Saturday, October 5, 2013, 12:10 PMThis months issue of Digital Output magazine features a story on scanning and large format printing. We are featured in the article for our work with the Anderson Center in Red Wing and photographer Rob Meyer. The issue includes a large reproduction of an image taken by John Anderson around 1915 of his sister Jean looking into a very early movie camera.
John, son of A.P. Anderson, the creator of Puffed Wheat and Puffed Rice, would later go on to be one of the first abstract painters in the Midwest. His wife Eugenie Anderson was the first woman to hold a US ambassador to a foreign country.
Additional images include a second John Anderson photograph taken later of his sisters and friends and a contemporary medium format film photograph taken by Rob Meyer in South Dakota.
All of the images in the article were printed on our Epson printers at 40 inches high by 40 to 50 inches wide. The Anderson Center images are on permanent display in the restored barn at the center. Rob's image is part of a series that will eventually be in a new Bloomington MN restaurant.
A PDF of the issue is available online. Flip to pages 48-53
Thursday, March 14, 2013, 02:30 PM
We are once again hosting an open studio as part of the Red Wing area artists Studio Ramble. So if you are in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Rochester, Winona, Western Wisconsin or any place in between, come pay us a visit. Saturday and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM April 27th and 28th.
This is our 12th year and we are proud to say that once again we were asked to design and supervise the printing of the brochure. Yes we are printers, but we do custom printing in small quantities — from one to two hundred prints of works of art and photography. But as a printer we have access to commercial printers that only print to the trade (i.e. other printers). So when we need thousands (five to ten thousand in fact!) we prep the files and turn to the big press printers.
So yes we can handle all your fine art printing needs from needing a scan and single Giclee print of your art work, to providing you with hundreds or thousands of poster prints, gallery invitations, greeting cards and signs.
Pay us a visit during the Studio Ramble, or give us a call or email any other time of the year and let us show you what we can do to help you.
For more on the Studio Ramble visit: www.studioramble.com
Saturday, March 9, 2013, 08:39 PM
Copyright Nick Markel 2013. All rights reserved.
It is Minnesota's STATE FISH. It is fun to CATCH. It is very good EATING. And it is the subject each year of a work of ART. Yes it is the Walleye!
Minnesota does not require a walleye stamp to fish for them, but they sell stamps every year to raise money for improving fish numbers and their habitat. This year Nick Markel's design was picked for the stamp. And once again we were asked to print the Giclee prints for the winning artist. (We did Tim Turenne's winner a few years ago—you can see it here).
You can read more about Nick's winner www.twincities.com
Thursday, December 20, 2012, 09:01 PMThe Anderson Center in Red Wing has completed the restoration of their historic barn into a gallery and performance space. In honor of the new space the first show is historic images of the Anderson (Originally the research farm where Puffed Wheat was invented). We printed up a group of 1920s large format negatives up to 40X50 inches—including this one.
This is one of my favorites. I call it "The Jane Austen Girls." It was probably taken by John Anderson, son of A.P. Anderson the inventor. Later in life John Anderson was one of the first abstract artists in America. And still later was married to Eugenie Moor Anderson one of the first woman Ambassadors for the US and the UN. Click to see larger image.
This 1924 negative was also printed at 40X50. No one can quite figure out where it was taken. But the assumption is that is somewhere near Red Wing and again taken by John Anderson. Click to see larger image.
Both images Copyright Anderson Center. All Rights Reserved.
Sunday, March 4, 2012, 08:57 PMArt Kenyon is currently showing some of his work at the Fairview Hospital in Red Wing. Emphasizing Art's landscape work, the show is a good overview of what Art has been working on since he began devoting full time to his painting and prints ten years ago. Art's studio is at the Anderson Center in Red Wing, but his work can be seen in area murals as well.
The exhibit is part of a continuing series of shows organized by the Red Wing Art Association for the hospital. The show contains both original work and Giclee prints that we helped Art produce, and runs for about another month.