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First Thursday, Aug 5th 2010


Haute Dawg
StoneMetal Press Annual Fundraiser
Thursday, August 5th 7:30pm!

As printmaking elevated the masses through the proliferation of the printed word, so has the ubiquitous hot dog been elevated to fine cuisine!

 $15/plate for a delicious sampling from 4 different varieties of gourmet hotdogs and a beer. A veggie option  available.

 While you’re eating: check out Hot Off the Press, our current exhibition featuring the work of StoneMetal Press friends and members from around the country.

 Come Enjoy Live Music and Great Art !

Dogs provided by the folks at Frankfurter Express
(voted # 1 Hot Dogs in the San Antonio Current !)
Beer provided courtesy of Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Certified Cicerone Brian Tarver will be present to talk about hot dog and beer pairings!




Gloria Sánchez Hart:40 years of Printmaking

Opens Thursday, May 6, 6PM - 9PM.

New works and works covering the career of Gloria Sánchez Hart will be on display until Saturday June 19th, 2010. Prints in various media showcase her amazing versatility with both bold and delicate figurative and abstract imagery. Gloria Sánchez Hart is a San Antonio based artist who has traveled extensively and shown abroad extensively. Her work has been exhibited as far away as San Antonio’s Sister City, Kumamoto, Japan during an artist-in residence program there. Work will be up until June 19, 2010.






Monotypes from the printmaking studio of Glen Rogers opens Thursday, May 6, 6PM - 9PM

Artists from around the world convene regularly in Mazatlan to develop their work and experiment in the newest techniques in printmaking. Monotypes that range from the abstract to the realistic, serious to whimsical are presented in this colorful group show



 Cathy Savage

   Changing States    


Opening Reception

Thursday, March 4, 2010

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Exhibit though April 24, 2010





                                                                            Following the North Star

The title of the exhibit, Changing States refers not only to “state proofs,” the physical change that occurs while establishing a print, but also to the exploration of alteration in the conceptual and visual process. Savage states that “she’s in love with the printmaking process, especially the delightful surprises each state often brings.”

The prints in the exhibit combine numerous printmaking techniques including drypoint, monoprint, collograph and relief. Savage also uses the ancient art of encaustic painting with some of her prints and incorporates social, religious, scientific and mathematical influences in work.




The Language of Nature

         Our March/April exhibit, Language of Nature introduced the original prints by Glen Rogers of Mazatlan, Mexico to San Antonio. 

          Glen Rogers work reflects an investigation into archetypal symbols found in nature and inscribed on ancient stones. She draws from this universal visual language, returning again and again to some of nature's purest forms, such as the spiral, the circle, and the crescent, whose cyclical shapes suggest renewal and regeneration, birth and the cycle of life.


Rogers is an internationally exhibited artist whose work has been shown in the U.S., Australia, England, France, Belgium, Germany, Japan, Mexico, and Singapore.

         Glen taught a weekend workshop Variations on the Monotype in conjunction with the exhibition of Rogers prints the Language of Nature. The lively workshop was held Saturday & Sunday, April 4 and 5 drew rave reviews.



Sunshine Cottage School for the Deaf

          StoneMetal Press and eleven students from the Sunshine Cottage School for the Deaf collaborated on silkscreen in December. The children had been studying poetry by William Blake as well as the art of photography. Art Director Jim Kane and local deaf printmaking artist Raul Castellanos assisted. Students produced prints from photographs they had taken. 

  Green & Brown: Leamon Green and Lenard Brown

StoneMetal Press’ exhibit for Black History Month opened February 5 and continued through February 28. The exhibit featured original prints and mixed media by two African-American artists. Both artists teach at Texas Southern University in Houston. Leamon Green draws his inspiration from a photographic archive from his hometown of Anniston, Alabama. He states “it is a window of an era gone by.” These anonymous portraits allow Green the freedom to imply a history. The content of Lenard Brown’s prints revolves around functional, man-made objects.  Brown visualizes these objects as African masks and dance shields. As a result, his works relate Western thinking to African philosophy and Christianity to African mythology.




     "The Dreamer"

             framed linocut by


   Steve Prince

      $350 value


       Tickets $5 ea.


Drawing: Sunday, February 28, 2010


Congratulations to winner Suzy Olsen!


Violent Thunderstorm Storm Strikes at Kerrville Folk Festival But

Texas-Size Boot Is Made For Walking!

