SGC Printmaking Conference in San Francisco

MITCH Collective set up a vendor booth at last week’s SGC Printmaking Conference in San Francisco. We promoted our residency program to many talented printmakers and challenged passers by to try their hand at assembling seven tangram shapes into a square.

tangram puzzle challenge

tangram puzzle challenge

We met lots of interesting folks and reconnected with friends from yesteryear!

vendor fair set up

vendor fair set up

As part of the conference we toured Paulson Bott Press in Berkeley, CA and saw a demonstration on how to translate Gee’s Bend quilt tops into etching prints.

quilt top soft ground etch

quilt top soft ground etch

In St Louis, I met some of the ladies from Gee’s Bend and took a quilt top workshop from them at the Missouri History Museum. It was very inspirational!

Paulson Bott Press

Paulson Bott Press

Seeing quilting combined with printmaking was a great crossover between two of my art loves.

quilt top proof print

quilt top proof print

There were many exhibitions around the bay area in conjunction with the conference and this piece by Kouseki Ono was a stand out. It is 100 layers of oil based screen printing ink and it creates a very three dimensional effect.

100 layers of oil based silkscreen ink

100 layers of oil based silkscreen ink

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About mitchcollective

MITCH Collective is a community-driven catalyst promoting creativity in the Ohio Valley. MITCH Collective enriches Martins Ferry, Ohio and nearby towns by: -inviting artists, writers, and musicians to experience the beauty and creative potential of the area while creating new work and interacting with local residents through the residency program. -inspiring a historically economically depressed area by teaching new skills and ideas that will help foster new problem solving approaches for challenges that face the community. -collaborating with nonprofit and municipal organizations in Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania to bring innovative, interdisciplinary projects to life. Facilities include printmaking, screen printing, sewing, quilting, and bookbinding. Visit www.mitchcollective.org for more information.
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