New Blog Address

Hi Friends,

Some of you know that I’m transitioning and taking the “Press” out of my press name. For simplicity’s sake, you should now be able to find my blog, my website, my etsy store, and my email all under the same name!

The new blog address where all future postings will occur is now: http://www.okayhooray.com/blog

The new etsy store may be found at:
http://okayhooray.etsy.com

The website, though under construction as I learn more about web design and impatiently await my newly purchased software (!) may be found at (I bet you’ve already figured this one out):
http://www.okayhooray.com

If you’ve subscribed to these posts, please take a moment to visit the new blog address and re-subscribe there.

Thanks, and see you over at Okay Hooray!

 

 

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Soapbox — Exciting New Zine Library in West Philly!

Yes that’s right, a new zine library will be opening soon! It’s called The Soapbox: Philadelphia’s Independent Publishing Center, and there’s an opening event planned for Saturday, March 26, 2011 from 7-10 pm which will include not only beverages and snacks, but readings, too!

I’ve been invited to read some of my nonsense, and I also created a small piece in-spirit to celebrate the occasion! It’ll make it’s debut at the opening event, and will then be available in my etsy store.

More details from their Facebook page:

Join The Soapbox for our inaugural event — a zine library open house and a stellar line-up of readings from zines & artist books, including works in the collection. The reading starts at 8 PM, and features: Anni Altshuler & Leah Mackin (Holly Holly Hobby Hobby), Theresa Antoff (writer and cultural critic), Laura Beyer (book artist), Bonnie MacAllister (creator of/contributor to numerous zines and curator of the forthcoming Certain Circuits publication), Johanna Marshall (author of the 90s zine “Mary is Reckless,” & Caroline Garcia Ziegler (book artist and writer of nonsense). Beverages and snacks will be available, and zines will be out for your perusal! Take some time to browse the collection, introduce yourself, and learn about the project while you are here!

Accessible by the 34 trolley and the 64 bus. Contact us with questions!

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New Workshops Offered at PCNJ

I’ll be offering 2 new letterpress workshops at PCNJ!

Special bonus: If you’re a Philly kid and interested in taking one of the workshops, I’d be happy to hook you up with transportation to and from as well.

2011 PCNJ Winter Brochure

These two workshops are designed to be independent, but can work together if you take both of them. In the first, we’ll work individually on our reductive blocks, but combine them to create a collaborative (perhaps jumbled) print. Through reductive relief printmaking, we will use one block to achieve multiple colors and perfect registration.

In the second workshop, we’ll create a jumbled poetry broadside with handset lead type. You’re welcome to bring additional papers to use, including the prints from the previous class!

Here are the brochure’s descriptions:

Reductive Relief on the Letterpress with Caroline Garcia Ziegler
Saturday, February 19 & Sunday, February 20, 10am-4pm.
Fees: M – $ 180, NM – $ 200, Materials Fee: $15

Learn how to achieve perfect registration with multiple colors through reductive printing on a Universal I letterpress. Students will learn about the tools, materials, carving sequence and printing methods associated with the reductive process, and experience the magic of a sophisticated rainbow roll! All students will have the opportunity to carve and print an individual component of a collaborative poster.

Typesetting and Jumbled Poetry with Caroline Garcia Ziegler
Thursday, February 24, 10am-4pm.
Fees: M – $85, NM – $ 100, Materials Fee: $15

Get a little dirty while learning the language of the letterpress! We will set movable metal type one at a time on a composing stick and collaborate to create a jumbled poetry broadside! Learn typesetting terminology and techniques, and how to navigate the California type case. We will each select a typeface and set a line of text which will then be assembled into our poem and printed. If you joined Caroline for the Reductive Relief class, you’re welcome to bring some of your prints created in that class to print our jumbled poetry on!

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In a Land Far Away (Which Is Often to Blame)

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A snowy opening made warm by good friends. Photos from In A Land Far Away (Which Is Often To Blame): Recent Works by Caroline Garcia Ziegler. Continue reading

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One down, another coming up

A recent show at Georgetown College, which included several of my pieces, and awarded an Honorable Mention for All I Have is a Pocket (!), has come and gone.

Up next on the agenda is a show at the Printmaking Center of New Jersey. This is the culmination of this summer’s Artist-in-Residency, and promises to be a rockin’ good time.

In addition to the prints and books created during the residency, I’ll also be showcasing paper-mâché characters from the art! Currently, I’m working on the Wolf from Of Love and Legumes. The characters will be made with proofs and other material created during the residency.

Drop me a line and let me know if you can make it to the show!

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New Wares for Book/Paper/Scissors

The Philadelphia Center for the Book’s holiday event, Book/Paper/Scissors is this coming Saturday, December 4th from 10 – 4. In addition to my prints and artist books, I have some new blank books and hand-drawn cards, as well as some paper-mache ornaments to sell.

If you’ll be attending, please come by and say hello! Lots of amazing book and paper artists will be there, so there’s a lot of local handmade artful items to behold.

A preview of the new stuff!

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Another Successful Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair

I spent the weekend in Silver Spring, Maryland at the Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair. There were a lot of book arts events going on that weekend (four!), but the regulars still came out to Silver Spring, and there were a lot of new people as well. I met curators and collectors as well as high school students who had never seen anything book arts related before.

It was also cold. Very cold. See red nose as proof.

I’ll have a similar set up at the main branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia for the Book Paper Scissors event. The previous years have been a lot of fun, and I’m looking forward to being there again! My printed work will be available, and I’m working on some special things in felt, too.

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