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Intro to Printmaking! With Mike Connolly (The CRASH Course!)

So people have been asking: “when is the next Introduction to Printmaking Workshop?!” Don’t fret. We’ve got you covered.

6:30-9:30 PM, Wednesday Oct. 21, 28, Nov. 4 and Tues. Nov. 10

$250 materials included

Maximum of 6 students

Join Studio manager Mike Connolly for this condensed version of our popular Introduction to Printmaking. This workshop is an overview and introduction to the various printmaking forms practiced at St. Michael’s.  Aimed at beginners, this workshop will provide an overview of printmaking concepts and a sampling of printmaking techniques.  A combination of demonstrations and hands on printmaking will offer insight into the printing press and the wide variety of techniques it can be used for.  Follow up workshops more thoroughly exploring these techniques will be offered throughout the year.

Class 1, October 21: Overview of printmaking concepts/ monoprint

Class 2, October 28: Introduction to Relief (linoleum)

Class 3 November 4: Introduction to Intaglio concepts/ drypoint

Class 4, November 10: Introduction to lithography


Contact to register

Job Opportunity – Executive Director      

St. Michael’s Printshop, St. John’s, NL is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic candidate for the position of EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mandate and financial objectives. St. Michael’s Printshop is reaching a pivotal point in its 40 year history, and the Executive Director will see the organization through these developments.

Closing Date: Oct. 31, 2015

Position Start Date: Dec. 7, 2015

Salary: commensurate with education and experience; benefits included

Terms: full time, permanent

Contact: Erin Heys, Business and Evens Manager –

Primary Duties

  • Provide leadership in developing programming, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the board;
  • Communicate with the Board, membership and general public, both orally and in writing;
  • Promote the organization’s activities through the SMP website, social media, monthly e-newsletter, and local media outlets;
  • Develop an annual budget and manage day to day finances;
  • Maintain inventory of prints and retail items in SMP Gallery space, as well as Print Archives.


To be obtained through some combination of post-secondary education and experience.


  • Highly motivated
  • Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience working in a non-profit environment
  • Willingness to relocate to St. John’s, Newfoundland, if not already located here


  • Experience in a leadership role within a non-profit
  • Experience within an Artist-Run-Centre
  • Some knowledge of the Visual Arts and of Printmaking


For a more detailed description of the position, visit: Executive Director – Full Job Description

Please send resumes and cover letters to

Please note, only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.


Interested in renting studio time at SMP but short on cash? Looking for a way to contribute to the organization and get more involved in the community? Become an SMP Gallery Sitter! Trade volunteer hours for studio time! It’s a win-win!


For more details and to find out how you can become a Gallery Sitter, contact Lynn (

We are excited to launch this year’s Don Wright Scholarship show!

 is a series of prints that explore Canadian identity, master narratives, and cultural spectacle within a Newfoundland context. The work draws from Amery’s personal experiences as an artist from the mainland, and investigates juxtaposed symbols of an island paradise versus the reality of living on an island in the North Atlantic.
Sept. 25th, 2015
7 PM
St. Michael’s Printshop Gallery


A big welcome to September’s Visiting Artist, 
Virginia Mitford!
In case you missed it, a peek at Virginia’s year-end show from her Scholarship last year!
You might remember Virginia as our Don Wright Scholarship from last year. And that’s right. She was so amazing we just had to invite her back again!
Drop in and see her at work!
And her Visiting Artist workshop, you ask?
Transfer Lithography with Virginia Mitford
Evenings of Sept. 21 and 24th
$50.00, materials included
Using photocopies and traditional drawing materials, workshop participants will learn the basics of photo-transfer onto a stone, as well as some of the numerous ways to alter or add to that resulting image.
Night 1 will involve making a collage onto the stone with photocopied images, learning how to do a transfer with vegetable based solvent, and trying some drawing/erasing techniques.
Night 2 will include a demonstration in printing the image, and workshop participants will have a try at inking the stone and running the press.
To register, contact Mike (!

In case you missed it, our 2nd annual Steamroller Printmaking Spectacular was wildly successful! The event happened Quidi Vidi lake-side on Regatta Eve, and what a turn out! The block was carved by a collective of new-to-the-artform printmakers. We think they did a great job! To check out more pictures from the event, visit the photo album on our Facebook page (photo credits to Virginia Mitford), but in the meantime, here are a few gems to tide you over:








Membership Renewal Time!

Well folks, it’s that time of year! Time to renew your SMP memberships! Stay tuned for exciting new updates to our membership program!

Remember, you can become a member/ renew your membership online, or by stopping by!


Last year (2014) was our 40th anniversary! (Wow, right?)

In celebration of this huge milestone for SMP, we commissioned 5 artists – each unique, celebrated, and with their own historical relationship with the Printshop – to create 5 original works of art. The results exceeded our expectations and then some. If you are interested in purchasing any of these prints, please contact Lynn at, call 709 754 2931, or drop by the Printshop during our open hours.

Fog Lifting at Harbour Mille (AP 1-3), 2013, Colour Drypoint on Paper, 12.75 x 16 in

‘Fog Lifting at Harbour Mille’ by John Hartman (2013); Drypoint; Limited Edition of 20; 12.75″ x 15.75″; SOLD OUT















‘The Islands of St. Michael’s’ by Scott Goudie (2013); Mezzotint; Limited Edition of 30; 22″ x 30′; $800.00 +HST


‘On the Galcier (Torngats)’ by Christine Koch (2014); Mixed media , varied-edition linocut; Limited Edition of 30; 12″ x 32″ (image size); $600.00 + HST

Hammick_Past the Narrows VE 9 of 9

‘Past the Narrows’ by Tom Hammick (2014); Woodcut; Limited edition of 9; 32″ x 47″; SOLD OUT

Tomova image

‘Tors Cove’ by Veselina Tomova (2014); Etching and Collograph; Limited Edition of 15; $1100.00 + HST