The Blanton Museum of Art
"...Now let's take that definition, set it on fire, put some wheels on it, and send the enhanced thing on a rampage through the studios and galleries of Austin, Texas. Maybe it ends up as part of the third annual PrintAustin program that's adding an array of colors and textures and shapes and shades to our city's art scene this month...."
"...Lithograph. Photogravure … so many different printmaking techniques on display in PrintAustin, the annual art banquet that takes advantage of the city's wealth of and need to make "original multiples," as PrintAustin co-founder Elvia Perrin calls prints..."
"...Women Printmakers of Austin. If you aren't already convinced that Austin is serious about prints and printmaking, here's one more name to seal the deal: PrintAustin...."
"...Whether your print of preference is woodcut, drypoint, screen print, aquatint, lithograph, etching, or photogravure, you'll find much to sate your artistic appetite during PrintAustin, the annual art banquet dedicated to what festival co-founder Elvia Perrin calls "original multiples." From this weekend through Feb. 15, more than 20 venues throughout the city will be showing prints of all kinds, along with print-related artist talks, workshops, demos, and other special events..."
"...MLK Jr., the Elisabet Ney Museum is hosting a commemorative look at art made by women at Flatbed. In a sense, the timing couldn't be better: With "Women of Flatbed: A Retrospective" opening in the midst of PrintAustin, the monthlong citywide salute to printmaking that kicks off each year (see "PrintAustin 2019"), the exhibition and the press it recognizes will receive a bit more attention than it might ordinarily..."
"...Our own species finds itself in the middle somewhere, too chaotic and clumsy to smoothly commune with nature; too vulnerable and small to manage our machines. In the end, we're reminded that something has to give, and that something could be ourselves. “Karen Kunc + Monika Meler: PrintAustin 2017”Gallery Shoal Creek, 2832 E..."
"...PrintAustin founders Elvia Perrin and Cathy Savage have transmuted the print-centric reputation of Austin into a well-attended monthlong program of exhibitions and events, and have managed to stitch together Austin's many diverse printmaking circles in the process. Chasing after the coattails of the East Austin Studio Tour and West Austin Studio Tour, PrintAustin looks to be the next largest visual arts festival in the city, and by all measures is growing on the same exponential curve of the early years of the studio tours..."
"...New York-based artist Melissa Brown adds an important component to the multi-exhibition programming of PrintAustin. The linocut process is integral to these works not only as a means of production, but also as a way of seeing in what the artist calls "a multi-registered view of reality." Brown uses multiple registration linocut to produce single unique works rather than editions..."
"...This month, the clicks just keep on coming, as FotoATX debuts with enough images of our city and its people to fill 10 galleries. This new event – which as its name implies, focuses on photography by locals – joins two established festivals in January (see "More First Month Fests," below), and like FronteraFest and PrintAustin, FotoATX is wide-ranging in its scope..."
"...Canopy, 916 Springdale www.printaustin.wordpress.com Through Feb. 15..."
"...1. PRINTAUSTIN: PRINT EXPO The annual PrintAustin initiative continues in galleries throughout the city, and this day the epicenter – Big Medium's Canopy compound on Springdale – is throwing an afternoon party sure to complement the wide array of creative work on display..."
"...11, huddled amid accordions and cascades of printed paper, beneath framed prints of every description, to experience an Austin-only sneak preview of indie press A Strange Object's second release, the short-story collection Misadventure by Nicholas Grider. Fanned attractively on the table, Grider's debut mirrored the design aesthetic as well as the ethos of the PrintAustin 2014 exhibit that graced the walls...."
"...2) PrintAustin is another annual festival that’s flourishing a one-day-only event, and here we’re talking about the popular PrintExpo (with its demonstration of steamroller printing and more) over at The Museum of Human Achievement in the Canopy complex of creativity this Saturday. Bins full of exquisite (and affordable!) printed treasures from a panoply of local artists await your perusal; the adjacent galleries are all decked out with visual goodness; and, well, hell – who doesn’t love an excuse to grab some great coffee and tasty noms at Sa-Ten?..."
"...3) The diverse vehicle of graphic exuberance that is PrintAustin shifts into highest gear this weekend, what with Friday night’s openings and events at Canopy and Saturday night’s multigallery celebration at Flatbed. Serigraphy, lithography, monotypes, intaglio, woodcuts, chine-collé – so many vivid examples of printing’s process and praxis on display for you to enjoy..."
"...The processes of printmaking have always seemed a bit like magic tricks to me, ones in which I'm happy to partake in dazzled ignorance. Should you wish to break some of the enchantment, for any of plenty of understandable reasons, you're in luck as there is a litany of printmaking events taking place around Austin in conjunction with PrintAustin..."
"...1) How about a twofer? Because right now the visual arts scene in this town, maybe a skoshie discomfited that San Antonio’s seems to be slightly more, ah, glorious in some aspects, gets all rampant like a heraldic lion, roaring into the beginning of 2018 with not just one but two festivals running simultaneously: FotoATX and PrintAustin. The first’s a display of local photographic talents, spread across venues all over this bustling city, and the second’s a similar celebration (but even vaster and deeper, with workshops and ad hoc afterparties) of the multivalent printmaking scene – as it thrives in Austin, in Texas, and beyond..."
"...Kevin McNamee-Tweed: I've always lusted over the image character of prints but had never done much more than screenprints. PrintAustin seemed like a good opportunity to try it out..."
"...This is the show's opening, in conjunction with the annual PrintAustin extravaganza of exhibits and events, and the gallery is loosely packed with people, humans moving in that particular art-gallery slow motion as they peruse the framed offerings. Among the shifting crowd, I see those offerings – mezzotints by Sean Caulfield, Robert De Groff, Francisco Souto, Carol Wax, Art Werger – complicating the walls...."
"...Each of the story's many sentences will be read by a different person, with a couple (?) a few (?) maybe several (?) dozen readers performing the story's discrete pieces in a flowing multivoiced sequence there among the visual splendors of PrintAustin's "The Contemporary Print" show while Dripping Springs vodka disappears down various happy bibliophile gullets and the whole scene threatens to transubstantiate into a sort of blissful belles-lettres mist of souls...."
"...But Gillespie is using that final day as a reason to celebrate, too, throwing a Bon Voyage Party that doubles as a closing reception for the current “SOLAR” exhibition – a display of works made by the sun (via cyanotyping) or for greater knowledge of the sun. The show’s been a bright part of this year’s PrintAustin festival, and it features art by Jennie Tudor Gray, Amanda Winfield, Kathy Van Torne, Ele Willoughby, Madelon Umlauf, Alisa Ochoa, and more...."