Una Comunidad Out of this World

2 Jun

Dane Goodwin, relief print

Dane Goodwin

Saltgrass Printmakers’ 2015 Emerging Printmaker Award

Goodwin is a Printmaker from the Saltiest City in Utah. The characters in his prints give a visual representation to the feelings we all experience.  Excitement, anxiety, freedom, constraint, connectedness, and loneliness. His influences include the bold colors and angsty undertones of street art and graffiti culture,  as well as the simplicity and bold lines of cartoons. His work can be purchased at danegoodwinart.bigcartel.com,  also check out @danegoodies, @a_la_cart, and @goodiesslc on Instagram


Jazmine Martinez

Saltgrass Printmakers’ 2016 Emerging Printmaker Award

Please join us Friday, June 10, 2016 – 6pm to 9pm, during the Sugar House Art Walk to celebrate Martinez and Goodwin’s accomplishments and artistic development.

Exhibition Dates: June 10th through July 9th, 2016.

Saltgrass Printmakers gallery is opened F/SAT 11 am to 3pm.

Martinez was born in Los Angeles, California into a Latino household. The Chicana culture is a huge influence in her life and creative development. She celebrates her background while embracing printmaking as a medium.

Throughout the world and across cultures, relief prints have been a catalyst for political, social and educational change. Artists have a unique perspective in relation to their societies and communities. Emulating artists, Jose Guadalupe Posada and Artemino Rodriquez, Martinez incorporates their loose, satirical and whimsical artistic style to comment on issues and situations with her ‘Chicana artistic flavor.’

“While it may seem grandiose and naïve I believe that there is some truth to the idea of creating change, whether it be minuscule or huge.”




Lawrence Hamlin Artist Reception

11 Mar

We’re celebrating Friday night! Lawrence Hamlin is our showcased artist for March’s Sugar House Art Walk. Hamlin has just recently moved to Salt Lake City. He was a master printer at Crown Point Press in San Francisco for several years. While at Crown Point Press, Hamlin worked with numerous artists publishing fine art prints for galleries, museums and private collections. Richard Diebenkorn, Wayne Thiebaud, Judy Pfaff, John Cage, Al Held are a few of the artists he has worked with at Crown Point Press. Hamlin went on to publish other artists under his own press label, Mad Dog Press, and continued to make his own prints and drawings, while teaching full time at the University of Illinois.

Come join us Friday, March 11th 6pm to 9pm. 

Saltgrass will be showing off the amazing prints created during Hamlin’s color etching intensive workshop just completed!


5 Feb
Larry Hamlin, Art, Etching

Larry Hamlin, Ark, Etching

Saltgrass Printmakers is extremely pleased to offer a color etching class with Master Printmaker Larry Hamlin starting Saturday, February 27th.  We are offering two workshop options. You can choose the full workshop (traditional workshop which includes demonstration with hands-on individual working time) or choose to attend one or both of the demonstrations.  Class size will be limited to eight working participants. See workshop details below:


Saturday, February 27th ~ 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Day one will introduce the “how to’s” for making a series of plates for accurate registration, color and image development. We will use Vellum paper templates (soft ground and chalk transfer), as well as registration image offsets on the press for print accuracy. These building blocks are essential for plate development and a means by which creativity is not excluded from the process of image development. Edition printing will follow the next weekend (not necessarily a sequence).

Additionally: material information on etching color(s) and mixing, paper choices and preparation to assure accuracy and consistency. Hand inking demonstration and ready to print/edition preparedness.

Saturday, March 5th ~ 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Production printmaking for *multiple originals and consistency. This workshop is intended to raise the bar on potential quality and consistency issues that come with edition multiple plate color etchings. Major topics will be preparation (paper, ink, and registration), printing, and conservation of final work.  Side information on steel facing for color work and curatorial work for portfolio and gallery presentation will be discussed. You will need to have plate(s) for color work ready to go.

*Mulitple originals is a term used to describe hand made printed editions, each individual print being made from a matrix of plates, stones or screens and crafted with great consistency such that the intention of the artist remains as exacting in presentation as is humanly possible.


The Full Workshop

Level: Intermediate (previous etching experience helpful)

Workshop fee: $150.00 includes all the materials needed for the intensive two-day workshop. Participants will bring their own personal etching tools.

Deposit: $25.00 non-refundable deposit required by February 20th, 2016. To register for the class and pay your deposit, email Stefanie Dykes at sjdykes@aol.com.


Demonstration – Day One

Registering multiples plates, transferring images, hand inking, etching and color mixing. – $25.00.

Demonstration – Day Two

Print production for creating an edition of multiple plate color etchings.  – $25.00

For Both Days: $50:00

Email Stefanie Dykes at sjdykes@aol.com to register for the demonstrations.



