Mission: To build communities that give life to printmaking, papermaking, and the book arts.
Vision: Excellence in printmaking, papermaking, and the book arts with access for all.
Beliefs: We believe that prints, handmade paper, and artist books are a source of inspiration; that experimentation leads to discovery; that collaboration leads to accessibility; that creativity is the cornerstone of the learning process.
Pyramid Atlantic carries out its mission through our three core programs areas: Artist Development, Arts Education, and Community Engagement. These programs connect community to the arts via activities designed to spark a dialogue between professional artists and the public.
Pyramid Atlantic is a 501(c)(3) non-profit contemporary arts center and was founded in 1981 by noted artist and teacher Helen C. Frederick to provide a setting for artistic collaboration and dialogue. Since then, Pyramid has played a critical role in the art world by:
-hosting hundreds of artists in residence
-developing outreach programs for students and the community
-offering classes for artists of all levels
-producing and publishing numerous print and artist book editions
-conserving and collecting works on paper
-curating exhibitions both locally and throughout the world
-providing professional development programs for teachers
Pyramid Atlantic receives federal and state funds as well as generous support from private foundations, corporations, and local businesses. In addition to this funding, we count individual donors and members among our most valued supporters.
At Pyramid, tradition and innovation go hand in hand. In 2003, Pyramid relocated to the heart of the Arts & Entertainment District in downtown Silver Spring, MD. The facility features a paper mill, print shop, letterpress studio, and bindery.
Pyramid Atlantic headquarters at
8230 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring, MD 209100
Executive Director Jose Dominguez with Founding and
Artistic Director Emeritus Helen Frederick