Entry Deadline: August 18, 2024

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About the Exhibition

The Pacific States Biennial North American printmaking exhibition is open to all artists 18 years or older presently residing anywhere on the North American continent, its islands, and outlying US territories. This premier Hawaiʻi biennial exhibition is hosted in conjunction with the Campus Center Gallery with support from the Student Activities Council. The PSBN will provide a color exhibition catalog for participating artists and online at: hilo.hawaii.edu/depts/art/gallery


Laura Crehuet Berman is a native of Barcelona, Spain, where her love for pattern, design and bold colors originated. She has exhibited in over 150 exhibitions at galleries and museums internationally and her prints are widely collected.

Laura creates images inspired by the natural world that layer time, space, form and color together. She is equally mesmerized by the miniscule and the monumental; supernovas exploding into far away galaxies and ancient oddly-shaped pebbles that have never been touched before. Her work reflects the connections between expanses, details within space, and how even the smallest action can create a cascade of events and phenomena. Laura is currently a Professor at the Kansas City Art Institute, where she has taught printmaking and book arts since 2002. She received her BFA from Alfred University and her MFA from Tulane University. With her family, Laura runs Prairieside Cottage and Outpost, a family-friendly artist retreat in the Flint Hills of Kansas. More at: lauracrehuetberman.com


First place: Artist residency at the University of Hawaii at Hilo to cover travel, lodging, per diem, and honorarium. Additional purchase awards will be selected from the exhibition.


Open to all artists 18 years or older presently residing anywhere on the North American continent, its islands, and outlying US territories. Entries from Mexico and Canada are welcome.


Date Event
August 18, 2024 CaFÉ entries due
September 3, 2024 email notification
September 18, 2024 accepted work due
November 1, 2024 exhibition opens
December 30, 2024 exhibition closes


Original work in all printmaking media and digital/traditional hybrid prints are eligible. No photography or digital reproductions of original works will be accepted. Works must be completed within the last 2 years. UH Hilo will mat and frame the works selected for the exhibition. The paper size dimension for submitted work must not exceed 30” x 40” or it cannot be framed/exhibited. Please measure/trim your selected work exactly to ensure that it does not exceed these maximum dimensions. Selection will be based on juror review of jpeg image(s) that have been prepared and submitted following CaFÉ entry media specifications. No original work should be sent until requested. Work submitted following juror selection must correspond to the CaFÉ entry for the PSBN. Work that does not correspond to the accepted online entry will not be included in the exhibition.

Accepted work must be sent without mat or frame in a sturdy, reusable mailing tube or flat package and sent to arrive by the accepted work deadline. All work in the exhibition must be available for the duration of the exhibition. Artists selected for the show implicitly agree to the rules and specifications of the PSBN. Artists will be responsible for the return of their artworks. Artists must include a return shipping label with their shipped artworks. All participating artists will receive one color catalog of the exhibition at no cost. Please allow 6-8 weeks for the return of the work. The University of Hawaii at Hilo reserves the right to use digital images submitted for the catalog and for publicity purposes. Juror selected PSBN works will be exhibited at the UH Hilo Campus Center Gallery. Sales will include a 20% commission.

Entry Fee

$35.00 (USD) per artist. The fee is non-refundable and entitles the artist to submit up to 2 works completed within the past 2 years. Up to 5 entries may be submitted for $5 per additional entry. Credit card payment is accepted with CaFÉ online, or via check or money order may be made payable to: UHH PAC STATES. All forms of PSBN entry fee payment must be received by the CaFÉ entry deadline.


All artists are encouraged to ship prints rolled in a tube. International shipments should be marked clearly on the outside: “Printed Matter, No Commercial Value.” All accepted work must be sent without matting or frame, in a sturdy reusable mailing tube or flat package, and arrive by the accepted work deadline.


2024 PSBN
Professor Jonathon Goebel, Art Dept.
University of Hawai’i at Hilo
200 West Kawili Street
Hilo, HI 96720-4091
Direct emails to: goebelj@hawaii.edu

Work Return

Artists will be responsible for providing a return label for their artwork through UPS, FedEx, or USPS. Please allow 6-8 weeks for the return of the work. Return labels may be included in the artwork shipment or emailed as a PDF to goebelj@hawaii.edu, subject line: 2024 PSBN Return.


A catalog of the exhibition will be sent to all participating artists. The University of Hawaiʻi reserves the right to use digital images submitted with registration for the catalog or for publicity purposes.


Every precaution and care will be exercised in the handling and the exhibition of the work. However, the Art Department and the University of Hawai’i at Hilo are not liable in the event of accidental damage or loss of work.

Entry Procedure

PSBN will use the CaFE system of the Western States Art Federation to receive and process all entries. CaFE registration is free. Artists may submit up to five (5) digital images of original prints completed within the past two years.

New to CaFE? Visit CallForEntry.org for registration information