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2023 Manhattan Graphics Center National Print Exhibition


Entry Deadline: 9/8/23

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00

Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Samples | Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3

Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: New York
Event Dates: 10/13/23 - 11/18/23


Manhattan Graphics Center (MGC) is pleased to announce its 2023 National Print Exhibition, a juried competition and exhibition devoted to fine art prints.

EXHIBITION DATES: October 13–November 18, 2023

JUROR: Miguel A. Aragón

Miguel A. Aragón (*Juárez, México) lives and works in New York City (USA) and Berlin (Germany); he is an Associate Professor in Printmaking at CUNY College of Staten Island.

Aragón has exhibited internationally at venues including the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY; Uferhallen, Berlin, Germany and the Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists, Canada to name a few. His awards and residences include NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship; KALA Art Institute fellowship and residency, Berkeley, CA; Zygote Press, Cleveland, OH; East London Printmakers Keyholder Residency, London UK; and Till Richter Museum, Buggenhagen, Germany among many others. His work is held in collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago; and Minneapolis Institute of Art. Aragón’s work has been published in A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking (Greenville, NC: Wellington B. Gray Gallery, 2012), Peenemünde Project: Geschichte wird Kunst / Imprinting History (Berlin: Edition Braus, 2017) and ¡Printing the Revolution!: The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now (Washington, DC: Smithsonian American Art Museum; Princeton: in association with Princeton University Press, 2020). Most recently, in 2022 he was nominated for The Queen Sonja Print Award, Oslo, Norway; and was awarded the 2022 SGC International Mid-career Printmaker award.

$35; $30 Manhattan Graphics Center members; maximum of 3 works.
Non-refundable. Payable by credit card at

Entry Deadline: September 8, 2023, 11:59 PM MDT
Acceptance notification: September 16, 2023
Accepted work due: October 7, 2023
Exhibition: October 13–November 18, 2023
Reception: Friday, October 13, 6–8PM
Return of work: November 27–December 9, 2023

$500 - 1st place 
$300 - 2nd place 
$200 - 3rd place

Prize winners will have the opportunity to speak about their work at the reception. They will be notified in advance so there is ample time to prepare.


  • Work must be packed in reusable packaging suitable for return shipping

  • Artists are responsible for all shipping costs. Prepaid return shipping  labels must be provided and include insurance

  • Accepted work due: September 30, 2023

  • Return of work: November 27–December 9, 2023


  • Sales will be encouraged

  • Artists will receive 60% of the sale price and MGC will retain a 40% commission

  • Work sold from the exhibit may be shipped by MGC if requested by the purchaser. The purchaser will be responsible for shipping costs

  • MGC will facilitate sales If the artist makes additional copies of their prints available.

    • Artists will be responsible for packing and shipping sold works to the buyer as well as the shipping cost. Work must be shipped in a timely manner after the sale, no later than one week after MGC has notified you of the sale.

    • The Artist agrees to take all care to professionally pack the work for shipment, with a paper or Tyvek layer surrounding the work plus a rigid/unbendable exterior. Please label: ARTWORK — DO NOT BEND.

    • Please insure the work for the full value when shipping. This will add $5-15 to the shipping cost. Be sure to retain your receipt in the event that a damage or loss claim is necessary.

    • Please choose tracking options when you ship and confirm that the work has been successfully delivered in good condition to the buyer. We also recommend a signature requirement.

    • Please forward confirmation of receipt by the buyer to MGC staff at:

    • Successful shipment, with no damages, must be confirmed before payment can be sent to the artist.

  • Artists will be paid for sales after the exhibition ends. Payments can be expected to be received within 30 days from close of exhibition (December 19, 2023)

  • Payments can be made by check or PayPal. Please note that it will take longer to process and mail physical checks

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