National Print Exhibition 2012: The Human Experience

The human experience is as varied as the individuals who experience it. While the experience is unique to each of us, there are things that we all share and understand. Ultimately, even though our experiences are very different, we are essentially the same. This sameness and understanding instills in us a compassion for each other. The prints in this show, from all over the nation, will be as varied as the human experience. There will also be many touchstones that will speak to us in different ways and tie one individual to another through the love of art and a broader understanding of each other.

Janet Marcavage

Janet Marcavage is a Tacoma-based printmaker and Associate Professor of Printmaking at The University of Puget Sound. Particles, a solo exhibition of her prints, was recently held at the Zhiguan gallery in Wuhan, China. Marcavage’s prints have been exhibited at the 5th Bienal Internacional de Gravura do Douro in Portugal, Qijiang International Print Festival in China, Museum of Modern Art in Wales, the Dedalo Center for Contemporary Art in Italy, and The Wuhan Art Museum in China.

Her work is in several collections, including The University of Wales Print Collection, Aberystwyth, Wales, The Permanent Collection of Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Christchurch, NZ, The Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper, New Brunswick, NJ and The Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND. Marcavage holds a BFA from the University of The Arts and an MFA from The University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Janet Marcavage’s website is

And the winners are...

1st Place
Aaron Coleman | “Better, Stronger, Faster”Mezzotint, Lithograph, Serigraph

2nd Place
Marit Berg | “Double Runner, Piegan (after Curtis), Bumps Ahead”Etching

3rd Place
Richard Ash | “Pendulum”Serigraph

Honorable Mentions
Patrick Vincent | “Weaver Crane”Woodcut

Bill Colby | “Helix 7″Woodcut and Watercolor

Karla Hackenmiller | “Liminal Twist”Etching

Pacific Lutheran University 2012 National Juried Print Exhibition

Deadline for entries: November 22, 2011 – Now Closed

“The Human Experience” is open to all artists working with hand-pulled printmaking processes. Art has the ability to make us aware of topics and ideas that run the full spectrum of the human mind, but there is one thing that seems to be a common element as we express ideas, that of the human experience. Whatever our experience in culture, politics, or life in general, we all share the experience of being human. This show celebrates our uniqueness and our differences through the common trait of being human.

Juror: Janet Marcavage associate professor of art, University of Puget Sound. Janet’s work has been represented widely both nationally and internationally with her latest exhibition in Wuhan China.

Entry Fee: $25 for up to 3 entries. Include a check payable to Pacific Lutheran University with your entry form and CD.

Exhibition runs February 8 through March 7, 2012 in the University gallery.
Awards will be selected by the Juror.