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Call to Artists: Pop-Up Shop at PaperBase

Call to Artists: Pop-Up Shop at PaperBase

Want in? Email us!

We're looking for local artists; printmakers, illustrators, and designers, working on paper and other small-scale works in any medium (priority goes to letterpress and risograph printed things, of course).

Recap: The Artist's Closet Release Party

Recap: The Artist's Closet Release Party

A huge thanks to everyone who came out that cold Friday night. We had a great crowd of friends, artists from the calendar, and people we had never expected to meet.

Hello From The PaperBase Intern Bekky Shin!!

Hello From The PaperBase Intern Bekky Shin!!

Hey everyone! My name is Bekky Shin and I'm the new PaperBase intern for spring of 2016. I'm really looking forward to working and learning from Sarah, Emily and Elizabeth this year. 

Some things about me: I'm currently a junior illustration major at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) focused primarily on comics, animation, and independent publishing.

Building A Creative Startup - The Story So Far.

Building A Creative Startup - The Story So Far.

It's really quite amazing, the transformations you go through in the first year of starting a business-

Last February seems like it might as well have been 10 years ago. We have grown so much as a team and as a start up! The whole way we've learned the hard lessons while creating so many things we can be proud of. In this first post on our new site I'd like to take stock of the past year before laying out some of our big plans for the next.

March 2015 - Together we drafted a presentation of our ideas and what we believe we'd want out of PaperBase. Then, we scheduled a few evenings to pitch it to our target audience. I remember all of this moving so quickly, our excitement was through the roof. But, before our first presentation we still asked ourselves quietly, nervously, "What if no one else is interested in this? Is this worth doing for more than just ourselves?" The response was (and still is!) enthusiastic and energizing from our supporters, and it gave us the motivation to keep pushing forward through more of the hard stuff- applying for grants, looking at commercial real estate, talking finances and legal agreements.