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

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.

California Society of Printmakers (CSP) Honorary Member Guidelines

To honor 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.

• 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.

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.

• Nomination packs must be received no later than Feb. 1 for consideration in the current calendar year.

• 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 three ways:

  • Electronically via this submittable application (enter materials below).
  • By email to the current CSP President. 
  • Mailed by U.S. Post to CSP, Post Office Box 194202, San Francisco, CA 94119-4202. 

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

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

California Society of Printmakers