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April 4, 2017, Featured

MONOTHON: 24 hours of extreme monoprinting


FUN_RAI$ER for Zygote Press

June 17, 10am-June 18, 10am 2017
June 17, 6-10pm
: PEAK Party
PURCHASE Tickets $25 (includes one drink ticket and a hotdog)

June 18, 8-10am: Bloody Mary Binger Bar and donuts:
PURCHASE Tickets $15 (one drink included)

Come and celebrate this monolithic event, with a marathon monothon of 24-hour monoprinting featuring our most talented multi-disciplinary artists from this region.

Join us for the monoprint ‘PEAK party’ from 6-10pm where Al Mothersbaugh plays his melodic and non-monotonous deep funk grooves, partiers get their first grabs on prints and other hands-on live-printing for party-goers can be made, watched and purchased. 

Sponsor an artist for $300 and receive the monoprint created by that artist. A full list of confirmed artists will be available April 21st. Act now. First Come First Serve. Currently confirmed artists listed below.

Meaty beef and vegan dogs by Happy Dog, White IPA Platform beer and MONOTHON MULES with Platform’s Ginger Beer, mayhem and major monopolies on monostrous mayhem-fun will be had. Once again our two other monogampous MONOthon emcee and auctioneers: Go-Global Cleveland’s Joe Cimperman & Bellamy Printz-back together again.

Sponsor an artist for $300 and receive a print created on-site during the event.
Contact Liz Maugans ( In the email, please include the artist you would like to sponsor and receive a print from. First come first served.

Justin Brennan
Tom Balbo
Scott Pickering
John Carlson
Hilary Gent
Dave Cintron
Erin Guido
Michael Conti
Douglas Max Utter
Amy Casey
Darius Steward
Dale Goode
Dante Rodriguez
Dana Oldfather
Eric Neff
Grace Summanen
Susan Danko

April 8, 2016, Featured

Ink House Shop

Ink House Print Editions are now available FOR SALE on line.
Dana Oldfather was born in Berea, Ohio in 1978.  She is a painter who has been in exhibitions in galleries and museums in Australia and the United States including Library Street Collective and The Butler Institute of Art. She is proud to have been awarded the William and Dorothy Yeck Award for Young Painters and an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award. Oldfather was twice featured in the New York Times, and published in the book The Art of Spray by Lori Zimmer of Art Nerd New York. Oldfather’s work was recently exhibited at Texas Contemporary, Miami Project, Art Palm Beach, and Art Palm Springs art fairs.  Her paintings are internationally collected privately and can be found in many public and corporate collections in the US including the Pizzuti Collection with The Joseph Editions, Eaton Corporation, MGM International in The Aria Hotel & Casino and The Bellagio Hotel & Casino, The Cleveland Clinic, and the prestigious Progressive Art Collection.  Dana Oldfather currently works and lives just outside Cleveland, Ohio with her husband Randall and young son Arlo.

July 19, 2014, Featured

Rent Studio Space

Hundreds of artists of all experience levels already take advantage of becoming an Artist Renter. When artists join the program, they become part of a vibrant creative community where the shop functions as a: • production environment as well as a classroom • a venue for artist demonstrations and talks • a destination where international artists share their expertise • and a place where artists can earn revenue through sales, teaching and edition printing. Note that all Artist Renters must be capable of using the studio unsupervised. Upon payment and review of process, you’ll get a unique access code to enter Zygote’s shop. Zygote Press offers this Artist Renter program to give individuals full 24-7 access to the print shop on E. 30th St.

Long-time member, Denise Stewart, and her son Bill silkscreen Free Advice posters at Zygote Press in Cleveland, OH. CLICK HERE to watch video.

The Artist Rental program allows 24-hour access to the printshop, and is available to current members, and includes one flatfile drawer for personal storage. All code-holders must be comfortable using the studio with no supervision. Zygote requires that artists communicate with Shop Manager,  Rebekah (at) zygotepress (dot) org to coordinate initial meeting that:

·      Accesses level of printmaking experience
·      conducts shop tutorial
·      Receives all contracts, payments and membership materials
·      Distributes code and user handbook
Please call 216 621-2900 or email

Zygote Press reserves the right to deny Code-holder status to a printer.
For more information about Zygote’s green policy read our shop brochures.
For more information about Zygote’s Residency programs, including arrangements to use the shop and stay at the Zygote Press Artist Share Space (ZPASS) loft apartments, visit the INHABIT ZYGOTE page.


1 Month Artist Renter | $140 Purchase (via Paypal) Recurring Monthly Payment PURCHASE
1 Month Student Renter (or recent grad) | $95 Purchase (via Paypal)
1 Month Studio Renter | $195 Purchase (via Paypal)

Zygote Press promotes contemporary fine-art printing and fosters collaborations that strengthen our community. Through advocacy, exhibitions, community programs, and affordable, professional workspace, Zygote stimulates collective exchange.  Our programs create a robust and diverse network of opportunities and affordable resources for emerging artists and curators from around the globe. We educate community stakeholders on the importance of art to the vitality of Cleveland and beyond. Please consider making your own donation to Zygote Press today.

If you prefer to pay by check, please send to: Liz Maugans at Zygote Press. 1410 East 30 Street, Cleveland, OH 44114.

July 18, 2014, Featured


“I left Zygote thinking, yes!, I am a printmaker.” – Sarah Tabbert, Rasmuson Residency Visiting Artist, 2016


Zygote is Northeast Ohio’s only non-profit fine art print shop and the largest in Ohio. We offer on-going exhibitions, classes, residencies and affordable workspace for print artists. At Zygote artists create new work; audiences explore new ideas, and new collaborations strengthen our community.

Zygote has membership options for working artists, general members and people who, at the donor level, want to invest in Zygote’s present and future. You select the option best for you.

Zygote members enjoy member-only privileges that connect them to the work of print artists, the mission of Zygote and to the community. There are various levels of membership – read descriptions below for information about each level and to purchase membership online.

If you are already a member, you can also renew your membership below.

Levels of Annual Membership

General (1 person)

$30 – one-year student membership Purchase
$40 – one-year individual membership Purchase
$75 – one-year dual/family membership for two or more residents of same household. Purchase

Artist (1 person)
$50 – one-year artist membership Purchase

  • All benefits of general membership
  • Access Open Studio at $20.00/person per session
  • 5% of any edition-printing services (excluding One on Ones)
  • Opportunity to participate in open portfolios, exhibitions and holiday show
  • Special rate* for 24-hour access to Zygote, personal flat file drawer and locker (*$140 per month, artist membership required)

Donor (2 people)
$150   Arts Advocate Purchase

  • All benefits of general membership
  • Invitation to meet visiting artists at Donor only pre-opening exhibition events
  • Date night at Zygote
  • Collector’s plate with Zygote logo
  • $135 Tax Deductible

$250   Patron Purchase

  • All benefits above
  • Invitation to Ink House pre-opening reception with exhibiting artist
  • Opportunity to be a Youth Tour Sponsor
  • Printing demonstration with Zygote staff
  • $235 Tax Deductible

$500   Sponsor Purchase

  • All benefits above
  • Opportunity to be an Exhibition Sponsor
  • Attend editioning demonstration with artist Christi Birchfield at Ink House
  • $455 Tax Deductible

$1000   Collector’s Circle Purchase

  • All benefits of above
  • Special Limited edition Collector’s Print created exclusively for Collectors
  • Lead Sponsorship opportunity for an exhibition
  • $855 Tax Deductible

If you prefer to pay by check, please send to: Liz Maugans at Zygote Press. 1410 East 30 Street, Cleveland, OH 44114
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