HAYSTACK | FRONTLINE ARTS Veteran Artists in Craft Week
May
21
to May 25

HAYSTACK | FRONTLINE ARTS Veteran Artists in Craft Week

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Over the past four years, Haystack and Frontline Arts have actively developed a program for military veterans based on the “combat paper” model of taking discontinued military uniforms and transforming them into handmade paper. Our goal with these workshops has been to highlight the veteran artist movement and provide opportunities for veterans to learn from one another in a supportive community of makers.

This year we have expanded the program to include workshops in ceramics, papermaking, and writing, taught by artists who are both veterans and leaders in their respective fields.

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Carborundum Collagraph Prints with Len Merlo
Jun
2
to Jun 16

Carborundum Collagraph Prints with Len Merlo

In this two-session course, artists will combine the rich tonalities and textures of Carborundum Prints with the mysterious effects of collagraph and drypoint. All materials, mediums and clean up materials will utilize non-toxic methods that fulfill the mission of our non-toxic and environmentally safe initiative.

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INK & PULP:  An Evening to Recognize our Roots
Jun
9
6:00 PM18:00

INK & PULP: An Evening to Recognize our Roots

Join us for the Frontline Arts’ Annual Benefit,

INK & PULP

An Evening to Recognize our Roots

Honoring & Recognizing

Founder, Peter Chapin | Former Director, Patricia Franchino |

Frontline Paper Supporter, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of

Johnson & Johnson | Dedicated Volunteer, Len Merlo

 

Saturday, June 9th 2018 | 6:00-9:00pm

 

Sit-down Dinner, Dessert & Donation Bar

Silent Auction & Wine Pull

Handmade Paper Rosette Station

Spoken Word Performances from our Veteran Community

Private Viewing of Hunterdon Art Museum Galleries

Live Classical Music

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Tech Talk- Printmaking in Italy
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

Tech Talk- Printmaking in Italy

With everything fresh in mind, hear Rachel discuss all techniques she learned while assisting Ron Pokrasso for 2 weeks in Florence at the Santa Reparata International School of Art. She will have worked intensively with almost 20 students in monotype, collage, chine collé, ImagOn and Solarplate.

Open to members only

RSVP: FrontlineArtsIntern@gmail.com

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 CREATE/Revive your Artist Statement & Bio
Jun
23
11:00 AM11:00

CREATE/Revive your Artist Statement & Bio

Writing artist statements and bios can be frustrating or daunting at times. It may be difficult to write about your own work in a clear and concise way. In addition, you need to know your audience!

Whether this is your first time writing your artist statement and bio, or you need to update an old one, this workshop is designed to help you understand your audience and effectively describe your work and process. We will also discuss the ins and outs of developing a strong artist bio and how to set it apart from your artist statement. 

This is an interactive workshop for artist professional development, so be prepared to talk about yourself and provide feedback to others!

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Papermaking with Natural & Local Fibers with Dave DiMarchi
Jun
29
to Jun 30

Papermaking with Natural & Local Fibers with Dave DiMarchi

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This course will explore the basics of papermaking with nature! We will begin the first session with a nature walk around the Frontline Arts grounds. Working with a variety of collected, harvested and sourced natural fibers — like iris, hosta and milkweed — artists will be introduced to methods, tools, equipment and techniques for Western papermaking, including the creation of pulp from these fibers.

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BIG INK,  Large-Scale Woodcut Weekend Workshop!
Jul
14
to Jul 15

BIG INK, Large-Scale Woodcut Weekend Workshop!

This summer, Frontline Arts is partnering with BIG INK to bring the art of large-scale woodcuts to New Jersey! Throughout the weekend of July 14th and 15th, BIG INK will be at our studios printing from large woodcuts carved months ahead of time by artists who've registered to participate at our location in this national touring program. Any artist can register! They state, "Painters, sculptors, photographers and any other ambitious souls are welcome to apply. You don’t have to be an expert printmaker. We’ve coached accepted participants of all career levels, from emerging to established, through the process."

