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1000 Woodcuts is woodblock artist Maria Arango's site. In addition to looking at her work, you could spend days traveling through the numerous links to other woodblock printmakers, galleries, how-to sites and much, much more that she has gathered here. 1000woodcuts.com

3 Fish Studio in San Francisco, CA offers linocut printmaking classes every weekend. Class sizes are kept small so everyone has plenty of press time. The registration fee covers all materials. 3fishstudios.com/collections/classes

Akua Inks, creators of Akua Liquid Pigment and Akua Intaglio inks, maintain a list of instructors and workshops around the country that focus on using non-toxic materials for monotype, intaglio and relief printmaking at akuainks.com/workshops

Alliance of Artists Communities lists residencies, job opportunities and more. Their web site says they are a "national and international association of artists' communities and residencies — a diverse field of more than 1,000 programs worldwide that support artists of any discipline in the development of new creative work." While they cover all forms of art, printmaking is included in their listings and searches. artistcommunities.org

The American Color Print Society is a non-profit national organization founded in Philadelphia PA in 1939 for the purposes of exhibiting both color and black and white prints. It is an invitational members organization. Exhibitions in even years are open to non-members whose work is juried for admission as well as for prizes. americancolorprintsociety.org

The American Print Alliance publishes the magazine Contemporary Impressions and a guide to print workshops in the U.S. and Canada. It is also the umbrella organization for many printmaking groups around the country. printalliance.org/alliance/al_subscribe.html

Arbor Wood & Restoration offers sharpening services for engraving tools. They will also shorten tools, repair handles and resurface used blocks. A selection of maple end-grain blocks are also available. Contact Tom Veling at awr@nu3c.com

Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown, MA offers printmaking classes to adults, including white-line and linocut. arsenalarts.org

Association of Estonian Printmakers promotes printmaking in that country. As their web site says, "The main meeting place for printmakers is still the printmaking studio opened in 1947. A technician is always there, ready and willing to help, and all kinds of information is traditionally posted on the door. Everything is as it has been - the century old printing press and the scent of printing in the air. Anyone can come and print at any time." So if you would like to visit fellow printmakers in that part of the world, here is the web site with their address: estograph.ee/

Artshow.com lists printmaking classes at artshow.com/workshops.

Artists in Canada maintains a site with links to Canadian printmakers, suppliers, articles, and other interesting information at artistsincanada.com

Atelier Meridian in Portland, Oregon is a spacious art studio with 24 hour access for members. Presses include etching presses and a Chandler and Price platen letterpress. After taking a workshop from Atelier Meridian you can come in and print unassisted, free, every Friday for the next three months. Includes brown & black ink, solvents & newsprint. Click here to find out about upcoming workshops. Call Jane Pagliarulo at 503-729-9013 for a tour. ateliermeridian.com/

Atelier 6000, Central Oregon's only printmaking and book arts studio, is committed to the advancement of printmaking and book arts as vital contemporary art forms. A6 offers memberships, presents workshops and features a contemporary presentation gallery. Located in Bend, Oregon. atelier6000.org

Atlanta Printmakers Studio is a new group in Atlanta, GA founded to promote the art of printmaking by offering access to a well-equipped studio and diverse educational programs. atlantaprintmakersstudio.org

Australian Print Workshop has an annual program of exhibitions and projects, and offers a selection of high quality original limited edition Australian prints for sale online. australianprintworkshop.com

Baren Forum is an on-line, on-going convention for woodblock printmakers, with an emphasis on moku hanga. Lots of information, regular print exchanges among members, plus a chat room. Check it out at barenforum.org

BIG INK brings together artists, community organizations, and the public to produce large scale black and white woodcuts for exhibition and educational purposes by partnering with venues including print studios and museums. BIG INK's role is to provide materials, advice, and organizational support for each participating artist during each printing session and beyond. Typically print studios offer their facilities so artists can collaboratively print the work while museums and galleries mount exhibitions of the finished pieces. More information and the location of the next gathering can be found at bigink.org.

