Oregon non-profit arts organizations Print Arts Northwest (PAN) and Whiteaker Printmakers (WhitPrint) are collaborating to facilitate a new print exchange. Our mission, through the Emerald Print Exchange, is to engage with printmakers across the US, to exhibit new works in Portland and Eugene, and to raise funds in support of our organizations.
Each participating artist sends us an edition of twelve hand-pulled original prints. We send each artist ten original prints by other artists. We retain two prints from every edition we receive, to be exhibited and sold for PAN and WhitPrint fundraising.
There is no theme for this exchange -- the subject matter is artist's choice. The exchange prints are randomly selected by us.
The Emerald Print Exchange is open to all printmakers with a postal address in the United States. It is limited to 200 participants, in order of registration. A non-refundable entry fee is required.
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”. Over- or under-sized submissions will be disqualified and returned. Image does not need to fill the paper.
Edition must be twelve prints, each one signed and numbered (1/12 - 12/12). 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 fee to participate is $35. (PAN and WhitPrint members: $25.) You must register and pay online before shipping your prints to us. The information we collect from you when you register will be used only for the Emerald Print Exchange. Once you register, we'll email you reminders about how and when to submit your edition. Click here to register now.
Your submission must be packaged in a single shipment. Slip-sheet between each print with interleaving, glassine, or newsprint. Enclose a copy of your Emerald Print Exchange confirmation letter, and ship package to:
Emerald Print Exchange
c/o Whiteaker Printmakers
1328 W. 2nd Avenue
Eugene, OR 97402
Jan 1: Official registration opening date.
May 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 acceptance deadline. All shipments must be received by this date.
Sep 1: Exchange shipments begin.