Call for Artists for 27th Parkside National Print Exhibition

Published: December 15, 2020
By: UW-Parkside Marketing and Communications

SOMERS, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Parkside announces the 27th presentation of the Parkside National Print Exhibition in 2021with it’s annual Call for Artists.

The first show opened at UW-Parkside more than 30 years ago and for three decades the PNPE has shown some of the finest examples of original prints from artists nationwide. The exhibition is one of the longest-running competitive print exhibitions in the Midwest, founded at UW-Parkside in 1987 by printmaking professor Doug DeVinny.

The application deadline for submissions is February 15, 2021. The exhibition will take place in the Fine Arts Gallery of the “Rita” on May 4-Oct 2 and will include a public reception, announcement of awards, and juror’s remarks on Thursday, Sep 23, 4 p.m. A full-color catalog will accompany this exhibition.

Juror: John Hitchcock, Artist, Professor of Art and Associate Dean of Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Eligible Artists: Artists 18 years or older currently residing in the United States.

Eligible Prints: Prints utilizing traditional, hand-pulled media, including hybrid works combining hand-pulled techniques with new media forms. There are no size restrictions. Prints must have been created within the last two years. Work must arrive exhibition ready. If choosing to provide framed works, works must be framed in Plexiglas (not glass) if shipped. 3D prints and prints employing alternative display methods will be considered.

Entry Fee: A $30 non-refundable entry fee for submitting up to four works (one image per work) processed through

Awards: A $500 Best in Show award will be selected by the juror and announced at the reception.

Catalogue: A full-color catalogue will be produced for the exhibition. Each accepted artist will receive a complimentary copy of the catalogue.

Schedule Summary:

Application deadline: Feb 15, 2021

Notifications to artists: Mar 12, 2021

Deadline for works delivered to gallery: Apr 12, 2021

Exhibition opens: May 4, 2021

Reception and announcement of best in show award: Sep 23, 4-6pm

Exhibition closes: Oct 2, 2021

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