member-run organization, est. 1986

We are printmakers:
passionate about print, community, education, and discourse.

Together We build community through print.

A key aspect of FLPS is our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. We foster an environment where community members can share and support each other.

we are:

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.

  • RULE-BREAKERS

  • INCLUSIVE

  • NIGHT OWLS

  • COMMUNITY ORIENTED

  • PASSIONATE

  • JUSTICE CENTERED


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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News

Zine and book artist open call

Books and zines due: JANUARY 12, 2024
Return Date: End of January
Do you want to include your books and zines at this year's Local Author Book Fair? FLPS will be tabling the event and showing off our skillful artists, selling books & prints, and meeting new friends. Fill out the form below to include your works. You'll have to send us a package with all the works you'd like us to display and/or sell. Don't forget to include return shipping! All profits go directly to the artists.

Entry Fee

FLPS Members Only
$15 USD Domestic
$20 USD International Participation

Timeline

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

Submission Requirements

Hope and Futurism
Organized by FLPS
Size Requirement: 8”X10” (20cmX26cm), including borders.
Number of pieces: 15
Artists: 12
EXHIBITION 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 info@flprintmakers.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.

July 2023

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
ATTN: FLPS
Rainbow Building
1540 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

October 2022

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!

join the society

We are currently accepting applications for the 2024 Membership year. Deadline to apply is January 31st, 2024.

our society members receive

-Annual membership open exchange portfolios
-Group exhibition TBH in 2024
-Opportunities for juried competitions at reduced rates
-Tabling event opportunities
-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
Patron memberships now available.


New Members

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.
Patrons membership is $45.

We reserve the right curate membership to ensure the safety of our members. Please send us an email with any questions.

Membership Renewal

Membership renewal and subsequent dues are submitted annually.Beginning January 2024, membership will no longer be considered on a rolling basis. Two opportunities for renewal will be available during the calendar year.(Example: if you apply during the May 2024 open applications, your membership will run from May to December 2024.)Members accepted after Sept 1. 2023, who did not participate in FLPS led programs or artist opportunities are considered paid for 2024 Membership. Please email us if you have further questions.


patron membership

We are working to offer financial/resource support for members seeking assistance. Our long term goals include scholarships for membership, competitions, exhibitions, compensation for 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. We are registered 501(c)(3) and gifts are tax deductible.

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Florida Printmakers society

Become a member:
2024 membership open enrollments ends January 31st

Artists and Patrons are welcome to submit for membership on a biannual basis. January and May. 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.

Florida Printmakers society

Renew your membership:
2024 membership open enrollment ends January 31st

Artists and Patrons are welcome to submit for membership on a biannual basis. January and May. Once reviewed and accepted, you will receive an email from FLPS to complete membership with payment. 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:

CASH
VENMO OR CASHAPP: ANTIPRESS

Previous Members

2024 FLPS Member Exhibition

PRINTS DUE: MAY 12, 2024
RETURN DATE: LATE JULY
Size Requirement: 8x10" including borders.
Artists may submit up to 3 images for consideration.
Only send the unmounted print.
Shipping, insurance, and postage (including return) are all the responsibility of the artist.

2024 ANNUAL THEMED PRINT EXCHANGE

Entry Fee

FLPS Members Only
$15 USD Domestic
$20 USD International Participation

Timeline

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS UNTIL FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2024
Prints due at UM: APRIL 19, 2024
Exhibition: TBD
Return Date: Early August

Submission Requirements

Here, Now
Organized by FLPS
Size Requirement: 8”X 8” (20cmX20cm), including borders.
Number of pieces: TBD
Artists: TBD
EXCHANGE PROSPECTUS:
Here, in this place, a specific position or moment in time.
How can artists describe these fleeting instances? They are sometimes defined as a feeling while other times defined as large events. They are current and contemporary reflections that can subtly impact our perceptions.
Now, at the present time or moment, a consequence of the fact. The works in this portfolio collectively draw attention to a particular statement or point in a narrative. They respond to the moments we choose to hold onto and ones we may overlook.
Prints should show an aspect of nowness. 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 2024 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”X8” (20cmX20cm) 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”X8” (20cmX20cm) 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, APRIL 5, 2024
Prints must be received by FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2024.
Prints must be shipped to 1540 Levante Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33146, ATTN: FLPS and arrive by APRIL 19, 2024.
EXCHANGE:
A portfolio of 13 prints will be mailed to each participant around Early August. 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 Zelle, PayPal Venmo, or CashApp. Prints will only be accepted with a $15 USD / $20 USD payment. Payment is due no later than FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2024. Please contact info@flprintmakers.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. Please type and print your name, image title, year, medium, and image description (artistic statement for the image) and include in your package.
PACKAGING CHECKLIST
Your package should include:
●Your prints
●A paper including your name, artwork title, medium, year, image description (artistic statement) and sale price (if applicable).
●A second pre-paid, self-addressed stamped envelope. We will be sending your prints back to you in this envelope (not the one you are sending your prints in).
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! If this method doesn't work, please include six forever stamps in your package.
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 #flpsprintexchange2024.

