In January of 2020 Black Rock Editions was founded largely due to the generous contribution of Landfall Press’s Jack Lemon. The Gift comprised a complete fine art print studio that included in the facility, presses both lithographic and etching, curating, exposure units, gallery space and storage. Literally, 50 years of accumulated equipment and knowledge. All this came to us with the caveat, “What are you going to do with this?”
The answer was not a difficult one to arrive at. Steven and Christina Campbell decided to form Black Rock Editions, a fine art publisher and community-oriented workshop established with a specific mission; to produce prints with a focus on under-represented artists, platform B.I.P.O.C., women, and the LGTBQ+ community- creatives long overlooked by museums and collectors. Black Rock was founded in Santa Fe, New Mexico; one of the country’s foremost art and collector destinations and an epicenter of the Native Arts community.
In addition to this most vital mission, we hope to start a series of workshops for our community to promote printmaking and establish ourselves as an integral part of the arts community in the southwest.
Black Rock Editions has a fiscal sponsorship from the Santa Fe Art Institute. This relationship makes any donation a tax-deductible contribution and insures that we can carry on. You can choose to donate directly through the online link listed below:
Your donations will provide materials for artists: printing plates, paper, ink and drawing tools as well as supplies for our Print Clinics and workshops. Your funding and generosity will assist with fractional operating costs that bring our artists the highest quality prints and projects we know we can deliver. Please consider making a pledge.
Steve Campbell, Master Printer | A gentleman and a scholar. Bay Area boy who traveled to the Midwest where he taught and landed the perfect job: printing with Jack Lemon at Landfall Press. Eventually found himself mosey-ing out to the Southwest: blue skies, cacti, coyotes and high desert monsoons.
“I’m not from here; I just live here.” – James McMurtry
Christina Ziegler Campbell, Director | Regular Girl Friday. Proud Midwestern native via Seoul. The move away from the Chicagoland area was a bit of a culture shock but the quietness and darkness has become the preference. As a fan of music, the posted shop mixes are most likely curated by her. Sounds much taller over the phone.
“I don’t want to hear it.” – Minor Threat
Joshua Orsburn, Printer | An Austin transplant, Josh found his way to Landfall in 2016 and he’s been with the shop ever since. An important component in our transition to Black Rock, he’s our go to guy. He likes long walks on the beach and quiet evenings sipping a nice cup of Sleepy Time Tea.
“Go on and blame it on the rain. Cuz the rain don’t mind.” – Milli Vanilli