2017 PDM wrap up

Another great Print Day in May! Tens of Thousands print! Success!

IMG_2212What a wonderful way to start the summer! First off, we would like to thank you all for participating in studios and homes around the globe to make Print Day In May such a great success.

The winners of the sponsored prizes are:

Akua Inks
Mary Reilly Mathews 
Lottie Anderson @ms_inkyfingers

Speedball Art Products
Sarah Serio
Steven Munoz @midwaybee

Arnhem 1618 Paper
PCNJ @printnj
@batworthy

Please send Akua a private FB message to claim your prize!

Congratulations to our prize winners, and thank you to Arnhem, Graphic Chemical, Akua, and Speedball for supplying our artists with such fantastic prize bundles.

Participation this year set records! Just since Print Day in May 2016, there have been upwards of 18,000 artists reached on Facebook. On Instagram and Twitter, thousands more artists shared their work with us. Our final participation roster puts us at 45 US states and 46 countries! Who would have known a small group of printmakers at a community college in California could reach out to this many artists worldwide?

We are astonished, printmakers. We are thankful, and so proud to have you with us. Here’s to another successful year!

Stay Connected
Having built this beautiful community, don’t forget to check back and share your work year round! In the meantime, we’ll be looking forward to everything Print Day In May 2018 has in store for us.

Thank you all.

For ten years Monterey Peninsula College Printmakers (MPC) have devoted the first Saturday in May to fine art printmaking. What began locally in the greater Monterey Bay Area of California in 2007, has become a worldwide event. In 2016, artists from 32 US states, 35 different countries and all 7 continents participated!

By providing a creative synergy and a forum for sharing and building community, this event unites printmakers worldwide and fosters a better understanding and appreciation of printmaking.

Participation is easy. Just make a print on May 6, 2017! Let the world know what you are doing by chiming in on our blog, Instagram and/or Facebook page.

Send us photos of your prints, your studios and your printmaking friends.

Invite guests and friends into your studios to share your love of printmaking.

Please join us! Make a print anywhere on May 6. Complete an edition, try a new technique, make a footprint in the sand or snow, kiss a mirror, make handprints with kids…just print, enjoy, share and let us know about it!

Spread the word!!!!

Blog PrintDayinMay.com – click on “Members” and follow instructions to register. This will allow you to post comments and photos. Use us as a printmaking forum!

Facebook – @printdayinmay

Instagram – @printdayinmay

 

 

Akua Prizes Awarded

Akua Inks

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
@batworthy

Please send us a private message to claim your prize!

Thank you Robynn Smith!

This is such a wealth of prints and printmakers from around the world that I would never get to be connected to without this wonderful event. It has been such a pleasure to meet with my friend Lisa and print all day know ing we are all in this together. Love from Cynthia Johnston, Melbourne ,Australia

Emiliania Huxleyi_cJohnston

My Demons: Pain

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My Demons: Itch

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), also called reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome, is a chronic pain condition in which high levels of nerve impulses are sent to an affected site. Experts believe that CRPS occurs as a result of dysfunction in the central or peripheral nervous systems.Image_468