Washington Printmakers Gallery

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Washington Printmakers Gallery
Location1641 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20007
TypeArtist cooperative
Nearest parkingStreet parking

The Washington Printmakers Gallery is an artist cooperative focused on printmaking located in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.


The idea for the Washington Printmakers Gallery originated with the Washington Women's Art Center and a desire to establish a gallery featuring Washington-area artists who focused on printmaking techniques. Originally located at 1832 Jefferson Place NW, the gallery's first show was in May 1985.[1][2]

The gallery features prints created using traditional printmaking techniques such as lithography, woodcut, monotyping, linocut, and screen printing. In recent years the gallery has also included digital and photographic works.

The Washington Printmakers Gallery has moved physical locations multiple times. After two years on Jefferson Place, the gallery moved to 2106 1/2 R Street NW. In 1999 the gallery moved to a larger, above-ground space located at 1732 Connecticut Avenue, NW.[3] In 2010, the gallery moved to the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, and co-located with the art center until moving to the current location in 2014.

National Small Works Exhibition[edit]

The National Small Works Exhibition, held annually since 1997, is a juried competition featuring works no larger than 100 square inches. Submissions are not limited to artists in the Washington area and the show attracts national talent.[4] Past jurors include curators from the National Gallery of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Phillips Collection, and the Library of Congress.[5]


  1. ^ "Datebook The Textile Museum Celebrates Its 60th Year". The Washington Post. 1985-05-02. p. WH36.
  2. ^ "Washington Printmakers Gallery 33 Years: Honoring Our Founders Group Exhibition". East City Art. 2018-09-25. Retrieved 2019-11-24.
  3. ^ Michael O'Sullivan (1999-02-12). "No More Subterranean Blues". The Washington Post. p. 69.
  4. ^ "Manhattan Exhibition to Feature Penn College Professor's Art". Targeted News Service; Washington, D.C. 2018-10-02.
  5. ^ "National Small Works Exhibition". Washington Printmakers Gallery. Archived from the original on 2011-05-13. Retrieved 2019-11-24.