Build Your Own Etching Press is an interesting web site offering plans for building your own etching press. dougforsythegallery.com

The California Society of Printmakers is the second oldest printmaking society in the United States and the largest. The Society sponsors exhibitions on a local and national level; carries out educational activities; and publishes a journal, The California Printmaker. caprintmakers.org

The Carving Consortium is the site for a group of people focused on the art of soft block carving and printing with attention to the creative process. You can find them at groups.yahoo.com/group/CarvingConsortium/

Cherry Press is a printmaking shop in Rutland, Massachusetts that offers group and individual classes, studio/press use, residencies, contract/collaborative printing opportunities and offsite printmaking workshops. Cherry Press has facilities for relief, engraving, lithography, embossing, collagraph and monotype printmaking and will be set up for etching and photo-related processes in the future. cherrypress.org

Chicago Printmakers Collaborative was "founded in 1989 to provide Chicago area printmakers with a facility and community to pursue their work." Workshops and private instruction, studio access, lectures and exhibitions are all offered by the group. For more, go to chicagoprintmakers.com or call 773-293-2070.

Chris Daunt, a master wood engraver and teacher living in the U.K., offers wood engraving supplies including end-grain boxwood and lemon wood. He also shortens and sharpens engraving tools. His web site has great information about choosing and caring for blocks, wood engraving techniques, and classes plus it includes a gallery with other engraver's work as well as his own.
chrisdaunt.com

Conrad Machine Company manufactures table top and floor presses and occasionally offers used presses for sale. They also make a monotype press for light pressure applications, such as printing woodcuts and linocuts as well as monotypes. Contact them at 231-893-7455 or go to conradmachine.com

Constellation Studios provides professional studio space where mentoring, education and the exploration and celebration of interconnections between traditional and innovative print, paper and bookmaking are explored. Director Karen Kunc, a professional artist for over 30 years and the Willa Cather Professor and Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, founded the studio to pursue and pass on her passion for these art forms. Constellation Studios specializes in woodcut and etching, with non-toxic approaches. constellation-studios.net

Cork Printmakers in Ireland offers "a professional, open access, fine art print workshop so as to facilitate printmakers and visual artists working through the medium of print. A range of presses, tools, equipment and materials, required to produce a body of work, are available to members." Classes are offered. corkprintmakers.ie

CWAJ, or the College Women's Association of Japan, holds a print show and sale every year in Tokyo, Japan. While the prints themselves are only sold at the show, each year a full-color catalog is produced. It is an inspiring reference book for printmakers. CWAJ catalogs can be ordered through Linda Lapin, lapin4cwaj@gmail.com

Dictionary of Printmaking Terms and Techniques. Have you ever wondered just what western printmaking terms like "Chiaroscuro Woodcut" or "State Proof" really mean? For answers go to graphicstudiodublin.com/gsg/printing/printing_techniques.html

DIY Lounge, part of a craft store named Collage in Portland, OR, offers occasional monotype, linocut and woodcut printmaking workshops as well as related classes on making your own ink, making your own brushes, printing on fabric, etc. diylounge.com

The Drachen Foundation in Seattle, WA is "devoted to the increase and diffusion of knowledge about kites worldwide." In addition to developing workshops and touring exhibits about the art, science and history of kiting, the Foundation funds kite research, archives kites and sells kit making materials and publications through its online store, including a beautiful book of Japanese woodblock prints titled Japanese Kite Prints: Selections from the Skinner Collection by John Stevenson. drachen.org

Edinburgh Printmakers (Scotland) mission statement says the "Edinburgh Printmakers aims to promote the understanding of printmaking and pursue excellence in its practice by providing, maintaining and staffing an inexpensive open-access studio and free admission gallery." Access to studio space and sign up for workshops can be arranged by going to edinburgh-printmakers.co

Fallbrook School of the Arts offers affordable printmaking classes, book arts and workshops for adults and children. The Printmaking studio is available for rent to qualified printmakers. Printmaking Group Open Studio is available once a month. fallbrookschoolofthearts.org

The Finnish Woodcut Artists Society introduces nearly 40 artists who share a passion for carving and printing wood. Find out more about them and the history of woodcut in Finland at puupiirtajat.fi.

