Summer of Printmaking

Summer of Printmaking

The Art Center’s Summer of Printmaking will engage the community in exploring the creative potential of this always-evolving form of expression. Through exhibitions, artist residencies, public programs, hands-on opportunities, and community partnerships, this initiative promises to introduce new audiences to the power of printmaking and inspire our visitors to try their hand at this dynamic medium.

Main Gallery Exhibition 
Local Editions: A Celebration of Bay Area Printmaking

June 15 - August 25, 2019

The San Francisco Bay Area is home to some of the most creative and innovative print studios in the country. Locally and internationally renowned artists have created new work with master printers at presses such as Paulson Fontaine, Smith Andersen Editions, KALA, and Trillum. For this exhibition in our Main Gallery, the Art Center has collected pieces produced at all of these presses in order to celebrate the rich tradition of fine art printmaking, showcasing its many processes and results.

Friday Night at the Art Center

June 21, 2019, 7-10 p.m.

The Art Center’s FREE celebration will provide a chance to experience our new exhibition, Local Editions: Celebrating Printmaking in the Bay Area, in a fun and festive atmosphere. The event will feature artmaking activities, specialty cocktails, music, and more!

Summer Family Day

August 25, 2019, 2-4:30 p.m. FREE

Join us for a creative afternoon celebrating the art of printmaking, at the Palo Alto Art Center! A family-oriented, free event with hands-on artmaking projects, and performances. Activities are appropriate for ages five through adult.

Studio Gallery Exhibition 
PKP (Paula Kirkeby Press) Prints

June 15 – August 25, 2019

Works by a selection of artists printing at Paula Kirkeby Press will be on view in the Studio Gallery. Artists include Rozanne Hermelyn, Gloria Huet, Anne McGrath Hochberg, and Susanne Smith.

Adult Studios Printmaking Classes

Take a class! Learn etching, large format monotype (session one and session two), and collagraph with chine collé at Paula Kirkeby Press. Click on the class name for more information and to register.

Printmaking Artists-in-Residence: Closing Celebration

Thursday, August 22, 2019, 6-7:30 p.m. FREE

Over the course of the summer our Glass Gallery will be a primitive printmaking studio and five local artists will make and exhibit work there. Join us to celebrate their work and see the final exhibition.