Peer Pressure

Opening Reception: Thursday, Nov 14   6-8 pm


Peer Pressure brings together the works of RBPMW interns, past and present. Organized by artists who are themselves former interns, the exhibition pays tribute to the many young people who have contributed to the workshop community  since it opened in 2005.




Friday, November 8th, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Blackburn 20/20 gallery (5th Floor)

Marnix Everaert is a Belgian artist living and working in Ghent, Belgium. He is a professor of non-toxic printmaking at the Academy for Visual Arts DKO, Ghent. Everaert  draws inspiration from science, particularly scientific illustrations from the 18th and 19th centuries.  His work invokes marvel in the unknown, a reaction to a world in which everything is explained and taken for true. See more of Everaert's work on his website:




Friday, November 15th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Join Marnix Everaert for an introduction to non-toxic etching. From de-greasing to edition printing, Everart will demonstrate easy techniques that can enhance any printer's practice. The workshop will include acrylic hard and soft grounds, aquatint, and more! Bring your plates and your questions for a night of good, clean fun.


The Drive Home: Print Exchange with Art House Co-op


Opening Reception: September 13, 2013 6 - 8 pm

September 5 - 29, 2013

Blackburn 20|20

EFA 323 W 39th Fl 5, New York, NY 10018 (between 8th & 9th Ave)

Gallery hours: By Appointment


This September, RBPMW will host works from a print exchange that has traveled the globe. Earlier this year Art House Co-op asked 500 printmakers to submit an edition of 12 prints in response to the theme, "The Drive Home. " In return each artist received 10 prints from other participants. These works now find a permanent home at the Brooklyn Art Library, but not before one last stop: Blackburn 20/20.

You can find more about the project here:



Friday, August 16 2013  6:30 - 7:30 pm 

Blackburn 20|20   

EFA 323 W 39th Fl 5

New York, NY 10018 (between 8th & 9th Ave)


RBPMW welcomes back a longtime friend of the workshop, Steve Johnson. Johnson will present working states of several recent prints produced in collaboration with RBPMW. In addition to sharing work, Johnson will show a short film about his process produced by Kitchen Sink Studios.  


Johnson uses a cast of chickadees, rats, and hummingbirds to speak about desires that are essentially human. His dynamic mark-making brings lightness to tales of striving, failing, and striving again. At once hilarious and tragic, Johnson's work evokes the complexities of group dynamics and personal aspirations.


Artist Talk: Surya Prakash

Wednesday, July 17th 7pm - 8pm

Blackburn 20/20 gallery space


We are pleased to welcome Surya Prakash for a discussion of his paintings and public works. Prakash is a leader in India's Modernist art movement. Since his first solo exhibition in Hyderabad in 1963, Prakash has held over 50 solo exhibitions internationally. He has worked extensively in India and abroad to shape and promote the arts community of Hyderabad by creating art camps, seminars, workshops, and exhibitions. He has received numerous awards including India's National Award and a gold medal from the Hyderabad Art Society.  



Prakash's works draw on a deep captivation with the intensity and rhythm of color in the natural landscape. His compositions are based in reality and find inspiration in sources ranging from nature, in his surreal leaf paintings and landscapes, to junk yards in his early works.