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Parkside National Print Exhibition

2021 marks the 27th presentation of the Parkside National Print Exhibition and over thirty years since the first show opened at UW-Parkside. For three decades, the PNPE has shown some of the finest examples of original prints from artists nationwide, and it is one of the longest-running competitive print exhibitions in the Midwest; founded at UW-Parkside in 1987 by printmaking professor Doug DeVinny.

This tradition continues without size limitations in the Fine Arts Gallery of the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. The exhibition takes place May 4-Oct 2, 2021, and will include a public reception, announcement of awards, and juror’s remarks on Thursday, Sep 23 at 4 pm. A full-color catalog will accompany this exhibition. 

27th Parkside National Print Exhibition

Entry deadline

Feb 22, 2021

Notifications to artists

Mar 12, 2021

Delivery deadline

Apr 12, 2021

Exhibition opens 

May 4, 2021


Sep 23, 2021  |  4 pm

Exhibition closes  

Oct 2, 2021

About The Juror

  • John Hitchock

    John Hitchcock
    Professor of Art | Associate Dean of Arts
    University of Wisconsin-Parkside

    John Hitchcock is an Artist, Professor of Art and Associate Dean of Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Hitchcock has served as Faculty Director of The Studio Learning Community and Art Department Graduate Chair. He is an award-winning artist who uses the print medium to explore relationships of community, land, and culture. He has taught printmaking at UW-Madison since 2001. Prior to that he was at the University of Minnesota, Morris. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Texas Tech University.

    Hitchcock has been the recipient of The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Artistic Innovation and Collaboration grant, New York; Jerome Foundation Grant, Minnesota; the Creative Arts Award, Emily Mead Baldwin Award in the Creative Arts and the Kellett Mid-Career Award at the University of Wisconsin.

  • Hitchcock’s artwork has been exhibited at numerous venues including the International Print Center New York, New York; Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico; The Rauschenberg Project Space, New York, New York; “Air, Land, Seed” on the occasion of the Venice Biennale 54th International Art at the University of Ca' Foscari, Venice, Italy; “Envisioning The Plains”. Solo exhibition includes the American Culture Center in Shanghai, Shanghai, China; Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon; Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, Montana; Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, Kansas; Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota, The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico; American Indian Community House Gallery, New York, New York; North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, North Dakota.

    View Hitchcock’s artwork at: www.hybridpress.net

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 CallForEntry.org


A full-color catalog will be produced for the exhibition. Each accepted artist will receive a complimentary copy of the catalog. View the 26th Parkside National Print Exhibition site and catalog.

$500 AWARD

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


Colin Matthes, Gallery Director  |  matthes@uwp.edu

Artists are responsible for covering shipping costs to and from the Gallery. Artist must supply return shipping label from UPS or FedEx with submitted work. Works must be shipped in reusable containers that will be used for returning artworks. Prints must arrive either framed or otherwise ready to display. Framed works must be framed in Plexiglas (not glass) if shipped. Work also may be hand-delivered and picked-up on dates specified by Gallery at time of acceptance.

Accepted work will be insured while on exhibit, but the University will not be liable for damage or loss in transit. Artists must fill out and return an insurance form for works to be covered under the University’s insurance.

Works may be listed as either for sale or not for sale. There will be no sales through UW-Parkside, but you will be put in contact with those interested.

Works cannot be removed from exhibition prior to exhibition closing date. Any work requiring an intricate and unusual installation will require the artist to be present to install the work him/herself. The UW-Parkside Gallery reserves the right to refuse any works for misrepresentation or improper packaging. Accepted work must be received by Gallery by specified deadline to ensure inclusion in exhibition. By entering the exhibition, artist grants consent for the use of submitted images to be reproduced for publicity and educational purposes, including reproduction in the exhibition catalogue.

IMAGE CREDITS: Header and background images on this site are by John Hitchcock, juror

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