About Seattle Print Arts

Seattle Print Arts is an association of artists, arts professionals and collectors who have an avid interest in the expanding field of print arts and an appreciation of the print media. Our mission is to foster intellectual and artistic dialogue, serve as a resource for news in the field of printmaking, forge links between artists, and serve as a base for a variety of activities that focus on the print arts.

Since its formation in January 2000, Seattle Print Arts has organized symposia, lectures, print exchanges, demonstrations, and several print exhibits, including two international exchange exhibitions.

Seattle Print Arts also sponsors a printmaking scholarship at Seattle's Pratt Fine Arts Center, the Larry Sommers Art Fellowship, and the Mini Money Grants(pdf).

We hope you can join us!

Seattle Print Arts is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

2014 Larry Sommers Art Fellowship Award


Seattle Print Arts is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2014 Larry Sommers Art Fellowship Award is Nicole Pietrantoni!


Nicole is using the Fellowship Award to fund a new body of work at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, as part of her sabbatical from Whitman College. Her work will focus on the mediation of nature via digitally printed, room sized, installations of idealized landscapes. Her recent installations of Precipitous and Implications, show her new work.

The purpose of this fellowship is to support artistic excellence in the areas of print arts, book arts and works on or of paper. The award will provide a stipend of $2,000 to produce new work or to support a project in progress. The selected artist will be determined by the artistic excellence of the work presented in the application by a panel of arts professionals connected with the fellowship committee of Seattle Print Arts. In addition to the monetary award, the chosen artist will receive a one-year Seattle Print Arts membership.





(image - l) Precipitous
Inkjet on Imbe Thick, handbound into 5 accordion books. 10’ x 6’ x 1’ (installation format), 2014
The books create a life-sized panoramic image of a rising sea.
Collaboration with poet Devon Wootten.

(image - above) Implications
Inkjet on Inbe Thin, handbound into 30 accordion books.
10’ x 35’ x 1’ (installation format), 2013
The books expand to create a panoramic landscape of icebergs.
When folded, the text reads as a poem by Devon Wootten.



Interested In Becoming More Connected To The Seattle Print Arts Community?


Seattle Print Arts was formed in January 2000. In our second decade we continue to affirm the importance and vibrancy of print in our community. We are planning lectures, events and projects that provide artists with opportunities for inspiration and exchange.

Be a part of building a strong community of artists. There are many ways to get involved. Volunteer to help.

To sign-up, please fill out the form on our Volunteer page.



Posting Announcements



To Post An Announcement

If you are a member of Seattle Print Arts, we will post your announcement in the weekly newsletter and on the website.

Please send us your announcements about your upcoming exhibitions. We would also like to know about any upcoming print related classes, equipment for sale, studios for rent, or calls for printmakers.

Please send information as text and no all-caps and no postcard announcements please. Include a separate image and please use your name as the filename, ie: jane_doe.jpg. Email (news at seattleprintarts.org) us at least one week prior to an event or as early as three weeks before.

In your email please state that you would like your announcement posted in our newsletter and on our website, so we can separate it from non-member show announcements we get.

Thank you for sending in your announcements and for being part of our vibrant print arts community!



Seattle Print Arts on Facebook


Our official website and weekly e-newsletter will still be the place to go to for information. Our Facebook page is a more informal means of communication for you and a great way for us to keep up with each other.