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07 Nov 2011

Call for Entries: American Impressions 2012

Design by Angela DeLaura

American Impressions 2012 - Juried Printmaking and Book Art Exhibition
University Galleries, William Paterson University


William Paterson University Galleries (Gallery hours: Mon - Fri, 10 am - 5 pm)
Submissions Deadline:
December 6, 2011
January 30 - March 9, 2012
Sunday, February 5, 3 - 5 pm

Emily Johnsen
+1 973 720 2654
+1 973 720 3290

William Paterson University
300 Pompton Rd.
Wayne, NJ 07470

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All Traditional and Digital Print Media

Exhibition Dates

January 30 – March 9, 2012

Submissions Deadline

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Organized by the University Galleries at William Paterson University, American Impressions is an annual juried printmaking exhibition featuring traditional and digital print media and book art. Select works will receive Purchase Awards and become part of the University's permanent collection. One artist will be selected to have a solo exhibition at the University Galleries.

The exhibition is open to all artists residing in the United States. Prints must have been completed within the past two years and may not exceed 60 inches. Work previously shown at the William Paterson University Galleries will not be accepted.

All accepted work requires proper framing and should be ready to be hung (except for book art which will be displayed in vitrines on pedestals). The Juror reserves the right to reject any work found to be unacceptable upon arrival.


Sales are encouraged. A 20% commission will be taken by the University. Prints and books selected for Purchase Awards will become part of the University's Permanent Print & Book Collection.

All work shown at the gallery will be insured for the duration of the exhibition. The gallery cannot insure works in transit.

The cost of shipping works to and from the gallery is the responsibility of the artist. Please do not send artwork in packing peanuts.


1. To submit your artwork, please visit:
2. Register an account with SlideRoom. Click on 'Start a New Submission.'
3. Fill out the Application Form.
4. Upload your Artist Bio/CV and Artist Statement in the Documents section.
5. Upload up to 3 images (one image per artwork; 4 x 6 inches at 300 dpi). Be sure to list the Title, Date, Medium and Dimensions in the specified areas.
6. Pay the entry fee of $25 when prompted to receive submission confirmation.

(Entry fees go toward the purchase of artwork from the American Impressions exhibition for the William Paterson University permanent art collection.)


Submissions Deadline
Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Receipt of Work Deadline
Monday, January 16, 2012

Reception Date
Sunday, February 5, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.


Elizabeth F. Spungen, Executive Director of The Print Center in Philadelphia, PA.

Liz Spungen has been the Executive Director of The Print Center in Philadelphia since 2006. She received both a BA and MA in the History of Art from the University of Pennsylvania and has spent her entire career working with the visual arts in Philadelphia.

During her tenure at The Print Center, her curatorial efforts have included Black Pulse: Doug + Mike Starn (2007); Nakazora: space between sky and earth: Masao Yamamoto (2008); and the upcoming Silver Mine, a retrospective exhibition of the work of photographer Robert Asman.

Spungen has been on the curatorial staff at the Institute of Contemporary Art, The Fabric Workshop and Museum and Bryn Mawr College, and was President of the Chester Springs Studio and the Arcadia University Art Gallery. From 2002 – 2006 she headed Liz F. Spungen Fine Art, specializing in works on paper from the greater Philadelphia region.


Since 2001, this national juried exhibition has celebrated the print and the printmaker. Elizabeth F. Spungen, Executive Director of The Print Center (Philadelphia, PA) is the juror for the 2012 printmaking competition. Past jurors have included: Anne Coffin (Founder and Director, International Print Center of New York); Willie Cole (Artist/Printmaker); Ofelia Garcia (former Dean of the College of Arts and Communications, William Paterson University); John W. Ittman (Curator of Prints, Philadelphia Museum); David Kiehl (Curator of Prints, Whitney Museum of American Art); and Dr. Marilyn S. Kushner (Curator of Prints and Drawings, Brooklyn Museum); among others.

Exhibitions are made possible in part by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State.