A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico
February 9, 2006 Volume 36 / Number 5


Turner Print Competition and Exhibition Is Open

The Sixth Janet Turner National Print Competition and Exhibition opened Feb. 2, 2006, and continues through February 28 at three locations: the Janet Turner Print Museum, the University Art Gallery, and the 1078 Gallery on Fifth Street. The exhibition features prints from around the country selected from more than 600 entries.

“Chico State celebrates the art of the print and anticipates, with this biennial exhibition, the printmaking landscape of the 21st century,” said Paul Zingg, president of CSU, Chico. “The Janet Turner Print Competition celebrates an art form as much as the artists who create the images and the printers who enable works of great significance to reach a broader audience.”

When Chico began this exhibition, it was one of the few competitions of its kind in the country. This year, Janet Turner Print Museum Curator Catherine Sullivan reports there are at least five other similar competitions throughout the country.

“Ours has the advantage that the purchase awards become part of a recognized and specialized print collection,” she reported. “We have been very impressed with the caliber of artists who have submitted work.” Purchase-prize prints, announced at a special reception February 9 at 4:30 pm in the University Art Gallery, become a permanent part of the Turner Print Collection.