Biennial 2017

Juror: Judith Brodie

Eric Millikin , Street Portrait: Philando Castile, Giclée print on cotton paper, 25.5″ x 19.5″

Rozanne Hermelyn Di Silvestro,  Waiting for the Water to Rise, Monotype, mixed media, oil on paper, 23.5″ x 17.5″

Marc Cote , Front Runners“, Woodcut on paper, gel medium, poplar logs, rope, hardware, 4 Feet x 3 Feet x 6 Feet

Theresa Martin Lawrence, At Brushy Run, Linocut, 12″ x 7.5″

Beauvais Lyons, Circus Orbis: Lysippe Amazon Queen, Lithograph 30″ x 22″

Jim Lee Glastonbury, Poulnabrone Dolmen B+W, Woodcut 15 x 18

Amelia Hankin, Fortune Teller, Screenprint on fabric and handmade paper sculpture, 96 x 60 x 36

JANUARY 27 – MARCH 4, 2018


Opening reception and events: Saturday, January 27, 2018
Juror’s Talk: 1pm
Public Reception: 2 – 5pm
Catalog of the Biennial 2017
See pictures of the opening reception on Facebook

Print Events in the Boston Area

Additional Events:
Looking at Prints
Gallery talk with Deborah Cornell and Lois Tarlow
Saturday, February 10, 1pm

Biennial Venue: 
The Lunder Arts Center, at Lesley University College of Arts and Design
1801 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
Biennial Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday, Sunday: 12 – 5pm

the Boston Printmakers 2017 North American Print Biennial is sending a clear message: the touchscreen culture is leaving many artists hungering for labor-intensive, hands-on experiences.
Judith Brodie, juror

Judith Brodie, Curator of Modern Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Art, has organized and collaborated on many exhibitions, including A Century of Drawing: Works on Paper from Degas to LeWitt, Shock of the News, and Yes, No, Maybe: Artists Working at Crown Point Press. Prior to coming to the Gallery, Brodie worked at the National Museum of American Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She was a visiting artist at Birgit Skiöld’s Print Workshop in London, and taught printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design before becoming a curator.

Recently it has become a tradition to celebrate the decades of The Boston Printmakers with special events, exhibitions, and receptions as this venerable institution marches along. This year Boston City Hall, the Boston Public Library, Lesley University, the Boston-Cambridge art communities, and the executive board of The Boston Printmakers have collaborated to create:  “The Boston Printmakers: 70 Years,” a day long symposium on prints and printmaking to take place Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 10am-6pm at 15 institutions and galleries from Boston to Cambridge.
We thank the art community for supporting The Boston Printmakers, now and in the past.

2017 North American Print Biennial Prizes

Purchase Prizes:
The Boston Printmakers Prize
Collection: The Boston Public Library
The Otis Philbrick Memorial Prize
Collection:  The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Ture Bengtz Memorial Prize (to a Boston Printmakers Member)
Collection:  The Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA
Material Awards
Awagami Paper Award, Awagami Papermill, Tokushima, Japan
Blick Art Materials, Galesburg, IL
Boxcar Press, Syracuse, NY
Center For Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT
Constellation Studios, Lincoln, NE
Gamblin Artists Colors, Portland, OR
Hiromi Paper Inc., Culver City, CA
Legion Paper / Moab Paper
McClain’s Printmaking Supplies, King City, OR
Mixit Print Studio, Somerville, MA
Muskat Studios, Somerville, MA
Oehme Graphics, Steamboat Springs, CO
Savoir-Faire, Novato, CA
Singer Editions, Boston, MA
Takach Press Corporation, Albuquerque, NM
Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence, MA

Calendar 2017
January 27, 2018 Opening reception and events
March 4, 2018 Exhibition closes
March 10, 2018 Pick up of hand delivered work 10am-2pm
March 10, 2018 Return of shipped work