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The Contemporary Print, 2019

PrintAustin is thrilled to announce the open call for its 6th annual juried international exhibition, The Contemporary Print. Presented in collaboration with Big Medium, this year’s exhibition will be juried by Dr. Anna Katherine Brodbeck, and be held at Big Medium Gallery during PrintAustin 2019.

The Contemporary Print is a survey of traditional printmaking techniques and innovative approaches in contemporary printmaking. While non-traditional or digital output is accepted as a print element, submissions must utilize traditional print media as their primary technique. These include lithography, relief, intaglio, silkscreen, photo polymer plate (i.e. SolarPlates), and monotype.

Solely digital and photographic prints are not eligible. For questions regarding eligible media, please contact

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EXHIBITION DATES January 18 – February 16, 2019
OPENING RECEPTION Friday, January 18, 7-10 PM
VENUE Big Medium, 916 Springdale Road, Austin, Texas

ABOUT PRINTAUSTIN PrintAustin is an artist-led nonprofit organization working with organizations and individuals throughout the Austin visual arts community to showcase traditional and contemporary approaches in printmaking during its annual festival, held January 15 through February 15. Visit to learn more about our open calls, and other exhibition and collaboration opportunities. You may also find us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

ABOUT BIG MEDIUM Big Medium is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting contemporary art in Texas. Big Medium produces the East Austin Studio Tour, the West Austin Studio Tour, the Texas Biennial, and presents innovative exhibitions throughout the year in the Big Medium Gallery. Big Medium provides affordable studio space to artists, and partners with various organizations in Texas to help foster the arts and facilitate an inclusive cultural dialogue between artists and their communities. Visit to learn more.

ABOUT THE JUROR Dr. Anna Katherine Brodbeck has served as the Nancy and Tim Hanley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art since January 2017. A Ph.D. in art history, Dr. Brodbeck earned her master’s and doctorate degrees from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, where she focused on Latin American art, as well as Islamic Art.

From 2013 to 2016, Dr. Brodbeck acted as the Associate Curator at Carnegie Museum of Art for a retrospective of the contemporary Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica, co-organized with the Art Institute of Chicago and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Previously, she was a curatorial research assistant at The Frick Collection, where she conducted research for Picasso’s Drawings, 1890–1921: Reinventing Tradition (2011). She worked at The Museum of Modern Art on the 2007 exhibition Richard Serra Sculpture: Forty Years as a curatorial intern, as well as gallery assistant at the Bronx Museum of the Arts.

* The PrintAustin Award $500
* The Gamblin Award $200 + $200 Gift Certificate courtesy of Gamblin Artists Colors
* ​The Awagami Paper Award $100 + 50 sheets of "Awagami Editioning" Japanese washi paper ($250 value)
* The Blick Art Materials Award $150 Gift Certificate courtesy of Blick Art Materials

ELIGIBILITY Open to local and international artists 18 years or older. Any 2-D or 3-D work including ceramics, sculpture, mixed media, and artist books that uses printmaking as the sole or primary technique in its execution are eligible. Work cannot exceed 72 inches (183 cm) in any direction.


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