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WHAT IS PEGBOARD PRESS?


My name is Ian J. Welch, and I am an artist living in Toledo, OH. I'm passionate about printmaking and making the process more accessible to the community in Toledo. I love collaborating with fellow artists and fellow Toledoans. 

Pegboard Press is located on the second floor of Gathered Gallery and Studios in the historic Warehouse District of downtown Toledo, with three vintage printing presses set up to work with various traditional printmaking methods including intaglio, lithography, monoprint, relief and bookmaking.

A bit on my background: I graduated with my Master of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking from Northern Illinois University after earning my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Bowling Green State University. I've had the pleasure of having my work featured in multiple exhibitions throughout the US including in Philadelphia, New York City, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Atlanta, and Portland, as well as numerous exhibitions throughout Northwest Ohio. I am currently represented by Gathered Gallery in Toledo OH. and Hudson Gallery in Sylvania OH. and additionally employed as an instructor at Bowling Green State University and Owens Community College.

My mission with Pegboard Press is to educate and collaborate. I seek to bring together both professional artists and art lovers and present to them the opportunity to explore a new medium and share my passion for printmaking.