Janet Turner Print Museum

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

Documenting Dreams: Juana Estrada Hernández and Humberto Saenz

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Humberto Saenz, Amago de Color (Color Threat), 2008. Lithograph

January 24 - April 1, 2023

For Juana Estrada Hernández and Humberto Saenz, the personal is always political. Weaving their life experiences as Mexican-American immigrants into their work, both artists offer a powerful reflection on the current border crisis.

Their prints unveil the lure, promise, and ultimately harsh reality of the American dream. In series such as El Oficiò (The Trade), Saenz combines Pre-Columbian Codex imagery with the contemporary working conditions of many migrants. In Nuestra Historia (Our Story), Estrada Hernández narrates her family’s journey from Mexico to the United States. Together, their work explores notions of home, exposes the fine line between assimilation and erasure, and speaks to the necessity of cultural pride.

The Turner is proud to present this exhibition at Chico State, a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), and invites students, faculty, and the community to engage with the vital themes on display in the work of these two exciting new voices.

Artist Talk & Opening Reception

February 15, 2023 at 5:30pm (PAC 134)

Join us for a conversation between the artists and Turner Curator Dr. Rachel Skokowski, followed by an opening reception at the Turner.


Juana Estrada Hernández, Comida de mi Madre (My Mother's Food), 2020. Lithograph, screenprint.

27th Juried Student Print Exhibition and 20th Ink & Clay

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April 18 - May 13, 2023 

Student Awards Ceremony | April 21, 5:30pm (Performing Arts Center, Room 134)

Reception to follow at the Turner

The Turner is proud to host the 27th Juried Student Print Exhibition and 20th Ink & Clay Exhibition. Join us to celebrate the culmination of student work in printmaking and ceramics as we toast to the 2022-23 academic year at the Turner. 

2023 Printmaking Juror

Macy Chadwick

Juror Talk | Wednesday, April 5 at 5:00pm (Ayres Hall, Room 201)

Macy Chadwick is a book artist, letterpress printer, and Director of In Cahoots Residency. She received an MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and assisted book artist Julie Chen at Flying Fish Press in Berkeley for three years. After fifteen years of teaching at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco Art Institute, and San Francisco Center for the Book, Macy moved to Petaluma, California, where she is the founder and director of In Cahoots Residency(opens in new window). The residency provides housing and studio space to both emerging and professional artists with a focus on artists books, letterpress, printmaking, writing, and collaboration. Macy continues to create books and limited edition prints in her letterpress studio and her work is in prominent collections in the U.S. and abroad, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, Yale University Special Collections, and the Jack Ginsberg Collection in South Africa. Her work can be seen on macychadwick.com(opens in new window), and on Instagram @in_cahoots_press and @incahootsresidency

Macy Chadwich "Meanwhile"

Macy Chadwick, Meanwhile, 2017.