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Documentation: 2014 Detroit MAPC Conference

September 24, 2015

Hello 2014 Mid America Print Council conference attendees,

We’re happy to announce that the 2014 MAPC conference, PRINT CITY: Detroit 2014 has been e-published. Below you will find the link to the e-publication. Please feel free to reference and share the information on the site. In addition, many photos from the event can be found on the PRINT CITY Facebook page.


We thank you for contributing to the success of the 2014 MAPC conference and hope to see you about Detroit, exploring the ever-growing art scene!


For Sale: Offset Press

September 24, 2015

manual offset for saleDwight Pogue has a manual flat bed offset press for sale. The bed size is 32″x44″ and elevates 3+ inches to accommodate lithography stones, etc.
He is asking $6,000 but will consider other offers.

Please contact him at



Call for Entries: MAPC Members’ Exhibition

June 30, 2015

Elmhurst College Art Exhibitions presents a call for entries for the Mid-America Print Council (MAPC) Members’ Juried Exhibition. The exhibition dates are October 26 through November 22, 2015. A reception for the exhibition will be held November 12 from 5-7 PM.

Open to all MAPC Members who are 18 years of age or older. You may become a member by completing a membership form that can be found at the following link:
membership.html Works accepted into previous MAPC Membership Exhibitions are not eligible.
Original works in all printmaking media are eligible.

Entries must be received by 11:59 PM on Friday, July 24, 2015.

$15.00 for three entries for current MAPC members. All entry fees are non-refundable.

Nicole Hand, Professor of Art at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky.

Nicole Hand is currently a Professor of Art at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky where she teaches printmaking, bookbinding and drawing. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in over 300 solo, invitational, and juried exhibitions. Nicole has given lectures and workshops in over thirty venues including Atlanta Printmakers Studio, University of North Carolina, Greenville, The University of Arizona, University of North Texas, Denton, Ohio University. She received her MFA in printmaking from the University of Miami, and a BFA from the University of South Dakota. Nicole lives in Almo, Kentucky with her husband Jim Bryant and daughter Ella and son Colin.

If you are not already a member of MAPC, please purchase your membership here: http://www.
Student memberships are $10.00 and regular memberships are $20.00

Follow this link to submit your entries online:
Enter your name, email address and create a password to signup.

• A maximum of THREE entries per artist are permitted.
• Original works in all printmaking media are eligible.
• Applicants are encouraged, but not required to submit two-dimensional work with a maximum size of 48” in any direction. 3-Dimensional work must fit inside glass cases that are 6’Wx60”Hx24”D. They must also weigh less than 100 pounds. Video works are not eligible.
• All work must be ready to hang with hardware and installation instructions included.
• Artists may not substitute another work for an accepted work, alter a work, nor withdraw a work after it has been accepted. Elmhurst College Art Exhibitions reserves the right to refuse any entry which does not match the images submitted or meet the criteria. Elmhurst College Art Exhibitions reserves the right to refuse work that is not appropriate for the space.

Works can be hand delivered or shipped. Instructions will be included in the notification e-mail letter. The artist will be responsible for all shipping charges. Artists who ship their works must provide prepaid return labels upon delivery.

Notification of accepted and non-accepted works will be sent via email on August 12, 2015.

Three awards will be given to artists for their outstanding artworks in the exhibition:
Best of Show Award – Nicole Hand
Second Place Award – Nicole Hand
Director’s Choice Award – Suellen Rocca, Artist & Curator and Director of Exhibitions, Elmhurst College

Every precaution will be taken to handle artwork with the utmost care. The Founders Lounge and Elmhurst College will not be responsible for damage or loss from any cause during transportation. The works will be insured for the duration of the exhibition.

Inquiries regarding sales will be referred to the artist.

Call opens………………………………June 29
Submission deadline……………….July 24
Notification……………………………August 12
Delivery of works……………………October 14 – 21
Exhibition opens…………………….October 26
Exhibition reception……………….November 12
Exhibition closes…………………….November 22
De-installation/return of work….November 23 – December 2

For online submission questions please contact Morgan at
For all other questions please contact Ellie at

Journal Call for Submissions, Deadline July 31st, 2015

March 11, 2015

The MAPC Journal is now taking submissions for the upcoming Fall/Winter 2015 issue, vol.23, no. 3 + 4.
The deadline for submitting articles and images is July 31, 2015.

Theme:   Evolution: from education to occupation

In this issue, the Journal will focus on the student-to-professional transitional experience. What are all of the various ways these new-found skills can be applied to forming a successful career beyond graduation? How does a recent graduate navigate through making a living and being an artist? How does one continue making prints and find alternative access to studio space, equipment and time? Is the adjunct position a viable way to enter academia for those who want to teach? What are alternative careers and freelance jobs that support the creative entrepreneur?

