New Impressions 2017

The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum is dedicated to the preservation, study, production and printing of wood type. New Impressions is an international, juried exhibition to showcase exploration and creativity with letterpress printing techniques. From this age-old tradition, we strive to challenge and inspire artists to continue the love of printing. The exhibition is on display at the museum from April 15-June 30, 2017.

This is the third year of the New Impressions juried exhibition. We have work on display from 34 different letterpress artists from 9 countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Spain, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Australia, and Italy. Following the presentation at Hamilton, the show travels to School of Visual Concepts in Seattle, Washington. It will be on display from September 1 - October 30, 2017. It will be display during their 16th Annual Wayzgoose on September 16. We are honored to work with our friends there in sharing this international exhibition.

Congratulations to the printers that won the awards in the New Impressions 2017 exhibition! Laura Bentley, Pinwheel Press, received the Aetna Award for her piece "Truth and Lies.” Leslie Nichols won the Directors Cut award for the piece "Any Name You Please.” Brad Vetter and Erin Beckloff received the People's Choice Award for the piece "Pressing On: The Letterpress Film.”

2017 Calendar

  • April 15 - Exhibition opens
  • June 17 - Exhibition reception and awards, 5-7pm
 (and Open House from 1 - 5 pm)
  • June 30
 - Exhibition closes at Hamilton
  • September 1-October 31- Exhibition on display at School of Visual Concepts in Seattle, Washington

Check out the New Impressions Digital Catalog to see all the stunning work and find out more about the process of each artist.

You can view and download the pdf by clicking here. Make sure to purchase one of the event posters before they are gone!

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