Call to Artists:
Emerald Print Exchange 2019
Whiteaker Printmakers and Print Arts Northwest are delighted to announce the second annual Emerald Print Exchange, expanded for 2019 to include international entries. All artists are invited to click here to register for the 2019 exchange. Join us in our mission to engage with printmakers around the world, to exhibit new works in Portland and Eugene, and to raise funds for our non-profit organizations.
News flash!! As of May 31, the Emerald Print Exchange is FULL, with 200 participants!
Each participating artist sends us an edition of twelve hand-pulled original prints. We send each artist ten original prints by other artists, randomly selected by us. We retain two prints from every edition we receive, to be exhibited and sold for PAN and WhitPrint fundraising. And we use some of the images online to promote the Emerald Print Exchange.
All forms of editionable, hand-pulled prints are acceptable, including etching/aquatint, lithography, woodcut, linocut, mezzotint, and screenprint.
No monotypes. No giclées, reproductions, or photographs. Please, to prevent damage to other entries, no glitter or 3-D.
Paper size MUST be 5”x7” (127 mm x 178 mm). Over- or under-sized submissions will be disqualified and returned. Image does not need to fill the paper.
The complete edition must be twelve prints, each one signed and numbered (1/12 - 12/12). You may retain artist proofs (marked A/P) only. Titles are optional. Because of size restrictions, you may sign and number your prints on the back instead of the front. Please also print your name clearly on the back of each print.
The entry fee is $35 for US participants, $45 for international, with a $10 discount for PAN and WhitPrint members.
Your submission must be packaged in a single shipment. Slip-sheet between each print with interleaving, glassine, or newsprint. Send shipment to:
Emerald Print Exchange
c/o Whiteaker Printmakers
1328 W. 2nd Avenue
Eugene OR 97402
Jan 1: Official registration opening date.
Jun 1: Registration closes. (Note that we'll close registration as soon as 200 artists sign up, which may be before this deadline.)
Aug 1: Submission deadline. We must receive your shipment by this date.
Sep 10: Exchange shipments begin.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or comments.
Participants, we'll be emailing you at the address you provided when you registered. Please contact us ASAP if your email or postal address changes!
Did we mention that you can CLICK HERE to register for the 2019 Emerald Print Exchange?