          Our Steamroller Printmaking at the Kerrville Folk Festival was halted in May when a violent thunderstorm storm hit the event, Kane was printing 4 foot by 6 foot carved woodcut with oil base ink on cloth, and the two prints from the morning were undamaged.  StoneMetal Press Art Director, Kane has developed the production of giant hand-cut prints into an art.

          Jim Kane's original 4 foot by 6 foot woodcut print celebrated the rebirth of First Friday Art Walk hanging in the window of the new Lavaca Neighborhood Association offices at 716 South Alamo Street. At the new Lavaca Neighborhood Association Office, Jim Kane’s giant woodcut, “Daddy’s Boot” celebrates putting the “Art Walk” back into the First Friday.


Ron Adams

African American Printmaker

His Own Works


Opening Reception

Honorary Hosts Reggie & Buzz Williams

Thursday, January 7, 2010

6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Exhibition continues through February 27, 2010



Gallery Talk with Ron Adams

Sunday, January 10, 2010

2:00 p.m.







                                                                                                    "Profile in Blue"

  The Reception



         A great opening even with foul weather and the NCAA Championship game!


Three printmakers in the studio.


  Gallery Talk



   Ron and audience at the gallery talk. We had visitors from Houston, Austin & Dallas!

Southern Graphics Council Conference           

StoneMetal Press presented Performance Prints: Taking it to the Street and Stage at the Southern Graphics in Chicago in March. The panel was chaired by Le Green and Kathleen Baker Pittman presented both SteamRoller Prints and PrintDance. We had a full house with standing room only!


Full Steam Ahead!

SteamRoller Prints 2009

Silent Auction

through December 30, 2009

The auction on prints by San Antonio artists Alex Rubio, Gary Sweeney, Luis Valderas, Paul Karan, Adriana Garcia, Michelle Love, and Jim Kane will close Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 3:00 p.m.


Full Steam Ahead!  

SteamRoller Prints 2009

Holiday Opening Reception


Silent Auction


Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009

6:00 to 9:00 p.m.



Alex Rubio's print  hot off the press!

The auction on prints by San Antonio artists Alex Rubio, Gary Sweeney, Luis Valderas, Paul Karan, Adriana Garcia, Michelle Love, and Jim Kane will close Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 3:00 p.m.



Full Steam Ahead!  

  SteamRoller Prints 2009


    Alex Rubio, Gary Sweeney, Luis Valderas, Paul Karam,

    Adriana Garcia, and Michelle Love


    Saturday, November 21, 200910:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.



Click on thumbnails below to view slide show! This is an actual printing sequence from last year.





Watch StoneMetal Press use heavy equipment to make art! Using an actual steamroller (asphalt drum) StoneMetal Press will print large scale woodcuts by six San Antonio artists in the parking lot of the Blue Star Arts Complex, Saturday November 21, 2009.

This year’s event “Full Steam Ahead” will be even bigger and better. Music, refreshments, a children’s activity station along with a cake walk have been added to escalate the fun of printmaking. 

Golondrinas Y Calaveras

block prints, solar plate etchings & lithography


Terry A. Ybáñez de Santiago

Opening Reception

Thursday, October 1, 2009, 6 - 9 p.m.

exhibition continues through November 18, 2009



             Mi Destino                                              linocut        La Catrina           intaglio                

erry A. Ybáñez de Santiago gallery talk

Dia de Los Muertos celebration Sunday, November 1, 2009



Something Unexpected:

Polymer Photogravures by Deborah Riley


StoneMetal Press’ FotoSeptiembre USA 2009

opens Thursday, August 6, 2009

continues through September 26, 2009

Reception Thursday, September 3, 2009 from 6:00 to 9:00

Deborah Riley utilizes both the principles of darkroom photography and the processes of printmaking. Her prints resemble mezzotints in the delicate balance of value and tone. Riley manipulates the surface of the plates to reconstruct established images in an extraordinary fashion.

Her art is so rich in its tonal range the blacks are dense and appear to have a velvet finish while the whites of the paper contrast beautifully with the perfect exposure ranges Deborah achieves.


Her Familiar                                   Deborah Riley




Hand-Pulled Prints XIV International opened at StoneMetal Press Printmaking Center on May 7 with a reception and gallery talk. Hand-Pulled Prints was organized sixteen years ago to present the work of top international printmakers to the San Antonio community, this biannual competition draws a large number of entries from all over the world. The premiere event of Fine Art Printmaking Month receives critical acclaim for its quality and breadth.                                                                              

Kathy Vargas, juror, states, “Beauty and depth; seriousness of intent and a healthy sense of humor; immersion in the real world and abstraction of that reality: all are deftly commanded by this group of artists”. Vargas has exhibited in Rome, Mexico City, Buenos Aires as well as in a retrospective at the McNay Art Museum and is Chair of the Art Department at the University of the Incarnate Word. The exhibition was from May 1, through June 13, 2009.

