Martha Street Studio Relief Effort – Print Exchange

We want to see your prints, and more importantly, we want others to enjoy them too! 

Please join us for the MSS Relief Effort – Print Exchange to receive 5 new works in the mail made by your fellow printmakers. If you are interested in participating, email your name and address to: with the subject line: MSS Relief Effort – Print Exchange

Participants are asked to create an edition of at least 6 prints, paper size no larger than 5×8”, using at least one traditional printmaking technique. Martha Street Studio will take care of the distribution of the exchange so that everyone receives 5 prints by other artists. The sixth print will be kept in our print archive.

The theme is Resilience. Take that in whatever direction you’d like, or don’t! The exchange is open to any and all members of Martha Street Studio – If you are not currently a member you may purchase/renew your membership here:

The due date for print submissions is March 15th, 2021 (if your address is outside of Winnipeg your submission will be accepted late provided it is postmarked March 15th). You should receive your collection of 5 prints by the end of April, 2021. 

Please make sure that you have read and followed the guidelines posted below before submitting your print edition. If you have any queries please email: for clarification. 

MSS Members Print Exchange 2021 Guidelines

Submissions to the MSS Members Print Exchange must comply with all guidelines. Any edition that fails to meet one or more of the guidelines will be returned to the printmaker with an accompanying explanation. All prints will be packed in a standard envelope and delivered by regular mail to participants.  

Please make sure that you have read and followed the guidelines before submitting your print edition. If you have any queries please email for clarification.

Members Print Exchange Guidelines

Original Work

All work submitted must be created specifically for the MSS print exchange and you must own the intellectual property rights for all images submitted.

Theme : Resilience

This theme should be interpreted broadly to encompass anything the artist feels. The theme is not mandatory; if you aren’t feeling it, don’t use it.


You must have a current MSS Membership to participate. You may purchase or renew before submitting at
Please direct any membership inquiries to

Paper Size

Your paper must be no larger than 5×8”. Measure twice, tear once. Prints must be able to fit in a standard-mail 9.6 x 5.625” envelope.

Edition Size

A minimum of Six (6) prints, one of which will be retained by MSS for our Print Archive. Editions may be larger, please send the first 6 in the edition for the exchange.

Print Medium

All submissions must be created using an editionable* print technique only. Each print must contain at least one traditional print technique. All work must be 2 dimensional only. Please ensure that your prints are made using high quality printmaking materials, acid-free paper, and archival inks*

Signing and Editioning

All prints must be signed, editioned, and dated. This may be on the front or back of the print. 

Paper Selection

All prints must be printed on high quality* paper acid free paper appropriate to the print medium. 

Print Presentation

Each print must be fully dry and individually protected by glassine paper if heavily inked or prone to scuffing/transfer.

Submission Deadline

March 15th, 2021 by 4 pm – SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITH NOTICE for mailed submissions, a post-mark of March 15th will be accepted

Submission Form

Please complete the submission form at the end of the guidelines and include it with your finished edition.

*While we are printing at home and under some experimental printing circumstances, our definition of an “edition” will remain approximate rather than precise. As well our definition of “high quality” and “Archival inks+” will remain flexible. Do your best!

How To Submit Your Edition:

Please ensure you have clearly labelled your prints with your name and title

In person submissions

To submit your prints in person please contact staff at MSS to arrange a curb-side exchange Tuesday to Friday, 11-4pm

Mail-in submissions
All submissions mailed from outside of Winnipeg must be postmarked no later than March 15th, 2021. Please post all submissions to:

Martha Street Studio
11 Martha Street, Winnipeg, MB
R3B 1A2

Martha Street Studio Relief Effort – Print Exchange
Submission Form


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January 28, 2021