National Small Prints Show
2018 Show Dates: Opening Reception May 26; Show runs through June 24th
Travelling Show: July TBA
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 was Charles Ewing, who works in a variety of media and is an accomplished printmaker.
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