Handmade. Local. Old school. The art and ephemera at Zygote Press’s annual Off The Wall Holiday Show has all that appeal and more.
Off The Wall is where Northeast Ohio printmakers and other artists annually sell holiday gifts to hang on your wall, as well as a multitude of items that seem to spill spontaneously from the minds and hands of printmakers—from greeting cards to handmade books, to scratch pads, and other items.
For more information on how to submit work, eligibility, and pick up dates go here.
Zygote’s Internship Program is essential to our organization’s mission, and interns provide ideas and energy that are crucial to our success. Zygote’s internship program provides participants with fulfilling experiences that have led to positions as gallery directors, shop technicians, contract printers, resident artists and adjunct positions in schools and universities. Interns need no printmaking experience, but it is an added plus.
Zygote’s internship requires a commitment of at least 20 hours each month (pending on deadline-sensitive department needs), and interns work directly with a department to determine their schedule. Zygote internships are unpaid, but interns gain full access to the shop. Additionally, interns can elect to take classes at no cost (if space is available), and can participate in shop activities and special projects. Interns develop connections through networking opportunities and can participate in Zygote’s partnerships and community engagement initiatives.
Our next internship deadline is January 1st, 2018. Applicants will hear back from us within 3 weeks of each deadline.
Entire Academic year: September – May Fall Semester: September – December Spring Semester: January – May Summer: May – August
Application Deadlines: Fall Semester or Entire School Year: September 1st Winter/Spring: January 1st Summer: May 1st
The Artist Rental program allows 24-hour access to the Zygote print shop, and is $140 a month. This full shop access through the Artist Rental program is available to current Zygote artist members ($50 yearly), and includes one flatfile drawer for personal storage.
How to become an Artist Renter:
Communicate with Shop Manager, Rebekah (at) zygotepress (dot) org to coordinate an initial meeting to:
Assess level of printmaking experience
Conduct a shop tutorial
Receive all contracts, payments and membership materials
Distribute code and user handbook
Pay your first month’s rent
Upon payment and review of process, you’ll get a unique access code to enter Zygote’s shop. All artist renters must be comfortable using the studio with no supervision. Zygote Press reserves the right to deny or revoke access to a printer if they violate shop policies.
The rate for monthly artists rental is $140. There is a reduced rate of $95 for students, former employees and former interns.
Zygote also has a limited number of private studios available for rental for $195 a month. Studio rentals include the same privileges as artist rentals, plus a private workspace. At this time, all of our studios are rented. Please contact Rebekah (at) zygotepress (dot) org to be added to the wait list.
Rent can now be paid electronically in our online shop by credit card.
For current full-access artist renters, rent is due on the first of the month and can be paid online, or by check. If you prefer to pay by check, please make it out to: Zygote Press. 1410 East 30 Street, Cleveland, OH 44114.
Zygote offers a variety of printmaking classes open to the public throughout the year. Zygote also offers monthly workshops for members – become a member today to join these exclusive workshops. Find out what classes and workshops are being offered next through Facebook & Instagram.
PAST GROUP CLASSES
Date night printmaking
Mommy and me printmaking
We also offer private classes for community groups, birthday parties, corporate clients, etc.. To inquire about setting up a private class, please contact programs @ zygotepress.org
GENERAL CLASS INFORMATION
Class enrollment is open to the public, ages 13 and up (unless otherwise specified).
Tuition and fees are due in full upon registration- you can call, mail or sign-up online. We accept cash, check or credit cards. If you prefer to pay by check send it to Zygote Press. 1410 E 30th st CLE, OH 44114.
There is parking available on the street and in lot adjacent the studio.
MATERIALS Instructor will notify participants regarding material that may be needed for the class. Some classes will require materials that can be purchased at Zygote.
RESIDENT & INTERN DISCOUNTS
Zygote Residents receive a 20% discount on classes and Interns can take classes for free.
GET READY FOR YOUR CLOSE UP!
We photograph classes for our social media, grant support materials & publications. Please let the instructor know if you do not wish to be photographed.