Winter Printer Carnival

In-progress shot of letterpress type set up and printed by Sean McLachlan. Image by Sean McLachlan.

Please join us for the Winter Printer Carnival on Friday December 13, from 6-10 pm. Save the date! (*Please note the time change*)

The Winter Printer Carnival is free to attend, and will have carnival themed snacks to enjoy while playing printmaking themed Parlour Games (for a small fee). The 2019 INKubator Showcase and Trio: Print Exchange Showcase (featuring work by students from the University of Manitoba, Brandon University and graduates of the INKubator program) will be on view in the gallery. Additionally, toward the end of the night we will draw the winners for our Studio Editions Raffle and Winter Printer Prize Basket. Please note, the winner for the Winter Printer Prize Basket must be present to claim their prize. We will also accept donations of materials on behalf of the North Point Douglas Women’s Centre.

Please note we will be closed to the public during our office hours on Friday December 13, 10am – 5pm.

Thank you to the Exchange District BIZ for sponsoring the Winter Printer Carnival!


Gallery opens: 6 pm
Parlour Games: 7-10 pm
Studio Editions Raffle draw: 9:00 pm
Winter Printer Prize Basket draw: 9:45 pm

Printmaking Parlour Games:

Buy tickets for a small fee and play any of the following: “Squeegenius” a screen printing bingo game, “Ace the Case Race” a race using letterpress type, and “Print n’ Putt” a minigolf print experience. Get your own “Monoportrait” done by Kelly Campbell, make a card with Ann Rallison, or BYOT-shirt (bring your own t-shirt) and print a one-of-a-kind design by Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber (Cost for BYOT-shirt printing is $20. A limited supply of t-shirts will be available at Martha Street Studio for an additional $10).

All funds raised will go to Martha Street Studio’s programming and operating costs.

Studio Editions Raffle:

To purchase a raffle ticket in support of Martha Street Studio stop by the office, call us at 204-779-6253 or see one of our Board Members. Tickets are only $20, and there is a 1 in 200 chance of winning a limited edition print valued over $1,200! Win a prize of 1 of the following 3 Studio Editions:

∙Limited Edition Screen Print – All Numbers Are Equal (Four Ways), edition 17/20, by Micah Lexier (valued at $2,000)

∙Limited Edition Intaglio Print – Beaming, edition 9/10 by Mélanie Rocan (valued at $1,200)

∙Limited Edition Digital Print – Parquet Floor Variations, Prypiat, Ukraine, edition 2/15 by David McMillan (valued at $2,000)

To view more details, please click here.
License: LGCA 6164-RF-31894 valid between May 21 and December 13, 2019.
Final Draw Friday, December 13th, 2019 at 9:00pm.

Winter Printer Prize Basket:

Thank you to the generous donors who have contributed to our Winter Printer Prize Basket! We will draw for these prizes Friday December 13th, 2019 at 9:45pm. The winner must be present during the draw to claim their prize.

Chris Krawchenko of Maximum Realty
Destiny Seymour
Parlour Coffee
Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA)
Niamh Dooley
Roy Liang
Urban Shaman
Justine Barry
Nonsuch Brewing Company
PLATFORM Centre for Photographic + Digital Arts
Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art
Sean McLachlan

North Point Douglas Women’s Centre:

Martha Street Studio will accept donations of materials on behalf of the North Point Douglas Women’s Centre (NPD Women’s Centre), from December 13th – 20th. The NPD Women’s Centre is seeking donations of the following materials:

  • Non-perishable food
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Personal hygiene products (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, toothbrushes/toothpaste, etc.)
  • Diapers – size 3 and up

Less urgent materials needed at this time include:

  • Coffee—regular
  • Tea—regular
  • Containers of peanut butter—sugar free
  • Sugar
  • Sweetener
  • Jam—high fruit, low sugar
  • Margarine—canola or other healthier
  • Boxes of facial tissues
  • Toilet paper
  • Band aids and first aid supplies
  • Teaspoons
  • Rubber gloves—kitchen or latex free medical gloves
  • Hand soap
  • Phosphate free or greener dishwasher detergent
  • Phosphate free or greener laundry soap, liquid only
  • Garbage bags
  • Office supplies—pens, pencils, copier paper, business envelopes etc.
  • Adult and children bus tickets
November 14, 2019