Tectonic Shifts

The Tippetts Galleries at Utah State University will host the juried exhibition “Tectonic Shifts” organized by the Rocky Mountain Printmaking Alliance. We are in a time of cultural tectonic shifts. The pandemic, climate crisis and the environment, increasing awareness and examination of social issues, equality and justice as it relates to race, gender, class, and continued consideration of emigration and migration are all shaping factors in local and global economies, educational institutions and community structures. Our foundations are shaken.

The exhibition will be on display from October 4 – 15, 2021 in the Tippets & Eccles Galleries.


Edie Overturf


Edie Overturf currently lives in Portland, Oregon, and teaches printmaking and drawing at Mount Hood Community College. Edie received her BFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale where she focused on drawing and printmaking. She then received her MFA at California State University Chico, where she specialized in printmaking and sculpture. Edie is currently represented by Zinc Contemporary in Seattle, Washington, and her book work is represented by Passages Bookshop in Portland. Edie is the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including a Jerome Emerging Artist Fellowship, and two Minnesota State Arts Board grants. She has attended several residencies, including those at Kala Art Institute, InCahoots, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, and an upcoming Professional Development residency at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking. Edie strongly believes in community spaces. She has started a cooperative printmaking studio in Minneapolis now under the name North Star Studio, been a member of two collective galleries, and currently a volunteer for Radical Intersectional Printmakers Guild.


Applications are now closed for the Tectonic Shifts Exhibition 2021.


Tectonic Shifts poster
"Tectonic Shifts" highlights current printmakers working within the Intermountain West and West Coast. The juror for this exhibition is Edie Overturf, Professor of Printmaking and Drawing at Mount Hood Community College, and currently resides in Portland, Oregon.

Important Information


  • Images must be in jpg format, no larger than 1920 pixels on the longest side and under 2MB file size.
  • Original works in traditional and digital/hybrid printmaking media are eligible, and must be created within the last two years. Work submitted does not have to directly relate to the theme of the exhibition, “Tectonic Shifts.”
  • Large scale and print-based installation work will be considered, but cannot exceed length/width of 60”. If print-based installation work is accepted, artist must provide detailed install instructions and hardware. All 3D work must weigh less than 50 pounds.
  • Entrants will be notified of accepted works via the e-mail address provided in the submission process.

Entry Fee

$15 for three entries, maximum of three entries per artist

Important Dates

  • August 23, 2021: Entries must be received by 11:59pm Central Time
  • September 1, 2021: Exhibition Acceptance
  • September 27, 2021: Accepted work must arrive at the Tippetts Gallery on or before this date. Paid return postage is required of the artist.
  • Mid/end October: Returned work ships