Glow-in-the-Dark T-shirt Design Contest

The folks at Dick Blick Art Supply have teamed up with Atlanta Printmakers Studio to sponsor our first Glow-in-the-Dark T-shirt Printing Party & Design Contest.

Here's your chance to create a freaky, weird, or scary design that has the potential to be one of the five featured images available for people to print during the t-shirt printing party.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  4pm Thursday, October 6, 2016
Email submissions to:

Submissions will be reviewed by APS Staff with 5 designs being selected for the October 21 T-shirt Printing Party. On the night of the party, participants will be given the opportunity to vote for the People's Choice Award. The winner of the People’s Choice Award will receive a $25 Blick Gift Card & Goodie Bag

The contest is open to everyone.

Only 8x10” Black & White designs will be considered.
Acceptable Media: ink drawings on white paper, 300 dpi jpg or 300 dpi svg files


Atlanta Printmakers Studio Annual Members Exhibition
October 13 – November 23, 2016
Paper Plane Gallery
Opening Reception: Thursday October 13th 7-9pm

ELIGIBILITY: This exhibit is open to all Atlanta Printmakers Studio members. Each member may enter up to 3 entries for selection. At least one piece will be chosen from each member and you will receive email notification. All members may also include up to 3 unframed prints (either matted or on backing board with plastic wrap) that will be placed in print bins and made available for sale.

ELIGIBLE TYPES OF WORK: Any type of original, hand-pulled printmaking processes. Entries must incorporate at least one hand-pulled printmaking process and not have been shown in a previous Pressing Matters exhibition. All work must be framed (excluding print bin work) and not exceed 24 inches in any direction.

AWARDS: A “Best in Show” award of $100 and three “Honorable Mention” awards of $50 each will be selected by gallery owner and artist Jack Michael.

ABOUT THE GALLERY: Paper Plane Gallery is located on the corner of Harvard Ave and Main Street in the heart of College Park, GA. It is an exhibition space focusing on new American works on paper, printmaking, and artists’ books.


September 16
Entry Deadline Extended
September 20: Artist Notification
October 7-8: Artwork Delivery Period
October 13: Exhibit Opens; Reception 7-9pm




Pressing Matters VII Entry




Clark Atlanta University Art Museum is hosting the Atlanta Printmakers Studio “Business U for Creatives,” a professional development series for people pursuing careers in art and design. 

Atlanta Printmakers Studio & Clark Atlanta University Art Museum presents:
BUSINESS U for CREATIVES: 4 Components to a Successful Creative Career with Sandra Oei

Tuesdays, 7-8:30p
$45 per session or $140 for all 4 sessions

October 18  Session 1 - Defining Who You Are & What You Do

October 25  Session 2 - Getting Organized: Documentation & Freelance Skills

November 1 Session 3 - Developing a Following: Marketing & Social Media

November 8 Session 4 - Diversify: Creating New Opportunities

Join Sandra Oei creator of SoVisual a multi-media design studio to learn skills every creative entrepreneur needs to create opportunities through effective identity branding, marketing, defining a career utilizing your specific skills, and identifying an efficient low-stress process for incorporating an effective workflow and manageable organizational skills into your daily routine. Participants will benefit from Ms. Oei's 14 plus years of experience in the fields of web technologies, television, music recording, advertising, and graphic design. As a Multi-media Producer / Interactive Media Designer, Oei integrates each of these disciplines while collaborating internationally with programmers, designers, animators and videographers. SoVisual's latest projects include Game/App Graphic Illustrations, and E-Book development and design. 

SoVisual Website:

Professional Development

5th Biennial Print Portfolio Exchange

Atlanta Printmakers Studio is pleased to announce the 5th Biennial Print Portfolio Exchange – Deep South and Down Under. We are excited to partner with Firestation Print Studio in Melbourne, Australia whose members will also be participating in the exchange. Both Atlanta Printmakers Studio (APS) and Firestation Print Studio are not-profit organizations that support and promote the art of making original prints.

The theme of this year’s exchange is Deep South and Down Under in reference to the organizations geographic regions. Whether your print focuses on the Deep South or Down Under, we invite all APS and Firestation Print Studio members to participate in the exchange.


  • The exchange is open to all members from each organization. Not a member...simply join or renew your membership to participate.

  • Prints must use at least one traditional printmaking processes such as intaglio, lithography, relief, screenprint, or any combination of the above.

  • Mixed media such as digital prints, cyanotype or photographs is acceptable if combined with one or more traditional printmaking processes listed above. No reproductions will be accepted.

  • Each participant will receive a custom designed portfolio containing a commemorative cover sheet and 10 randomly selected prints. Prints will be returned by October 1, 2016.

  • APS and Firestation Print Studio will each keep one set of prints for their archives. APS will also keep one set for exhibition and fundraising benefiting APS. Prints will be shown in Atlanta and Australia. Exhibit details will be announced at a later date.






  • 13 numbered impressions must be delivered by September 1, 2016 to your organization
  • Paper size is based on a standard A4 sheet – 210 × 297 millimeters or 8 1/4 × 11 5/8 inches
  • Questions? Contact your organization:  OR

Garage Sale and Art Supply Purge



Garage Sale & Art Supply Purge

Saturday, September 24, 2016

11:00a – 3:00p

at the

Atlanta Printmakers Studio

675 Metropolitan Parkway, #6026

Atlanta, GA 30310

Free and Open to the Public

Forget Spring cleaning APS is doing a Fall Clean-up and Art Supply Purge. As we rummage thru the studio for unused supplies and equipment, we invite you to do the same. Support your local print studio by ridding your studio of unnecessary but useful clutter and donate it to Atlanta Printmakers Studio for the juiciest Garage Sale this year. After you've cleared your studio, you can reward yourself by purchasing a few new treasures at the sale. One woman's trash is another man's treasure! 

Donate Art Supplies & Equipment for the Sale