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.
Please join us THIS FRIDAY March 7th at 7pm.
Seattle Print Arts members are invited to a special event this Friday March 7th at the Martin-Zambito Fine Art Gallery. Gallery co-owner David Martin will discuss and show etchings, lithographs and block prints by Northwest regional artists from 1911 to 1960. Some of these artists had international reputations during their day, but have since been forgotten. Martin has written books on printmakers Elizabeth Colborne, Paul Morgan Gustin and Richard Bennett and will be showing original prints by these artists.
Join us for this delightful evening with great art, wine and light snacks. The talk starts at 7 pm. Download a PDF biography of David Martin and for information about the gallery, please go to Martin-Zambito Fine Arts.
Directions to Martin-Zambito Fine Art
The gallery is located in the Dearborn House at 1117 Minor Avenue (Minor and Seneca on First Hill). Drive into the parking lot and go to the back of the house. You will see a black wrought iron gate with a small business sign – that’s the gallery. The parking lot is free.
About the Collectors Lecture Series
The Seattle Print Arts Collectors Lecture Series officially began in 2010. Since then, Seattle Print Arts has offered members the opportunity to hear directly from Seattle area art collectors and gallery owners, and to view private collections or gallery holdings during intimate lectures or tours.
SAVE THE DATE: April 6th for the Seattle Print Arts Open Portfolio Sessions.
The deadline is March 30th. Send in your registration soon to reserve a spot.
Seattle Print Arts Open Portfolio Sessions
Sunday, April 6th, 1 - 3pm at the Seattle Asian Art Museum.
Please download a PDF flyer for the full prospectus and registration form.
Open Portfolio Sessions are a chance for you to show a selection of your unframed works on paper to viewers in an informal setting. We will line up tables and give each artist half a table to display their work for the entire two-hour session.
Open Portfolio gives you the chance to talk about your work with other artists and patrons, with the added advantage of seeing everything in person. We look forward to lots of discussion, exchanges and a few unexpected discoveries. This is an excellent opportunity for members of Seattle Print Arts to present their work in front of a broad and potentially large audience. This year announcements for the open portfolio session will be posted widely, with invitations going out to curators, collectors, and critics throughout the region.
Open Portfolio Sessions will take place on Sunday, April 6th from 1 to 3pm at the Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 East Prospect Street in Volunteer Park, Seattle.
We anticipate a lot of interest and space will be limited. If you wish to participate and secure your reservation, read through the attached prospectus and submit your registration form and $10 registration fee by March 30th.
It’s time to renew your Seattle Print Arts Membership.
Still only $30 per year ! Please go to our homepage at seattleprintarts.org and click on the "join/renew" tab.
* Be eligible for grants and exhibition opportunities available to members only.
* Post a link to your website on the Seattle Print Arts website.
* Announce your events and exhibitions to the members in the weekly e-newsletter and to the world on the Seattle Print Arts website.
* Stay informed on what's happening in the print arts!
* Get the weekly e-newsletter filled with events and opportunities.
Support our active artistic community. Your membership helps pay for all of our exciting programming including the Visiting Artist Program and the Collector Lecture Series. Print arts related gallery talks and artist’s demos, member-only exhibitions, the Print Exchange, and a wide variety of grant opportunities all happen because of your membership and your participation. In addition to renewing your membership with the $30 annual dues, please consider making a donation to further support Seattle Print Arts. Your contributions are vital to the continued success of this organization.
View a slideshow of the event.
It was wonderful to see so many Seattle Print Arts members at the Annual Meeting on January 24th!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the evening: from sharing your works to sharing your news. It is always fun to visit with members and to have the opportunity to review the past year together, and to look forward to coming events.
– Tara Shadduck, president
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.
To sign-up, please fill out the form on our Volunteer page.
To Post An Announcement
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.
Please send information as text and no all-caps and no postcard announcements please. Include a separate image and please use your name as the filename, ie: jane_doe.jpg. Email (firstname.lastname@example.org) us at least one week prior to an event or as early as three weeks before.
In your email please state that you would like your announcement posted in our newsletter and on our website, so we can separate it from non-member show announcements we get.
Seattle Print Arts on Facebook
Our official website and weekly e-newsletter will still be the place to go to for information. Our Facebook page is a more informal means of communication for you and a great way for us to keep up with each other.