Pickwick Independent Press

Pickwick Independent Press Pickwick Independent Press is a community print shop located in downtown Portland, Maine. Community Printshop!
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Operating as usual

02/24/2021

🔮 Virtual Workshop! 🔮
Color Theory for RisoGraph and Screenprint
Thursday, March 4th 2021 @ 6:30-8:30pm

In this workshop, we’ll dig into the subtle and beautiful effects of multicolor printing in risograph and screenprint. Value, opacity and gamut are just a few subjects that we will go over in this 2 hour course. Viewers will be encouraged to follow along at home on their own computers while we dig into adobe programs to separate and colorize artwork for printing. Previous experience in adobe photoshop preferred but not required.

Instructor: Andrew Scripter of Wing Club
Andrew Scripter is an artist, printmaker, and founder of Wing Club, a creative studio based in Westbrook, Maine. The studio utilizes traditional and uncommon printmaking techniques to produce a unique end products ranging from poster design to animation.

Sliding Scale of $25-100 contributes to Andrew’s stipend and Pickwick’s operating costs.
Registrants will receive a reminder email and zoom link on March 2nd and a link to the recording.
❤️💛💙🖤

#Risograph #ScreenPrint #VirtualWorkshop #Printmaking #CommunityPrintShop

Let’s take a closer look at one of the postcards you can find in Pickwick’s Love Note Postcard Packs (available in the C...
01/30/2021

Let’s take a closer look at one of the postcards you can find in Pickwick’s Love Note Postcard Packs (available in the Corner Store). This one comes from Ana Inciardi (check out recent member highlight post). Wouldn’t you love to get one of these beauties?!

[image description: variety of heart shapes, linoleum cut printed with red ink. Postcard size 4x6”]
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#PickwickCornerStore #CommunityPrintShop #Linocut #Printmaking #Postcards

Sending some love
01/29/2021
Sending some love

Sending some love

 Hello !  Well HERE WE ARE. 2021 has arrived and we've almost made it through January. We hope that you and your loved ones are keeping well and healthy and if you reside in a wintery part of the world, that you are warm and have hot cocoa at least once a day.  We've been cranking t...

Alright you love bugs - have we got the Valentine set for YOU! Eight of our members printed up nine postcards around the...
01/27/2021

Alright you love bugs - have we got the Valentine set for YOU! Eight of our members printed up nine postcards around the theme of love (which exists in all sorts of ways). They are now available via sliding scale in our Corner Store, along with lots of other real sweet 💖 cards by our members. Proceeds from the sale of this pack go back into keeping the 💡 on at Pickwick.

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We have designated 5 packs for folx who aren’t currently in a financial position to purchase the set. Please email us at pickwickindiepress (at) gmail.com if you are interested - no DMs,
please!
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[image id: a paper bag that reads “Love note postcard pack” in pink ink sits on a wooden table. coming out of the paper bag in a fan formation are 9 handprinted postcards. the top one has a yellow block and reads “Yer Great!” in wood font and pink ink.]

Ana Inciardi is a Portland based printmaker. Check out her website inciardiprints.com where you can find a her fun relie...
01/27/2021

Ana Inciardi is a Portland based printmaker. Check out her website inciardiprints.com where you can find a her fun relief prints! You can everything from prints of Oreos, a dachshund, and an everything bagel with cream cheese and capers just to name a few.

We did a mini-printerview with Ana:
Q: Do you have any hidden talents?
A: I can play the tuba...
Q: What would you love to find at a yard sale?
A: I have an obsession with dining room tables. I dream about them at night. My ideal table would be made of beautiful, well-worn and well-loved wood and uncovered in a historic barn. If you've got one please contact me now.
Q: What song evokes the strongest memories for you?
A: I have a vivid memory of an evening when I was 7. My parents had allowed my sister and I to drink full cokes and we danced on my aunt Palma's dining room table to the Rolling Stones' "Brown Sugar".
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#pickwickmemberhighlights #reliefprint #printmaking #communityprintshop #printerview #miniprinterview

“I Carrot ‘Bout You” -Aeron Metzger There’s lots of fun new items in the Corner Store! Go to the Pickwick website and ta...
01/26/2021

“I Carrot ‘Bout You” -Aeron Metzger
There’s lots of fun new items in the Corner Store! Go to the Pickwick website and take a look! 👀
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[ image description: screen printed card that reads “I Carrot ‘Bout You.” Available in on both yellow and pink paper with green ink. Card size is 3x3”]
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#printwickcornerstore #communityprintshop #supportlocalart #screenprint #printmaking

Bee Flowers by member Juliet Karelsen is on view in the poster case at SPACE Gallery @space538 from January 4 to Februar...
01/22/2021

Bee Flowers by member Juliet Karelsen is on view in the poster case at SPACE Gallery @space538 from January 4 to February 15th.