A Glossary of Japanese Woodblock Printmaking Terminology edited by David Bull is on the Baren Forum site at woodblock.com/encyclopedia/entries/010_01/010_01.html. A downloadable .mp3 file containing all of the words spoken by a native Japanese speaker is included.

Graphic Arts Workshop in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco was founded in 1952. It is a cooperative printmaking studio that offers 24/7 access to members. Equipment includes letterpress, etching and litho presses. The workshop includes Gallery 305 which features monthly exhibits of works on paper. Visit graphicartsworkshop.org for more information on membership.

Ground Zero Printmakers Society in Victoria, BC Canada is a co-op that is open to all artists. They provide exhibition and studio space, offer workshops and encourage printmaking within the community. xchangesgallery.org/studios/groundzero.htm

Greenwich Printmakers in London, UK is a co-op that offers members a permanent display of their work in their own gallery. Guest artists are also shown. For information about current exhibits go to greenwich-printmakers.org.

Hand Pulled Prints is a free web site through which printmakers can sell their work. You can also view the work of other printmakers from around the world at this site. The site includes interviews, featured printmakers and more. handpulledprints.net

Interlochen Center for the Arts in Interlochen, MI offers art and music classes to kids and adults, including printmaking. The phone number for the Academy of Visual Arts is 231-276-5961. interlochen.org

International Print Triennial Society in Krakow, Poland publishes a newsletter every month focused on world wide printmaking events. To sign up, go to triennial.cracow.pl

Josephine Press in Santa Monica, CA offers classes in Solarplate and monotype printmaking scheduled according to demand. Call them for times and availability. They also rent out studio space or you can work side-by-side with a printer. Contact them at josephinepress.com or call 310-453-1691.

Jobs in the Arts run by NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts) lists job opportunities available around the country on their web site at nyfa.org. They also offer a national directory of awards, funding, services, and other resources for artists in all disciplines.

Journal of the Print World, Inc. is a quarterly newspaper for printmakers and print collectors that lists exhibits and fairs, auctions and sales, antique shops selling prints and museum and library shows. Reviews of new books and articles on printers and printmaking make this a very useful publication. Contact them by writing to PO Box 978, Meredith, NH 03253-0978 or go to journaloftheprintworld.com

KIWA (Kyoto International Woodprint Association) holds an international woodblock competition, sponsors exhibits and classes, and has the ultimate purpose of opening a museum for woodblock prints gathered from around the world. For more information, or to join KIWA, go to kiwa.net

Limerick Printmakers Studio and Gallery is located in Limerick, Ireland. Their mission is to promote printmaking as an art form and support printmakers by providing a professional open access printmaking studio, exhibition gallery and education program. Artists can join to use the studio at various levels from daily to yearly. limerickprintmakers.com

Los Angeles Printmaking Society is dedicated to the encouragement of printmaking, devoted to the interest of printmakers, public collection and private collectors of fine prints, and sponsors juried exhibitions. laprintmakers.com

MakingArtSafely in Santa Fe, New Mexico, specializes in promoting printmaking that is safe, of lower environmental impact and highly creative. They offer classes in printmaking with Solarplates, Akua inks, Moku Hanga and monotypes. makingartsafely.com

Malaspina Printmakers Society on Granville Island in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is an artist run studio and gallery that has been in existence for more than 30 years. Studio space for lithography, intaglio, relief and photo-based printmaking can be rented by the week, month or year. They host a full schedule of juried exhibitions throughout the year. Submissions are invited from the local, national and international communities of artist-printmakers. 604-688-1827 malaspinaprintmakers.com

Maryland Printmakers, Inc. is a member of the American Print Alliance. The organization promotes printmaking to the general public and artists working in the media through sponsorship of juried exhibits, a slide registry, newsletter, lectures, demonstrations and programs. Membership is open to any individual committed to the promotion of printmaking. marylandprintmakers.org

MAPC (Mid America Print Council) membership includes printmakers, papermakers, book artists, students, curators, and collectors from across North America. The organization publishes a journal, sponsors portfolio exchanges, holds exhibits and runs a biennial conference which is the second largest in the U.S., after SGC's. Their web site is midamericaprintcouncil.org.

