In 2012 Martha Street Studio launched the Steal this Poster project. Artist members are encouraged to come in and produce a small screen edition that will be put up on poster kiosks in the Exchange District. Artists are given complete freedom to produce any image they see fit. The only caveat is that the Martha Street Studio logo has to be integrated into the print in some fashion. The public is free to take them if they want and are encouraged via Face book and our own promtional emails to photograph the poster in it's new home and send the image to MSS. To date we have seen more than 15 editions produced and distributed.
NEW PROJECT WITH THE LITTLE RED ART GALLERY
Beginning September 9th, 2014, Martha Street Studio will be placing one poster print a day for 30 days in the Little Red Art Gallery located temporarily in an empty lot at 10 Avonherst Street in Winnipeg. We are excited to have the opportunity with Little Red Art Gallery to ‘step it up a notch’ with new production and a new launch site at this unique pop up indoor/outdoor exhibition space located on the edge of ‘Peanut Park’ in Crescentwood.
Little Red Art Gallery
10 Avonherst Street
David Penner Architect (David Penner, Chris Wiebe, Michael Butterworth, Elyssa Stelman ) & Paul Butler
Originally conceived as a warming hut for the frozen Assiniboine River, the Little Red Art Gallery (LRAG) has been relocated to this residential area for the thawed seasons with a focus on promoting local contemporary art. LRAG was designed by David Penner Architect and is curated by Paul Butler. The venue has been generously provided by an anonymous donor. Special thanks to Jamie Thompson and Adapt Med!a.
We are looking for new editions from our print making members.
If you are interested in producing a Steal this Poster edition (even if you have already done one), contact Martha Street Studio to book studio time. We will provide the materials and the studio space for the production and you can even earn free studio time from your time spent in the production of your edition. This offer is open to all members that have the skills to produce prints on their own. Most participants to date have produced screen prints, but all print media are acceptable (although we will not cover the costs of digital printing, intaglio copper or special papers). Once the new edition is launched at LRAG, we will distribute the rest of the edition in our usual manner throughout the Exchange and beyond. Each launch will be featured on Instagram and the print will be available to ‘steal’ on a first come first 'take' basis.