As a professional printmaker I have always been interested in craft and visual expression. The mastery of craft is only useful if it is a means to create one’s vision, and to see that desired vision come to life. There are many paths to achieving one’s creative goals, for me that has been thru the printmaking and the drawing process. It is a passion that is renewed with each enterprise into the creative/decision making process. Every artistic creation asks different things of the artist. Printmaking is the most creative and versatile method I have ever known. It offers endless possibilities and asks new questions at every turn. It is exciting, and brutally honest. For this I am thankful.

I earned my M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute and was trained as a master printer at Crown Point Press in San Francisco. While at C.P.P. I worked with numerous Artists publishing fine art prints for Galleries, Museums and private collections.  Richard Diebenkorn, Wayne Thiebaud, Judy Pfaff, John Cage, Al Held are a few of the artist that I worked with while at Crown Point Press. I went on to publishing other artist under my own press label, Mad Dog Press, and continued to make my own prints and drawings, while teaching full time at the University of Illinois.  A recent move to Salt Lake City has me seeking to re-establish my press and engage in the active arts community here. I am thrilled to be invited and able to offer workshops at Saltgrass Press in multiple plate color printing.  This is an opportunity to demonstrate techniques for building a multiple plate image and a day of “how to” print an edition of color work (multiple originals).  My work and that of the artist who I have worked with have been collected by museums and private collection nationally and internationally.

For more information about my background or to see my drawings and prints, please visit http://lawrencehamlin.wix.com/lawrencehamlin


Celebrate Love with Art

30 Jan
Celebrate Love with Art

Celebrate Love with Art

Hex Press will be at Saltgrass Printmakers printing on demand for all your Valentine needs ~ Clothing, cards and original art. You’ll make quite the impression with your loved ones with a hand crafted gift created by Hex Press’s amazing artists Anna, Tia & Bo.

Date: Friday, February 12th, 2016. Doors open at 6pm!

Tibetan-Inspired Prayer Flag Printing with Anna Hansen at Art Access

20 Dec

Anna Hansen carving linoleum blockPrayer flags have a long history of bringing health, good fortune, and blessings upon a specific place. In this class we will be creating our ownprayer flags with imagery that is relevant to our own lives. Participants will also learn a brief history relief printmaking in eastern and western traditions. We will cover the basics of proper carving techniques and how to successfully translate an image into a block, or stamp. Design, detail, contrast, and texture will be important parts of creating our prayer flag imagery. After designing and carving our own blocks, we will discuss different printing techniques onto paper and fabric to achieve different visual results. Each participant will complete one block and print their design several times. If time allows and participants are interested, we will print enough prayer flags for everyone in the class to exchange, and then go home with a complete set of flags!


Anna Hansen has been dabbling in art since a very young age. Anna graduated from the University in Utah with a degree in Printmaking and a Certificate in Book Arts. She then swiftly moved to Southern California where she spent most of her time teaching art in public elementary schools. She was also a member of an art colony in Fullerton where she was able to teach adult workshops and experiment with more painting, drawing, and installation work. In the summer of 2014 she returned to Salt Lake City where she has founded The Hex Press, a mobile printing endeavor which feeds her geeky side, as well as taken up ranks with SaltGrass Printmakers, a community printshop in Sugar House. Her other passions are gardening, fitness, her pit bull, and scuba diving.


WORKSHOP DATES: February 6, 2016

TIME: 1:30-5PM

LOCATION: ART ACCESS WORKSHOP, 230 South 500 West, #125, SLC, UT


COST: $30 (includes supplies; please bring your own brown bag lunch)

To inquire about fee reductions or accessibility accomodations, please contact elise@accessart.org. For other questions, contact workshop coordinator, jean@accessart.org.

From The Ground Up ~ Etching Workshop

20 Dec

A printmaker can achieve a wide variety of textures and intriguing surface qualities on a copper plate using etching grounds. In this workshop, participants will gain experience with a variety of traditional and less toxic contemporary ground applications.

On January 16th, come prepared to work on several 5” x 6” sample plates. We will provide the supplies and materials for soft ground, white ground, sugar lift, crackle ground, marble ground, etc for you to experiment with. Having sparked your imagination, we’ll reserve January 23rd as an individual working session continuing with the sample plates or developing a larger 9”x 12” etching plate.

Skill Level: Intermediate.  This workshop will introduce advanced etching techniques so a basic etching experience is necessary.

Dates: Saturdays, January 16 and 23rd.

Time: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Justin Diggle, etching with soft ground application

Akiko Tanaguchi, “Sky” etching with sugar lift application.

