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Portland Fine Print Fair 2021 Goes Digital

January 22–February 8

Buy and browse online at westcoastprintfair.com

By Mary Weaver Chapin, Curator of Prints and Drawings

As with so many things this past year, the Portland Fine Print Fair (PFPF) is pivoting online. I am thrilled that we’re able to play a part in keeping this event going. For me, the Museum, and our thousands of visitors, the Print Fair is an educational event, acquisition opportunity, and party rolled into one. I delight in watching people buy and browse at the Fair, ask questions, and share their finds. The bustle and energy is infectious! 

Over the past eight years, the Print Fair has grown from an ad hoc gathering of exhibitors to the premier fair on the West Coast. Since we are unable to gather in person in 2021, we have partnered with PrintFairsUSA (founded by two friendly PFPF dealers) to produce an online fair featuring forty-seven exhibitors and more than 2,000 works of art on paper, from the 15th century to the 21st. The Fair runs from January 22 through February 8 and can be found at westcoastprintfair.com. There you will find your favorite dealers from the Portland Fine Print Fair, and discover new exhibitors and publishers to explore. You can search by artist, exhibitor, or theme in a range of prices, ensuring that you find a new treasure for your home. 

Sponsorship of the Portland Fine Print Fair/West Coast Print Fair benefits the activities and acquisitions of the Museum’s Department of Prints & Drawings. In recent years, these generous sponsorships have funded important purchases including work by Old Masters Albrecht Dürer and Rembrandt van Rijn to nineteenth-century lithographs by Edouard Vuillard and modern prints by Martin Lewis

I will miss seeing you in the Fields Ballroom this year but look forward to hearing about your discoveries and purchases. Send me an email to let me know what you like! 

Special thanks to our 2021 sponsors:

The Graphic Arts Council of the Portland Art Museum
Dr. Douglas and Selby Key
Daniel Bergsvik and Donald Hastler
PRINT MEDIA + Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies, Pacific Northwest College of Art
Louise and Bruce Magun
Kelly and Michael Sievers