The Santa Fe
Etching Club at ARGOS Studio/Gallery

The Etching Club is a community studio for local intaglio printmaking. Its goal is to promote the
intaglio method to local artists by maintaining a highly accessible open studio. We operate
on a cost basis, so fees are very modest.
We welcome new artists and we give various levels
of instruction. Call us to see how you can make use of the Studio.

We moved into our new space in 2010, allowing us to build out a wide range of
capabilities. Our basic approach is traditional; the press bed sizes are modest and we
use oil-based inks, traditional mordants and traditional grounds. Yet, we maintain a
highly health-conscious working environment.
A map is here.

The Santa Fe Etching Club was formed in 1981 by Eli Levin and Sarah McCarty, in Eli's studio off
Canyon Rd., using 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