Thursday, November 21, 2013

An installation by Amelia Briggs

Box Gallery presents Veil, an installation by painter Amelia Briggs. Briggs examines ideas of perception, and the distortion caused by our previous experiences, narratives, and existing ideologies.  She states “I am interested in this cycle of perception as a betrayal of logic, acting as a veil, and ultimately obstructing our view.” Briggs, who is primarily an oil painter, focuses mainly on the human form as her subject matter. For this installation, she seems to magically transform one of her paintings into the third dimension.

Reception Fri. 12/6 5-7 PM. Exhibition will run 12/2-12/16. 

Box Gallery is the student-run gallery at the University of Memphis, and is located in the Arts and Communication Building, 3715 Central Ave, room 100.

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Please remember to dispose of acrylic ink in the acrylic washer and not in any other sink
Work Order 3159 is now complete for:

Location:  Rust Hall
Area: Basement
Area number: PRINTMAKING
WO Description: The sink in the screenprinting are is clog  Time Available: all the time

Action Taken: Unstopped drain,removed large amount of acrylic paint and treated with drain cleaner. The sink itself it completely filled with dried paint. It needs scrapping and cleaning if not the sink and drain will continue to clog up. Discontinued water to unstop drain and make sure its clear. Will turn service back on once sink is cleaned out. Using the sink under the condition its in now will also stop up the other drains.

Interesting article in

Radium painting:

 Kitchen lithography:
We have great pleasure in sending you a preview link of our new essay on Émilie Aizier’s terrific and accessible new form of lithography, known as ‘Kitchen Litho’. Full information on this easy to learn, safe and professional process is contained in the book 'Kitchen Litho' that is now also available in English.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

If it is Linked its
Open and Confirmed!
Summer 2014  
Studio Location
7506 A Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
(505) 780-0920
Dear Davila Maritza,

Summer 2014 has already begun enrollment. The schedule is near completion with most workshops open for enrollment. I know it seems early, but last year we came close to selling out every workshop.

Feel free to email or call if you have questions or want advice. Happy to help you find the workshop that is right for you.

Want to simply wonder the entire site? Click

For more individual workshop information and pricing please click the instructor's name for each workshop below. You can register by visiting the web site, by mail or email.  Policies regarding registration and refunds click here.
2014 Summer Calendar
And a few more still to come
Direct to Plate Photopolymer Gravure 
June 9-13, 2014
Jon Cone
The New Piezography
June 16-20, 2014
Dan Welden
June 23-27, 2014
Jeff Sippel/Don Messec
Alternative and Waterless Litho
June 30-July 4, 2014
Direct to Plate Photopolymer Gravure 
July 7-11, 2014
Lennox Dunbar
Painted Intaglio - Collagraph
July 14-18, 2014
Contemporary Intaglio Printmaking
July 21-25, 2014
Multi-color, Multi-plate ImagOn
July 24-27, 2014
Dynamic Process: Exploring the Limits
July 28-August 1, 2014
Dynamic Process: Exploring the Limits
August 3-7, 2014 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Intaglio printing

Printing a la pouppe
There are four parts video

Viscosity printing

monotype printing

Call for entries

Manifest is an internationally recognized Cincinnati-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2004 by students and professors dedicated to creating high quality experiences of visual art through exhibition, publication, artist-support, and education.
Deadline: December 6, 2013

An International Competitive Exhibit of Contemporary Printmaking
Like photography, printmaking is a genre of creative work that is underscored by its processes. Some artists are steadfast traditionalists, anchoring themselves in age-old technical methods. Others push the boundaries of the discipline, exploring just what constitutes ‘printmaking’. For this exhibit Manifest takes a fresh look at the media which it last featured five seasons ago. IMPRINT calls to artists to submit works of contemporary printmaking, and will strive to explore the range of methods and results currently being achieved within the bounds of the media.
The exhibit has no predefined expectation for type or style of work to be considered or selected. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual or experimental. The only criteria beyond excellent quality is that works must feature printmaking as their primary media. 
Deadline: December 6, 2013

For complete info:

Monday, November 11, 2013

Beers Contemporary Award for Emerging Art

Beers Contemporary announces the launch of its annual Award for Emerging Art. Now in its second year, the prize is awarded to 8 artists working in any discipline and open internationally. Unlike other awards that present one winner with a lump monetary sum, Beers Contemporary aims to assist as many artists as possible, and applicants are judged against others working within their respective artistic discipline. Two persons will be awarded from each of the following practices: painting and drawing; photography and other two-dimensional work; sculpture and installation; as well as video, other media, and forms that defy classification. The award was devised as a method to recognize outstanding achievement and/or promise in the arts. The award is intended to give back to the artistic community by rewarding emerging artists regardless of age, gender, ethnic background and/or geographical location. The award will be given to artists who can be seen as shaping the direction of cont emporary art by considering criteria such as progression, innovation, and excellence in their work and practice.

