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, the CSP has a membership of nearly 300 artists, and welcomes new members each summer and winter.

Traditional Techniques: Contemporary Prints  


The Barn Gallery  

May 16, 2019 – August 15, 2019


April 10 Opening date for entries on “submittable”.  Approximately 30

           works, which will be accepted on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS.  

April 22 Deadline for work to be considered for use in postcard/publicity.

April 29 All entries must be received on “Submittable”  

May 11 All shipped work must be received.    

May 13 Artwork drop-off 10am - 12 noon  

May 16 Opening Reception – Print Party in the Barn 6-8pm  

Aug 14 Artwork pick up 10am – 5pm

For questions regarding drop off and pick up of artwork contact Janice Purnell, The Barn Gallery Curator. Phone: (530) 309-6464 Email:

Eligibility: Open to all CSP members who are current on their dues (last 3 years of membership dues paid. For members who joined in the last 3 years, dues must paid from the year that they joined – ie someone who joined in 2018 must pay their 2018 dues to be eligible to participate, someone who joined in 2017 must pay their 2017 and 2018 dues). Artists whose membership has lapsed during the past 3 years may renew by paying unpaid dues online at:  

Theme: Traditional Techniques: Contemporary Prints reveals the magical process of hand pulled printmaking using traditional techniques such as woodcut, etching, engraving, intaglio, lithography and screenprinting. This exhibit will highlight a cross-section of work by members of the California Society of Printmakers and Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer (TANA) who are using these methods to explore contemporary themes and styles.   

Fee:        There is no fee for this exhibition.

Venue: YoloArts The Barn Gallery

   Gibson House & Property,  512 Gibson Road Woodland, CA 95695      


Established in 1981 YoloArts is the state local partner of the California Arts Council and the central arts organization serving the county of Yolo. We provide the community with resources and access to the creation, exhibition and preservation of the diverse arts and culture of the region.  

The Barn Gallery is Yolo County’s newest exhibition space located on the beautiful 2.5 acre Gibson House property.  The Barn Gallery is committed to supporting the continual growth and development of the arts by offering 1,400 square feet for installations and performances featuring a diverse selection of artistic mediums by emerging and established artists.   

Commission: There is a 55% commission paid to the artist on artwork sales (10% of total back to CSP and 35% to YoloArts).

Insurance:  YoloArts maintains insurance for art on display and declares that all consigned artwork will be covered by said insurance as outlined by the policy for the duration of the exhibit as outlined in section #2. Reasonable efforts will be made to protect consigned artwork from accidental damage or breakage. YoloArts shall not be responsible for loss of or damage to the works from the time of shipment /delivery to the gallery through the time of delivery back to the Artist. Additional insurance during transit are the responsibility of and at the expense of the artist. The amount that work is insured for is based on the combined artist and CSP commissions of 65% of the sale price.   
 Entry Instructions   
  Entries must be submitted at    CSP Members may enter one work  Upload a 5” x 7” image of one work at 300 dpi  

Artwork Label Information    

Artist Name
dimensions of image in inches (H x W)

Special Display Instructions (optional)    Please note if work is sculptural/artist book  

Size of FRAME (to help us with gallery layout)   

Submit a short statement about the work (200 words or less) as it relates to the theme below and the work in this show. Your statement will be printed in the exhibition binder and may be used for publicity so please proofread it carefully.  

(Theme: Traditional Techniques: Contemporary Prints reveals the magical process of hand-pulled printmaking using traditional techniques such as woodcut, etching, engraving, intaglio, lithography and screenprinting.  This exhibit will highlight a cross-section of artists who are using these methods to explore contemporary themes and styles. Please discuss how the traditional printmaking techniques that you use inform and influence your work, and how your work uses traditional printmaking techniques to speak to the contemporary ideas and issues explored in your work.    

Submit a short bio (100 words or less). Your bio will be printed in the exhibition binder and may be used for publicity so please proofread it carefully.  

You will need to select the way that you will deliver your artwork (see “Delivery Options” below).  

All entrants will be notified of entry results by email through “submittable”.  Email any questions or concerns to  


Both 2-D and 3-D works (including sculpture and artist books) are acceptable.    

SIZE LIMIT: There is no size limit for this exhibition, so submit your large works, however if we receive many large submissions, you may be told to submit a smaller piece so that we can allow as many artists as possible to participate in the show.  

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.  

Artwork must be framed and hung with a wire (no saw tooth hangers). Work should be displayed professionally.    

NO LIMITS on date of creation/year artwork was completed  

Restrictions: The artist agreement states that “YoloArts” reserves the right to limit the quantity, type and subject matter of artwork and to reject any artwork deemed inappropriate for the setting. Artwork must be appropriate for the general public and families visiting the gallery. Should any employee or member of the public express to YoloArts comments regarding the offensiveness or inappropriateness of any Artwork, at any time during exhibit, the Gallery staff will make a decision as to whether the piece will be removed from the exhibit. The decision of the YoloArts staff is final and binding.  Artists should be aware that images of graphic violence, sex or artwork with an overtly religious theme may be “deemed inappropriate for the setting”. In the unlikely event that a work is removed from the exhibition, the artist will be invited to substitute a different print.    

