Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Annual TLP Print Sale

Please join us this year for our annual print sale!!
Featuring work from Tiger Lily Press members,
Cincinnati Book Arts Society & Peg Rhein
of Terrapin Paper Mill.

Participating Tiger Lily Members include:

James Chaney
Amy Doran
Joan Effertz
Rick Finn
Sheila Fleischer
April Foster
Jay Harriman
Tori Keith
Julie Lonneman
Nicci Mechler
Megan Schweitzer
Jan Thomas
Nancy Turner
Carole Winters
Mary Woodworth

Clifton Cultural Arts Center
3711 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220
Saturday, November 7 
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday, October 8, 2015

News from our TLP President

Our intrepid Director/President, Theresa Gates Kuhr has
decided to step down from her long time position, below is her resignation letter.
We all wish her the best!!

To the Tiger Lily Press Executive Committee, Board Members and members,

The time has come for me to step down as President of Tiger Lily Press.  After 18 years as Co-Director, Director and most recently, President, and an estimated 13,000 plus volunteer hours, I am no longer able to give my sole dedication to the position as a volunteer.  My husband, Dave’s, company has been bought out and our future is now uncertain.  Dave has whole heartily supported the countless hours and energy that I have put in to sustaining Tiger Lily, however, I can no longer ask him to bear the financial burden for our family on his own and I will have to look for opportunities to contribute monetarily.

Since my initial days running the press at the Art Academy in the early nineties, just after graduate school, then accepting the Co-Director’s role in late 1998, I have had the honor of seeing Tiger Lily in four locations, helped execute three moves, from The Art Academy to Butterfield, Butterfield to the Dunham Arts Building, and Dunham Arts building to the Dunham Schoolhouse.  I have seen two presses go; the letterpress and the litho press at the AAC, and three presses arrive;  the small etching press, the Vandercook proof press and “Bonnie”.  Along with the other wonderful artist volunteers I have helped facilitate many exhibitions, probably twenty-plus, had the joy of celebrating the 30 year anniversary, the advent of the Print and Calendar Sale, initiated the first round table discussions with the Ohio Print Coops in Massillon in 2009, fostered relationships with the five local universities, organized the Next Generation event to encourage college students, worked on the MAPC conference committee in 1998, co-managed the visiting artists, Ha Dong Chul and Ha Won’s tour in 2002 and the Ohio Print Gathering in 2013, developed the Working Artist Program in 2012, and just started the beginnings of the student internship program.   I have completely enjoyed teaching classes, running the press’s administrative duties and socializing and getting to know the printmakers and arts organizations of our area.

It is with great difficulty that I leave the position. Tiger Lily has helped define me as a person and has been the catalyst for keeping my art alive while raising four children.  It helped me keep my sanity, taught my girls that you can’t let go of your passions, and the importance of having life outside of motherhood.  It gave great purpose to countless days, offered two opportunities to exhibit abroad in Korea and Germany, and landed me a dream 5-week residency in Germany.  I have gained many important relationships with artists and arts advocates in our city, state and beyond thanks to Tiger Lily Press.

I will finish the 2015 year off as President and attend the 2016 annual meeting to hand off the job to the next President.  I would like to stay on and work under Jan Thomas with the education committee to help develop its programs and continue teaching TLP classes.

Much gratitude and hope for the future of Tiger Lily.
Theresa Gates Kuhr

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Think Square Opening

Quite a party last Friday Night
 at the Opening of the Think Square Exhibition!
 Each of the Fifty plus prints were displayed as a gem
 among the treasure of prints from a collaboration of
 Printmakers from Tiger Lily Press and the Northern Kentucky Printmakers.

 The Exhibition is open to the public
 weekdays from 8:30 am - 5 pm
 through November at

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Bloch Party!


5pm to 10pm - September 23rd, 2015
Swiss artist collective Com&Com,
Marcus Gossolt & Johannes M Hedinger is 
bringing their world traveling Block Project to Cincinnati
for a one night only Bloch Party.
The project combines contemporary art with
traditional popular culture and fosters dialogue between
people, by sharing traditions and customs fro different cultures.
Artists, musicians, poets, performers,
and art lovers are invited to participate in the celebration
and re-charging the Bloch on its way to NYC.

In the Parking lot of Carl Solway Gallery, 424 Findlay St. Cincinnati, OH 45214

Music by the FAUX FRENCHMEN!


Wear a costume, bring an instrument and play a song.
Read a poem, take a selfie with the BLOCH
or just come and get crazy!

Bring a chair,
and park in the Central Street lot!

Mark Patsfall at 513-241-3232

Video Compilation 2011-2015:

Info / Website:

Frank Herrmann: Monoprints and Other Works

Opening Reception: September 25,
 6 - 9 PM


Clay Street Press

1312 Clay Street Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202

Exhibition continues through November 14, 2015 

The mono-prints in this exhibition, created this spring and summer, consist of images created with stencils, laser cut wood and canvas and direct painting on plates. Layering and multiple runs through the press were used to build images that are abstract and convey the artist’s exploration of form and space that are usually, but not always, reminiscent of his explorations in painting. The exhibition will also include paintings and other new works on paper which will inform the prints.

  Frank Herrmann is an alumni of the University of Cincinnati, receiving his Masters in Fine Art in 1972, and a Professor of Painting there from 1973 until 2013. He is a recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in 2006. His works are in many public and private collections.

The artist on the Mono Prints...
    I was excited by Mark’s invitation to produce mono prints at Clay Street Press. I had not been engaged in printmaking since I was an undergraduate in the mid 1960’s.  The prints were produced from previously createdlaser cut forms as well as creating new shapes and templates, which the prints needed to push the images towardcompletion. This push allowed flexibility of space, texture and imageThere are prints that explore my current Motif Pooseries. And there are times  when the forms in the prints take on a new life and presence with possiblereference to still-life, landscape as well as abstracted fields.
 Frank Herrmann 

For more info contact;
Mark Patsfall
Clay Street Press, Inc.1312 Clay St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-241-3232

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Potluck with Mary Woodworth

Mary Woodworth, of Tiger Lily Press
 and Phoenix Rising in Columbus, spoke on Tuesday
 about her work created this summer
 at Tiger Lily Press after everyone
enjoyed a  lovely artist-made potluck dinner.
 We were treated to a wealth of technical
 and inspirational information as Mary vibrantly spoke
 about her summer printmaking experience.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Think Square! framing party @TLP

FIFTY Printmakers FRAMING Saturday @ Tiger Lily Press,
getting framed up for our joint exhibition,
 organized by Andrea Knarr & our member Julie Lonneman,
 with the Northern Kentucky Printmakers,
 which opens Friday September 18, 6-9 PM
 at the THINK SHOP 811 Monmouth St, Newport, Ky.

 All FRAMED 5" x 5" Prints are $55. Unframed $25.
 Save the DATE!

Kathleen Wilkins trimming up her prints
 for the exchange portfolio.

As part of the exhibition,
 the group organized a print trade.
 each printmaker contributed 10 prints
 and Nicci Mechler
 collated them into groups
 of 10 different prints
 and returned them to the contributors.

Unwrapping, using a template to set the print,
 cleaning the mat, cleaning the plexi, wiring the back,
 putting bin prints into clearbags
 for sale and generally having a great time.

The crowded room at the little Schoolhouse
 where 50 printmakers set up shop to frame
 for the upcoming exhibition.