iceland printmaker
Iréne Jensen, Troðnar slóðir l /
The Paved Way 1
, Etching

Continental Drift: Printmakers Converge

The Icelandic Printmakers Association & The Boston Printmakers

An exhibit of work by The Boston Printmakers and the Icelandic Printmakers Association inspired by a recent trip to Iceland and collaboration between the two groups of artists. Read about the trip.

Friday, October 24 – Friday December 5, 2014

Print Talk by Artist Members from Boston and Iceland at the Belmont Gallery
Sunday, November 23, 2 PM – 4 PM


Homer Municipal Building, 3rd Floor
19 Moore Street, Belmont Center, Belmont, MA 02478 , 617-276-5760

Gallery Hours: Thursday – Friday: 10 AM – 4 PM, Sunday 1 – 4 PM
Special Fridays Evening Hours: Nov. 7 and Nov. 14, 6 – 8 PM
The Gallery is wheelchair accessible

Companion Exhibit of Icelandic Prints
Scandinavian Living Center, Nordic Hall,
206 Waltham Street, West Newton, MA
Reception and Talk with Icelandic Artists at the Nordic Hall:
Thursday, November 20th, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Talk at 6:30 PM (617) 795-1914


palatetoPlate Book Cover

Palate to Plate

Prints & Recipes From Members of The Boston Printmakers

Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
August 30, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Ninety-nine artists created prints and recipes in a cookbook-catalog available at the events
See Pictures of the Opening Reception, September 26, 2014

Tasteful Prints: a Gallery Talk and Food Tasting
Sunday, November 2, 2014

Fifteen member-artists presented their prints and food at this sociable gathering
See pictures of the event.

The Boston Printmakers is pleased to announce the release of Palate to Plate: Prints and Recipes from Members of the Boston Printmakers. This full-color, 216-page book is also the catalogue for the 2014 Boston Printmakers Members' Exhibition at the Newport Art Museum (Fall 2014 – early January 2015). This beautiful book contains prints and favorite recipes by 99 members of the Boston Printmakers. The book is available through The ordering process is simple and easy. Delivery time is 2-4 weeks and the price for the book is $40.09. There are discounts available for purchasing multiple copies.


BP & IPA Reykjavik

Trip to Iceland

August, 17 – August 24, 2014

The Boston Printmakers went to Reykjavik, Iceland, "Land of Contrasts" for a
fun, engaging, artistic and cultural exchange with the Icelandic Printmaking




Cate	Francis
Cate Francis, Around the Tree,
Screenprint on stained Gampi,
chine-collé, 25" x 18"
– Materials Awards: Blick Art Materials,
Galesburg, IL (Biennial 2013)


2015 North American Print Biennial

Online entry opens December 10, 2014
We are pleased to announce the Biennial Juror:
Willie Cole
, American conceptual and visual artist.
Entries accepted: December 10, 2014– May 8, 2015,
2015 Biennial Location: The Lunder Arts Center at Lesley University College of Arts and Design, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Opening: Sunday, November 8, 2015
PLEASE STAY TUNED: Full Prospectus and information on digital print submissions and prizes will be posted at
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"The North American Print Biennial, can answer any and all questions about the state of printmaking today...printmaking is alive, well, and thriving.... "

-Roberta Waddell, Curator Emerita, The New York Public Library






Warrington Colescott
Warrington Colescott, Down in the Green


MEMBERS EXHIBITION: Boston Printmakers Respond to ACM Collection

May 17, 2015 – September 6, 2015

"Look Again: ACM Collection inspires The Boston Printmakers"

We are delighted to work exclusively with the Art Complex Museum(ACM) which houses a rich and comprehensive print collection. The collection on this regenerative exhibition showcases the astute talent, tradition and innovation among our members. For this collaborative exhibition, ACM's contemporary curator Craig Bloodgood and collections manager Maureen Wengler have selected 42 works for response pieces to be created by members of The Boston Printmakers. READ MORE



Jm Dine, Clifford Ackley Jury
Jim Dine and Clifford Ackley
selecting prizes

A Dialogue with Jim Dine and Clifford Ackley

Video clips from the 2011 North American Print Biennial

This series of video clips of world-renowned artist Jim Dine speaking to Clifford Ackley, Department Chair and Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston was filmed at Framingham State University as part of The Boston Printmakers 2011 North American Print Biennial. The video segments turn out to be a remarkable confluence of art media: printmaking, drawing and sculpture, all found within the life and work of one artist, Jim Dine. READ MORE




60 Years of N.American Prints

Publication of 60 YEARS OF NORTH AMERICAN PRINTS 1947-2007

Written by David Acton

September 2009 marks the publication of 60 Years of North American Prints by David Acton, a hardcover history of the Boston Printmakers and their long tradition of promoting and presenting contemporary prints. This 204 page, full-color volume chronicles the growth and expansion of the print medium since 1947 through sixty prints carefully selected by David Acton—exemplary works that he describes as “astute and flawless impressions made by some of the finest printmakers working in drastically changing times.” Acton has written extensive essays for each of the sixty artists and a historical overview of printmaking in North America since the 1940s. READ MORE

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