Here's what Juliet has to say about her piece and her process:
"Bee Flowers is a collaged paper quilt made of cut up silkscreen prints from my series Flowers Bees Love. The original prints were made using the same five screens, and then printed with six separate color combinations each inspired by a specific flower that bees love to pollinate: meadowsweet, rugosa rose, butterfly milkweed, purple coneflower, borage, and lavender. To create the Bee Flowers collage, I riffed on traditional circle and square quilt patterns and used silk screen prints that didn’t come out “perfectly,” quartered each one and then created the circles in varying combinations to expand on the illusion of the kaleidoscopic mandala."

"I’m interested in making work that has magical and fantastical elements. Though not overtly political, my work addresses what is at stake. In a world where nature and science have become politicized (shall we talk about the pandemic?) and daily interaction with plants and trees and flowers and moss and lichen etc. is increasingly rare and disappearing, my work points to the importance of taking the time to slow down, notice and protect. The mirrors and kaleidoscopic elements in my work create a psychedelic component that reference the theory of the infinite (and it is a theory!) while simultaneously pointing to the fact that an infinite reserve our forests flowers, plants, trees, bees, glaciers, animals, birds, seas and air is not a reality. It is indeed a fantasy."
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#printmaking #communityprintshop #portlandmaine #screenprinting #collage

Check out this awesome letterpress print by Rachel Kobasa✨ This print and more work by Rachel is available  online. Hurr...
01/18/2021

Check out this awesome letterpress print by Rachel Kobasa✨ This print and more work by Rachel is available online. Hurry and order your print on Pickwick’s Corner Store!
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#pickwickcornerstore #communityprintshop #supportlocalart #letterpressprinting #printmaking

Rainbow pride posters back in stock! 100% of proceeds go to our pals @portlandoutright ! Letterpress printed on white @f...
01/15/2021

Rainbow pride posters back in stock!
100% of proceeds go to our pals @portlandoutright !
Letterpress printed on white @frenchpaperco card stock, 12.5”x18”
Find them in our Corner Store on our website.

1. First image is stack of letterpress printed rainbow posters on black background
2. Second image is single poster on black back ground
3. Third image is close up of printed wood grain

#CommunityPrintShop
#Letterpress #ReliefPrintmaking
#LGBTQIA

Throwback to our PRINT IN/ WRITE ON event! That was almost 4 years now. We made 700 postcards and not one was left by th...
01/15/2021

Throwback to our PRINT IN/ WRITE ON event! That was almost 4 years now. We made 700 postcards and not one was left by the end of the day. What an amazing event!
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#printerwithoutmargins #communityprintshop #printmaking #maineprintmakers #postcards #letterpress #screenprinting #tbt

“Welcome to the S**t Show” this very fitting print is brought to you by @jgueva_12 💥This letterpress print can be found ...
01/11/2021

“Welcome to the S**t Show” this very fitting print is brought to you by @jgueva_12 💥
This letterpress print can be found online at Pickwick’s corner store!
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#pickwickcornerstore #communityprintshop #supportlocalart #letterpressprinting #printmaking

Out with the old in with the new.....Pickwick calendar! Starting off the year with January’s print from @corneliawalwort...
01/04/2021

Out with the old in with the new.....Pickwick calendar! Starting off the year with January’s print from @corneliawalworth

Each month includes a list of resources (websites, organizations, articles, books, etc) provided by the artist. Resources behind this months image include:

blacklivesmattermaine.com
facebook.com/presentemaine
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#pickwickcalendar #communityprintshop #printshop #supportlocalart #screenprinting #letterpress #2021calendar #printerwithoutmargins

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR PALS! 🎉Letterpress printed card by Crystal Cawley
12/31/2020

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR PALS!
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Letterpress printed card by Crystal Cawley

We’ve got gift certificates that can be cashed in at our corner store, commission work, future workshops, or studio time...
12/23/2020

We’ve got gift certificates that can be cashed in at our corner store, commission work, future workshops, or studio time for current members. Check out the Gifts & Support tab in our corner store!
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#communityprintshop

🎉DANCE PARTY🎉For the final event of our POHS (Pickwick Official Holiday Shenanigans) Our Dear Friend @redtide207 will be...
12/17/2020

🎉DANCE PARTY🎉
For the final event of our POHS (Pickwick Official Holiday Shenanigans) Our Dear Friend @redtide207 will be DJing a set tomorrow Friday December 18th 6-7:30pm est via twitch. details to come - check comments and our stories for details friday:)
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#djredtide #pickwickholidayshenanigans

Pickwick Shopping Network, part 2! Tune in this Wednesday, 7 pm (December 17) on insta live. In our last week of holiday...
12/14/2020

