FINE ART PRINTMAKING

SERIGRAPHS

Self Help Graphics & Art’s (SHG) acclaimed Professional Printmaking Program offers artists of various experiences the opportunity to create fine art limited edition prints and monoprints through a peer-led approach that is dedicated to providing an environment that nurtures and supports our artists’ creativity and careers.

 

Each year, SHG conducts one to two atelier projects. 10 artists per atelier are invited to create new work in SHG’s nationally recognized printmaking studio. An artist/curator is selected for each atelier and projects range in theme and focus. The artist/curator selects participating artists and presents the project’s concept to SHG’s Director of Programs and Printers, after which it is presented to participating artists. The project’s method of peer-to-peer learning through the role of the artist/curator continues the tradition of SHG’s artist-led mission and programming.

 

Once the artists are selected, a weeklong artist residency is held in collaboration with the artist/curator as well as SHG’s Director of Programs and Printers at SHG’s fully equipped printmaking studios. Artists are free to use traditional painting techniques and to experiment with text, digital, or photo manipulation in the creation of their work. The artist works with the Director of Programs and Printers throughout the entire process. Each edition is printed on archival paper, receives SHG’s studio chop, and is certified in accordance with professional printmaking standards.

 

 

As is the tradition of the program, each artist receives 50% of their edition, and all artist proofs. A portion of the remaining prints are distributed among SHG’s archive at UC Santa Barbara as well as among a number of national institutions, which house SHG’s collection including the National Mexican Museum of Art in Chicago and University of Notre Dame. The remaining prints are placed into inventory and sold to the public with proceeds going to help sustain the program. It is our philosophy to view the entire process as an exchange. The artist is given the opportunity to create a first quality print (serigraph, intaglio, relief) edition free of charge, and SHG receives a share of the edition for programming and fundraising. It is also important to note that print exhibitions created through this program reach diverse local, national, and international audiences, furthering the exposure and impact of the artist’s work.

 

As one of the most recognized Latino printmaking centers in America, SHG is committed to taking more innovative approaches in everything it does. Since 2012 SHG has been dedicated to working with artists in exploring the juxtaposition of traditional and non-traditional printmaking processes, as well as to the development of content that is at once culturally relevant and investigative. As is our tradition and mission, emerging artists will be central in helping us experiment in each atelier.

INTAGLIO / RELIEF PRINTMAKING

Self Help Graphics & Art’s Open Printmaking Studio supports working artists in their exploration of both traditional and experimental printmaking in the forms of relief, intaglio, and monotype. Through open studio, workshops, lectures and exhibits, we encourage interest in the art and history of the fine art print – for the general public as well as for artists. Self Help Graphics & Art recognizes the expressive power of all printmaking media and works with artists to explore relief, intaglio, and monotype. The studio is a collegial, creative and experimental environment, with excellent equipment at affordable prices. In order to keep the studio fee modest and to encourage the spirit of giving back to the arts community at SHG, each artist that uses the Open Printmaking Studio to print an edition, is also required to donate 20% of their edition to the SHG archives.

Access to the OPS is granted after an artist completes an orientation or has successfully completed any of workshop facilitated by SHG’s mater artists.

 

Please email workshops@selfhelpgraphics.com to make an appointment to view and/or sign up for the Open Printmaking Studio.

STUDIO USE

Fee Structure + (20% of Production or 5 Volunteer Hours)

  • $15.00 for 1 day pass

  • $70.00 for a 5 day pass

  • $130.00 for a 10 day pass

  • $200.00 for 20 day pass

 

STUDIO DATES & HOURS

The Studio us accessible, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9am to 5pm. Off hour use of the studios is on a per request basis and usually only when staff is present on site.

Everyone is required to attend a studio orientation workshop prior to using the studios.

Please email workshops@selfhelpgraphics.com to make an appointment to view and/or sign up for the Open Printmaking Studio.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Basic Inks, Carving Tools & Liquids
  • Rollers
  • Cleaning Supplies and other tools

 

WHAT TO BRING

  • Special Inks
  • Fine Art Paper
  • Block/Plate

 

How to Book Your Time

  • Review online calendar
  • Email your requested time/payment
  • Pick up your pass  

 

Final Steps

  • Fill out donation form for prints or
  • Confirm volunteer time (or schedule)
  • Curate works
Feb
20
Mon
2017
Inaugural Chicana/o Latina/o Printmaking Summit @ Self Help Graphics & Art
Feb 20 @ 9:00 am – Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm
Inaugural Chicana/o Latina/o Printmaking Summit @ Self Help Graphics & Art | Los Angeles | California | United States
Self Help Graphics & Art in partnership with the Eastside Arts Initiative and the University of Texas at San Antonio is convening the Inaugural Chican/o Latina/o Printmaking Summit on February 20 – 26, 2017, in Los Angeles with the goals of discussing the following:
• Master Printer role within community centered printmaking studios/spaces.
• Develop a template (pathway) for future Master Printers.
• Discuss and develop a larger national printmaking summit for 2018-2019.
• Provide workshops to the local community of printmakers.
• Creation of a fine art print portfolio documenting this gathering.
The Chicana/o Latina/o printmaking community has recently lost powerful figures and Maestros such as Richard Duardo, Sam Baray, Fernando Salicrup, and Sam Coronado. Their departure leaves a large void, and we hope this gathering can establish a national pipeline for master printers and foster the knowledge and relationships that these artists provided our communities.
At Self Help Graphics & Art, we understand and value the role of the Master Printer in creating a trusting and nurturing environment that can develop important relationships between the printer and artists. Master Printers guide artists from the conceptual stage to the completion of a print edition, by providing expertise and strategies, producing something that is reflective of the artist’s initial vision.
Secondly, this initiative will strengthen printmaking here in East Los Angeles by exposing artists to Master Printers and master printmakers; building stronger networks between our studios and spaces and inspire collaborations; sparking new dialogues and more importantly enriching our network; and pooling together knowledge on sustainable practices.
Lastly, this gathering will serve to plan a larger national summit of Chicana/o Latina/o printmakers with associated professional development opportunities and printmaking workshops for artists.
This summit will convene master printers, printmakers, printmaking centers and artists from across the nation to discuss and plan ways in which we can continue this printmaking legacy, much of which was sparked here in on the eastside through SHG, Modern Multiples, Centro de Arte Publico, Mechicano Art Center, and other printmaking efforts that have resulted in landmark collections such as Estampas de la Raza from the Romo Collection. This we hope can create a pathway for new generations of artists that can continue bringing to light important issues through the printmaking medium.
Feb
21
Tue
2017
Woodblock Printmaking Workshop with Master Printer Humberto Saenz @ Self Help Graphics & Art
Feb 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Woodblock Printmaking Workshop with Master Printer Humberto Saenz @ Self Help Graphics & Art | Los Angeles | California | United States