It's free to submit your proposal, and accepted artists pay $295 to participate. The fee covers everything, including paper, ink, cleaning supplies, and professional photography. It does not cover the purchase of your woodblock. For more information and to apply, click here.

We're extremely excited to host a BIG INK event this summer at our studios!

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  May 7th, 2018

There are less than 20 spots for participation, so if you're interested, we encourage you to register soon!

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Books on Tapes with Dave DiMarchi
Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

Books on Tapes with Dave DiMarchi

This intermediate book-binding course will delve deeply into creating two beautifully handmade hardcover books: a traditional Coptic book, and a full-spread book with an intricately constructed cover. Every artist will leave with two beautiful handmade books, and all the knowledge needed to explore binding in their own work.

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Silkscreen Monoprints and Variable Prints with Keith Garubba
Aug
1
10:00 AM10:00

Silkscreen Monoprints and Variable Prints with Keith Garubba

This course will explore methods for using the silkscreen process to produce one-of-a-kind prints and/or variable prints in a rapid manner.  Water-activated crayons, monoprint inks, as well as traditional screen inks will all be used in conjunction with stencils, tapes, and screen drawing fluid to give a unique, selectively colored effect to an image.

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Letterpress Postcards with Dave DiMarchi
Aug
3
10:00 AM10:00

Letterpress Postcards with Dave DiMarchi

This introductory quick-and-easy letterpress course will skim the surface of printing on Frontline Arts’ Vandercook letterpress using custom text and imagery. Each artist will learn the ins-and-outs of printing on the press, as well as how to create custom polymer plates –using your own text and designs- to print a suite of simple two-sided postcards to swap among classmates or drop in the mail!

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Pressure Printing with Beth Sheehan
Aug
17
to Aug 18

Pressure Printing with Beth Sheehan

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This two-day workshop on the Vandercook press will explore the use of pressure printing and layering to create imagery for a broadside or simple book structures. Discussion and demos will focus on the effects of various materials and textures on this alternative letterpress printing process, as well as page layout and color theory.

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Polymer Plate Letterpress Demo with Rachel Heberling and Len Merlo
Mar
17
1:00 PM13:00

Polymer Plate Letterpress Demo with Rachel Heberling and Len Merlo

Frontline Arts is demonstrating our brand-new service of letterpress photopolymer platemaking! If you would like to design your own imagery and use a modern font (or just aren't THAT into typesetting) learn how to create KF-95 polymer letterpress plates AND print them on our type-high, gridded Boxcar base.  

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Less-Toxic Line Etching with Rachel Heberling
Mar
3
to Mar 10

Less-Toxic Line Etching with Rachel Heberling

Did you know it was possible to etch intaglio plates without all the toxins, fumes and solvents? Are you frustrated by attempts with acrylic grounds and runny inks? Then this class is for you! Even if you’ve never done etching, you will learn all the basics using Andrew Baldwin’s BIG ground and Caligo soap & water-washable inks on a zinc plate.

This class is FULL! you can sign up for the waitlist:

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Cafe Culture
Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

Cafe Culture

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Dragonfly Music & Coffee Cafe
14 E Main St, Somerville, NJ 08876
Open to members

Come grab a coffee or tea and pastry, and chat with other artists!

Every two months, we will base our discussion around a specific topic. You can bring information about that topic to contribute or purely come to listen, learn, and engage!

Our February topic is Exhibiting: Where and How Do I Get My Work Shown?

Please note, there's no simple answer to this question! This has been a requested topic from several members, so we are looking forward to opening up the discussion between artists and administrators at our first small Cafe Culture get-together.

RSVP: FrontlineArtsIntern@gmail.com

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My Personal Culture/Narrative on Fabric (Textile Screen Printing)
Feb
10
10:00 AM10:00

My Personal Culture/Narrative on Fabric (Textile Screen Printing)

Textile printing is the process of applying color to fabric in definite patterns or designs. In properly printed fabrics the color is bonded with the fiber to resist washing and friction. This course instructs semi-experienced printmakers to explore textile screen printing to enhance their skills.