Pickwick Shopping Network, part 2!
Tune in this Wednesday, 7 pm (December 17) on insta live.
In our last week of holiday sale virtual shenanigans, Pilar & RayRay will go live once again to show you all the beautiful printed matter we have in our corner store on our website.
#communityprintshop
#printmakingisthebestmaking
#printyyumyumz
#printmakers #maineprintmaker
#letterpress #screenprints #intaglio #riso #reliefprint #somuchmore

while we have incredible work by our members available in our corner store, some of our rad community have their own onl...
12/12/2020

while we have incredible work by our members available in our corner store, some of our rad community have their own online stores! here are four of them that we highly recommend you check out:

@inciardi has probably made a print of a food you love (couldn’t you just eat this bagel?)

@shoptachee / @rachelgloriaia made these screen printed onesies and tees (along with other pieces!) that will really elevate the style points of little ones in your life

@radicalemprints knows just what to say to motivate the communal tenderness and care within us, and then makes beautiful prints to remind us of it

@jgueva_12 both has radical statements and these incredible woodcuts (is that octopus in the ocean or a print shop?)

visit their instagrams to find links to their sites where you can directly purchase their work. we’re so lucky to have these printers as part of our community!

Tonight!! 7 pm est , we’ll be magically beaming printers into our instatube  for some quickie Q&A’s. Are you a printer? ...
12/09/2020

Tonight!! 7 pm est , we’ll be magically beaming printers into our instatube for some quickie Q&A’s. Are you a printer? If you wanna beam in , please do!

Check out some of the amazing prints we have in our online shop for the Printer's Devil Supporting Membership! These are...
12/06/2020

Check out some of the amazing prints we have in our online shop for the Printer's Devil Supporting Membership! These are all prints that have been created and donated by past and present Pickwick members. Full proceeds from sales of the Printer's Devil prints and the subscriptions go back into Pickwick to help support operational costs. You can either buy individual prints in the corner store or sign up for one of the subscription services: Printer's Lil' Devil or Printer's Devil Deluxe. Help support our shop while getting cool stuff in the mail!
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Graphic by the amazing @twofern

#pickwickcornerstore #communityprintshop #printmaking #supportlocalartists #pickwickindependentpress

C’mon let’s do it, you and me, let’s make a poster!  Here’s how: go to our instagram stories OR read on:1. Enter an orig...
12/05/2020

C’mon let’s do it, you and me, let’s make a poster! Here’s how: go to our instagram stories OR read on:
1. Enter an original phrase into the story question box thingy or DM us your phrase
(No quotes or lyrics please)
2. Pilar will choose 2 and post a poll tonight.
3. Vote on the poster you want to see printed! Vote by Sunday 12 pm.
4. At 3pm, Pilar will go live and set up the poster and print it, taking questions throughout.
The person who entered the winning phrase will receive a poster with free shipping and we’ll do some giveaways during the instalive and throughout the last week of our holiday sale.

It’s gonna be so fun!
#communityprintshop
#letterpressprinting #letterpress
#posters #fun

how on EARTH is it DECEMBER?!? but here we are with this beautiful final print of the 2020 calendar by rowan elliott ( @...
12/04/2020

how on EARTH is it DECEMBER?!? but here we are with this beautiful final print of the 2020 calendar by rowan elliott ( @stroobi )

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and as a little gift to those of you who weren’t able to snag a 2021 calendar before they sold out, we created a download of the updated dates for 2021 so you can print them out and paste them over your 2020 calendar to use it again! just visit our website and the link is right in the top bar. 💖

From prints to cards, stickers, and handkerchiefs Pickwick’s Corner Store has it all! Aeron and Cornelia are just two of...
12/03/2020

From prints to cards, stickers, and handkerchiefs Pickwick’s Corner Store has it all! Aeron and Cornelia are just two of the many members that have work for sale in the Corner Store. Here’s a peek at what they have online!

“Leek Card”
screen print by Aeron Metzger (they really likes food related puns)

“Lisa”
Etching by Cornelia Walworth (this is part of the Printer’s Devil collection)
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#pickwickcornerstore #communityprintshop #screenprinting #etching #supportlocalart

Tarot 101 with @radicalemprints Wednesday Dec. 3 @ 7 pm est on our instalive! Nicole is the designer of the Printer’s Ta...
12/01/2020

Tarot 101 with @radicalemprints Wednesday Dec. 3 @ 7 pm est on our instalive!

