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WPA invites you to The Contemporary Print, a juried exhibition of contemporary Texas printmaking to be held at Big Medium Gallery at Canopy during PrintAustin 2014.
Our exhibition will be a survey of the traditions and the innovations of contemporary printmaking happening in Texas today. Primary techniques for this exhibition must be lithography, relief, intaglio, monoprint/monotype, serigraphy, but may include ceramics, sculpture, mixed media, and artistâ€™ books. We only ask that the primary technique(s) used be one of those listed above.
Francesca Consagra is the Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings and European Paintings at The Blanton Museum of Art, Katherine Brimberry is the co-founder and owner of Flatbed Press and Senior Master Printer, and Jeffrey Dell is an artist and Professor of Studio Art and Head of Printmaking at Texas State University-San Marcos. Combined, our team of jurors have curated and organized over 200 exhibitions and authored a wide range of critical and art historical articles, exhibition catalogs, reviews, and books.
1st $400, 2nd $300, 3rd $200
All entries will be submitted through WPAâ€™s online system. (See Participate button on the right to begin)
â€˘ 300 dpi jpgs no larger than 2 MB/image. (3-d work may be presented in multiple views, counting as one image.)
â€˘ Label files in the following manner: JohnSmith1.jpg, JohnSmith2.jpg, JohnSmith3.jpg, etc.
â€˘ Images must be uploaded by 11:59 PM November 9, 2013.
Email notifications will be sent to all entrants December 16.
To ensure the quality of the exhibition, a juror may reject any work that was not accurately represented in the digital file. The jurorâ€™s decision is final.
Opening Reception & AwardsJanuary 18, 6-9 PM
January 19, 2-4 PM
Download the Call For Entry (PDF)
Who is Eligible?
Open to artists 18 years and older residing in Texas.
Work AcceptedAll printmaking techniques. Any 2-D or 3-D work that uses printmaking as the sole or major technique in its execution. Work cannot exceed 72 inches in any direction. No traditional or digital photography.
Fees & Obligations
$35 for up to 3 entries; $10 for each additional entry. Payment via paypal is preferred. (When submitting over 3 entries, additional fee must be put in the "donationâ€ť portion of the online payment form.) You may also pay using check or money order payable to WPA,
PRESENTATION OF ARTWORK All work must be able to be presented professionally in the gallery. This means that works will be professionally matted/floated and framed, installation ready. (No sawtooth hangers. Plexiglass only. White or off-white mats.)
The exceptions will be works larger than 40 inches, 3-D, and artistsâ€™ books. Special display and handling instructions must be included in the packaging. We strongly encourage artists to contact the exhibition chair to discuss installation prior to shipping.
Big Medium and WPA reserve the right to exclude any entry that presents complex hanging/exhibition problems or is not professionally framed.
SHIPPING AND INSURANCE Artists are responsible for return shipping. You must include a prepaid return label. Your work will not be installed without it. Shipped work must be packaged in a reusable carton, box, or crate. No packing peanuts. Big Medium will insure all works while in the gallery. The artist is responsible for any damage or loss during transit. Shipped works are due January 11.
Hand-delivered works are due January 12, 3â€“5:30 p.m.
A loan agreement will be emailed with your acceptance and must accompany the artwork.
Ship your work to:
Big Medium @ Canopy
918 Springdale, Bldg. 2, Suite 101
Hand-delivered work must be picked up February 16 or 17th from 3â€“6 p.m. Return shipping begins February 18.
COMMISSIONS & FEES We encourage sales. The commission is 40%.
SALES & COPYRIGHTS Your entry grants WPA permission to use biographical information and image(s) of your work in the PrintAustin 2014 catalog and any marketing or public relations material.
If you have any questions, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I sign up for this PrintAustin?
The deadline to signup has passed. Deadline for Entry: 11/9/2013.
How do I withdrawal from this PrintAustin?
If you are a member click the "Withdrawal from Event" button in the "Participate" box on the right of this screen. If you are not a member please send an email to email@example.com to withdrawal from this event.
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1/18/2014 - 2/15/2014
Big Medium Gallery at Canopy, Austin, TX
Chair: Eleanor Droll
Co-Chair: Tina Korani
The deadline for this event (11/9/2013) has passed.