The International Institute of Contemporary Art and Theory: Seaside Residency Program

Deadline: Rolling Admissions. Applications accepted anytime.

The International Institute of Contemporary Art and Theory overlooks the Black Sea in the charming, coastal town of Mangalia, Romania. The program hosts international scholars, professionals, and students who are interested in art theory, art history, and art making in order to foster critical dialogue, professional networking, and a focused studio practice for participants. At the conclusion of the residency, artists have the opportunity to exhibit their work to the public in IICAT's gallery space.
Residencies can be scheduled in 2-week increments year round but accommodations can be made if a shorter or longer stay better suits your needs.  Residents will have access to: 24/7 shared studio space with great natural light and ocean views, wifi, room and board, light meals, Laundry facilities, Travel costs are NOT funded. 




Deadline: September 1st 2018

All professional artists are invited to participate in our Open Call Mini-Prints. The exhibition is a newly established exhibition and will become a recurrent event arranged by Galleri Heike Arndt DK in Berlin. By participating in this print exhibition, you are given the opportunity to exhibit your work at our gallery. All multiple printmaking techniques are welcome, Size of the print (including signature): 30 cm x 30 cm (max), Size of paper: 40 cm x 40 cm (max), Each artist can submit 6 prints max. There is no submission fee.



Deadline : August 18,2018

The Pacific States Biennial National juried printmaking exhibition was established by the Art Department Print Studio at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo in 1982 and is now the Pacific States Biennial North American. The exhibition is open to all artists 18 years or older presently residing anywhere on the North American continent, its islands, and outlying US territories. This premier Hawaiʻi biennial exhibition is hosted in conjunction with the Campus Center Gallery with support from the Student Activities Council and the East Hawaiʻi Cultural Center.

Fee: $35


4th Annual Hand Pulled Prints: Current Practice In Printmaking

Deadline: August 7, 2018

International Juried Art Exhibition

September 21, 2018 - October 21, 2018

This is an open call to artists for an exhibition at Site:Brooklyn. This exhibition will reflect the ambitious, innovative and contemporary in printmaking today. Highlighting traditional printmaking processes in any combination of serigraphy, letterpress, collagraphy, etching, woodcut, lithography, linocut, drypoint, mezzotint, monoprint and solar plates. Digital and photographic elements may be used only as a supporting element.

Fee: $35


Beisinghoff Printmaking Residency

Deadline: June 30, Midnight EST

The Beisinghoff Printmaking Residency is a four-week opportunity that allows artists to work in a beautiful printmaking studio in Diemelstadt-Rhoden, Germany. Two artists will be chosen to work at Atelierhaus Beisinghoff, less than an hour away from Kassel, Germany.

This opportunity affords artists more than just studio time. Images, thoughts, and words from diverse viewpoints come together when artists from different continents converge at Atelierhaus. Barbara Beisinghoff also invites local press for an artists’ presentation during the residency.

No Fee


(Un)Necessary Duplicates

Deadline: June 23, 2018

(Un)Necessary Duplicates invites each participant to create an image revolving around one assigned letter of the phrase "Necessary Duplicates." Your image needs to be vertically oriented for hanging at MAPC, and we need to see some semblance of your assigned letter in the finished piece. Each volume of prints will be displayed as a group to read the phrase “Necessary Duplicates,” allowing the viewers to notice the differences between the volumes. Since it is an open call, there will be multiple volumes, so feel free to share with other artists.

Fee:Return shipping (via check or paypal) +$1-2 for possible weight difference if you mail with USPS -OR- include a pre-paid return shipping label for Fedex or UPS, editions will be returned in archival sleeves



Deadline: June 12, 2018, 11:59pm (EST)

The Print Center is very pleased to announce the 93rd ANNUAL International Competition juried by José Diaz and Lisa Sutcliffe

The Print Center is particularly interested in highlighting local, national and international artists who utilize photography and printmaking in new and intriguing ways, both in content and process. Any artist using Photography and/or Printmaking as critical components in their work can enter. Artists whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional photographic and printmaking practices are encouraged to enter.


Application Guidelines

Fee: $45

93rd ANNUAL International Competition

Deadline: June 12, 2018

The Print Center is very pleased to announce the 93rd ANNUAL International Competition juried by José Diaz and Lisa Sutcliffe. Diaz is the Chief Curator at The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh. Lisa Sutcliffe is the Curator of Photography and Media Arts, Milwaukee Art Museum.

The ANNUAL is one of the oldest and most prestigious competitions in the United States. The Print Center is particularly interested in highlighting local, national and international artists who utilize photography and printmaking in new and intriguing ways, both in content and process.

Any artist using Photography and/or Printmaking as critical components in their work can enter. Artists whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional photographic and printmaking practices are encouraged to enter.

Fee: $45



June 18, 2018

The Munich House of Artists Foundation open call for Lithography International has been extended until June 18th. All area of lithography are permitted in the competition. In addition to stone-prints, plate-prints and foil-prints, alternative methods with different materials as well as mixed techniques will be accepted. The pre-selection is done digitally. For this purpose (max. three) lithographs must be submitted. The work should be contemporary-innovative and have the maximum dimensions 60cm x 80cm.

1st Prize € 3,000
2nd Prize € 2,000
3rd Prize € 1,000


ClimArt 2018 Climate Action Exhibit

Deadline: June 11, 2018

The California Society of Printmakers will host a national juried competition, open to all printmakers working in the United States, responding to the challenge of climate change. The exhibition will coincide with the September 2018 Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, carbonization, coal mining, automobiles, oil drilling, fracking, ocean acidification, ocean warming, ocean garbage patches as large as states, species loss and the 6th extinction, plastic trash, and calving megaton icebergs.