Submissions without payment will not be reviewed. You will receive an email with payment instructions for digital or physical payments. Thank you!

Printmaker's Playground

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!!


SPF '22

November 12+13, 2022, Noon-6pm
481 S. Federal Hwy, Dania Beach, FL

We will have a table at this year's SPF '22! SPF Small Press Fair is an event for local and regional artists, printers, booksellers, publishers, authors, poets, bookmakers, designers, zinesters and cultural workers to share ideas and showcase new work related to print making, book making and zine creation. Stop by, pick up a pin, and join the Society!


About Us

Florida Printmakers Society History

The Florida Printmaker's Society was formed in 1986 and consists of approximately 200 members residing in both Florida, other states, and countries around the world. Most of our members are practicing artists and printmakers as well as dealers and patrons. The FLPS, a non-profit organization, was formed with the following projects and services in mind:➊ Educating the public about printmaking as a fine art.➋ Creating opportunities for members to exhibit their work in annual juried and traveling exhibits throughout the state and nation.➌ Presenting information on issues in printmaking including new ideas, techniques, and goods and services by way of a quarterly Zoom meeting.➍ Encouraging communication between printmakers, galleries, distributors and marketing sources.➎ Investigating printmaking materials at lower costs by way of bulk purchase from manufacturers.➏ Sponsoring a national biennial print exhibition.➐ Utilization of corporate and state funding sources.➑ Organizing printmaking scholarships.➒ Instituting a portfolio exchange program.

Land Acknowledgement

Florida Printmakers Society acknowledges the ancestral and traditional territories of the sovereign and indigenous people including the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the Council of the Original Miccosukee Simanolee Nation Aboriginal Peoples and the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida who are the original owners and custodians of the land upon which we stand and learn.

Resources

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IPCNY-Society of American Graphic Artists-Extra Virgin Press-Modern Printmaking: A Guide to Traditional and Digital Techniques-Briar Press
Creative Capital-Boston Printmakers-Flying Horse Editions-Monotype: Mediums and Methods for Painterly Printmaking-Printeresting Archive
Art Deadline-Print Arts Northwest-Labyrinth Studios-Post-Digital Printmaking: CNC, Traditional and Hybrid Techniques-Woodblock
Zapplication-Southern Graphics Council International-GraphicStudio-Practical Mixed-Media Printmaking-The Wood Engravers' Network
College Art Association of America-Mid America Print Council-Pelican Type Foundry-Printmaking: A Compete Guide to Materials and Processes-Center for Contemporary Printmaking
Artist Trust-Printmakers Open Forum-The Jaffe Center for Book Arts-Printmaking Revolution: New Advancements in Technology, Safety, and Sustainability-Booklyn
The Art Guide-The California Society of Printmakers-Calusa Press-Printworld Directory 2015-Boarding All Rows | Linocut and Printmaking
Printed Matter-Printmakers Council-Highway Press-Code of ethics for original printmaking-The Curious Printmaker
Fresh Arts-American Print Alliance-Mama's Sauce-The Printmaking Bible: The Complete Guide to Materials and Techniques-My Printmaking Journey
BOMB Magazine-Honolulu Printmakers-Exile Books-The Complete Printmaker: Techniques, Traditions, Innovations-Women's Studio Workshop
Entry Thingy-London Print Studio-Tropic Bound-Printmaking for Beginners: Printmaking Handbook-College Book Art Association
Art Connect-Monotype Guild of New England-Fresh Impression Letterpress Studio-Digital Printmaking-Graphic Arts
Art Jobs-Printmaking Council of New Jersey-Sweetwater Print co-op-Printmaking: History and Process-PRINTMAKER
Art Call-Society of Wood Engravers-Seminole County Printmakers-Printmaking Revolution: New Advancements in Technology, Safety, and Sustainability-Yellow Green Blue
Trans Artists-East London Printmakers-Nocturnal Press-Perspectives on contemporary printmaking: Critical writing since 1986-Susana Skew Printing
Call For Entry-Greenwich Printmakers-Jennifer Harper Printmaking Studio-Making Monotypes Using a Gelatin Plate: Printmaking Without a Press-Book Press Printing

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