Delivery Options
 • Drop off work at The Barn Gallery May 13 between 10am and noon.

Address: The Barn Gallery – at Gibson House

    512 Gibson Road Woodland, CA 

  • Ship work to Joanna Kidd. 

 Shipped work must arrive before May 11. Work should arrive between Apr 29 – May 11. All shipped work must have a pre-paid UPS or FedEx return shipping label included in the box. Work must be shipped in a sturdy, reusable container. Work that does not arrive by the shipping deadline will not be included in the exhibition.

Ship to: Joanna Kidd

  712 Elmwood Drive

  DAVIS, CA  95616

For questions concerning artwork delivery contact or shipping contact Joanna Kidd

2019 California Society of Printmakers Artist in Residence 

Juried by hosts:

Macy Chadwick of In Cahoots Residency, Petaluma, CA

Max Stadnik of Tiny Splendor / Max's Garage Press, Berkeley, CA

Thomas Wojak of The W.O.R.K.S, Vallejo, CA


Project submissions due May 27th, 2019.

Residencies will be held throughout the summer of 2019. Exact dates will differ from host to host and depend on the scope of the selected projects. 

Residency Dates:

Macy Chadwick / In Cahoots Residency: August 5 - 16 (This is a confirmed full two week, live-in residency)

Max Stadnik / Tiny Splendor: August 2018 (Exact dates to be decided by host and selected artist.)

Thomas Wojak / The W.O.R.K.S: June 1 - July 5th (Exact dates to be decided by host and selected artist.)

What is the CSP Artist in Residence?:

The California Society of Printmakers presents a series of short residency opportunities for current CSP members that will take place over the 2019 Summer season. Selections will be made by host Printmakers from around the Bay Area. At the end of the residency cycle there will be an exhibition celebrating the new works at In Cahoots Residency in Petaluma, CA.

What areas of Printmaking can I apply to pursue?:

In Cahoots Residency: Letterpress, Etching, Monoprint, Relief, & Book Arts*

Tiny Splendor / Max's Garage Press: Risograph**

The W.O.R.K.S: Screen Printing***

*In Cahoots Residency is a traditional live in residency in which the selected CSP resident will live on site and make work freely over a two week period. Residency time will include 5 hours of instructional time and 5 hours of mentorship. 

**Risograph is a largely digital printing process using soy based inks that is ideal for high edition projects. While assistance and education within the specifics of risograph will be part of the residency project, a working level of computer literacy would be beneficial for working with Max Stadnik. The maximum printing space of Risograph is 11x17. Risograph is a great option for artists interested in artist books, zines, posters, and other large edition ephemera. 

***The W.O.R.K.S. studio is an oil based and solvent using screen printing studio. Please be aware of this when considering to apply for a project with Thomas Wojak, and if solvents and oils will be elements you are comfortable working with and around. 

Note: while all hosts will be providing studio access and most medium specific supplies, selected artists will need to provide their own paper or other substrate and films, if needed. 


CSP Artist membership must be current.


There is a $35 submission fee to submit proposals with up to 10 images. All images must be of work completed within the last 3 years.

Artist application deadline: May 27th, 2019

Hardcopy and email submissions are no longer accepted.

More on the Jurors:

Macy Chadwick received an MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and assisted book artist Julie Chen at Flying Fish Press in Berkeley for three years. After fifteen years of teaching at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco Art Institute, and San Francisco Center for the Book, Macy decided to pursue her dream of directing a residency and founded In Cahoots Residency in 2018. This dream combines her passions of working alongside other artists, hosting people in a creative space, and collaboration. Along with directing the residency, Macy continues to create artists books and limited edition prints in her separate art studio which is onsite at the residency. Her work is widely collected and is in prominent collections in the U.S. and abroad, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, Yale University Special Collections, and the Jack Ginsberg Collection in South Africa.

In Cahoots Residency provides housing and studio space to both emerging and professional artists in a variety of mediums, with a focus on artists books, letterpress, printmaking (etching, relief, monoprint), writing, and collaboration. The residency hosts from three to five artists at a time. Residents are provided private individual guest houses (with kitchens and full bathrooms) and 24-hour access to the spacious shared studios. Residents do their own cooking. For those without a car, rides to the grocery store/supply store and weekly group field trips (to places such as Sonoma or the Pacific coast) are provided free of charge.

Max Stadnik trained in the Tamarind tradition of lithography under master printer Paul Rangell at University of California Santa Cruz from 2006 - 2010. In 2011 Stadnik established Max’s Garage Press dedicated to traditional stone lithography. Initially based out of his grandfathers abandoned car garage in Marin County, by 2012 he relocated the press to Berkeley. Additionally in 2012 Stadnik co-founded the publishing press Tiny Splendor and acquired his first Risograph equipment to begin publishing. Max’s Garage Press transformed into a community print shop and Tiny Splendor became the face for publishing artist prints, zines, and books. 

