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Mark Arts Printmaking National Exhibition
By Mark Arts

U.S. National Deadline: May 21, 2017 – Mark Arts invites all North American artists, both amateur and professional, to participate in the Printmaking National Exhibition. Original fine art monotypes, monoprints and edition prints are eligible. Traditional printmaking mediums such as woodcut, intaglio, lithography and silkscreen are eligible. Drawings, photographs and direct reproductions of drawings and paintings are not eligible. All prints must be for sale.

The juror is Sarah Riley, a painter/printmaker based in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. She is professor emeritus, former chairperson and head of printmaking at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. Her book, Practical Mixed-Media Printmaking Techniques, was published in 2012 by A&C Black, London. This text is an introduction to intaglio and relief techniques that incorporate a wide range of low-cost, low-toxicity materials. The emphasis is on experimentation and re-combination in order to suit an artist’s individual needs. Her work is included in many public, corporate and private collections in the United States and England.

Cash awards of $3,000 will be given, and patron purchase awards are also anticipated.

Mark Arts publishes an illustrated catalog with all accepted entries. A complimentary copy will be mailed to each entrant.

Each artist may enter up to two (2) artworks for the basic fee of $30, and any additional image is $5 (10 max).

All entries will be judged from digital images (JPEG format). There are two methods from which you can select to enter the exhibition:

  1. Apply Online, or…
  2. Apply by Mail (pdf. Prospectus & Application)

All artworks must be available for sale. A 40 percent commission is charged on all sales and patron purchase awards from this exhibition.


  • May 21 Online registration closes and postmark for paper entries
  • May 29 Result notification emails
  • June 26 – July 5 Hand-delivered artwork drop-off
  • July 5 Deadline for receipt of shipped artwork
  • July 7 Opening reception 5 to 7 p.m.
  • August 13 Exhibition closes
  • August 14-18 Hand-delivered artwork picked up
  • August 21-25 Shipped artwork returned

Originally founded as the Wichita Art Association in 1920, Mark Arts is the area’s oldest and most comprehensive visual arts organization. For more than 95 years, Mark Arts has made art and arts education available to the citizens of Wichita and the surrounding communities. The School of Visual Arts provides a 9,500-square-foot continuing education facility dedicated to art instruction for adults, teens and children. Mark Arts offers a 14,000-square-foot gallery with annual exhibitions showcasing regional and national artists. The 484-seat theatre provides adults and children of all ages opportunities to experience theatrical performances.

Mark Arts
9112 East Central
Wichita, KS 67206
t: (316) 634.2787

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