The Santa Fe Etching Club at ARGOS Studio/Gallery
Etching Club is an open community studio for
local intaglio* printmaking. Our goal is to
promote the intaglio method in Santa Fe by
maintaining an accessible printing shop for
and through exhibition.
We moved into
our new space in 2010, allowing us to build out
a wide range of intaglio capabilities.
Our methods and materials are traditional. The
press-bed sizes are modest, we use oil-based
and generally we use traditional mordants and
etching grounds. At the same time, we maintain a
health-conscious working environment.
We operate on a
cost basis, so fees are very modest. We welcome new
artists. We give various levels
of instruction but the emphasis of the studio
is to support independent development.
Please drop by. A map is here.
*Intaglio comprises the copperplate techniques of
engraving, drypoint, etching, and mezzotint,
along with many
derivative methods such as aquatint, and
lift-ground. It is distinguished from Relief
and Planographic (lithography, silkscreen)
methods, by type of press, expressive style, tools
Santa Fe Etching Club was formed in 1981 by
Eli Levin and Sarah McCarty, in Eli's studio
Canyon Rd. It used artist Will Shuster's old
press. The Santa Fe Etching Club takes
its name from the
New York Etching Club of 1877 and the
printmaking tradition it embodied.
The history of the Santa Fe Etching Club is
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