Our thanks to everyone that made Art Under Pressure: The Mystery & Mastery of Mezzotints a fundraising success. We appreciate the support of those that attended the event, purchased artwork, made financial contributions and donated food. It can easily be said that a good time was had by all!
Check out event photos on our facebook page
You are invited to the Opening Reception of an exhibition by Core Member Eliana Calle-Saari
Sunday, November 24
from 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Wehrle Gallery on the Campus of Ohio Dominican University
1216 Sunbury Road
Columbus, OH 43219
A native of Colombia, Eliana Calle-Saari creates reductive woodblock prints that explore memory, heritage, and their interaction with the present.
For more information about this exhibition visit
Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative will be celebrating its 15th Anniversary, and showcasing a rare mezzotint print collection! We invite you to join us for this anniversary celebration.
You will have two opportunities to attend our 2013 fundraising event:
Tickets to Art Under Pressure are $36 each.
To purchase tickets, simply click on one of the event dates shown above.
Please RSVP by October 18, 2013.
A limited number of tickets for each event date will be sold and will be available on a "first come, first serve" basis. We encourage to you make your purchase early.
If you are unable to attend, but would still like to support us, feel free to donate with the button below:
Art Under Pressure: The Mystery and Mastery of Mezzotints will include:
Several mezzotints by renowned artist, Francisco Souto, will be on exhibit at this event. Souto uses techniques that push the boundaries of printmaking by creating exceptional works that are a mix of representational and non-representational images. Shown above: Left: Trivium II; Right: After uno y el universo II.
The link for Souto info is http://www.franciscosouto.com/
Printing mezzotints began in the 17th century, flourished in the 18th & 19th century, and today the intriguing process is almost a lost art. Mezzotint is a distinctive intaglio printmaking process different from other techniques because the artist works from dark to light rather than the more common light to dark. It is the gradations of light and dark, rather than lines, that forms the image. The resulting subtle tonalities can evoke the mystery of the universe or define the details of every day objects.
The link for more mezzotint info is http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/mztn/hd_mztn.htm
Opening reception: Friday, June 28, 2013
The Ohio State Faculty Club
6:00 to 8:00 pm
The collection of new works will include landscapes, city scenes, and still life with an emphasis on Ohio's changing landscape throughout the seasons.
To RSVP, please call the club at 614-292-2262
This exhibition will be on display June 24 through August 23, 2013.
For directions and additional information visit www.osu-statefacultyclub.com
Jon Browning is a life-time member, past President and current board member of the Ohio Plein Air Society. Jon's paintings evoke memories of growing up in Ohio, experiencing the changing seasons on his grandparents' New Philadelphia farm. His landscapes represent both pieces of that past and the promise of something different. Jon states, "Painting allows me, on my best days, to tease out memories and imaginings and to commit them to canvas. Through sight and color and technique, I can focus on recollections and re-examine my past. It's like personal research. It's time travel."
Mr. Browning's works have been featured at the Bennington Center for the Arts (Bennington, VT), The Zanesville Museum of Art (Zanesville, OH), The Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery in Columbus, the Springfield Museum of Art (Springfield, OH) and The Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition. This is his first solo exhibit. He paints "en plein air" and maintains a studio at his home in Marble Cliff.
Mary Woodworth, Core Member of Phoenix Rising
Opening reception: Friday, July 5
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Missing Peace Art Space
234 S. Dutoit St, Dayton OH 45402
To RSVP call (937) 241-4353
"The collection on view at the Missing Peace Art Gallery entitled "Crossing Borders" comprises linoleum cut relief prints from work that I have created over the last decade or more. Using images from African-American and Latino experience, Shamanistic and indigenous religion, and contemporary life I create images that viewers associate with dreams. Individually and together they suggest narratives of suffering, liberation, and consolation. Crossing borders suggests new ways of being, seeing, and ways to tell the story. The diverse and common iconography is deeply connected both to my own personal journey of struggle and understanding and to the paths of many others and of many different communities."
This exhibition will be on display through August 4, 2013. For directions and additional information visit http://www.missingpeaceart.org
July Mono"TYPE" Workshop
by Jennie Cross
Core Member of Phoenix Rising Printmaking
Thursday, July 25, 2013 from 6:30-9:00 PM
Explore the artful introduction of letters to your images in this monotype workshop. We will investigate how artists use wooden letterpress type and old dingbats to create monotypes with a message.
No experience is necessary!
Fee: $50 includes all materials and light refreshments.
Reservations are required. Click here to Register.
Thursday, August 15 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm
Phoenix Rising Printmaking Studio
Members of Phoenix Rising will share prints from their personal collections and discuss the artist and their printmaking processes. Join us at the studio for an interesting evening of discussion and enjoy light hors d'oeuvres.
Opening reception: Saturday, July 27, 2013
7:00 to 9:00 pm
4269 North High Street
This exhibition will be on display July 20 - August 17, 2013
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
10:30 am to 2:30 pm w/half-hour lunch break.
Instructor: Anne Cushman, co-founder of Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative
This is a workshop for those who have already attended a first session of solarplate-making.
We are offering the opportunity to brush up on the solarplate etching process, experiment with color and further develop your images. Bring your previously exposed plates and/or a transparency to make a new plate. Again, we will be using 5" x 7" plates.
Fee: $50. workshop
Fee:$59.60 workshop + purchase of new 5"x7" plate
Reservations are required.
"Wild & Tangled"
Foliage of the Plains
featuring Rod Bouc & Charlene Potter
Continues through June 30, 2013
Bone Creek, Museum of Agrarian Art,
David City, Nebraska
"The Road Ahead"
New woodcuts and etchings by Eliana Calle-Saari
This exhibition runs through April 28, 2013
The Ohio State University Faculty Club
181 South Oval Drive, OSU Campus
243 N. Fifth St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Effective March 15, 2013, Open Studio hours are:
Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative is dedicated to promoting the art of printmaking by providing a well-equipped studio, educational opportunities and an environment of mutual support, camaraderie and inspiration for artists and students, and the community.
Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative was formed in 1996, and began renovating a 1904 building into a studio facility that opened its doors in September 1998. From its beginning the studio was equipped with a Takach etching press, a Vandercook relief press and materials to accommodate a variety of printmaking techniques. Later, Phoenix Rising acquired a second etching press and added additional mobile work tables so that more printmakers could work at the same time.
Phoenix Rising had always operated as a nonprofit organization, and in June of 2010 was officially granted 501(c)(3)status. The cooperative moved to its present larger venue in December 2011. The current facility is on the ground floor of a vintage factory with a full wall of north facing windows and is ADA compliant.
Phoenix Rising's artist members offer a variety of workshops and classes that highlight their particular skills and guest artists are invited to give special presentations. The artists of Phoenix Rising provide outreach programs demonstrating and teaching printmaking techniques in a variety of venues - public and private schools, art groups, colleges, artist's residencies, in-service workshops, etc.