Friday, September 24, 2010

POST season is upon us!

BYO Print is teaming with its founder, Katie VanVliet, for a double header of printmaking excellence for this year's POST tours!

If you haven't heard, POST stands for Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, and is coordinated by the awesome Ann Koivunen, who is also a new neighbor to BYO! This is a yearly event, in which select artists and cooperatives throughout the city open their doors to the public for a refreshing October weekend. It's a great opportunity to meet all those artists whose works graces the galleries of this city.

The stats:

Saturday-Sunday, October 9-10, 2010
12pm-6pm each day,
2212 Sepviva Street, just off of Frankford Avenue at Susquehanna St.

BYO (and Kate VanVliet) will be open, showing off the artwork of our members and running demos of different printing processes. If you can never make it to our First Friday Open Houses, this is your chance! We want to see you there!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New Jersey Printmaking Council Autumn Trade Print

Call for Entries!

Thanks to Shelley Thorstensen, the PCNJ is now on BYO's radar. Linda Helm Krapf, their executive director, generously gifted an oversize light table to BYO a few weeks, and then promptly visited us during our September Open House!

Since my co-founder is a New Jersey resident, it's only natural that we make an effort to participate!

If you want to participate, but do not have access to a shop to do so; you can rent time at BYO!

If you would like to participate in the exchange (and who doesn't love a good print trade...), email us at for the entry form.

Here's the skinny:

The Printmaking Center of New Jersey invites you to participate in our first autumn Print Exchange, to benefit the studio of PCNJ.


“see”change: gradual transformation in which the form is retained but the substance is replaced


Any EDITIONABLE hand-pulled printmaking technique must be used. (woodcuts, litho, intaglio, photography, silkscreen, digital printmaking, etc)

(no monoprints or photocopies please!)

The paper size must be 8”x10” acid-free archival bond.

12 identical prints, that are numbered, signed, and dated (in pencil) should be sent in a envelope to the address posted below with archival tissue in between each print and a piece of thin cardboard to keep them as flat as possible.

Please include the following information on the back of each print (in pencil):

Print your name, process used, email, and/or website.

Donations Requested: Please send a donation to help pay for postage. Send cash, check or money order: payable to Printmaking Council of NJ Donations: $15 students and members, $20 non-members, $30 international. Along with Entry Form.

ENTRIES DUE: November 24, 2010 TO BE RETURNED BY: December 24, 2010

After receiving everyone's prints PCNJ will randomly divide up the prints and you will be sent 10 new and different prints from other participants. PCNJ will keep one of the 12 for its collection and a few selected prints will be chosen for a suite that will be on display at various locations. Postage for returning the 10 new prints will be paid for by PCNJ. Your donation will help us out tremendously.

Send prints to: Printmaking Center of New Jersey

440 River Road

Somerville, NJ 08876

ATTN: Studio Committee

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Philadelphia Post Card

I editioned this two layer woodcut at BYO this month. It will be available along with other petite prints at Little Berlin's BYOTY. Mail it to a friend or hang it on your wall with Philly Pride. Don't miss out on the fun September 26th!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Bring Your Own Table Yo at Little Berlin

In the true sense of BYO, we will be participating at Little Berlin Gallery's BYOTY II at the end of the month. BYOTY is a fair for books, zines, prints, and other works on, with, and about PAPER. House printers Lisa Imperiale and Katie VanVliet will be there represent BYO and sell and show our own prints.

We will each be making special one page books to have on hand at the fair, Lisa's will be a mini woodblock print, and I will be making a mini handbook all about BYO Printshop.

Little Berlin will be binding a book with pages contributed from the participating artists for their zine library; awesome!

Come by and enjoy! I heard a rumor that the folks of Little Berlin will be brewing some hard ciders and other tasty libations for the event; it's not to be missed!

Sunday, September 26th
NOON to 6pm
@ Little Berlin
119 West Montgomery Philadelphia PA, 19122

P.S. This whole shindig is being planned and executed by Beth Heinly. She made the rad call for artists image below...