Atlanta Printmakers Studio (APS) provides a full range of vital and unique services and programs for artists and the general public. Members rent time in the professional studio for a fee. APS offers seasoned artists and novices alike opportunities to enroll in a range of printmaking classes and workshops. Besides activity in the studio, APS has developed a continuing calendar of outreach events to serve the local community. Each year programing has grown as we’ve added annual artist residencies, student scholarships, collectors prints, artist exchanges and an increasing number of exhibitions. We have received support for our programs from the Fulton County Arts Council, the Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, Georgia Council for the Arts, the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund, LUBO Fund, Sara Giles Moore Foundation, and many generous private donors. We welcome all artists and the general public to join us in creating, learning about, and collecting fine art prints.

History

The Atlanta Printmakers Studio (APS) was established to support the fine art of printmaking in metro Atlanta. Founders envisioned an organization that would provide a well-equipped printmaking studio for local artists as well as raise the awareness of printmaking as an art form. In August 2005 the incorporation papers were signed and in December 2006 APS’s 501c3 non-profit status was approved – Atlanta Printmakers Studio was founded.

Local art centers, universities, and galleries made available their facilities and galleries for workshops and exhibits as APS built membership and formed the organization. During the first year APS received many generous equipment donations. However, we needed of a permanent home. After many months of looking at potential studio space APS moved into the Metropolitan Warehouse complex. The doors opened in November 2006 near downtown Atlanta, and classes began in January 2007. Over the years APS has become a vital printmaking resource for artists, collectors, college students and children.

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Mission
The mission of the Atlanta Printmakers Studio is to nurture the practice of printmaking as an original art form among professional artists and anyone who wants to learn. APS exists to provide studio space and equipment for artist renters and offers community outreach through classes, workshops and exhibitions in order to enhance the understanding of and appreciation for fine art printmaking.

Founding Members
Thanks to those who support our mission and contributed $50 or more during the first year to get the organization established:

Erika Adams
Sharon Ahmed
Peery Angelika
Laura Bell
Anne Beidler
Vicki Bethel
Corinna Brannon
Marcia Brown
Colleen Casey
Lina Chapman
Stephanie Clemmons
Dale Clifford
Catherine Cummings
Katy DeMent
Mariana Depetris
Valerie Dibble
Terri Dilling
Jan DiPietro
Andrea Emmons
John F. Emmons III
Constance Falconer
Jeanne Flint
Mandy Freel
Miriam Gaisiner
Kathy Garrou
Alicia Griswold
Kate Gunderson
Susan Helber
Sharon Hollensbe
Barbara & Kenneth Jaunais
Manya Kalom
Brian Kelly
Susan Ker-Seymer
Jeff Kryder
Ruth Laxson
Courtney Lee
Stephen LeWinter
Katherine Linn

Judy Lynn
Jacob Lyles
Michael Marling de Cuellar
Jerome McInnish
Ellen McLean
Lynne Moody
Daniel Motz
Leslie Neely
Angela Nichols
Michele Prahler
Lesley Price
Carol Pulin
Robin Pyburn
Birgit Quagliaroli
Keith Rasmussen
Rick Raschke
Gina Reynoso
Debrah Santini
Kurt Seidle
Robin Singer
Benjamin Charles Smith
Bryan Thomas Smith
Stephanie Smith
Ansley Sproull
Jim Stovall
Matthew Sugarman
Laquita Thomson
Peggy Tilley
Joe Tsambiras
Vicki Turcotte
Lisa Tuttle
Norman Wagner
Marie Weaver
Samuel Wethern
Daryl White
Sarah Morgan Wingfield
Judy Winograd
Bonnie Jean Woolger


Acknowledgements
APS would like to thank the following organizations and individuals who have given previous support.

This program is supported in part by the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs.

This program is supported in part by the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs.

Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.

Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.

This Program is supported in part by the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund.

This Program is supported in part by the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund.

This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency - the National Endowment for the Arts.

This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency - the National Endowment for the Arts.

This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency - the National Endowment for the Arts.

This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency - the National Endowment for the Arts.

Funding for this program is provided in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the General Assembly, as administered by the Fulton County Arts Council, the GCA-designated Grassroots agency.

Funding for this program is provided in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the General Assembly, as administered by the Fulton County Arts Council, the GCA-designated Grassroots agency.

LUBO FUND
Advanced Impressions
American Print Alliance
Atlanta College of Art
Binders Art Supply
Burnaway
Graphic Chemical & Ink Co.
McClain’s Printmaking Supplies
Ruth Laxson
Savannah College of Art & Design
Sam Flax Art & Design
Sarah Giles Moore Foundation
Utrecht Art Supplies