PaperWorkers Local



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         April by Katie Baldwin

INK ONLY - A Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Prints




The goal of Ink Only is to create awareness and educate the public about the many various methods explored in printmaking. The exhibition is open to all forms of original printmaking including traditional, digital, and experimental processes.


Established and emerging artists 18 and over currently living in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee are invited to enter.




First Prize: $300 plus Solo Show at Paperworkers Local in the following 12 months.

Second Prize: $150

Third Prize: $75




Katie Baldwin, Assistant Professor of Art, Printmaking, The University of Alabama at Huntsville.


Katie Baldwin is a printmaker and book artist who has traveled internationally as an artist in residence. She was one of seven international artists selected in 2004 to learn traditional Japanese woodblock printing (mokuhanga) from master carvers and printers at the Nagasawa Residency on Awaji Island, Japan. Under Queen Anne’s Revenge Press, Baldwin produces artist’s books and woodblock prints. She has exhibited extensively, including Geida University in Tokyo, Japan and the Print Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her work can be found in many collections including the Library of Congress in Washington DC. She has received grant funding through several organizations, including the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Independence Foundation Fellowship in the Arts. Baldwin received her MFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She served as the Victor Hammer Fellow at Wells College from 2011-2013. You can learn more about our Katie and her work at




Ink Only is sponsored by Paperworkers Local, a 501(c)(3) non-profit artists’ co-operative based around a printmaking facility in Birmingham, Alabama, in partnership with the UAB Department of Art and Art History, and with generous grant support from the Alabama Council on the Arts (


The members of PaperWorkers Local have pooled their resources to establish Birmingham’s first printmaking studio. The co-operative also exhibits the work of local artists and emerging artist from around the country, as well as offering workshops in various media. More information can be found at or visit us at 2717 Seventh Avenue South, Birmingham, Al 35233.


The exhibition will be held at the UAB Department of Art and Art History ( PROJECT SPACE, an adaptive space that cultivates and supports meaningful creative investigation, interdisciplinary collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship by providing an alternative platform for UAB Department of Art and Art History students, faculty and community to engage teaching, research, public service, and visual art practices. More Information about UAB’s Project Space can be found at:




Opening Reception and Award Presentation August 25th 2017 at 5:00 to 7:00 PM.


August 25th-September 16th, 2017 in the UAB Department of Art’s Project Space located at 900 13th Street South in the UAB Humanities Building, Room 100 (on the east side of the building, facing 13th Street South)




Entries should be submitted via





Deadline for Entry submission July 9, 2017

Notification of Acceptance August 1, 2017

Work due August 18, 2017

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