PrintHouston is a biannual summer-long celebration of original prints, the artists who create them, and the people who collect them. The city-wide festival calendar is filled with print related exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and special events at museums, galleries, non-profit organizations, and alternative spaces.

PrintHouston 2017 Articles

Arts + Culture Magazine, May 2, 2017

Houston Press: 21 Best Things to Do in Houston


A national juried print exhibition biennial selecting innovative and challenging works that transcend process and materials and present printmaking as versatile and adaptable medium.

" It (the NEXT exhibition) shows that traditional printmaking techniques, which have been used for centuries, are still flourishing in the hands of contemporary artists and these printmakers also keep redefining the parameters of prints, challenging other media." - Dr. Dena M. Woodall, Assistant Curator of Prints & Drawings, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, NEXT 2012 juror

NEXT 2017 Opening Reception, May 20, 2017,  5pm-8pm, Nicole Longnecker Gallery, 2625 Colquitt St, Houston, TX 77098




A biennial juried exhibition of Texas print artists pushing the edge of contemporary printmaking in our state. In addition to lithography, relief, intaglio, monoprint/montype, and screen prints, we welcome animation, intsallations, ceramics, sculpture, mixed media, video, and artist' books.

"So, I speculate that when I put my nose to a print, suspend time and search endlessly each detail, each fissure, each line, each layer of ink, each nuance of paper, each compression, each start and finish, each contour, each gesture, each mechanized mark, my senses sharpen, my brain activates, and I am rewarded."

- Peter S. Briggs
The Helen DeVitt Jones Curator of Art
at the Museum of Texas Tech University
PRINTTX 2013 juror


ROCKIN’ ROLLIN’ PRINTS is our annual day-long event using a two-ton steamroller to print large woodcuts. Artists from around Texas participate. Crowds of curious spectators join in on the fun at Saint Arnold Brewery. Sponsors have included Art Supply on Main, Gamblin Ink, Canson Paper and Speedball. Audiences at our many events continue to grow, reflecting a national trend of revived interest in contemporary printmaking.

Houston Press: 21 Best Things to Do in Houston