featured Work Flatbed Features   
 
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.

 
more information on all classes
  
 
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

 
Exhibition details.
  
 
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.
Flatbed News What_s New   
 
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 Press at 25" Featured at the Texas Book Festival 2016
  
 
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.


Press   
 

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.

  • Editioning
  • 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.

  • Facilities & Equipment

 


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.


Purchase Works   
 
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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02Galleries
The Flatbed Press Independent Galleries, the O2North Gallery and the O2Gallery and Project Space, are currently closed for booking.

To make an application to rent the 02 project space, contact Flatbed. Applications for 2015 are due December 31, 2014. Slots for June, July, and August are open. Artists will be notified of acceptance to exhibit on January 30, 2015.

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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Fire Etchings
  A Suite of New Editions by John Robert Craft Thee Fire Etching Suite which consists of ten etchings created from plates that were etched in a furnace at 1800 degrees F. Jack Craft created the plates using cast iron sculpture placed on the mild steel plates and placing the assembly into an industrial furnace where the intense heat eroded the metal. The heat shadows from the sculpture cast “heat shadows” that served to create an image that relates to the three dimensional shape and footing of the sculpture. The suite of etchings include two diptychs, a quartet of images and two horizontal images. Craft chose inks that related to the mild steel and the colors seen through natural degradation of steel.

All ten images from the editions are show here at Craft's Flatbed exhibition. View each etching individually here with the link to his Flatbed listings.

 
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Announcing two new editions by Mary McCleary
Flatbed is proud to announce the publication of two new editions of etchings by Mary McCleary. The two new edition titles are "Young Crow Arranging His Collection" and "Names Written in Water." Both are polymer gravure etchings, created in collaboration at Flatbed in March of this year, then editioned and signed by Mary on August 16th.

Mary McCleary, who was named "Texas Artist of the Year" for 2011 by the Art League of Houston, Texas, is primarily known as a a painter and "builds" her paintings using collage elements to create images that come close to photographic realism.

Both etchings are now available and on display at Flatbed. For information on each of the works, link through here:

"Young Crow Arranging His Collection"
"Names Written in Water"


What_s New What_s New Announcing two new editions by Mary McCleary   
 
E-Catalog of 2016 Publications
  Seven Artists We are pleased to present our first e-catalog of the editions finished in 2016. The e-catalog operates like a virtual magazine and includes process photos of the artists, printers and the work in progress. Please view our publication here: http://joom.ag/lL1Q We would love your feedback about this new format. Many thanks, Katherine Brimberry
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What_s New What_s New E-Catalog of 2016 Publications Seven Artists   
 
Frank X Tolbert2 and His Texas Bird Suite
A beautiful suite of eight etchings of Texas birds is now in production here at Flatbed. The artist, Frank X Tolbert2 worked during the summer and fall at Flatbed to create the multi-color large etchings. Images can be seen here on line. Pre-publication sales will end December 6.

Black Legged Stilt, Golden Crown Heron, Horned Owl, Ruby Throated Hummingbird, Chicken Hawk, Texas Green Jay, Snowy Egret, and Pileated Woodpecker are all known as avian residents of Texas. They are birds who sometimes fly under our radar co-existing in the woods, swamps, bays and backyards. Frank X Tolbert 2 has taken on the work of creating these birds as color etchings in the tradition of Audubon yet using his unique style salted with a keen sense observation and curiosity combined with characteristic wit and humor. This ambitious project consists of eight images. Each 22” x 30” image is printed onto 37” x 28” Rives BFK paper in editions of twenty four. Multiple etching plates were used to create the images in the painterly fashion that Frank employs. Limited suites of eight or single images are available at pre-publication prices.

 
Frank X Tolbert 2 Texas Birds
  
 
"The Room" by Alice Leora Briggs
  A suite of twelve woodcuts "The Room” is a suite of twelve woodcuts that pays homage to Mark Strand’s poem, The Room. Alice Leora Briggs corresponded with the poet throughout development of the suite and traveled to New York to sign the colophon together on November 9, 2014, 20 days before his death. Each woodcut consists of an image with a single line of Strand’s poem carved into the block’s predella. There are twelve woodcut images paired with the twelve lines in the poem. The artist cut the block from a 17 x 20 inch panel of 10-ply birch. Then, working with a master printer, created multiple trial proofs with different placements of Kitakata chine collé onto Rives 280 gsm BFK. The final versions of the woodcuts were published in in an edition of 24. The first 14 impressions are included in boxed suites. Each suite includes 12 woodcuts that correspond to lines in the poem, a title page, poem broadsheet and colophon. Publication date is August 31st, 2016. The image from the eighth block is featured here but to view all twelve images link to the artist’s Flatbed page.
 
"The Room" by Alice Leora Briggs
  
 

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