I am opening a new Studio/Gallery Space in the Violet Crown Shopping Center at Lamar & Brentwood in Midtown Austin.
The space is ~1200 sqft with ample parking & visibility, high ceilings & acid-stained floors, large front windows with storage and private office. Less than a mile from where we live. Will have a opening party soon, so stay tuned 😉
Also purchasing more equipment to support additional production capacity, so you artists that have been asking – check with me 2nd half of the month 😉 Parking area can accommodate larger weekend events should the need arise.
Just got everything off the truck and will spend the day making space in my studio for the heat press and converting my old Epson 4800 printer to the sublimation inks. This will allow me to do my own in-house printing of the ceramic tile coasters, mouse-pads, cutting boards and some t-shirts*. So I hope to get caught up on outstanding orders of these items in the next few days 🙂
* My current t-shirt designs (Brushy Truck, vw Bug, Old International Pickup, Mean Green Ford, and Salida Chevy are screen-printed on 100% ring-spun garment-dyed cotton and I intend to continue to having most of my tees screen printed. However, I will have the ability to do ‘one-offs’ and small quantities on a microfiber blend white t-shirts until I’m ready for the larger orders for each new design.
In contrast to printing with archival inks directly to my limited-edition canvas and fine art paper prints, the sublimation inks are printed on a roll of transfer medium then heat pressed directly into the target material (coated ceramic tile, rubber mouse pad, glass cutting board, t-shirt, etc.). The inks go directly from a solid to gas – staining the material for a durable image for use: wear, water and so on.
Dad & I built some new crates last week:
Really a great time working with Dad while Mom was away to Kansas City.
1 holds up to 32″x48″* canvases and the other up to 18-20″x27″ canvases. The larger one opens up from either side to allow opening in tight quarters…
– together with current crates…
the largest size holds a 40″x60″ canvas, the khaki color holds my 24″x36″ canvases and the smaller hold 18″x24″ canvases (the smallest I normally carry to shows).
Update: 2010-07-31: The new ones are shown above un-sealed, just got done sealing them with Marcela.
* intend to start bringing this size out to fill a gap, but the crate also holds all sizes like my 12-18″x48″ (long ones) etc..