Printmakers Inc at the Torpedo Factory

Printmakers Inc at the Torpedo Factory Printmakers Inc is a collective studio of fine art printmakers and book artists in Alexandria, VA. Printmakers Inc., opened in June 1975 at the Torpedo Factory Arts Center in Alexandria, VA, with the intent to create and promote original hand-pulled prints.

Thirty-nine years later we still make original hand-pulled prints in our workshop, and show them in changing exhibitions in our gallery. We participate in outreach to the public through special events, demonstrations and explanations about printmaking techniques. The membership consists of ten dedicated and skilled printmakers, working in a variety of media. Several artists work with relief techni

Thirty-nine years later we still make original hand-pulled prints in our workshop, and show them in changing exhibitions in our gallery. We participate in outreach to the public through special events, demonstrations and explanations about printmaking techniques. The membership consists of ten dedicated and skilled printmakers, working in a variety of media. Several artists work with relief techni

Operating as usual

Come see our big changes in our new studio at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA.  Studio 14 has a new ten...
10/20/2021

Come see our big changes in our new studio at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA. Studio 14 has a new tenant and a new look.

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Come see our big changes in our new studio at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA. Studio 14 has a new tenant and a new look.

#torpedofactoryartcenter #torpedofactoryforall #printmaking

09/11/2021

“Candy Man”
24” x 24” woodcut relief, paint and ink screen-print

James T. Lynch, Jr. spent many years walking the Pentagon halls in Arlington, VA handing out Werther's Originals (hard candy); he bought them by the case. Everyday during his lunch break he had a regular route handing out candies to people, trying to put a smile on their faces. James died that day in September when a plane crashed into the wall of the Pentagon. 9-11-2001

Artist Tour this weekend.  Check out our work and wonderful potters, painters, and printmakers in great garden settings ...
09/11/2021

Artist Tour this weekend. Check out our work and wonderful potters, painters, and printmakers in great garden settings near Alexandria VA.
https://linktr.ee/StoneBridgeArtists

Great local artist.
09/06/2021

Great local artist.

Zeus Press is now at Clearbrook in Tacketts Mill with Prince William Art Society. Clearbrook is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4p. Come see Josh’s work in person!

07/16/2021
Check out new works by Samantha Shelton in our small gallery until the end of August.
07/10/2021

Check out new works by Samantha Shelton in our small gallery until the end of August.

Coming soon, limited edition hand printed T-Shirts in honor of the visit of Cicada X.
05/25/2021

Coming soon, limited edition hand printed T-Shirts in honor of the visit of Cicada X.

Join us for Ed McCluney's New and recent works at our studio in the historic Torpedo Art Factory in Alexandria, VA.  Unt...
05/15/2021

Join us for Ed McCluney's New and recent works at our studio in the historic Torpedo Art Factory in Alexandria, VA. Until June 30th.

Printmakers Inc hosts a one-person show of the recent and not-so-recent works of the artist Edward McCluney PRINTMAKERS ...
05/15/2021

Printmakers Inc hosts a one-person show of the recent and not-so-recent works of the artist Edward McCluney

PRINTMAKERS INC
Studio 325, Torpedo Factory
105 N. Union Street, Alexandria, Virginia

Studio 325 open Wednesday - Sunday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Printmakers Inc hosts a one-person show of the recent and not-so-recent works of the artist Edward McCluney

PRINTMAKERS INC
Studio 325, Torpedo Factory
105 N. Union Street, Alexandria, Virginia

Studio 325 open Wednesday - Sunday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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A year ago we were celebrating the achievement of the Torpedo Factory Art Center and the fantastic people that helped ta...
04/13/2021
ISTRICO 2021 - A Brush with History: The Torpedo Factory Art Center

A year ago we were celebrating the achievement of the Torpedo Factory Art Center and the fantastic people that helped take a cement and steel building that made implements of destruction and converted it to inspire thoughts of wonder and creativity. Summer is coming and its time to continue that celebration!

Torpedo Factory Art Center, Torpedo Factory Artists' Association, The Art League, Alexandria Archaeology Museum, Discover Graphics Atelier, AlexandriaVA.gov

This film is a celebration of Torpedo Factory Art Center's 100 years of history on the Alexandria, Virginia waterfront. The Art Center is an early example of…

Picasso...mounted linoleum.  Lines trick you into seeing shapes and contours.
04/09/2021

Picasso...mounted linoleum. Lines trick you into seeing shapes and contours.

Picasso...mounted linoleum. Lines trick you into seeing shapes and contours.

If you need to give some love in little ceramic animal form, then stop by @lisaschumaier 's studio and check out her won...
04/03/2021

If you need to give some love in little ceramic animal form, then stop by @lisaschumaier 's studio and check out her wonderfully quirky creations.

Love watching John create his multicolor linocuts of Olde Towne scenes.
04/02/2021

Love watching John create his multicolor linocuts of Olde Towne scenes.

