[Image: Excellence in Printmaking Goes National!]

About This Campaign

Washington Printmakers Gallery thinks it's important to recognize the emerging artists who dedicate themselves to printmaking.  No, these young artists aren't studying to become copy-machine mechanics or work at Kinkos (both useful professions but oft-heard mistakes)--they make beautiful original works of art that deserve some attention!

Following the success of our first two regional Excellence in Printmaking exhibitions, WPG has decided to open this juried exhibition to printmaking students nation-wide! With that larger draw comes larger expenses--a net must be cast further (via hard-copy mailings and online listing of a prospectus) to catch the best candidates, show invitations must be mailed to a larger list, and we'll need more wine for a larger opening reception!  Before, we funded all of Excellence in Printmaking exhibition activities through the entry fees collected from students.  But, if there's one entity that faces harder financial times than an arts non-profit, it's an art student.  We don't want to jack up our entry fees, and that's where you come in--if we get our full funding ALL entry fees that have been submitted to that point will be refunded and we'll reduce any further entry fees to $0!!!

Want to know where your money goes?  Here's the break-down:

  • Call for Entry listings (otherwise we'll get no entries!), both online and print sources - $354
  • 200 print-outs of the Call for Entry prospectus - $44
  • Mailing of the hard-copy prospectus to various printmaking departments across the country - $37
  • 500 Exhibition Postcards - $79
  • Postage for 300 Postcards - $96
  • Show signage in gallery - $40
  • Reception expenses (food, drink, etc) - $50
  • Juror's honorarium (payment for their time) - $250
  • Prizes-Second and 3rd place prizes, (The $500 first prize is donated by Washington Print Club, YAY!) - $225
  • Processing fee for a successful project - $70

GRAND TOTAL: $1245

backers
21
donated of $1,245.00 goal
$1,255.00

100% Funded

Funding Successful!

  1. Donated $15.00 or more

    This is what we usually charge per entry. By donating $15, you're literally giving back a student their entry fee. Donate $15 and your name will be listed as a supporter on exhibition web-pages and you will receive an invitation to the show.

    2 Backers

  2. Donated $30.00 or more

    By donating $30, you're literally giving back TWO students their entry fee. Donate $30 and your name will be listed as a supporter on exhibition web-pages, you'll receive an invitation to the show, and you can feel doubly good about your donation.

    5 Backers

  3. Donated $100.00 or more

    That's almost 10% of the exhibition! When donating this amount, your name gets listed a supporter on exhibition web-pages, you'll receive an invitation to the show, and receive a $10 gift certificate to WPG, good in the gallery or for online/phone orders!

    3 Backers

  4. Donated $200.00 or more

    Hey big money-you deserve a little extra recognition. All of the $100 awards are yours, plus an extra $10 on your gift certificate, and an honorable mention made in your name--shiny gold sticker and everything.

    1 Backers

  5. Donated $500.00 or more

    Wow! Way to fund half of the entire exhibition! All of the $200 awards are yours, plus the print portfolio printeDCircuits - 14 artist prints inspired by of DC area neighborhoods by WPG member artists.

    0 Backers