Tuesday, May 15, 2012

5th message in a bottle show and sale this friday: may 19th! be there be square!!!

Message in a Bottle: Opening Reception and Print Sale
with Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
Date: Friday, May 18, 2012
Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Message in a Bottle: Opening Reception and Print Sale
Friday, May 18 | 5 – 10 PM | Free
Join international and area students, including printmaking students from Booker T. Washington High School, for a reception and auction of student prints. All proceeds benefit the Drepung Loseling Monastery and the Tibetan Healing Fund. Free. No reservations required.

(all postcards are $10.00 a piece.)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

power printers at our favorite spot The Crow Collection of Asian Art!

Please join us in celebrating Losar this Sunday Feb 26th 2012 at the Dallas Meditation Center. Celebration will take place from 5 - 7 pm and printing and potluck 7 - 9pm .
Mandala Press is up and running and has opened doors for us.
We had a successful first printing event last month at family days at the Crow for Chinese New Year. We will be printing March 3rd from 10 am - 2 pm for family day again.
Please help with our cause and participate in this year's postcard exchange.
We were no longer able to get coloring books into Tibet and Thupten Tendar has a monk friend that chose to stay behind, who opened this orphanage and school, which we are taking on to help, and all proceeds from the postcard print sale will go directly to the orphanage via the crow.
Thupten contacted us over Christmas and asked for our help. Since the situation in Tibet is getting so bad.. we thought if we can help one group of young folks directly, that was the way to go.

BTWHSPVA printmaking department
Call For Entries

Annual Message in a Bottle Print Exchange, Exhibition and Sale
this year it will be a postcard Print
for Tibet or “Where is Thupten?”(Where’s Waldo...)

Like in previous years
we are asking for some English and Tibetan words. You will be actually sending
prints to an orphanage in Tibet/China, who will be the benefactor of this
year’s sale. Therefore please no references to political issues such as free
Tibet or imagery of H.H. Dalai Lama.
We are hoping to have
the students for the orphanage participate. They are elementary to college

Feel free to interpret how you like.
1. Any printmaking
technique may be used (woodcuts, lithography, intaglio, photography, silkscreen,
digital printmaking, etc.)
2. Create 10 duplicate postcards;
each must be 4” x 6”
3. The 10 identical
prints should be sent individually to the address posted below. Each card must
be stamped and will bear the markings of travel and the postal service. (Do not
send the cards together in one envelope.)
4. Include the following
information on the back of the card:
a. Your name and
return address (legible please)
Printmaking Dept. address (details below)
c. Title
c. Process(es) used
d. Your e-mail
5. If you can, send
(separately) a small donation of $8 ($4 for students) to help pay for postage.

Send postcard prints to:
Eva Kutscheid
Printmaking Department
2501 Flora Street
Dallas, Texas 75201

2 prints will go to
the Crow Collection of Asian Art - Print Exhibition and Sale -
Opening reception and
sale May 18th, 2012 ( in conjunction with the museum district late
night events), one print to the BTWHSPVA Hudson Gallery Print Show, opening
reception April 12, 2012 and one print will be sent to orphanage in Tibet. All
proceeds from the sale will benefit the orphanage 100%.
ENTRIES DUE: Tuesday, April 3, 2012
After receiving everyone's postcard prints
the btwhspva printmakers will divide up the cards and you will be sent 5-6 new
and different prints from the other participant groups. BTWHSPVA will cover
mailing the prints to you and Tibet however your donation will help us out
*Please send questions and comments to the BTWHSPVA
printmaking Dept. kutscheid@gmail.com or
thank you!
tashi delek!
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Monday, November 14, 2011

william behnken

Oh my dear printmakers..
click on the old print shop to see more..
we have a link to the best aquatinter out there..
he is willing to correspond and answer your questions.
if you are in nyc he teaches sundays at the art students league..
and he went to an arts magnet high school just like you!
take advantage of this great opportunity and his kindness.
and UNT is taking an interest in us for a change and here is the link to their blog:
the print departments offical print site?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

hello.. 2nd six weeks..

here we go again...
and the print steps up again. most prayer flags should be done. we have fire"proofed" the most and threw the generous gift off spray-able retardant, and the help of free tibeters on saturdays..not only are they fire proof..but the coastline banners and boat, fire proofed are up and sailing. we need to get ricky and evans video up about the actual installation and creation of these pieces.
will get the video up on here soon, plus the whole collection of the new prints for the second coloring book which by now should have made its way to tibet (50) through the graciousness of the tibetan healing fund and their contacts. hopefully they will be as well received as the 1st.
we are contemplating what is next along these lines and are debating an actual print postcard exchange similar to april katz's ( university of Illinois?) postcard exchange. the question is how to get monks and tibet children involved..
giving this thought.
we have finished this years new prayer flag designs, finished our text pattern and line cutting lino thanks to jamal's lino plate test, left behind, and are beginning an etching and aquatinting six weeks based on goya's print series portfolios. we will also to travelling to smu meadows and get to see about 40 prints.. taken directly from the storeroom. what an opportunity. thank you scott w. and smu.
it should be an interesting adventure, students will also see and review crown points cd series on etching aquatinting and chine colle.
initially prints are small, 3"x 4" but larger prints or prints of the same size will develop into a mini series and possibility of a mini book.
my original, and more detailed syllabus for printmaking will soon be available on the school website. more descriptive and goal oriented.. an important consideration since we will print!...lol
i am excited to process with intaglio and remind you all about materials and aprons.
check out the video!!!

this is magic


thank you cyrus..and all the btw printers that make this possible.