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Get to Know the Code (of Conduct)

July 15th, 7-9pm
@ St. Michael’s Printshop, 72 Harbour Drive
(In-person and Online event)

Join SMP and guest speaker Santiago Guzmán for an evening of conversation about the importance of creating safer spaces and what the Code of Conduct means for SMP. The Code of Conduct came as a step towards goals to diversify, which SMP has long held but not yet delivered on, through discussions held by the Anti-Oppression Committee in 2020.
 
As part of our work towards creating a more inclusive community space, this event invites Santiago to speak about what he has worked through in order to create safer spaces in the arts in NL, Todos, and other organizations, advocacy work and experiences.
 
Santiago Guzmán is a writer, performer, and director for theatre and film from Mexico City, now based in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. He holds a BFA in Theatre from Memorial University, Grenfell Campus. It is in Santiago’s keen interest to promote diversity onstage and onscreen, to encourage folks with diverse backgrounds to share their talents and stories with the arts community in Newfoundland and Labrador, but most importantly exhort Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to see their homeland with a diverse perspective. Santiago is the Artistic Director of “TODOS Productions: Theatre and Film for All”, an organization that seeks to promote, produce, and support the work of under-represented artists in Newfoundland and Labrador. Although Santiago might have arrived in Newfoundland and Labrador by ‘accident’, it was this place who pushed him to honour and celebrate his essence and allowed him to be the man and artist he is today. His work is very brown, very queer, and very real.”

REGISTER HERE!

St. Michael’s Printshop is having a Members’ Show August 25th-September 22nd!

We are so excited to invite active SMP members to share their new work with us! We want to see what all of our puffins have been up to this year and showcase your prints to the community. This show will be opening during HOLD FAST Contemporary Arts Festival, so after you pop-in to SMP to check out the show, be sure to take in some artists talks, workshops and other fun stuff at their Art Crawl. 

As our gallery space is limited and we would like to include as many members as possible, we ask that your submissions do not exceed 22” x 30” in size.

Things to include in your submission:


A photo of your work
Your Name, Title, Medium, Dimensions
Contact Information

*Limited to one print per artist.

Deadline to Submit: August 10th
Deadline to drop work off: August 18th, 5pm

Our regular hours are as follows:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday- 12-5pm
Thursday- 2-7pm

If you require drop-off times outside of these hours, please email us at stmichaelspritnshop.com and we will do our best to arrange an alternative time.

Calling all St. Michael’s Printshop members! We have recently created an SMP Etsy page and we invite you to submit your work! In this online shop, you will be able to purchase SMP merchandise, but more importantly we want this to be a platform for our members to sell their own original artworks of $150 and under.

SMP will take care of the transactions, packaging and shipping. The profits will be split 40%/60%, 40% going to SMP for sales management, and 60% going to the artist.

What we will need from you:
Title
Dimensions
Price
Number of Prints
Images
A Short Description
*Variation Details
*Medium

Send your submissions to stmichaelsprintshop@gmail.com with subject line SMP_Etsy_Submissions. Please reach out to the above email with any questions you may have. 

We’re Hiring!

Job Title: Part-TIme Studio Assistant
Location: St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador

Closing Date: June 6th 2021
Wage: $15 per hour
Hours: 17 hrs per week for 16 weeks
Position Time Frame: June 14th 2021- October 2nd 2021

This summer St Michael’s Printshop is looking to hire a student or young person (under 30 years of age, see Canada Summer Jobs eligibility below) as a Part-Time Studio Assistant. The Part-Time Studio Assistant will perform professional and technical work involving the day-to-day operation of the print studio (including COVID-19 related health and safety protocols, printshop orientations, general maintenance, and working with/assisting artist and renters), community outreach (by working collaboratively with the ED, staff, board, and members to maintain and build relationship with community partners through events and workshops). Please see the PDF for more info! or reach out to us at info@stmichaelsprintshop.com

We’re Hiring!

This summer St Michael’s Printshop is looking to hire a student or young person to migrate our website to a new wordpress theme or another platform and design the new site. St. Michael’s Printshop is seeking a motivated, dynamic, individual with experience in web design, wordpress, and some coding knowledge. Please see the PDF for more info! or reach out to us at info@stmichaelsprintshop.com

COVID Update Feb 2021

Dear St. Michael’s Printshop Community and Members, 

Following the provincial government’s COVID brief SMP will be postponing any in person workshops and events until further notice, to be in accordance with health recommendations:

“Effective immediately, a special measures order is being implemented in the St. John’s metro area for two weeks.

  • Group and team sports and recreation activities where children and/or adults gather in-person and where close contact is required are suspended. This does not include individual activities such as walking tracks, gyms or private lessons.
  • Group arts and cultural activities that involve in-person gatherings are suspended. This includes bands, choirs, dance and music classes. Solo performances and individual lessons are still permitted.”

SMP will continue to be available to key holding members. If you are a key holder and plan to use the shop you will have to complete the Covid 19 assessment form linked here, and follow the Covid 19 Health and Safety Protocols available here and posted in the shop. If you are a member who is currently renting without keys the shop will be available by appointment. Please get in touch about your plans to work in the shop.

We will be available via email and social media to respond to any questions our members may have. Those wishing to take advantage of our free membership are encouraged to email SMP with the subject ‘complimentary membership’ (the end date for sign up will still be April 4th as this will be done online). Complimentary memberships are valid until the end of 2020.

As this situation is constantly developing we will be sure to keep our members and community informed of changes as we move forward. Please sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date. You can do so on our website here. Please reach out to info@stmichaelsprintshop.com  if you have any questions.

Xo Christeen, and Team SMP

Screenprinting with MIMI!

SMP is excited to announce the second of our screenprint workshop series: One Color Print on Fabric, taught by member and co-founder of the Screenprint Pilot Project, Mimi Stockland. It will take place over three weeks on Tuesday evenings from 6pm-9pm on Nov 3rd, 10th, 16th. This will be an intro workshop that focuses on the basics of screenprinting on fabric. Participants will come away with a knowledge of coating and exposing screens, preparing a file for printing, printing and cleanup, as well as a one color print on fabric. This series will be taught in person but is limited to 4 participants to ensure everyone can safely distance while also participating fully. To register fill out the google form linked here, and we will follow up to confirm your participation and arrange payment. SMP will provide ink, screens, and test fabric. However, participants should bring any special fabric they would like to print on. Register here

Studio Rental Survey

SMP is currently reviewing our fee schedule and we would like your input! We are looking to hear feedback from past and present members on our current rental fees and to get a general idea on when and how members use the space. You can also respond if you are not a member but are interested in renting in the future! Based on your responses we will be building a new fee schedule that will be presented at our AGM in November.
Survey Link: https://forms.gle/b7WdcPtbVqn7rwqD7
We thank you for your input!

Open Studio Night

UPDATE: Registration is now full, but don’t worry, there will be more events like this one!

We are having an in-studio event!

St Michael’s is starting to get up and running again, finally! We had such a great time at Print in the Park that we are doing it again. We are super excited to be a part of Eastern Edge Gallery’s HOLD FAST Contemporary Art Festival 24hr art marathon. We will be set up with the mobile press on the main floor at 72 Harbour Drive, and will print for the afternoon of October 3rd, (times may change). We will have the blocks we carved for the last event, in case you missed it, but we are also inviting you to come carve a block the week before at our first Open Studios since the shutdown. To ensure everyone’s safety this event will be limited to 7 participants. If you’re interested please fill out the google form linked here and we will be in touch with the details. The open studio will take place Thursday September 24th from 6-9pm.

Google registration form:

https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSes87LYkJL-LCVbVr…/viewform