Length: 1500 – 2000 words for interviews and feature articles, 750 words for reviews of exhibitions and publications.

Image size: 300 dpi, 9 x 12 inches. Include a brief biography (100 words) and color head shot.

Download the submission guidelines at Please contact an editor prior to the deadline to discuss your proposal. Send complete submissions only and provide materials in one link or zipped file. Incomplete entries will not be considered.

Send inquiries, proposals and submissions to Jennifer Ghormley,

Happy Printmaking and we look forward to hearing from you,

Jennifer Ghormley, Anita Jung, Kristine Joy Mallari,

International Print Exchange, Due June 1st

March 11, 2015

International Print Exchange: “Wish You Were Here” Postcards!

The Lions Nest will host its FIRST International Print Exchange! Participants will submit an edition of 10 prints, 5×7 inches, and receive 8 assorted original prints in return. The remaining 2 prints will become property of The Lions Nest to be used for exhibition purposes and resale during the show, “Wish You Were Here.”
-Ten (10) identical prints, each one signed, dated, and numbered 1/10 – 10/10.
-Prints must be separated by glassine, recycled paper or newsprint during shipment.
-Paper size is 5″x7″ (inches) *prints must be on paper, no boards or backers please
-Send a business card to be posted by your work.
-Your name, email, address and (optional) website must be included with your edition on a separate sheet of paper,  CLEARLY PRINTED for return print portfolio. (If we can’t read your writing we will not be responsible for mis-labeled shipping, computers are great for helping out with this.)-All traditional printmaking mediums accepted as long as the pieces are neatly trimmed to fit the size requirements. NO DIGITAL OR GICLEE PRINTS PLEASE.-Theme is Postcards: Travel and Tourism, “Wish You Were Here”

Submissions DUE BY: JUNE 1st
Email with any questions : application fee of $20 is required to submit works.
  • ADD TO CART on our website,, and include a copy of the order # with your submission
  • OR snail mail a CHECK with your prints to:
    The Lion’s Nest,

    1008 East 6th Street
    Austin, Texas 78702
    THANK YOU! All submissions will be hung in the gallery during the month of July, 2015. More info about the opening reception and show dates to follow.

MAPC Journal Submissions – Due Dec. 15th

November 21, 2014

The MAPC Journal

Call for Articles, Interviews and Reviews

The MAPC Journal features articles on the contemporary and historical context of printmaking, works on/of paper, drawing and book arts; essays examining the critical theory related to these media; and reviews of exhibitions and publications.

Now taking submissions for the upcoming issue: Vol. 23, no. 1 + 2 (Spring/Summer 2015)

Deadline: December 15, 2014

Theme:  The Global Print: practice, platform, and international springboard
In what way does the practice of printmaking cross borders, boundaries, and continents? What visual exchanges take place between printmakers from various countries, histories, and cultures? Is there a similarity or difference in aesthetic, content, or technical approach? How does an exhibition or residency experience abroad affect, change, or inform your printmaking practice? The Journal is seeking tales, stories, and insightful thoughts of your international printmaking experiences.

Length: 1500 – 2000 words for interviews and feature articles, 750 words for reviews of exhibitions and publications.
Image size: 300 dpi, 9 x 12 inches.
Sending Images: Send high-resolution images via Dropbox (preferred) or other online sharing services. Do not send them via email. You can also zip your images and text files together for sharing.

Include a brief biography (100 words) and color head shot (300 dpi, 4 x 5 inches).

Download the submission guidelines at Send complete submissions only and provide materials in one link or zipped file. Incomplete entries will not be considered.

Please email any questions to Managing Editor Jennifer Ghormley at

Print Exchange – Due April 10

November 20, 2014

{hero[(in)e]} 2015

Our 15th Annual International Postcard Print Exchange Starts with You.

Entries are due Friday, April 10, 2015

Please consider participating in our 15th annual international postcard print exchange. Share the information with others.

The theme for this coming year is {hero[(in)e]}

Just to provide context, this year we received prints from 398 people, from 39 states in the United States and from 12 countries. These included 31 from Australia, 7 from France, 3 from Japan, 2 from South Korea, 1 from the UK, 1 from Denmark, 1 from the Netherlands, 1 from Spain, 1 from Germany, 1 from Belgium, and 1 from Austria. We hope you will join us this year.

I. Theme: {hero[(in)e]}

II. Any EDITIONABLE printmaking technique may be used. (woodcuts, litho, intaglio, photography, silkscreen,
digital prinmaking, etc) Please DO NOT send monoprints/monotypes.
Each of the prints sent must be identical to the others.

