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PrintHouston: NEXT 2017
PrintMatters Address: PO BOX 667144, Houston, TX 77266 USA
Ship to Address: Nicole Longnecker Gallery, 2625 Colquitt Street, Houston,TX 77098 USA

Entry Deadline: 3/24/17
Application Closed


Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3

Entry Fee (PrintHouston: NEXT 2017): $45.00

PrintMatters is pleased to announce NEXT 2017, a contemporary print biennial to be held during PRINTHOUSTON 2017. We are looking for innovative and challenging works that transcend process and materials and present printmaking as a versatile and adaptable medium. 

We invite artists from North America (Canada, Mexico and the United States) who are pushing the boundaries of techniques and materials to apply. We also welcome those artists who are using traditional techniques to speak to contemporary audiences. In addition to lithography, relief, intaglio, monotype, or serigraphy, we are interested in artists who use printmaking to create installations, ceramics, sculpture, and artists’ books. The only criterias, beyond excellent quality, is that the primary technique(s) used in the creation of the work be listed above and artists be from North America (Canada, Mexico and the United States).

PrintMatters is a Houston-based Non-Profit 501(c)(3) arts organization. Our mission is to promote traditional and non-traditional printmaking, encourage print collecting, and facilitate the professional growth of our members. In 2011, we created PRINTHOUSTON, a biennial summer-long celebration of original prints, the artists who create them, and the people who collect them. Exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations, workshops, and special events at galleries, museums, non-profit organizations, and commercial venues take place throughout the city.

This year, we are pleased to announce that Nancy Palmeri, Professor, MFA Director and Assistant Chairperson of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Arlington, will be the juror of NEXT 2017.

In order to ensure the quality of the exhibition, the juror reserves the right to reject any work that was not accurately represented in the digital file. The juror’s decision is final.

Nicole Longnecker Gallery is located at 2625 Colquitt Street, in the heart of Houston’s Gallery Row.

Cash awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. 

Open to all artists 18 years and older residing in North America (Canada, USA and Mexico). Works must be original, not to exceed 96 inches in any direction, completed in the last two years, and not previously shown in Houston. Collaborative work should be entered under only one of the artist's name. No student work, reproductions, or photography.

$45 for up to 3 entries, payable during the online entry process.

Once you have registered, follow the instructions under “Media Prep” to format your images. You may submit up to three images. If you wish to submit a detail shot, it will count as an entry. Be prepared to submit your artist statement during the submission process. We would prefer statements no longer than 250 words.

The entry deadline is 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time, March 24, 2017.

Selected artists will be required to submit a short biography, a resume, and 300 dpi images by April 3. This information will be submitted to

All work will be presented professionally in the gallery. Work must be shipped ready to hang: framed (matted with white or off-white mats, if applicable), with wire hangers or d-rings (no sawtooth hangers), and Plexiglass. Exceptions: oversized works, installations, 3-D, video, and artist’s books.

Special display and handling instructions must be included in the package when shipped. The Gallery reserves the right to exclude any entry that presents complex hanging/exhibition problems or is not framed professionally.

Shipped works are due at the gallery by May 12. The gallery will accept work beginning May 8. You may hand-deliver your work May 11-12, 11-5 p.m. No exceptions.

Shipped work must be packaged appropriately in a reusable carton, box, or crate for return shipping. Absolutely no packing peanuts. All works will be insured upon arrival in the gallery. Neither Nicole Longnecker Gallery nor PrintMatters is responsible for any damage or loss during transit.

Ship to: 
Nicole Longnecker Gallery
2625 Colquitt Street
Houston,TX 77098

Hand-delivered work must be picked up July 3, 11–5 p.m. Return shipping will begin July 3.

**IMPORTANT: Artists are responsible for the cost of shipping. You MUST include an easily located prepaid return shipping label. If you do not, your work will not be hung.

All work must be for sale. The gallery commission is 50% of the selling price. The gallery reserves the right to offer reasonable discounts. Your entry grants PrintMatters and Nicole Longnecker Gallery permission to include your image(s) in marketing and advertising and any catalogs created for NEXT 2017, PRINTHOUSTON 2017, and Nicole Longnecker Gallery.

If you have any questions, e-mail us at

March 24: 11:59:00 p.m. (CST) Deadline
March 31: E-mail notifications
April 3: Artist information and 300 dpi images due
May 8-12: 11-5 p.m. Shipped artwork due at the gallery
May 11-12: 11-5 p.m. Hand-delivered drop-off

May 20: 5-8 p.m. Opening reception
May 20: 2-4 p.m. Juror’s talk and awards
July 1: End day of exhibition
July 3: 11-5 p.m. Hand-delivered pick-up
July 3: Return shipping begins