In 2013 Stadnik founded The East Bay Print Sale - this yearly sale represents over 100 print artists and features over 10,000 prints. Additionally in 2013 Tiny Splendor opened a sister press in Los Angeles specializing in Risograph printing for artist edtioning. Since this time Stadnik has worked with and published artists from around the world including: Jeffrey Cheung, Vivian Fu, Jim Lucio, Tallulah Fontaine, Juliana Wisdom, Never Brush My Teeth, Alison Dubois, John Roberts, Penelope Gazin, Nathaniel Russell, Daniel Zender, Jonny Negron, Edie Fake, Heather Benjamin, Bijou Karman, Devendra Banhart, Matt Carignan, Lindsay Anne Watson, Lee Noble, Yoshi Yubai, Broken Fingaz, Chris Johanson, Lonnie Holley, Hellen Jo, Melek Zertal, Iurhi Pena, Daniel Berman, and many more.

Currently in addition to running his presses Max Stadnik is an instructor of risograph printing at the Analog Research Laboratory. Stadnik regularly exhibits work at the San Francisco Art Book Fair, Los Angeles Art Book Fair, New York Art Book Fair & Tokyo Art Book Fair. He has also exhibited at the Vincent Price Art Museum and had pop up shows in Tokyo, Beijing, Berlin, & Mexico City.

Thomas Wojak is a master printer and artist who founded The W.O.R.K.S, a screen printing studio, in 1972 in San Francisco. The studio specializes in limited edition work for local, national and international artists, and works extensively with the Bay Area design and technology communities. Recent projects with Apple and Google have been of particular note. Over the years, his prints in the field have been honored by both the San Francisco Art Directors Guild and the New York Art Directors Association. Projects include editions for the Estate of Jerry Garcia, prints and mixed media pieces for artists such as Carrie Mae Weems, Mayumi Oda, Primo Angeli, Larry Sultan, Steve Wolfe, Nance O’Banion, Charles Hobson, Ester Hernandez, James Gobel and work with a group of Berlin painters. The graphic elements for Francis Ford Coppola’s winery and movie museum in the Napa Valley, as well as screen printed pieces for the Alcatraz Island renovations, Contemporary Jewish Museum and SFMOMA were significant projects.

Thomas relocated his studio and home to historic downtown Vallejo, CA, in 2002. His own work, consisting of print and mixed media pieces, deals with “creating a present from the fragments of the past” and has been exhibited extensively locally, nationally and internationally. He has participated in an broad cross section of group and invitational shows, as well as spearheading many local curatorial projects, in particular a series of shows entitled: Paper Cuts, featuring work from all graduate programs in the Bay Area doing works on paper. A recent show at the Jen Tough Gallery, (Vallejo/Benicia) entitled CA inked featured many artists from the California Society of Printmakers.

He was awarded Certificates of Recognition from the California State Assembly and Senate, acknowledging his work in helping revitalize downtown Vallejo, CA. The Mayor and City Council of Vallejo appointed him to the Percent for Art Advisory Group to help craft guidelines for establishing a Public Art program in Vallejo.

Thomas is an Associate Professor in the printmaking program at the California College of the Arts (formerly CCAC) in Oakland, CA. and has taught there for over 26 years. He has also taught workshops at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, and occasionally at Penland School of Crafts in NC, and the Mendocino Art Center, in Mendocino, CA. He served on the steering committee assisting in bringing the Southern Graphics Council International to San Francisco in Spring 2014.

MFA, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland CA.

Membership in the CSP is open to artists from anywhere in the world who create hand-pulled prints. This includes artists who use traditional printmaking techniques, such as etching, lithography, relief printing, and silk screen. It also includes artists who make hybrid prints, monoprints, and artist books, so long as some hand printmaking is involved. Artists who use solely photographic or digital methods are not eligible for artist membership.

Artist Members are juried into the organization by a review committee of current and past members of the CSP Board.

An application for artist membership requires the following.

  •     10 images of recent work (within last 3 years)
  •     Artist Bio (500 word count maximum)
  •     Artist Statement (500 word count maximum)
  •     Image list
  •     Optional Technical Note (500 word count maximum)
  •     $35 application fee (non-refundable)

Portfolio Requirements:
We recommend that you submit a cohesive body of similar work that demonstrates your personal vision, rather than a sampling of unrelated works.

Book artists should submit three books produce in the past three years. It is recommended that each Book project has a minimum of 3 images submitted for review. Books must include at least one original print that meets the criteria above.

Review Criteria:
In reviewing your work, we will look at the following factors:

  • Whether work demonstrates a professional level of proficiency in the medium submitted
  • Whether work as a whole shows a consistent, well developed artistic vision.

Applicants will be notified within 30 days of the portfolio review deadline (June 1st and December 1st.) The $35 application fee is non-refundable. There is no limit on the number of times an artist may apply for membership

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