California Society of Printmakers

A Non-Profit Arts Organization Established 1913

P.O. Box 99499
Emeryville, CA 94662

Upcoming Exhibtions

The California Society of Printmakers (CSP) was formed in 1968 by a merger of the California Society of Etchers, founded in 1913, and the Bay Printmakers Society, founded in 1955. This makes the CSP one of the oldest printmaking societies functioning in the United States today.

The current membership is composed of printmakers as well as art historians, supporters of the arts, art institutions and collectors; all committed to the print medium. The CSP is dedicated to enlarging understanding of contemporary printmaking among artists and the public, locally and nationally. To strengthen our ability to accomplish these purposes, CSP membership is open to printmakers of demonstrated ability.

Our educational activities and our outreach to diverse cultural groups is exemplified by our education program. CSP members offer free programs in schools and universities to advance awareness of the purposes and techniques of printmaking. CSP Brown Bag programs offer its members a unique chance to expand their printmakingknowledge..

The CSP has organized exchange shows between California printmakers and artists nationally and internationally, in such countries as Japan, England, and Denmark. The CSP carries on programs to catalog its shows, and to preserve historical documentation of early California printmakers. The Society presents an annual exhibition open to all members' work.

Artists' membership are available to active printmakers by submission of a portfolio of recent work to the Society for review. Benefits include the Annual Membership Show, eligibility to compete for participation in other shows, membership events,.a chance to make friends with other printmakers, and inclusion in the slide registry. Annual dues are $40.00.

Associate Membership is open to anyone interested in printmaking and wishing to support the goals of the CSP. Benefits include invitations to educational activities and to openings of Society exhibitions. Annual dues are $40.00.

Patron membership is open to those with a special appreciation of printmaking who wish to make an extra contribution toward the goals of the Society. Benefits are the same as for Associates. Annual dues are $100.00 minimum.

For a membership application, send an S.A.S.E. to Frankie Gilmour, C.S.P., 2223 Pinehurst Way, El Cerrito, CA 94530.


Recent and Upcoming Exhibitions


California Society of Printmakers
Annual Exhibit 2000

September 25 - November 9, 2000


College of Marin - Kentfield Campus
Fine Arts Building
Kentfield, CA 94904
(415) 485-9494

Gallery hours Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm


updated October 1, 2000
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