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MISPRINTS Exhibition March 8–April 19, 2019

MISPRINTS will be a contemporary art exhibition that celebrates the unique outcomes of a printer’s mistake on the 100th anniversary of the first airmail flight and the infamous “Inverted Jenny” stamp.” For stamp collectors, the mistakes are what make a stamp more valuable. For artists, mistakes can also be valuable—leading to new discoveries. This exhibition will lean into the positive outcome of the mistake.

This exhibition is funded in part by a grant from Anacostia Trails Heritage Area.

Gretchen Schermerhorn, Artistic Director, Pyramid Atlantic

Artists working in all print media are invited to apply. All work submitted must be available for sale.

The sales split will be 60/40, artists’ favor.

All applicants will be notified via email on February 1. Accepted artists will be given drop off and shipping instructions at this time.

Founded in 1981, Pyramid Atlantic is a nonprofit contemporary art center fostering the creative disciplines of papermaking, printmaking, and book arts within a collaborative community. We equip, educate, and exhibit in our historic Hyattsville home. Our vision is to create an artistic hub in Hyattsville that inspires and enables local, national, and international artists to create and innovate in our core disciplines; elevates the local arts and small business scene; and enhances the quality of life for artists and neighbors. We value artistic excellence, infrastructure for artists, hands-on experiences, and collaboration.

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