Photo by Monica McGivern

Photo by Monica McGivern

The Steamroller

SPF includes a larger-than-life steamroller printing event! The steamroller is the star of the show with it’s top notch participants and prime location at the fair. Each year, SPF visitors inquire with with our steamroller artists about purchasing work that was just printed and it can get a bit complicated with wet ink, new prints, and day of sales.

This year we are switching things up in an effort to provide more green for your gouges! IS Projects recently acquired a large format press that can accommodate blocks up to 40x60” so all steamroller participants will have the opportunity to edition their block at IS Projects before SPF. The blocks will then be proofed during SPF with the steamroller to show off the blocks in person and generate interest in the artwork. Artists are welcome, but not required, to have their editions for sale at SPF’19 and all editions will be featured on the SPF and IS Projects websites. All materials for the edition and steamroller printing are included in the participation fee. Participation is limited to 6 artists this year and costs $300.

Apply to print BIG:

Please fill out the form below if you are interested in participating in the steamroller printing event at SPF.

Applications Due: July 1, 2019 Artists notified: July 15th, 2019

Name *
If a part of a collaboration or institution please choose a primary contact person
Contact Phone
Contact Phone
Have you made a relief print before? *
Please include up to 5 urls to images of print related work you have completed in the past. If you have not made a print before please include links to works in the style that is similar to what you are planning for your relief block.
Please tell us a little bit about the print you would like to make for the steamroller event. 100-300 words will do