October 23 - December 11, 2021
“PrintMatters Houston is pleased to present Press Forward, a national student printmaking exhibition. The exhibition will be held at Box13 Art Space, 6700 Harrisburg Blvd, Houston, TX 77011, October 23 – December 11, 2021. An opening reception will be held on October 23, 12-5 pm with remarks by juror, Kathryn Polk at 3 pm.The reception is free and open to the public. COVID precautions will be observed. Press Forward showcases the exceptional work of 28 student printmakers that explore the wide range of traditional and innovative printmaking processes. Digital and mixed media works are included that incorporate a traditional printmaking medium as a main component. Press Forward entries were open to current high school students and those enrolled in a degree or certificate program. Kathryn Polk is an artist, printmaker and co-owner of L VIS press, and is the juror for this exhibition. She is well known and respected in the print world and her prints are widely represented in the collections of prestigious national and international museums and institutions. PrintMatters Houston was formed in 2009 to support printmakers. PrintHouston 2011 was the first citywide celebration of original prints throughout the Houston area. Museums, non-profit spaces, galleries, and alternative spaces joined in the celebration, presenting exhibitions, workshops, and special events open to the public. In 2017 PrintHouston became a biennial event. In conjunction with PrintHouston, the organization sponsors NEXT, a national, juried, biennial competition that includes
artists from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. They also sponsor Rockin’ Rollin’ Prints, during which a two- ton steamroller is used to print three-by-five-foot woodcuts by 50 Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana artists.
The mission of PrintMatters Houston is to promote traditional and nontraditional printmaking, encourage print collecting, and further the professional growth of members through citywide outreach, public art functions, and annual member exhibitions. There are three levels of membership: artist, general, and student. Artist members are established artists from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. To become an artist member, artists apply and are juried into the organization by the PrintMatters board. PrintMatters Houston became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation in 2015. For more information regarding PrintMatters Houston, contact President Andis Applewhite at [email protected] printmattershouston.org or visit the website www.printmattershouston.org.”
Reception: October 23, 2021 | 12–5 pm