12th Annual California Centered: Printmaking Exhibition


Entry Deadline

March 13th, 2018

Best in Show #1 2017: Joseph Tipay - Fresno, CA, "Prison Letters" & “Freedom Letters”, woodcut, monotype

The Merced County Arts Council is now accepting entries for its 12th Annual California Centered: Printmaking Exhibition. This will be held at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center, which features multiple galleries for contemporary visual arts. This 28,000 sq. ft. interdisciplinary fine arts and education facility is located in downtown Merced, California.

Best in Show #2 2017: Martin Azevedo - Turlock, CA, "Bury me with it" & “Step the Ocean”, silkscreen/relief

The purpose of this juried group show is to highlight and exhibit the best in recent California printmaking. The show is open to all print makers residing in California. Work may be in any traditional printmaking media (except photography) and must have been completed in the last three years.

Best in Show #3 2017: Lynn Curtis - Orinda, CA, "Quiet Reflection" & “Seeking the Sea”, monotype

Of the artists chosen to participate there will be three best in show awards given, recipients of which will each be given a solo show during next year’s exhibition.

Important Dates:

  • March 13, 2018 Entry Deadline
  • March 27 – April 2, 2018 Work delivery
  • April 10, 2018 Exhibition Opens
  • April 21, 2018 Opening Reception, 5pm - 7:30pm
  • May 22, 2018 Exhibition Closes

For more information contact MAC Gallery curators, Louisa Benhissen and Ben Serpa at mcac.curator@gmail.com

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Louisa Benhissen

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