Cascade Print Exchange V, an exhibit of prints from artists around the world, opens May 2 in Fairbanks Gallery. A reception for the artists will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 3 in Fairbanks Gallery.
The Cascade Print Exchange, now in its fifth year, offers an opportunity for artists, including student artists, to interchange ideas and art with other artists throughout the global community. This year’s exhibit features 143 artists with works submitted from twenty-two states and six countries. Because of their multiplicity, prints are often traded from artist to artist. The exchange fosters a communication of ideas as well as a chance to form a connection with artists who have never met before.
Each artist submitted their work in editions of fifteen identical prints. The prints were created in the areas of intaglio, lithography, relief, serigraph or any combination of those media. In exchange, each artist will receive a portfolio of thirteen randomly selected prints for their own collection, a catalogue with images of all submitted prints, and their work is included on the Exchange website.
Cascade Print Exchange V is organized by the Department of Art at Oregon State University under the direction of printmaker and faculty member Yuji Hiratsuka. His students are involved in the organization of the exchange, and many participate as artists as well. This exhibit is made possible by the generous support of Joyce Dickerson.
There will be a reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3. The gallery and reception are free and open to the public. Fairbanks Gallery is open Monday–Thursday, 8am-5pm, and Fridays from 8am-Noon. The exhibit concludes on May 24.