2016 Pacific States Biennial North American Printmaking Symposium

Registration for PSBN Symposium Presenters

The 2016 Pacific States Biennial North American (PSBN) printmaking symposium is free for artists and the community to attend. We ask that presenters please register here so we can better promote our upcoming symposium events!

About the Symposium

The Pacific States Biennial North American (PSBN) printmaking symposium will celebrate over thirty years of PSBN exhibitions through a program of community accessible, printmaking-based events, workshops, demos, and exhibitions throughout the Big Island of Hawaii. Past award winning artists Michael Barnes, Michelle Martin, Matt Egan, and Marilee Salvator will contribute to a rich program of activities celebrating printmaking on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi. This year’s PSBN juror, Lloyd Menard will be also in residence through the symposium and will be printing an original print for inclusion in the Art Department’s second volume of its Artist Print Edition Project. Additional artists will be invited to participate in exhibitions and an international portfolio exchange. A full lineup of symposium participants can be found here.

Support for the PSBN Symposium is provided by the Hawaii Community Foundation Laila Twigg-Smith Art Fund, Howard and Yoneko Droste Bequest, East Hawaii Cultural Center, Donkey Mill Art Center, and the UH Hilo Campus Center Student Activities Board.


Symposium dates are October 18 – 29, 2016. Events are free and open to the public. Email inquiries to Jon Goebel: goebelj(at)hawaii.edu.

Accommodations in Hilo

Ride Share Program: https://hilo.hawaii.edu/campuscenter/taxi_bus.php

Most rental cars can be picked up at Hilo Airport.

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