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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. And this year deadlines must be met. We are pulling a colophon so this project has to be on time.


"On the Edge" can be psychological, physical, geological, formal, informal, abstract, emotional, the earth is a flat plane, edge of universe, edge of seat, edgy, etc, The possibilities are endless.I am sure this will be as exciting as the last trade we had.
edge n 
  1. a line or area that is the outermost part or the part farthest away from the center of something
  2. the area where land suddenly falls away steeply
  3. the point or moment just before a marked change or event
  4. the line where two surfaces of something solid meet 
  5. the cutting side of a blade
  6. sharpness of a blade
  7. a piercing, cutting, or wounding quality, for example, of language or expression
  8. noticeable vigor and energy
to move gradually sideways, or make something move in this direction by pushing it
an advantage over, for example, a competitor (informal)
  1. to add a border to something, especially a decorative one
  2. to cut, shape, or trim the border of something 
  3. to sharpen or give a sharp edge to a blade
  4. to lean a ski over so that its edge cuts the snow

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Open to all existing, new, or renewing members.


Trades will not be accepted unless all requirements are met. NO EXCEPTIONS.

  • Theme: On the Edge 
  • Paper: 1/4 sheet is 15” x 11” - any size image. Paper of reasonable weight (No Asian papers unless chine collé).
  • Format: Vertical, Portrait (up & down)
  • Edition: 22, meaning one for the WPA archives, one for WPA, 20 members participating, first come, first pay, first serve if you are in good standing. There is a waiting list.
  • Sturdy container is required for delivery (Paper wrapped editions will not be accepted) and documentation must be filled out online by the due date.
  • Out -of-town submissions must be packed in returnable packaging and should include return postage. Return is heavier because we send documentation sheets, so more postage. Ship all submissions to Belinda Casey (Mailing address may be obtained on Belinda's online profile [you must log in]).
  • Dry Edition of the print and online documentation are required by due dates. You receive each print. Some artists' print a few A/P's to sell individually
  • All printmaking techniques are accepted
  • Digital prints must be combined with a traditional printmaking technique.


$25 non-refundable entry fee (for leaves, doc sheets, etc)
Checks must be made out to WPA.
You must be current in 2010 dues to participate.
Send payments to Belinda Casey: mailing address can be found in Belinda's online profile (you must log in).


Entry Deadline - Fee Due.
Pay online, by mail, or bring to the August 1st meeting. If you are mailing, your payments must be received BY Aug 1st. Mail ahead of time. Make checks out to WPA and send to PO Box 33271 Austin TX 78764.
There is a $5 discount for members who volunteer for at least 4 hours
Oct 20
PROOF OF PRINT. You must bring proof of print to the August meeting or someone on the waiting list will be chosen. We want to do a colophon and this is needed.
Nov 5
Dry prints are due. Relief prints: aim for a week early (they take longer to dry). Gushy prints will not be accepted. Members must go online to fill out documentation. See "How do I submit my work" below.

Feel Free to call Belinda with any questions. Phone number can be obtained by going to Belinda's online profile after logging into the website.

How do I sign up for this Trade Portfolio?

The deadline to signup has passed. Deadline for Entry: 10/1/2011.

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: Belinda Casey
Event Deadline
The deadline for this event (10/1/2011) has passed.
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