Printmaking Workshop with Master Printer Humberto Saenz
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | 5PM to 8PM

The workshop introduces participants to relief printmaking using woodblock.

All materials provided by Self Help Graphics & Art.

Feb
22
Wed
2017
Linocut Relief Printmaking Workshop with Master Printer Juan de Dios Mora @ Self Help Graphics & Art
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Linocut Relief Printmaking Workshop with Master Printer Juan de Dios Mora @ Self Help Graphics & Art | Los Angeles | California | United States

Linocut Relief Printmaking Workshop with Master Printer Juan de Dios Mora
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 1PM to 4PM

The workshop introduces participants to relief printmaking using linoleum. Relief printmaking offers artists a method to create and express concepts as an art form. Participants will print an original piece from start to finish while learning the technique. Technical processes include image transferring, carving and marking, registering, and printing. All materials provided by Self Help Graphics & Art.

Please bring a 6×9 inch image to the workshop.

Experimental Screenprinting Workshop with Master Printer Pepe Coronado @ Self Help Graphics & Art
Feb 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Experimental Screenprinting Workshop with Master Printer Pepe Coronado @ Self Help Graphics & Art | Los Angeles | California | United States

Experimental Screenprinting Workshop with Master Printer Pepe Coronado
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 5PM to 8PM

The workshop introduces a variety of techniques such as incorporating graffiti aesthetics and drawing for the use of screen printing, in addition to experimental exposure techniques.
All materials provided by Self Help Graphics & Art.

Born and raised in the Dominican Republic. He is a resident teaching artist at the Hudson River Museum in New York and has been a visiting artist at SHG.

Coronado’s work is housed in permanent collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, CUNY Dominican Studies Institute, Rutgers Archives for Printmaking Studios, Lauinger Memorial Library of Rare Books and Prints Collection, Library of Congress, Federal Board of Governors Art Collection, District of Columbia Government: Arts and Humanities Commission, El Paso Museum of Art, among others.

Feb
23
Thu
2017
Experimental Monoprinting/Etching Workshop with Master Printer Sandra Fernandez @ Self Help Graphics & Art
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Experimental Monoprinting/Etching Workshop with Master Printer Sandra Fernandez
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 1PM to 4PM

Participants will learn how to combine different monoprinting methods with already etched metal and plexiglass plates. These methods will include direct application over plexiglass or metal plates, as well as silkscreen mono printing using both acrylic inks and watercolors. All materials provided by Self Help Graphics & Art.

Born in Queens, New York and raised in Quito, Ecuador. She received both her MA and MFA in 1992 and 1995, respectively, from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Her work is represented in the Smithsonian American Art Museum, The San Antonio Museum of Art, Mexic-Arte Museum, Art Museum of South Texas, The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, and Gilbert Cárdenas Latino Art Collection, and Casa de la Cultura in Quito, Ecuador, the Biblioteque Nationale in Paris, and the Kohler Art Library.

Feb
25
Sat
2017
Portraits for Printmaking Workshop with Melanie Cervantes @ Self Help Graphics & Art
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Portraits for Printmaking Workshop with Melanie Cervantes @ Self Help Graphics & Art | Los Angeles | California | United States

Portraits for Printmaking Workshop with Melanie Cervantes
Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 9AM to 12PM

The workshop introduces participants to the process that Melanie Cervantes uses to incorporate portraits into her printmaking process. All materials provided by Self Help Graphics & Art.

Please bring a portrait on an 8.5×11 sheet of paper.

Serigraph Workshop with Master Printer Malaquias Montoya @ Self Help Graphics & Art
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Serigraph Workshop with Master Printer Malaquias Montoya @ Self Help Graphics & Art | Los Angeles | California | United States

Serigraph Workshop with Master Printer Malaquias Montoya
Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 1PM to 4PM

Master Printer Malaquias Montoya will introduce participants to various techniques in creating film positives for screen printing. All materials provided by Self Help Graphics & Art.

Malaquías Montoya is an American born Chicano poster artist and a major figure in the Chicano Art Movement of the 1960s and 1970s.

Montoya founded the Mexican-American Liberation Art Front and was “arguably the most influential Chicano artist collective in the movement.” Since 1989 Montoya has held a professorship at the University of California, Davis, teaching both in the Department of Art and the Department of Chicana/o Studies. He is founder of a community art center, Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer (TANA) in Woodland, CA that works with at-risk youth.