International printmaking exposium

GRAPHICALL announces its annual juried exhibition devoted to prints. This year we welcomed applications from all over the globe bringing together a diverse representation of the print world today.

NEWS: this year there will be an “Awagami Paper Award” furnishing $250 worth of Awagami ‘Editioning’ printmaking papers to one selected artists exhibiting at GRAPHICALL 2017 !


In December 2017 GRAPHICALL will exhibit Dutch and International artists working in the medium of printmaking alongside a series of workshops and a symposium hosting guest speakers from the field of contemporary printmaking. With this initiative we promote a discussion on what printmaking is today and encourage a reconsideration of the graphic mediums as versatile and multifaceted.

Submissions of a range of print-related media among which work on paper 2D, 3D, animation, installation were accepted, gathering the most diverse and interesting print collection in the Netherlands.

GRAPHICALL will be hosted by 4bid gallery situated in the multimedia cultural centre OT301, Amsterdam. Inaugurated last year in December and on its 2nd edition this fall, GRAPHICALL strives to manifest itself as a key event for printmakers, unmissable in the arts calendar. It will run over a long weekend (December 7th to 10th) that includes the Exhibition Vernissage with introduction speech by initiator and project coordinator Irina Baldini, talks by guest artist speakers about Printmaking techniques and the way these are applied in their work, workshops led by practicing specialists accessible to experienced and inexperienced, advice sessions (one-to-one 45 minutes consultations with our guests, book before November 20th), Exhibition Finissage with presentation of the GRAPHICatalogue 2016, a publication collecting the documentation of last year’s exposium, featuring the exhibiting artists.


During the festival four artists active in the field of printmaking will hold public talks/presentations of their practice and work:

On the 9th of December from 17h you will meet the following artists in the gallery:

Caroline Koenders
Selvihan Kilic Ates
Deimion Van der Sloot


GRAPHICALL will host workshops in various printing techniques. To participate to one or more of the workshops sign up before November 20th 2017, specifying which day you would like to attend. Each workshop is based on a donation between 25€ and 40€, concessions available upon agreement.

A detailed schedule of the workshops:

Friday 8th December:

Cyanotype 13-15h
Kitchen Litho 16-18h

Saturday 9th December:

Edinbourgh Etch 13-16h


Entry deadline: Monday | September 11th, 2017

Jury notification: Thursday | October 9th, 2017

Deadline delivery for accepted prints: Saturday | November 11th, 2017

Exhibition dates: December 7-10th, 2017

Opening reception: Thursday | December 7th, 2017 at 19h

Finissage and presentation of the GRAPHIcatalogue | December 10th, 2017 from 17h onward.

Return of unsold work: end January 2018


Entries for GRAPHICALL 2017 are be selected by an experienced panel of internationally active artists.

All artists will be notified of acceptance via e-mail by October 9th, 2017.


How to enter:

Deadline for submissions: 11th September 2017, 12h GMT

Deadline for bookings to talks and workshops: 20th November 2017.

To apply email

Artists are asked to submit via email a current CV, an artist statement and up to 5 images or documentation of their recent work, a series or sequence of works. The entry is FREE.
Selected artists will be responsible for shipping and returning their own work safely to and from:

4bid gallery ℅ OT301

Overtoom 301

1054HW Amsterdam NL


Exhibited works can be For sale or Not for sale. 20% commission of the purchase price will be retained.

If your work is on sale please provide a price inclusive of 20% gallery commission.

If you would like to donate the work to the gallery for their collection, please specify.



A maximum of 30d prints will be chosen by the panel. All prints must be signed by the artist. Artists may include up to 3 additional impressions of each print for sale. Deadline for all submissions is Saturday, November 11th.

Local artists may drop work off in person upon appointment with the gallery.

International artists must include a pre-paid, self-addressed return envelope or agree before shipping to a suitable returning option with the gallery.



For more information about GRAPHICALL please contact project coordinator Irina Baldini on or 4bid gallery on

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