Lovely day for living the dream.
03/28/2021

Lovely day for living the dream.

Lovely day for living the dream.

From http://lindsay01adams-art.tumblr.com I am heavily interested in intaglio printing and in this case Ken Curries etch...
03/27/2021

From http://lindsay01adams-art.tumblr.com

I am heavily interested in intaglio printing and in this case Ken Curries etching studies because of it use of such detailed line work and delicate marks and scratches. I also feel this style of printing, especially in black and white, gives of a strong and powerful message. In the two examples shown, Currie uses the line work and markmaking for the prints to help portray the emotion and helps to tell a story.

John Gosling's linocut prints of local building and landscapes combine nostalgia and fine art.
03/20/2021

John Gosling's linocut prints of local building and landscapes combine nostalgia and fine art.

John Gosling's linocut prints of local building and landscapes combine nostalgia and fine art.

Some throwback pictures of our Founding Mothers hard at work in the studio and sharing their knowledge with the public. ...
03/16/2021

Some throwback pictures of our Founding Mothers hard at work in the studio and sharing their knowledge with the public. 1974

Join us for " Re-Speciations". The latest exhibition of prints exploring the reimagining of species and mythical beings ...
03/09/2021

Join us for " Re-Speciations". The latest exhibition of prints exploring the reimagining of species and mythical beings by Vero Barker-Barzel. Studio 325.

Feeling a little Blue?  So are we.  Come by Studio 325 and check out our original hand pulled prints celebrating the col...
01/17/2021

Feeling a little Blue? So are we. Come by Studio 325 and check out our original hand pulled prints celebrating the color blue.

The A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts
01/06/2021
The A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts

The A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts

Washington, DC—The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) at the National Gallery of Art has announced that Jennifer Roberts, Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Professor of the Humanities in the department of the history of art and architecture at Harvard University will give the 70th annual A....

Want to fight the Covid Blues?  So do we - so we decided to get together (socially distanced of course) and experiment w...
12/15/2020

Want to fight the Covid Blues? So do we - so we decided to get together (socially distanced of course) and experiment with some collagraph printmaking.

Collagraphy is a printmaking process introduced in which materials are applied to a rigid substrate. The word is derived from the Greek word koll or kolla, meaning glue, and graph, meaning the activity of drawing.

Today we remember.
12/08/2020

Today we remember.

Imagine (Life without John Lennon)

Last minute gift items available in Studio 325.  Affordable and hand made.
12/05/2020

Last minute gift items available in Studio 325. Affordable and hand made.

A Call to Action - 3D virtual exhibition by WENDELL POINDEXTER
11/27/2020
A Call to Action - 3D virtual exhibition by WENDELL POINDEXTER

A Call to Action - 3D virtual exhibition by WENDELL POINDEXTER

View the Exhibition: A Call to Action. Created by WENDELL POINDEXTER. Works created by Art Students at Frederick Community College. Images represent A Call to Action, the Present State of the Human Condition.

Chesapeake Graphics
10/15/2020

Chesapeake Graphics

Started printing my duckcat during a quiet day in the shop.
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09/10/2020
Chesapeake Graphics

Chesapeake Graphics

Printing a white line relief print of a catbird in flight with the Virginia State flower, dogwood as a border. Inspired by art nuevo. Fun times in the factory.
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105 N Union St
Alexandria, VA
22314

Opening Hours

Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 12pm - 6pm

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(703) 683-1342

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boy hope these kids enjoyed printing we can never have too many printmakers. I hope they get the joy of lifting the blankets to see what can be done
Rolling portfolio call for new members for Printmaker's Inc. We are now accepting portfolios for new members on a rolling basis throughout the year. If you are interested, please drop off your artist statement, resume, and a portfolio with 8 to 10 prints representative of a body of work at studio 325 at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. New members are expected to be in the studio 3 to 4 days a month and pay their share of the monthly rent. Our studio is equipped with 3 presses, storage space, inking tables, and exhibit space. New members get a solo show shortly after joining. All members get a solo show approximately every 2 years.
Hey, Torpedo Factory got a mention in this. :)
Printmakers around the world - don't forget to enter Inkmasters Print Exhibition 2018 - closes 14 May. Over AU$11,000 in prizes will be awarded at the launch on 27 July at Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns. Only 3 weeks to go! The exhibition will be 27 July to 19 August. This is a juried exhibition, and only selected artists need pay the entry fee. Entry forms available here: https://inkmasterscairns.com.au/inkfest-2018-biennial-festival-all-things-print
CALL FOR ENTRY to Printmakers living and working in North America The Boston Printmakers 2017 North American Print Biennial DEADLINE August 30, 2017 Juror Judith Brodie, Curator of Modern Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Exhibition Dates: January 27 - March 4, 2018 at the Lunder Arts Center, Lesley University, Cambridge MA Entry procedure and calendar here: http://www.bostonprintmakers.org/biennials/biennial-2017/