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Coming soon! Flatbed Contemporary Print Fair, February 14 and 15, 2014 at Flatbed Press in Austin, Texas.
The all-day event features 21 booths representing professional printmakers, publishers, and university print programs. Great work to see and buy! A new printmaking demo will be happening every hour. Free to all on Saturday - bring the family!
A Valentine’s party and benefit will occur on Friday night (see Eventbrite link below to register).
Eventbrite: follow this link to register for the Valentine Benefit Gala, which is modestly priced. It occurs on Friday night. Proceeds benefit the Serie Project. Included is the chance to create your own artful “print” Valentine. I promised to help Katherine take tickets at the door, so I hope to see you then.
I understand The Peached Tortilla food truck will be stationed in the parking lot on Saturday during the fair.
I have watched and visited Flatbed Press since it began back in the 1980s, when it was in an old warehouse on the railroad tracks in the heart of downtown Austin. Flatbed is a wonderful place to visit any time, although many think by looking at it from the outside that it is just a “shop.” The photos I chose to post on Tumblr illustrate both the creative work going on there, and the fun and sheer joy of printmaking.
P.S. - A delightful new addition to the Flatbed building is the Gallery at Shoal Creek. Follow the link for more information.
- HopeArts, East Austin Studio Tour (top two photographs)
- Thoughts from James Surls, a Surls print being pulled at Flatbed (left)
- Flatbed Files (blog), Ann Conner and Katherine Brimberry, owner of Flatbed Press (bottom)
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!