Last Best Print Fest is an annual month-long event devoted entirely to the wonderful world of printmaking, and is a fundraiser for the ZACC’s Public Print Shop. LBPF always includes a portfolio exchange, with each artist submitting an edition of twelve prints based on a theme. Additionally, LBPF normally boasts a featured print artist, free print demos, and a LBPF Bingo game involving local businesses. This year’s Last Best Print Fest will be run a little differently, and will feature a Print-a-Thon, where folks can sponsor the ZACC Print Shop Manager, Patricia Thornton, to ‘marathon print’ throughout one whole weekend.
We LOVE Printmaking and we want to share the love with you!
2021 LAST BEST PRINT FEST DETAILS
As part of the upcoming 2021 Last Best Print Fest, the ZACC Print Shop is hosting its tenth annual portfolio exchange. All printmakers are invited to submit an edition of 12 prints based on the theme Make Me Laugh. Of the edition of twelve, ten of the prints will be redistributed to other participants in a random selection process. One print will be on display in the ZACC Main Gallery, as part of LBPF exhibition/silent auction. The last will be retained as part of a complete set for the ZACC Print Shop Archive.
ARTIST BEV BECK GLUECKERT FEATURED IN LBPF 2020
This year we're proud to honor Bev Beck Glueckert as our featured printmaker. The main banner image on this page is a piece of art that was auctioned in the 2019 Mini Show Silent Auction; it is a print by Bev, titled "Large Green Beetle".
Bev Beck Glueckert lives and works in Missoula, Montana. Her work has been widely exhibited throughout Montana and the Northwest region, as well as nationally. She has been an art instructor and workshop facilitator for adults and children for 30 years. Bev has served as adjunct faculty in drawing and printmaking at The University of Montana and The University of Great Falls. Bev is a member of the SALTMINE artists group, and she holds a BA degree from the University of Idaho and a MFA degree in printmaking from the University of Montana.
WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2021 LAST BEST PRINT FEST?
Click the appropriate link below to learn more about how you can help make this year's Last Best Print Fest the best EVER!