What is a Fine Art Print?
The Print Club of Albany defines a fine art print as an original piece of art printed by the artist or under his immediate supervision from a plate they have made. These prints are original works of art and are not to be confused with print copies made by offset printing with photolithography methods, which are commonly sold in print and frame shops as fine art.
Joining has the following benefits for members:
- Each year the club contracts with a nationally known print artist to create a print solely for our members. The Print Club of Albany has issued a print for our members every year since 1933! Members receive the print as a gift for being a member. The commissioned prints are called “Presentation Prints.” This is an unusual name and only applies to the commissioned prints by print clubs.
- The club maintains available past presentation prints for sale to members only who want to add to their collection.
- The Print Club of Albany has established a permanent collection of prints. Over 20,000 prints now reside in our collection, representing all types of printmaking. These are on display at the Museum of Prints and Printmaking.
- In addition to prints, the club maintains collections of books, papers and notes of artists who are represented in the club collection and who have generously contributed them to our archives.
To Join Online
Member receives the current year’s Presentation Print. Local pickup only.
Full Membership (2 years):
Member receives the current year’s Presentation Print for 2 consecutive years. Local pickup only.
Full Membership + Presentation Print mailing:
Member receives the current year’s Presentation Print via mail.
Full Membership + Presentation Print mailing (2 years):
Member receives the current year’s Presentation Print for 2 consecutive years via mail.
To Join By Mail
Please download the Membership Application here, or print this page from your browser, fill it out and mail it to the Print Club of Albany along with your check for the appropriate amount.
The Print Club of Albany
150 Barrett Street
Schenectady, NY 12305 USA
PRINT CLUB OF ALBANY
2023 Dues Notice
This year’s Presentation Print is a very fine lithograph by the distinguished printmaker and artist, Nick Patten. The print is available via shipping or local pickup.
The dues this year are $95.00, with an additional $25.00 for shipping, making a total of $120.00. Members who want to pick up the print can send in $95 and we will arrange a time for pickup.
Please Indicate your Selection:
_____ $120.00, One Presentation Print & Annual Membership with Shipping
_____ $95.00 One Presentation Print & Annual Print with local pickup
_____ An additional donation to support the Museum of Prints and Printmaking. Please ensure additional donations are a on a separate check from membership dues and are made out to the Museum of Prints and Printmaking.
Please make membership dues payable to The Print Club of Albany. Please send this form with your membership dues to: The Print Club of Albany, 150 Barrett St., Schenectady NY 12305.
The information below will be used for shipping & correspondence regarding your print, our semi-annual email newsletter, and to share information on Print Club membership & events!
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_____ Are you interested in volunteering? We are always in need of volunteers with a variety of backgrounds to support our continued operations, so please check the box if you are interested. Thank you!