Association of Finnish Printmakers is a national association
whose members use graphic methods for artistic expression.
Printmaking is today
a diverse and vivacious artistic genre, where both traditionalists
and radicals can be found. There are as many idioms as there
are artists. The Association has over 370 members.
of Finnish Printmakers was founded in 1931, originally to
improve the status and appreciation of graphic artists and
to increase opportunities for exhibiting works both in Finland
and abroad. The Association continues to pursue this agenda,
to safeguard its members’ professional interests and
to create better working conditions and exhibition potential.
The Association also provides expert consultations for public
administration decisions involving art,
and distributes information on current issues in printmaking
to its membership and to the public at large.
The Association of Finnish Printmakers is in close cooperation
Finnish artists’ organizations and also manages
contacts with foreign organizations, primarily the Nordisk