Call for Entries


Online entry opens December 10, 2014
Deadline closes May 8, 2015

Willie Cole

Throughout our 68 year history The Boston Printmakers has upheld the highest traditional standards in the field of printmaking, while continually looking toward the future, by embracing innovative and diverse contemporary printmaking media and methods.  Willie Cole, as juror for the 2015 North American Printmaking Biennial, is a refection of those values. Mr. Cole, an inventive printmaker, has work in the permanent collections of MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum as well as scores of international public and private collections. That he works in many media including found object sculpture, drawing and painting in addition to lithography, woodcut and digital printmaking reflects the inclusiveness of printmaking by artists today.

Entries accepted: December 10, 2014– May 8, 2015,

Biennial Venue
The Boston Printmakers 2015 North American Print Biennial is honored to be one of the inaugural exhibitions at The Lunder Arts Center at Lesley University College of Arts and Design, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Calendar 2015
Dec 10, 2014 Application process opens at CaFE
May 8, 2015 Application process closes
Jun 15 Notifications emailed
Aug 24 – Sep 19* Shipped work must be received (*from outside U.S. by Aug 31)
Sep 19 Hand delivered work must be received
Nov 8 Opening reception and events
Dec 12 Exhibition closes
Dec 13 Pick up of hand delivered work
Dec 14 Return of shipped work

Over $10,000 is available in juror-designated purchase prizes and materials awards. The Boston Printmakers’ purchase prizes are placed into permanent collections at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA; and the Boston Printmakers Collection at the Boston Public Library. Additionally, this show generates a large number of sales through Patron and public purchases. 

North American artists 18 years and older are eligible to enter. Original, innovative works in all printmaking media are eligible. Photographs, offset reproductions, or reproductions of artwork originally produced in another medium will not be considered. Submitted work may not have been exhibited in any other Boston Printmakers exhibition.


"The North American Print Biennial, can answer any and all questions about the state of printmaking today...printmaking is alive, well, and thriving.... "

-Roberta Waddell, Curator Emerita, The New York Public Library

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CALL FOR ENTRY: 2012 – 2015

Eligibility: Original prints, drawings, and other graphic materials including sculpture and installation by any member of SGC International in good standing completed between 2008 and 2012, new memberships are welcome.

2-d submissions should be no larger than 28”x26”. Sculptural submissions should be no larger than 24” in any dimension, and weigh no more than 15 lbs. Installation submissions should pack into a container no larger than 24” in any dimension and weigh no more than 15lbs

Full SGCI Prospectus

Juror: Frances Myers is a print artist who works in and teaches etching.  She continually reinvigorates her prolific career as a printmaker through her experiments with unusual materials and new technologies – digital prints, installation and video.  She teaches in, and is Chair of, the Graphics Area of the Art Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She has received two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, H.I. Romnes and Kellett Mid-Career Awards from her university.  She has chaired and participated in many panels and symposiums concerning print issues, including the College Art Association, SGC International, the Proof in Print Symposium, Boston, “The Digital Revolution in Print” panel, Cortona, Italy, etc.  Myers has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions internationally and throughout the United States.  Her work has been collected by most museum print rooms in this country and many abroad including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the National Museum of American Art, Washington, D,C,, The Chicago Art Institute, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Los Angeles, the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, and the Musee des Arts Decoratif, Paris.


July 20, 2011: Deadline for Entries, Midnight, Eastern Standard Time

August 30, 2011: Notification of Juror’s Decision

December 1, 2011: Deadline for Receipt of Work

March 14, 2012: Show Premieres at SGC International conference in New Orleans, LA

Spring 2015: End of exhibit traveling in US, begins traveling internationally

Spring of 2017: End of exhibit traveling internationally

Entry Procedures: A non-refundable entry fee of $25 for three entries (1 image for 2-d submissions, 2-3 images for sculpture and installation submissions). Artists will receive a Paypal prompt after receipt of submission email.

Submissions are accepted via email ONLY.

  1. JPEG images, 2100 pixels on the longest side (as attachments)
  2. Image list: artist name, contact info,  title of the work, medium, dimensions and year completed (in body of email)
  3. 1 page Artist statement and CV (Microsoft Word)  (as attachments)
  4. SGC International membership number (in body of email)

Submissions should be sent with the subject “2012-15 traveling exhibit” to

Interested in hosting this exhibition?

For More Information:

Stephanie Standish, Traveling Exhibition Coordinator


Phone: 908-328-9379

The SGCI is the largest print organization in North America. Its annual conference is the biggest annual gathering focused on the field of printmaking. Artists from all 50 states attend the conference. Regular international attendees come from Canada, South and Central America, and Europe. While organizing a conference is a lot of work, there are significant professional benefits to the host institution, its faculty and students.





The LAPS Foundation is providing a $2000 cash scholarship award for full time printmaking students on Saturday, December 4th, 2010.

One student will receive a minimum of $1000, and an additional $1000 will be distributed at the discretion of the jury.

Applications for these 2010 grants are available here.

Printmaking faculty, please encourage your students to apply. Student members of LAPS are eligible, but members of LAPS are not eligible. Each applicant must submit a portfolio of 6 prints. Of those, 2 must be editioned prints. The completed application must be included with the portfolio and signed by a faculty member.

Each applicant will be notified well in advance about time and location for delivery of his/her portfolio and signed application.


For more information contact Barbara Frankel, Chair: LAPS Foundation



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