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Phillip Wade at St. Stephen’s
I’ve known Phillip for about 30 years. Time has flown! We met during graduate school at The University of Texas at Austin - Phillip securing his Master of Fine Arts, and me, a Master of Arts in Art History.
An earlier Tumblr of mine shares some of our early experiences, and illustrates one of Phillip’s paintings that I own.
Beautiful show! And what a gorgeous school campus in the Texas hill country. Shown above is Phillip laughing, standing in front of a whimsical self-portrait. The other Instagrams show Phillip giving his gallery talk (left); “Portrait of the Artist Shawn Camp” (center, and a favorite); and another view of the lovely gallery space at St. Stephen’s.
Flatbed Press in Austin, Texas is a marvelous place; it is co-owned by longtime friends Mark Smith and Katherine Brimberry.
Here is one print I’ve acquired over the years from Flatbed, a scissor-tailed flycatcher woodcut by David Everett. Flatbed is a fine art press that can also produce extraordinarily large prints and is a full-service shop (I own one print that is six feet long, in fact). There is also space set aside for exhibitions, which are ongoing throughout each year. I urge everyone to stop by and have a look when next in Austin.
As an aside, I hope once the economy improves to embark upon the Texas Butterfly Print Project, and overview of which can be studied here:
Proceeds from the fine art print set will support the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas (naba.org), which is one of the most intense areas for butterflies in the world. Mark and I developed the concept originally (it has been very well planned), and once we secure funding, we are ready to go!