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President: Alain Costaz

Beverly Peden

Randie Feil

Members at Large:
Cindy Wright
Laura Feeleus




Ground Zero Printmakers Society is located in the heart of Victoria's Chinatown heritage district. Monthly meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month from 7pm - 9pm. Hands-on Mini Workshops alternate with business-at-hand meetings.

Facilities for Etching, Intaglio, Relief, small Water-based Silkscreen, and related mediums are available by the year, month, and week. GZPS has a library focusing on printmaking and related subjects, an archive of studio prints, and members’ original prints available for view and purchase.

GZPS has a longtime association with Xchanges Gallery and has held Annual Members Exhibitions in its gallery space.

New members are welcome all year round. Contact us for a studio visit, to receive detailed information or to register for hands-on workshops and classes.

Alain Costaz, BFA, GZP President/ Instructor
Alain Costaz image
Alain Costaz has been printmaking and teaching at Ground Zero Printmakers Studio in Victoria since 1993. He was printmaking instructor at Victoria College of Art from 1996 to 2007 where he also taught drawing.
A graduate of Concordia University, he was Technical Coordinator at La Guilde Graphique printmaking studio in Montreal.
In his Victoria Chinatown studio, Alain makes drawings, paintings and collage, creating multi-media, 2 and 3 dimensional pieces. His work is represented by galleries in Victoria, Toronto and Montreal.

Victoria Edgarr, BFA, GZP Instructor
Victioria Edgarr image   Victoria Edgarr uses images metaphorically, showing an intertwining personal, actual, and mythological narrative.
An artist-printmaker for 25 years, Victoria (BFA) has worked extensively with etching, from wall sized monotype works to editions of miniatures. She also uses the artists' book form, ceramics, photography, poetry, drawing, etc. focusing her attention on materials and processes, allowing for freedom of imagination and image-making.
Originally from Montreal, Victoria Edgarr studied art at Dawson College and Concordia University (BFA '80.)  In her printmaking training at la Guilde Graphique, Victoria was influenced by the revolutionary practice of S.W. Hayter, of Atelier 17, Paris, in his fusion of artist and technician, his philosophy of art collaborating with materials, and his semi-automatist/surrealist approach to image-making.
Victoria is also part of 'CHLOE' with Alain Costaz.

Bev Peden, Secretary
Bev Peden image   Bev Peden is a Canadian artist exploring printmaking and oil painting at her home on Pender Island, British Columbia. Having lived in Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia for 20 years, her African experiences have strongly influenced her Eastern African paintings and printmaking. She has also enjoyed writing about her experiences and has taken many photographs of people and life in East Africa.



Randie Feil, Treasurer
Randie Feil image   Randie Feil holds a BFA in Printmaking (1990) from the University of Victoria where her devotion to mezzotint first began. Her work is exhibited regularly in international shows, across Canada and the US, in England, Australia, Serbia, Mexico, Japan, and Bulgaria. Her work has been accepted into BIMPE in Vancouver, the Sidney Fine Art show, BAM! in Quebec, and Design Festa in Tokyo. Randie's imagery is inspired by a fascination with the natural world, and by the varied means - including myth, art, and scientific study - by which the world around us may be interpreted. 
Randie Feil is a member of the International Mezzotint Society.

Cindy Wright, Member at Large
Cindy Wright image  

Cindy Wright is a printmaker and mixed media artist working in exploratory methods, looking for new processes and materials to incorporate into classic techniques. A biologist and a paddler, her love and knowledge of oceans is often reflected in her subject matter. Her visual arts education is a combination of self-taught and community-based programming, as well as learning from other artists. She has exhibited in many GZPS and Xchanges Gallery shows where she is an active studio participant and board member.
Cindy holds an Honours B.Sc. from the University of Guelph (1990) and a M.Sc. from the University of Victoria (1994).

Laura Feeleus, Member at Large
Laura Feeleus image   Laura Feeleus completed a Diploma in Fine Art from the Vancouver Island School of Art in 2010.
Fibre and wax are her favourite mediums, and stitching, painting and printmaking are her current art practices.

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