About Us

The Santa Barbara Printmakers (SBP) is a group of artists dedicated to creating and presenting prints that are made using hand and press printing techniques: etching, dry point, monotype, monoprint, woodblock, collagraph, linocut, clay, lithography, stencil, serigraphy, transfer, and digital programming. Membership is open to all, regardless of geographical location.

Currently, the SBP has approximately 65 members and operates under the guidance of a coordinating committee. We present several exhibitions each year and occasionally workshop and field trips. We disseminate news and information about printmaking activities in the Santa Barbara area via email, this website. Members include emerging and established artists.

We are a volunteer organization. Our activities are supported through dues and the talents, skills, and energy of members.

The Santa Barbara Printmakers evolved from a small group of artists known as the Monotype Guild, which started in 1989. The group held weekly monoprint workshops and presented several exhibitions annually.

Annual dues are $40, due at the end of March.