Ink, Press, Repeat

Ink, Press, Repeat:
National Juried Printmaking and Book Art Exhibition
of Traditional and Digital Print Media
Exhibition Dates:
January 27 - March 27, 2020

Submissions Deadline:
EXTENDED through Saturday, November 9, 2019 (11:59 p.m. EST)


Since 2001, the University Galleries at William Paterson University has organized a juried printmaking exhibition featuring traditional and digital print media and book art. One artist will be selected to have a future solo exhibition at the University Galleries. 

Ruth Lingen lives and works in New York City, where she has established a distinguished twenty-five year career as a master printer and book artist. Lingen has collaborated with over 70 celebrated artists and writers, including Jim Dine, Kiki Smith, Leonardo Drew, Shepard Fairey, Robert Ryman, Mary Heilmann, Jessica Stockholder, Jane Hammond, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Creeley and Matthew Day Jackson. She was the founding director of Pace Paper (a Brooklyn papermaking facility for Pace Prints) from 2008 through 2018, and continues to consult on special projects for Pace Prints, as well as direct Line Press Limited, a workshop in Brooklyn devoted to artist books and small-scale print editions. She has received lifetime achievement awards in both papermaking and the book arts. Her personal practice is based in language, sometimes combined with a historical twist, and employs hand-set type and letterpress, often combined with lithography and handmade paper. Her work can be found in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Getty, the Brooklyn Museum, the Walker Museum, as well as over 35 libraries, including the New York Public Library and the Harvard University Library.


Submissions Deadline
EXTENDED through Saturday, November 9, 2019 (11:59 p.m. EST)
Thursday, November 21, 2019 
Deadline to Postmark Artwork
Monday, December 9, 2019

Open to all artists residing in the United States. Works must have been completed within the past two years (2018-2019) and may not exceed 60 inches. Work previously shown at the William Paterson University Galleries will not be accepted. 

All accepted work requires proper framing and should be ready to be hung (except for book art which will be displayed on pedestals or shelves). The Juror reserves the right to reject any work found to be unacceptable upon arrival. 

The University retains a 20% commission for all artwork sales. 

All work shown at the gallery will be insured for the duration of the exhibition. The gallery cannot insure works in transit. 

The cost of shipping or hand-delivering works to and from the gallery is the responsibility of the artist.

Artists may submit up to 3 artworks for consideration. Please send an email to with the subject line "Ink, Press, Repeat" and include your contact information and attach your images, image list, artist statement and CV. The total email size should not exceed 10MB.
Please upload no more than 3 images total. (You may submit multiple images for a single work if you are not submitting 3 separate artworks.) Each image file should not exceed 4MB.
Please label your image files in the following format: "LastName_TitleofWork" (If you include a detail or alternate view as one of your images, you may label it "LastName_TitleofWork_detail" or "LastName_TitleofWork_2".
Please upload an image list with thumbnails of each artwork and specs all on the same document. Do NOT include your name on this document. Please include for each artwork: Title of Artwork, Year, Medium, and Dimensions (framed and unframed, if applicable).

Artists may also upload an artist statement and CV as separate documents. Please DO NOT include your name on the artist statement. You may include your name on your curriculum vitae. Please follow the same file format: "LastName_Statement" and "LastName_CV".
Please note: This is a blind jury. File names will be adjusted accordingly. The juror will be able to view your images, image list, and artist statement, but not your CV.
Contact Gallery Manager Emily Johnsen at or (973) 720-2654 with any questions or concerns.