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2017 NSPS Awards

      1st Prize: "Sparkling Stream" - Mimi Hegler                      2nd Prize: "Inclination" - Louise Grunewald
      3rd Prize: "Touche a la Baskin" - John McCarthy               Honorable Mention: "Noia" - Janet Badger
                                          Honorable Mention: "Stella Bouquet" - James Mullen

                                          Show Location:   Creede Repertory Threatre
                                          Hours:        June – September

                                                    Monday: Closed
                                                    Tuesday – Sunday: 10am – 8pm (5pm on non-show days)

The Creede Arts Council’s National Small Print Show is the brainchild of Larry Basky, a former member of the Arts Council. In 2000, when the Council was searching for fundraising ideas, Larry, who is a serigraph printmaker, had been looking for show aimed specifically for printmakers.  He was interested in finding shows that would be easy to enter.  He envisioned the idea of a National Show featuring small matted prints that could be mailed in to create a display. The idea developed into a format that the Arts Council uses today.

Prints are judged, and up to 100 are selected for display and sales. The judge also selects 1st, 2nd, 3rd place prints, as well as two honorable mentions, which are given ribbons and cash prizes. This year, our judge will be Charles Ewing, who works in a variety of media and is an accomplished printmaker. An avid outdoorsman, Charles' paintings of nature and wildlife come largely from personal observation; each year spending many weeks on horseback in the nearby wilderness areas. Travels in Latin America and Europe have also offered much inspiration for his work. He is collected widely and shows in several Southwest galleries.


The Creede Repertory Theatre collaborates with the Arts Council by providing the display space. The juried prints are on display for a month in Creede and a selection of 30 prints travel to other destinations in Colorado. This very unique show is entering its 17th year. 

       2016 NSPS CATALOG