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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Holiday Print Show in Hunts Point

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Studio 889 announces its second annual holiday print show

Launching a winter tradition, Studio 889's Second Annual Holiday Print Show will take place in its gallery starting on December 6 with an opening reception from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Studio 889's artists invite everyone to celebrate the season by sharing the gift of art.

The Holiday Show is an exhibition of hand-pulled prints by resident artists, as well as prints contributed by community artists and selected artists who responded to an open call for printmakers (from the five boroughs to France, from Peru to Canada - many are participating). The show runs from Saturday, December 6 through Saturday January 10 at Studio 889's own gallery. Top price is $125.

Holiday Print Show gallery hours are:
December 6 through January 10
Thursday-Friday 3 to 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Or call for an appointment.

Founded and led by well-respected printmaker and BRIO Award winning artist Alejandra C. Delfin. Studio 889 introduces printmaking to people throughout the community, encourages individuals of all ages and levels of experience to explore, get involved, and support the arts.

Alejandra C. Delfin, Studio 889's executive director, states: "Art always makes a great gift and there is something for everyone in this exhibition. What we are doing here with the Holiday Show and with the gallery in Hunts Point is trying to create a space where printmakers can work and exhibit their prints".

Studio 889 began with just one community printmaking workshop through a grant from The Bronx Museum, ACTION LAB – Bronx Museum at The Point in 2004. Now Studio 889 is a nonprofit visual arts gallery, workshop and classroom whose mission is to cultivate an artistic environment that encourages creative development, technical experimentation, and the exchange of ideas. They do so by providing arts in education, community and professional printmaking workshops. The studio occupies a 500 square foot storefront at 889 Hunts Point Avenue, in the vanguard of the burgeoning South Bronx area. The space allows for one large press and one small press on premises, as well as gallery exhibit space.

If interested in submitting a print, guidelines are as follows:

- Original fine art prints are eligible. Digital prints, photocopies etc. will not be accepted
- All prints must adhere to the 6"x9", 10"x10", 5"x7" or 8"x10" paper size
- Work is non-juried but Studio 889 reserves the right to reject unsuitable work
- Price of artwork cannot exceed $125
- $5.00 entry fee for up to 3 prints pieces
- Studio 889 receives 25 percent commission
- Deadline is November 22 – Contact: studio889@gmail.com for more info and application.

source: 889 Studio press release

1 comment:

Clarisel said...

UPDATE

There still is time to catch to show!

The Studio 889 Second Annual Holiday Print Show features 67 artists from 12 U.S. states, 35 U.S. cities, 6 countries, all in one tiny studio! We offer original hand pull prints 5x7, 6x9, 8x10, or 10x10 in size, plus handmade bookmarks, tote bags, aprons, and t-shirts, and of course prices range from $3 through $125.

The Holiday Print show is an exhibition of hand-pulled prints by resident artists, as well as prints contributed by community artists and selected artists who responded to an open call for printmakers. Submissions from as far as Seattle and California in the United States, and worldwide from Argentina, Australia, Scotland, and the Netherlands. This is your opportunity to be one of the first to view these exciting new artists and purchase a unique original holiday gift!

Where – Studio 889
When – Holiday Print Show runs through January 10, 2008
Why – To raise funds for Studio 889
Time – Monday through Friday 5pm to 7pm
Saturday 10 to 6pm
Sunday 2pm to 6pm
Or you call for an appointment for a private viewing earlier in the day for you or a group!

A percentage of the proceeds from art sales will go to support Studio 889, a nonprofit visual arts gallery, workshop and classroom whose mission is to cultivate an artistic environment that encourages creative development, technical experimentation, and the exchange of ideas by providing arts in education, community and professional printmaking workshops in the vanguard of the burgeoning South Bronx area.

We can't wait to see you there! Tell your friends or bring them along!

Studio 889
889 Hunts Point Avenue
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 740190 | Bronx, NY 10474
T: (718) 620-2824 | F: (718) 620-2810
www.Studio889.org

source: Studio 889

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