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See our Artwork at Comerica Bank

Art_Exhibit_ComericaThrough the months of December and January, come to Comerica Bank in San Leandro to see the wall hung paper sculptures by one of our letterpress printers, Bill Denham, the San Francisco photographs by another of our printers, Bettina Pauly, and mixed media prints by owner Kim Vanderheiden.

The paper in Bill Denham’s sculptures is from the scraps of our Painted Tongue Studios projects. Bill can tell you which project from which each set of papers originated.

Bettina Pauly’s photographs depict scenes around the Golden Gate Bridge, and compliment Kim Vanderheidens prints, which include the Bay Bridge, the cranes at the Port of Oakland, and other urban landscape.

If you get a chance to stop by, let us know what you thought of our work!


Sneak Peeks

days with Zahrah interview with Kim Vanderheiden

We should be able to post the segments aired on the days with Zahrah show very soon. In the meantime, here are two links we found that are related to the story:

Here is a transcript of the first segment. The written transcript is not very intelligible, actually, but there is a picture from the interview (also shown above). If you do decide to brave the “writing,” the letterpress talk begins at 00:21:00.

On Zahrah’s Facebook page, about halfway down on the left, is a video called “days with Zahrah 2010 episode #2 (HD).” It’s a short clip and if you watch to the end, you’ll see our Bill Denham printing on the Heidelberg.

More to come . . .

Fine Art for a Great Cause

December 11, 12 and 13 at the Anna Edwards Gallery in San Leandro, fine art and holiday gifts created by the artists at Painted Tongue will be available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Artful Steps Program at the Stepping Stone Growth Center.

The stated mission of Stepping Stones is “to enhance the independence, self-sufficiency, and quality of life of people with developmental disabilities who might otherwise be alienated from the mainstream of society.”  Learn more about the program at

Painting by LeeAnn Jacobs, handmade box by Mitsuko Baum

Painting by LeeAnn Jacobs, handmade box by Mitsuko Baum

Anna Edwards Gallery
237 East 14th Street, San Leandro, Ca 94577
(510) 632-1134  –

December 11, 12 and 13, 11am to 6pm

Join us Friday, December 11 from 6pm to 8pm for the opening reception, and Saturday, December 12 at 6pm as we raffle off artwork donated by the artists. It’s a great opportunity to purchase affordable fine art and gifts while helping out a truly worthy cause.

SF Open Studios


I (Benjamin Chan) will be showing my work this weekend with SF Open studios at the Soma Artist Studios.  I’ll be showing screenrprints, paintings, drawings, and even some ceramics.  If you can, come on by!  More information on my blog post.  -Benjamin Chan (PTP Apprentice)


Our very own Bill Denham is a featured in a new show titled: “Broadsided! The Intersection or Art and Literature.”  The show features letterpress printed broadside work from artists across the USA.

The show is at 23 Sandy Gallery, in Portland, Oregon.  More information: here.

Here are some pictures of Bill’s other Broadside work: Continue reading

Steam Rolling On

SFCB Steam Roller Event 2009
The Roadworks: Steamroller printing event was really fun. The weather was great, there were tons of people, lots of interesting looking prints, and live ( steamroller ) printing!
We’ve added more pictures from the event on our flickr account.  Check it out for more printing fun.


Here’s our table at the Vendor Fair.

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