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2014 International Print Exchange

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Hello to our 2014 Print Exchange participants:

Your print packages have been sorted and were mailed out two days ago. Keep your eye open for them in your mailbox.

The 2014 Print Exchange exhibition opening took place last night at   Arnica Artist Run Centre and the exhibition runs until April 12. Thanks to Ben from Arnica for doing a stellar job installing and promoting the exhibition, and to Kelly and June for getting the exchange prints sorted and packaged up for the postman.

Print Exchange Deadline for Submissions January 31, 2014

Print Exchange 2014

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Arnica Artist Run Centre and Kamloops Printmakers Society present:
Print Exchange 2014Printmakers from all over are invited to submit an edition of work to be exhibited in February of 2014. Artists must submit an edition of 12 prints in order to participate. Each artist will recieve 10 unique prints in exchange for their own, with 1 print remaining in the KPS’s Permanent Collection and 1 for exhibition at AARC and the KPS.

Deadline for Submission: January 31, 2014
Limited to 500 participants

Submission Fee: $35
Submission Form: PXC_Submission_Form.pdf

Cost for shipping work in are that of the artist, AARC and KPS will cover the cost of return shipping

Maximum paper size: 8in x 10in
Image can be any size on this paper.

For more information please contact ArnicaARC(at)gmail.com

For more information about the Kamloops Printmakers Society please visit: kamloopsprintmakers.wordpress.com

You can register ahead by paying through PayPal but must mail or email the submission form into Arnica before registration can be completed.
Copyright 2014 Arnica Artist Run Centre, Kamloops
Designed By: Ben Eastabrook
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DSCN6764The Kamloops Printmakers hosted artists-in-residence Rhonda Neufeld and Rodney Konopaki in the month of June, 2013.  Rodney and Rhonda have been collaborating on art projects since 2007.  Both artists have long histories in print media and drawing, as practitioners and instructors.  Rodney is a faculty members at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, having previously taught at Keyano College in Fort McMurray, AB.  Rhonda lives near Armstrong, BC, and has had sessional terms teaching at various universities in western Canada, including Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops.  Since the start of their collaboration, they have found that they work best when they meet at artist residencies in locales across the country: Newfoundland, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, BC.  and Alberta, so far.  Their collaborative work has shown in numerous cities in Canada.

Rodney and Rhonda presented an artist talk at the Kamloops Printmakers DSCN6737 DSCN6740 DSCN6741 DSCN6746 DSCN6760 DSCN6761 DSCN6764 DSCN6769 DSCN6770 DSCN6772 DSCN6774 DSCN6775 DSCN6781studio at the end of their Kamloops residency, on June 27, 2013 (see photos).

Polyester Plate Litho Workshop #2

We had a waitlist for the last workshop and so decided to hold another one on Tues. August 7th from 6-9 pm. Secure your spot in the workshop by registering and paying early. Once you are registered you will receive instructions on what to prepare for the workshop.

Polyester Plate Lithography Workshop
Sponsored by the Kamloops Printmakers’ Society
Tues August 7th, 6:00-9:00pm

The Kamloops Printmakers’ Society
102B-925 McMaster Way
Cost: $35 for members $40.00 for non-members

Marnie Blair is hosting a workshop using polyester plates to make litho prints. Polyester litho prints are economical to make and the workshop promises to be fun. You will learn how to create rich, multiple-coloured lithographic prints, printed on an intaglio press. This workshop is designed for people who have no previous printmaking experience and will also appeal to experienced printmakers. Registration is limited so apply early to make sure you have a spot.

The workshop will cover a variety of ways to prepare an image for printing, including drawing, washes and Xeroxing, or laser printing digital imagery directly from the computer onto the plate. This innovative process minimizes the complexity and toxicity of traditional lithography while still embracing the basic principle of the process that depends on grease-repelling water.

Cheap Bic or Papermate ballpoint pens and Sharpie brand permanent markers are the best drawing materials. Other possible materials include but are not limited to China markers, litho crayons, toner washes, Speedball screen filler, and waterproof India ink. Convenient portability and the relatively simple process, makes polyester plates a great way to learn lithography printmaking.

What to bring: paper (There will be some paper available at the workshop), and please wear suitable clothing (all other materials will be supplied but you are welcome to bring your own drawing materials as listed above)

For more information and to register for the workshop contact Marnie Blair marnieablair@hotmail.com 250-682-4811 or Ila Crawford 250-682-1130 ilacrawford@tru.ca


The Kamloops Printmakers Society welcomes conversations on printmaking with those who are curious or knowledgeable alike.  Print has a rich history and vibrant present; discussing ways printmaking will move into the future is exciting!