Women Printmakers of Austin is an organization dedicated to encouraging artists to actively pursue artistic expression through printmaking and to promote community through annual exhibits, regular meetings, and outreach projects. Our objective is to expand the audience for Fine Art Printmaking by increasing public awareness of historical traditions and contemporary techniques.
Events & Exhibitions
|3/23 - 4/17||Paper Jam 2015
Paper Jam 2015
Paper Jam is the inaugural juried exhibition at WPA's Bone Black Print Studio and Gallery. Bone Black is located within Canopy, one of Austin's largest fine art complexes, featuring many other studios and galleries. The goal of Paper Jam is to demonstrate that individual works of art need not be limited to a single technique and that paper is a dynamic substrate capable of a wide range of expression.
The exhibition is open to all artists age 18 and older. Submissions must be original works on paper, including but not limited to drawing, watercolor, ink, digital, intaglio, lithographic, relief, serigraphic, photographic, monotype and stencil processes. Reproductions of pre-existing works are not eligible. Works combining printmaking with other hand-done processes are especially encouraged. All accepted works must be no larger than 30" in any direction when framed.
Nicholas Skowron is an Ohio based artist whose work combines elements of intaglio, drawing and collage. His mixed media prints have recently been featured in a solo show at Black Balloon Editions in Cleveland, OH and in the Somewheres & Nowheres exhibition on display until December 13th at the International Print Center New York. Skowron is currently a professor in the printmaking department at Kent State University.
A $35 (nonrefundable) entry fee permits each artist to submit up to three works on paper. Artist understands that entry fee does not guarantee acceptance into the exhibition and is nonrefundable. Reduced rate entry as well as reduced sales commission are among some of the many benefits available to all WPA members. If you wish to take advantage of these discounts please join WPA prior to submitting your entry. There will be no retroactive refunds.
Each artist may submit up to three works, represented in digital format (jpgs preferred) with a resolution at a minimum of 300 dpi at 1200 pixels on the longest side. By entering this exhibition each artist grants consent for the use of submitted images for reproduction in print and online for both publicity and educational purposes.
In order to submit to this exhibition please click on the "participate" button on the right side of your screen. After you are signed up for this event you will need to log into the site using your email address and zip code as the password. After you are logged in you will see an "Add a Piece" button in the "Participate" section on the right of this screen. Click on this button. Fill out the form for each piece you would like to submit.
All works must be framed and wired or otherwise ready for hanging. No sawtooth hangers. Works arriving via post must be framed with Plexiglas only NO GLASS.
Results of the selection process will be emailed to all entrants in early February 2015. Each work selected for the exhibition must be received by the Bone Black Print Studio and Gallery no later than March 16th, 2015. Delivery instructions for shipment or drop-off will accompany notification of acceptance. All works of art must be shipped in reusable containers and delivered by hand or commercial carrier directly to the forthcoming delivery address and include return shipping label. NO PACKING PEANUTS. Works arriving packed with peanuts will be left in box and not displayed. Bone Black Print Studio and Gallery will not be responsible for damage to, loss or deterioration of any work while in transit. Artist is responsible for costs of shipping. Return shipping label is to be included with work. Bone Black Studio and Gallery has the right to reject any work that does not meet quality standards for the exhibit or is not identical to work juried from digital images.
The sale of prints in the exhibition will be promoted. A commission of 40% for non-WPA members will be retained from the sale price.
The opening reception will be March 13th from 6-8pm. All participating artists are welcome to attend.
All work will be handled with the utmost care. However, Bone Black Print Studio and Gallery will not be responsible for loss or damage to work while on display. Artist is responsible for all insurance needs for their work.
The artist-applicant does hereby release, forever discharge, and hold harmless Bone Black Print Studio and Gallery and Women Printmakers of Austin of and from all actions, suits, damages, or claims whatsoever arising from any loss theft, or damage to any property of the undersigned while in the possession or supervision of the exhibition, its agents, representatives or employees and hereby consents to enforcement of all Paper Jam exhibition rules and conditions of the exhibition. The applicant considers this application a commitment to exhibit the work accepted and understands and agrees to abide by the policies outlined in this prospectus. The applicant agrees that images submitted for jurying are representative of wholly original works by the applicant to be displayed at Bone Black Print Studio and Gallery, if accepted. The applicant agrees that the work does not infringe upon or violate the rights of any third party with respect to any copyright, trade secret, trademark, patent or other proprietary or personal right held by any such third party.
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