Monday, May 12, 2014

Call to Printmakers

YAYBIG 2014 Print Exchange

Tanya Rich making prints at Xerocraft

You And Your Big Ideas Gallery (YAYBIG)  (of Tucson) is having a print exchange for 2014. This exchange is a opportunity for printmakers from the southwest and beyond to show gather together and make great prints. The only requirement is to print on 8” x 10” paper and the print has to be made within the last twelve months.

Print Information & Guidelines
Each artist creates a limited edition print using any traditional printmaking technique relief, lithograph, intaglio, serigraph, letterpress, or combination of techniques. There will be an online and physical print catalog of the exchange.  Prints will also be posted on this website.  Two prints will be kept and used for exhibitions (TBA) .  Please contact us if you would like to exhibit the portfolio. 
For more information and updates go to:

Requirements for Submission
Theme: Open
Eligibility: All printmaking artists in the Southwest and beyond
Dimensions:  Paper size 8” x 10” (20.3cm x 25.4cm) no larger or smaller. Image can be any size that fits paper dimensions
Edition Size: Limited edition of  15 , numbered (1/15, 2/15, 3/15 …etc.), titled, signed, and dated. Each artist will receive 13 prints in exchange. 2 will be kept for traveling exhibitions. Organizers reserve the right to curate the exhibition portfolio based on quality.
Printmaking Media:  Any traditional printmaking technique: Relief, Lithography, Intaglio, Serigraphy, Letterpress, or combination of techniques. Please, no straight Digital.
Participation Fee:  $20 USD (covers shipping fees and materials, exhibition materials, and promotion).

Deadline: Prints and Payment are due by Sept. 15, 2014

Payments accepted:-
Money Order- Joe Marshall
mail to:  Joe Marshall
    YAYBIG 2014 Print Exchange
    1835 N Santa Rita Ave
    Tucson AZ  85719
Please, No Personal Checks
Submission Form:  Please type the following information and include with prints and fee:
Name, Title, Technique(s), Complete Mailing Address, & Email
This is important for confirmation of receipt, exhibition information, and return mailing.
You may also include preferred contact information on the back of each print for networking.

Download form and information

Joe Marshall already finished his print
for this print exchange

~ Our new Richeson Baby Press ~
will print 8 x 10 inches easily

Joshua Woodhall making silk screen monoprints

Printmaking studio at UTEP

Rogo making prints at Maketopolis

Gonzalo making prints at 11th Monk3y

Pamela Wesolek giving an etching demonstration
at New Grounds Print Studio

Francisco Delgado makes prints at TANA,
UC Davis

Gonzalo Espinosa teaching silk screen monoprint

Printmaking at The Drawing Studio

This print exchange was inspired by both the Horned Toad and the Dialogos E Interpretaciones print exchanges (other exchanges are listed at Print People).  Also Toru Sugita just finished a print exchange; we have some of his prints in the YayBigSouthwest collection.

Yay Big Gallery has also been showing at pop-up galleries throughout the SouthwestUSA -- see  This print exchange wants to encourage those Southwest printmakers, as well as others who want to join us, to continue the artistic dialog in the Southwest.