Call for submissions Workshop

Opportunities for early career print scholars from APS: printmaking workshop and Article Prize

The Association of Print Scholars is excited to announce two major opportunities for early-career scholars of printmaking. Please see the announcements below for:

1) a printmaking workshop scheduled for May 20-21 in Providence, RI; and

2) the Schulman and Bullard Article Prize which carries a $2,000 award.

Applications for both are due on January 31, 2016.


Call for Applications:

Printmaking Workshop for Early-Career Scholars

Sponsored by the Association of Print Scholars (APS)

Providence, RI, May 20-21, 2016

Knowledge of printmaking techniques is integral to a scholarly understanding the field. Print enthusiasts frequently find it necessary to “dissect” a print—count the number of layers used in a screenprint, examine the fineness of a line in a woodcut, or guess how many plates were implemented in the printing of a color etching. Despite this inherent focus on process, many scholars have never had the opportunity to make a print themselves due to issues of time, funding, or resources.

The Association of Print Scholars (APS) is pleased to announce a two-day intensive workshop that will provide early-career scholars with a brief introduction to printmaking techniques. The workshop will begin with a kickoff reception on Thursday evening at Cade Tompkins Projects, a gallery that represents contemporary printmakers including Daniel Heyman, Allison Bianco, and Nancy Friese.

Participants will spend the first day focusing on intaglio processes, with a special presentation on engraving by Andrew Raftery, Professor of Printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), held at Overpass Projects, a new printshop founded by RISD printmaking MFA alumni. The second day will focus on lithography. The workshop will be led by Brian Shure, Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Director in Printmaking at RISD, and a former master printer at Crown Point Press. The number of participants will be limited to ensure a hands-on experience with each demonstration and access to individualized attention.

Who: Graduate students currently enrolled in art history, visual culture, or material culture doctoral programs in the United States or early-career professionals who graduated within the last ten years. Applicants must be members of APS.

Fees: Participants will be responsible for travel expenses to Providence and lodging. Stipends will be offered, by application, to offset these costs for those without institutional support.

Application: To apply, please submit the following documents:

  1. a brief statement (500 words or less) describing your research and how it would be enriched by this workshop

  2. a current CV

  3. one letter of reference (sent directly to

  4. a proposed budget for your expenses (only required if you would like to be considered for a stipend)

Please send your application as a single PDF attachment to with the subject line “Providence printmaking workshop.” Applications are due by January 31, 2016. Applicants will be notified by February 15, 2016.

This workshop is sponsored by a generous grant from The Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Foundation.


Call for Applications:

The Schulman and Bullard Article Prize

The Association of Print Scholars invites applications for the Schulman and Bullard Article Prize. The Prize is given annually to an article published by an early-career scholar that features compelling and innovative research on prints or printmaking. The award, which carries a $2,000 prize, is generously sponsored by Susan Schulman and Carolyn Bullard. Following the mission of the Association of Print Scholars, articles can feature aspects of printmaking across any geographic region and all chronological periods. Articles will be evaluated by a panel of advanced scholars for the author’s commitment to the use of original research and the article’s overall contribution to the field of print scholarship.

The Association of Print Scholars invites nominations and self-nominations for the 2016 Schulman/Bullard Article Prize meeting the criteria outlined below:

Nomination Criteria:

  • Authors must have graduated with an MA, MFA, or PhD fewer than 10 years prior to article publication and have less than 10 years of experience as a practicing professional in an academic or museum institution or as an independent scholar.

  • Authors must be current members of APS.

  • Articles must have been published in a journal, exhibition catalogue, or anthology between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015. Online publications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  • Articles must be between 3,000 and 10,000 words, inclusive of footnotes and references.

  • Entries for consideration must be in English, though the text of the original article may be in any language.

To submit an article for consideration, please send the completed nomination form along with an electronic or hard copy of the article to Angela Campbell, the APS Grants Coordinator:

The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2016


Angela Campbell

Grants Coordinator