“A fabulous instructor, gorgeous venue, wonderful staff, great fellow artists...what's not to love?”

Our gallery and workshop spaces are in the historic Benicia Arsenal in Benicia, California. The arsenal is a large area comprised of many former military buildings, and the building we inhabit is a stately brick structure built in 1878. Spend a few hours or a whole weekend with us in Benicia, where you’ll find plenty of dining options, shops and antique stores on Benicia’s waterfront First Street, just a 3 minute drive from the historic Benicia Arsenal.

Upcoming Workshops


Sept 14 + 15 / Jami Taback: Photopolymer Plate making Workshop

Sept 14 + 15 / Jami Taback: Photopolymer Plate making Workshop


Date: Sept 14 + 15 / 10:00-5:00 with one hour lunch

Location: 940 Tyler, Studio 29, Benicia, CA 94510


Join Jami Taback in this exciting exploration of Solarplate, a safer alternative high-quality printmaking process that uses sunlight and water instead of toxic chemicals.

This adventure leads you to uncharted territories of your inner artist’s soul and takes you to a free place of drawing and dreaming to release you from past boundaries.

Plates work for Intaglio Printmaking, Letterpress and fabric, and photogravure. They are extremely durable and versatile.

No printmaking experience is necessary.

We use Caligo Safe Wash Inks. Non-toxic cleanup.

1st Day:

Meet and greet

Prepare Drawings and Expose Plates

Discuss inks and demonstrate inking techniques

Print more and expose more plates to images

2nd Day:

More printing and exploring the plates

critique of work from workshop"

About the instructor: I am a printmaker and teacher who has been passionate about the many different approaches to creating works on paper we call prints. My specialty is Intaglio Etching however I embrace several printmaking skills that I use and interchange at any time. For more than 3 decades I have been working with Solar Etching Plates creating images by exposing polymer plates to sun and then water generally working towards non-toxic approaches. More recently, in the last 3 years the art of letterpress has captured my interest. I have long felt that letters and words belong in art in order to help to further engage the spectator. This new process has made a marked change in my work. And the challenge of balancing just the right amount of image with words is a feat in itself. All of my work involves process. The many steps it takes to get to a finished product, the print, is what keeps my interest and I generally deal with issues that are either personal or have historical value. Currently represented at National and International Print Fairs by Annex Galleries of Santa Rosa, CA.


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