Small Prints by Members of The Boston Printmakers
Traveling exhibition 2021 – 2023
Submissions Deadline, January 20, 2021
About The Boston Printmakers Small Print Show
Initially created for an exhibition for the 2021 Southern Graphics Council International conference Verified by Proof, at The Providence Art Club (RI), this themed show will travel from spring 2021 through 2023. CONNECT: Small Prints by Members of The Boston Printmakers is an exhibition prompted by the theme of “communication” where artists create cellphone-sized plates with a variety of “messaging,” “news,” or whatever they want to “post.” People around the world have been plunged into communicating through technology. Internet and cellphone communication have become lifelines to staying connected to family and friends, and gathering for momentous occasions.
This traveling show by Boston Printmakers (BP) presents the best in contemporary, traditional and experimental printmaking, from members across North America. This collection of prints will capture the creativity of artists and document a global spirit of togetherness through communication.
CONNECT will be shown at multiple venues over a period of two years, so please create an edition or body of work that will be for sale and to be readily replaced when sold.
All prints must be for sale. Member dues must be in good standing.
We are asking for 2 copies/prints from each member, with matting and backing only, BP will provide Plexiglas. BP is not collecting a shipping and handling fee for CONNECT. The price you list will be what you get if your work sells. However if a gallery that hosts the show requires commission, price lists will be calculated with the percentage added to your listing price (so you will receive the price you gave).
The show will debut at SGC International 2021; a prospectus for traveling CONNECT will be posted on our website, and future exhibition dates will be announced as the show is scheduled. Please consider bringing this show to your community, it can be shipped easily in insulated boxes. For information contact exhibitioninfo@
June 15, 2020: OPEN CALL to Members
June 15, 2020 – January 20, 2021: Complete the form and upload your image HERE
January 25 – 29, 2021: Work will be mailed/shipped to Lesley University. Must use this address:
Boston Printmakers: CONNECT, 29 Everett Street, Cambridge MA 02138, mailroom phone for UPS/FedEx: 617-369-8790
Sunday, January 24: Hand drop off date, 10am-2pm at Lesley University, 1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge MA
March 28 – April 16, 2021: Initial exhibition at the Providence Art Club, reception Sunday, March 28 (time TBA)
April 7-10, 2021: Southern Graphics Council International conference (receptions and events TBA)
Exhibition will be scheduled for travel from June 2021 through December 2023
February – March 2024: estimated period to return unsold work
Please create prints focused on the word CONNECT, and in response to the theme described in the introduction. We suggest the plate size or image size be “cell phone size” (approximately 6” x 4”) and maximum paper size 10” x 8”. Matting and backing size must be 10” x 8”. Works may be “actual cell phone sized”, however if 6” x 4” is too confining, bleed prints may be made up to 10” x 8,” and window mat may be excluded.
Please send 2 prints from an edition, or 2 Edition Variable/Variée or monotypes; both with 10” x 8” matting and backing.
The Boston Printmakers will provide Plexiglas, and will place works into protective sleeves for traveling.
Shipping & Packing
All shipped work must be sent in sturdy, re-usable packaging. Please protect artwork and matting by using protective paper covering. Use additional materials that exceed the dimensions of the matting and backing to make package rigid and protect corners. If using a shipping box, no peanuts please.
Filing of the entry form constitutes an agreement on the part of the entrant to all conditions set forth in the prospectus, including permission to use images of the exhibited work in printed or online media for promotional, educational, or archival purposes, and/or for the creation of a newsletter or postcard.
All entries must be completed online. Entries must be submitted on or before January 20, 2021 – along with 2021 dues.
Complete and review all entry information carefully before submitting. Price lists, labels and PR materials will be generated from data collected from online submission, therefore, changes CANNOT be made once submitted.
Upload requirements for image files:
File format: JPEG only
File dimensions: No smaller than 1600 pixels on the longest side
File resolution: 72/ppi/dpi
File size: 1 MB maximum
Information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org