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 is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
Has served as the treasurer of Seattle Print Arts for the past 8 years. He is director of staff training and program quality for the Boy’s and Girl’s Clubs of King County and is a consultant for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
Barbara Robertson is co-founder of Seattle Print Arts and served as president for its first seven years. She is a multi-media visual artist whose most recent work includes animation and site-specific installation. She also works at the Seattle Art Museum in the Conservation Department.
Lorie Hoffman is the Executive Director of the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council, she received her MFA in screenprinting from Montana State University and she enjoys peppermint tea.
Kamla Kakaria of East Indian descent received an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Washington in 2000. She is the Drawing/Painting/Printmaking Studio manager at Pratt Fine Arts Center. She has taught at Pratt, KAC, NSCC, SAAM and Wing Luke. She is a working artist.
Romson Regarde Bustillo
Romson Regarde Bustillo maintains his art studio in the Central District of Seattle. Much of his work is in printmaking, mixed media, and space coding. Transdisciplinary, his pieces often have their roots in research and collaborations. He is a teaching artist at SAM and print instructor at Pratt Fine Arts Center. Locally, his work is represented in the collections of the City of Seattle, the City of Tacoma, the City of Portland (RACC), Washington State Art Commission, ArtColl Trust, ACRS, UW and the Wing Luke Asian Museum.
Tyna Ontko received her BFA from Western Washington University in printmaking with a focus on the process of stone lithography. After graduating, she attended a residency at the Black Church Print Studio in Dublin, Ireland where she lectured and produced work. Since then, she’s taught at North Seattle College, Seacourt Print Studio, and Pratt Fine Arts Center, and has attended residencies at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Washington DC, and Residency 108 in upstate New York. She currently resides in Seattle, WA, where in addition to her own studio practice; she works as an artist assistant to the sculptor John Grade, and competes in Kettlebell Sport.
Virginia Hungate-Hawk earned an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Notre Dame and a BA in Studio Art and Geography from Macalester College. Her prints have been exhibited nationally and internationally and are held in several collections. Virginia has taught at Kirkland Art Center, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle Art Museum, and Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, she currently teaches at Pratt Fine Arts Center and Stadium High School.
Miranda K. Metcalf
Miranda is the director of the contemporary print department at Davidson Galleries in Seattle. She received her Master's Degree in art history from the University of Arizona with a focus in printmaking. She has served on the board since 2014.
Benjamin Levy is a Seattle based curator, art historian, and trained printmaker. He has held curatorial positions at the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington and in the Department of Prints, Drawings & Photographs at the Baltimore Museum of Art. He is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art in printmaking and book arts. He is a contributing author for Art in Print and sits on the National Advisory Board of Tamarind Institute.
Jite Agbro is a nontraditional printmaker from Seattle who also works as a User Experience Designer. She studied printmaking at Cornish College of the Arts and California College of Arts and holds an M.S. in Design and Engineering from the University of Washington.
Ken Matsudaira is the curator of the M. Rosetta Hunter Art Gallery at Seattle Central College. He holds an MA in Cultural Studies from the University of Washington, Bothell.
Nikki Barber graduated from the University of Washington with an Interdisciplinary Visual Arts Degree, emphasis in Printmaking as well as with a degree in Biology. She loves nerding out (yes, it’s a verb) on printmaking through travel. She recently returned from an artist residency in Northern Thailand and is soon traveling to Cuba. Nikki splits her time between the Seattle Artist League, Pratt Events, Print Zero Studios, and the day-job of event managing/wedding planning.
Tim Pauszek moved to Seattle from Western New York. He received a BA in interdisciplinary art and chemistry from Alfred University where, after a brief stint as a professional prune juice taster for Cliffstar, he was employed as the printshop technician and master printer for the Institute for Electronic Arts.
Kerstin Graudins studied printmaking at the UW and has a masters degree from NYU. She has been teaching printmaking classes at Pratt fine art center since 2006. Kerstin enjoys etching, lithography, block printing, and screenprinting.