PrintFest is a dynamic, three-day event hosted by IPCNY for MFA students and BFA seniors to exhibit, sell, and trade their prints. PrintFest provides these emerging artists the opportunity to show their work to a broad audience of collectors, publishers, artists, curators, and IPCNY members. Open to the public during New York’s annual Print Week, PrintFest attracts locals and out-of-towners visiting Chelsea galleries and the nearby Editions/Arists’ Book Fair and IFPDA Print Fair. This year IPCNY has expanded PrintFest to include seventeen schools and additional programming.

PrintFest will take place at 524 W 26th St, ground floor
October 26 − 28, 2017
Thursday, October 26 from  5 − 9pm
Friday : 12pm − 7pm
with panel discussion on working in the arts from 11am-12pm. Speakers: artists, art professionals, and printmakers Kerry Downey, Rob Swainston, Lotte Allen, and Lois Harada.
Saturday: 12pm − 7pm
with political poster-making workshop led by artist Yevgeniy Fiks and Bushwick Print Lab from 1pm-4pm on the event of IPCNY’s exhibition Russian Revolution: A Contested Legacy.

Our sponsors, Speedball and Akua Inks, will be leading demonstrations throughout the weekend.

Participating schools:

City College of New York, Columbia University, Fashion Institute of Technology, Hunter College, New York Academy of Art, New York School of the Arts, New York University, Pratt Institute, Queens College, Rhode Island School of Design, Rutgers University, School of Visual Arts, SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Purchase College, University of the Arts Philadelphia, The New School’s Parsons School of Design, Tyler School of Arts.

PRINTFEST is proudly sponsored by Speedball, Akua Inks, and Arnhem 1618 paper.


Home Page image: Nashell Gonzalez, Labyrinth No. 6, 2017. Silkscreen, 13 x 17 inches.

Images from top to bottom:
Katy Sloan, Sea Birds, 2017. Lithography with Chine Collé, 15 x 20 1/2 inches, Edition:6.

Michelle Bratsafolis, In Hand, 2016. Cyanotype Print, 11 x 15 inches, Edition: Unique.

Klexin Chen, Siren’s Call, 2017. Artist’s Book: Handmade cotton rag paper, pulp painting, lithography, letterpress, 8 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches, Edition: 5.