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.
Digital Exhibition: Darkness Visible
Darkness is not always blackness, nor is it always total. The makers of these prints chosen from the Zea Mays Flat File Project use areas of darkness or perceived darkness to enhance the viewer’s perception of subject, imagery, mood and atmosphere.
the intimate channing lefebvre and rich turnbull through January 2018
Detailed research conducted by our interns into a variety of new printmaking products and methods.
Zea Mays Printmaking is proud to present our newest portfolio of prints.
flat file project
The flat files at Zea Mays Printmaking house over 500 prints by member artists. They are available for exhibition and sale.
Artist Mentorship Program
The Art Practice Mentorship and Print Project Mentorship pair an artist with a faculty mentor for a personalized experience.
People in Print
People in Print is a series of conversations with artist members of Zea Mays Printmaking.
We offer a wide range of workshops for all levels, taught by experts in the field. Unless otherwise noted, workshops are for all levels. All workshop fees include materials. The workshops are taught in our wonderful new teaching studio that is on the ground floor of our building.
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.
Saturday and Sunday, February 17-18, 2018
We are currently accepting applications for interns for Fall 2018. Includes an unlimited studio membership for one year!
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 Fall 2018 and 2019.
The Flat File Project
View prints by our members in curated portfolios. The Flat File is refreshed every year.
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.
Selections from the Flat File by Rich Turnbull
Our quarterly e*newsletter