Runaway Press

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

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

No one packs oversized paper better than @talasonline . ๐Ÿ’™

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

No one packs oversized paper better than @talasonline . ๐Ÿ’™


Just cleaning an old SD card and found this image. I still can't believe it's true.


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:


Do you want to buy some new #margotbianca 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 ๐ŸŒฑ @ Bellingham, Washington


Omigod. Slicing through 16 gauge mild steel like it's butter. ๐Ÿ’ž It's time to name this little machine. The theme is "Horses from Spanish literature."


How to pass your drawing 1 final in flying colors: make a fabulous coronavirus drawing for your final. โค๏ธ #staysafe #theworldneedsartists #remoteteaching #studioarts #finalsweek #wwuartdepartment


A Thursday Throwback to the early days at Runaway Press. This is when we were just getting started with one press, 20 drawers, leaking skylights, only a bit of inking glass and no desk. But, we did know how to carve a sign. :)


Figure/ground, figure/ground, repeat... It's another great group for winter quarter ๐Ÿ˜Š #drawing1 #wwuartdepartment #negativespacedrawing @ Western Washington University


Runaway Press's cover photo


One of these evenings, this etching will get done. #markmaking #etching #sagebrush #commissionedart #printmaking

[01/11/20]   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.)


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 @mindportexhibits. 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 @drewhh and follow the museum @mindportexhibits for sneak previews of the show.


Runaway Press's cover photo


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


It's finally happening. After so much deliberation. #official #pressnaming #spanishhorses #etchingpress #charlesbrand #americanfrenchtool #christening #donquixote #elcid


We're excited to be hosting a handful of wonderful vendors for this year's @make.shiftartspace makesale. First up is Sarah Finger @skylineprintworks! 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.


We're excited to host @skylineprintworks @gold_status & @NickPetersonWoodcraft next weekend for this festive event!


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! #anacortesfarmersmarket #holidayevent #livemusic #sundayshopping @ Port of Anacortes


Mindport Exhibits

Some news from my other job โ€ฆ 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!

Hi, Bellingham! We have things to tell you about, so we're starting a mailing list. As soon as we reach our goal of 200 subscribers, we will draw 3 names at random. Winners will each receive a pair of Vintage Bellingham Photos selected from our collection of original works by Kevin G. Jones. The first set in our giveaway are the Sequin Dress and the Blackberry Graffiti, shown here. Sign up here for a chance to win:


I miss the #studiokitty #luci


I really really want you to know about and then come visit this temporary exhibit that I put together for the public art window @mindportexhibits. 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) #cameraobscura #pinholephotography #experimentalexhibits #science #art #vision #retina


#happyhalloween ๐ŸŽƒ #happydrawing โœ๏ธ


... That one time, when I was a baby, and did soooooo much printing at a Centrum residency at Fort Warden State Park. โค๏ธ I was delirious by the end.


Here we go! Ready for close ups! ๐Ÿ˜† 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. ๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ› ๏ธ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ #pexto #pextotools #intaglio #printmaking #showmeyourprintshop #turquoise #platecutter #stompshear #jumpshear #refurbish @ Runaway Press


The first Drawing 1 project @westernwashingtonuniversity is such a promising set. Come check out the student work on display in the Art Department hallways this quarter. #blindcontour #drawingclass #adjunct #drawing1 #drawings #studentwork #sumi #inktober #charcoal @ Western Washington University


I'm so pleased with this latest install! If you're at the @utahprintmaking this week for the @rockymountainprint symposium, I hope you will take a minute to check it out. Many thanks to @frolboundin for installation assistance ๐Ÿ’œ 10/08/2019

SGCI 2020: Where will you be flying from?

Are you going to SGCI in Puerto Rico this year? Fill out this simple survey to assist the board in their efforts to lower airfare costs for attendees. Help us bring down airline costs for Puertogrรกfico! SGC International is looking into ways to bring down airfares for everyone. Our conference steering committee is working with a travel agent in San Juan to get us the best airfare possible with several airlines. In order to do so, we need to know ...


Runaway Press's cover photo


Runaway Press's cover photo


Nothing much to add. Just that I do love the weird job that I have made for myself. #printmaking #kvijack #secondcoming


The plate cutter project is ALMOST done. It's taking forever, but will be so great. I decided to paint the pedal a darker shade so it doesn't end up looking like garbage after years of use. @ Bellingham, Washington


Drawing with gold


It was really an honor to be the fifth printmaker interviewed for my friend Nick's print podcast. I've enjoyed his interviews so much because it introduces me to other artists I didn't know about before and gave me insight into the personalities and processes of artists I have admitted for years. Please check out his work while you're in the studio this summer!

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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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