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 safer printmaking processes; access to our state-of-the-art studio; exhibitions; residencies; prints for sale and more.
Closed until the Governor says we can re-open
Zea Mays Printmaking will be closed until we get the word it's safe to reopen. Help us weather the crisis - buy a gift certificate!
Green Printmaking Certificate: Intaglio
2 ways to earn the GPC Certificate: take 4 workshops in 2020 or take the summer intensive in 2021!
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.
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 Venice
A blog following Liz Chalfin and Sheldon Carroll's residency at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, Italy - February 2020
Printmaking in Johannesburg
Liz Chalfin's blog about teaching at Artist Proof Studio in Johannesburg and working with William Kentridge, plus more adventures!
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.
Feet in the Air and Head on the Ground: A Visit with Angela Zammarelli
2nd in our occasional series about young artist mothers. This one by studio member Doris Madsen.
Help us survive the coronavirus by purchasing a gift certificate
Extraction: Art on the Edge of the Abyss
Zea Mays Printmaking's participation in this global call to action!
We have openings for late 2020 and 2021. Apply now!
The Sanford Gallery
Look Again: A woodcut & poetry collaboration by Julie Lapping Rivera and friends
March 3-April 30
Reception and Reading: April 30 5:30-8:00
Flat File Project 2020
Over 500 prints by member artists - make an appointment to come view the collection. Available for purchase and exhibition.
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.
Editions/Artists’ Book Fair 2019
View the curated selection of prints and artists' books we took to the 2019 Editions/Artists' Book Fair in New York.
Our quarterly e*newsletter