The Mission Cultural Center’s (MCC) Graphics department was established in 1977, at the same time the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts was founded. Our name is a melding of meanings: Mission in English, is an undertaking and a political commitment to social change, and Gráfica in Castilian, establishes a Latino identity, and defends our roots and values.
Within our collection, we have cataloged more than 4,000 posters. This important collection will become one of the most important collections of Latino / Chicano posters in the country. With this archive, the MCCLA possess an important artistic tool to educate the general public and the Latino community about its artists and their print making. The preservation of this body of work is vital to our rich Chicano and Latino cultural history, and it serves as a powerful monument not only to our culture but to the artistic talents of our proud community.
Class DescriptionThis class is open to beginner and advanced artists interested in investigating the technique of etching. Students will learn all aspects of etching including hard and soft ground etching, aquatint, sugar lift, and drypoint.
Date: Tuesdays, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Etching ink Paper (Rives BFK, Arches, Stonehenge, etc.) Newsprint Zinc or copper plates Etching needle
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Feb. 15 - March 1 / 10am - 5pm (gallery schedule)
Galleria Zapatista in Mission Grafica (4th floor)
Project History: Dialogos E Interpretaciones was established in 2012 with the goal of creating greater artistic and cultural exchange between printmakers of the United States and Columbia. The 2013 exchange as expanded to north and South America. Last year printmaking artists from around the globe were invited to participate. Each artist created a limited edition print using any traditional printmaking technique or combination of techniques.
For more information and to become involved in the exchange please go to dialogosyinterpretaciones.blogspot.com
1. Come by business hours: Tue-Fri 10:00am-6:00pm and Sat 10:00am-5:00pm
2. Call MG at 415.643.2786 or email at email@example.com
* Studios vary in availability, thus a call in advance is always appreciated.
Please note MG provides the space and equipment for printing.
We do not provide materials (inks, paper, screens and emulsion)
• 32" x 56” Griffin etching press
• 27" x 47” Griffin etching press
• 19” x 32” etching press
• Two units for inking
• Assorted work tables
• Light tables
• Trays Assorted size
Screen Printing equipment:
• Exposure unit with 43” x 62” bed.
• Screen pressure washer
• Assorted work tables
• Light tables
Mission Gráfica /Studio Rental
• Screen-print & Printing Facilities
1 DAY $35.00
1 MONTH $125.00
• Textile Room
1 day $50.00
Cleaning, Coating and Exposure Jobs
$10.00 /small size (12x18 or smaller)
$15.00/standard screen (18x22)
$20.00/large screen (23x31)
Mission Grafica’s Artist in Residency program
is designed to provide a creative environment for emerging and to broaden the center’s awareness of new approaches and techniques. Its facilities support several printmaking techniques, including intaglio, monoprint, relief, and screen-print. The residency will be from one to 4 months depending on the needs of the artist and the availability of the studio. The ideal candidate should have an MFA or BFA, is self directed and able to work independently. The program is designed to provide artists with press and studio access in order to develop a new body of work.
Residents are required to teach one workshop.
Additional teaching opportunities are available but not required.
The resident will have free use of all printmaking studio equipment and storage for their supplies.
Hours of the studio are Tues-Fri 10:00am-5:00pm and Sat 10:00-5:00pm
Applications should include a letter of intent, CV, and 10-15 piece portfolio in digital format.
Send to: Mission Grafica
Attention to: Marsha Shaw, Mission Grafica Coordinator
2868 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94121