9INHANDPRESS is proud to announce our 2024 NINTH ANNUAL PRINT EXCHANGE! The exchange is open to printmakers worldwide. Students, Novice, Emerging and Established printmakers are encouraged to participate.
ACCEPTED MEDIA: Any traditional, editonable printmaking process: Relief, Intaglio, Lithography, Serigraphy/Silkscreen, Collagraph, Letterpress, etc. Digital Printmaking is acceptable only if combined with a traditional printmaking process. Solely Digital Prints, Photography and Photo Copies will be returned without a refund. As in years past, there is no theme.
PAPER & EDITION SIZE: 8"x10" (20cm x 26cm). Printed image size is open; please use handmade or archival paper. 15 identical hand-pulled, original prints, signed and numbered beginning at 1/15 through 15/15. Each print must be interleaved with 8"x10" (20 x 26cm) glassine or tissue. Variable editions and artist proofs will not be accepted.
DEADLINE: Prints and participation fees must be received by SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2024.
EXCHANGE: A portfolio of 12 randomly selected prints will be mailed to each participant around June 30, 2024. 9INHANDPRESS will keep three (3) prints from each edition submitted to the exchange for exhibitions and promotional purposes. Participants will be notified when all print exchanges have been shipped.
EXHIBITIONS: All submitted editions will be exhibited regionally in pop-up and traditional galleries, with dates and locations to be determined. Artists will be notified of exhibition dates and locations. Additionally, some works may be selected for retrospective exhibitions, smaller gallery spaces and public viewings. Any sales of prints that arise from exhibitions will be for the sole profit of the participating artist.
REPRODUCTION: All participating prints will be put in a web gallery and may be reproduced digitally to promote additional exhibitions or future exchanges. Proper credit will be given to the artist upon reproduction; no monetary value will be associated with reproduction.
IMPORTANT: All prints must conform to the guidelines. Any prints that do not fit the guidelines will be returned to the artist.
*$30 USD Domestic / $40 USD International Participation Fee is not refundable.
STUDENTS & INSTRUCTORS: Interested in having your students/student groups participate? For student participation fee rates and requirements, email 9INHANDPRESS@gmail.com.
SHIPPING: Your complete edition of 15 prints should be mailed in one envelope between sheets of chipboard or cardboard to protect from damage. Prints should be mailed to the address below, along with your legible entry form. A safe, secure PayPal payment can be made to 9INHANDPRESS@gmail.com or by following the PayPal link below. Prints will not be accepted without $30 USD / $40 USD payment. Payment due no later than SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2024.
SOCIAL MEDIA: As prints arrive, we'll be uploading images to our social media pages, showcasing the variety of work and artists joining this exchange. Follow the exchange on lnstagram @9inhandpress. Social media savvy? Hashtag your works in progress or completed works using the hashtag #9inhandpressprintexchange.
Register before December 1, 2023 at the discounted rates below!