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SALT SPRING ISLAND

PRINTMAKERS

The Salt Spring Island Printmakers Society respectively acknowledges that the land on which we learn and have settled on is the unceded, traditional territory of the Hul’qumi’num and SENĆOŦEN speaking peoples including the Quw'utsun and Tsawout First Nations. 

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BIG NEWS!

We are now in our new permanent studio space at Salt Spring Multi Space (the former Salt Spring Middle School) at 112 Rainbow Rd. Our workshops, studio days and open studio time take place there. 

WHAT'S HAPPENING

WHAT'S ON

Re-Imagined Show - March 14- 26, 2023, click on 'Shows' tab for info & the Call for Entries 

Studio Days - mentored Studio Days every Tues, 10am -4pm

Studio Time - click on 'Studio Time' tab to get info on open studio time. The most economical cost is to buy the yearly Full Studio access fee. Another option: buy 4 sessions ($60) and get 1 free.

 

WHO WE ARE

We are a group of inspired, enthusiastic printmakers who founded the Salt Spring Island Printmakers Society in 2021. 

What we do: 

*promote the art of printmaking on Salt Spring Island and beyond

*provide opportunities for printmakers of all levels to learn, practice, create, and exhibit prints

*encourage learning through workshops, mentoring, and shared resources for all ages

*share our enthusiasm and knowledge with communities at large, through exhibits, public events, and workshops

 

BECOME A MEMBER

Membership in the Printmakers offers you learning, inspiration, support, critiques, and fellowship.

 

The low membership fee of $30/year opens the door to signing up for workshops and printmaking studio days at a lower cost than non-members. Being a member allows you to register for open studio time. Click on the 'Studio Time' tab to see fee options for studio time, particularly the full access option.

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To cover our costs, we do charge fees for many activities and open studio time but we keep them as low as possible. Workshops and studio days are presented regularly throughout the year.

 

To become a member fill out the membership form.

Then send us $30 by e-Transfer.

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Send a cheque for $30 to:

155 South Ridge Drive, SSI, BC, Canada

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Video at right shows a 2 colour silk screen printing

 

WORKSHOPS

Discover the exciting possibilities of printmaking by attending one of our workshops taught by accomplished printmakers. We hold printmaking workshops throughout the year. Both beginner and advanced printmakers will find workshops that accommodate and challenge their skills.  

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SHOWS

Re-Imagined show, March 14-25, 2023, at ArtSpring 

Send garbage to the dump or make art?  The SSI Printmakers invite all Salt Spring artists to enter Re-Imagined, a two-week show in March, 2023 at ArtSpring  featuring art made from waste.  Artists working in any media are eligible, as long as their primary material sources for this exhibit are being diverted from the waste stream. 

Printmakers often say that, like a hammer that sees everything as a nail, they look at all found objects as potential printing materials.  When the opportunity came up to receive support from the CRD for an exhibit it looked like a perfect intersection of interests.  The CRD wants to reduce garbage going to its Hartland landfill, and artists can seek inspiration to create new, unusual and exciting works.  The entries will be juried for artistic excellence and materials content, but we encourage all SSI residents, whether or not they are established artists, to enter.

 

The deadline for entries is February 10th, 2023.  

 
 

STUDIO DAYS

We offer studio days every Tuesday when printers can bring their own supplies and work on their projects with a mentor being present. We have a small and medium sized printing presses. Some other equipment is available. The cost is $20/day which can be paid by eTransfer or cheque.

We limit the numbers to 10 people so sign up soon!

If you need an orientation for 'open studio time', come to a studio day.

Bring your own water bottle as the water in the studio is not potable.

STUDIO DAYS for Fall 2022:

Every Tuesday

10 am - 4 pm

Use the same email to send an eTransfer.

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Many thanks to SSI Country Grocer who gave us a significant donation to help us buy a printing press.

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OPEN STUDIO TIME

Our printmaking studio at the recommissioned Salt Spring Multi Space (SIMS) is open for members to use. 

You must be a member of the Salt Spring Printmakers. Go to the tab 'Become a member' if you have not yet joined.

Before the first time you use the studio, you must be oriented to it. Orientations are held on 'Studio Days' which are every Tuesday. 

MEMBERS CAN USE THE STUDIO WITH THESE TWO FEE OPTIONS:

1. Full access when the studio is open (Mon - Sat)

  • $255/year

  • $240/year early bird fee if paid before Sept 15. Please note that this works out to $20/month, less than the cost of a lunch out so this is a steal of a deal!      

  • Payments can be made in full in September, or in two installments in September and January

 

2. Pay as you go when the studio is open. ​

 
 
 

CONTACT US

155 South Ridge Drive

Salt Spring Island

BC, Canada

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If you do not want to join as a member but want to receive our newsletter, notices of shows or any other notable events, JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

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OUR SPONSORS AND FRIENDS
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These businesses offer discounts to our members:
 
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We have a Save-A-Tape box at Country Grocer. Put your grocery receipts in our box #142 and we get 1% of total sales of receipts collected
These businesses don't offer member discounts but you may be interested in checking them out:
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