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So far we have heard from printmakers on five continents, representing eleven countries! Take a look at the list below, and let us know if we can expand it! Did you print somewhere? Do you know anyone else who did?
Happy Print Day in May from your buddies in print,
Beth and Robynn
2013 Print Day in May
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Auckland and Lower Hutt New Zealand
Canberra, Aberfoyle Park and Adelaide Australia
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Canmore, Alberta, Canada
North Vancouver, BC, Canada
and the following places in the United States:
Monterey, California (Home of Print Day in May!)
Santa Cruz, Aptos, San Jose, Seaside, San Francisco, Greenbrae and Oakland, California
Asheville, North Carolina
New Orleans, Louisiana
It’s Print Day in May! Beth and Robynn are heading down to Monterey to print with 15 others at Monterey Peninsula College. You’ll hear from us throughout the day.
Here at MPC, there are printmakers working in most techniques: artists are creating and printing solar plates, monotypes, linocuts, gum arabic transfer, pronto plates and dry-point. So far no one has dipped into the etching tank but alas, the day is young!
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Please let us know where you will be printing on May 4, 2013. You can post to this blog with comments and photos. We would love to add you to our rooster of participating artists. Here in the Monterey Bay area Robynn and Beth will be printing at Monterey Peninsula College the birthplace of Print Day in May.
Print Day in May is a great opportunity to invite fellow artists or curious bystanders into your studio and share with them the joys of printmaking.
Make a mark on Saturday, print and repeat!
This year the event is Saturday May 4th. It’s so easy and fun to participate. Just print somewhere, sometime during the day, and let us know you’re doing it. Your post will go up on our blog and you’ll be connected to printmakers all around the globe, all doing what they love to do, all at the same time.
Print Day in May began in 2007 at Monterey Peninsula College (MPC), Monterey, CA. The MPC Fine Art Print Club (now the MPC Printmakers) created it to encourage printmakers everywhere to create prints on the same day . . . an all-inclusive printmaking effort! Join the MPC Printmakers, and make some prints during International Print Day in May!
If you are in the Monterey Bay Area, you can sign up for ART 38F Special Printmaking Techniques: Individualized Projects at Monterey Peninsula College. This is Print Day in May home base, and we must fill this workshop to ensure a successful event, so please visit the website and sign up for this great class! www.mpc.edu
Are you? Let us know what’s happening in your world today. We’re waiting to hear from you!
Dogs and people all love Print Day in May. Paw prints, etchings, monotypes, footprints, collographs, relief prints, even lipstick prints on the bathroom mirror. Print something and let us know about it!
You are part of the worldwide community of printmakers, all doing what they love to do, all on the same day.
Welcome, and let us know who you are.
Robynn and Beth
International Print Day in May will be happening on May 5th, 2012, but the buzz has already begun over on Facebook. Come see us there, you can join the Event and help get the word out by inviting your friends.
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Print Day In May
Print Day in May, the first Saturday in May, celebrates the art and community of printmakers. It’s a day to get together in studios across the world to make prints.
Each year participation grows; we have had people from Australia, Argentina, France, Mexico, and of course, the US. Printmakers have opened their studios to friends, used their cars as presses, made prints on the beach all to spread the joy of printmaking.
Come join us on as we make prints on May 5th, 2012. Chime in here to let us know where you printed, with whom, and then send a photo or two to post on the site.