5th International Open Submission Printmaking Show


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 2017/18 – INTERNATIONAL Open Submission Printmaking Show

Art at Wharepuke is pleased to announce that applications for our 5th International Open Submission Printmaking Show are now open.

International Open Submission Printmaking Show
4th International Open Print Show 2015/16

Works ranging from traditional printmaking techniques on paper to 3D and video will be considered (no direct photography or giclée reproductions of existing works please).

Artists engaging with contemporary printmaking and working within the wider context of print, the printed and the reproducible are encouraged to apply.  We are particularly interested in expanded print, intermedial print practice and transdiciplinary print works.

International Open Submission Printmaking Show
4th International Open Print Show 2015/16



Up to 2 entries per artist initially by email. There is no minimum size requirement but due to constraints of space only works up to 1000 x 1000 mm (paper size) can be accommodated.

  • Entries via email by November 5th
  • Notification by November 12th
  • Accepted work to arrive by December 8th
  • Exhibition December 17th – January 18th, 2018

Fillable Word Docx (Preffered) Application Form fillable

PDF – Application Form


This covers return postage of your work and catalogue, catalogue design and printing, admin and exhibition costs.  Payment of entry fee does not guarantee selection.

Application Fee


The judging panel for the show is:

Jan Hogan (Australia) – Head of Studio, Printmaking at University of Tasmania, Hobart.

Richard Hricko (USA) – Program Head, Printmaking, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia – joint winner of the 4th Wharepuke International Open Print Show.  Richard’s show at Wharepuke can be seen here

Ralph Kiggell  (Thailand) – Woodblock artist based in Bangkok, Thailand.  Ralph’s connection with Wharepuke began when we hosted the show ‘Beyond Words – Artists and Translations’ in 2014

Carolyn McKenzie-Craig (Australia) – Lecturer in Printmaking at the National Art School, Sydney.  Joint winner of the 4th Wharepuke International Open Print Show.

Dr Carole Shepheard (NZ) –  Professor of Fine Arts at Auckland University (retired)

  • First Prize – Solo show at Art at Wharepuke in 2017/18 (time and dates arranged to suit). Gallery representation (representation may be offered to more than one artist).
  • All accepted artists will receive a full colour catalogue and exposure on the Art at Wharepuke web site.

Selected works will be hung by Art at Wharepuke.

Works will be displayed unframed either pinned or using clips or magnets (please sate whether pinning is acceptable on the application form).

3D works or artists books can be accommodated in glass cabinets.  Works must be under 450 x 450 x 450mm to fit cabinets

Video works will be displayed via a PC and wall mounted monitor on a looped compilation.


If works are for sale then a 40% commission will be added.  Payments to artists less 40% gallery commission will be made using Pay Pal to the email address supplied on the application form.


Copyright of the works remains with each individual artist.

If selected for the exhibition, the artist agrees to the reproduction of their work (at no fee) for catalogue, publicity, press, social media and web site.


All received work will be handled with maximum care and will be insured while on gallery premises. Work is submitted at the artist’s own risk, they should make their own transit insurance arrangements and are responsible for the post, packing and all charges incurred. Works will be returned at the gallery’s expense.

All accepted international artists must write ‘Printed Matter – No Commercial Value’ on packaging. Please send in reusable packaging. If wrapping prints in tissue please don’t use tape to stick the wrapping.  Please use thick cardboard or roll prints.