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.
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.
In all honesty Forte isn’t the most ideal shop cat we’ve ever had—he will absolutely sit on anything important we leave out incautiously. So we gave him a bunch of very tall shelves and cabinets as a tempting alternative.