PaperWorkers Local

PaperWorkers Local
PaperWorkers Local is open to the public every Wednesday Night for Studio Night from 5:30 to 7:30. We present a new exhibition of artwork by local and national artists every Third Friday in Forest Park with a reception from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. 3815 Clairmont Avenue, 35222.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Become a Member of PaperWorkers Local

We are looking for contemporary curators and visual artists who want to help run an independent exhibition program and artists co-operative.

At the moment we are a fledgling organization. It looks a lot like we're a printmaker's co-op as we have built our organization around a print shop. However, the mission of PaperWorkers Local is to enable and nurture the making, exhibition, and appreciation of original fine art prints and all types of works of art on or of paper.

We are a pro-active resource dedicated to enriching the Birmingham Arts Community through exhibitions, workshops and classes and by providing affordable studio space, access to process-oriented equipment, and professional development opportunities for artist members.

Our members form an invigorating community of fellow artists to work with and initiate collaborative projects.  Each is free to initiate and lead workshops, exhibitions and special projects with publicity through our group email list, Facebook, and announcements in magazines, newspapers, internet calendars and Birmingham related websites.

Sign up here: http://paperworkerslocal.blogspot.com/p/membership-terms-artist-members.html

Friday, September 27, 2013

Call for Art Work:The Odd Salon

Please forward this to your artist friends.

Somewhat in keeping with the spirit of the season, the Exhibition at PaperWorkers Local for October's Third Friday will be "The Odd Salon." Rather than things Halloween-ish, we're looking for a wider range of odd, strange, unsettling, creepy, surreal and so on. You may not think of your work in this way, but keep in mind that being put in context with odder things can sometimes pull more straight laced work in another direction.


At the title suggests, this is going to be a salon style show. So, we'd like to have a good number of works up.


If you'd like to contribute work on or of paper give us a idea of what you have in mind in an email to paperworkerslocal@gmail.com. Include "Odd Salon" in the subject line.


Work should be dropped at the shop on Monday Oct 14 after 1:00 pm. We'll hang the show on Monday - Wednesday and the opening will be on Friday the 18th.


We ask that in the event of a sale the artist make a donation of 20% to PaperWorkers Local.

PaperWorkers Local
http://paperworkerslocal.blogspot.com
Visit us every Third Friday at:
3815 Clairmont Avenue
Birmingham, Forest Park, Al 35205


Green Pea Press at PaperWorkers Local


We are currently exhibiting work from members of Huntsville's Green Pea Printmakers Collective to exhibit in our space for September's Third Friday in Forest Park. 

We are very excited to be able to work with the members of Green Pea who have been promoting printmaking and other forms of paper based art work for the past three years. 

Located on the first floor of historic Lowe Mill in Huntsville, Green Pea is a low-toxicity studio that provides resident and local artists access to equipment in a variety of fine art print media, including wood/linocut, etching, letterpress, screenprint and bookmaking.

The participating artists are:

Rachel Lackey
Sarah Conklin
Matt Bender
L Blaksley
Brian Walker
Logan Tanner
Katie Calvert
Jaeme Case 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Sarah Wiseman at PaperWorkers Local


Please join us for an exhibition of Sarah Wiseman's work during Forest Park's Third Friday.

8/16/2013 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.

3815 Clairmont Avenue
Forest Park, Birmingham, Al 35205



"Focusing on how one creates visual thoughts, I examine the intersection that occurs between the objects and spaces we have encountered. The inherent fragmentation of our thoughts is intriguing because it is not always consciously understandable. I want to capture the spaces in-between a moment that feels real and a moment when those emotions have dissipated. I am attempting to create an archetypal image out of objects that resonate with me personally such as internal structure of a building and a net form. I use these objects as a trigger to explore my own relationship to people, places, and things. The transformation of the intangible thought into a concrete material such as a thread line or mark made on the surface is the result of my investigation."
Sarah Wiseman - Artist's statement.

Sarah has earned a BFA at Central Michigan University and an MFA at the University of Alabama.  She has an extensive national exhibition record and is currently Head of the Art Department and Upper School Art Faculty at the Louise McGehee School in New Orleans, LA.  Sarah has lectured, lead workshops and instructed courses at many locations throughout North America.  And Sarah has done a wonderful job leading the first workshop series at PaperWorkers Local.

