California Society of Printmakers
The California Society of Printmakers (CSP) was formed in 1968 by a merger of the California Society of Etchers, founded in 1913, and the Bay Printmakers Society, founded in 1955. This makes the CSP the oldest printmaking society functioning in the United States today. The current membership is composed of printmakers as well as art historians, supporters of the arts, art institutions and collectors; all committed to the print medium. The CSP is dedicated to enlarging understanding of contemporary printmaking among artists and the public, locally and nationally. Today, CSP has approximately 250 artist members, 19 honorary members, and 12 associate and patron memberships. CSP publishes the annual California Printmaker Journal and the semi-annual California Printmaker News brief.
I used these stencils with my students to make Christmas cards, and they were so excited with the results, as was I. We also decided to make Christmas Thank you cards for them to send out of state relatives who sent them gifts, and they couldn't wait to send them out! How's that for getting kids to even do that? Normally it's tough just getting them to sign their names on one! They were used 100's of times, and are still in perfect condition!!
- Amy in New York, NY
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