Nicole is the designer of the Printer’s Tarot, a beautiful deck an ode to Garamond and the history of printing. Find it on her website: radicalemprints.com
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Illustration by the incredible @twofern
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#tarot
#communityprintshop
#pickwickshenanigans

Printmaking Q&A via our stories this Sunday! Ask your questions anytime now through Sunday via our stories or dm, and Pi...
11/27/2020

Printmaking Q&A via our stories this Sunday! Ask your questions anytime now through Sunday via our stories or dm, and Pilar will answer them on Sunday in our stories; Troubleshooting your home projects, Just starting out, new studio set up, community shop, relief, Letterpress, screenprint... anything! Pilar will answer them as best she can. (And if she can’t, she’ll say so, and probably research for days until she figures it out!)

Pilar started printing as a kiddo with a fisher price printers kit (still has it!) and earned her chops as a printmaker through two degrees, awesome workshops at @penlandschool, being a member of @flowercityarts and a Printer apprenticeship with @wolfeprints. She’s been teaching printmaking @mecaart @smccmaine since 2013 and has been an established printmaker and the director of Pickwick since 2015.
“Printmaking is problem solving!”

We did a Q&A a few months ago when everyone was on lockdown and it was dareisay: super fun! Every question welcome; guaranteed if you have it, someone else does too.

#printmaking
#communityprintshop
#printmakingisthebestmaking

Also: that question mark! 😍

And for our next demo, Jaime  @wingedprints will be doing a paper making demo this Wednesday at 7pm on instalive! Tune i...
11/24/2020

And for our next demo, Jaime @wingedprints will be doing a paper making demo this Wednesday at 7pm on instalive! Tune in for #SUPERFUNTIMES !

#Communityprintshop
#pickwickholidayshenanigans #papermaking
✏️Awesome graphic by @joeytatlock

CALENDAR COUNTDOWN! Our annual calendar will go on sale on our website this Sunday November 15th.  This year’s limited e...
11/13/2020

CALENDAR COUNTDOWN!
Our annual calendar will go on sale on our website this Sunday November 15th.
This year’s limited edition calendar features 14 original amazing prints by our members all in service of a variety of racial, environmental, gender and social justice causes.
We’re also starting a new insta account dedicated to our Printers Without Margins work: please follow and stay tuned for more updates:
@printerswithoutmargins
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#printerswithoutmargins #communityprintshop #printmaking #letterpress #screenprinting #2021calendar #wevegotalotofworktodo

🎉Member highlight time! 🎉Ashley Hall @prickly.bush began as intern and then received the @mecaart pickwick Fellowship an...
09/27/2020

🎉Member highlight time! 🎉
Ashley Hall @prickly.bush began as intern and then received the @mecaart pickwick Fellowship and has been a dedicated member ever since! As the social media manager, Ashley is the brain behind many of the recent posts:)

- Most recent process:
Watercolor screenprint/monoprinting and working with cut paper.
- Tried and true printmaking or print shop rule? Wear something you don't mind getting ink on. Check your face for ink before leaving the shop.
- Other than printmaking, do you have any hidden talents or hobbies? Sleeping, petting dogs, and talking to my cats.
More can be seen @
ashleyhallstudios.com
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#miniprinterview
#screenprinting
#printmaking
#cutpaper #screenprintmonoprint
#communityprintshop #maineprintmaker

How can art be curated and exhibited right now? A great example can be found in the @portlandpubliclibrary windows as yo...
09/16/2020

How can art be curated and exhibited right now? A great example can be found in the @portlandpubliclibrary windows as you’re headed to pick up your library books or on your way to city hall to drop off your ballots!

From the Curator, Ashley Page, @ashleypage.studio:

"One Day at a Time serves to reaffirm the values of the Portland Public Library. Collaboration, Sustainability, Freedom, and Inclusivity is the foundation upon which this exhibition has been built.

In their own words, “The Portland Public Library will be the civic and cultural center of a dynamic region in which citizens are literate, informed, and engaged. The Library will provide resources and experiences that inspire imagination, curiosity, awareness, and learning. The Library will embrace change and evolve to meet the needs of the community."

With their work, these talented and passionate artists ask you to reflect upon these values in order to begin incorporating them into your own life, one day at a time. Intentionally bringing together artists from various points in their careers, different backgrounds, and a wide array of perspectives, the heart of this exhibition resides within the power of mutual understanding. The selected work speaks directly to the community that comes to the Library seeking refuge, enlightenment, safety, and accessible learning. Hanging in the front windows of the Library's front facade, this work will be on display to the public into the fall.

The participating artists include: Rachel Gloria Adams, Ryan Adams, Ian Colwell, Alejandra Cuadra, Elizabeth Jabar, Kelly McConnell, Daniel Minter, Muntaha Mohamed, and Al Tomas. Curated by Ashley Page. “

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536 Congress St
Portland, ME
04101

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Pickwick Independent Press is a community print shop located in downtown Portland, Maine. We provide membership opportunities, facilities, workshops, and a large, closely knit community of professional artists and print makers.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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(207) 329-9703

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way da go, PICKWICK!!