Events Saturday, Jan 27 - Sunday, Mar 4

The Boston Printmakers 2017 North American Print Biennial

Lunder Arts Center, Roberts Gallery, 1801 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

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2018-01-27T14:00:00Z 2018-03-04T23:00:00Z UTC The Boston Printmakers 2017 North American Print Biennial Presenting the best in contemporary and traditional printmaking, the biennial has long been recognized as one of the most prestigious events in printmaking. Lunder Arts Center, Roberts Gallery, 1801 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge,, MA 02140

The Boston Printmakers 2017 North American Print Biennial received over 1900 entries, from which 96 were accepted for exhibition. Juror Judith Brodie of the National Gallery, Washington D.C. reviewed the works to produce an exceptional selection of prints made within the past two years. Covering traditional and innovative media, the prints range in scale and dimension, one print will even grow grass during the five-week exhibition.

The Biennial will be on display in both the Roberts and Raizes galleries from January 27 – March 4.

About the Juror

Judith Brodie, Curator of Modern Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Art, has organized and collaborated on many exhibitions, including A Century of Drawing: Works on Paper from Degas to LeWitt, Shock of the News, and Yes, No, Maybe: Artists Working at Crown Point Press. Prior to joining the Gallery, Brodie worked at the National Museum of American Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She was a visiting artist at Birgit Skiöld’s Print Workshop in London, and taught printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design before becoming a curator.

Celebrating 70 years of printmaking and printmakers.

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In 1947, a group of Boston printmaking students came together to share information and investigate exhibition opportunities. They enlisted the support of faculty from Massachusetts College of Art, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and Arthur Heinzelman – the keeper of prints at the Boston Public Library. In 1948, the Boston Printmakers mounted their first exhibition in downtown Boston. Soon the organization and their shows were among the leading venues for academic printmaking.

From 1948-1991 the North American Print Exhibition was held annually, and is now a biennial event. The Biennial is an open call show, selected by a nationally known juror and available to artists across North America. The membership is comprised of artists with prominence as well as young, emerging artists.

Along with the North American Print Biennial, the Boston Printmakers mounts a concurrent Student Print Exhibition, sponsored by The Boston Printmakers, Gamblin Artist’s Colors and Speedball. Twelve New England college and university programs submit to a jury panel of the Boston Printmakers’ Executive Board for selection. This year, ten Art and Design students were selected to exhibit their work in the show. 

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