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2022 AGM Meeting, Hey it’s a date.

Join us from the comfort of your couch, while you are working in your studio, even if you are on the road, for our 2nd Annual General Meeting via zoom.

Our AGM is open to members and the general public (as non voting observers). To register message us and a link will be sent to you nearer the day.

Elephant Grass Printmakers Society is a not-for-profit arts organization located in Annapolis Royal. We are currently seeking nominations for new members to join our Board of Directors at our AGM, March 28, 2022. Anyone who is a member of EGPS (Studio and Associate) can be nominated to the Board of Directors. EGPS Membership is open to anyone who is interested in expanding traditional and contemporary printmaking and letterpress practices in our community regardless of skill level or experience.

With the lifting of most restrictions, EGPS is looking forward to welcoming the public back into the studio for workshops, a special event on Print Day in May with Mum and Open Saturdays during the summer. Stay connected by subscribing to our newsletter.

2020 Online Sale Begins Now!

Who doesn’t like getting art in the mail. We do so! Instead of our annual exhibit and sale we are having an online sale of original small prints, cards and artworks from $15 to $60 that we will ship anywhere in Canada for an additional flat fee of $5. (We’ll mail to outside of Canada at the going rate. Just ask.)

The sale runs from Oct. 26 until Nov. 16. Click on images for info and prices, send us a message to purchase or for inquiries. Works are being snapped up quickly.

Cash, cheques, e-transfers or Paypal accepted.

Also Check our facebook or instagram page, Elephant Grass Printmakers Society to see new works being added or to DM us. Click on images for price and info.

We are on the move in 2020!

661c657b084aa35269aad4102a4bba73Elephant Grass Print Collective is a diverse group of experienced and novice printmakers that have been sharing skills and equipment for over 6 years in our current space in Parker’s Cove. In early 2020 we will be moving the studio to a central location in historic Annapolis Royal and are looking for new members.

We will miss our neighbours, Coco the dog and Buster the window cat but not driving winding and sometimes icy rural roads. Our new location will be accessible by foot, public transit or vehicle.

Interested in starting or continuing printmaking? Come to our first meeting of the decade at the Annapolis Royal Town Hall Boardroom (285 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal – 2n floor) on Sunday January the 26th 2pm-4pm and find out how you can become a part of this exciting opportunity.
If you are interested but unable to attend please contact us at elephantgrassprint@gmail.com.

Be: Art Cards for Gender Safety

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Letterpress prints know Words without action are not worth the paper they are printed on. December 6, Friday commemorates the 30th anniversary of l’École Polytechnique shooting of 14 women because they were women. EGPC joined with 3 other Canadian letterpress printers in turning their words into a positive response against the rise of Gender based violence in Canada.

EGPC member Bonnie Baker took action with 3 other Canadian letterpress printers, from Nova Scotia, Alberta, and British Columbia. We created 5×7 postcards with their responses to the 30th National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, and the horrible event that inspired it.

We then swapped cards, and the resulting sets of five postcards each are for sale, with all proceeds going to local groups raising awareness of gender safety.

The exchange is the printers way of calling out everyday violence against women, girls and LGBTQ2 individuals.

On Instagram Bonnie Baker, one of the four participating letterpress printers, writes about hearing of the shooting at the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal on December 6, 1989,

“As a confident young woman in rural Canada listening to the brutal news, I felt kicked in the gut, a reminder every step we made towards equality, fair treatment and respect was still fragile and potentially dangerous,” she writes.

Here is what they printed: “Gender is a journey… from @EGPCPrintmakers, Souls are all equal… from @arquoisedesign , Health, dignity, autonomy … from @dogwoodetterpress , Got your back.” from @whiskyjackpress.

You can get a set by sending an email to elephantgrassprint@gmail.com

Suggested donation $20, or pay what you can. Monies collected by EGPC will be donated to the Elizabeth Fry Society Mainland Nova Scotia, or directed to a group of your choice.