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Beyond Printmaking 5
2017 National Juried Exhibition

March 25 – April 23, 2017

Beyond Printmaking 5: 2017 National Juried Exhibition
MARCH 25–APRIL 23, 2017 | SUBMISSIONS DUE: NOVEMBER 30, 2016

Beyond Printmaking is an art competition and exhibition organized by the Printmaking Area and Landmark Arts at Texas Tech School of Art.

Historically, printmaking has been considered not only as a visual means through multiples, but also as a pioneer of technology and new meanings. As technology changes ever more rapidly, many contemporary artists who originally started with printmaking as their primary medium are using interdisciplinary approaches to embrace the needs of our time.

As much as printmaking has been loved for its traditional resonance, its versatility applied in multimedia sees no limitations. In this 5th exhibition, we are looking for artists who have a vision of printmaking beyond the traditional practices, who push the technological and conceptual limits of what is considered printmaking.

Beyond Printmaking 5 is a hybrid exhibition. While most of the works will be selected from the submissions received, the curator will have an opportunity to “fill in the gaps” with curated works, works of her own choosing from invited artists. This practice, first begun with Beyond Printmaking 4, helps assure that the exhibition more fully explore and present the expanded field of printmaking.

JUROR/CURATOR: PATRICIA VILLALOBOS ECHEVERRÍA
Patricia Villalobos Echeverría has a hybrid practice of photos, prints, videos and installations. She has received numerous grants including a Creative Heights Residency Fellowship from the Heinz Endowment and was a fellow at the MacDowell Arts Colony. She received an MFA from West Virginia University and a BFA from Louisiana State University. Her work was part of the "Post-Digital Printmaking: Redefinition of the concept of matrix" at Neon Gallery (Wrocław, Poland) in 2015. She is Professor of Art at the Frostic School of Art, Western Michigan University.

AWARDS: $2500 in cash prizes to be awarded by the Juror at her discretion.

CALENDAR:
•June-November 30 2016
Submissions for the exhibition will be accepted via SlideRoom.
•January 6 2017
Selected artist are announced by Landmarks Arts
• January 6 – 15, 2017
Curated artists/artworks are identified for Landmark Arts to issue Art Loan Agreements.
• February 15 – 28, 2017
Selected artists ship artworks to Texas Tech.
• March 24-26, 2017
Beyond Printmaking 5 Symposium, Lubbock, Texas Tech University School of Art. [Juror will review actual artworks before announcing award prize winners.]
• March 25, 2017, 5:00-7:00 PM
Opening Reception for 2017 National Exhibition: Beyond Printmaking 5 Texas Tech School of Art.
• April 23, 2017
Final day of the exhibition.
• April 24-30, 2017: Artworks returned to artists.

ELIGIBILITY:
Open to professional artists living in the U.S. who are 18 and older. All media expanding the notion of printmaking, including time-based and installation, will be considered. An artist’s statement illuminating the artist’s conception of printmaking must be included with the entry. Work must be original and completed within the last 2 years.

ACCEPTED ENTRIES:
Accepted entries must be received between February.15-28 2017. Artists are responsible for shipping and insurance in transit to Texas Tech University.

LIABILITY:
• Works can be shipped or hand-delivered between February.15-28 2017.
• Artists are responsible for shipping and insurance in transit to Texas Tech University.
• Texas Tech University (Landmark Arts) will not cover any insurance claims of work that arrives damaged. Appropriate shipping materials and proper packaging will avoid damage to work. Each accepted 2D work must be sent in a well-packaged single reusable carton or crate, each 3D work should be in a double box or crated. (No styrofoam peanuts please.)
• All 2D works must be ready for hanging. Plexiglass must be used instead of glass for framing. 3D and time-based works must be ready for installation with instructions for installation.
• Works will be insured for the duration of the exhibition. Accepted artists will receive a copy of the exhibition brochure.

Landmark Arts will cover the return shipping and insurance by commercial courier. All artworks will be returned by April 30th to their respective owners at the addresses provided on the entry documents. Any artist wishing to ship by another carrier must provide revised shipping address by email to landmarkarts@ttu.edu at least 1 week prior to close of exhibition. Any work differing significantly from the submitted images will not be accepted. All works must remain on display throughout the exhibition March 24-26, 2017

Any sales of artwork will be between the artist and the buyer. Landmark Arts will provide prospective buyers with the artist contact information listed on the entry form.

ENTRY FEE
$40 for up to three (3) entries. This includes the SlideRoom uploading fee. Two (2) additional entries may be submitted at $5 each. Five (5) artworks maximum may be submitted per artist, for a total entry fee of $50. Two views per artwork allowed for three-dimensional works. (Entry fees are non-returnable.) All materials will be submitted through SlideRoom.

You will be notified by e-mail with the selection results. It will also be posted on line at landmarkarts.org.

ENTRY FORMAT 2D & 3D OBJECTS:
DIGITAL ENTRIES Only digital files will be accepted through SlideRoom. Save JPEG images with each image measuring 1920 pixels in the long dimension, 300 DPI. Please save your images as lastname_first initial_1,2, 3. at the highest resolution. (Smith_J_1.jpg)

TIME-BASED AND PERFORMANCE Please send a website address where the video may be viewed. We prefer Vimeo, but YouTube or a personal site is acceptable.

ARTWORK SIZE LIMITATIONS 2 dimensional work: Maximum size 60 ̋ any direction. 3 dimensional work: Maximum size 48 ̋ any direction. Maximum weight 100 lbs.

ARTIST’S STATEMENT Please enclose an Artist’s Statement explaining the work’s relevance to printmaking.

FOR MORE INFORMATION phone: 806.742.1947 | email: landmarkarts@ttu.edu

For more information and online prospectus, visit art.ttu.edu/BP5
To submit materials, visit ttuart.slideroom.com

 

The Landmark Arts exhibitions and speaker programs at the Texas Tech School of Art are supported by generous a grant from the Helen Jones Foundation and support from Cultural Activities Fees administered through the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts. Beyond Printmaking 5 has received additional support from the Ryla T. & John F. Lott Endowment for Excellence in the Visual Arts, administered through the TTU School of Art.