The Monotype Guild of New England in Attleboro, MA is dedicated to furthering the art of Monotype and Monoprint, through education, shows, seminars, workshops and scholarships. The organization is open to all artists, professional and amateur, and extends a welcome to anyone who wants to learn more about this medium. mgne.org.

New Mexico Printmakers sponsors a quarterly field trip or studio tour and one or two annual juried group shows open to submissions from Society members. In addition they run a gallery, Works on Paper, located next door to the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe. In addition to original hand-pulled prints, the gallery features watercolors, pastels, drawings, mixed media, and other works on paper. 505-989-1189.

NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts) supports artists and arts organizations in the U.S. by matching donor interest and values with creative people and projects. A list of grant, award, and residency deadlines can be found at nyfa.org/Classifieds.

Ningyo Editions in Watertown, MA offers rental space to printmakers and will edition other artist's work for them. They also teach classes at the studio in Moku Hanga as well as other printmaking styles. Contact proprietor David Curcio through their web site, ningyoeditions.com

Non-Toxic Print Society promotes the new human health-friendly approach to printmaking. Their goal is to provide exhibition opportunities to those who embrace the new non-toxic methods. For information contact Professor Gloria Maya, Expressive Art Department, Western New Mexico University at mayag@silver.wnmu.edu

Nontoxic Paint + Print Resource is a web site that serves as a research resource and guide for painters, printmakers and educators. In addition to discussing nontoxic printmaking techniques, with sections including woodcut, collagraph, Akua Inks, Solarplate and Aquatint Screens, there are lists of nontoxic workshops and printmaking resources. This is a great resource for anyone interested in a nontoxic studio or classroom. nontoxicpaintandprint.info

Northwest Print Arts see PAN (Print Arts Northwest)

Open Bite is an open access print workshop run within the Printmaking Studio at The School of Communication and Contemporary Arts, Edith Cowan University in Australia. The studio is supported by a regular Artist in Residence / Guest Lecture program. The studio also operates a professional print publishing program for artists. scca.ecu.edu.au/projects/openbite/openbite.htm

Open Ground Studios in Seaside, CA on the Monterey Peninsula, supports a number of artistic pursuits including printmaking, with workshops, classes, private lessons and studio space available for rent. opengroundstudios.com

Open Studio in Toronto is Canada's leading printmaking center, dedicated to the production, preservation and promotion of contemporary original fine art prints. Open Studio offers affordable and equal access to printmaking facilities, programs and services for artists from across Canada and abroad. openstudio.on.ca

Overpass Projects in Providence, RI is a printmaking workshop, gallery and archive committed to preserving traditional printmaking techniques. They offer access to a full printmaking studio through membership, as well as publishing, exhibiting and residency opportunities. Contact them at info@overpassprojects.com or through their web site overpassprojects.com.

Oxboo Press in Reno, NV "supports working artists, educators and students in their exploration of both traditional and experimental printmaking. As a regional resource for printmaking, Oxboo Press offers workshops and classes for professionals, children and families. Members of Oxboo Press will have access to a community printshop and gallery that facilitates creative collaborations, printmaking events, scholarships and opportunities for students, and easy access to printmaking equipment and presses. Also, as a non-toxic printshop, Oxboo Press uses materials that are eco-friendly and recyclable." oxboopress.com

PAN (Print Arts Northwest) Their web site has information about the organization, a calendar of events and work by member artists, as well as information about printmaking processes. Exhibits of member work are held around the Portland area. For information, go to printartsnw.org

Pacific Art League in Palo Alto, CA offers access to their presses to members and students. For information, call 650-321-3891 or go to pacificartleague.org.

Paul Bendall offers handcrafted lemonwood blocks for wood engravers. For information, go to Paul's web site stores.ebay.co.uk/Dab-hand-print or email paulbendall@hotmail.com.