You can see more samples of her work at sarah-wiseman.com

Forest Park is open late on the Third Friday of every month.  See what else is going on here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/210358135774924/

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Two Workshops - Monoprint, Pronto Plate, Collographs & More with Sarah Wiseman

Printmaker, friend of the co-op and all around wonderful person Sarah Wiseman will be giving two workshops at PaperWorkers Local on August 2,3 & 4.

http://sarah-wiseman.com/artwork/2072006_Temporal.html
You can see more samples of her work at sarah-wiseman.com

Sarah has earned a BFA at Central Michigan University and an MFA at the University of Alabama.  She has an extensive national exhibition record and is currently Head of the Art Department and Upper School Art Faculty at the Louise McGehee School in New Orleans, LA.  Sarah has lectured, lead workshops and instructed courses at many locations throughout The South including The Ogden Museum of Art in New Orleans, Western Kentucky University, Loyola University, Southeastern Louisiana University, Arrowmont School of Art, St. Andrews-Sewanee School and Craft and the University of Alabama as well as being artist in residence in Paducah Kentucky, the Vermont Studio Center and at the Wayne Professional Print Workshop at Wayne State University.

Sarah's workshops will be appropriate for all levels from beginner to the experienced printmaker.

Sarah will share her approach to mixing up and breaking down the process of printmaking in order to create original and unique prints. Students will learn trace monotype, collographic print processes, Pronto / Polyester plate lithography and simple relief prints to explore the imdeiacy of making while utilizing the potential of repetition that is inherent to printmaking.

Students will use these processes to explore the concealing and revealing of images and ideas.  Working back into a print to personalize the end art work will be encouraged. Each student will have the opportunity to realize these concepts and to investigate new ones. Sarah's goal for students will be to create layers that lead the artist toward realizing the final piece. Come and be inspired by the mono-print process!

Class size will be limited to 8 and we will begin promoting it to the public on Monday July 8.  Paying Members of PaperWorkers Local have the first opportunity to register to learn something new or refresh your knowledge of these processes.  Please let Mimi Boston know as soon as possible if you want to take either Friday or Saturday & Sunday or all three days by sending an email to paperworkerslocal@gmail.com with the subject line "Mimi - Your Name - Sara Wiseman Workshop."  Non-members are asked to pay in advance using the Pay-Pal option below or through arrangement with Mimi.

Sarah's workshops will be held at PaperWorkers Local 3815 Clairmont Avenue, Forest Park, Birmingham, Al 35205.  There will be two different workshops covering different material, one on August 2 and another on August 3 & 4.  Both will run from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 PM.

Fee Structure:

Paying Members of the Co-op receive a 10% discount and may pay by cash or check.  Non-members are asked to pay in advance.

- Friday August 2, 10-4, $75. 

- Saturday and Sunday August 3 & 4, both days 10-4, $150.

- All three days $210.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Alabama Non-profit Status Achieved!

PaperWorkers Local is officially a non-profit according to Alabama! 

Thanks to Mimi Boston, Cathy Wright and Gail Barber for making it happen.  

A little bit of bureaucracy is pushing our move-in back. We're still at it. We're hoping for next week, maybe June 27.
 
Tell your friends! We could still use a few more paying members.

And please Help Us Stock the Shop if you can!  


Friday, May 24, 2013

Help Us Stock the Shop

Stocking the shop is going to take some cash. You can help by donating an amount of your choosing. Or if you've got equipment you would like to contribute please send us an email. PaperWorkersLocal@gmail.com. We thank you very much in advance for your contribution.




Follow this link to a list of items needed.  http://paperworkerslocal.blogspot.com/p/shop-equipment-needed.html

Thursday, May 2, 2013

501 (c)(3) Funds Raised!



Filing Funds for our 501(c)(3) status ACHIEVED.
We're not officially a non-profit yet, but we're working on it. Our first fundraiser raised the $1050 to pay for our federal non-profit status.

We've achieved our goal.  A Big Thank You goes to

Ben Merry
Brantley Bowden & Co
Chi Takahashi Roach
Cory Bluemling
Claire Siepser
Erika Zoebelein
Greg Randall
Jill Hamrick England
Kathy Baty
Mike Martino
Patrick Merry
Robin George
Sarah Marshall

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Mission Statement

At the moment we are a fledgling organization. It looks a lot like we're a printmaker's co-op as there has been a lot of emphasis on building our organization around a print shop.  We are an organization relevant to art of all types in Central Alabama and particularly art made on and of paper.  This includes but is not limited to drawing, printmaking, collage, photography, book arts, literature and paper sculpture.

Mission Statement:

The mission of PaperWork is to enable and nurture the making, exhibition, and appreciation of original fine art prints and works of art on paper.

PaperWork is a resource dedicated to enriching the Birmingham Arts Community through exhibitions, workshops and classes and by providing affordable studio space, access to process-oriented equipment, and professional development opportunities for artist renters.