Fostering Intellectual & Artistic Dialog

 
 
 

What We Do

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Our Mission

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.

 

Who We Are

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A Pacific Northwest Print Community

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 community is made up of a wide range of traditional and non-traditional print artists and print enthusiasts who are dedicated to learning community building and knowledge sharing.

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Our Programs 

 
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Volunteer opportunities

SPA is always looking for volunteers! Let us know if you're interested in contributing.

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SPA Board Members


BARBARA ROBERTSON   Co-founder of Seattle Print Arts and served as president f or its first seven years. She is a multi-media visual artist whose most recent work includes animation and site specific installation.

BARBARA ROBERTSON

Co-founder of Seattle Print Arts and served as president f or its first seven years. She is a multi-media visual artist whose most recent work includes animation and site specific installation.

EVA ISAKSEN   Has an MFA from Montana State University, an original board member, and is a working artist.

EVA ISAKSEN

Has an MFA from Montana State University, an original board member, and is a working artist.

KAMLA KAKARIA  Is a first-generation American from East Indian descent and spent my formative years between the East coast in the US and New Delhi. She holds a BFA in painting and an MFA in printmaking. She works in printmaking as well as encaustic and instillation.

KAMLA KAKARIA

Is a first-generation American from East Indian descent and spent my formative years between the East coast in the US and New Delhi. She holds a BFA in painting and an MFA in printmaking. She works in printmaking as well as encaustic and instillation.

KERSTIN GRAUDINS  Has taught printmaking classes at Pratt for eleven years. She studied printmaking at the University of Washington and New York University.

KERSTIN GRAUDINS

Has taught printmaking classes at Pratt for eleven years. She studied printmaking at the University of Washington and New York University.

ROMSON REGARDE BUSTILLO  Is a teaching artist at Seattle Art Museum 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

ROMSON REGARDE BUSTILLO

Is a teaching artist at Seattle Art Museum 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

CLAIRE JAUREGUI  Is the artist and printer behind  Orange Twist  a line of eco-friendly, screenprinted goods and co-organizer of  Screenprinting Work Parties . She graduated from Carnegie Mellon with a BHA in art, creative writing, and gender studies in 2002

CLAIRE JAUREGUI

Is the artist and printer behind Orange Twist a line of eco-friendly, screenprinted goods and co-organizer of Screenprinting Work Parties. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon with a BHA in art, creative writing, and gender studies in 2002

VIRGINIA HUNGATE-HAWK  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. She holds an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Notre Dame and a BA in Studio Art and Geography from Macalester College.

VIRGINIA HUNGATE-HAWK

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. She holds an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Notre Dame and a BA in Studio Art and Geography from Macalester College.

JITE AGBRO  Is a nontraditional printmaker from Seattle who also works as a designer. She studied printmaking at Cornish College of the Arts and California Collage of Arts and holds an M.S. in Design and Engineering from the University of Washington.

JITE AGBRO

Is a nontraditional printmaker from Seattle who also works as a designer. She studied printmaking at Cornish College of the Arts and California Collage of Arts and holds an M.S. in Design and Engineering from the University of Washington.

NIKKI BARBER  is a printmaker, teaching artist, and instructor. She loves traveling and translating little moments of journeying into a 2-D print.  She is working to connect printmaking communities and foster international relations. She spearheaded an invitational cultural and artistic exchange between printmaking communities in Thailand and the Pacific Northwest, co-curated by Seattle Print Arts, and with support from Davidson Galleries, Pratt Fine Arts Center, and C.A.P. Studios.

NIKKI BARBER

is a printmaker, teaching artist, and instructor. She loves traveling and translating little moments of journeying into a 2-D print.

She is working to connect printmaking communities and foster international relations. She spearheaded an invitational cultural and artistic exchange between printmaking communities in Thailand and the Pacific Northwest, co-curated by Seattle Print Arts, and with support from Davidson Galleries, Pratt Fine Arts Center, and C.A.P. Studios.

Sarah Mo  Founder of Editions, the coworking space for book artists and printmakers in Georgtown, and the Book Arts Evangelist  Sarah fell in love with book arts and printmaking when she lived in New York City and discovered The Center for Book Arts. Her own artist books reflect her experiences, her beliefs and her doubts. She is always learning and strives to learn something new with each piece she produces.

Sarah Mo

Founder of Editions, the coworking space for book artists and printmakers in Georgtown, and the Book Arts Evangelist

Sarah fell in love with book arts and printmaking when she lived in New York City and discovered The Center for Book Arts. Her own artist books reflect her experiences, her beliefs and her doubts. She is always learning and strives to learn something new with each piece she produces.

Sukhie Patel  is a printmaker, educator, and sole proprietrix of Saparia Press. She loves handset type, wood engraving, collographs and wood cuts. When not printing in her home studio, Sukhie is a letterpress teaching assistant at the School of Visual Concept where she gets to witness the joy of new students pulling their first prints, and help seasoned printers with macgyver-ish projects. Sukhie is passionate about public art and literacy education, especially in marginalized communities.

Sukhie Patel

is a printmaker, educator, and sole proprietrix of Saparia Press. She loves handset type, wood engraving, collographs and wood cuts. When not printing in her home studio, Sukhie is a letterpress teaching assistant at the School of Visual Concept where she gets to witness the joy of new students pulling their first prints, and help seasoned printers with macgyver-ish projects. Sukhie is passionate about public art and literacy education, especially in marginalized communities.

Amber Chiozza  Amber Chiozza studied Illustration at School of Visual Arts in New York, followed by her MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She's lived and worked in Seattle for 10 years now, teaching and working throughout the art field as an art handler. Her work is inspired by botanical elements and insect diversity, highlighting lesser known facts about both for viewers to discover and enjoy.

Amber Chiozza

Amber Chiozza studied Illustration at School of Visual Arts in New York, followed by her MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She's lived and worked in Seattle for 10 years now, teaching and working throughout the art field as an art handler. Her work is inspired by botanical elements and insect diversity, highlighting lesser known facts about both for viewers to discover and enjoy.

Community Partners

 

The Seattle Artist League 

A new art school for people like you. Our small class sizes and studio workshops provide hands-on education accessible to anyone who endeavors to make art a part of their daily life.

Professional artist-instructors at the League teach drawing, painting, printmaking, and more. Membership, quarterly classes, weekend workshops, and convenient schedules give you the freedom to personalize your own education.

Davidson Galleries

Davidson Galleries, located in Seattle's historic Pioneer Square, maintains the largest inventory of fine, original prints in the Northwest.  In addition to our holding of nearly 20,000 prints and works on paper ranging from c. 1480 to the present, new exhibitions are mounted every month for the First Thursday Gallery Walk. We are members of the Seattle Art Dealer's Association (SADA) and a charter member of The International Fine Print Dealers Association, a professional organization dedicated to maintaining high ethical standards for those dealing in fine original prints.

Pratt Fine Arts Center

Pratt's Drawing, Painting, Printmaking and Mixed Media studios offer something for everyone. We offer classes for students at all levels, from the absolute beginner to the master artist. Explore everything from letterpress to screenprinting to figure drawing to collage. Learn painting in oil, acrylic and watercolor.

B.A.R.N.

BARN’s mission is to build and support an open, intergenerational community of artisans and makers who are dedicated to learning, teaching, sharing, and inspiring one another with creativity, craftsmanship and community service.

Our goal is to create  a true community center, using craft as a magnet to bring together people who would not normally know one another or have opportunities to collaborate.