The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Print Fair North @ Zea Mays Printmaking November 8+9, 2014

PRINT FAIR NORTH 2014 – Zea Mays Printmaking’s 10th

Original prints, artists’ books, cards, editioned wearables, live printmaking demonstrations, food truck, and raffle!

This year marks Zea Mays Printmaking’s 10th and open to the public, visitors are invited to view and purchase original fine art prints, artists’ books, cards, editioned wearables, and other print ephemera. The sale provides a great opportunity to get an early start on affordable and creative holiday gift shopping.

Live printmaking demonstrations throughout the weekend will feature some of the printmaking techniques taught at Zea Mays Printmaking:

Saturday, November 8 at 1:30 PM: Larinda Meade will demonstrate intaglio etching

Sunday, November 9 at 1:30 PM: Joyce Silverstone will demonstrate monotype

The Annual Raffle raises money for the Ruth Chalfin Memorial Scholarship Fund, established to assist artists with the costs of studio workshops. This year’s raffle prizes include art supplies, private lessons and critique sessions with Zea Mays Printmaking faculty, a signed book of Kurt Vonnegut's drawings (signed by Nanette Vonnegut, who wrote the intro) and gift certificates to ZMP workshops. Visit to see the raffle items online and buy tickets in advance. Winners do not need to be present at the raffle drawing.

Chanterelle To Go ( will be onsite providing refreshments and seasonal food from their farm to table food truck.

Print Fair North hours are November 8 + 9, from 10 AM – 5 PM.

Free and open to the public; all ages welcome.

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