2016 Pacific States Biennial North American Print Exhibition

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo

Entry Deadline: Aug. 15

200 West Kāwili Street
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 974-7524


About the Exhibition

The Pacific States Biennial North American juried print exhibition was established by the Art Department Print Studio at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo in 1982. The 2016 PSBN expands its call for entries to artists 18 years or older presently residing in North America and US Territories. The premier Hawaiʻi biennial exhibition is hosted in conjunction with the Campus Center Gallery with support from the Student Activities Council and the East Hawaiʻi Cultural Center.


The juror for the 2016 PSBN is Lloyd Menard, Professor Emeritus at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion. Menard has given over 70 workshops in prints and handmade paper throughout the United States and Europe. He originated Frogman’s Print Workshops in 1981 and Frogman’s Press & Gallery in 1994. The gallery, formerly based in Beresford, South Dakota, specialized in exhibiting the works of nationally and internationally known print educators. He curated over 70 exhibitions during the gallery’s run.

Menard has collaborated with over 200 artists to create editions and prints both at Frogman’s Press & Gallery and at the University of South Dakota. His artwork has been shown in over 350 juried and invitational exhibitions and is part of over 450 university, college, corporate and museum collections. He has been honored with Mid-America Print Council’s Outstanding Printmaker Award and received numerous awards during his 30 years of teaching at USD Vermillion.


Residency Award: The juror will select a first place winner for 10-day artist residency at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. The award includes travel, lodging, per diem, and a $1000 honorarium.

Juror’s Purchase Awards: The juror will select prints for purchase for the UH Hilo Permanent Collection

State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Awards: The Acquisition Award Selection Committee will visit the exhibition to make purchase recomendations for the State Foundation Permanent Collection

Awagami Paper Award: The juror will select one winner who will receive 100 sheets of “Awagami Editioning” washi – 25 sheets ea. of 4 different papers. Retail value $500.


The Pacific States Biennial North American (PSBN) symposium will celebrate over thirty years of PSBN exhibitions through a program of community accessible, printmaking-based events, workshops, demos, and exhibitions. Past award winning artists Michael Barnes, Michelle Martin, Matt Egan, and Marilee Salvator will contribute to a rich program of activities celebrating printmaking on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi. This year’s PSBN juror, Lloyd Menard will be also in residence through the symposium and will be printing an original print for inclusion in the Art Department’s second volume of its Artist Print Edition Project. See the 2016 PSBN Symposium website.


Open to all artists 18 years or older presently residing in North America.

•August 15, 2016 entry form and payment are due on CaFÉ
•September 2, 2016 email notification
•September 16, 2016 accepted work due
•October 19, 2016 exhibition/symposium opens
•December 30, 2016 exhibition closes


Original work in all printmaking media and digital/traditional hybrid prints are eligible. No photography or digital reproductions of original works will be accepted.

The paper size dimension for submitted work must not exceed 30” x 40” or it cannot be framed/exhibited.

Selection will be based on juror review of jpeg image(s) that have been prepped and submitted following Café entry media specifications.

No original work should be sent until requested.

Work submitted following juror selection must correspond to the CaFÉ entry for the 2016 PSBN.

Work that does not correspond to the accepted online entry will not be included in the exhibition.

Accepted work must be sent without mat or frame in a reusable mailing tube or flat package and sent to arrive by the accepted work deadline 9/16/2016. Artwork must not exceed the 30” x 40” size or it cannot be framed/exhibited. All work in the exhibition must be available for the duration of the exhibition.

Artists selected for the show implicitly agree to the rules and specifications of the PSBN.

Entry via online CaFÉ entry registration

Entry Fee

$35.00 (USD) per artist. The fee is non-refundable and entitles the artist to submit up to 2 works completed within the past 2 years. Credit card payment accepted with Café registration online, or via check or money order payable to: UHH PAC STATES. All form of PSBN entry fee payment must be received August 15, 2016


National shipping via U.S. Post Office Priority Mail is recommended. All works will be returned via U.S. or International Priority Mail. Artists are encouraged to ship larger works in a sturdy tube. Containers exceeding U.S. Post Office Priority Mail regulations will require prepaid return shipping. International artists are especially encouraged to ship prints rolled in a tube. International shipments should be marked clearly on the outside: “Printed Matter, No Commercial Value.”

Accepted work must be sent without mat or frame in a reusable mailing tube or flat package and arrive by the accepted work deadline 9/16/2016.

Mailing Address

2016 PSBN
Professor Jonathon Goebel, Art Dept.
University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
200 West Kāwili Street
Hilo, HI 96720-4091

Direct email correspondence to: [email protected]

Work Return

UH Hilo will cover the cost of return shipping to artists. Please allow 6-8 weeks for the return of the work.


All participating artists will receive one color catalog of the exhibition at no cost. The University on Hawai’i reserves the right to use digital images submitted with registration for the catalog or for publicity purposes.


Every precaution and care will be exercised in the handling and the exhibition of the work. However, the Art Departmentand the University of Hawai’i at Hilo is not liable in the event of accidental damage or loss of work.

A prospectus is available at this link

Entry Procedure

Digital images will be submitted online.

PSBN will use the CaFÉ system of the Western States Art Federation to receive and process all entries. CaFÉ registration is free. Artists may submit up to two digital images of original prints completed within the past two years.

For first time users of CaFE, go to callforentry.org/register.php and follow the directions for creating a login name and password. Once registered, click on My Portfolio to upload images for the application. Size your submissions to 1920 pixels for the longest dimension (3mb maximum file size). Once your images are uploaded into your portfolio, click on Apply to Calls and select the listing, 2016 Pacific States Biennial North American Juried Print Exhibition and click apply to this call. Follow directions from there.


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