#PrinterSolstice is Here!
Its the most wonderful time of the year, printing season! For the third year Mindy Schumacher @follysomeprints and myself are hosting the #PrinterSolstice printmaking campaign on Instagram. The past two years have been filled with so much incredible art and opportunities to become acquainted with so many talented artists that doing it again is a no-brainer. This year we will be showcasing work not only on our accounts, but a dedicated @printersolstice Instagram account. This will allow us to feature more artists on the grid as opposed to just our stories, so please do remember to tag @linocaveprints @follysomeprints @printersolstice @im_printed @speedball_art and our brand-new sponsor this year-@flexcut_tools in your posts and stories to be featured. Alice of @im_printed The Printmaker's Showcase will feature her favorite print from each prompt, @speedball_art will provide an inky prize to a winner selected by Mindy and myself each week, and we are proud to announce that we have an exciting new sponsor @flexcut_tools who will provide a carving tool set and a honing kit to a winner selected by Mindy and myself each week.
PrinterSolstice is open to any printmaking medium and you can participate as much or as little as you like, we are not strict! We have provided a prompt for each week of the winter solstice, the final prompt lasts a little longer and is a great time to play catch up. You can interpret the prompt in any way you like and react with a print posted on Instagram. To see a gallery of work from years past, just head to the #printersolstice hashtag. If you are feeling stuck interpreting the prompts we have offered some of our thoughts about them on the #printersolstice page of this website. You can also find the rules of the #psx2021 Print Exchange there. Last year we raised over $950 USD for charity and each of the participants received a beautiful set of twenty-two prints.
We can take heart that a vaccine is slowly rolling out and hopefully in a few months we will emerge from this horrid period in history. In the meantime let us pass these weeks by staying home, staying safe and printing our blues away. I absolutely cannot wait to see what you create.