Martha Street Studio — News


11 Martha Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1A2

10 - 5 Tuesday to Friday
Noon - 5 Saturdays




INKubator Showcase opening reception this Thursday August 17!

'Bye-bye'  by Franziska Glen

Please join us in celebrating the hard work of the Winter and Spring session participants of our INKubator program on Thursday August 17, from 5:00 - 7:00.  

Artworks made with screenprinting, etching, linoprinting and monoprinting will all be featured in this Showcase.  The reception is free and open to the public, refreshments will be served and most of the young artists will be in attendance.

The exhibition continues until Thursday August 31.

Annual Call for Submissions 2017

Within, Without, Janet Shaw-Russell
(Image credit: Larry Glawson)

Deadline for Submissions: September 1st, 2017

Martha Street Studio exhibits a wide range of print-based work from traditional to contemporary, including work that pushes the limits of what is considered printmaking. CARFAC fees are paid for selected exhibitions.

If you wish to submit an application to exhibit your work, or are a curator with a proposal for a show, please email your submissions to with the subject line ‘Gallery Submission 2018’

If you are unable to send your submission by email you can mail it to-

Martha Street Studio c/o Gallery Programming, 11 Martha Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 1A2.

Items to include in your submission

Project proposal (1 page)
CV (max 2 pages)
Up to 12 jpeg images (1024 pixels x 1024 pixels maximum size per image)
Corresponding image list including title, medium/description and date
Optional:  Additional support material such as essays or reviews (max 2 items)

All text must be saved as a PDF, images saved separately.

We also accept video applications.

Registration now open for Fall Classes!!

We are now accepting registrations for our Fall Session of Classes and Workshops!     Class sizes are small so call now to save your spot!

See below for a full listing of times, dates and course descriptions. 

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Thank you to our Folk Festival Volunteers!!

We just concluded another wonderful One Stop Print Shop weekend at the Winnipeg International Folk Festival!!    Huge thanks to our staff and volunteers: Kristin, Jenny, Peter, Sarah, Lisa, Bram, Mariana, Talula and Chanelle!!   As you can see Peter got quite carried away!

Celebrate 10+ Years of YOP!!!

This summer we are celebrating the 10+ years of YOP with a series of collaborative workshops, free to YOP graduates and a series of lectures, free to all.   All the work from the collaborative workshops will be exhibited in our gallery in an exhibition that changes each week as the artwork is created.

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Longtime volunteer Gary Styrchak nominated for WAC Arts Award

Martha Street Studio is pleased to have nominated Gary Styrchak for the Winnipeg Arts Council's Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Outstading Volunteer Arts Award for his long history of volunteer service to Martha Street Studio and his many contributions to the Winnipeg arts and culture community.  

Gary is Martha Street Studio's longest serving board member, having served since the reorganization of MSS in 2001. He has acted as secretary to the board with consistent attendance and is a solid team player and contributor to all matters of the board. It is acknowledged by the former and current membership of MSS that without the sustained effort by Gary and other volunteers, involving countless hours, the current MSS facility would not have been developed or become operational.

Aside from being a valued board member and volunteer, Gary is an artist, graphic designer, exhibit designer, instructor, and woodcarver who holds a diploma in Fine Arts from the University of Manitoba.

Winners for the WAC Arts Awards will be announced at the Mayor's Luncheon for the Arts on June 8th, 2017.

Remembering Former Winnipeg City Councillor Harvey Smith

Martha Street Studio wouldn't be the same without former Winnipeg City Councillor Harvey Smith. Smith was a proud supporter of the arts. From advocating for the Manitoba Printmakers Association Inc. in early days, through print workshops organized at the Daniel MacIntyre School Division through to being the driver in our first ever Steamroller Print Festival (as pictured above). We will miss you Harvey!

New Studio Edition by Simon Hughes

work in progress

John Graham’s Mural 'Northern Lights' (1963, mosaic tile, aluminum and acrylic) at the Winnipeg International Airport (now destroyed)

by Simon Hughes

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New folio of prints by Denis Lessard

h_éros by Denis Lessard

h_éros by Denis Lessard

Folio of three screen printed images in folder, edition of ten

printed by Andrew Lodwick

Image size: 12 x 9 inches on 21 x 15 inch paper



Each print presents a pairing of images in two vibrant colours : historical artworks in printmaking by Crispijn van de Passe and Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem, superimposed with figures from vintage and current advertising.

As suggested in the project’s title, the idea is to put forward the homoreoticism in the mythological or advertising hero figure. The project was triggered especially by my discovery of the very sexy works by 16th century Dutch printmaker and painter, Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem. As well, h_éros is a continuation of my earlier printmaking projects such as L’Air/Maillol and La cuisine, which I have developed in the 1990s (printed by Peter Braune at New Leaf Editions in Vancouver) and Tendresses in the early 2000s (printed by Francine Turcotte at Atelier Presse Papier in Trois-Rivières).