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Press: Annual Juried

Print Exhibition 

In Person Submission: Saturday, Apr. 23, 10am-3pm

Submit up to 3 pieces

1 piece  of artwork- $15

2 pieces of artwork- $25

3 pieces of artwork- $30

Button Factory Arts' Annual Printmaking Exhibition.

All works must include some form of original print technique to be accepted.

About the Juror: Ralph Heather

Ralph Heather is a visual artist living in Paris, Ontario, who is focused on original printmaking using traditional and contemporary techniques in hand-cut wood blocks, linoleum and etchings. He has a varied background in art from a lifetime in and around the visual arts, studying art at OCADU, Centre3, Scottsdale School of Art, is a graduate of Graphic Design at Sheridan College and continues to study and teach at The Dundas Valley School of Art. He is an award winning artist that exhibits regularly in solo and group art shows throughout Canada. 

 

In his art, he enters into a visual discussion of our local environment and landscapes as he explores and reflects on his rural and urban surroundings. A strong sense of place is shared with the viewer, as he tells stories that reveal details and messages in places gone un-noticed and taken for granted. He finds life, hope, change, and beauty in our still present living landscapes and places that over time can slip away and disappear so easily.

Print day in may: print fair

Participate in the Button Factory Arts Print Fair!

Online Submission Deadline: Saturday, Apr. 30

$25 / table or $50 / 2 tables - pay here

Submit your work online here

Please note, masks will be required for this event
 

Print Day in May Print Fair: May 7, 10am-4pm

Book a table to sell your work in the Button Factory Arts Print Fair. All submissions should be within the realm or print, paper or book arts, tools and printmaking supplies. This is not a juried event, but please submit a sample of your work through the online submission portal. This is a family friendly event. Tables are available both inside (pandemic /weather permitting) and outside for sales and demos for paper making, printmaking, community participation, weather permitting and overflow vendors. Please note that outside tables are accessible, while the 2nd floor has stairs.

button factory arts Members' show

Are you a Button Factory Arts member? Participate in the Annual Members' Show!

 

In Person Submission Date: Saturday, May 28, 10am-3pm

Members may submit up to two pieces (space permitting).

Opening: June 2, 5-7pm (pandemic permitting)

Exhibition Runs: June 2 - 23, 2022

Work Pickup: June 25, 10am - 3pm

Work must be ready to hang & have a label attached with the following information:

  • Artist Name

  • Material

  • Price

 

Please Note: Button Factory Arts is acting as an agent for the artist, 30% commission will be deducted from the sale price of each work sold during the show. Taxes are the responsibility of the artist. 

Need to renew your membership? No problem! Click here

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GENDER EQUALITY: IN•PRINT

Mar. 31 - Apr. 28, 2022

Exploring work from the Gender Equality IN•PRINT program with work from participants of Screen Printing Technique & Theory course and the Text Collective Residency. This exhibition provides a space for women

and gender diverse individuals to explore their own creative voices.

 

Screen Printing Technique & Theory:

Facilitators: Amanda Damsma, Tee Kundu,

Allie Gingerich

An 8-week screen printing program which provides space for women and gender diverse individuals with a focus on accessible printmaking practices. Featuring both hands-on studio classes and seminar-based presentations to explore printmaking’s historical, social and political importance. Participants of this program are exploring creative projects, idea generation and a community of practice.

Text Collective Residency

Facilitator: Lauren Prousky

Text Collective is a digital residency structured around bi-monthly meetings for writers and text-based artists of marginalized genders including women, two-spirited people and gender diverse individuals including non-binary and trans people. The goal is to create a supportive space where we discuss our work, flesh out ideas, share resources and talk/commiserate/celebrate with peers and produce the Text Collective zine. View the zine online here or pick up your copy in person at Button Factory Arts during open hours.

Artists:

Ellie Anglin, Rebecca Casalino, Andres Garzon, Allie Gingerich, Madeline Gritzan, Lenora Huỳnh, Daphne Lai, Maddie Lychek, Sandy Nguyen, Skylar Niehaus, Jackie Partridge, Brie Pointer, Shantell Powell, Lauren Prousky,

Paula Rostrup, Magda Salamanca, Christie Shen, Maria Simmons

Curator: Allie Brenner

This project was made possible thanks to Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation and

Community Foundations of Canada’s Fund for Gender Equality, and funding from the City of Waterloo.

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Press: Annual Juried

Print Exhibition & Riverside Print Group show: repress[ed]

May 7 - May 26, 2022
Opening: May 7, 10am - 4pm

Please note, masks will be required for this event

After 15 years together, Riverside Print Group members revisit and renew. Taking old ideas and make them relevent for our current times through the act of re-pressing plates. (Featured Image: Flu, Heather Franklin)

Print Day in May & Print Fair: May 7, 10am-4pm

Join us for a day of Print-filled fun! The Print Fair will feature work from vendors with work for sale, as well as live demos.

Demos by Riverside Print Group:
11am: Kari Mullin - Chine colle
12pm: Ginny Carnevale - Lino
1pm: Donna Stewart-  Collagraph
2pm: PRESS Opening -Words from this year's juror, Ralph Heather and award presentations.

Members' Show

June 2 - 23, 2022
Opening: June 2, 5-7pm (pandemic permitting)