Entry Fee (Redline 2012 Application for Artists-in-Residence Program): $30.00
UPDATE Applicants may apply with up to 16 artwork samples with the following, Images: up to 10 | Audio: up to 3 | Video: up to 3
CaFE Media sample specifications and format can be found at the formatting section of the Media Prep page.
RedLine is a diverse urban laboratory where arts, education and community converge. Our vision is to foster forms of social practice in the arts that inspire inquiry and catalyze change.
RedLine engages approximately 15–20 artists at any given time who remain “in residence” for a two year period. As part of the residency, artists receive studio space and mentoring from three to four accomplished artists per year who may be “in residence” or may be guests of RedLine on a more intermittent basis. Interactivity is a core element at RedLine: artists engage in healthy art criticism and vibrant debate as they grow together as artists and in the community. RedLine engages artists to particpate in various educational forums which allow them to learn new techniques and to hone their existing skills. The Artists-in-Residence Program is based upon an equitable selection process. Artists working in all mediums are welcome to apply including writers, filmmakers, performance artists, photographers, and visual artists. It is important to note that each artist is responsible for outfitting their studio with the necessary tools to produce their works.
Application Check-list: 1) Artist Statement 2) Cover Letter Please Include * Letter to jury that addresses the issues and concerns you have faced in your artistic career and why you consider yourself an emerging artist * Brief statement on how you may benefit from being an Artist-in-Residence at Redline * Brief statement on career goals * How you heard about the RedLine Artist-in-Residence program
3) Letter Of Intent Please Include * How do you define community and why do you believe it is important * Paragraph describing your community work or volunteer experience * What your major influence was in your decision to apply at RedLine
4) Current Resume: Please Include * Current Employment Status * Please list three creative or community references with contact information
5) Paragraph on how you believe you can enhance and further RedLine's mission.
6) Application payment: Check or Money Order Only in U.S. Funds. Checks must be postmarked on the application deadline of July 18, 2012.
Mastering a technique gives artists freedom of expression and brings about accurate visual effects. This summer, we introduce a line of workshops in intaglio techniques to help you improve your skills or to learn new ones. If you enjoy drawing, doodling or sketching,SOFT GROUND ETCHING is a good technique to know well. Noah Breuer will explore all the possibilities the soft ground offers with you - using everything from traditional drawing tools to more contemporary pressings of any object into the ground to make an impression even without running it through a press.
Rarely taught, WHITE GROUND ETCHINGis a surprisingly simple method that allows attainment of instantaneous expression in full texture and tone. In this workshop designed for advanced printmakers, Douglas Collins will teach you how to mix the right soap solution and gain control of the final tonality.
Another way to obtain variations in tone is to use the spit bite technique. You can achieve delicate wash effects with soft graduated edges - that is if you master it! Roser Sales Noguerawill introduce you to the free, gestural nature of SPIT BITE ETCHING on copper plate.
Although the acid-bitten plate offers the most long-lasting matrix for an edition of prints, some of the most dramatic, velvety blacks in all of printmaking are achieved through the drypoint and mezzotint methods. In our workshops FROM DRAWING TO PLATE: DRYPOINTand FROM DARK TO LIGHT: MEZZOTINT, you will learn from the masters the right way to ink, wipe and print your plates.
You could also consider learning THE ART OF ENGRAVING. Although it seems quite simple, requiring only a sharp burin and a metal plate to produce a line, engraving demands great control, which you can attain in this class with John Jacobsmeyer on copper plate, and if time allows on wood.
Here is the Prospectus for the 2012 MAPC Juried Members Exhibition that will be hosted by the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri in Cape Girardeau, MO during the Pressing Prints/Pressing Palms: The Entrepreneurial Printmaker conference November 1-3, 2012. Please share with your colleagues and/or students. The deadline for receiving submissions is September 1st. We are excited to have Liz Zanis, Metropolitan Museum of Art, as this year's juror.
On another note, we are just about to launch the secure website to accept credit card payments for the conference registrations - look for another email in the coming days! Please note that submissions/payments for the Juried Exhibition will not be handled through the website, but through mail as indicated on the prospectus attached. You can also find the Prospectus on the conference website: