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Beyond Printmaking: Call for Submissions
January 17 – February 22, 2015

 

Beyond Printmaking 4:
2015 National Juried Exhibition
JANUARY 17 – FEBRUARY 22, 2015 | SUBMISSIONS DUE: OCTOBER 3, 2014

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 4th 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.

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

JUROR: Kevin Haas is currently a Professor at Washington State University where he coordinates the Printmaking Area. He earned his BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Indiana University where he studied printmaking and digital media. Since 1995 his work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions across the US and in Canada. He has been included in exhibits at OHGE Ltd. and Davidson Galleries in Seattle, the Jundt Museum in Spokane and Deluge Contemporary Art in Victoria, BC. His work is found in diverse collections from New York at The Equitable Building to Seattle at the Seattle City Light Portable Works Collection. He is a recipient of the Artist Trust Fellowship and the Seattle Print Arts: Larry Sommers Fellowship, and was an artist in residence at the Frans Masereel Center in Belgium in 2010 and 2012. His work has been featured in Art in Print, The Cincinnati Enquirer and Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials and Processes by Grabowski and Fick. He will be featured in American Print Makers by E. Ashley Rooney.

CALENDAR:
OCTOBER 3, 2014, 5 P.M.
Submission form, slides submitted, and fees paid via SlideRoom. All submissions begun by 5 p.m. October 3rd will have until midnight October 5th to complete.

OCTOBER 31, 2014
Accepted artists contacted by e-mail; posted online at landmarkarts.org.

DECEMBER 15 – 20, 2014
Artworks received and held for installation.
Artwork should be shipped to:
     Beyond Printmaking 4
     Texas Tech School of Art
     18th Street at Flint Ave., Room 105
     Lubbock, Texas 79409
     806-742-3826

JANUARY 17, 2015
Exhibition opens.
Public Reception, Saturday, January 24th from 6 – 8 p.m.

FEBRUARY 22, 2015
Last day of exhibition

FEBRUARY 23 – 27, 2015
Artworks packed and 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 3 years.

ACCEPTED ENTRIES:
Accepted entries must be received between December 15 – 20, 2014. Artists are responsible for shipping and insurance in transit to Texas Tech University.

LIABILITY:
• Works can be shipped or hand-delivered between December 15 – 20, 2014.
• 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 February 27th 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 January 17 – February 22, 2015.

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

If my work is accepted, the Texas Tech University School of Art has my permission to photograph my work and retain my images for publicity and educational purposes.

I have read and agree to all the provisions of entry. These conditions include the agreement that the accepted work will be available for the duration of the show.

For more information and online prospectus, visit art.ttu.edu/BP4
To submit materials, visit ttuart.slideroom.com

 

Exhibitions and visiting speakers programs at the School of Art are supported by generous grants from the Helen Jones Foundation and The CH Foundation, both of Lubbock.  Additional support comes from Cultural Activities Fees administered through the College of Visual & Performing Arts.