Seattle Print Arts is an association of artists, arts professionals and collectors who have an avid interest in the expanding field of print arts and an appreciation of the print media. Our mission is to foster intellectual and artistic dialogue, serve as a resource for news in the field of printmaking, forge links between artists, and serve as a base for a variety of activities that focus on the print arts.
Since its formation in January 2000, Seattle Print Arts has organized symposia, lectures, print exchanges, demonstrations, and several print exhibits, including two international exchange exhibitions.
Seattle Print Arts is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
Seattle Print Arts is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Larry Sommers Art Fellowship Award. Tyna Ontko has been awarded this year's fellowship and an honorary award was given to Tallmadge Doyle.
Tyna Ontko has been granted the Fellowship for her work in lithography and installation. She has proposed to use the Larry Sommers Fellowship to fund the creation of two installations. Inspired by the natural life cycles and behavior of colonies of insects, the pieces are comprised of printed, cut out and constructed ant and bee clusters. The works will be installed at the Southern Graphics Conference in San Francisco in March 2014. Ms. Ontko has been given the opportunity to show this work as the recipient of the 2013 SGCI undergraduate scholarship. We congratulate her and look forward to seeing her new work.
Tyna Ontko is a recent BFA graduate of Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington, where she received a 2013 Outstanding Graduate Scholarship. She is completing a residency at the Black Church Print Studio in Dublin, Ireland this summer.
Tyna Ontko, The Body Swallows, Stone lithography, cut paper sculpture, size variable 12' x 18', 2012
Tyna Ontko, They Hide in a Blind, Stone Lithography, cut paper sculpture, beeswax application, 9' x 16 ' (no date)
We are pleased to be giving an honorary award this year to Tallmadge Doyle, in support of her research on non-toxic collagraph and intaglio techniques. She will use her knowledge to develop and present workshops for experienced and beginning print artists. Ms. Doyle is a widely exhibited artist and an adjunct professor of fine arts at the University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon and an instructor at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in Otis, Oregon.
Tallmadge Doyle, The Raven, Aquatint and Line Etching, 12" x 14", 2010
The Larry Sommers Fellowship was established in memory of Larry with generous donations from colleagues, family and friends inspired by his passion for art and union activism. It is an honor for Seattle Print Arts to sponsor this award. To contribute to this fund, please go to our homepage and click on the “Donate/Join” tab on the left. You do not need to become a member to make a donation.
Read more about the Larry Sommers Art Fellowship.
Interested In Becoming More Connected To The Seattle Print Arts Community?
Seattle Print Arts was formed in January 2000. In our second decade we continue to affirm the importance and vibrancy of print in our community. We are planning lectures, events and projects that provide artists with opportunities for inspiration and exchange.
Be a part of building a strong community of artists. There are many ways to get involved. Volunteer to help.
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If you are a member of Seattle Print Arts, we will post your announcement in the weekly newsletter and on the website.
Please send us your announcements about your upcoming exhibitions. We would also like to know about any upcoming print related classes, equipment for sale, studios for rent, or calls for printmakers.
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