Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Exhibit Your Own Art

Flatbed has added a new service at Flatbed World Headquarters: a rental gallery that you or a group of artists may rent by the week to mount your own exhibition.  The space is called "02Gallery & Project Space" (our zip code here is 78702) and consists of 150 linear feet of handsome and well-lighted wall space just off our main entrance.  Low, introductory rates are in effect for bookings made before Sept. 15.  For prices and details, click the "Rentals" button at, or email director Mark Smith at, or call 512.477.9328, ext. 30.

O2 exhibitions enjoy the environment of Flatbed's popular creative community, space for your opening reception, ample free parking, a catering kitchen, and lots more.  There is even an AustinMetro train station across the street.

Art: not just for the rich and famous.

02Gallery & Project Space
2832 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78702

A window into the shop.

Hello Flatbed Followers,

In an attempt to give you a window in on the action at Flatbed, Mark and I are committing ourselves to this bit of a blog.  So much happens here, and a lot of it happens with us in the action, leaving us with less time and photos that we'd like.  None the less, we will try to keep you up on the new creations and who is working here.  We'd love this to be a two way window and hear from you too.  Maybe we can take some informal surveys!

Some of our best news is the completion of the Ann Conner Brentwood Suite of woodcuts.  It is a beautiful suite of six woodcuts printed in "technicolor" as described by Ann.  Ann made the trip from Wilmington, North Carolina the first week of August just in time for our heat wave.  The blocks had been printed and she came to inspect the finished work and sign the editions.  All went well, and with her approval and signature, we now have these amazing works available. 

Other good news at Flatbed is that we have started a limited "open shop" for experienced printmakers.  We're excited to have our first member and are hoping to be able host four printmakers in our open studio area.

Stay tuned for some upcoming information on the "Advancing Tradition" exhibition of Flatbed work slated to open at the Austin Museum of Art in November!