Call for Participation.

Transposing Attitudes:  9th oct (evening) to 11 th Oct.  2019.

Registration Link: RMPA Symposium 5. Registration
Initial registration deadline is 11 August. Professional Price is $70.00 and Student price is $30.00.

For Proposal info please scroll down.

Contemporary printmaking crosses many boundaries as it seeks to transform and realise a multitude of ideas. This symposium seeks to create a dialogue on the transformative nature of contemporary approaches to printmaking; through the exploration of new techniques, innovative directions and concepts, or the creation of new avenues of dissemination.

We invite proposals for panels, portfolios, demonstrations, and other projects that encompass contemporary printmaking practices, book arts, 3-dimensional works on paper and related fields. 

Students and professionals are encouraged to submit proposals. RMPA promotes the inclusion of students and early career artists in its symposium programing.


Keynote Speakers:

Shaye Remba, Workshop Director, Mixografia Workshop.

Sheya Remba is the Director of the Mixografia Workshop in Los Angeles, CA.  Mixografia is somewhat unique in that it has developed techniques for creating 3 dimensional prints out of cast paper processes. As the Mixografia® printing technique has developed and evolved, it has been able to produce increasingly complex works of art that have come to redefine the category of “print.” The versatility of the Mixografia® prints allows artists greater conceptual possibilities, greater creative freedom and possibility.  Because of the quality and adaptability of the processes, the artist’s ideas are not constrained in the way they would be while working with a strictly two-dimensional medium.  Artists have the potential to think in an entirely innovative way with the option to render materials on a print on paper. Mixografia has produced over 600 unique editions by 89 artists and has exhibited pieces at institutions around the world including Staadliche Kunsthalle, Berlin; Instituto de Arte Contemporáneo, Lima; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City; Georgia Museum of Art, Athens and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Amy Irvine.
“Amy Irvine is a sixth-generation Utahan and long-time public lands activist. Her work has been published in Orion, Pacific Standard, High Desert Journal, Climbing, Triquarterly, and other publications. Her memoir, Trespass: Living at the Edge of the Promised Land, received the Orion Book Award, the Ellen Meloy Desert Writers Award, and Colorado Book Award. Her essay “Spectral Light,” was a finalist for the Pen Award in Journalism, and her recent essay, “Conflagrations: Motherhood, Madness and a Planet on Fire,” appeared among the 2017 Best American Essays list of Notables. Irvine teaches in the Mountainview Low-Residency MFA Program of Southern New Hampshire University, in the White Mountains of New England. She lives and writes off the grid in southwest Colorado, just spitting distance from her Utah homeland.”

Symposium Info

Print related Exhibitions will be held in several Salt Lake City Galleries.
These include: Art Access Gallery, God Hates Robots, Downtown Artists Collective, Gallery at Library Square (Salt Lake City Main Library), the George S. & Dolores Doré Eccles Art Gallery, Salt Lake Community College (a juried student print exhibit) and Saltgrass Printmakers. There will be shuttles for a thursday evening Gallery Stroll.

The Gittins Gallery, in the Art and Art History Dept, will also be hosting PaperWest, the 2nd National Juried Works on Paper Exhibition.

We will also be hold an Open Portfolio event, Panels, Exchange Portfolios, Demos and other activities.

Although the Symposium finishes on the evening of the 11th, on saturday 12th October, the main City Library will be hosting AltPress, and Andrew Rice will be organising Steamroller Printing.

Deadline for proposals: May 10, 2019.

More information on the Printmaking area at the University of Utah can be found at:

Info on the Book Arts Program at the University of Utah at:

For all proposals please include a one-page resume, a brief synopsis (for inclusion on the website) and a more detailed paragraph of the proposed activity.

For Panel proposals please also include a one-page resume for each participant.  We would like to keep panels to a max of three people to allow time for presentations and questions.

For Portfolio proposals please also include the size of the prints and number of prints in the edition. The names of participants in the portfolio are not required at this time, although you may include names if they are known. Please note that the portfolio will need to be sent a week before the symposium. The set should not be framed but may be matted or loose. We do not require a set for a collection though we do suggest making an “exhibition” set. The set will be returned at our expense.

For other Exhibitions/Projects please include images, or links if appropriate. We want to accommodate different projects but this is dependant on space. If you have questions please email us.

For Demonstration proposals please see the Printmaking Area webpage for views of the Printshop and equipment list ( 

If you need further information before submitting a proposal, please contact us at the email below.

Please send proposals by email to:

In the subject line of the email please put “rmpa proposal” 


RMPA logo designed by Kristina Torkelson and Melissa Hendricks. Transposing Attitudes Image designed by Ed Bateman.