What to Bring with You: Your personal etching tools (Etching needle, burnisher, and scraper), notebook, working gloves ~ both for handling the ferric chloride and solvents and for wiping your plates.

Saltgrass will provide: All ground materials, copper plates and BFK paper.



  • Non-Member Workshop Fee: $150.00
  • Saltgrass Printmakers’ Member Fee: $100.00

Class will be limited to 6 printmakers.

$25.00 Non-refundable deposit required by January 9th. Balance due on the first day of workshop.

Contact: Stefanie Dykes, Saltgrass Printmakers, 2126 South 1000 East, Salt Lake City Utah 84106   Phone: (801) 467-1080 or by email: sjdykes@aol.com

Saltgrass Printmakers is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 11am to 3pm

Symmetrycks II

13 Nov

Visiting Artist Koichi Yamamoto


CLASS DATE:  December 12th and 13th.

Time: 11:00 to 2:00pm

Fee: $150.00 includes all your materials.

Register for the class by paying a non-refundable deposit $25.00 by November 30th, 2015.  You can mail a check; Saltgrass Printmakers, 2126 South 1000 East, SLC UT 84106 or drop by Saltgrass to pay with a credit card (TH/F/SAT 11 to 3pm)

Workshop limited to Eight participants

Workshop technical focus: Copper Plate Etching introducing a variety of ground applications (ball, smoke and soft grounds).  This workshop will explore print processes to discover diverse compositions.  We will experiment with Intaglio with tradition copper and alternative matrices.  If you already have some intaglio plates please bring them. We will print in many different ways, if not, we will make a lot of monotypes and collage them up.

Muscle memory, also known as motor learning, is a form of procedural memory that involves consolidating a specific motor task into memory through repetition. When a movement is repeated over time, a long-term muscle memory is created for that task; eventually allowing it to be performed without conscious effort. This process decreases the need for attention and creates maximum efficiency within the motor and memory systems.

Skill Level: All skill levels are welcome. Some printmaking would be helpful, but not necessary. Koichi is an incredible instructor! Past workshop participants have left Koichi’s workshop with extremely sophisticated prints….and it was too much fun!


Koichi Yamamoto is an artist who merges the traditional and contemporary by creating unique and innovative approaches to the language of printmaking.  Koichi has worked with meticulous copper engravings to large-scale relief and intaglio prints. His current works are in large-scale monotypes and intaglio prints that exemplify a contemporary.  His international aesthetic developed from upbringing in Osaka, Japan and Experience in the western U.S. He moved to Dayton, Wyoming in 1983 where he recognized importance of communication through visual.  Completed BFA at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon in 1992 then moved to Krakow, Poland for search of Lithography stones.  Continue producing works in Warsaw, Poland until 1994 and attended Bratislava Academy of Fine Arts in Slovakia in 1994-95 to study copper engravings.   From 1995-96 he produced monotypes in Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland.   Completed MFA at University of Alberta, Canada in 1999 and worked as a textile designer in Fredericia, Denmark in 2000. Koichi’s prints explore issues of the sublime, memory, atmosphere, light and history through various representation of landscape.  He has exhibited throughout U.S., Canada, Japan, Poland, Denmark, UK, Germany, South Korea, China, India, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ireland.  He has taught at Utah State University and University of Delaware and currently an Assistant Professor at University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Most recent achievement is climbing to the top of Volcan Cotopaxi (19,347’) in Ecuador.

Saltgrass is excited to support the University of Utah Art Teaching Club’s first art show and fundraiser.

13 Nov


The opening is FRIDAY, November 13th, FROM 6-9 pm.  We are having this sale to help us raise funds to bring as many students as possible to the Statewide Arts Education conference in February located in Hurricane.  Students involved with the Art Teaching program at the University of Utah, will be showing works from their individual areas of focus in the Art Department; 3D, Ceramics, Painting and Drawing, Photography, and Printmaking.

Please stop by this Friday to see what the U of U Art Teachings students have created and perhaps take home an addition to your art collection.  Art Teaching Club advisors, Beth Krensky and Sandy Brunvand will also have works available at the fundraiser.

We are located at 2126 South 10th East.  We hope to see you at SaltGrass this Friday!


David Bradway ~ A Dark Spot

2 Oct

David Bradway is Saltgrass Printmakers’ featured artists for the October Sugar House Art Walk (SHAW). Friday, October 9th 6pm to 9pm

A Dark Spot

“If a thing falls outside the range of people’s curiosity, then they simply cannot make inquiries about it.” Bradway’s prints explore what he describes as ‘a blind spot-a spot of blindness.’ Bradway’s prints visually map that location of blindness drawing attention to the role of curiousity in our search of knowledge.