Past Exhibitions

Summer Print Sale
Saturday, July 8th, 2017 from 6p to 10p

These events are FREE and open to the public.

poster design + printing by Kiernan Dunn

Thicker than Water
Alternatives & Realities of Living with Oil

exhibition dates: May 13 – 28, 2017
opening: Saturday, May 13th, 2017 from 6p to 10p

panel discussion: Saturday, May 20th from 3p – 6p

These events are FREE and open to the public.

poster design + printing by Anthony Ford

A Multidisciplinary Group show featuring:
Max Seckel, Rontherin Ratliff, Miki Glasser, Shoshana Gordon, Kiernan Dunn, Luke Howard, Ana Hernandez, Anthony Oscar, Chris Wolf E Staudinger, Eleanor Warner, Alleyn Evans, Matt Johnson & Jurassic Park Press

The existence of South Louisiana has been a centuries-old project of growth and decay, gains and losses. Both Big Business and the ever-growing Resistance are constantly experimenting with new ways of navigating through the murky milieu of this uniquely swampy state. With a major Exxon refinery sitting in the backyard of the State capitol, it takes little effort to point out the influence of Big Oil in shaping the political, as well as the environmental, landscape.

However, as energy companies continue to exert their power and try to cut through our bayous with their their stranger-than-fiction laws and lawsuits, this growing wave of opposition is making itself heard and felt. Thicker Than Water is a show demonstrating the duality of living on this liquid land, of defending the wild while driving petroleum-fueled cars or flying hundreds of miles for holidays or environmental conferences. The show will imagine alternatives to our Oil & Gas narrative, while bluntly laying bare that the coast is likely already toast.

the dislocation of familiarity
by Devin o Saurus

exhibition dates: April 8 – 29, 2017
opening: Saturday, April 8th, 2017 from 6p to 10p

panel discussion: Wednesday, April 19th at 7:30p

These events are FREE and open to the public.

This show is a collection of polaroids and other photographs, mostly non-traditional portraits of people in my surrounding communities. It speaks to intimacy, as well as the feeling of being just on the outside of things, whether by choice or by circumstance. I want to create space in my work for a wide range of identities to be appreciated, and I shoot as a way to connect to people around me more closely.

Artist Bio:
I was given my first 35mm camera when I was 8 and I’ve hardly put it down since then. I am passionate about film and the analog process as a whole. After dropping out of art school 14 years ago, last semester I returned to the Fine Art program at the University of New Orleans.

Get out of the dark and into the night

exhibition dates: March 11 – 30, 2017
opening: Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 6p to 10p
An Evening of Short Films and Artist Talk: Saturday, March 18 at

These events are FREE and open to the public.

New Works by Max Seckel & Bruce Drinnon

exhibition dates: February 10 – March 4, 2017
opening: Friday, Feb 10th, 2017 from 6p to 10p
closing: TBA

design + poster by artist Max Seckel

These events are FREE and open to the public.

New Work will feature paintings by New Orleans Community Printshop Member Max Seckel and photographs by Bruce Drinnon.

New Member Showcase

exhibition dates: January 14 – TBD, 2017
opening: Saturday, Jan 14th, 2017 from 6p to 9p

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flyer & image by Ruth Ex

These events are FREE and open to the public.

Check out what the New Orleans Community Printshop & Darkroom’s newest members have been working on!

Featuring Screenprints and Photography by:
Alisha Rae
Brian Barbieri
Monica Tyran
Matt Ryan
Josh Michals

lost + found: works by Sarah Paz Hyde and Chrystal Lea Nause

exhibition dates: December 10 – January 6, 2017
opening: Saturday, Dec 10th, 2016 from 6p to 10p
gallery talk: Sunday, Dec 11th, 2016 at 10:30a
closing: Thursday, Jan 5th from 6p to 10p

These events are FREE and open to the public.

“lost + found” is a two person exhibition of large-format photographic works by Sarah Paz Hyde and Chrystal Lea Nause. The work collectively explores the idea of losing part of oneself only to unexpectedly finding something else. All images were photographed with large format 4×5 cameras, using hand-processed film. No digital manipulation has been used.

Wonder Lost is an ongoing series that examines the relationship between childhood memories and their transition to adult recollections of the past; ultimately addressing that little bit of something we all have lost: childhood wonder. In capturing fabricated and found spaces, she hope to encourage the viewer to reconnect with the missing parts of themselves, in a way that reminds us all to live in a more joyful and imaginative, playful way by letting go of the unnecessary excess emotional baggage that results from being an “adult.”

Hyde’s first time photographing with a sense-of-purpose, a sense-of-self, was in high school. Long drives on sunlit backroads, in a 1991 Toyota Cressida, sunroof open, hair whisping around as sun rays peak through tree leaves, in search of magic — anything that spoke to me. Sarah Paz Hyde is a Southern Illinois native currently calling Colorado home.

This [currently untitled] body of work is a collection of deeply personal narratives based on my experience with the deaths of those who were closest to me. I attempt to find solace through the excavation of my own soul and mind. The images visually represent a personal journey, mired through depression and anxiety, all in a search to understand the permanence of loss through death.

