The North Coast Printmakers Collective endeavors to promote education and excellence in fine art printmaking. Formally established in 2010, this group has offered the public three successful exhibits. The collective is comprised of established and emerging artists working in a unique community-based program with shared studio space at Clatsop Community College, Astoria, Oregon.
An inspired and obsessed collective, these artists produce quality original prints reflecting personal insights and shared aesthetics. While the incentive to work cooperatively is primarily based on the common need to access printmaking equipment and studio space, a serendipitous outcome has been growth through the interactive flow of ideas and technical knowledge. Included in the NCPC’s repertoire are monotypes, monoprints, intaglio prints of all varieties, and relief prints including linocuts and woodblocks.