Membership in the CSP is open to artists from anywhere in the world who create hand-pulled prints. This includes artists who use traditional printmaking techniques, such as etching, lithography, relief printing, and silk screen. It also includes artists who make hybrid prints, monoprints, and artist books, so long as some hand printmaking is involved. Artists who use solely photographic or digital methods are not eligible for artist membership.

Artist Members are juried into the organization by a review committee of current and past members of the CSP Board.  
This year’s deadline is June 1, 2022.

Information on Portfolio Review may be found here.

For more information and to Apply: CSP Submittable page.

California Printmaker. The theme for 2023 is Shifting Gears. Sometimes a major shift in your thinking moves your work in a new or unexpected direction. This could be due to a new technique or material, a novel idea or even just a major mistake on your part. How has this change affected your work and its future direction?

Accepting proposals until August 30, 2022

New Work is a juried group exhibition with an open call to CSP members.

Artists may submit work that promotes the practice and appreciation of fine art contemporary printmaking. All hand pulled printmaking media, with the exception of works that are solely digital or reproductions of other artworks will be considered. Radius Gallery will handle all exhibition marketing, labels, insurance, and title vinyl. Artist commission is 60% of the sale. Artists are responsible for delivery and pick-up of artwork.

Deadline for entry Friday, April 8, 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time

Due to the ongoing uncertainties with Covid19 and social distancing this exhibition will be an online only show located on the CSP website. Physical exhibition space has been secured for the 108th Annual Exhibition in 2022.


October 17: Deadline for entries on Submittable

November 1: Exhibition opens

ELIGIBILITY: Open to current Artist, Student, Lifetime, and Honorary CSP members.


Entries: CSP members may enter one work.

All printmaking media, with the exception of works that are solely digital, are acceptable. Works may combine traditional printmaking techniques with digital or other media.

Read this post for direct link to submission.

Email any questions or concerns to

This opportunity is for current CSP members only.
If you have previously received a residency, please wait three years before applying again.

Juried by host:
School of Visual Philosophy, San Jose, California

Project submissions due September 1, 2021.
Selected artist will be notified by September 10, 2021.
The residency at School of Visual Philosophy will occur October 18–31, 2021.

Read the full call for proposals at the CSP Submittable site.

This print exchange seeks to draw out imagery from artists whose work is not seen as frequently due to hegemonic forces within the art world. The eMERGE Print Exchange encourages individual artists’ interpretation in order to embrace a wide spectrum of perspectives and techniques.

The project is partially funded by a California Society of Printmakers Membership Engagement Grant.

The California Society of Printmakers is excited to continue our participation in the global art intervention, Extraction: Art at the Edge of the Abyss with a series of CSP exhibitions, events and projects taking place through 2021. Over 20,000 artists and organizations are participating internationally. Extraction: Response to the Changing World Environment is the second in our exhibition series on this theme.

Call for Entries:
Sanchez Art Center
East Wing Gallery
1220 B Linda Mar
Pacifica, California
July 16–August 15, 2021

Print Day in May and the California Society of Printmakers announce TRACES of Print Day in May, an online exhibition of prints highlighting artwork made during Print Day in May 2020–2021.

Eligibility: Prints created by participants of Print Day in May in 2020 & 2021. Prints need not have been made on Print Day in May but must be connected to (or traced) to a Print Day in May project or idea.
All print projects, which include at least one traditional technique, including installation, performance, artist’s books, video and animation are eligible for submission.

There will be three Jurors’ Choice Awards.