With so many printers reaching out to their communities for support in funding their projects, we've decided to set up this page where our members can post their own funding requests. To have yours posted here, send a description with your link to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help re-establish the Newark Print Shop:
My name is Lisa and I am a printmaker asking for your support to help me build a community print shop in Newark, NJ for people who are interested in printmaking and need a space to practice it.
When I first started printing, it was the collaborative setting in my University's print studio that got me hooked. Once I set up a small printing press in my studio, I immediately wanted to share it with other artists in my community, and the Newark Print Shop was born. I hosted weekly open studio PRINT CLUBS with an open door policy, and it quickly sparked a rebirth of printmaking in Newark.
We existed for less than a year in my studio until a fire in our building forced us out. Now we are looking to relocate and make the Newark Print Shop bigger and better!
What I want to do is develop a space that if you have an interest in the fine art of printmaking, you can come and experience it and be a part of a community of other printmakers.
We all have dreams and this is about keeping the dream of the NEWARK PRINT SHOP alive.
(posted November 18, 2013)