Artists Image Resource (AIR) has been supporting engaging and challenging work through its on-going programming since 1996. This national juried exhibition is a way to make the best of contemporary printmaking visible to a large audience in the Pittsburgh region. To apply:


Sept 30: Deadline for entries

Oct 20: Notification of acceptance

Nov 30: Deadline for accepted works to be received

Dec 7: Opening Reception

Feb 4: Exhibition closes

Mar 1: Return of work

JURORS: Andy Farkas and Katherin McGinn

To see more about Andy Farkas and his work visit:

To see more about Katherine McGinn and her work visit:


Artists Image Resource is an artist run, non-profit printmaking studio located in an urban neighborhood on the Northside of Pittsburgh, PA. The studio serves as a broad-based print and imaging resource whose purpose is to integrate the creation of fine art printwork with innovative educational programs that explore the creative process.

In 1996, Artists Image Resource was created to serve professional artists in the Southwestern Pennsylvania region. Since then, AIR has created numerous outreach activities and partnerships that serve the community. AIR supports entrepreneurs and other makers with “off the street” access to print and imaging services and facilities. AIR now supports cultural work both in and outside of our region.

AIR receives operating support from the Heinz Endowments, The Pittsburgh Foundation, The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Allegheny Regional Asset District. AIR also has received funding from The Milton Fine Foundation, The Laurel Foundation, The Hillman Foundation, The McCune Foundation, The Grable Foundation and others.

For more information about AIR:


Open to all artists living in the United States 18 years of age and older. All artwork must be original and completed within the last 3 years. Work should not exceed 48″ in any dimension. Entries must incorporate traditional, digital, or experimental printed media. No photographs, but artist’s books are welcome.


Accepted artwork must be suitable for formal gallery presentation as well as the rigors of packaged shipping. Special display instructions must be explicitly stated and included in shipping.


Cash awards and an exhibition opportunity. Cash awards will be decided and announced by the juror during the opening reception on Dec. 11 2016. AIR Director Robert Beckman and the AIR Board of Directors will choose one artist for an exhibition opportunity.


$25 for 3 entries, $5 for each additional work. Maximum of 6 images per entry.

SALES and Reproduction:

Sales will be encouraged. AIR will receive 20% of the sales price.

Artists Image Resource reserves the right to reproduce accepted entries in press releases, our website, and any other advertising purposes.


Accepted works must be received by Nov. 30.

Artists are responsible for the costs of delivery to AIR, COD deliveries will not be accepted. ALL work must be delivered via UPS or FEDEX, NO US POSTAL SERVICE.

Work must be packaged appropriately in a reusable box or crate. No Styrofoam peanuts. Artists are responsible for the insurance of work during shipping. AIR is not liable for any damage or loss of artwork during transit to and from the gallery.

AIR will insure all works from their arrival to departure from Artists Image Resource.

Artists are responsible for the cost of return shipping. Please include a prepaid return shipping label where it can be easily located.

All accepted work must be professionally framed, wired and ready to hang. Please provide instructions for any special display requirements. Artists Image Resource reserves the right to refuse any work that differs from the application imagery or work that is not ready for display.

Ship accepted artwork to:

Artists Image Resource “PRINTWORK 2018”

518 Foreland Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15212


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