In the Spring of 2020 we will invite our first EPI Biennial Competition winner for a 5 day print residency. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with the EPI staff and Lafayette students on an edition of prints. All materials will be provided.

Application submissions will open June 1st, 2019 and are due by September 1st, 2019.  Only submissions sent between these dates will be considered. The winner will be announced November 1st, 2019. To be considered you need to be a resident of the Lehigh Valley. Please provide proof of residence (utility statement or phone bill), send 10 images of work completed in the last 5 years, a cv and a written statement where you reflect on your work and how this residency will be helpful to you.

Print editions are shared equally between EPI and the artist. EPI is not-for-profit and partially supports itself through sales. We do our best to support artists work through placing prints in museums and private collections. An exhibition of the artist’s work will be scheduled following the residency. Once in the EPI archive you also have the opportunity to participate in EPI travelling exhibitions.

Selection Committee- Pedro Barbeito (Director, EPI), Jase Clark (Master Printer, EPI), Michiko Osaya (Director of Lafayette Art Galleries and Collections Curator), Jim Toia (Director of Community-Based Teaching), Deborah Rabinsky (Cultural Coalition of Allentown: Artistic Operations Director).

Submissions & questions. Please send to: