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Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who came out, bid on a print, and ate some cake. It was a wonderful celebration of Second State Press’s Fifth Birthday, and we’re glad you were there! We’re looking forward to another eventful year at Second State Press, and appreciate your support.

Missed your chance to bid on a print? You’re in luck!

Unsold prints from this year’s exchange will be available for purchase through the end of the month. Hand-built frames for your new print, t-shirts, drink holders, holiday tags, aprons and more are also still available! Stop by the shop to purchase your print or printmaking gear today.


We’ll see you tonight!

The prints are up, the shop is set, and we’re ready for your bids! The party is from 6-9 PM at Second State Press!

Bidding starts at $40 and will begin at 6 PM on Thursday, December 10th at SSP. Bidding closes promptly at 8 PM. Check out our facebook page to plan your bids.

Second State Press: 1400 N. American Street, Basement, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Ready… Set… Bid!

We are excited to see you on Thursday, December 10th for the Fifth Annual Silent Auction + Party – we have so much to celebrate and so much to share!

Silent Auction Buy it Now Option

The Fifth Annual Silent Auction and Party doesn’t begin until Thursday but that doesn’t mean we can’t start celebrating now! From now until Thursday, December 10th at 5pm, a selection of prints are available for instant purchase. If you can’t join us on Thursday, this is a great way to participate in the fun and get some great gifts for the holidays . . . if you are planning on joining us, this is your chance to get a jump start on the bidding!

Prints from left to right: Alexis Nutini, Justin Myer Staller, Mike Gamble, Melissa Ezelle, Eric Hinkley, and Shawn Smith

You’re Invited!!

Fifth Annual Silent Auction + Party
DATE: Thursday, December 10th
TIME: 6-9 PM

Celebrate with prints, dancing, special one night only offers on classes and membership, and limited edition swag! Over 60 of our members are hard at work creating editions for our Fifth Annual Member Print Exchange that will be available for purchase at the Silent Auction. Special prints will also be available by Richard Hricko, Evan Summer, and Rochelle.


Fifth Annual Member Print Exchange

We are inviting all members to help celebrate FIVE years of printmaking at Second State Press! Fifth Annual Member Print Exchange invites all members to create an edition of 22 8×10 inch prints. RSVP by November 15th at Prints are due at SSP by December 3rd. Learn more about the exchange here.

Holiday Hours

Second State Press will be closed on Thanksgiving day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. On all other days we will be open our regular hours, noon-10pm Tuesday-Sunday. See you in the studio!

Swap: Four Years of Exchange at Second State Press

Join us at the Free Library of Philadelphia on Saturday, September 19th from 2 PM – 4 PM for the opening reception of Swap: Four Years of Exchange at Second State Press. This exhibition includes a selection of prints from the past four years’ exchange portfolios at SSP. In an effort to de-mystify some of the technical aspects involved in traditional printmaking processes, the exhibition will also show the drawings, notes, and proofs of Christopher Hartshorne, Ryan Parker, Serena Perrone.   Additional prints will be on view at Second State Press through the month of September.

September Second Sunday Show + Tell

Join us Sunday, September 13th from 6-8 PM for our monthly Show + Tell. Mike Gamble will be our guest artist this month. This is a fantastic event for members and local artists to come together to discuss art and break bread. Participants bring food and art work that they would like to share and discuss with others. This FREE event is open to ALL, both members and nonmembers of SSP!