Peregrine Press in Portland, ME is a cooperative printmaking studio with about 28 members working in a wide variety of printmaking methods, including relief. They also offer workshops. If you are interested in joining or taking a class, contact them at peregrinepress.com

Pittsburgh Print Group's purpose is to "support artists who are printmakers through exhibitions, educational projects, and other promotional activities, as well as a commitment to the advancement and promotion of the printmaking art." They are part of the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, which offers classes in printmaking. pittsburghprintgroup.com or pittsburgharts.org

Presse Papier, located in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada, is an artist-run centre founded to meet the creative needs of a group of young and enthusiastic artists. The studio has now become a multi-disciplinary workshop representing more than thirty-five multidisciplinary artists who have printmaking at heart. Workshops, residencies, a gallery and a large studio space with several presses are available. pressepapier.ca

Pressworks is a printmaking co-op in  Seattle that has existed for over twenty-five years. They have two etching presses, occasional workshops and a toxic-free studio. If you are interested in membership or have any questions, you can contact Laurie at PressworksSeattle@gmail.com or call 206 525 7679.

Print Australia provides a venue for the promotion of Australian printmaking and assists artists worldwide in exhibiting their work through three sites, collectively known as the Aviary:
Bellebyrd printaustralia.blogspot.com
Lyrebyrd groups.yahoo.com/group/PrintAustralia/
and Blakkbyrd blakkbyrd.blogspot.com

The Print Club of Rochester in New York has been in existence since 1934, and has an unbroken string of commissioned prints and successful shows. They also have educational demonstrations and lectures given by visiting artists. roc-printclub.com

The Print Council of America is a "professional organization of print specialists with a current membership of over 200 individuals most of whom represent collections of works of art on paper throughout the United States and Canada. While the organization is comprised primarily of museum curators, it also includes university professors, conservators of works on paper, and independent scholars with a strong commitment to the study of prints." printcouncil.org

The Print Council of Australia Inc. is a non-profit visual arts organization that promotes all forms of contemporary prints, artists' books, and paper art through IMPRINT magazine, a print subscription program, collection of Australian prints as well as networking services. printcouncil.org.au

Print Zero Studios
Seattle, WA printzerostudios.com
Sponsors print exchanges and non-juried exhibitions with work from artists world-wide.

Printinteresting.org is "an online resource for interesting printmaking miscellany... PRINTERESTING presents a range of content relevant to the contemporary print artist, including artwork, news, resources, and critical discourse. We favor forward-looking print work that addresses current art concerns, but the site is also a place to keep abreast of developments in the field, and to take note of those rare occasions when printmaking intrudes into the popular culture." printeresting.org

Printmakers Council, UK "promotes the art of printmaking and the work of contemporary printmakers...by organizing a program of exhibitions in London, throughout the U.K. and worldwide. These exhibitions show both traditional skills and innovatory printmaking techniques." Exhibits and workshops arranged through the group are listed at printmakerscouncil.com.

Printmakers.Info is a collective linking place for all printmakers of the world to link up and share their common interests and ideas. And it is free! To sign up, go to printmakers.info.

Printmakers Inc is part of the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria VA. They are open every day and enjoy sharing their knowledge about printmaking with their visitors. If you would like to drop by, call 703-486-8697 or check out their web site: torpedofactory.org/galleries/printmakers.htm

Printmakers of Cape Cod in Brewster, MA was organized in 1976 to encourage, assist, and promote printmaking on Cape Cod as well as to provide educational opportunities for new printmakers, collectors, and others interested in original prints. They sponsors workshop, exhibitions, and other events during the year. printmakersofcapecod.org

Printmaking Center of New Jersey (PCNJ) is an award-winning arts center founded in 1973. Artists can access their studios at affordable rates all day and into the night, 7 days a week. PCNJ also holds exhibitions, offers printmaking classes for adults and provides traveling art programs to children. Recently, PCNJ launched Combat Paper NJ, a ground-breaking program that uses art as a tool to help veterans resolve the psychological, emotional and physical effects of their combat experience. printnj.org

Printmaking Links has a listing of organizations offering workshops both internationally and here in the U.S. at printmakinglinks.com/workshops.html and a listing of Printmaking Organizations world-wide at printmakinglinks.com/organizations.html. There is much, much more to be found at this site so be sure to check out all the listings in the left-hand column at printmakinglinks.com.

