International Print Center New York announces a two-day event for undergraduate and graduate students from the New York area. PrintFest will take place at 508 West 26th Street, 9th Floor from 3pm – 8pm on Friday, October 16th, and 12pm – 6pm on Saturday, October 17th. The event will be free and open to the public. Each school will have a table for students to show, sell and trade prints.

Participating institutions: City College of New York, Columbia University, Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), Hunter College, New York Academy of Art, New York University (NYU), Parsons the New School for Design, Pratt Institute, Rutgers University, School of Visual Arts (SVA), & SUNY Purchase College.

Learn more about PrintFest here.


PrintFest 2015 Reviews:

I thought I was familiar with the New York printmaking world, but PrintFest introduced me for the very first time to the many undergraduate and graduate printmaking programs thriving in the area.   I met enthusiastic students, who proved with mastery of traditional processes and the newer technologies comes the opportunity for definition-defying creativity. For participating students PrintFest offered a unique opportunity to set up a professional booth and to talk about their work, while demystifying printmaking, to a curious public, including potential collectors, curators, fellow PrintFest participants, and other artists.  It was a fresh, energized celebration of the print.

– Roberta Waddell, Retired Curator of Prints, The New York Public Library


Last weekend I visited the PrintFest hosted by IPCNY. I came to show support for two groups of students I work with at Parsons and Pratt Institute. I was super excited for them to have this opportunity to connect with their peers from the various academic programs from around NYC. These students know that IPCNY is the premiere gallery for the printmaking community in NYC and in some opinions the free world. The students all brought their most professional game that day and came back with new contacts, a better understanding of the context in which they are working,  and a renewed energy for their studio practice. I would hope that IPCNY will continue to sponsor PrintFest every year. It seems perfectly in line with the programming that printmaking and teaching professionals have come to expect and support by IPCNY.

-Martin Mazorra, Co-Founder of Cannonball Press, Printmaking Professor at Pratt Institute and and Parsons School of Design


Thank you so much for putting together IPCNY’s PrintFest! SUNY Purchase had a great time running our table and getting the chance to see work being made by our peers.  We all felt the event was a great chance to both get exposure for our work and also meet and chat with printmakers from college’s other than our own.  Would love to see this event or one of a similar nature be put together annually!

-Samuel De-Poto, SUNY Purchase Student and PrintFest 2015 Participant


This event was sponsored by Speedball, Arnhem 1618 Printmaking Paper and Akua Inks.

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