$6,000 IN AWARDS
By way of open call and juried selection, the award will be given to 2 artists working within each discipline. Four winners in each field will receive a monetary prize of $1000, and four second-place winners will each receive $500.

Artists worldwide, at any career-stage may submit.

All media is accepted, including all traditional and non-traditional media and practices. Artists may submit up to 4 images. There is no maximum-pixel height/width to images. There are no restrictions to size or otherwise for work submitted for exhibition. Artists working in video or time-based media can submit 4 video stills, and post a CD with video works (edited to under 10 minutes in length) to: AWARD OPEN CALL, Beers Contemporary, 1 Baldwin Street, London EC1V9NU. Performance artists may submit work with appropriate photographic documentation or video (as above).

All forms can be submitted directly on the online application at
Please do not e-mail information to the gallery, as all submissions must be made online.

There is a processing fee of £10 to submit - you do not need a PayPal account and credit card is accepted on PayPal.

The deadline for applications is Sunday, 15 December 2013, midnight local time. While results will be sent by email to each applicant, we cannot ensure that all applicants are receiving pertinent information. Applicants should make note of important dates and visit the site at those times; it remains the applicant's responsibility to check the site after January 1 2014 when results will be posted online.

For further questions or queries, please contact Thank you in advance, and we wish you the best of luck with your application! 

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Juried Show

314.727.6266 |

A Dream or A Memory
juried by Anita Jung
Artist and Professor of Printmaking, 
The University of Iowa

Deadline: Friday, November 29, 2013

Opening Reception: Friday, January 17, 2014, 6pm-8:30pm
Exhibition Dates: January 17-March 2, 2014

A Dream or A Memory is a juried, all-media exhibition of artwork exploring the realm of the subconscious. Artwork may deal with themes of dreams, memories, and fantasies.

Exhibition Juror: Anita Jung

Anita Jung is an associate professor at the University of Iowa. She previously taught printmaking, drawing, and installation courses at Illinois State University, Ohio University, and University of Tennessee. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Arizona State University where she majored in painting + drawing. The Master of Fine Arts was awarded to her from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she worked with Bill Weegee as a pritner at Off Jones Road and Tandem Press. She has been involved with Mid-America Print Council (MAPC) and Southern Graphics Council (SGC) for many years as a participant, officer, and host. She has also participated in the international IMPACT printmaking conferences in Posnan, Berlin, and Tailinn. In 2005, she had a residency at the renowned Proyecto'ace atelier in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where the work and exhibition Cuentos de Hadas (Fairytale) took place. Her works of art have been exhibited throughout the United States in juried, invitational, and solo exhibitions.Please click here for more information about Anita Jung and her work. 

Awards and Prizes

Cash prizes will be awarded by the juror.
  • $300 - Peggy and Harold Bunting Memorial Prize
  • $200 - Nancy Pomery Ruhoff Prize
  • $100 - Paul Pettengale Memorial Prize
  • $50 - Edmund H. Wuerpel Prize
  • $50 - Everleen Witham Memorial Prize
Artwork Requirements
  • Artist must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Up to three entries may be submitted.
  • Originals (not copied from other art).
  • Completed within the last two years.
  • Not shown previously in the St. Louis Artists' Guild's galleries.
  • Works should be priced and marked for sale or not for sale (NFS). If not for sale, please include an insurance value.
  • 2-D: Shall not exceed image size of 72" x 84"  and 30 lbs. Diptychs and triptychs which exceed maximum size limitations for a single entry will be considered as two or three entries depending on total size.
  • Hanging work should have wire and screw eyes, French cleats, or other professional hanging devices. No saw-tooth hangers. No clip frames.
  • Canvases must be framed or gallery-wrapped.
  • 3-D: Must not exceed 85" h x 35" w  50" d and 100 lbs.
  • Installations will be considered with detailed instructions.
  • Video and other works that require electricity - artist must provide cords, projectors, and any/all equipment needed to display work.
  • The St. Louis Artists' Guild has the right to reject any work that is unstable, unusually fragile, or does not meet the above requirements. 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Frogman's workshops

Friends of Froggy:

Registration for Frogman's 2014 workshop is now open!  And good news for all you early birds out there; the discount is now $50.

2014's faculty features printmaking all-stars:  Michael Barnes, BOKA (JoAnn Boehmer & April Katz), Sandra C. Fernandez, Susan Goldman, Kurt Kemp, Michael Krueger, Sara Langworthy, Carrie Lingscheit, Michelle Martin, Ashley Nason, Derrick Riley, April Vollmer, Crystal Wagner, Ericka Walker, Koichi Yamamoto, and Rina Yoon.  See their work, and read about them and their courses at

Don't forget to check out our assistantship opportunities, scholarship opportunities and other special offers at

And for those who attended in 2013, look for pictures of you and your friends in the 2013 photo album at Photo Album.htm.

Feel free to call or e-mail me with any questions.

Best of luck with your fall semesters and I hope you're all having terrific Labor Day weekends!


