August 2 thru 26, 2018.
Eligible entries include original pulled prints, digital prints, photographs, and 3-dimensional works including book arts, with print components that are 100 square inches or less and a frame size of 256 square inches or less. 3D works are limited to 250 cubic inches.
An on-line submission form will be available soon.
Deadline for Submission:
May 31, 2018
Winning pieces will be selected by the competition juror and will be on exhibit August 2 thru 26, 2018. The grand-prize winner will be given a solo exhibit in 2019. Other prizes will be awarded.
2018 Exhibition Catalog
A catalog of the 2018 NSW Exhibition, including statements from the juror and the winning artists will be created.
2018 Schedule: Details To Be Announced
- Call-for-Entries deadline for submissions TBA
- Notification of acceptances
- Receipt of works –
- Winners Notified –
- Exhibit: August 2–26, 2018 — An exhibit of the work chosen in the 2018 competition.
- Reception and Awards –
Reception and Awards Presentation: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at WPG on Aug. 18.
- Grand Prize: Solo exhibition at the Washington Printmakers Gallery in Georgetown, sponsored by the Washington Print Foundation.
- 2nd Prize: $250 Gift Certificate from Speedball Art Products.
- 3rd Prize: Solarplate Award gifted by Dan Welden
- 4th Prize: Gift Certificate from Renaissance Graphic Arts.
- 5th Prize: Plaza Art Materials Gift
- Juror’s Award for Best Screen Print: $250 cash award
2018 Juror: Susan J. Goldman
Susan J Goldman is an artist, master printmaker, filmmaker, and teacher. Goldman received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Indiana University-Bloomington in 1981. She received her Master of Fine Arts from Arizona State University-Tempe, in 1984. Since completion of graduate school, Goldman has always had a working studio, and other artists have always sought her out to either train them or assist them to produce their work. After moving to Washington in 1990, Goldman taught printmaking at the Corcoran College of Art and Design, MICA, Georgetown University, while simultaneously working for ten years as a Master Printer and Program Director at Pyramid Atlantic (a non-profit center for papermaking and printmaking). Goldman developed many wonderful relationships with artists with whom she had printed with over the years. Susan began Lily Press® as a private studio in 2000. In 2006 she realized her first collaborative projects, co-publishing an edition of linocuts with Elizabeth Catlett, producing monotypes and screen print editions with Michael Gross, and in 2010, four suites of etchings with Renee Stout and a portfolio of etchings with Jake Muirhead. Her most recent collaborations in 2016-2017 includes: Sam Gilliam, Victor Ekpuk, Choco, Star Varner, Roxanne Sexauer, Keira Hart-Mendoza, Sharon Wolpoff, Carol Barsha and Eve Stockton. From 2000-2012 was Adjunct Professor and Master Printer for Navigation Press at George Mason University-Fairfax, printing for artists William T Wiley, Enrique Chagoya and Karen Kunc. Since 2012 Goldman sustains a full time vibrant studio practice producing and exhibiting her own work nationally and internationally. Her work is in private and public collections worldwide. She is Founding Director of Printmaking Legacy Project ®, a non-profit dedicated to the documentation, preservation and conservation of printmaking practice and history. Goldman received a National Endowment for the Arts Grant 2011-12, as producer and director of Midwest Matrix ®, an hour-long documentary videotape DVD on the fine art printmaking tradition of the American Midwest. With Lily Press®, Goldman as Artistic Director, has created a studio where printmaking can continue to survive, as well as thrive, and has provided a place of community for artists. In doing so, Goldman has established herself as a valuable player in the future of the print. www.lilypress.com, www.printmakinglegacyproject.org, www.susangoldman.net
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…
Scott Hutchison (Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Art History, Georgetown University); 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.)