Art League Houston is excited to announce the Society of Northern Alberta Print Artists (SNAP) thirtieth anniversary exhibition, SNAP:THIRTY ARTISTS CELEBRATE THIRTY YEARS. To celebrate this milestone, SNAP has invited thirty artists from Canada, the U.S.A. and Europe to create and produce an edition of hand-pulled prints. These chosen artists represent a rich history of SNAP, from one of the original founders (Marc Siegner) to artists who have supported and contributed to SNAP programming over the years. The opening reception is 6 - 9 PM Friday, May 25, 2012 with an artist talk at 7:00 PM. The exhibition is on view until July 6, 2012 in the Project Gallery. This exhibition is the kick-off event for 2012 PRINTHOUSTON.
Society of North Alberta Print Artists (SNAP)
In 1982, a handful of artists established SNAP as an independent, cooperatively run fine art print shop in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Since then, SNAP has grown to become one of Canadas premier centers for research and innovation in printmaking, as well as providing a unique forum for discussion and examination of critical and theoretical issues related to printmaking and image culture. SNAP is dedicated to the promotion of both traditional and experimental printmaking practices including prints, artists books, posters and print-based installation as well as new, experimental and hybrid forms.
PRINTHOUSTON 2012 is a summer long print festival organized by PrintMatters, a Houston arts organization dedicated to promoting traditional and non-traditional printmaking, encourage print collecting, and further the professional growth of their members. PRINTHOUSTON 2012 aims to bring together some of the best in contemporary and traditional printmaking today. The event will feature an exciting program of print-inspired exhibitions by emerging and established, local, national and international artists at a host of top art galleries, non-profits art spaces, museums, and artist run spaces within Houston. A series of lectures, panel discussions, special events, and workshops will explore the long and varied traditions of printmaking, and will spotlight innovative works in lithography, mezzotint, etching, collograph, and woodcut.