2017 International Print Exchange: Passion

DUE DATE: 30 June 2017


Green Pea Press is extending an invitation to printmakers worldwide to participate in our 4th Annual Print Exchange. Printmakers of all skill levels are encouraged to submit an edition of ten original hand-pulled prints in exchange for an assortment of eight different prints by other participants, as well as a commemorative print from Green Pea Press. Two prints from each edition will be retained by GPP: one to be archived as part of our permanent collection, and one for exhibition one of the galleries of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment, the largest independent art center in the nation. Exhibited prints will be made available for purchase.

With passion pray.

With passion make love.

With passion eat and drink and dance and play.

Why look like a dead fish

in this ocean of God?
— Rumi

This year’s theme is Passion. Everyone has a passion, be it printmaking, social justice, travel, teaching--something that drives you, brings color to your world and meaning to your life. We hope this theme will inspire your creative process and be evident in your finished work; however, work outside of this theme is also acceptable. Please be sure to check out last year’s “Borderlands” themed entries here.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all print artists worldwide.

DUE DATE: 30 June 2017 Entries must be post marked by the due date. 

PRINT DIMENSIONS: Paper size 5” x 7” (12.7 cm x 17.8 cm). For the printed area, any up to the 5” x 7” paper dimension size is permissible. 

PRINT MEDIA: Traditional art print techniques: relief, etching, lithography, serigraphy, chine-collé, intaglio, letterpress, collagraphy, and monotype editions. No photographs or digital prints, but digital in combination with a traditional print technique resulting in a final hand-pulled print is acceptable. 

EDITION SIZE: Ten prints, each one signed, dated, and numbered 1/10 – 10/10. Titles are optional. Please feel free to include networking information on the reverse side of your prints e.g. contact information, websites. Interleave all prints with recycled paper, tissue paper, or glassine prior to shipping. 

PARTICIPATION FEE: $20 USD for non-students and $15 USD for students. We currently accept payment by check via mail or credit/debit card online. All international submissions please pay using our online submission form. Payments made online must be submitted when you mail your edition. 

SUBMISSION INFORMATION: Mail your print edition of ten (with interleaving), with the participation fee (or pay at time of shipment using our online submission form), and be sure to include on a separate paper your name, your school if a student, email address, website (optional), and mailing address so we can ship your assortment of nine prints in return. Remember due date is 6/30/2017. 

Mail to: Green Pea Press / 2211 Seminole Drive SW / Studio 122 / Huntsville, Alabama 35805 USA