Hello internet! In response to COVID-19 we are closing our doors to unlimited visitation until further notice. BUT we are still printing! As well as our usual custom work we have an Etsy store, although not everything we sell in our little retail corner is there so please call us (206.721.0064) if you’d like a more complete description of everything we have available—prints, postcards & notecards, journals, artists’ books, etc.—and we’ll send you pictures. Also, as a reminder, we’re on Instagram! Where I mostly talk about the printing process, so if that interests you, I’ll be there even more often and posting for your entertainment.
And the doors may be closed but local friends, if you, like me, are getting out in the bright spring weather & fresh air for regular walks, consider swinging by our 3320 Beacon Ave S location anyway! I’ll be switching out the display in our front window every two or three days during this period to show more pieces, and maybe writing a little about their making & techniques. Like the tiniest gallery. (Some pieces will be removed/covered from around 2:30-sundown, to protect them from direct sunlight.)
Stay safe & do your best for your own and others’ health, everyone! But that doesn’t mean we have to do without art.
We’re going to be at King’s Books for their Valentine’s Craft Fair on Saturday, Feb. 8th, 11 am — 4 pm! The event is also open on Sunday the 9th, and there will be different artists each day, so check the event page or the Facebook page to see who will be there, selling what, and when!
Saturday, December 7th! We’re tabling at the Arts & Crafts Fair of the Mt. Baker Home Tour — tickets for the home tour are a major fundraiser for the Mt. Baker Community Center, although the art fair in the Clubhouse is completely free to attend & peruse! (10 am to 4 pm)
Friday, December 13th! The School of Visual Concepts is having a FREE talk & poetry reading by their current artist-in-residence, Claudia Castro Luna—she’ll be discussing her letterpress printed artist’s book One River, a Thousand Voices:
There will ALSO be a letterpress pop-up shop! We & several other local letterpress printers will have tables there. Again, the event itself is free! But please do RSVP for a chair at the reading. (6 pm – 9 pm)
Saturday, December 14th! Our studio-mate Darius X and his Linocut Night School friends are doing a pop-up sale here in the shop! Come out and support local queer printmakers, see & buy their work!!
Also, there’ll be a make your own print station, and snacks & drinks. (12 pm – 6 pm)
Sunday, December 15th! The 8th Annual Mercatini di Natale pop-up sale—local artists & artisans in Beacon Hill’s FABULOUS pizzeria & Italian restaurant, Bar Del Corso.
(12 pm – 4 pm)
Woof! Listen, if you can’t keep track of all that, same. Just wander around the city the next two weeks, you’ll probably trip over us eventually.
This year we’re doing our annual open house/winter sale on Small Business Saturday, November 30th! The Saturday after Thanksgiving we’ll be open 9-6 with letterpress printed goods: cards & journals, a board game, a card deck, an advent calendar, artists’ books; as well as watercolor paintings and digital prints; also, free cookies & wassail.
As always the retail half of the building will be filled with art objects made by us, and by True Bug Press, Notta Pixie Press, Waterland Press, and our studio-mate Darius X Studio. In the back half we’ll be working on a small print object all day, mockup to typesetting to printing! Come observe & look at art & get some holiday shopping done at, literally, the only store where most of these things are sold.
Heads up, we’re going to be away from our Beacon Hill shop for several Saturdays in the next few months—we’ll be at other peoples’ very cool events instead! The first is part of Tacoma Arts Month: Paper Trails is an annual sale of book arts and paper arts-related merchandise by local book, paper and letterpress artists.
At King’s Books in Tacoma, on Saturday, October 19th, from 11-5, there’ll be vendors (including us!) selling all kinds of paper arts & crafts, doing demos, and running make-and-take projects! FREE admission, come see & chat!
Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 31-Sep. 1, we’ll have a booth at the Wayzgoose Kitsap Arts Festival! 10 am-6pm in downtown Bremerton, there will be steamroller printing, hands-on activities, other local art vendors, and live music, free to attend!
(This also means the main shop will be closed that Saturday. Come see us there instead, or contact us for a make-up appointment!)
Finally got the big one framed! Until July 31st, it and the five mini-flags are at a Pride-themed show “We Be Proud” in Tacoma at PCAF, along with prints by Cat Snapp Studio and Pope Press Olympia.
Pierce County AIDS Foundation, through education and service, prevents HIV infection, assists persons affected by HIV/AIDS, addresses related health problems, and combats associated stigma and discrimination. PCAF’s gallery is open M/T/Th/F 9-5 and Wed 11-5.
(Unfortunately this is my last copy of the big one so it’s not for sale, but the minis are! I also scan the minis as I complete them and put them here on the Pride Flag Prints project page. Feel free to save them to your phone or computer for icons, banners, etc.—the bi flag has been my phone background for months now. Personal use only, please!)
We will be manning a table at the Tacoma Wayzgoose this year! April 27 & 28, 11 am – 4 pm, there will be steamroller printing, t-shirt screenprinting, and various letterpress and book arts activities from many of the vendors! See printers’ goods, talk to them about their work, get your own hands on a little paper-product keepsake.
Tacoma is for Lovers has been postponed due to weather! We’ll be at King’s Books on Sunday, Feb. 24th instead, 11-4. It’s a two-day event and there’s different artists each day, so check it out Saturday, Sunday, or both. At our table on Sunday we’ll have Big Type for Bad Eyes card decks, notecards (Valentines and otherwise), small prints, date cards & book arts from Notta Pixie Press, and pride flag prints (if printing goes well, there will be new pride flag prints not yet displayed here, too).