Fee: $15


Washington Printmakers Gallery (DC), National Call for Artists: 2018 National Small Works Competition & Exhibition

Deadline: June 7th 2018

Washington Printmakers Gallery seeks small works completed in the last two years from artists nationwide.

Eligibility: Hand-pulled prints, screen prints, digital prints, photographs, and three-dimensional work (including artist books) with print components completed within the past two years. Image may be no larger than 100 square inches, with framed size of 256 square inches or less. 3D works are limited to 250 cubic inches. Open to artists 18 years and older.

Fee: $35



Deadline: May 31st 2018


The Hand Magazine is an international journal featuring photography and printmaking. Printing any photographic or printed process including collage, mixed media, and all methods of printmaking. Digital prints are also excepted, but tend not to print "straight" images. They are interested in things that are hand-printed, manipulated, or directed by the artist. The submission fee includes a copy of the magazine and submission of up to five images. Subscribers can submit for no additional charge. The call is open to all artists over 18 all over the world. 



Deadline: 31st May 2018

Washington Printmakers Gallery presents it's annual printmaking contest, winning pieces will be selected by the competition juror and will be on exhibit from the 2nd to 26th of August 2018. Original pulled prints, digital prints, photography and 3-dimensional works including book arts, with a print components that are 100 square inches or less and a frame size of 256 square inches or less. 3D work is limited to 250 cubic inches. The Grand Prize is a 2019 Solo Exhibition at the Washington Printmakers Gallery in Georgetown sponsored by the Washington Print Foundation. Other prizes will be awarded.

Fee: $35



Second State Press CRE Fellowship

Second State Press is pleased to offer the CRE Fellowship to the printmaking community, sponsored by Master Printer Cindi Royce Ettinger.  Each summer the studio will host an artist whose work demonstrates an uncommon grasp of the printmaking medium and an energetic approach that will likely influence future printmakers.

The candidate chosen to receive the fellowship will be granted 24 hour access to the Second State Press facility for the one month during the summer*, two flat file drawers in which to store paper and supplies, a modest stipend, and all critical feedback that membership in a communal print shop like SSP provides.  It is requested that two prints from an edition generated during the month be donated to permanent collections belonging to C.R. Ettinger Studio and Second State Press.

*The selected artist may choose any 30 consecutive days to use their scholarship between June 1st and August 31st.

Apply here


Deadline: May 14th 2018

BIG INK is pleased to partner with Whiteaker Printmakers for a large woodcut printing extravaganza on July 21st and 22nd. BIG INK will be utilizing Whiteaker's giant Ray Trayle etching press to pull prints. Images must be at least 24” x 36” in dimension but not larger than 40” x 84” in dimension. A drawing, digital graphic, altered photography, collage, sketch, painting or print are acceptable examples to include with your proposal. Images must be solely created by the applicant. If accepted, artists will have two months prior to the event to carve their image into a piece of plywood. Entry is free; accepted artists pay $295 to participate. This fee covers all consumable materials including paper, ink, cleaning supplies, equipment usage and professional photography of the finished work.



Deadline: May 4th 2018

Open Call is a commissioning program for early-career artists in all artistic mediums (including performing arts, film, literary arts, visual arts, music, and design) who live and/or work in NYC to create and present new work at The Shed to audiences free of charge. Opening in spring 2019 where the High Line meets Hudson Yards on Manhattan's west side, The Shed is New York’s first arts center dedicated to supporting artistic invention and commissioning new work across the performing arts, visual arts, and popular culture, with an adaptable building able to realize artists' most ambitious ideas. For application-specific inquiries please contact,

Commission Fee: $7,000 - $15,000



Deadline: Ongoing

Art Print Residence is a professional Printmaking Studio in Arenys de Munt, Barcelona, Spain specializing in intaglio and other printmaking methods. The Art Print Residence provides accommodation for printmakers and other visual artists, writers and poets while they research and create their work at the studio. The rural setting provides a quiet space for you to live and work. You’ll have the freedom to create your own work or participate in a variety of courses and seminars. The residency provides housing, workspace and a printmaking studio totally equipped for all kinds of printmaking techniques. 



April 15th 2018

neo: are very pleased to announce their forthcoming, international Proof Print Exhibition/Exchange 2018. The exhibition intends to raise awareness of new trends and directions in contemporary printmaking, from the traditional to the digital, by showcasing excellence and innovation. 300 contemporary visual artists will be selected to take part in the exhibition, with a £15 hanging fee. 30 artists will be further selected for the ultimate Proof Print Exchange 2018. The  free online submission is open to all artists worldwide, over the age of 18. You are invited to submit a 30 x 30cm artist proof across the full range of printmaking techniques, which can be later made into an edition of 35.



Deadline: April 15th 2018

This is an open call to artists for an exhibition at Site:Brooklyn. This exhibit will explore the new ways that artists are representing the character, disposition, and complexity of human faces. Reflecting the ambitious, innovative and contemporary in painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media and photography today. This call for submission is open to all artists 18 years of age or older. Media Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 12 


Entry Fee (Faces): $35.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum): $10.00


Deadline: 9th April 2018

Technique, skill and originality of style will be the main considerations for the entries accepted into this exhibit to be held at East End Arts on the East End of Long Island, NY. All ink media will be excepted, including ballpoint, fountain pen, printmaking, Sharpie, India, Tattoo—any and every ink media except - desktop printer ink. Minimum of 3 and maximum of 5 JPEGS may be submitted online, for the same entry fee.

AWARDS: ‘Best in Show’ winner will receive a seven-day stay in East End Arts’ Artist Residence near Hamptons’ museums and galleries, plus $1,000 and inclusion in a group show at Ille Arts Gallery in Amagansett NY. Winner will also receive 100 postcards announcing the show featuring her/his artwork.


Fee: $50