2017 Atlanta Print Biennial

The Atlanta Print Biennial is an international juried exhibition, open to all artists working in hand-pulled printmaking processes. Purchase awards and prizes will be given.

The exhibit is organized by Atlanta Printmakers Studio and hosted by Kai Lin Art, a contemporary art gallery located in the vibrant Westside District of Midtown Atlanta, GA.

This year the exhibit has moved to March so it will be on display during the 2017 SGC International Conference which is scheduled for March 15-18 in Atlanta. The juror is the 2017 SGC International Printmaker Emeritus Awardee Sydney Cross.

Sydney A. Cross, received her Bachelor of Fine Arts: Northern Arizona University in 1977 and her Masters of Fine Arts: Arizona State University in 1980. She taught printmaking and art for 33 years. In 2015, she retired from teaching at Clemson University where she was awarded the title of Distinguished Alumni Professor of Art. Always professionally active, she held the office of vice president and then President of the Southern Graphics Council (1996-2000), the largest printmaking society in North America. She has also been awarded residencies at Frans Masareel Graphic Center in Belgium and the Virginia Center of Creative Arts in Sweet Briar, VA. Cross has given numerous panel presentations at regional, national, and international conferences and symposiums. As an artist she has participated in several important portfolio exchanges, including Suite X, Printer’s Almanac, Tempe Suite, Images 2010, and Drawn to Stone, a celebration of Two Hundred Years of Lithography. Her work has been exhibited regionally, nationally, and internationally, and can be found in numerous collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Smithsonian Museum, and Boston Museum of Fine Art to name just a few.


  • All submissions must be made online via callforentry.org.

  • The Atlanta Print Biennial is open to all artists over the age of 18 working in print media.

  • Artists may submit up to 3 pieces at the $35 application fee on callforentry.org.

  • Atlanta Printmakers Studio members receive a $10 discount. Contact info@AtlantaPrintmakersStudio.org for coupon code or to become a member.

  • Please make sure that submitted images are clear, professionally presented, and accurately represent the work.

  • Work must incorporate at least one hand-pulled printmaking process. Mixed media works are welcome. No exclusively digital prints or photographs will be accepted.

  • Framed measurements may not exceed 30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 centimeters).

  • Entry deadline is Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 12 Midnight in Mountain Time Zone.

  • Detailed Shipping/Delivery instructions will be sent to accepted artists.

SALES: Sales will be encouraged. Artists will receive 50% of retail price, consigned with Kai Lin Art.


Extended January 21  CaFÉ Entry Deadline

January 31 Notifications Sent

February 22-25 Artwork Delivery Period

March 15 - April 14 Exhibition Dates

March 16 Opening Reception during 2017 SGCI Conference

April 15 Artwork ready for pick up or return


AWARDS: Purchase awards, gift certificates and cash prizes will be announced during the opening reception.

Download Prospectus

Questions: contact Kathy Garrou

Gallery Information: www.kailinart.com

All submissions must be made online through callforentry.org.