Donors and sponsors included City of San Antonio Office of Cultural Affairs, Alternative Ink: Chuck Maurer, Kate Martin & Carl Bohne, Carol Hayman, Melvin D Jordan, James G Lifshutz, Michael McGowan, JoAnn P Wigodsky, John Semple, Isabel Baker, and Dan Welden.


May 1, 2009 - June 13, 2009

Hand-Pulled Prints International XIV Exhibition

Edward Storey, Color reduction woodcut





Glen Rogers:  Language of Nature


The Language of Nature

An exhibition of monotypes by Glen Rogers of Mazatlan, Mexico

 March 5th through April 30th

Reception with artist

 April 2nd from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.






Luminaria 2009

StoneMetal Press collaborated with both Blue Star's Mosiac   Project and Cindy Taylor Krier Juvenile Correctional Treatment Center with two projects at Luminaria. "Atlantis", pictured to the left, is the print executed by Mosiac Project students. Students at CTKJCTC silk screened two different images of large paper 'luminarias' that were used during the Luminaria event.


Leamon Green and Lenard Brown

 original prints and mixed media by two African-American artists


January 30 though February 28, 2009

Opening Reception

Thursday, February 5, 2009

                                                                                           6:00 to 9:00 p.m.  

















Master of Line: John W. Winkler (1894 - 1979),

a retrospective exhibition .


Winkler's work was previously exhibited at the

Brooklyn Museum and the McNay Museum of Art.

This is your opportunity to own one these master etchings.


Opening Reception December 4,  6-9pm


Join us for a Galley Talk with Lyle Williams,

curator of Prints and Drawings, McNay,


 at StoneMetal Press on  December 18, 2008 at 6:30 p.m.


Now through January 15



Master of Line: John W. Winkler

Honorary Curator:

Lyle Williams, curator of Prints and Drawings, McNay


click on image to see more Winkler etchings



Join us for a special presentation on Giant Art- Talk by Alex Rubio, & videos of

to see more from 2008 SteamRoller  ClickHERE

Alex Rubio, Hebron Chism, Paul Karam, Luis Valderez,

Bernice Williams, Katie Pell







 1 The Performance


3 Regina Sanders Drawing the Image on the Plate 


Gi-Normous Prints-

Included  the suite of 4 prints created at Print Dance. Woodblock Design by Regina Saunders


was held at Cody Library, May 2008 

Funded in part by the City of San Antonio Office of Cultural Affairs &

the Neighborhood Arts Program for Council District 8


Bound-Unbound  Book Arts Exhibition

Curated by Amy Gerhauser & Duane Johnson


April May 2008




Hand-Pulled Prints XIII through June 1 2007

at the New StoneMetal Press Printmaking Center  

Juried by Lyle W. Williams of the McNay Museum

Day of the Dead 2007 Gallery  Solo Exhibition  Pete Villasenor


Currents From Kyoto: Moku Hanga JapaneseWatercolor



curated by Richard Steiner, Kyoto


Akira Kurosaki,Chie Kiwabata,Eimei Macida,Hiroshi Yuasa, Keiko Mikami, Kyoko Sakamoto, Masanori Katsuyama, Nobuko Yamasaki, Richard Steiner, Takayoshi Kondo, Teruo Yatsui, Yasuko Onishi, 

Yoshiaki Ozaki, Yuji Kiyota


Traveling Exhibition Arranged through the Courtesy of Print Arts Northwest and Barbara Mason of Portland, Oregon



Above: Takayoshi Kondo: Townhouse 12x9



Members & Friends Show June 2005

A variety of work including 3-D hand made paper


  June 3 - June 20, 2005

Fall Open Salon 2004

Original Prints & Unique BooksSeptember 3, 2004 through October 24, 2004.

Featuring a variety of original prints from Alamos to Abstracts, the salon includes new prints by Vincent Valdez and Daniel Guerrero recently printed at Stonemetal Press.


