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Illumination: 2017 CCP Members Exhibition

DECEMBER 10, 2017 – JANUARY 7, 2018
JUROR: Peter Pettengill, Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
RECEIVING DATES: November 27 – December 1, 2017
OPENING & AWARDS: Sunday, December 10, 2017, 2 – 4 pm

The accumulation and spread of human knowledge is deeply indebted to the labor of print and paper artists. It is their work, which allows concepts and ideas to be inscribed, transcribed and preserved into a physical manifestation.

Printed materials were cherished objects and the artists who created them not only preserved their illuminating wisdom, but also shed their artistic light on the pages. Illumination originally meant specifically the addition of gold or silver painting but grew to mean any embellishment added to the page. For Illumination, members will respond to these traditions and ideas; perhaps through telling a new story, by adding the illuminating light of metal leaf, jewel bright ink or an exploration of light. We look forward to seeing what you create.

For eligibility, deadlines and entry information please download the prospectus.

Peter Pettengill, Director and Founder of Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH.

Peter Pettengill is the founder and director of Wingate Studio in Hinsdale, New Hampshire, a professional intaglio print workshop and publisher that produces original etchings, monotypes, and relief prints in collaboration with artists.

From 1979 to 1985 he was a printer at Crown Point Press in Oakland, CA where he worked along side some that era’s most influential artists, including John Cage, Sol LeWitt, Joan Jonas, Pat Steir, Ed Ruscha, Wayne Thiebaud and others. Prints published and printed at Wingate Studio are in the collections of MOMA, Yale University Art Gallery, The Hood Museum of Art, the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library and the Whitney Museum of American Art as well as many other museums and collections.

Peter currently directs Wingate Studio along with his son, James and daughter-in-law Alyssa Robb, who continue to help define Wingate’s mission and bring a new generation and perspective to the operation of the studio.

Image:  Jane Cooper, GL III, Monoprint on 22 karat gold leaf



The Center for Contemporary Printmaking’s Footprint International Competition 2018, is an opportunity for the presentation of current trends and innovations in contemporary printmaking within the bounds of the one square foot (12” x 12”) configuration. The square format was uncommon in art until the advent of abstraction and presents distinct challenges of composition and expression. Within these precise limits, artists must confront a space and create visual order and formal structure.

Susan Tallman, Art in Print, Editor-in-Chief.

Susan Tallman is an art historian who has written extensively on the history and culture of the print, as well as on issues of authenticity, reproduction and multiplicity. Her books include The Contemporary Print: from Pre-Pop to Postmodern (Thames and Hudson),The Collections of Barbara Bloom (Steidl). Most recently she co-authored the catalogue for the British Museum exhibition, The American Dream: Pop to the Present. She is Editor-in-Chief of the journal and website Art in Print, and her writing has appeared in Art in America, Parkett, Print Quarterly, Arts Magazine and numerous books and museum catalogues. She has lived and worked in New York, Amsterdam and Berlin, and currently teaches in the Department of Art History, Theory and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Eligibility: All fine-art printmaking mediums, including woodcut, intaglio, lithography, screenprint, monotype, and original digital media may be utilized. (No drawings, photographs, or direct reproductions are eligible.) Art must be hand-pulled and generated using at least one traditional printmaking method. Computer generated art is eligible only if it incorporates other methods of hand pulled printing or handwork. Image size must be exactly 12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm). Outside dimensions of the printing paper may not exceed 18 x 18 inches (45.7 x 45.7 cm). Paper beyond these dimensions on accepted prints will be trimmed to the dimensions required for the exhibition.  Only two-dimensional works will be accepted.

Prizes and Awards: $1,000 in cash prizes and purchase awards will be awarded.

In addition to the $1,000 in prizes, the Awagami Paper Award, $300 (50 sheets) in editioning paper will be awarded to one artist.




Download the Prospectus

How to Enter: Submissions are accepted only via CaFÉ ( by March 10, 2018. There is no additional fee to use the CaFÉ online application system. All entries must be uploaded using this online system. Please do not upload digital images that contain borders or text info that is not part of the original work.

Entry Fee:
First Image for CCP Members: $20.00
First Image for Non-Members and International Submissions: $50.00
Additional Images: (2 maximum): $10.00 each

Image: 2016 Best in Show Award Winner: Juha Tammenpää, Sundom, Finland, Gravity, Etching and aquatint.