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Akua Carborundum Gel Workshop with Caren Friedman
Feb
3
10:00 AM10:00

Akua Carborundum Gel Workshop with Caren Friedman

Students will learn how to use the NEW non-toxic Akua Carborundum Gel to create quick and easy printmaking plates. This process yields a rich velvety surface which can be worked into using dark-field reductive techniques similar to a monotype or mezzotint. 

This class is FULL! You can sign up for the waitlist

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Socially Awkward 80s Game Night and Pizza Party
Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

Socially Awkward 80s Game Night and Pizza Party

Looking for some FREE fun on a Friday night? Bring your favorite retro board games, dress in your '80s finest, and get ready to rock out and make some prints! We'll have pizza, refreshments, tunes, games, interactive stations and art fun for the whole family! Featuring, "What's Your Art Smell," "What's Your Art Superpower," and "Send Rachel to Vegas." Don't miss out!

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44th Annual Juried Members' Exhibition
Dec
8
to Jan 6

44th Annual Juried Members' Exhibition

We are pleased to announce our 44th Annual Juried Members' Exhibition! 27 Artist Members are represented in this year's show, selected through a blind jury process by juror, Ahni Kruger. Read more on our Current Exhibitions page.

Exhibition runs from December 8, 2017 through January 6, 2018.

Opening Reception December 9, 2017 from 2:00-5:00pm.

RSVP Here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/545988649068039/

Image Credit:  Leokadia Stanik

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Bookmaking for Everyone  ​(with Dave DiMarchi)
Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

Bookmaking for Everyone ​(with Dave DiMarchi)

In this bookbinding workshop artists will become familiar with the tools, materials and tricks of the book binding trade! Throughout this course, we’ll explore contemporary bookbinding, creating multiple book structures for highly personalized soft and hardcover artists’ books—ideal for journals, sketchbooks and artist books.

THIS CLASS IS FULL!

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Screen Printed Posters & Postcards  (with Dave DiMarchi)
Oct
18
to Oct 25

Screen Printed Posters & Postcards (with Dave DiMarchi)

Before the era of Twitter, Facebook, blogging and photocopying, getting your message out was not such a straightforward business. In the golden, but low-tech age of 1960s protest, with options for independent broadcasting or publishing limited, silkscreen printing was the street campaigner's weapon of choice.

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44th Annual Juried Members' Exhibition
Oct
10
to Nov 13

44th Annual Juried Members' Exhibition

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December 9, 2017 - January 6, 2018

This year's theme:  NO THEME!

DEADLINE to Submit:  November 13, 2017 at Midnight

While PCNJ/Frontline Arts is working toward strengthening and expanding our programs to better serve artists, rest assured, your Annual Members’ Exhibition is at the top of our list!

JUROR:  Ahni Kruger

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Combat Paper NJ and Warrior Writers Exhibition and Spoken Word Performance at Torpedo Factory Art Center
Aug
11
7:00 PM19:00

Combat Paper NJ and Warrior Writers Exhibition and Spoken Word Performance at Torpedo Factory Art Center

Art made during a multi-day workshop at the USO Ft. Belvoir, will be hung on display in a one night exhibition and spoken word performance at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, in Alexandria, VA. There will be an opening reception, where participants will read poetry and talk about their experiences in the performance starting at 7pm.

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Combat Paper NJ and Warrior Writers Workshop at USO Belvoir
Aug
7
to Aug 10

Combat Paper NJ and Warrior Writers Workshop at USO Belvoir

Combat Paper NJ will be conducting a multi-day papermaking workshop at USO Belvoir where veterans and service members will connect and learn how to make paper from military uniforms. Participants will also be able to share their experiences with in closed-door workshop sessions, learn how to make paper from uniforms, and print unique images on the newly formed paper to create a finished work of art.

The week kicks off on Wednesday, August 7th and runs through August 10th. The artwork made will then displayed in an art exhibition on Friday August 11th at The Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA. There will be an opening reception at 7:00pm.

 For more info, please contact david@frontlinearts.org.

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