Printmaking Today is a journal for printmaking practitioners published in England. It offers articles and information on all kinds of printing including a substantial number on relief printmaking. For subscription information and to request a sample copy, go to cellopress.co.

Printworks Magazine, an on-line resource, offers information on national and international workshops, competitions, exhibits, suppliers and much more. artmondo.net

SAGA (Society of American Graphic Artists) in New York city has a membership which practices a full range of printmaking processes. SAGA sponsors national and international exhibitions, demonstrations and symposiums, and issues a newsletter. sagaprints.com

Seattle Print Arts holds classes; sends out weekly email announcements about exhibits, shows, competitions, supplies for sale, and more; and publishes a newsletter. Lots of great information here! seattleprintarts.org

Second State Press provides a non-profit communal printmaking space in Philadelphia, PA with presses, tools and inks; workspace for designing and executing prints; and flat files to store work and materials. They support intaglio, relief, screenprinting, lithography and letterpress techniques and plan to offer classes and internships. secondstatepress.org  info@secondstatepress.org

The Sev Shoon Arts Center, located in Ballard, Washington, began in 1991. Sev Shoon offers 24/7 printmaking facilities, classes and gallery opportunities for printers. sevshoon.com.

Shoestring Press in Brooklyn, NY offers private workshops in addition to printmaking and art classes. Membership benefits include access to a fully equipped printmaking studio. shoestringpressny.com

SNAP (Society of Northern Alberta Print Artists) runs a gallery and print shops. Their goal is to promote printmaking as an art form through exhibits and classes. Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, their web site is snapartists.com

The site for Solarplates contains good information about using this plate-making material, troubleshooting tips, plus a schedule of Dan Weldon's classes and workshops. solarplate.com

SGC International advances the professional standing of artists who make original prints, drawings, books, and hand-made paper. Their annual conference is the largest printmaking conference in the U.S. and draws participants from around the world. Awards, publications and exhibitions sponsored by SGCI promote greater understanding, scholarship and enjoyment of these art forms. sgcinternational.org

If you are looking for a top-of-the-line table top or floor press check out Takach Press Corporation in Albuquerque, NM. You can contact them at 800-248-3460 or go to takachpress.com

The Visiting Artist Program at the Art Department at the University of Hawaii at Hilo invites nationally and internationally recognized artists [including printmakers] to Hilo to inspire artists, residents, students and educators through lectures, exhibitions and workshops. hilo.hawaii.edu/~art

The Washington Print Club is open to all who are interested in fine art prints and the graphic arts: collectors, connoisseurs, artists, and just plain folks who enjoy prints as an art form. Club programs include tours of exhibitions, private collections and artists' studios in the Washington DC area, a biennial show, panel discussions and lectures. washingtonprintclub.org

The Washington Printmakers Gallery is a cooperative print gallery located in Washington DC's DuPont Circle. The Gallery is devoted exclusively to contemporary, original, hand-pulled prints. Every month Washington Printmakers Gallery has a group exhibit of member work and a solo show. The gallery houses prints and a limited collection of artist books and portfolios. They also sponsor the National Small Works, an annual juried exhibition of hand-pulled prints no larger than 170 square inches. washingtonprintmakers.com

Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) is a non-profit arts service organization dedicated to the creative advancement and preservation of the arts, and also an experienced developer of technology systems that benefit the field of arts and culture. Their arts sites include CallforEntry.org™, artjobs.artsearch.us, ArtistsRegister.com, and ZAPPlication.org™.

Whelan Press for Rent in Seattle, WA. Single day or monthly rates, with or without instruction. Contact Midge Williams or Paula Whelan at 206-652-4020 or wwstudio@hotmail.com for details.

To contact Whelan Press of Santa Fe, NM directly, go to whelanpress.com

The Wood Engravers Network is the site for people interested in engraving, whether it is on wood or Resingrave. They host a yearly conference, publish a biennial newsletter and sponsor print exchanges. woodengravers.net

Zygote Press in Cleveland, OH promotes contemporary fine art printing through workshops, residencies, exhibitions and access to a professional work space. Check them out at zygotepress.com