Zea Mays Printmaking is a studio, workshop, gallery, educational facility and research center dedicated to the safest and most sustainable printmaking practices available. We are continually researching exciting new techniques and products. We share this information through our workshops, consultations and private tutorials.
We offer workshops in green printmaking processes; access to our state-of-the-art studio; exhibitions; residencies; prints for sale and more.
VOICES A Selection of Zea Mays Printmakers Judith Bowerman, Lyell Castonguay, Liz Chalfin, Sarah Creighton, Anita Hunt, Lynn Peterfreund, Erika Radich, and Joyce Silverstone August 16 - September 30
ZMP Biennial Exhibition
October 5-November 4 A.P.E. Gallery 126 Main Street Northampton, MA Reception, Friday, October 12, 5-8 PM
Editions/Artists' Books Fair
Join Zea Mays Printmaking and 49 other print shops, studios and galleries at the 2019 EAB Fair. October 25-28 at the Tunnel in Chelsea (NYC).
"Figures" curated by Frank Ozereko from the Flat Files.
Detailed research conducted by our interns into a variety of new printmaking products and methods.
1-12 week residencies with on-site accommodations. Access to all of our state-of-the-art "green" printmaking facilities. Private or community studio. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis.
Zea Mays Printmaking is proud to present our newest portfolio of prints.
We offer unpaid internships to college students pursuing a degree in printmaking, recent college graduates or to those who have completed a non-academic course of study in printmaking.
A group of artist members from Zea Mays Printmaking began an investigation into the health impacts of the printing plates we use. Substratum is a documentation of our investigation and hopefully a useful resource for other artist/printmakers and DIY practitioners.
Printmaking in Havana
Here's the story of our incredible trip to Havana to teach polyester plate lithography at San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts. Visit our Cuba blog and read our story and see slideshows from this wonderful experience.
October 6-7, 2018, 10-5
an introduction to making monotype transfer drawings and creating carborundum collagraph plates
We are currently accepting applications for interns for Spring 2019. Includes an unlimited studio membership for one year!
New Technical Research
See our latest experiments with Copper Sulfate Saline Etch for Aluminum and creating a renewable etching bath.
The Sanford Gallery
Submissions for the 2018 Editions/Artists' Book Fair
on view through September 28
View the Zea Mays Printmaking portfolios: Traces, 10 and the Nature of Things online. All are available for sale.
Part of the mission of Zea Mays Printmaking is to research new developments in safer, less-toxic and non-toxic printmaking. Our research is all on-line and available to the printmaking community.
Our Residency Program provides an opportunity for artists to work in a cutting-edge studio, research center, workshop and artist community. We are currently scheduling residencies for 2019 and beyond.
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