Thursday, 27 October 2011

PRINTFEST 2012 - Call for Artist Printmakers

Submissions are invited for PRINTFEST 2012, the UK’s only artist led printmaking festival.

PRINTFEST is a unique festival of printmaking which takes place in Ulverston, Cumbria. The aim is to provide artists with a low-cost opportunity to exhibit their work in this beautiful part of the country and sell at affordable prices to the public.

We celebrated our tenth anniversary in 2011 with art sales of £39,000 and a participatory print created with Printmaker of the Year, Trevor Price. 2012 will see the first Printfest Trail, enabling artists to exhibit their work in more venues around the town and additional exhibition opportunities through our partnership with the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal.

More information about Printfest can be found on our website at

Comments from artists who exhibited in 2011 included:

“Wonderful opportunity to network and exhibit with top printmakers whom I had admired from afar! Knowledgeable and enthusiastic customers!”

“Printfest is unique – a high quality event exclusively for original printmakers with an enthusiastic and increasingly knowledgeable audience.”

PRINTFEST 2012 will take place at the Coronation Hall, Ulverston on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 May 2012, with the Private View on the evening of Friday 4 May.

Exhibiting fee: £195 for 3.5m hanging space. Artists must man their own space or share manning. We welcome artist printmakers of all disciplines.

If you would like to exhibit at PRINTFEST, please complete and return the application form which can be found at:

The closing date for applications is Friday 6 January 2012.

Janice Benson
07812 172193. 


  1. I love the idea of this Mavina, I wish we had something like it in Australia!

  2. I know it's a good idea, isn't it. Is it something you could start up at the Firestation print studio?