Runaway Press

Runaway Press


I prefer white walls in my workspace, but I also like to be surrounded by inspiration. I've finally gotten around to re-framing some of the art I've collected from printers I admire, and hung it in the studio. Next time you're in the shop feel free to come back and admire them, they're even better up close! Hatch Show Print Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum Spofford Press Runaway Press
Can you believe this is the last Downtown Bellingham Partnerships December Art Walk? Tonights line up features Daylight Properties Tenants:
Make sure you hit every location during our Holiday Make.Sale 2019! Runaway Press Cafe Velo, and Icing on the Cake! Collect a stamp at each spot and be entered into a raffle for a one night stay at Semiahmoo Resort!

Make sure to RSVP for the event and check the description for more information!
Margot, these are made in Oly by a friend of mine. Thought you might enjoy her connection to water and lovely work!
Submission deadline: Monday, October 1, 11:59 PM CST
Fun afternoon making monster :)

Community Print Shop Runaway Press is a Community Print shop located in downtown Bellingham, WA.

We offer workspaces for printmakers and fibers artists in addition to workshops, classes and informal shows and sales.

Operating as usual


Monday morning meditation 🖤

Photos from Runaway Press's post 02/02/2023

Picking up this series again, after a small break from it




Fish Fry at the Frye (detail)


Studio visits can inspire digging through ALL of the drawers. Here’s one of my favorites from a teaching residency from….2016? I had forgotten about it until today. Thank you for the visit,


Good texture study


I hear that I missed yesterday, but I disagree. I was here, enjoying it the whole time. 🐈‍⬛


Feeling powerful. Right before the nasty bear sitch.

Photos from Runaway Press's post 06/11/2022

I finally got this beauty of a screen print by framed up right. It’s so flowery and beautiful, I was inspired to get an orchid to match it.

Photos from Runaway Press's post 06/07/2022

After a long day of grading, a funny cat and a funny cat poster.



Photos from Runaway Press's post 05/30/2022

Follow my ART 495 students’ progress towards their final project .the.frame Details about the virtual show coming soon


We are finally open again at Mindport. What a surreal set of years it has been. My current front windows piece has been installed for much homey than originally anticipated, but it has given me the chance to observe the trajectory of the sun in the northern hemisphere in a way that makes sense to me. So, here’s to the gift of observation that is bestowed by the passage of time and the changing of the seasons.


Yesterday, we set up my first project on the new press, which is yet another magical gift that found its way to me. I feel like I’m learning a whole new language but I also feel like I’m just getting reacquainted with an old friend. The only thing I can think to say is “Thank You.” …… or, is it “thank you”? …. Or, “Thank-You” ….. or …… 😁 anyway, you get the point. 💙✍️


Evil twins in the rain, with art 😈👿

Photos from Runaway Press's post 06/29/2021

No one packs oversized paper better than . 💙


I put together a little power point lecture to teach people about focal points this week. It took forever, even though it looks so simple. It was fun. It made me want to draw some squares and stuff.


A live shopping meeting is happening for margotbianca fabrics today! We're in session now, and the meeting will go until 4, or until people are done shopping. Join the party by clicking this link:

Photos from Runaway Press's post 04/25/2020

Do you want to buy some new hand printed linens this spring? I'm getting prepped to host a zoom shopping session next Sunday. Contact free pickup at the shop, or shipped to your door. Link in bio 🌱 @ Bellingham, Washington

Timeline photos 04/21/2020

Omigod. Slicing through 16 gauge mild steel like it's butter. 💞 It's time to name this little machine. The theme is "Horses from Spanish literature."

Timeline photos 03/19/2020

How to pass your drawing 1 final in flying colors: make a fabulous coronavirus drawing for your final. ❤️

Photos from Runaway Press's post 02/10/2020

Figure/ground, figure/ground, repeat... It's another great group for winter quarter 😊 @ Western Washington University

Photos from Runaway Press's post 01/16/2020

One of these evenings, this etching will get done.


I'm cleaning the shop today and I find that I have a very large box of reusable packing material that I need to get rid of. Anyone need peanuts, bubble wrap or foam? Come get it! (but send a text first. I'm in and out, preparing for the upcoming snowpocalypse.)

Timeline photos 01/11/2020

This fox's pose mirrors how I've been feeling after my return from the Caribbean and coming down with ear infections. Only, the fox is cuter while trying to stay warm...anyway. I digress. This remarkable photo is one of the images going into the upcoming show next month at . Alaskan Photographer and bear guide Drew Hamilton has been so generous with his work. Stay tuned for a scheduled gallery talk about his research on habitat changes that impact foxes, bears, birds and others. In the meantime, follow him and follow the museum for sneak previews of the show.

Timeline photos 12/09/2019

Thanks for visiting the shop this weekend for the MakeSale, Bellingham! It was nice to see everyone.

Timeline photos 12/06/2019

It's finally happening. After so much deliberation.

Timeline photos 12/04/2019

We're excited to be hosting a handful of wonderful vendors for this year's .shiftartspace makesale. First up is Sarah Finger ! Sarah has been a shop member here at Runaway. We're excited to see her new relief prints as well as other print related projects she has been exploring lately, such as this custom weaving that is based on one of her reduction prints.

Timeline photos 11/28/2019

We're excited to host & next weekend for this festive event!

Photos from Runaway Press's post 11/24/2019

Good morning, Anacortes! It's day two of my favorite holiday event: the Farmer's Market at the Port! Come down to pick out some batiks, see the working boats, enjoy the channel and see all your old friends. The winter vegetables and meats are also here, in full force! @ Port of Anacortes


Some news from my other job … we're hosting an art giveaway to help build our email list. If you're interested in MindPort Events and also want to be entered to win some photographs, sign up here!

Timeline photos 11/14/2019

I miss the

Timeline photos 11/09/2019

I really really want you to know about and then come visit this temporary exhibit that I put together for the public art window . It's a walk in Camera Obscura. It shows you Bellingham on Holly Street upside down and backwards in real time. It's coming down on November 22. I'm really proud of it and I want you to come see it. If the $3 admission is a barrier for you, I also want you to tell me, so I can buy you a pass. I'm really serious. It's an amazing experience that may not happen again. Please come (during daylight hours)

Timeline photos 10/31/2019

🎃 ✍️

Timeline photos 10/31/2019

... That one time, when I was a baby, and did soooooo much printing at a Centrum residency at Fort Warden State Park. ❤️ I was delirious by the end.

Photos from Runaway Press's post 10/26/2019

Here we go! Ready for close ups! 😆 Last photo is for before/after reference! Since April, this sweet little machine has been hauled from Yakima, forklifted into the shop, polished, disassembled, sharpened, scrubbed, painted so many times, freshly greased, reassembled, leveled, and now (mostly) calibrated. Let's cut some plates already!!!! Also, suggestions for names now being accepted. Remember that the Runaway Press theme is Spanish Horses from Literature. Many thanks to the friends tagged for your invaluable help along the way. 💪🌮🍻🛠️🖌️ @ Runaway Press

Photos from Runaway Press's post 10/16/2019

The first Drawing 1 project is such a promising set. Come check out the student work on display in the Art Department hallways this quarter. @ Western Washington University

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Runaway Press is a Community Print shop located in downtown Bellingham, WA. We offer workspaces for printmakers and fibers artists in addition to workshops, classes and informal shows and sales. Register for classes, sign up for monthly membership or purchase studio hour packages at

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