Call for Art

LEVEL-UP: VIDEO GAME ART SHOW

We're hosting a video game themed pop-up art show on March 11, 2017 from 6p-9p. The event is free, we'll have video games set up to play, Nom Eats will be parking out front to serve delicious burritos, DJ Elzo will be manning the music, and our shop walls will be open for displaying artwork.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

1. Artists of all genres are encouraged to submit work with an video game related theme.

2. All mediums will be accepted. Please ensure that all wall art is ready to hang.

3. Artists are responsible for making their own sales, but we will be available to assist in payment processing and delivery/pickup.

4. Work must be submitted no later than Saturday, February 25th.

Please email any questions or submissions to megan@pitchblackprintingco.com

Should be a good time!!

The World of Inkjet Paper...The Print Matters!

We will be hosting an educational seminar along with HATCH Reno to introduce participants to a range of inkjet media and discuss the importance of prints.

Seminar Overview:                                                                                                                    Showing over 200 individual photographs from Eric Joseph's personal collection, he will discuss the technical points and aesthetic differences of every inkjet paper available from the following brands: Arista-II, Awagami, Canson-Infinity, Epson, Hahnemühle, Harman by Hahnemühle, Ilford, Innova, Moab, and Museo. Participants will gain keen insight into the technical aspects, myths, and mysteries of digital printing through both lecture and interactive participation. Any and all questions are welcome. Learn how to turn "ordinary images into extraordinary prints."

The focus of this seminar is the empower participants with knowledge of the wide variety of inkjet media that is available and how important The Print really is. "We can truly have a personal bond and relationship with inkjet papers the same way we had with traditional darkroom papers."

Presenter Bio:                                                                                                                                    Eric Joseph is a photographer and Senior Vice President of New Business and Product Development at Freestyle Photographic Supplies. Eric graduated from California State University, Northridge in  1985 with a B.A. in Art, Specializing in Photography. He began his career at Freestyle Photographic Supplies in 1986, where he worked his way up to his current Sr. V.P. position. Eric travels across the United States leading a seminar entitled, "The World of Inkjet Paper...The Print Matters!" Speaking at colleges, universities, commercial labs, photo clubs, art centers, and professional photographic organizations, Eric teaches digital printmaking with an emphasis on empirical knowledge allowing folks to make informed decisions about their digital output and how to obtain consistent, reliable, repeatable, and controllable results.

Seminar Details:                                                                                                                           August 22, 2016                                                                                                                                  5:30p-7:30p                                                                                                                                            HATCH Reno                                                                                                                                      750 East 5th Street                                                                                                                        Reno, NV 89512  

Email megan@pitchblackprintingco.com for more details!

 

Call for Art

They walk among us... Aliens!!

We're hosting an alien-themed Halloween pop-up art show on October 22, 2016 from 6p-10p. The event is free, Nom Eats will be parking out front, DJ Elzo will be manning the jamz, and our shop walls will be open for displaying artwork.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

1. Artists of all genres are encouraged to submit work with an alien-related Halloween theme.

2. All mediums will be accepted. Please ensure that all wall art is ready to hang.

3. Artists are responsible for their own sales. 

4. Work must be submitted no later than Saturday, September 24th.

If you're interested, please email megan@pitchblackprintingco.com for more details and a copy of the submission agreement.

Hope to see you there!!

Thank you!!

To all who have supported us - artists and lovers of art alike - thank you!!

Our goal has been from the beginning to do what we can to support art and artists in our community. Whether it be the community right here in Reno or as a part of the internet-based community we've come to love, we never cease to be amazed by individuals who give their whole heart to their work and are generous enough to share it with us all. 

Being able to provide an artist with the freedom and flexibility to develop a finished product they are proud to put out there is our little way of participating in a community that fosters uniqueness, brilliance, and strong voices. Opening our walls up to shows and retail is our effort to bring new eyes and encouragement and grow our community.

We thank you all from the bottom of our lil hearts for allowing us to be a part of a world we love. Keep drawing. Keep painting. Keep designing. Keep photographing. Keep sharing a little piece of your soul with all of us. Keep supporting freewheeling, self-funded, mind-blowing artists so they can continue to better the world around us.

Typewalk 2016, The Shining Art Show, AIGA Presents...

July 7, 2016:          TYPEWALK 2016
AIGA Reno/Tahoe invites you to explore the typography of downtown Reno on July 7th, at the sixth annual TypeWalk. This year we encourage you to focus your lens on Reno’s amazing collection of historic neon signage. Explore our city’s unique typography, while discovering and photographing the best 26 letters of the alphabet represented in paint, print, or the soft glow of neon.
Typewalk 2016

July 16, 2016:          THE SHINING ART SHOW @ DISCOVER DICKERSON
Cine Golf will be previewing the cinematically themed indoor miniature golf course slated to open late 2016. The July 16th preview and accompanying art show will be held at the Black Rock Drive In during the Discover Dickerson event and is all inspired by the 1980 horror classic, The Shining. The event will include a playable golf hole, art from a number of local artists, music from DJ T. Lee Walker and DJ Bangus, food trucks, movie showings, and fun for all ages. The events main focus is to serve as a fundraiser for Cine Golf to raise both money and awareness because, as of today, all we have are balls.
The Shining Art Show

July 28, 2016:          AIGA PRESENT: STEVE LAMBERT - DREAMING BIGGER THAN CLIENTS For artist Steve Lambert, art is a bridge that connects uncommon, idealistic, or even radical ideas with everyday life. He carefully crafts conditions where these discussions can take place, often working collaboratively with the audience, bringing them into the process or even having them physically complete the work.  Join Steve as he discusses how to Dream Bigger Than Clients. Doors open at 5pm for social hour and cash bar inside chez louie. Program begins at 6 pm.                                                                                                                                              AIGA Presents: Steve Lambert - Dreaming Bigger Than Clients

Record jackets, too?!

Pitch Black is diving into the world of record jackets! We're currently working on a limited release of 12" vinyls for Drag Me Under's Moon Ripper, and so far so beautiful! If you've got a project you'd like to try this out on please feel free to contact us and let us see what we can do for you. We're happy to offer a free proof of a cd jacket, or 7" or 12" vinyl sleeves. Talk to you soon!

Welcome to our new home!

1108 California Avenue, Reno, NV 89509

1108 California Avenue, Reno, NV 89509

We've been busy, busy, busy, but we're finally ready to welcome you to our new home!

PBP is mega-pumped to announce the opening of our print lab and retail store on California Avenue in Reno, Nevada. We conduct all our business here and now offer killer prints for sale by artists like Matt Lundahl from Reno, NV, James M. Warf from Riverside, CA, and Jason Anthony Freeman from Phoenix, AZ.

Come by Tuesday-Sunday from 10a-7p to take a peek!

 

New Year, New Projects!

2015 has come and gone, and it included Pitch Black's evolution from an idea to a reality: some of our first projects, art shows, and more support and encouragement than we could ask for. As 2016 sets in we'll be busy getting a few projects completed: finding room for everything as we grow, getting to know the new website (that has now gone live!), playing with puppies (which is a never-ending project)... We'll also begin a few other projects like moving to a new as yet to be determined location, expanding our printing capabilities, and of course printing printing printing! We look forward to what the year has in store.