Ohio Print Co-op gathering in Dayton!

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Steamroller Printing/ OHIO Print Gathering in Dayton 
Friday, October 7 – Saturday, October 8, 2011.
The Dayton Visual Arts Center (DVAC) will host a second statewide printmaker’s gathering on October 7 & 8 in downtown Dayton.  It will include the following organizations: The Dayton Printmakers Cooperative, Phoenix Rising from Columbus, Studio M from Toledo, Zygote Press from Cleveland and Tiger Lily Press from Cincinnati. 
The two-day event will incorporate Steamroller Prints: FLAT-OUT FUN, the second edition of Dayton’s public printmaking project and will kick off with a fun filled evening that is free and open to the public. DVAC will offer mini-steamroller prints and Zygote Press will lead Print Pony Gallup and demo the zyPRINT Cart.
Each Print organization will carve and print a 4′ x 4′  print using a steamroller. Susan Naylor is working on the drawing for our print and we have invited a handful of Tiger Lily artists to be part of the carving/design team.  
Steamroller printing will begin at 5:00 pm on Friday and go until at least 9:00 pm that evening.  Tiger Lily will have a group of people there at 3:00 to begin set up for printing their block and to help all other steamroller printers.
If you would like to help with the printing let us know!
Dayton has 45- 12″ x12″ linoleum blocks that they are giving to the public, kids and adults, for the cost of $10 each to be carved prior to the event.  They will be printed with the steamroller, I would imagine after the larger blocks, using water based ink.  The artist of each will receive one of their prints.  They are first come, first serve and have to be picked up from Dayton. 
If you would like to carve one let me know ASAP. I will collect money and make one trip up to Dayton to pick them up for our studio.  
More info on Steamroller Prints: Flat-Out Fun HERE
In addition there will be:
There will be an Open Portfolio session held adjacent to the Steamroller event at the ThinkTV studios from 5-9 pm.  Artists from the Print Co-ops can sell their prints to the public.  If you would like to bring/sell prints please let us know and drop them at Tiger Lily by Wednesday, October 5th.  All prints should be protected and marked clearly with artist’s name and sale price.  Tiger Lily will facilitate the sale and reimburse artists the following week.  We will not ask for a percentage but will accept donations.
We NEED at least two artists to “man” the portfolio session.  Please contact me if you are interested.
~ David Johnson, of Ball State University, will create a large scale, traditional woodcut relief print by hand, using a spoon and/or baren.  
~Master Print Lecture: Ray Must will discuss Jim Dine’s book of botanical prints that are in Wright State University’s collection.  The book will be onsite in the DVAC gallery for viewing.  Must was instrumental in its acquisition during his tenure.
~Erin Holscher Almazan, of the University of Dayton, will demonstrate the use of alternative methods of incising plates at the Dayton Printmaker’s Co-op.  This relates to the Dine book, which is focused on alternative tool usage.
~The DVAC Gallery will exhibit INFINITE LINE, An Exhibition of Prints and Works on Paper by Danielle Rante and Nicole Maury.
All events will conclude by 5:30 on Saturday.  More details on specific times will come later.
DVAC has reserved a block of rooms at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, a block away from the events, for all of the printers. 
Reservations can be made through the website at 
Enter group code GAT on the left of the screen to receive the $79 rate.
Or you can call directly at 937-229-9835 /ask for Rhonda Webster and tell her you are with the “Print Gathering Block”.  They are renovating so you may want to try and ask for one of the finished rooms.
This is a great opportunity to meet other Ohio printmakers and to see prints.  You wont want to miss it!
See you there!


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