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Surface Impressions 2024

Surface Impressions 2024


The LUX Center for the Arts, in cooperation with Constellation Studios, presents the third biennial ‘Surface Impressions,’ an ambitious international juried exhibition focusing on hand-produced relief prints from woodblock, linoleum cut, wood engraving, and mixed media relief prints. This showcase will continue our work of bringing fine art prints to the forefront, empowering Lincoln, NE to join in a world-wide conversation about creative innovations in prints. Surface Impressions intends to connect artists and audiences to the contemporary language of relief printmaking as a viable artistic engagement for the world we find ourselves faced with now and into the future.

This biennial of relief prints here in the center of America will showcase artists from around the country and abroad, all selected from an open call for entries. The works on exhibition focus on the role of the relief print as a means of cultural critique and exploration of this ancient but newly invigorated discipline as practiced and defined by today’s artists.

Seventy-three prints have been selected by visiting guest juror Valpuri Remling, Master Printmaker at the Tamarind Institute. Fifty prints will be on display at the LUX Center for the Arts, and 23 will be on display at Constellation Studios. Cash prizes for the top three winners. One print will be selected for acquisition by the Sheldon Museum of Art in Lincoln. 

Artist are welcome to attend the June 21st Opening Reception and July 12, or August 2 First Friday exhibition receptions.

To see all of the selected artists click here.
To see all of the selected prints click here. 
To shop Surface Impressions prints click here.

Dates + Details
Thursday, June 21 – Juror Award Selection
Friday, June 21 – 5-8pm Opening Reception at LUX Center for the Arts. 6-9pm Opening Reception at Constellation Studios.
Sunday, July 11-15 – Installation of Nine Nebraska Artist wheat paste murals
Sunday, August 18 – Steamroller printing demonstration at Summerfest

Exhibition Locations
Constellation Studios 
2055 O St, Lincoln, NE 68510 

LUX Center for the Arts 
2601 N 48th St, Lincoln, NE 68504

Date & Time
Friday, June 21, 2024 - 5:00pm to Saturday, August 31, 2024 - 5:00pm
Event Location
LUX Center for the Arts
2601 N 48th Street
68504 Lincoln

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