Call for Entries!
Deadline: June 3, 2017.
20th Annual Washington Printmakers’
National Small Works Competition and Exhibition
August 2 thru 26, 2017
Reception and Awards, Saturday, August 12, 1–4pm
Eligible entries are hand-pulled prints, screen prints, digital prints, photographs, and three-dimensional work with print components.
Enter the competition by submitting your images on-line. Click the button above! Send in prints only if the judge selects your work.
Winning pieces will be selected by the competition juror and then exhibited at the Washington Printmakers Gallery, August, 2 thru 26, 2017. The grand-prize winner will be given a solo exhibit in 2018. Other prizes will be awarded.
- Call-for-Entries deadline for submissions is June 3, 2017.
Last year we received 395 works from 109 artists.
- Jurying – June 4 through June 19, 2017
- Notification of acceptances – June 21, 2017
- Receipt of works – July 17 – 22, 2017
- Winners Notified – August 2, 2017
- Show Opens – Wednesday, August 2, 2017
- Reception and Awards – Saturday, August 12, 2017, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
- Grand Prize: Solo Exhibition at Washington Printmakers Gallery in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. in 2018.
- 2nd Prize: $250 Gift Certificate from Speedball Art Products.
- 3rd Prize: $100 Gift Certificate from Renaissance Graphic Arts.
- Solarplate Award: $100 Gift Certificate from Hampton Editions.
- Serigraph Award: $250 Award from the Washington Print Foundation.
Artists may submit up to four (4) entries for a non-refundable entry fee of $35. Only one artwork from each applicant will be chosen for exhibit; that is, no entrant will have more than one piece selected and put on display.
This exhibition is open to any artist 18 years of age or older residing in the United States of America except members of the Washington Printmakers Gallery and the Washington Printmakers Foundation. Submitted works must be:
- Hand-pulled prints, screen prints, digital prints, photographs, and three-dimensional work with print components.
- Original, editioned, and archivally printed and framed. (We accept editions of one, that is, 1/1, of monoprints, etc.)
- Completed within the past two years.
- Image may be NO LARGER THAN 100 square inches.
- Frame may be NO LARGER THAN 256 square inches.
- Three dimensional work may be no more than 250 cubic inches needing no frame.
Conditions for Exhibition of Accepted Work
Detailed instructions will be sent to artists with accepted works. As a general guideline, accepted works must be:
- Matted and framed to professional standards using ARCHIVAL materials in neutral colors;
- Listed for sale. When setting prices please note that WPG will retain a 40% commission on all sales;
- Shipped PREPAID in sturdy, re-usable containers and packing materials, with repacking instructions. No Styrofoam peanuts please.
- Packed with PREPAID UPS or FEDEX return label. Any entries that are submitted without a return label will not be exhibited.
- Work that arrives damaged, that does not meet the conditions for exhibition, or that differs markedly from the entry image submitted will be disqualified from the show.
Washington Printmakers Gallery
1641 Wisconsin Avenue
Washington, DC 20007
Washington Printmakers Gallery insures works on display in the gallery but cannot assume responsibility for works in transit. Insurance during shipping must be carried by the artist. Entering this exhibition shall constitute understanding and agreement on the part of the artist with the conditions stated.
About Washington Print Foundation
This exhibition is made possible by the Washington Print Foundation, a nonprofit organization established in 2005 to foster the creation and appreciation of printmaking. Read More…
About Washington Printmakers Gallery
Established in 1985, the Washington Printmakers Gallery is a cooperative print gallery located in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC, near Book Hill. Read more…
Susan Calloway (Owner and Director of Susan Calloway Fine Arts in Washington D.C.); Christine Neptune (Founder, Neptune Fine Art in Washington, D.C.); Greg Jecmen (Associate Curator of Old Master Prints and Print and Drawing, Study Room Supervisor, National Gallery of Art, Washington); Eric Denker (Senior Lecturer National Gallery of Art); Krystyna Wasserman (Director of Library and Research Center, The National Museum of Women in the Arts); Linda C. Simmons (Curator Emeritus, The Corcoran Gallery of Art); Joann Moser (Senior Curator of Graphic Art, The Smithsonian American Art Museum); Katherine L. Blood (Curator of Fine Prints, Library of Congress); Stephen Phillips (Assistant Curator, The Phillips Collection); Anne Shafer (Assistant Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, Baltimore Museum of Art); Helen Frederick (Founder and longtime director of Pyramic Atlantic); Jane Famer (independent curator); and Philippa Hughes (Founder and Chief Creative Contrarian of the Pinkline Project, as well as DC Commissioner for the Arts and Humanities.)