2021 Exhibitions

FPG 2nd Annual International Print Exhibition 
Show Dates: September 1, 2021 – November 1, 2021
Open Call: 7 June – 8 August, 2021
Entry Deadline: 8 August, 2021

Entry Deadline: August 8, 2021

Show Dates: Sept. 1, 2021 – Nov. 1, 2021

Show Description:

The Fresno Printmakers’ Guild is a printmaking group out of Fresno, California whose purpose is to advance the art of fine printmaking through the study and practice of printmaking arts and to provide public education and public showings of the works of its members and others. This is the inaugural open call juried show for the FPG. 

Entry Instructions:

Eligibility & Fee:

Submission period will close on Aug. 8, 2021.

This show is open to artists internationally who are eighteen years of age or older. The work must have been made using any traditional printmaking techniques, including screen-printing, lithography, etching, collagraph, monotype, electro-etching, woodcut, photopolymer, etc. We also encourage artists to use non-toxic techniques.  No drawings, photographs, digital prints, or direct reproductions are eligible.

Entry Fees: $25 for up to 3 images maximum. (All Entry Fees are Non-refundable)

Submission Guidelines:

Number of Entries = you are allowed 3 separate entries. (Please do not include multiple pics of the same work unless you feel they are needed for jurying one particular work).

Images: All images should accurately reflect the work submitted and be in JPEG format, with maximum dimensions of 2000 pixels in either direction (width or height).

File names should include your name and the title of the artwork in the following format: 

“Lastname_Firstname_Title_1.jpg”

“Lastname_Firstname_Title_2.jpg”

Each entry should use the following format: Title, medium, size (height x width x depth), and date created.

Awards: The jurors will select winners.

  • Cash awards: $150 – 1st place / $50 – 2nd place
  • Non-Cash Award: Honorable Mention

Jurors: (3) = Martin Langford, Julie North, Dan Heskamp

ABOUT THE JURORS:

Dan Heskamp

Dan Heskamp is from the Chicagoland area where they received their Bachelor of Fine Art from Northern Illinois University in 2012 and their Masters of Fine Art from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in 2016. They have worked as a gallery assistant, professional photographer, and screenprinting technician. Currently they work as an instructor of art for College of the Sequoias and California State University – Stanislaus in California. Their recent studies are focused in printmaking, illustration, and digital media. Heskamp’s artwork has received various awards, has been published and exhibited nationally as well as internationally in countries such as Italy, Egypt and New Zealand. 

NOTABLE ACHIEVMENTS

  • Work collected in the Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
  • Seed Grant, City of Visalia 2019 Community Arts Grant Program, Visalia, CA
  • 7th Annual International Artist-in-Residence programme, Auckland Print Studio, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Juror Prize, Printwork 2016, Artist Image Resource, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Excellence in Printmaking, SAMC award, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, TX

Martin Langford

I am an artist printmaker, and have been pretty much all my life. I feel very privileged to be able to make a living from something I love doing. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than getting feedback about the impact a piece of work I’ve done has had on someone. I’m happy that the work I want to do resonates with people of all ages and even appeals to those who perhaps wouldn’t normally think of owning a piece of original art.

I don’t intentionally set out to produce work on a specific subject, but my work tends to reflect social commentary – the cities we live and work in, the whole work and wealth generating ethic and human nature. My ideas also convey my concern for the environment.

The work I do is a combination of visual communication and personal expression. I use humour/satire to convey my ideas as this is what comes naturally but it is also an effective way to deliver an often-difficult message. I keep the titles very simple and don’t over-explain any of my pieces. This is because my intention as the artist is less important to me than the viewer’s interpretation of the work. I love that different people see different messages and ideas in the same piece of work – it means so much more to me.

I enjoy the challenge and craftsmanship involved in the different forms of printmaking and began my career as one of only a handful of printmakers worldwide practicing the mezzotint technique (certainly in the United Kingdom). A cycling accident which affected my elbow, saw me switch to etching because the plate preparation for a mezzotint engraving required so much physical effort. Just recently, I’ve begun to use lino-cutting and have challenged myself to create very intricate and highly detailed work in a medium often used for bolder pieces. My wife asked me why I’d want to do that to myself and I replied ‘because it’s fun’ and anything you enjoy has got to be worth doing and will be something you’re really good at!

I’ve had good recognition of my work having been accepted into the very prestigious Royal Academy Summer Show here in the UK a total of 15 times which is quite an achievement. I’ve exhibited worldwide and my audience and regular clients come from all over the world. I was elected as a member of the Royal Society of Painter Print-Makers in 1996 and have been an active member ever since. I’m also a long-term member of the artist collaborative: Southbank Printmakers. In terms of education, I did my degree at Plymouth University and then went on to do my masters at Central St Martin’s College of Art under the tutorage of the late David Gluck RE who first challenged me to have a go at mezzotint.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers and the Royal Engravers and former council member
  • Regular contributor to The Royal Academy Summer Show, London, England

Julie North

Julie North is an award-winning relief and intaglio printmaker.  She specialises in creating reduction linocut prints, inspired by her natural surroundings.  Largely self-taught, her work has been accepted for juried exhibitions in the UK, the USA and France and has sold to private collectors around the world.  In 2019, She was awarded the Silver Medal by invited Jury for her linocut landscapes at the prestigious National Society of Fine Arts annual exhibition, the Salon des Beaux Arts, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris.  In 2020, her work was awarded Honourable Mention by the Fresno Print Guild in their inaugural National FPG Print Exhibition.  She is an invited, contributing artist to the Berlin graphic art magazine ‘Body and Soul’, with a new volume including her work to be published late summer, 2021.  She is currently working on a botanical alphabet series, which she is planning to publish as a book; the original prints will feature in a solo exhibition in August, 2021, in the medieval ‘Petite Cité de Caractère’, Sainte Suzanne.  Originally from England, she now lives in heart of rural Mayenne, NW France.


2021 Annual Member Print Exhibition

Show Additional Details:

The Fresno Printmakers’ Guild is has an annual showcase of guild member works in collaboration with the students some of our distinguished members teach and also including other professionals of printmaking who we partner with. 

This show will be an amazing group of talent, demonstrating a wide gamut of printmaking styles, mediums, methods, perspectives and subject matters. Most if not all of the works are for sale where a percentage of the proceeds go towards supporting the Kings Art Center in Hanford and providing them with some additional funds to use towards their own mission, as well as providing additional funds towards supporting the Fresno Print Guild and our mission.

For More Information go to The Kings Art Center website: https://www.kingsartcenter.org/exhibitions.html