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Printmaking Plus
900 Santa Fe Drive, Denver Colorado

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Colorado
Entry Deadline: 11/19/19
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (Printmaking Plus): $35.00

Printmaking Plus

In conjunction with the Mo’Print, Month of Printmaking Celebration, this National Call for Entries seeks creative, innovative approaches to the process of creating artworks by printmaking. The juror, Master Printer Mark Lunning, brings 30 years of experience working with artists and printmaking styles to select the best examples of current printmaking. Due to the gallery size, works are limited to a maximum of 36” height by 24” width, including frame. Prints (copies) of already made artwork are not accepted.

Printmaking is the process of creating artworks by printing, normally on paper, but can be on other surfaces (not limited to fabric, plastic, wood). It includes intaglio (etching, mezzotint, aquatint, engraving, dry point, collagraph), relief, lithography, serigraph (screen print) and monotype, and uses a stone, plate, block, or stencil to create the final piece of art. The design is created on the matrix, or surface, which is then inked in order to transfer it onto the desired surface. More than one version of the original can be created, as an edition; or a series of monoprints can be created by adding to each one; or just one, a monotype, can be created. 

This show will be in conjunction with in the Mo’Print, or extended Month of Printmaking, which has grown to include January – April in Denver, CO. It will be held in Payge Gallery in the Art District on Santa Fe, Denver’s largest Art Gallery District.

The juror will be looking for creative ways to present Printmaking Artwork. Prints (copies) of already made artwork are not accepted. 


Mark Lunning, Master Printer and owner of Open Press for 30 years has worked with hundreds of artists from across the country in Intaglio, Relief Printing, Monotype, Silkscreen, wood cuts, and solar prints. He has recently moved his business to Sterling, CO, and offers workshops, edition production, and assistance with special projects. He has also shown his sculpture and artwork in numerous shows, and is one of the founders of the Denver Month of Printmaking. This year marks the 4thbiennial celebration.


Four prizes will be presented to artists and announced on the Sneak Peak opening of the show, as selected by the Juror. Best of Show ($200) and three Honorable Mentions ($100 each). 


The show is being held in the Payge Gallery, located inside the D’art Gallery, 900 Santa Fe Drive in Denver, in the Art District on Santa Fe. Both Payge and D’art Galleries emphasize contemporary art, in a well-lit comfortable setting.


The deadline to enter for consideration in this show is midnight (MST) on November 19, 2019. No late applications will be considered. 


Results of the judging will be emailed by November 25, 2019


Accepted work will be exhibited at D’art Gallery in Denver, CO from January 2 – January 26, 2020.


$35 flat fee for up to three art pieces/images. Entry fees may be paid by credit card only through Fees are non-refundable and do not guarantee acceptance in the exhibition. 


Maximum of 36” height, 24” width, including frame.


The exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and older. All work must be original in concept and not copied from another artist's work. 

No installations or artwork that requires special technical installation or intensive assembly will be accepted. No performance-based work.  

Only entries submitted online through will be considered. Do not contact gallery to submit images or information for your application, unless more information has been requested. Entries are limited to a maximum of three works.

All notifications will be sent by email through  These emails occasionally end up in one's spam/junk box. Please add the email address to your address book.


Accepted artists will receive instructions for shipping and hand delivery. Shipping and return shipping costs and insurance are the responsibility of the artist. For shipped work, reusable shipping containers only. D’art Gallery encourages artists to insure their artwork when shipping, and we strongly encourage using Plexiglass for shipped work. Shipped work accepted up until December 27, 2019. Shipping address will be sent to accepted artists.

No packing peanuts allowed. Any shipped artwork found with packing peanuts will not be unpacked, displayed, or eligible for an award. All shipped artwork must include a pre-paid return-shipping label.  Work will be held until a pre-paid label is provided.

Artists may hand-deliver accepted artwork at D’art Gallery on December 28 - 29, 2019, between the hours of noon and 3 PM, or by special arrangement with a member of D’art Gallery with more than one week notice. 

All accepted artwork is due by Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 3:00 p.m, and will not be included in the exhibition if late.


All works accepted for the exhibition must be original, completed, and ready to hang. Substitutions of accepted works will not be allowed and all delivered work must match the image juried.

Frames, mats, and wiring must be professional quality and in good condition. Wiring must be in good condition and substantial enough for the weight of the artwork.  No sawtooth hangers. All paintings must be framed or gallery wrapped with fully painted edges. Two-dimensional works on paper must be framed.  No audio-video artworks accepted.

Accepted artwork may not be removed from D’art Gallery prior to the close of the exhibition.


Any artwork sold to the public will incur a 25% commission. Prices quoted on the entry form may not be changed after acceptance.  Buyer will be charged sales tax for Denver area. 

No purchased work may be removed from D’art Gallery before the close of the exhibition, unless arrangements are made in advance and permission granted by D’art Gallery. 

Artwork that is "Not for Sale" - Please add NFS to the description box of the artwork in question.

Artwork listed as “Purchase upon Request” will not be accommodated and will be listed as “Not for Sale.”

Artists will be notified by email of any sales, and will receive payment for any sold works within one month of the close of the exhibition. 


Due to D’art Gallery’s extremely limited storage space, artwork left more than 30 days after close of the exhibit will be considered abandoned and deemed the property of D’art Gallery unless arrangements have been made in writing and agreed upon by both parties. Pick-up is on January 26  after 3:00 PM, unless other arrangements are made with the gallery. Shipped work will be packaged and shipped to artists on Monday, January 27, 2020 


All submissions will be through ( Entries and credit card payment must be submitted on or before the posted deadline, with no entries accepted after this date.

Upload requirements for image files:

  • File format: JPEG only

  • File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side

  • File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)

  • File size: 5 MB maximum

  • Image must be correctly oriented (vertical or horizontal)

  • No digital enhancement is allowed

  • Maximum of 3 photos per entry

Further information on the image requirements for submission and resources for editing the digital image size can be found on’s Help section.


November 19, 2019: last day to enter

November 25: Accepted/Rejected emails go out

December 27: last day to receive shipped work

December 28 - 29: walk-in delivery of artwork between noon and 3 PM Payge Gallery. Due by 3:00 on Sunday. 

January 2, 2020: Sneak Peek Opening, Awards and prizes presented

January 3: First Friday 

January 10: Artist’s Reception 

January 17: Third Friday, Collectors Night

January 26: Art of Brunch Sunday, Final day and de-install artwork, pick up walk-in 4 – 6 PM

January 27: Shipment of out of town artwork


Thurs, Sat - noon – 5 PM; Fri, noon – 9 PM; Sun 1 – 4 

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