member-run organization, est. 1986
We are printmakers:
passionate about print, community, education, and discourse.
A collective of curated members passionate about printmaking. Join the society to be included in group exhibitions, workshops, and support groups. Learn new techniques, tools, tips, and share scholarly advice all surrounding the topic of print media.
THINGS YOU MIGHT WANT TO KNOW:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHO CAN JOIN?
Any artist that uses printmaking as their primary focus of practice.
How much is a yearly membership?
Our yearly membership is $45.
Students may request a voucher for a discounted rate of $30.
are there any benefits for becoming a member?
We have group exhibitions, print exchanges, biennials, workshops, print meetups, and other activities available in-person and online. We also offer an online directory of members and showcase their work regularly on our Instagram.
Check out our Membership page for more information.
Some events may be subject to an additional cost.
Where are you located?
Currently, we run out of the Department of Art & Art History at the
University of Miami.
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2023 Florida Printmakers Society Biennial
Submission Deadline: March 15th
Jurying Process: April 1-15
Notification of Acceptance: May 1
Work Due at UM: June 1
Installation: July 1
Exhibition Reception: July 15
The 2023 Florida Printmakers Society Biennale ExhibitionOrganized by the Florida Printmakers Society and the University of MiamiDates: July 15 to August 15, 2023, Wynwood Art Gallery, University of MiamiJuror: Lise DrostSubmission Requirements:-The exhibit is open to all Florida Printmakers Society members. The prints must be made with any generally accepted graphic techniques.-Each artist can submit a maximum of 3 prints to the jury. Prints must be numbered and signed by the artist and have been produced since January 1, 2021.-The deadline for submitting artwork online is March 15, 2023.-The maximum dimension of the print matrix (paper, cloth, etc.) is 11 x 17"-Each work submitted must be signed, have a title (with an arrow on the back indicating the top of the piece), and indicate the selling price or insurance value in USD (please indicate NFS if not for sale).-All prints submitted to the jury must be matted with plain white mat board. The outside dimensions for the matting must be 16 x 20” for both the “passe-partout” and the backing board. The prints will be mounted with museum-grade tack.-All artists should send their works in a simple package without any glass or frame. All works must be shipped flat.-Artists outside of the US should send an entry package marked “Florida Printmakers Society Biennial” and bear the declaration “No commercial value.”-Artists are responsible for insuring their work while in transit, and while all possible care will be taken by University of Miami and Florida Printmakers Society employees and volunteers, works will not be insured while in our possession. The gallery is always monitored and the environment is safe, clean, and secure.-Entry packages should be sent to:University of MiamiDepartment of Art & Art History
Rainbow Building1540 Levante AvenueCoral Gables, FL 33146If selected, work is due by June 1, 2023.-If gallery sales are made, FLPS will retain 30%, and artists will receive 70% of the total purchase price.-The entry package should contain:-Typed form containing Name, Address, Work Title, and Price.-Work accepted for the exhibition-The artist’s résumé (maximum 1 page)- A short statement about the work submitted (maximum 75 words).-Prepaid return shipping label.Press here for the catalog
We are excited to launch our brand new site! Bree at Cielo Creative Co. built this beautiful, interactive website that is packed with information about FLPS, calls to artists, pictures, and so much more. Take a look at the work she does under our Members page!
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about the membership
We are currently accepting applications for 2022-2023 Membership Year (September-September.) We have Artist memberships and will be launching Patron memberships in mid 2023.
Artist memberships are open to those printmakers and artists who use print in their practice. We have no ranking or hierarchy in our Society and strive to hold an inclusive space.Artist membership is $45. Student membership is $30.
We reserve the right curate membership to ensure the safety of our members. Please send us an email with any questions.
our society members receive
-Annual membership open exchange portfolios
-Group exhibition at the Rainbow Gallery in Miami, FL
-Group exhibition at Wynwood Gallery in Miami, FL
-Opportunities for juried competitions at reduced rates
-Website listing with bio, 3 images and portfolio/website link
-In-person & zoom portfolio reviews
-Opportunities to serve on leadership teams for FLPS
-Highlights of accomplishments and happenings on Instagram and Facebook
-Exclusive workshops, and other opportunities
QUARTERLY ZOOM MEETINGS
All members of the Florida Printmakers Society are encouraged to join the quarterly Printmakers Society meetings. Members can submit notes/points of interest/topics to our team. These meetings are held online on Zoom and for members only.
One of goals is to be provide support for members. This may include scholarships for membership, competitions, exhibitions, travel for events, and more. We are seeking patrons who align with our vision for an inclusive, diverse and equitable printmaking space. If you are interested in becoming a patron or sponsoring a member, please email us.
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Become a member
We review membership applications on a rolling basis. Once reviewed and accepted, you will receive an email from FLPS to complete membership with payment. We encourage you to share your favorite and best work. If you have questions, concerns or we can assist, please let us know.
FOUNDING MEMBERSHIP DUES OF $50 INCLUDE:
ALL THE PERKS OF ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP PLUS
VINTAGE PIN (1986 LOGO)
A SCREEN PRINTED TEE (NEW LOGO)
All proceeds go to FLPS, a registered 501(3)c non-profit, and support our mission to build community through print. Tax EIN number and additional information provided on website. By submitting this form you agree to receive electronic communications from Florida Printmakers Society.
