Take a closer look at prints by leading contemporary artists and innovators in printmaking when the BMA brings presses, printers, and galleries from around the U.S. for the Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair on Saturday, April 28 from 11 a.m.– 6 p.m., and Sunday, April 29 from 12 – 6 p.m. The biennial event provides new and established collectors the opportunity to peruse and purchase limited editions, single prints, portfolios, photographs, and drawings by artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Faith Ringgold, Richard Serra, and Kiki Smith. Visitors are also encouraged to talk to artists, curators, and printers to learn more about contemporary art and printmaking techniques.
New this year: a special Print Fair poster, above, designed by Trenton Doyle Hancock and produced by students from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) using the archives of the famed Globe Poster Company. The Globe Poster Company created iconic posters for vaudeville, rock ‘n roll, and R&B acts for 80 years using wood type and wood and metal cuts before closing and selling its materials to MICA. The $200 limited-edition benefit print created by Trenton Doyle Hancock is on sale now. Sales of the print will benefit the BMA’s acquisition funds and MICA.
The Print Fair weekend will kick-off with a talk by acclaimed artist Trenton Doyle Hancock on Thursday, April 26. The founders of Printeresting.org will also give a talk on Sunday, April 29 and the sixth Artist & Editions Award will be presented Sunday afternoon. Tickets are $10 per person for one day or $15 per person for both days, and free for BMA Members. Students and teachers are free with valid ID at the door. See below for lecture and award presentation times as well as other events around Baltimore inspired by the BMA Print Fair.
The Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair is presented by the BMA’s Print, Drawing & Photograph Society.
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