Akua Prizes Awarded

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And now to announce our SIX lucky winners from our Facebook/Instagram drawing from our Print Day In May hashtag contest!! A big thank you to everyone who participated in this global printfest, making Print Day In May 2017 another fantastic year. And the winners for our three categories are:

Akua Inks
Mary Reilly Mathews
Lottie Anderson @ms_inkyfingers

Speedball Art Products
Sarah Serio
Steven Munoz @midwaybee

Arnhem 1618 Paper
PCNJ @printnj

Please send us a private message to claim your prize!

Printing at Blue Mouse Studios today

What a blast! Fun people, good prints, good food and the Kentucky Derby. It was wonderful to check in hourly with the blog and Facebook. Thousands of people all over the world are celebrating what we all love. Yay for Print Day in May!

Linda Craighead pulling a pastel transfer:
















This solarplate etching by Jodie Doge:






This Solarplate is printed intaglio and relief. By Robynn Smith:









Noro Partido making prints:IMG_2219


Deborah Rantz’s Solarplate etching:







Graphic Chemical Joins PDM this year!! Win stuff!

printdayinmay@graphicchemicalinkco has joined the Print Day In May party! By using the tag #printdayinmay2017gc on any of your posts THIS SATURDAY, you’ve entered yourself into the running for a gift certificate for some Graphic Chemical goodies!
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Akua Inks Joins Print Day in May Again!

For the  second year in a row Akua Inks is joining the Print Day in May celebration. Share your artwork and photos on social media with the following hashtags. Some lucky participants, chosen at random, will receive gift certificates from Akua Inks, Arnhem Paper, and Speedball. Good luck!
#PrintDayinMay2017  #AkuaPD2017 #SpeedballPD2017 #ArnhemPD2017

Photopolymer Intaglio - Beth Redmond

Photopolymer Intaglio – Beth Redmond

It was cold outside, but the studio was warm-PDM goes to Iceland, again.

I just returned from two weeks in Iceland, working on two different print projects. In Olafsfjordur a small town in the north, four faculty members from Monterey Peninsula College taught a clay printing workshop for students at MTR, and upper secondary school with an arts focus. MTR and MPC are working on an exchange project this year called The Shared Seas, which is committed to strengthening connections through art.

In Reykjavik, San Francisco Bay Area printmaker Carrie Ann Plank and I gave a a talk to members of Islensk Grafik, on trends in Bay Area printmaking. This is in support of an exchange exhibition planned for late 2017 in San Francisco and 2018 in Reykjavik.

The Icelandic printmakers will join us again this year for Print Day in May. Watch for their posts on May 6!IMG_0002







Monotype Workshop with PDM Founder Robynn Smith at Blue Mouse Studios

Come to Blue Mouse Studios in Aptos, California for a 2 day Monotype Workshop this summer! Monotypes are my first printmaking love. With Ace Monotype artist Eva Bernstein assisting, you will have an immersion experience! For all levels, intro to expert. We’ll advance your practice and stoke the fire.
July 30-31

Hope to print with you in person this summer!



July 30 Workshop_Lrg

Akua Inks Announces the PDM Gift Cert Winners!

CONGRATULATIONS! To our winners for our Print Day in May hashtag contest! Rachel Hester, Heather Conyers Studio, Terri Tajwant Kaur Thoman, Diane Abt, Megalo Print Studio and Gallery and NJ Printmaker. Thank you to everyone who helped make Print Day in May 2016 a huge success. Hope you all participate again next year – Happy Printing

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