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.
The Emerald Print Exchange is open to all printmakers. It is limited to 200 participants, in order of registration. A non-refundable entry fee is required. Click here to get registered now!
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.
Edition Size and Identification
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.
You must register and pay online before shipping your prints to us. (Click here to do that now!) The information we collect from you 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.
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 USA
Dates and Deadlines
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.