III. Size: 4” x 6” (They can be folded to this size)

IV. 13 identical prints should be sent individually to the address posted below. Each card must be stamped and will bear the markings of travel and the postal service. Do not send the cards together in one envelope.

V. Include the following information on the back of the card:
a.Your return address
b. Mail-To Address:
April Katz, University Print Society
158 Design
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-3092
c. A list of the process(es) used
d. Optional: your e-mail address

ENTRIES DUE: Friday, APRIL 10, 2015

Donations Requested:
Please send separately a donation to help pay for postage. Send cash or checks payable to The University Print Society Suggested Donations:
$4 students
$8 others
Send more if you can, less if you can’t.

The University Print Society keeps one of your prints for an exhibition next year. We’ll send you an assortment of 12 prints from the other participants. Postage for returning the 12 new prints will be paid for by the University Print Society. Your donation will help us out tremendously however.

Please print your return address on every postcard sent.

* Questions or Comments?

Contact the Print Society president:  Reed Siems

National Juried Exhibition – Due Nov. 21

November 14, 2014
The River Campus Art Gallery at Southeast Missouri State University has a Call for Entries out for a National Juried Exhibition – works smaller than 9″x9″x9″ – any media. The Deadline to apply is November 21, 2014. Please go to the website below for a complete prospectus and a link to submit images and payment. We hope to see your work in the entries – and please pass on the prospectus to your artist friends and/or students! Thanks for helping to spread the word.

Manhattan Graphics Center Benefit Nov. 5th

October 28, 2014
Manhattan Graphics Center will be having a benefit on Nov 5th. It’s during print week and takes place in the same building as IPCNY. It’s a great event – Every ticket holder goes home with a fine art print of their choosing. Over 100 prints on exhibition, a silent auction, and raffle (tickets 1 for $10, 3 for $20).

Manhattan Graphics Center will celebrate 28 years of bringing artists together, with a benefit and silent auction party on November 5th from 6­-9 pm at The Highline Loft Space at 506 West 26th Street. The event will benefit MGC, an exhibition space and print shop where artists as well as public school students can learn and practice fine art printmaking. MGC was founded in 1986 as a collaborative workshop in a SoHo loft space by a group of 20 printmakers who, with their own labor and ingenuity, were able to create and operate the studio, a tradition that continues in mid­town Manhattan to this day. Since the time of its opening, MGC has been run by volunteer artist members who staff and maintain the facility 7 days a week, year­ round.

MGC’s principal purpose has always been to provide an accessible printmaking studio in NYC with professional facilities at a reasonable cost, and an environment where artists can work and learn together. Offering classes in basic disciplines, shorter workshops in adjunct techniques, and hosting artists talks are all an integral part of the mission.

MGC’s studio includes a gallery space for exhibitions (group and solo), for an annual juried show, and for exchange shows with international artists. MGC reaches out to the broader community through its high school printmaking initiatives, both at the MGC studio and on site at public high schools.

Proceeds from the event will benefit MGC directly and feature original prints from over 100 different artists, including members and affiliates! All attendees will receive an original print of their choosing and have the opportunity to participate in a silent auction and raffles.

DETAILS in brief:

PaperView 2014!
A benefit event and celebration of the Manhattan Graphics Center.
Join fellow artists and art lovers at the Highline Loft Space as Manhattan Graphics Center celebrates 28 years of making great art and enriching the creative community. There will be an exciting exhibition of prints and works on paper. All ticket holders will take home an original artwork of their own choosing. Artist donors are entitled to discounted tickets to attend this event.

Wednesday, November 5 | 6:00 PM ­- 9:00 PM

Highline Loft Space

508 West 26th Street, Fifth Floor, New York City tickets available at

Food, drink and a framed original artwork included in the ticket.

Job Announcement – Loyola University Chicago

October 25, 2014

Loyola University Chicago: Lecturer Studio Art: Drawing, Printmaking, and Painting

Loyola University Chicago is seeking applications for a full-time 3-year renewable, Lecturer of Studio Art in Drawing, Printmaking, and Painting for academic year 2015-2016. The position carries a 4/4 load ( each studio course at loyola has 4 contact hours.) The successful candidate must have expertise to maintain and develop a fledgling printmaking area with an emphasis on non-toxic processes. Minimum Qualifications include an MFA with a major emphasis in drawing/printmaking. A minimum of two years of college level teaching in the specialty area is required.   The position is advertised through Academic Keys and the College Art Association and submissions go through

Deadline for Applications is November 30, 2014.