Nause fell in love with the darkroom at the age of 16, as an exchange student in Tasmania, Australia. She is passionate about traditional darkroom processes and is an Administrative Member of the New Orleans Community Printshop and Darkroom. This Midwest native now calls New Orleans her home.

It Only Gets Worse: works by Jake Swanson


Opening: Saturday November 12th, 2016 from 6pm to 10pm
Exhibition Dates: November 12th through December 1st 2016
Works are available for vieweing every Tuesday & Thursday from 6pm – 10pm.

Please join us for the opening reception of Jake Swanson’s solo show “It Only Gets Worse” at the Nola Community-Printshop. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Guests are encouraged to arrive at 1201 Mazant St between the hours of 6-10 PM.

In addition to the works on display, there will be items made by the artist for purchase including t-shirts, posters, buttons, and stickers.

More announcements and info to come!

MyNew Orleans Photo Project


Opening: Saturday October 8th, 2016 from 6pm to 9pm
Exhibition Dates: October 8th through November 6th, 2016

Please join us for the gallery opening to celebrate the top photographers of the inaugural MyNew Orleans Photo Project. The top 23 photographers will be featured. This event is FREE and open to all ages.

MyNew Orleans Photo Project is designed to provide an opportunity for people affected by homelessness to share their perspectives through photography. They met with 95 people affected by homelessness in New Orleans to do a photography training, 62 returned their cameras with photos, 13 were chosen for the 2017 MyNew Orleans calendar and additional winners in the themes of transportation, faith, street and culture, storytelling, and landmarks will have their artwork displayed.

To find out more or to reserve your 2017 MyNew Orleans Calendar, visit their Kickstarter.

Expressions: a Youth Day Art Show

Opening: Saturday September 10th, 2016 from 6pm to 10pm
Exhibition Dates: September 10 – 29, 2016

Please join us for this gallery opening to support our Youth Day participants creative endeavors and help raise funds for their 2016 school year!

Youth Day, which is coordinated by the New Orleans Community Printshop & Darkroom, is a free art program for kids in the Upper Ninth Ward. The program teaches these children about printmaking and exposes them to different forms of art, artists, and cultural events and places in New Orleans and surrounding parishes.

The work shown in ‘Expressions’ was created by our New Orleans Community Printshop & Darkroom Youth Day participants during the past year. The kids have created prints to express their feelings, share inspirations from field trips, and share events that are affecting their community.

All proceeds are used to provide the children with school supplies for the upcoming school year.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Residue / Wetlands Art Tour 2016: works by Kiernan Dunn, Anthony Ford, and Rachel Speck


Opening: Saturday May 14th, 2016 from 6pm to 9pm
Exhibition Dates: May 14 – 26, 2016
Closing Event: Thursday, May 26th, 2016 from 6pm to 9pm

Join us Second Saturday for the Opening Reception of “Residue” with environmental print-based work by Kiernan Dunn, Anthony Ford, and Rachel Speck!  Residue is a group show in conjunction with the 3rd annual Wetlands Art Tour. The work reflects on what is left over from environmental neglect and degeneration.

Kiernan, Rachel and Anthony are longstanding members of the New Orleans Community Printshop with wide ranging subject matters.

Spring Print Sale
Saturday April 9th, 2016 from 6pm to 9pm


A one-day only print sale featuring works by our members.  Stop by and take a look at what is new for spring!

Cherry 600: works by Otto Splotch, Anna Timmerman, Julian Wellisz, Perry Hohlstein, Max Seckel, and Ryann Griffin

Opening: Saturday March 12th, 2016 from 6pm to 10pm
Exhibition Dates: March 12 – 25, 2016
Closing Event: Friday, March 25th, 2016 at 8pm

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About Exhibition

A multidisciplinary group show awash in light and color. Featuring prints, paintings, videos and tapestries by Otto Splotch, Anna Timmerman, Julian Wellisz, Perry Hohlstein, Max Seckel, and Ryann Griffin.

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‘Always Chasing Rainbows’ by Paul Rizzo

Opening: Saturday February 13th, 2016 from 6pm to 10pm
Exhibition Dates: February 13 – March 5, 2016


Artist Statement:

nostalgia is involved
and I can’t remember a thing
whereas my concious mind is usually oblivious
my unconscious is somehow totally aware

obsessed with documentation
I fill sketchbooks
and recreate 70s gay porn
as if it were reliable time travel

the whole process being purely reactionary
I am far more in touch with my heart than my head

‘Proximity’ by Joseph Tagliatela

Opening: Saturday January 9th, 2016 from 6pm to 10pm
Exhibition Dates: January 9 – 28, 2016

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Artist Statement:

PROXIMITY is about identity through human interaction, eroticism vs intimacy, and humans projecting fantasies onto other human bodies. This series functions as a sentimental archive of the artist’s departure from sex work in order to medically transition. PROXIMITY discusses transformation from the closet to visibility, and how trans bodies are often non consensually used as vehicles for cis consumption, realization, inspiration, exploitation, without compensation.

‘Close to the Knives’ by Colin O. Roberson

‘An Inventory: Processional Banner and Collodion Plates from 14 years of Photo Booth Self Portraits’ by Meg Turner

Opening: Saturday December 6th, 2014 from 6pm to 10pm

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