Coming Soon: eMERGE Print Exchange and Exhibition

MERGE  verb

to blend gradually into something else so as to become indistinguishable from it

to combine or cause to combine to form a single entity

from Latin mergere ‘to dip, plunge’


EMERGE  verb

to move out of or away from something and come into view

to become manifest: become known

to rise from an obscure or inferior position or condition

to come into being through evolution

to recover from or survive a difficult or demanding situation


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.

Participating Artists:

Kelly Autumn - Erica Barajas - Amy Burek - Israel Campos - Brett Day - Sebastian Laszczyk - Amy Maestas - Ellen Markoff - the Mayor - Vera McBride - Olga Perron - Allison Walker - Laura Wellington



Completed prints due                       October 1, 2021

Portfolios shipped to participants       November 2021

eMERGE Exhibition                            TBD 2022



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