Founded in 2011 to address the persistent invisibility of printed art in the general art press, Art in Print is a bimonthly journal and website dedicated to the art that most people are most likely to meet in person—the print. The publication provides important contemporary criticism, fundamental historical research and timely information about current events, while championing thoughtful looking, clear prose, and lucid design. Art in Print also commissions artists’ projects that take advantage of the social distribution of the periodical, and runs a bimonthly print competition that allows artists—with and without gallery affiliation—to reach an international audience. The only publication of its kind, Art in Print has emerged as a critical resource for artists, curators, scholars, collectors and viewers around the world.
The Art in Print journal appears six times a year in print and online. Each issue includes feature articles and reviews of recent books, exhibitions and new editions, as well as a survey of gallery, museum, workshop, and market news. As of March 2017, Art in Print has published more than 500 articles, interviews and reviews by 173 writers, considering the work of thousands of artists, from copper plate engravings to black-light posters.
As a public service Artinprint.org provides free access to one-quarter of its published content. Full content is available only to Art in Print members. Subscribing memberships start at $38 a year.
Art in Print is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. Funders include The National Endowment for the Arts, The Malka Fund, The Dedalus Foundation, The Samuel H. Kress Foundation, The IFPDA Foundation, The Schwab Charitable Trust, The California Community Foundation, Arts and Business Council of Chicago, as well as individual donors. Please help support Art in Print.
Articles and Reviews—We are happy to consider proposals for articles or reviews on subjects related to the history or current state of artists’ prints, in the broadest meaning of the term. We strongly encourage writers to look at articles and reviews we have published to get a sense of what we do. If you are interested in writing for us, please send a query email with your proposed subject, a brief writing sample (500-1,000 words), and short bio describing your background, location and interests to Susan Tallman, st[at]artinprint.org. You may include relevant images, but please keep them small for the initial proposal.
Feature articles usually run 2000-3000 words. They must be fully footnoted and sourced. Exhibition, new edition, and book reviews run from 500 to 1,000 words. Art in Print reserves the right to terminate commissions if the authors have misrepresented themselves, or diverged from the deadline, topic, or format of the proposed submission.
Announcements—Please email announcements of new exhibitions, edition, publications or other news to info[at]artinprint.org with the following information:
Exhibitions: Title, venue, city, dates, and a 200 word blurb explaining the subject.
Editions: Artist Name, Title (year), medium, dimensions, edition size, printer/publisher, price.
Books and catalogues: Author Name(s), Title, number of pages, number of illustrations, publisher, price.
Images must be 300 dpi and at least 1500px wide.
An optional explanatory paragraph may be included, though will be edited prior to publication.
Each issue of Art in Print features a full-page reproduction and brief essay about the work of one artist, chosen by an outside juror. Jurors include artists, curators, printers, publishers and dealers from around the world.
Who can enter?
We can accept one submission per membership per issue. With regard to institutional memberships, for any given competition, we will accept the first entry submitted under that membership.
How do I submit?
Submit your entry through our online form.
When to enter:
The deadline for the Prix de Print is the 10th of every other month (October, December, February, April, June and August).
Do I have to be a subscriber to submit?
Yes. Art in Print is a not-for-profit organization and we depend on member support for all our programs. Subscriptions start at $38.
I’m a student. I can’t afford a membership.
We keep the digital membership at just $38 specifically to accommodate students. A year’s membership enables you to enter six competitions—just $6.33 per entry, plus you receive all Art in Print content, including the biweekly newsletter announcing other competitions! Read more here.
I work for a university whose library subscribes. Can I submit?
We can accept one submission per issue cycle (every two months) from any given subscription. So if more than one person in your department wants to submit, take turns.
Memberships are available at multiple levels, beginning at $38.
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