2004 Poster and Print Exchange
The Purdue Graduate Student Government with support from the UVAC is now sponsoring the Annual Print and Poster Exchange. This program provides Purdue faculty, staff, and graduate staff members the opportunity to borrow from the over 3000 framed posters. The collection also includes an additional 3000 unframed prints. (1/3 of the over 6000 total prints in the Collection is currently decorating many walls across the Purdue University campus!). The artwork is loaned for a period of 12 to 36 months, after which time it is returned and may be exchanged for different pieces. Donations are always welcome and go straight to the cost for framing additional prints.

Art posters are also installed in various locations around campus, including foyers, hallways, and laboratories.

If you would like to return a print early or need a repair:

If you need to return a poster early because you can't make the exchange or if the poster is damaged send email to olinger@purdue.edu

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The Visual Arts Lending Collection
Annual Print & Poster Exchange

2016 PRINT AND POSTER EXCHANGE
  • LOCATION:
    Purdue Graduate Student Center
    - 504 Northwestern Ave

  • DATES:
      • Early Poster Returns Accepted May 9th-18th
          • Each return = one ticket
        • EXCHANGE Day 1
          • Thursday, May 19 11:00am-7:00pm
          • Day 1 Trading Session: Open to all faculty, staff, and grad student staff who have previously participated in the Exchange, who wish to donate to the program, or have returned their prints early and are holding a ticket. Donations to the Lending collection can be made at the door and through payroll deduction. All donors will be entered in a drawing to win a Boilermaker Special original print, donated by Purdue's own Julie Correll. All donations go directly to the cost of framing additional prints for the collection.
        • EXCHANGE Day 2
          • Thursday May 20th 11:00am-3:00pm
          • Open to all faculty, staff and graduate student staff
          • LENDING COLLECTION PICTURES:
            are to be hung on campus in offices, conference rooms and reception areas with borrowing limited to Purdue staff and faculty
          • WHEN SHOULD I TRADE A PICTURE I BORROWED?
            Since the exchange has been suspended for the last couple of years, we are not following the standard "TRADE-IN" guidelines.
              Disregard the following dates
              ........2013 you MAY trade
              ........2012 you SHOULD trade
              ........2011or earlier you MUST trade
              ........2010 or earlier, the picture is PAST DUE
          • INFORMATION EMAILS:
            Emails were sent out reminding program participants WHAT is on RECORD of them borrowing and WHEN the pictures were borrowed. If you have borrowed posters and have moved to a different area, please let us know where the prints are and who is responsible for them.


Mid-year Participation Option Is Available

Well, this option takes money! But you get exactly what you want.

If an office wishes to spend money (usually around $150 per poster), Tricia Olinger will meet with them to select the posters of choice. Then when the posters arrive mats are selected, frames are ordered, and when everything is assembled they are delivered ready to hang. (A pretty great service!) This method allows an area to obtain posters that are selected to co-ordinate with wall coloring and furnishings, as well as being sized to fit a particular area. While these posters "officially" are part of the Lending Collection, the selecting department is permitted to retain them for extended periods; however upon retirement from the department, the posters are returned to the Collection and begin to circulate with the next Poster Exchange. How it happens...

  1. Contact Tricia Olinger - olinger@purdue.edu
  2. Select poster(s) from catalog Tricia provides
  3. Transfer funding to PGSG (departments usually use money in "gift" fund)
  4. Tricia orders posters
  5. Choose matting after poster(s) arrive
  6. Tricia orders frames/plexi/etc
  7. Delivery of framed poster(s) to your office
  8. Enjoy!

Money Saving Mid-year Participation Option

Using this method, a department would select from matted prints already part of the collection, but not yet framed. (The UVAC does not have enough funding to frame the complete collection.) At a cost of $100 per print, an area could have art on the wall within 30 days. WOW!
  • If you are interested, contact Tricia Olinger olinger@purdue.edu.

    2015 Report - Exchange Suspended

    2014 Report - Exchange Suspended

    2013 Report - Exchange Suspended

    2012 Exchange Report - October 8 and 9

    812 posters traded
    2 "past due" pictures are to be reclaimed before Exchange
    12 posters were retired due to age
    8 "missing" posters were returned

    2011 Exchange Report - October 10 and 11

    780 posters traded
    6 "past due" pictures are to be reclaimed after the Exchange
    21 posters were retired due to age
    5 "missing" posters were returned

    2010 Exchange Report - October 12 and 13

    784 posters traded
    19 "past due" pictures are to be reclaimed after the Exchange
    10 posters were retired due to age
    4 "missing" posters were returned

    2009 Exchange Report - October 12 and 13

    710 posters traded
    28 past due pictures were reclaimed after the Exchange
    22 posters were retired due to age
    7 "missing" posters were returned

    2008 Exchange Report - October 13 and 14

    804 posters traded
    39 past due pictures were reclaimed after the Exchange
    12 posters were retired due to age
    9 "missing" posters were returned

    2007 Exchange Report - October 9 and 10

    709 posters traded
    42 past due pictures were reclaimed after the Exchange
    4 posters were retired due to age
    3 "missing" posters were returned

    2006 Exchange Report - October 10 and 11

    565 posters traded - a rainy two days
    12 posters were retired due to age
    6 posters were retired due to damage
    7 "missing" posters were returned

    2005 Exchange Report - November 15, 16, 17

    656 posters traded
    27 posters were retired due to age
    5 "missing" posters were returned

    2004 Exchange Report - October 8, 11 and 12 Video

    More Information on the 2004 Poster Exchange.
    635 posters traded
    7 posters were retired due to age
    0 "missing" posters were returned
    1 new office areas were furnished for the first time

    2003 Exchange Report - October 10, 12 and 13

    553 posters traded
    15 posters were retired due to age
    6 "missing" posters were returned
    2 new office areas were furnished for the first time

    2002 Exchange Report

    506 posters traded
    78 posters were retired due to age
    3 "missing" posters were returned
    105 new posters went on display
    1 faculty lounge was furnished for the first time
    1 dean's area was furnished for the first time

    2001 Exchange Report - September 19, 20, and 21

    465 posters were traded at this year's poster exchange
    33 posters were retired due to age or damage
    5 posters that had been marked "missing" were returned
    58 people participated for the first time
    2 conference rooms were furnished for the first time
    1 reception area selected a triptyc