December Art Events

Oh, boy, we’re BUSY the next few weeks—

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:

One River, a Thousand Voices; Claudia Castro Luna

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!!

Saturday, Dec. 14, 12-6!

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.

Bar Del Corso, Sunday, Dec. 15th

(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.

Winter Sale 2019

Saturday, November 30th

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.

Paper Trails 2019

Paper Trails 2019, October 19

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!

“We Be Proud” @PCAF, Tacoma

Framed large pride flag

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.

Mini pride flags

(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!)

 

Beacon Hill Festival 2019

Beacon Hill Festival 2019
Beacon Hill Festival 2019! Saturday, June 1, 11 am to 4 pm @ Jefferson Community Center & Park.

Main shop will be closed Saturday, June 1st, because we will be manning a table at the Beacon Hill Festival art market! We‘ll be indoors, take a little break from the sun with us.

Tacoma Wayzgoose 2019

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.

Check the Tacoma Wayzgoose website and/or follow their Facebook page/Instagram (@tacomawayzgoose) for updates about vendors, activities, and schedules.

(All two of us will be going, so the shop will be closed on Saturday the 27 as well as our usual Sunday off.)

2017 Winter Sale Announcement!

Winter Sale December 2!

The Winter Sale is back! Saturday, December 2, 10-4 at 3320 Beacon Ave South.

With many returning and some new artists: CyclesPrefect Press, Day Moon Press, Dirigible Press, Fromage a Toi, Ilfant Press, True Bug Press, Waterland Press, and Darius X. There will be printed goods, paintings, jewelry, and more, all handmade!