2023 marks the 28th presentation of the Parkside National Print Exhibition over thirty years since the first show opened at UW-Parkside. For three decades, the PNPE has shown some of the finest examples of original prints from artists nationwide. It is one of the longest-running competitive print exhibitions in the Midwest; founded at UW-Parkside in 1987 by printmaking professor Doug DeVinny. This tradition continues without size limitations in the recently renamed Emile H. Mathis Gallery in the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts & Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. The exhibition will take place Feb 14- July 28, 2023, including a public reception, announcement of awards, and juror’s remarks on Thursday, March 2, 4-6 pm. A full-color catalog will accompany this exhibition.
Eligible Artists: Artists 18 years or older currently residing in the United States.
Eligible Prints: Prints utilizing traditional, hand-pulled media, including hybrid works combining hand-pulled techniques with new media forms. There are no size restrictions. Prints must have been created within the last two years. Work must arrive exhibition ready. If choosing to provide framed works, works must be framed in Plexiglas (not glass) if shipped. 3D prints and prints employing alternative display methods will be considered.
Entry Fee: A $30 non-refundable entry fee for submitting up to three works (one image per work) processed through CallForEntry.org.
Awards: a $1000 Best in Show award, $500 second place, and $300 third place award will be selected by the juror and announced at the reception.
Catalog: A full-color catalog will be produced for the exhibition. Each accepted artist will receive a complimentary copy of the catalog.
Submission deadline: Dec 14, 2022
Jury dates: Dec 15 – Jan 3, 2023
Notifications to artists: Jan 3, 2023
Deadline for works delivered to gallery: Feb 1
Exhibition opens: Feb 14, 2023
Reception and announcement of best in show award: Thursday, March 2nd from 4-6pm
Exhibition closes: July 28, 2023
Delivery and Return of Accepted Work: Artists are responsible for covering shipping costs to and from the Gallery. Artist must supply return shipping label from UPS or FedEx with submitted work. Works must be shipped in reusable containers that will be used for returning artworks. Prints must arrive either framed or otherwise ready to display. Framed works must be framed in Plexiglas (not glass) if shipped. Work also may be hand-delivered and picked-up on dates specified by Gallery at time of acceptance.
Insurance: Accepted work will be insured while on exhibit, but the University will not be liable for damage or loss in transit. Artists must fill out and return an insurance form for works to be covered under the University’s insurance.
Sales: Works may be listed as either for sale or not for sale. There will be no sales through UWP, but you will be put in contact with those interested.
Conditions: Works cannot be removed from exhibition prior to exhibition closing date. Any work requiring an intricate and unusual installation will require the artist to be present to install the work him/herself. The UW-Parkside Gallery reserves the right to refuse any works for misrepresentation or improper packaging. Accepted work must be received by Gallery by specified deadline to ensure inclusion in exhibition. By entering the exhibition, artist grants consent for the use of submitted images to be reproduced for publicity and educational purposes, including reproduction in the exhibition catalogue.
Juror: Barry Carlsen, printmaker and co-founder of Vox Populi Print Collective