The California Society of Printmakers (CSP) is a non-profit 501(c) arts organization which promotes the practice and appreciation of fine art contemporary printmaking. Our mission is to support both the integrity of traditional printmaking and provide a home for artists  exploring new directions in contemporary print methods. Currently, CSP has a membership of nearly 300 artists, and welcomes new members each summer and winter. 

Please note, should your application for any CSP activity be accepted, materials and images submitted may be used in social media, online, digital and/or printed publicity.

Entry fees collected for CSP activities are considered charitable donations and may be fully tax deductible, depending on the tax laws of your homeland.

110th Annual Membership Exhibit

The CSP Annual Exhibition allows all qualifying members to exhibit one print. Work is not juried for this Call, and it is free of charge to submit your piece. This year we will be showing at the Santa Rosa Jr. College, in Santa Rosa, CA.  

All entries must be under 36" in any dimension, (including frame) this restriction will insure all work can fit in this large and modern gallery. All work must have a hanging wire affixed across the back, and be set up to display professionally; framed or mounted on a panel. Please, no unframed work, sawtooth hooks, magnets or clips. Pedestals for display of 3D work are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

We are producing this exhibition, with the support and help of student printmakers of SRJC. Students will hang the CSP work as part of their Museum Studies curriculum. Two opening receptions have been scheduled;  the first during weekday, class hours, the second reception is on the weekend, and will include an artist demo in the printmaking facilities, adjacent to the gallery. CSP Members and students are invited to attend both openings.

The gallery is open for viewing at its regular weekday schedule (listed below), but Saturday viewing sessions will be added with CSP volunteer support. 

Please consider signing up to help staff  the gallery sitting, receptions, or pick-up. We will need your help to make the exhibition a success!

Thank you, CSP Exhibitions 


Santa Rosa Junior College

Robert F. Agrella Gallery

 Santa Rosa Junior College, 1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401


Exhibition Dates: Oct 28, 2024– Dec 5, 2024


By mail: Deliver your work to be received no later than Monday October 7, 2024. Please make sure you have included a prepaid return shipping label, and write CSP somewhere on packaging.

Mail to

Attn: SRJC Agrella Art Gallery, 

1880 Armory Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95401


By Hand: Drop-off days span 2 weeks.

First week; Sept 30–Oct 3, 10-12, and 1-4pm, 

and Sat Oct 5, 12-4 pm (CSP staff)

to: Agrella Gallery in Doyle Library

Santa Rosa Junior College, 1501 Mendocino Avenue,

Santa Rosa, CA 95401, Gallery Phone: (707) 527-4324.


Second week: October 7-10, 8:00am -12:00, 1:00-4:00,

Analy Hall Art Office; (707) 527- 4259, (building next to Doyle Library)  

Please package your artwork simply with your name and CSP clearly labeled to help with organizing the instal, and return the process, and please include your Artwork Lending Form with the work.  

Contact Tara Bogart by email or above phone numbers with any logistic questions.
Use this map for specific locations of art facilities.

(student) Reception: Thursday Oct 31, 4pm-6pm 

(CSP) Reception: Saturday Nov 2, 12–5pm

Closing reception: Dec 5th TBD

Overlap between artists and students is one of the goals of this exhibition / project, so if possible please plan to attend both openings.  Demos and discussions are being planed for both the student and the CSP receptions. 

Gallery Hours: 

Monday-Thursday 10-12 and 1-4, 

Saturdays 12-4, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23,  and 11/30.  

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all Artists, Student, Lifetime, and Honorary CSP members current in their dues.

ENTRIES: Eligible CSP members may enter one work. Entries must be submitted using Submittable  website and must include the following:


  1. Upload one image at 72ppi, and 1000 pixels on the largest dimension.
  2. Include your first and last name and the artwork title in the file name.
  3. Save as a jpeg.
  4. Artwork Label Information: Please make your images and text "publish ready" so they do not need any cropping or image processing, etc. Please include:
  • Artist Name
  • Title
  • Medium
  • Dimensions of image in inches, use standard h x w x d (include all 3 dimensions if 3-D)
  • Year

No special characters or quotation marks for size or title.

Example: Tam Jones, Dreams, Solar Plate Etching, 11 in x 24 in, 2021  

ARTWORK SALES AND COMMISSION: Artist agrees to handle any and all sales of their works. Artists are expected to make donation(s) equal to 25% of the artists proceeds on any artwork sales (10% of the sale price to SRJC Foundation’s Art Gallery Fund, and 15% to California Society of Printmakers).

 REQUIREMENTS FOR ARTWORK: All printmaking media, with the exception of works that are solely digital, are acceptable. Works may combine traditional printmaking techniques with digital or other media. There is no date of creation requirement.  

INSURANCE & LIABILITY:                     The Robert F. Agrella, Santa Rosa Junior College Art Gallery will insure artwork for its Real Value against loss or damage while in possession, including transportation by gallery staff, up to the final pick-up date. Works left at the Art Gallery after this date will no longer be insured. Please read and fill out Artwork Lending Form carefully and email back to, or attach to artwork upon delivery.

• Please download Artwork Lending Form (from the email response notification) and attach to your artwork.  

Email any questions or concerns to


California Society of Printmakers (CSP) Honorary Member Guidelines
 The purpose of the Honorary Member category is to honor individuals who have a history of major, sustained contributions to the practice of printmaking based on work in the field by an artist, historian, curator, or related arts professional in any country.

 Please submit a short letter outlining your nominee's accomplishments in the field of printmaking and the reasons that you feel they would make a great California Society of Printmakers honorary member.
 You are encouraged to submit supporting images, link(s) to an artist website, publications or other relevant information.


• One or more printmakers, art historians, curators, or related arts professionals may be honored at a CSP annual meeting.
 • Current members of the CSP Board of Directors are not eligible for honorary status.


• Life-time paid CSP membership with all rights and privileges of CSP artist members.
 • Access to a broad base of independent printmakers.
 • Opportunity to participate in Society events such as exhibitions, studio visits, panel discussions.
 • Opportunity to join the CSP listserv for information on exhibition opportunities, exhibitions, printmakers in the news, printmaking materials for sale, workshops, etc.
 • Receipt of all CSP publications and mailings.


• We ask that nomination packs be received by  Feb. 1 for consideration in the current calendar year. For late nominations, please submit using this form and contact or

Nomination Procedures:

• Nominations are made in the form of a letter written under one or more signatures by CSP artist members, or CSP honorary members.
 • Nomination packets should include one or more letters of support for the nomination, including why you feel your nominee should receive this award, the nominee’s biographical information, and any relevant supporting documentation. Supporting letters may be submitted by both members and non-members.
 • All nomination packets will become property of the CSP Archives at the Bancroft Library, University of California.
 • Nomination packets may be submitted in one of two ways:

  1. Electronically via this submittable application (enter materials below).
  2. By email to the current CSP Vice President:

• The decision of the CSP Board of Directors is final.

Adopted by the CSP Board of Directors Aug. 19, 2014

California Society of Printmakers