PRINTFEST is a three-day fair hosted by IPCNY for MFA and senior BFA students to exhibit, sell, and trade their prints during New York’s annual Print Week. PRINTFEST provides these emerging artists with a professional setting in which to show their work to a broad audience of collectors, publishers, artists, and curators visiting Chelsea galleries and the nearby IFPDA and Editions/Artists’ Book fairs. The universities' booths are complemented by workshops and demos, as well as a panel discussion with artists and art professionals about career paths to pursue after art school. PRINTFEST 2018 will be held in memory of IPCNY founding trustee and educator Leonard Lehrer.
Thursday, October 25, 5 − 9pm
Friday, October 26, 12 − 6pm
Saturday, October 27, 12 − 6pm
Throughout the fair, join PRINTFEST sponsors Akua Inks and Speedball Art for free samples, an opportunity to participate in a collaborative monotype animation project, and a demonstration by renowned printmakers Bill Fick and Carlos Hernandez that will bring to life a collaborative relief and silkscreen print.
Saturday, October 27, 11 am – 12 pm Art Works: a panel featuring working artists discussing their backgrounds and how they got started in their art world careers.
Saturday, October 27, 1 pm – 4 pm acTEEvism T-shirt screen printing workshop with political designs by artists including Edge of Visibility exhibiting artist Megan Foster.
City College of New York, Columbia University, Cornell University, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Fashion Institute of Technology, Hunter College, Maryland Institute College of Art, New York Academy of Art, New York School of the Arts, The New School Parsons School of Design, New York University, Pratt Institute, Purchase College, Rhode Island School of Design, Rutgers University, School of Visual Arts, SMFA at Tufts, SUNY New Paltz, Syracuse University, the University of the Arts, University of Tennessee Knoxville, and University of Wisconsin Madison.