nature printing society
Founded in 1976, the Nature Printing Society is an international
organization devoted to nature and to the art of nature printing. It
is organized and operated for artistic and educational purposes, to
advance and encourage nature printing, and to further the interests
of its members by promoting acquaintance and cooperation among them.
The Society encourages publication of articles, demonstrations of
printing, teaching of classes, and the organization of displays and
exhibitions of all forms of nature printing. It has established
guidelines for prints based on those followed by Gyotaku-no-kai,
the Japanese fish printing organization.
The Nature Printing Society publishes a quarterly newsletter for
members that contains information on techniques used in printing,
schedules of classes and workshops held by and for members, dates of
shows exhibiting prints by members, and bibliographies of interest
to nature printers. The Society sponsored the Smithsonian
Institution Traveling Exhibit of nature prints, "Pressed On
Paper", which toured the US, Canada and Australia from 1981 to
1987. It was also a co-sponsor for the "Impressions of
Nature" Exhibit, 2000-2001, at the Santa Barbara Museum of
Natural History, Santa Barbara, CA. (www.sbnature.org)
Membership in the Nature Printing Society is encouraged for both
practitioners and enthusiasts of the art of nature printing, and for
those who support our philosophy of respect for nature through art. www.natureprintingsociety.org
|TYPES OF MEMBERSHIPS:
• Individual ($30 dues annual, new or renewal)
• Life Member ($300)
To become a member, just visit our
website and follow the prompts. www.natureprintingsociety.org
If any are available, a sample copy of the NPS newsletter may be
obtained by sending $2.00 (to
cover postage and handling) to:
14724 SE Linden LN.
Milwaukie, OR 97267
The Nature Printing Society's "THE ART OF PRINTING FROM NATURE: A Guidebook"
(cover seen above) is brand new from cover to cover, with over
400 full color
pictures and contributions from fourteen different authors who are
experts in the techniques. This is probably the most comprehensive book on
a wide variety nature printing methods ever published and includes instructions and
inspiration for a number of techniques, some of which have never before been published.
This invaluable resource features articles and photos demonstrating beginning plant printing with stamp pads, gelatin plate printing, printing flowers and leaves on fabric,
foilography, both direct and indirect fish printing, mounting your prints and more!
It is available through the Nature Printing Society for $34.95 at www.natureprintingsociety.org.
copyright © 2018 Fred B. Mullett