Hello all! What year is it. How long has it been. Anyway, we used to do a yearly holiday sale in our shop, and we’re ready to bring that back but a little different this time:
With the South End Public Market arm of Beacon Arts we’re putting on a pop-up market of local artists, selling prints, sculpture, jewelry, body products, paintings, book arts, and more! SEPM is putting on monthly art markets around Beacon Hill, so keep up with them for future events, and applications for vending opportunities. On November 20th, come to our shop to support South End artists, and grab a hot drink and snack in the backyard to fundraise for Beacon Arts!
Masks required inside the shop, please, vaccinated or unvaccinated.
Hand-engraved wood maps from Smash the Box
Letterpress cards, prints, and book arts from Day Moon Press, Nottapixie Press, Waterland Press, and True Bug Press
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!
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.
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!