Small Press Fair Studio Visit

Extra Virgin Press’ 2020-2021 programming is made possible with support from The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation at The Miami Foundation; The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; The Miami Foundation, the Office of the Mayor of Miami-Dade County, Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners, and the Miami-Dade County Department of Public Housing and Community Development.

Give Miami Day 2020 Early Giving is Here

Extra Virgin Press continues to support kids, music, and poetry. We will need these things, as the world comes back online.

If you are part of a community that supports the Arts, please consider lending your support to your favorite organizations at GiveMiami on November 19, 2020. After the last nine months in various stages of diminished community participation, from quarantine to the current restrictions, all of our relationships with organizations have changed. The smallest donations by the largest numbers of supporters will make it possible to keep our favorite organizations afloat.

This year there are prizes for the first gift on Thursday at the stroke of Midnight. If you can be online and donate the second the clock turn to Thursday we will have an opportunity for a cash prize. Additional prizes over the week are going to be available for early donations, unique donations, and other categories. The minimum donation is $25.

Small Press Fair

Saturday, November 14th at 1:00 pm Extra Virgin Press will be participating in the SPF’20 Small Press Fair and Market, a virtual print paradise.

Visit us and a range of makers in a series of short videos on Saturday from Noon to 6pm, with a deluxe visit with our hero, Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. of the famed Kennedy Prints/ A Pile of Bricks fame later in the day.

More info at and @SPFFTL

A.I.M Biennial

Featuring the the following works from Extra Virgin Press

  • Patience, patience, patience. Raise Your Voice. 12.5 in x 19 in. Letterpress print on chipboard. 2020 (Little Haiti)
  • Level Path. Raise Your Voice. 12.5 in x 19 in. Letterpress print on chipboard. 2020(Little Haiti)
  • Forward. 12.5 in x 19 in. Letterpress print on chipboard. 2020 (Little Haiti)
  • Love Is. Raise Your Voice. 12.5 in x 19 in. Letterpress print on chipboard. 2020 (West Grove)

After twenty five years of making prints and teaching teenagers, my practice records the people and places of my tribes, and our shared world. They taught me that I am the stranger in the strange land, but took me in anyhow.

Tom Virgin

Art in Movement • Art is Matter • Andedan ici Mwen • Activism is Movement • Ahora imagina Movimiento • Acabamos iniciar Machetes, Art in Miami…etc

The A.I.M Biennial is focused on site specific installations through out South Florida, by local practitioners, that responds to the historically layered landscape, landmark locations, urban vernacular architecture, Everglades and diverse communities. Installations are ephemeral in temporal pieces; abandoned warehouses, buildings, parks, rivers, with an emphasis on ritual, monuments and shrines.  The economy of the materials are key in addressing the tenor of our times; social political impact of polarized Racial dissent, Police brutality, political, emotional and economic of Covid-19. A.I.M is a platform and outlet for responding, meditating, healing and transcending collectively.

A.I.M asks the artists to challenge themselves and work outside their studios. For their work to be engaged in a form of infinite exchanges with the public and landscape.

All work is documented by the artists and presented on the A.I.M website. A tabloid supplemental newspaper with map and synopsis of all works will be distributed free to the public. A bound catalogue will be published posthumously.

William Cordova (cultural practitioner)
Marie Vickles (Education director Perez Art Museum / Curator Little Haiti Cultural Center)
Gean Moreno (Artist / Author / Artistic Director Institute of Contemporary Art)
Mikhaile Solomon (Curator / Director of Prizm Art Fair)

Local artists get a tailwind boost from MIA acquisitions initiative

Airport purchases works from 14 visual artists to be included in MIA’s art collection

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(MIAMI, September 16, 2020) – Miami International Airport is supporting the local arts ecosystem in Miami-Dade County during the pandemic by purchasing works from 14 local artists. The artworks will be featured in an exhibition scheduled for 2021, and they will then be displayed at various locations throughout the airport. 

The 14 contemporary artworks – consisting of paintings, photographs, and works on paper – were selected during a rigorous selection process by a six-person panel comprised of local art and museum professionals, including curators and public art program administrators. The jurors, in MIA’s first-ever call to artists announced in July, reviewed 253 submissions by 157 artists. Entries for consideration had to be existing two-dimensional artworks created within the last three years by artists with demonstrated experience in public art and/or with a history of exhibiting artwork at galleries, museums and alternative art spaces. The artists also had to be living and working in Miami-Dade County.

“The goals of this acquisition initiative are to showcase the broad and diverse spectrum of talent that our local art community has to offer, and to divide our funding among multiple working artists at a time when there are less opportunities,” said Gendry Sherer, MIA Fine Arts & Cultural Affairs Division Director. “We are also proud to continue presenting exhibitions through MIA Galleries, where South Florida artists can exhibit their work daily in front of an international audience.” 

The final artists selected compose a diverse group from varied artistic practices: Maria Theresa Barbist; Lujan Candria; Amalia Caputo; Cara Despain; Annick Duvivier; Carol Jazzar; Regina Jestrow; Monica Lopez de Victoria; Addonis Parker; Najja Moon; Ian Patrick O’Connor; Christina Pettersson; Silvia Ros; and Tom Virgin.

“I want to thank MIA so much for this opportunity in having my artwork displayed at the airport,” said Duvivier. “You brought a ray of sunshine and encouragement into my life in a time of doubt and uncertainty.” 

Lopez de Victoria added: “I am thrilled to have my artwork selected to be included in MIA’s permanent collection. I am grateful that institutions like MIA are investing in Miami’s artists. It is a crucial time to make a difference in our local creative community. Every bit goes a long way.”

About MIA Galleries

MIA Galleries is Miami International Airport’s Arts & Exhibition program. Founded in 1996 and organized by the Miami-Dade Aviation Department’s Division of Fine Arts & Cultural Affairs, MIA Galleries seeks to enhance the passenger experience by creating a visually engaging environment that is contemporary, thought-provoking and reflective of our South Florida community.

Instagram, Twitter & Facebook: @iflyMIA
Hashtag: #ArtsAtMIA

Virtual Studio Visit on Instagram Live @fountainheadresidency

Join me for a virtual studio visit on Instagram Live @fountainheadresidency on May 6, 2020 at 6:00 pm. I’ll be discussing my work and answering any questions you might have! Link in bio to watch. If you miss me LIVE, it will be on Fountainhead’s Instagram Story for 24 hours and later added to Fountainhead Residency’s YouTube Channel.

Please come and meet some of my supporters, collaborators, writers, artists, and friends.

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Tom Virgin’s prints:

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Amos Paul Kennedy’s Pile of Bricks:
Art in Action: A Conversation with Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.

Many thanks for the support of Oolite Arts:

GiveMiami 2018 is Live

Today is GiveMiami Day
Extra Virgin Press has spent seven summers learning from the letterpress community in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Letterpress printing in Minnesota is alive and well, growing a new generation of printers in the Midwest. We will bring that knowledge back to Miami. Your donations to Extra Virgin Press through GiveMiami will offer us another chance to visit this vital printing community, to purchase type and specialized tools, and bring it back to South Florida.

Take a look at MCBA Book Arts Biennial 2017

Some of the magic, Midwest glue that holds the printing community together…
The Minnesota Center for Book Arts hosted Amos Kennedy and one of his many powerful community oriented prints in July 2017. He filled the MCBA with 6500 prints.

Below, John Coy and Gaylord Schanilec, and some really cool glue that went into printing “My Mighty Journey.”

Extra Virgin Press is proud to be supported by our local community, students, writers and artists.