Current and Upcoming Exhibits

at the Washington Printmakers Art Gallery in Georgetown, DC. featuring art prints, photographs, and artist books.

 Members almost always have work on the walls. The exhibitions listed below are in addition to that work.

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Washington In Prints
Deceptively Obvious
July 1– August 2, 2015

Artists Reception, Saturday, July 11, 2015, 3:00 to 5:00 pm

This July our Gallery celebrates 30 years as an organization. July also marks one full year since the Gallery’s return to Washington, to Georgetown’s Book Hill arts area. By way of celebration WPG presents new treats for July: a new electronic display for prints in the Gallery;  a new system for hanging prints;  and these two new exhibits.

WASHINGTON IN PRINTS – Prints from 15 WPG members featuring content related to Washington. All printmaking methods are represented. Many WPG printmakers have been members of the Gallery over its 30 years. And of course the Washington area provides many opportunities for printmaking imagery. The WPG July celebration offers an opportunity to showcase some of this work on our gallery walls. Other Washington prints will be available in Gallery bins and flat files during the exhibition month.

DECEPTIVELY OBVIOUS, a Broadside Portfolio, is a collaboration between students , alumni and faculty of the Corcoran’s Art & the Book Program of George Washington University, and Washington DC area poets. The exhibit consists of ten broadside prints made this past Spring, reflecting a range of print media. The project was a collaborative effort with writers and artists, working together under the title. Deceptively Obvious. The portfolio includes a beautifully designed and bound case by graduate student Marisol Ardon. Individual prints from the project are available for sale at WPG.

Please feel free to drop in to view the new exhibits throughout the month of July.  And, as always, our bins are full of exciting work from our artists. So come on in!

18th Annual Washington Printmakers’
National Small Works Exhibition
August 5-30, 2015

Artists Reception and Announcement of Winners, Saturday, August 8, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.


Selected prints by artists from across the nation, including hand-pulled prints, digital prints, and photographs.

The juror for this competitive exhibit is Greg Jecmen, Associate Curator of Old Master Prints and Print and Drawing, Study Room Supervisor, National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Click here to learn more about the National Small Works Exhibition.


Show and Teach: Look and Learn and
Back to School: Color and Abstraction
September 2 – October 4, 2015

Artists Reception on Saturday, September 5, 3:00–5:00 p.m.

SHOW AND TEACH: LOOK AND LEARN — Gallery visitors have the opportunity to learn about current printmaking concepts, methods, and materials by examining selected prints by area printmakers who teach printmaking. Participants include some of the many Washington Printmakers Gallery members who teach printmaking. Selected instructors from various local educational institutions have also been invited into the exhibit.

BACK TO SCHOOL: COLOR AND ABSTRACTION — With the highpoint of the Washington Color School now a half century in the past, Washington Printmakers Gallery exhibits current work by Gallery members who emphasize color and abstraction in their printmaking.

Other Upcoming Exhibits

October, 2105 — Yolanda Frederikse
November, 2015 — Martina Marki Tillman
December, 2015 — Pauline Jakobsberg
January, 2016 — Invitational
February, 2016 — Excellence in Printmaking
June, 2016 — Rosemary Cooley and Cynthia Back
August, 2016 — 18th Annual Washington Printmakers’ National Small Works Exhibition. Selected entries from the competition will be exhibited.
October, 2016 — Mike Hagan
November, 2016 — Gabriel Jules, Margaret Adams Parker, and Ellen Verdon WinklerDecember, 2016 — Danny Schweers

Start and end dates of exhibits are generally the first Wed. of the month through the last Sunday of the month. Receptions are usually the first Saturday after the opening.

Past Exhibits

Click here to see recent exhibits at the Washington Printmakers Gallery.

A Promising Year

We at the Washington Print Foundation can already see that 2015 is an exciting one for lovers of art. Help us make this continue. Please remember the Washington Print Foundation when you plan your charitable giving. All donations are tax deductible and very much appreciated.