About Seattle Print Arts

Seattle Print Arts is an association of artists, arts professionals and collectors who have an avid interest in the expanding field of print arts and an appreciation of the print media. Our mission is to foster intellectual and artistic dialogue, serve as a resource for news in the field of printmaking, forge links between artists, and serve as a base for a variety of activities that focus on the print arts.

Since its formation in January 2000, Seattle Print Arts has organized symposia, lectures, print exchanges, demonstrations, and several print exhibits, including two international exchange exhibitions.

Seattle Print Arts also sponsors a printmaking scholarship at Seattle's Pratt Fine Arts Center, the Larry Sommers Art Fellowship, and the Mini Money Grants(pdf).

We hope you can join us!

Seattle Print Arts is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

Seattle Print Arts and Azuma Gallery


A Mezzotint & Gold Leaf Demonstration with Katsunori Hamanishi, Wednesday August 6th at 7pm.

Seattle Print Arts would like to extend an invite to join us at the Azuma Gallery Wednesday August 6th for a rare opportunity to meet the artist and see a mezzotint and gold leaf demonstration by one of Japan's most important printmakers, and foremost mezzotint artist, Katsunori Hamanishi.

Hamanishi is visiting from Japan for his exhibition at the Azuma Gallery opening for the First Thursday Art Walk on August 7th.

Hamanishi has been making mezzotint prints since the 70's and his prints are in the collections of the Smithsonian, the
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, and the British Museum, to name a few. In 2012 Hamanishi had an exhibition at the Smithsonian and in 2013 had a solo show at the Art Institute of Chicago.

The Azuma Gallery is located between Roq La Rue Gallery and Cherry St. Coffee on 1st Ave. in Pioneer Square near King St.

Azuma Gallery
530 1st Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104

(image) Four Seasons (triptych)



Seattle Print Arts and Pratt Fine Arts


Join Pratt Fine Arts and Seattle Print Arts as we welcome Gail Grinnell for a Master Artist Talk at Pratt on Thursday August 14th at 6:30pm.

Gail Grinnell is a Seattle based visual artist; she graduated with a BFA in painting from the University of Washington in 1988 and is currently represented by the Gail Gibson Gallery in Seattle. She has participated in awarded residencies at the Fundaciun Valparaiso in Mojcar, Spain, 2007; the Ballinglen Arts Foundation on Ballycastle, Ireland, 2008 and again in 2010 with a two month fellowship; and the Jentel Foundation in Wyoming, 2010. In 1998, 2008 and 2012, Grinnell was awarded Artist Trust GAP Grants. Additionally in 2012 she was awarded an Artist Support Grant from the Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, and an Individual Artist Projects Grant from 4Culture, King County. In 2012 she created a site-specific installation for the Suyama Space, Seattle. June 28 through November 2014 a large scale site-specific work will be installed in the sculpture court of the Boise Art Museum, Boise Idaho.

Pratt Fine Arts Center
1902 S Main Street, Seattle



Interested In Becoming More Connected To The Seattle Print Arts Community?


Seattle Print Arts was formed in January 2000. In our second decade we continue to affirm the importance and vibrancy of print in our community. We are planning lectures, events and projects that provide artists with opportunities for inspiration and exchange.

Be a part of building a strong community of artists. There are many ways to get involved. Volunteer to help.

To sign-up, please fill out the form on our Volunteer page.



Posting Announcements



To Post An Announcement

If you are a member of Seattle Print Arts, we will post your announcement in the weekly newsletter and on the website.

Please send us your announcements about your upcoming exhibitions. We would also like to know about any upcoming print related classes, equipment for sale, studios for rent, or calls for printmakers.

Please send information as text and no all-caps and no postcard announcements please. Include a separate image and please use your name as the filename, ie: jane_doe.jpg. Email (news@seattleprintarts.org) us at least one week prior to an event or as early as three weeks before.

In your email please state that you would like your announcement posted in our newsletter and on our website, so we can separate it from non-member show announcements we get.



Seattle Print Arts on Facebook


Our official website and weekly e-newsletter will still be the place to go to for information. Our Facebook page is a more informal means of communication for you and a great way for us to keep up with each other.