First Year Show

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First Year Show
We made it one whole year without going bankrupt, embarrassing ourselves too bad, or getting divorced - YAY!!! We are KILLING IT!! To help celebrate our first year, we threw a party - kind of. Our first year show at the ACW (Anchorage Community Works - a local community art space that has a strong focus on printmaking) was so much fun, and a great success. It was pretty fantastic to see all of the years prints framed, hung, and all together! Thank you to everyone that has followed us and supported the endeavor. Thank you to our 2016 collaborators: John Tibbott, Leon Ryan, Mitch Ansara, and Craig Updegrove.  Your talent and vision were delightful to work with. The final prints for the year (new work from all the collaborators and Joe) will be released over the next month or so, and we have plans for next year that should be pretty rad, unless we screw it up….always possible….

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This last year has been a whirl-wind of art, ink, machinery, sales, cooperation, collaboration and madness! We started out with a 100 year old C&P, 3 designs, a little education, and a lot of aspirations. Shockingly, it has all come together to make something that in some ways we hoped for, and in other ways, had never even conceived.  

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The artists that we collaborated with could not have been a better fit for our first year. Talented, patient, encouraging, and of complimentary (that really helps us), they were integral in keeping us on target and moving forward. John Tibbott kept us challenged with his crazy colors and hairline registration, Leon Ryan inspired us with badass aesthetic, and Mitch Ansara kept everything fun and light with his uniquely adorable designs.

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Forty prints are a lot for one year - especially our first year - but with more collaborators, and crazy new equipment, we are so excited to see what the second year brings!