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St. Michael’s Printshop is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic candidate for the position of INTERIM DIRECTOR. The successful candidate will have knowledge and interest in the field of printmaking to accompany their expertise in arts administration and grant writing. We hope to hire an Interim Director who is dedicated to not only the Printshop, but the local artistic community that surrounds it. The success of St. Michael’s is dependent on a positive relationship with its arts community and engaged audiences. Additionally, candidates will ideally have expertise in Atlantic Canada’s contemporary art networks and familiarity with the current climate of visual arts communities in Newfoundland and Labrador. We are looking for an enthusiastic vision to help improve the experience for St. Michael’s Printshop members, artists, and audiences to broaden our points of access and impact across the province.

View the full call details here: Call for Interim Director_March 19th, 2018

Daniel Rumbolt has been awarded our First Community Sponsored Residency!

Through the generous support of Cox & Palmer, St. Michael’s Printshop has awarded Daniel Rumbolt, our first Community Sponsored Residency.

The Community Sponsored Residency Program asks local community partners to support a local artist by purchasing a yearlong rental at SMP on the artist’s behalf. Artists are given 24/7 access to our facilities and one year to freely create work without the burden of rental costs. In return artists contribute to the culture of SMP, offering mentorship and technical assistance to fellow printmakers. The program is a catalyst for creativity and community, and supports the operation of St. Michael’s Printshop, a linchpin of creative life in our province.

Daniel Rumbolt grew up on the Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland, but now lives in St. John’s and works at Eastern Edge Gallery. His art practice reflects on memories of growing up in rural Newfoundland, and explores the reality of contemporary art practices stemming from personal rural influences.

“I plan to develop of a new series of relief, intaglio, and watercolour monotype prints during the year-long artist residency at St. Michael’s Printshop. The body of work will draw connections between the reliance of families living in rural Newfoundland and Labrador on sub-arctic wildlife, and my acceptance of mortality.” — Daniel Rumbolt

Did you know: Cox and Palmer has been a generous supporter of St. Michael’s Printshop since 1988? That’s pretty amazing!

“Three Sons”

100 for 100 Fundraiser for SMP

On November 23, St. Michael’s is hosting a one-of-a-kind print fundraiser at Rocket Room! We’re bringing out some treasures from the flat file – this kind of print sale only happens once in a blue moon. Support your community printshop, and take home a unique print, along with a framing discount, for just $100. You’ll come to Rocket Room to be part of the live print draw, complete with Rocket’s in-house refreshments, and music from Leslee Heys.

For a $100 ticket, you will:
– be entered into a draw to choose one of 100 limited edition prints, valued $150-$450 (**everyone will go home with a print!)
– receive a special framing discount at Art Cansel
– be entered into a door prize draw for free Art Cansel framing for your print
– be part of the live draw at Rocket, with entertainment, bar, and complimentary hors d’oeuvres

All proceeds from the event go to St. Michael’s Printshop. Doors open 7:30.

Get Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/100-for-100-tickets-39769869751?aff=efbeventtix