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.
Becky Birinyi has a BFA in Printmaking from the University of Washington where she studied under Glen Alps. She has been a member of Seattle Print Arts since 2000 and joined the board in 2008. In addition to time spent in the studio on various printmaking and painting projects, she does a wee bit of gardening and loves to travel.
Brian Lane is the co-founder of Print Zero Studios, known to be a hoarder of art, herder of artists, as well as a printmaker, photographer, and curator. He has a BFA in printmaking from UW and has a bountiful beard.
Scott Kolbo became interested in the tradition of satire by looking through art books in the library and realizing that he was most attracted to prints with funny looking people in them. He received a B.F.A. from Boise State University in 1996 and a M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2000. In 2012 he took a faculty position at Seattle Pacific University where he teaches a variety of courses including; Printmaking, Drawing, Design, New Media, and Art Foundations.
Quincy Robertson is SPA's Treasurer and a gardening lover. His profession is youth development and staff training with the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County.
Barbara Robertson is the founder and past president of Seattle Print Arts. She has a Master of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking from the University of Washington. In 1999, she established the print art program at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, where she also served on the board of trustees. She has taught mixed media and digital printmaking at Pratt, Anderson Ranch and at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California. She received a Neddy Award, from the Behnke Foundation in 2006.
Lorie Hoffman received her MFA in Printmaking from Montana State University in 2011. Her undergraduate eduction focused on business & media and she has a passion for fostering buisness skills in artists. Hoffman currently works as the Marketing & Media Manager for the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council. Recent shows have been at the Danforth Gallery, the Missoula Art Museum, the Yellowstone Art Museum, DeWeese Gallery, and a solo show at the Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art.
Eva Isaksen was born and grew up in Bodø, Norway. She holds a MFA from Montana State University and has been living and working in Seattle since 1986. Her work is currently represented by Foster White Gallery in Seattle, J Willott Gallery in Palm Desert, CA and Duane Reed Gallery in St. Louis, MO. She has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally, and was awarded Artist Trust Fellowship in 2011. She spends most of her time in the studio, but loves to travel and work in her garden too.
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 brings students to Mexico to printmaking workshops every February and will have a large installation at 4Culture in May 2016.
Amanda Knowles earned a MA and MFA in Printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. She has received a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation as well as two GAP grants. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is currently represented by Davidson Galleries in Seattle and Guthrie Contemporary in New Orleans. Knowles currently teaches printmaking and drawing at North Seattle College, and is the coordinator of the North Seattle College Art Gallery. She has served on the Seattle Print Arts Board since 2005. www.amandaknowles.com
Anna served on the board of Seattle Print Arts from 2008-2011, and is thrilled to join the board again. She holds a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Washington (1992), then pursued additional study in drawing, painting and printmaking. Her art practice is informed by an interest in history and environmental sciences. Her work has been shown regionally and nationally. When not in her studio, Anna volunteers in her community, sings in a chorus and looks for opportunities to be outside.
Miranda K. Metcalf
Miranda is the director of the contemporary print department at Davidson Galleries in Seattle. She recieved 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. When she's not at work she enjoys travel, yoga, bunnies, and her two pitbulls Stumpy and Lumpy.
Ben Moreau was born in Portland, Maine, and earned a BFA in printmaking from the Maine College of Art in 1999. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he was awarded an MA in studio art in 2002, and an MFA degree in 2003. Ben currently lives in Seattle, Washington with his wife and two sons, and taught all levels of printmaking at Western Washington University from 2006 to 2015. He has an extensive national and international exhibition record, and is represented by Davidson Galleries in Seattle.
It's true. Tara does heart art. Tara Shadduck studied art, art history and graphic design in undergrad and graduate school. She worked in the Pioneer Sqare art gallery scene for over 10 years before turning her professional focus to non-profit arts organizations. Tara considers herself an arts administrator and enthusiast, and has joyfully served on the SPA board of directors since 2007.