The Morgan Art of Papermaking 12th Annual Juried Exhibition

 This year for the Morgan’s 12th Annual Juried Exhibition artists are posed with the challenge of exploring New Terrain.  Artists are encouraged to traverse this concept through various media and ideas of mapping, the heroic quest, charting new courses and translating the experiential into the visual and how we connect to our environment real and imagined. Artwork encompassing this theme is eligible for submission.

About the Jurors:

Dr. Jeffrey Katzin is the Senior Curator at the Akron Art Museum. He specializes in modern and contemporary art with research ranging from painting to photography, film, and video art. Katzin has received a certificate in Art Museum Studies from Smith College, a BA from Wesleyan University, an MA from the University of Texas at Austin, and a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, where his doctoral dissertation explored the history and potential of abstract photography, with particular focus on Alvin Langdon Coburn’s Vortographs of 1916–17. Since coming to Akron Art Museum in 2019, he has curated several exhibitions, including Keith Haring: Against All Odds, Amanda D. King: Locusts, and Afterimages: Geometric Abstraction and Perception.

Fafnir Adamites holds an MFA degree from the Fiber and Material Studies Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in Photography and Women’s Studies from UMass Amherst. Fafnir is an Assistant Professor in the Fibers area at California State University, Long Beach and has taught workshops and intensives at Arrowmont School of Art and Craft, Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program and Women’s Studio Workshop. They show work nationally and have received a number of grants to support their exhibitions and studio practice. Fafnir has been awarded residencies at MASS MoCA, Women’s Studio Workshop and Vermont Studio Center. They are a Board Member of the Surface Design Association and a member of North American Hand Papermakers.


The Morgan Conservatory's twelfth Juried Exhibition is open to all artists living in the United States. 

All submitted work must be original and completed within the past three years. 

Only artwork consisting of at least 50% paper is eligible. 

Dimensions must not exceed 60 inches in any direction. 

Each artist is welcome to submit up to 3 entries. 

Artwork must be framed (if media applicable) and ready to hang, or come with alternative installation directions. 

All works must be for sale.

Entry Fees:

Registration fee is $40 for up to 3 submissions.

15% discount for Morgan Members

Deadlines & Dates:

Open Call Submission Deadline: 11:59 pm Saturday, January 6th  DEADLINE EXTENSION: 11:59pm EST Monday, January 15th

Notification of selected/non-selected artwork: Tuesday, February 6th

Accepted Art Delivery Deadline: Tuesday, March 5th, 2023

Exhibition On View: April 5th, 2023- May 4th, 2024

Public Opening Reception: Friday, April 5th, 5pm-8pm


Best in Show: $500

Runner Up: $300

The Prints and The Pulper™ paper studio award: $200 award selected by MP Marion

2 Morgan Awards of Merit: Various Hand Made Paper

Viewers Choice Award: $50 Gift Certificate to the Morgan Store

About the Morgan:

The Morgan Conservatory is the largest arts center in the United States dedicated to every facet of hand papermaking, book arts and letterpress printing and to cultivating the talents of established and emerging artists.

Morgan Conservatory preserves & promotes hand papermaking traditions. We make & sell paper; offer workshops to artists in papermaking & the application of handmade papers; exhibit the work of accomplished paper artists; & offer art experiences for post-secondary & K-12 students. Our urban garden grows renewable fiber plants, natural dyes & other crops required for hand papermaking. We are the only facility in the US with equipment, staff and space to do all of these in one location. To learn more, visit our website here.

Any difficulties or questions about the Juried Exhibition can be directed to Celeste Stauber, Gallery & Store Manager at