What We Do.

We make prints.

Albert Paley Working We invite artists, many of whom do not traditionally work in printmaking, and master printers to collaborate to create editioned works. We train students to print professionally and provide demonstrations and workshops to the university community and general public.

What is a print?

"A print is a work of graphic art which has been conceived by the artist to be realized as an original work of art, rather than a copy of a work in another medium. Prints are produced by drawing or carving an image onto a hard surface (known as the matrix) such as a wood block, metal plate, or stone. This surface is then inked and the image is transferred to paper by the application of pressure, thus creating an impression, or print. The printed image that results is the exact reverse of the image on the plate.

Unlike paintings or drawings, prints usually exist in multiple impressions, each of which has been created from the inked plate. The total number of impressions made is called an edition. Artists began to sign and number each impression around the turn of the 20th century to ensure that only the editions they intended to make would be in circulation. Plates are not to be used in subsequent printmaking runs without the artist's explicit authorization. The process of printing the edition is therefore just as important to the authenticity of a print as the act of inscribing the image onto the plate."

Definition from IFPDA.org

We sell prints.

Editioning Works created during collaboration are available for purchase. The proceeds of these sales are to help create an endownment to bring in future guest artists.

What is an edition?

"An edition is the total number of impressions made from a single plate. Usually the edition is made by the artist, sometimes in conjunction with a printmaker."

Definition from IFPDA.org

For more information about purchasing one of our prints please visit the purchasing page of our web site.

We host workshops.

Workshop We host short-term, hands-on workshops by accomplished printmakers for artists, students, and members of the public.

Recent workshop instructors include Gretchen Schermerhorn, Charles Beneke, Lari Gibbons, Lynwood Kreneck, John Hancock, Tom Huck, Michelle Martin and Nancy Palmeri.

For more information about the workshops and other educational opportunities please visit the events page of our website.

We hold exhibitions.

Exhibition Selected works from the P.R.I.N.T collection are available for loan for exhibition purposes. Most recently, works have been on exhibition at Business Council for the Arts at NorthPark, Midwestern University, University of Texas at Arlington, UNT ArtSpace Dallas, and UNT on the Square.