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We encourage members to produce an edition of prints, which are traded, framed by WPA and exhibited annually. Each year WPA members choose a theme and define parameters of the trade portfolio. Members exchange experiences of pulling an edition, as well as receive a collection of prints. We try to subsidize press time for editions or connect printmaker with someone who has a press. We can also try and pair the inexperienced with the experienced for editioning. This is not a time to learn a new medium of printmaking. Work in an area that you are comfortable. Remember that pulling an edition requires time beyond the creation of imagery.


This year we are collaborating with our fellow printmakers in New Orleans. Our theme is "Blue" which could inspire some creative pieces regarding the feeling, color, or even type of medium. As always, we look forward to your participation and piece entries. 


Theme: Blue
Edition: 30 prints (participants must print an edition of 30 and will receive 28 in return)
WPA Participant Limit: 19 members
New Orleans Participants: 9
Paper: 1/4 sheet 15” w x 11" h - any size image
Paper of reasonable weight (No Oriental papers unless chine collé )
Orientation: Vertical/Portrait (up and down)
Techniques: Any editional printmaking technique may be used: NO reproductions, digital prints or photos.

$10.00 non-refundable entry fee (for leaves, doc. sheets)
And you must be current in 2008 dues to participate. Prints due: SEPT 10th, 2008
Send your entry fee to:
Theresa Bond
PO Box 300034
Austin, Texas 78703
Out-of towners must pack in returnable packaging and pay postage both ways. Return is heavier because we send documentation sheets.

DRY Edition of the print and documentation sheet are required by due date.


Dealine for Entry: TBD
Trade Portfolio Due: September 10, 2008
Trade Portfolio Returned: WPA Holiday Meeting - December 10, 2008

How do I sign up for this Trade Portfolio?

The deadline to signup has passed. Deadline for Entry: 6/1/2008.

How do I submit my work?

  • After you are signed up for this event you will see a new "Submit Your Work" button in the "Participate" section on the right of this screen (you must be logged in). Click on this button.
  • Select the pieces from your portfolio that you would like to submit.
  • If your piece has not been added to your portfolio use the link at the bottom of the page "Click here to add a piece to your portfolio" and follow the on-screen instructions.
Doc Sheets: Every participating member will receive a collection of "Doc Sheets" which contain information about each print in the portfolio. This information is pulled directly from your online portfolio. The following information is included in the doc sheet so please include this information when you add your piece to your portfolio:
  • Title
  • Medium
  • Plate/Image Size
  • Paper Type
  • Ink
  • BAT Date (the month/year that the final version of your piece was pulled)
  • Process/Description
  • Artist Comments

How do I volunteer?

Volunteers recieve discounts to some WPA events. After you have logged in to the WPA website, volunteer positions will appear in the "Volunteer Positions" section on the right of this screen. Click on one of the open checkboxes to the left of the position name.

How do I modify my volunteer position(s)?

After you have logged in to the WPA website you can click either the "Volunteers" tab at the top of this screen or the "View/Manage" button located at the bottom of the volunteer position box on the right of this screen. To remove yourself click the trashcan icon to the right of your name.

Trade Portfolio Details
Chair: Theresa Bond
Event Deadline
The deadline for this event (6/1/2008) has passed.