26 Aug 2017

Competitions North American Print Biennial

Boston PrintmakersCambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Boston Printmakers

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: August 30, 2017 – The North American Print Biennial has long been recognized as one of the largest and most prestigious events in printmaking. The Boston Printmakers promotes public knowledge of printmaking, promotes artists working in printmaking, and supports excellence and innovation within the field of printmaking.

On display January 27 – March 4, 2018 at the Lunder Arts Center, at Lesley University College of Arts and Design, Cambridge, MA.

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. Artists may submit up to three digital images of original prints completed within the past two years.

Judith Brodie, Curator of Modern Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Art, has organized and collaborated on many exhibitions. Prior to coming to the Gallery, Brodie worked at the National Museum of American Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She was a visiting artist at Birgit Skiöld’s Print Workshop in London, and taught printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design before becoming a curator… see more on Prospectus

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.


  • $30 USD for members of the Boston Printmakers with coupon code (sent after receipt of 2017 membership dues)
  • $45 USD for non-members

The non-refundable entry fee entitles the artist to submit up to 3 works.

Download complete Prospectus from our website. All entries must be submitted online.

Results of the jurying will be emailed on September 28, 2017

35% commission will be charged on all sales.


  • September 28, 2017 Notifications emailed
  • November 1—20, 2017 Period to receive shipped work (*from outside U.S. by Nov 9)
  • November 12, 2017 Hand delivered work must be received
  • January 27, 2018 Opening reception and events
  • March 4, 2018 Exhibition closes
  • March 10, 2018 Pick up of hand delivered work 10am-2pm
  • March 10, 2018 Return of shipped work

The purpose of the Organization is to promote public knowledge, understanding, and support for printmaking; encourage and support artists working in printmaking; promote excellence in printmaking; and to support innovation within the field of printmaking

The Boston Printmakers has provided Boston and New England access to fine art printmaking since 1948.

The Boston Printmakers
at Lesley University
College of Art and Design
29 Everett Street
Cambridge MA, 02138

Opp Categories: + Open to One Medium and Printmaking Only. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 07 July thru Aug, Open to Artists Worldwide, and Special Opportunities. Income: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Group, Exhibition – Solo, In-Kind Benefit, and Sales.

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