NAHP 8th Collegiate Paper Art Triennial

ON VIEW: January 17 - February 19, 2023

Exhibition Header for 8th Collegiate Paper Art Triennial. Pictured: works by Erica Honson, Chad Hayward

The Collegiate Paper Art Triennial is a competitive exhibition that features a variety of contemporary art forms made with handmade paper, such as sculpture, printmaking, painting, pulp paintings, artist's books, and installations. The Triennial was co-founded in 1999 by Lynn Sures of the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, DC, and Cindy Bowden of the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking in Atlanta, GA. It highlights artwork created with handmade paper by undergraduate and graduate students from across North America and aims to provide students with an opportunity to express their creativity, expand their networks, and advance their careers. View previous exhibitions here.

The 8th Collegiate Paper Art Triennial, taking place between 2022-2024, was juried by prominent paper artists and writers: including Mina Takahashi, Editor of Hand Papermaking Magazine; Karen Kunc, Professor Emeritus, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; and Erin Zona, Artistic Director, Women's Studio Workshop. It features 40 works by 36 students from 12 schools selected from a total of 138 submissions from 83 students at 17 schools.

North American Hand Papermakers is an institutional affiliate of the Collegiate Paper Art Triennial. It is a non-profit t organization that brings together people interested in hand papermaking to encourage sharing of practical, historical, and artistic knowledge about the craft. Founded in 1981 as Friends of the Dard Hunter Paper Museum to preserve the books, papers, and artifacts collected by Hunter, the organization has grown to support further scholarship and encourage creative exploration by members of the papermaking community through its publications, exhibitions and annual meetings.

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This exhibition will be held in the Second Floor Hallway Galleries of the Evanston Art Center (EAC). Masks are optional but strongly recommended for students, visitors and staff.

Gallery Hours

Monday–Thursday: 9am–6pm

Friday: 9am–5pm

Saturday–Sunday: 9am–4pm


Artwork sale proceeds benefit both the artist and the Evanston Art Center. If you are interested in purchasing artwork on display, please contact Audrey Avril, Manager of Exhibitions, at [email protected] or (847) 475-5300 x 107. Please note, works on display in this exhibition will not be available until the close of the exhibition’s full travel schedule.

This project is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and EAC's general membership.