TO PAY MEMBERSHIP DUES:
VENMO OR CASHAPP: ANTIPRESS
FLPS Members Only
$15 USD Domestic
$20 USD International Participation
SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
Prints due at UM: JUNE 23, 2023
Exhibition at Studio 18 Gallery, Pembroke Pines
Exhibition Dates: JULY 28 - SEPTEMBER 23, 2023
Opening Reception: JULY 28th 7-9pm
Return Date: Early November
Hope and Futurism
Organized by FLPS
Size Requirement: 8”X10” (20cmX26cm), including borders.
Number of pieces: 15
Artists: 12EXHIBITION VENUE AND DATES:
This portfolio will be exhibited at Studio 18 Gallery in Pembroke Pines from July 28- Sept 23, 2023. (Contingent on member participation and completion of the portfolio).EXCHANGE PROSPECTUS:
Futurism as an artistic movement represents modern life's fast-paced, ever-changing speed. The goal of the Futurists was to discard the art of the past and celebrate the innovations in culture and society, which included questioning established institutions and ideals.The Florida Printmakers Society aspires to challenge contemporary art modes and molds through innovative print techniques and subject matter. The works in this portfolio collectively respond to our world with the message of forward movement and hope.Prints should show an aspect of movement, future ideas, and/or hopeful imagery. It is up to the artist's interpretation of these themes. Artists may use previously created works for this exchange.DESCRIPTION:
The Florida Printmakers Society is proud to announce the 2023 ANNUAL THEMED PRINT EXCHANGE! The exchange is open to FLPS members worldwide. Students, Novice, Emerging, and Established printmakers are encouraged to participate.ACCEPTED MEDIA:
Any traditional, editonable printmaking process: Relief, Intaglio, Lithography, Serigraphy/Silkscreen, Collagraph, Letterpress, etc. Digital Printmaking is acceptable only if combined with a traditional printmaking process. Solely Digital Prints, Photography, and Photocopies will be returned without a refund.PAPER & EDITION SIZE:
8”X10” (20cmX26cm) The printed image size is open; please use handmade or archival paper. 15 identical hand-pulled, original prints signed and numbered beginning at 1/15 through 15/15. Each print must be interleaved with a 8”X10” (20cmX26cm) piece of glassine or tissue paper. Variable editions and artist proofs will not be accepted.DEADLINE:
Interest in participation and applicable fees are due NO LATER than FRIDAY, MAY 05, 2023.
Prints must be received by FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2023.
Prints must be shipped to 1540 Levante Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33146, ATTN: FLPS and arrive by JUNE 23, 2023.EXCHANGE:
A portfolio of 13 prints will be mailed to each participant around September 15, 2023. The Florida Printmakers Society will keep 2 prints from each edition submitted to the exchange for exhibitions and promotional purposes. Participants will be notified when all print exchanges have been shipped.EXHIBITIONS:
All submitted editions will be exhibited regionally in pop-up and traditional galleries, with dates and locations To Be Determined. Artists will be notified of exhibition dates and locations.REPRODUCTION:
All participating prints will be put in a web gallery and may be reproduced digitally to promote additional exhibitions or future exchanges. Proper credit will be given to the artist upon reproduction; no monetary value will be associated with reproduction.IMPORTANT:
All prints must conform to the guidelines. Any prints that do not fit the guidelines will be returned to the artist. *$15 USD Domestic / $20 USD International Participation Fee is not refundable.PAYMENT:
Payments can be sent by PayPal Venmo, or CashApp. Prints will only be accepted with a $15 USD / $20 USD payment. Payment is due no later than FRIDAY, MAY 05, 2023. Please contact email@example.com to obtain payment information.SHIPPING:
Your complete edition of 15 prints should be mailed in one envelope between sheets of chipboard or cardboard to protect from damage. Prints, your legible entry form, and pre-paid, self-addressed stamped envelope should be mailed to the address below. Please include your name, artwork title, medium, year, and sale price (if applicable).SHIPPING FAQ:
How do I include a pre-paid, self-addressed stamped envelope? Bring your envelope with prints along with an extra envelope to the post office. Your envelopes should not be sealed yet. Have the postal service worker weigh your package. Include the postage amount in stamps or pre-paid labels inside the new, empty envelope. Fold the envelope and place it inside the envelope that has the prints. Seal and send!SOCIAL MEDIA:
As prints arrive, we’ll be uploading images to our social media pages, showcasing the variety of work and artists joining this exchange. Follow the exchange on Instagram @flprintmakers. Are you social media savvy? Hashtag your works in progress or completed works using the hashtag #flpsprintexchange.
Submissions without payment will not be reviewed. You will receive an email with payment instructions for digital or physical payments. Thank you!
March 10+11, 2023, 10am-4pm
290 NW 73rd St, Miami, FL 33150
FLPS member Joseph Velasquez of Florida Atlantic University organized this year's SGCI Multiple Layers Conference Event!Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in open portfolio sessions, professional development opportunities, Artist talks, steam roller large-scale relief printing, print demonstrations, printmaking carnival games, demonstrations in paper making, bookmaking, letterpress, screen printing, and more!!
November 12+13, 2022, Noon-6pm
481 S. Federal Hwy, Dania Beach, FL