IN CONTEXT: Maynard & Scott Exhibition

African American Arts & Collector's

at the New StoneMetal Press Printmaking Center

Now through February 25, 2007

Valerie Maynard

of Baltimore


Lost & Found © Valerie Maynard 1989

John Scott

 of New Orleans


Louis at the Station© John Scott 2002



Etchings from the San Antonio Ethnic Art Society Workshop


Ronney Stevens inking his etching plate

S. E. A. S  Artist at work in the StoneMetal Studio

Lila Cockrell     Hosted our Gallery Reception on Jan 12.  

 Wings Press Floricanto MARCH 2007 First Friday celebrating two new books by

John Phillip Santos and Frances Treviño
March 2 at 7 p.m. at the new StoneMetal Press Printmaking Center
(at Blue Star, downstairs in the building closest to the corner of S. Alamo and Probandt)

Readings by
John Phillip Santos, Frances Treviño, Carmen Tafolla and Raúlrsalinas

Artwork (including some work used on Wings Press book covers) by
Kathy Vargas, Jim Harter, Terry Ybáñez, Miguel Cortinas, Bryce Milligan
– poetry and art, book signing, wine & cheese, music, etc. –

Images from the Holiday Cookies and Confections

Celebration Print Exchange:

All prints exhibited at StoneMetal Press
through January 4.


>Mazatlan at StoneMetal Press October - November 4,2006

Prints from Taller Rueca Gráfica Mexico

Curated by Kathleen Baker Pittman Sponsored by OCA


Favius as a Snake by Favio Montoya  watercolor monoprint






Pots Step, Collotype

Sept 1 - 24, 2006 

UTSA Art & Art History Chair Professor Kent Rush, MFA, explores tone, line, and texture through photographs of odd concrete forms and creates originals printed in the arcane, 19th century photomechanical process of collotype.


Translucent: Recent Works by Amy Gerhauser







Bearing Witness: 






"Begging Beauties", woodcut $200

Deborah Roberts

 Challenging the stereotypes of beauty and celebrating the individual spirit.

Th. Mar 2 – Sun. Mar 26, 2006 - Main Gallery





Steve Prince at the Carver Cultural Center

Urban Epistles

Supported in part by the NEA Challenge America Grant



Internaional Winter Salon Invitational 

Realm of Reach, J. Vinklarek                      Desert Fragrance, F Wermes 

Th. Dec. 1, 2005 – Sun. Jan. 24, 2005

John Semple,  Michel Letko, U.S.- Josée Wuyts/Frans de Groot, Netherlands -Felizitas Wermes, Mexico  

are among 20 artists with etchings, woodcuts & other prints


Prints from the Serie Project and Hand Carved Boxes by Jose Guadiana

Curated by Miguel Cortinas, art faculty at The University of the Incarnate Word

also: Bare Bones: Dia de Los Muertos

October 6 - November 20, 2005


Ground Luminosity:  Marcia Brown & Deborah Keller-Rihn    Exhibition September 2 - 30, 2005


Sphere in a Box Diagramming Nature            Two Mirrors by Deborah Keller-Rihn

by Marcia Brown


Ben Rinehart

   Contemporary Art Month
Exhibition June 29 - August 16, 2005


A Different Tribe: Woodcuts of the Ainus

Motoko Spiegel



March 18 - May 22, 2005


Heritage: Artists of African & American Descent

Darin DeWayne Forehand, Charles Criner, Arleen Polite & Lenard Brown     


January 19 - March 11, 2005

First Friday February 4, 2005 6-9pm



         Arlene Polite - Vision 1                   Darin DeWayne Forehand

Easy Target

Narrative Connections

prints by Duane I. Johnson



November 5 - December 24, 2004

Fall Open Salon

Original Prints & Unique BooksSeptember 3, 2004 through October 24, 2004.

Featuring a variety of original prints from Alamos to Abstracts, the salon includes new prints by Vincent Valdez and Daniel Guerrero recently printed at Stonemetal Press.

Everything Is All Right Now Multimedia Multiples by Tom Hughes


  July 2 - August 15 2004

worth repeating:
multiple originals by african american women

 elizabeth catlett, samella lewis, arleen polite
december-january 2003-2004

See images by the artists:
by Elizabeth Catlett
by Samella Lewis     
by Arleen Polite

A panel at the symposium for Worth Repeating

held at Blue Star Art Center

Edwin Miles, Dr. Leo K. Edwards and Arlene Polite

mas es major - original prints from LA to SA

Mas es Mejor ran from October 15 to November 23, and featured printmakers:

Luis Jimenez - Chaz Bojorquez - Mariane Sadowski - Sonia Romero - Artemio Rodriquez - Vincent Valdez