Frequently Asked Questions:

Will Highpoint turn my painting/photograph/drawing into a print?

Highpoint does not reproduce works of art, we are focused on creating original fine art prints. Consider taking a class with Highpoint or, if you have printmaking experience, joining our co-op to create your own original prints.

Does Highpoint do scanning and digital printing?

Highpoint's focus is on traditional forms of printmaking such as intaglio, relief, lithography, and screenprinting. Currently, we do not have the facilities for scanning or creating digital prints, but here is a list of companies in the area that might be able to help with that:

Scan and Print Resources

Imagine Express
2633 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55406
imagine-express.com
(612) 728-1500

Thomas Printworks
801 2nd Avenue N, Minneapolis, MN 55405
thomasprintworks.com
(612) 374-1120

Bam Bam Grafix
1002 Main Street, Studio 2017, Hopkins, MN 55343
bambamgrafix.com
(612) 234-2877

Color Space Art and Imaging
77 13th Avenue NE, Suite 206A, Minneapolis, MN 55413
colorspaceartandimaging.com
(612) 392-0230

The Lab Digital
1400 12th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
www.thelabdigital.com
(612) 850-6860

MJ Heubach Fine Art and Design
4145 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 5506
www.mj.mjheubach.com
(651) 340-4333

Does Highpoint appraise prints/other works of art?

No, but we are happy to offer the following list of people who may be able to help with this:

Professional Appraiser and Dealer Associations

www.appraisersassociation.org

www.appraisers.org

www.artdealers.org


Local Appraisers

Wesley P. Kramer
Specializing in 19th and 20th century art
www.kramergallery.com
(651) 225-8325

Jonathan Carver
Framing, restoration, and appraisals
www.verncarverbeard.com
(612) 339-3449

Can Highpoint help me sell my plates/inks/equipment?

No, we do not have the staff necessary to help others sell items and materials.

Can I purchase paper and other materials from Highpoint?

No, we are not a retailer, but here are few of the businesses we use:

Local Retailers

Wet Paint
1684 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
www.wetpaintart.com
(651) 698-6431

Northwest Graphic Supply
4200 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406
nwgraphic.com
(612) 729-6647

MCAD Art Cellar
2501 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 874-3775

Blick Art Materials
3867 Gallagher Dr, Edina, MN 55435
www.dickblick.com
(952) 831-6061

Art Materials
2728 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
www.artmaterialsonline.com
(612) 872-8088


National Retailers

Takach Press
www.takachpress.com
(800) 248-3460

Hiromi Paper
hiromipaper.com
(866) 479-2744

McClain’s Printmaking Supplies
www.imcclains.com
(800) 832-4264

Will Highpoint frame my print for me?

Highpoint does not offer framing services but we are happy to make a recommendation.

Local Framers

Universal Framing
2010 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55413
www.universalframing.net
(612) 331-1128

ArtServe
2422 Washington St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
www.artserve-midwest.com
(612) 788-7222

Museum Services Inc.
2921 Como Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
museumservices.org
(612) 378-1189

Opening Night Framing Services
2836 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
www.onframe-art.com
(612) 872-2325

Metropolitan Picture Framing
6959 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55439
www.metroframe.com
(800) 626-3139

How much does studio access at Highpoint cost?

Studio access (co-op membership) costs between $100 and $200 per month depending on the contract. More information on the co-op and contract options is available on the Co-op Membership page.

The only hourly access we provide, besides our classes and co-op membership, is individual private instruction. The rates for Private instruction are $45/hour for non Highpoint co-op members and $25/hour for current Highpoint co-op members. More information is available on the Private Instruction Page.

Does Highpoint offer hourly/daily/weekly rates or press rental?

In short, no. For new co-op members the shortest contract length is 3 months. More information on the co-op and contract options is available on the Co-op Membership page.

The only hourly access we provide, besides our classes and co-op membership, is individual private instruction. The rates for Private instruction are $45/hour for non Highpoint co-op members and $25/hour for current Highpoint co-op members. More information is available on the Private Instruction Page.

Does Highpoint offer hourly individual instruction?

Private instruction is offered as a service to those persons unable to attend our regular classes, or wanting to learn specific techniques. Instruction in each of the main print media (intaglio, lithography, relief, monotype, and screenprinting) is available. One on one instruction is charged in half-hour increments, with a one-hour minimum being scheduled through the Studio Manager. Timing and frequency of instruction is dependent on staffing, class, and studio schedules. This service is considered educational and is not offered as an editioning or ‘printer for hire’ service. The rates for Private instruction are $45/hour for non Highpoint co-op members and $25/hour for current Highpoint co-op members. More information is available on the Private Instruction Page.

Can I exhibit my work at Highpoint?

Co-op members have the opportunity to participate in our semi-annual co-op exhibits. We also administer a a bi-annual international juried print exhibition that is open to any artist working in printmaking. Highpoint is not currently seeking exhibition proposals.

How can I become a Highpoint Editions artist?

We have a curatorial committee that searches for our Highpoint Editions artists. We are not currently seeking applications.

Does Highpoint ever rent its space for outside events?

On rare occasions when HP’s event calendar is open we will rent our space. Our main goal is to rent to other non-profits who are having an event to benefit their mission. Please contact Highpoint’s Executive Director for pricing and other questions.

Does Highpoint offer group tours?

Yes we do! Visit the Scheduling Group Tours page for more information and to schedule a tour.