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EXTENDED TO JUNE 8TH! Call for Submissions between Martha Street Studio and Arprim Upcoming Deadline

Call for Submissions / Collaboration between Martha Street Studio and Arprim

Application Deadline: Extended to Thursday, June 8th, 2017!

Arprim and Martha Street Studio are collaborating on an exhibition project to be presented in Montreal in the spring of 2018 that will highlight collaborative approaches to art making, as it continues to shape the arts in Manitoba. Manitoba’s print artists, collectives or groups are invited to apply. The exhibition proposal and work submitted for consideration must participate in the conversation about the influence of collaborative and/or collective efforts in the field of print and print-related practices.

The artists, collectives or groups will be selected by a collective jury through Arprim and Martha Street Studio.


Please submit by June 8th:

Project Proposal (max. 1 page)

Artist Statement (max. 1 page)

15 digital images of current or previous work (1024 pixels wide, compressed ZIP file)

If videos are being submitted, please share via a YouTube or Vimeo link (please include the password if necessary)

Descriptive list of digital images or media content

Curriculum Vitae of all persons identified in submission (max. 3 pages)

Send your proposal to :
(Please write “Arprim” in the “subject” field of email)


Arprim centre d’essai en art imprimé, is an artist-run center located in Montréal, Québec. It is an experimental and experiential space, fostering a multi-faceted approach to printmaking. As a contemporary art platform, Arprim plays a part in boosting visibility for emerging practices in print media through exhibitions, off-site activities and special events. Exhibition at Arprim, centre d’essai en art imprimé, Montréal *


* CARFAC fees will be paid.

Classes and workshops are filling up - call now to save your spot!!

Registration is now open!  Last chance to take a printmaking course this spring!!!  Call today to register!

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Longtime volunteer Gary Styrchak nominated for WAC Arts Award

Martha Street Studio is pleased to have nominated Gary Styrchak for the Winnipeg Arts Council's Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Outstading Volunteer Arts Award for his long history of volunteer service to Martha Street Studio and his many contributions to the Winnipeg arts and culture community.  

Gary is Martha Street Studio's longest serving board member, having served since the reorganization of MSS in 2001. He has acted as secretary to the board with consistent attendance and is a solid team player and contributor to all matters of the board. It is acknowledged by the former and current membership of MSS that without the sustained effort by Gary and other volunteers, involving countless hours, the current MSS facility would not have been developed or become operational.

Aside from being a valued board member and volunteer, Gary is an artist, graphic designer, exhibit designer, instructor, and woodcarver who holds a diploma in Fine Arts from the University of Manitoba.

Winners for the WAC Arts Awards will be announced at the Mayor's Luncheon for the Arts on June 8th, 2017.

The Passing of the Torch - Welcome Jenny Western!

Martha Street Studio Welcomes Jenny Western as our New Professional Programming Coordinator!

Jenny Western comes to Martha Street Studio with an extremely long list of credentials and experience in the field of professional programming. She has a Master of Art History and has curated a breadth of exhibitions from craft to new media, and has worked both independently and within artistic institutions and as curator in residence for Plug In ICA and Urban Shaman. Jenny was notably one of the curatorial collective for Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years and Hovercraft: Navigating the shorelines of art and craft. She is a member of the art collective The Ephemerals. She has worked as both Adjunct Curator and Curator at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, has taught at the University of Manitoba and has written for many publications.  Jenny has just begun her position at MSS and we invite you to come and say hello to her next time you come around. Welcome Jenny! 

Exhibition: Church Playground

Egypt, 2014, woodcut, 18" x 24"

Gabriela Jolowicz

May 12th, 2017 to June 24th, 2017
Opening: May 13th, 2-5pm

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Remembering Former Winnipeg City Councillor Harvey Smith

Martha Street Studio wouldn't be the same without former Winnipeg City Councillor Harvey Smith. Smith was a proud supporter of the arts. From advocating for the Manitoba Printmakers Association Inc. in early days, through print workshops organized at the Daniel MacIntyre School Division through to being the driver in our first ever Steamroller Print Festival (as pictured above). We will miss you Harvey!

New Studio Edition by Simon Hughes

work in progress

John Graham’s Mural 'Northern Lights' (1963, mosaic tile, aluminum and acrylic) at the Winnipeg International Airport (now destroyed)

by Simon Hughes

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New folio of prints by Denis Lessard

h_éros by Denis Lessard

h_éros by Denis Lessard

Folio of three screen printed images in folder, edition of ten

printed by Andrew Lodwick

Image size: 12 x 9 inches on 21 x 15 inch paper



Each print presents a pairing of images in two vibrant colours : historical artworks in printmaking by Crispijn van de Passe and Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem, superimposed with figures from vintage and current advertising.

As suggested in the project’s title, the idea is to put forward the homoreoticism in the mythological or advertising hero figure. The project was triggered especially by my discovery of the very sexy works by 16th century Dutch printmaker and painter, Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem. As well, h_éros is a continuation of my earlier printmaking projects such as L’Air/Maillol and La cuisine, which I have developed in the 1990s (printed by Peter Braune at New Leaf Editions in Vancouver) and Tendresses in the early 2000s (printed by Francine Turcotte at Atelier Presse Papier in Trois-Rivières).