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APPLY APRIL 8 - MAY 31, 2019

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APPLY MARCH 17- JUNE 9, 2019


The Contemporary Northwest Print Invitational 2019 will be exhibited August 1-31, 2019 at Davidson Galleries. Opening First Thursday, August 1st, 2019.

Davidson Galleries and Seattle Print Arts are pleased to present the exhibition, Northwest Print Show, for the month of August. Davidson Galleries is committed to showcasing contemporary works on paper and original fine prints, in addition to antique and modern works on paper. This exhibition will feature the best work of Pacific Northwest Artists.

Located in the heart of Seattle's historic Pioneer Square, Davidson Galleries has exhibited antique, modern, and contemporary fine original prints since 1973, pulling from the largest inventory (ca. 20,000 items spanning more than five centuries) of original works on paper in the Northwest.

 Seattle Print Arts’ 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.


This exhibition is open to all artists living in the Pacific Northwest who are or will become Seattle Print Arts Members. Artists must be or become Seattle Print Arts Member to be considered for the final round of jurying, no other submission fee required. Artists must join Seattle Print Arts at or confirm their membership by emailing Artists may email the board at and request financial assistance in becoming a member of SPA.

All printmaking techniques are welcome, but must include at least one traditional printmaking technique. Artists may submit up to 3 prints for consideration. Work must be for sale. If selected for the exhibition, artists are responsible for delivery or shipping (with return label) of the selected print by July 10th, and will be responsible for picking up unsold work after August 31st by September 10th.


Round One:

Must be a current Seattle Print Arts Member to be considered for final round of jurying

Submit the following as attachments via email to with your name as the subject line

  •  3 images of prints, saved in pdf format

    Digital images must be sent as low resolution JPEGs or TIFFs (72dpi) and sent as

    attachments, along with an electronic pdf copy of this information sheet

    Note: Digital techniques accepted, but must utilize one traditional printmaking process

    Applications received after 06/9/2019 , unfortunately cannot be considered

    Applications must be submitted on behalf of individuals. No group submissions or submission via organizations.


If Selected for Final Round of Jurying, a Northwest Print Show Admin will notify you via email directly with further instructions

  • The Shipping/Drop Off of Prints:

  • Prints must be received by  July 1st, 2019

  • Inventory list emailed with physical copy included with print delivery

  • Please include interleaving sheet between each print, either glassine, or newsprint

  • Participants must include an envelope clearly labeled with name and email for print returns.

  • Artists are responsible for their own insurance. Organizers are not responsible for lost or damaged works during shipping and handling.

  • All printmaking mediums welcome, must include at least one traditional printmaking technique

  • Prints must be signed with edition number.

  • There is no required imagery theme.

  • Paper Size is limited to 11” x 15”

  • No fees for participation (shipping not included)

  • Photos, videos of in progress work preferred

    The Northwest Print Show will be exhibited August 2019 at Davidson Galleries. Opening reception on First Thursday, August 1st.

Images of accepted works may be included in an exhibition catalogue. By applying for consideration, artists grant SPA and Davidson Galleries permission to use images of accepted works for the exhibition catalogue, and in print and/or electronic media for publicity.


Art sales will have a 60/30/10 split of profits (Please note there is no associated fee for artist submission for this exhibition.) 60% of sales will goto the artist, 30% will go to Davidson Galleries, and 10% will go to Seattle Print Arts.


June 9th, 2019: Deadline for receipt of up to three low-resolution images

  • along with an electronic PDF copy of the artist submission form to Artists must join or confirm their membership to SPA by emailing (Artists may email the board at and request financial assistance in becoming a member of SPA)

June 16th, 2019: Notice given to participants of acceptance with further instructions

  • July 10th, 2019: Selected prints must be dropped off or delivered to Davidson Galleries. Must

    include inventory sheet (artist submission form printed) and resealable envelope or packaging

    to ensure safe return and appropriate postage for return shipping.

  • September 10th, 2019: Any unsold work must be picked up by artist. Artists are responsible

    for ALL shipping costs to and from Davidson Galleries.

 SHIP ARTWORK TO:                                        

  • Davidson Galleries 

    C/O: Nikki Barber                                     

    313 Occidental Ave S.                                          

    Seattle, WA 98104                                               

*Seattle residents, please note you can drop off artwork to Davidson Galleries, directly. Kindly call ahead to let us know when to expect you.

Phone: +1.206.624.1324          


Please direct questions to Nikki Barber or Sam Davidson at