Imprint 2022


The theme for Imprint 2022 is Visions of Home. What does that mean? 

In short, Visions of Home can be interpreted as broadly as you like! What does home mean to you? Maybe your home is the staging ground for all the wonderful things you create. Maybe it’s your self-portrait. Maybe home is an artistic and architectural marvel, all to itself. All of these (and more) are true of Esherick. What about you? 

How many entries can I submit?

Teachers may only submit one entry for each student. Schools may submit up to fifteen total entries. Each entry must be submitted individually using the Jotform Entry Form.

What work can be submitted?

Please see the list of entry guidelines.

How should work be photographed and submitted?

Photographs should be JPEG or TIFF files, at 300 dpi. Only the work should be visible in the photo. For an example of our virtual exhibit, see the Imprint 2021 Exhibition page. Use this entry form to submit entries.

How can I incorporate this into my curriculum? What other resources for this might be available?

Email to ask about scheduling a virtual program with one of our staff members to explore Esherick’s prints with your class. We can work with you to customize this program to meet the needs of your students and classroom. 

Participation in Imprint alone is compatible with PA Education Standards 9.1.12.A, E, H and J. Lesson plans that incorporate Esherick’s work into various curricula, including printmaking, are available on our website here.

Who is eligible to enter?

All high school art students (whether public, private, charter or home school) from Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties are welcome to participate.  Please note that submissions must be made by teachers.

When is the deadline for entry?

February 14, 2022.

When will the show open? Will there be an opening reception?

The show will open on Sunday, March 13, 2022. Finalists’ teachers will be notified by March 1, 2022, via email. We will be celebrating our young artists with another virtual reception! More details to come.

What prizes are available?

Cash prizes are awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winning students and their respective school art departments. First place is $200, second place is $150 and third place is  $100. First place winners will also receive a free field trip to the Wharton Esherick Museum for the entire class, once we are once again able to safely welcome large groups to the Museum. A Viewer’s Choice Award will be given to the print that receives the most “likes” on our Facebook page. Voting for the Viewer’s Choice Award typically begins the week following the deadline for submission and ends the week before the opening reception.