Happy new year from the PCA!

I hope you all had a great start to the new year and are already having a happy and productive 2013.

In at PCA central we've got a heap of things planned for the year including a member survey that we're developing now and planning to release in the next week or two. The Familiar Unfamiliar touring exhibition is going up to Swan Hill next week and will be opening at the Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery on 24 January. We're finalising strategic planning for the next 3 years, which will include planning our 50th anniversary celebrations for 2016 - that sounds like a long way off but the way the years fly past it's just around the corner! We're also well underway with the next edition of Imprint, and planning the 2013 Print Commission.

A reminder that the deadline for sending content in for the Autumn edition of Imprint is Friday 18 January and the deadline for booking advertising is Friday 25 January.

... and if you miss the advertising deadline for Imprint you can always advertise through our monthly e-newsletter. Just email us for details.

Next up, a look at last month's featured prints ...

Summer IMPRINT out soon

The December issue of IMPRINT will be arriving in your letterboxes soon, so keep an eye out for it - and let us know if yours doesn't arrive within the next couple of weeks.

This issue has a Western Australian theme, and includes some great articles and profiles on WA print artists, plus reviews of the Fremantle Print Awards and Silk Cut Awards for Linocut Prints. In the technical pages you'll find information on the types of papers to use for various print techniques and how to develop digital tusche washes for photoplate lithography ... and a heap of other print related news.

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So, if you're not a member and don't currently receive IMPRINT, sign up now and we'll send you the December issue hot off the press! You can download a PCA membership form here on the website.

Prints we've featured in November

A few more great prints from members in November. We're happy to promote your work across our social media, the website and e-newsletters.

If you're a member, email your favourite print as JPEG to generalmanager@printcouncil.org.au

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the gag 2012 monotype on Stonehenge paper by Sarah Harvey

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Body Form 2012 woodblock 4 colour print on BKF Reeves, 56x60cms, by Suzanne Shelley.
This print was preselected for entry into the 2012 50th Festival of Fisher’s Ghost Art Award.

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Road Trip 2012, silkscreen by Frank Gohier

Print Commission packing day

The 2012 Print Commission packing day went really well ... many thanks to the volunteers who gave up a good part of their Saturday to help us out! All prints have now been sent out to subscribers - we hope you love them and they give you years of enjoyment.

If you're an emerging or established artist working in print media, now is the time to apply for the 2013 Print Commissioning. If you're not sure how the process works, there's information here on the website and you can download the application form from the Print Commission page. Applications close on Friday 8 February 2013.

Featured prints - October 2012

We've had some more great work sent in by members during October, and here are a few of them. They're up on our Facebook page too ... if you'd like to promote the work you're doing let us know and we'll share it with the world!
If you're a member, email your favourite print as JPEG to generalmanager@printcouncil.org.au

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The last leaves of autumn 2012 - etching by David Frazer

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Gumnuts at night - two plate solar print, intaglio, relief and monoprint by Annick Ansselin

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The Bright Bells are Ringing - collagraph, drypoint, watercolour pencil on Saunders Waterford HP 300gsm, by Rachael Lee
Size: 29.6cm x 29.4cm
Year: 2012
This print was preselected for entry into the 2012 Moreton Bay Region Art Awards.

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Earthgoldfire - reduction linoprint by Ying Huang

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The December 2014 edition of IMPRINT has been sent out to all our members so you should have received yours by now. Please let us know if for some reason it hasn't turned up, as it may be that your membership has expired and is due for renewal. This is Kate's first 'solo' edition since she took over as Acting IMPRINT Editor following Sue Forster's departure earlier in the year ... and we hope you enjoy reading it as much as we did. It's got a great range of articles and reviews, and I particularly enjoyed Kate's article on Pia ... [read more]
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