For one day only, the public can peruse hundreds of original hand-pulled prints at A6’s first annual Fine Art Print Fair on Saturday, July 16 from 10-6pm. Staged inside the Box Factory’s expansive breezeway, the Print Fair will feature prints of all sizes, kinds and prices.
A6 artist members will have scores of prints in the fair’s inventory, along with works from A6’s institutional collection and prints by local and national artists. Print collectors will find highly collectible works such as one-of-a-kind monotypes by Oregon artist Rick Bartow or vintage photogravure prints by the celebrated Seattle photographer Edward Curtis.
But this event is not just for collectors, explains A6’s Executive Director Dawn Boone. “If you want a unique work of art to hang in your home or workspace, there is something here for everyone. Prints are a great option for people who want something better than ‘box store art.’ Original prints tend to be more affordable than paintings, are simpler to frame and look stunning in both traditional and modern homes.”
Morning shoppers can enjoy free coffee courtesy of Strictly Organic. Proceeds from Print Fair support the participating artists as well as A6’s exhibits and arts education programs.
A6 (Atelier 6000) is a non-profit studio and gallery in Bend centered on printmaking and book arts. A6 offers on-going classes and workshops… atelier6000.org. A6 has more than 30 local artist members and is the only publicly-accessible printmaking facility in Central Oregon. A6 presents monthly exhibits of contemporary prints and artist books in its gallery. A6 is open Monday-Friday from 10-7 pm, Saturday 10-6 pm and Sunday 12-5pm.