Submissions are invited for PRINTFEST 2013, the UK’s artist led printmaking festival.

printfestpreview-2012PRINTFEST is a unique festival of printmaking which takes place in Ulverston, Cumbria.  Our aim is to provide artists with a low-cost opportunity to exhibit their work in this beautiful part of the country and sell at affordable prices to the public.

Over the 2012 Printfest weekend, our visitor numbers of 1,500 equalled our record and for the fourth successive year, we saw increased sales of £45,000.

In 2013, work will also be exhibited throughout the town through the Printfest Trail and there are further exhibition opportunities through our partnership with the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal.

More information about Printfest can be found on our website at

Comments from artists who exhibited in 2012 included:

“Everything about Printfest is wonderful.  It showcases the excellent best of printmaking.  I always leave filled with ideas and inspiration.  The event is the best of the shows that I exhibit at.  I wish there were more like this.”

“Intimate venue, friendly atmosphere, chance to chat to public and fellow printmakers.”

PRINTFEST 2013 will take place at the Coronation Hall, Ulverston on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May, with the Private View on the evening of Friday 3 May.

Exhibiting fee: £210 for 3.5m hanging space. Artists must man their own space or share manning.  We welcome artist printmakers of all disciplines.

If you would like to exhibit at PRINTFEST, please complete and return our application form which can be found at  The closing date for applications is Monday 7 January 2013.


Janice Benson
07812 172193.

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