Turku Printmakers Association
is a regional artist organization the aim of which is to promote graphic art and to bring printmaking to public attention. There are more than 100 members in the association. Turku Printmakers is a member of The Union of Finnish Art Associations which is the umbrella organisation for art associations in Finland.
Turku Printmakers have a gallery of their own called Joella which is situated by the river Aura. Every year about 16 exhibitions representing various fields of visual arts take place in the gallery. In the gallery there is also a sale collection representing the works of the members.
The association offers its members a possibility to work in a common studio and it also organizes group exhibitions, courses and visits to exhibitions.
How to become a member
Turku Printmakers Association accepts member applications year-round without a set application period. A person who is a professional visual artist and who works with printmaking and drawing methods can apply the membership. The application should include a short presentation which also elucidates why an applicant wishes to join the association, a curriculum vitae, and 5–10 original artworks or good quality images of artworks. The association accepts only a paper application which should be sent or brought to Gallery Joella.
The membership fee of Turku Printmakers is 30 euros per year (2019). The membership benefits are:
- monthly member letters which includes the information about grants, exhibitions and other artist related topics
- a possibility to participate in group exhibitions of the association
- a chance to bring artworks for sale in the sale collection of Turku Printmakers or Turun taidelainaamo
- a possibility to work in a common studio with a discounted price
- a membership card which allows free or discounted entry in many art museums
Please ask further information about the membership benefits and else via email ttg(at)turun-taidegraafikot.fi.
Join the supporting members of Turku Printmakers
Any private person or organization interested in graphic art can become a supporting member of Turku Printmakers. The maximum amount of the supporting members is 99. For the fee (95 euros in 2019) the supporting members get a graphic print every year. In addition to this the supporting members will get invitations to the openings of the exhibitions in Gallery Joella and other happenings of the association.