The WPG Press Room floor plan

Press Room Mini-Solo Exhibition

Call for Entries

Deadline: August 15, 2014


Call For Entries

Washington Printmakers Gallery is seeking US resident artists (age 18 and over) who create hand-pulled prints, handmade paper, and/or book arts who are interested in submitting proposals for month-long exhibitions in the ‘Press Room’, for the 2015 season. At least ¾ of work to be exhibited must relate to the categories listed above. Shows may be solo or group exhibitions. Our deadline for applications is August 15, 2014. There is no fee to apply.

A view of the WPG Press Room

A view of the WPG Press Room

About the Press Room

The vault for Little Tavern Hamburgers, the original tenant of the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center building was retrofitted as an exhibition space by WPG in 2011. The room is 17×10 feet, white-washed, with fixed lighting and 46.5 linear feet of 3 in deep (4 in including the lip) display shelving around the perimeter. Outlets are available for installation purposes. The room also houses a small printing press (hence the room’s name) with a 13×36 in. bed, available for demonstrations.

To Apply

Submission materials are due August 15, 2014. This is not a postmark date. Please submit in person or post (email applications not accepted):

  • artist resume with current contact information
  • artist/exhibition statement
  • 10 JPEGS of work related to the proposal, with corresponding images list
  • a list of months in 2015 you CANNOT show, if accepted

Depending upon number of entries, a second round of reviews may be held. Those artists may be asked to submit physical work for review.

Please send exhibition proposals to
Press Room Proposals
c/o Washington Printmakers Gallery
8230 Georgia Ave, 2nd Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Proposals will be reviewed by Director and panel of Artist Members from WPG. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out in September 2014.

Other Information

There is an exhibition fee of $250 for accepted artists. This fee includes use of the space, representation by a professional gallery director for length of show, insurance of works while at WPG, announcements to approximately 2,500 emails in Washington Printmakers Gallery’s weekly e-vites, as well as features on WPG’s Facebook page, Twitter account, and blog. The gallery will retain a 40% commission on works sold (artists set their own prices).

Artists will be responsible for his or her own show cards and installation materials. Artists are responsible for installation and de-installation of their show with dates agreed upon with the Director. Artists MUST have all installation material (sound, video, etc.) approved by Director before installation. Any damage to the Press Room as a result of the installation is the Artist’s responsibility. WPG will not be held responsible for any injury or damage to personal property (other than the artworks insured) that occur on gallery premises.

If you have any other questions, please download a prospectus or contact the gallery at the address below.