Jeremy Menard, Director
Frogman's Print Workshops
829 Timbercrest Drive
Council Bluffs, IA  51503
(712) 352-2423 / (605) 310-6548 (Cell)

2D Artworks Purchase for Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region

Deadline:     January 15, 2014
:   Artists from the greater Memphis region
:       $25,000 for up to 29 framed works in 2D with an emphasis on photography
Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region (PPGMR), in partnership with the UrbanArt Commission, is seeking 2D artwork reflecting the young, urban, positive outlook representative of the individuals and community served. In line with the mission to provide first-class care to the residents of Memphis and conscious of the positive therapeutic effect of the visual arts, funds have been earmarked to enhance the PPGMR Building with the work of Memphis artists. Up to 29 framed, 2D works with an emphasis on photography will be purchased. The Selection Committee may decide to purchase individual works or a series of related pieces from any of the artists submitting works. The work will reflect the diversity of the Memphis community and is intended to feature relationships of all ages and types, including the LGBTQ community.  Hidden gems of Memphis locales are also of interest. The goal is to create a welcoming environment for all patients, families and friends,  staff, and the general visiting public. PPGMR seeks to enhance the overall appearance and therapeutic environment provided for patients.

Founded in 1938, PPGMR offers high quality, affordable reproductive health services and a wide variety of family planning options. PPGMR is a trusted, nonjudgmental health care provider working to empower the people in their community. Planned Parenthood of Greater Memphis has a vision of compassion and equity in health care for Memphis residents.

The UrbanArt Commission in tandem with PPGMR, is facilitating the  selection and placement of the artwork. An award winning non-profit,  UrbanArt, works with various partners to enhance the community through public art and placemaking. We celebrate diversity in everything we do.

Types of Work

Purchase 25-29 existing 2D works for the 1st floor patient area, including patient waiting rooms, counseling rooms and hallways, ranging in size from 24 to 36 inches in height/width. Work must be durable, low maintenance and appropriate for locations accessible to the public.
* Purchase price per artwork will generally range between $600 and $1,200
* Media: photographs, works on canvas or paper and/or other wall-mounted 2D media - surfaces must be robust and easy to clean
* All photography and works on paper need to be professionally framed with archival matting or floated inside the frame
* Mats and frames should be neutral in color - white, off-white, light tan, light gray, or black.

Projected Timeline

Wed, January 15, 2014          Call for Entries Deadline
Fri, January 24, 2014             Artist notifications
Mon, February 17, 2014         Delivery of framed, ready-to-hang artwork  

How to Apply

Artists new to the UrbanArt Commission need to join the online Artist Registry prior to submitting any works for this Call for Entries. Artists already registered can access their account via their password to upload new works or select appropriate works from their portfolios and/or a current resume. Complete applicant's materials need to be uploaded via the UrbanArt Opportunities website link located in the box to the left.
Please upload the following materials for the PPGMR direct purchase project:
  • Résumé, not to exceed 2 pages including name, full address, phone, email, and website if applicable.
  • Between 3-10 high-quality images of 2D artworks available for purchase.
  • List of three professional references, including current phone and email.
Hardcopy packets, digital files, and CD-Rs will not be accepted. 
For more information please contact
Brittney Bullock, Project Manager, UrbanArt Commission
(901) 454-0474 /

Call for designs


I invite you to apply and ask you to please share the mural design call to
artists for the Cooper-Young recycling containers with your students. More
info below.

Please let me know, if you can recommend reaching your art students in
other ways. Many thanks for your support! We look forward to receiving
your entries!

Best wishes,


Deadline: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Memphis, TN  -  Recycling Center Beautification Murals RFP
Eligibility: Local Memphis artists 18 years or older.
Design Award: $1,000
Project Green Fork and the UrbanArt Commission invite local artists to
create designs for two recycling containers in the Cooper-Young District
of Memphis, at the intersection of 1000 South Cooper Street and Walker
Avenue. Project Green Fork has adopted the existing recycling center in
this location, which is intended to be both functional and visually
attractive. Working collaboratively to enhance the cultural and
environmental vitality of the neighborhood, the project partners invite
stimulating designs. Goal of the project is to create artistic markers
that identify the Community Recycling Center as a distinctive Cooper-Young
asset that is positive, culturally rich, diverse, lively, and welcoming to
both residents and visitors. Previous mural experience is not required.
Contact: Siphne Sylve, UrbanArt Project and Community Mural Program Manager
Email:  or 901.454.0474
Download the Recycling Center Beautification Murals RFP or

Christina Lanzl
Executive Director

UrbanArt Commission
3485 Poplar Avenue, Suite 225
Memphis, TN 38111-4633
Twitter: @urbanartmemphis

Monday, November 4, 2013

Libraries access at other colleges or universities

MCA students, faculty, and staff now have expanded access to Memphis academic libraries thanks to a new reciprocal borrowing agreement between the members of the Memphis Area Library Council.

The following libraries will loan to any MCA student, faculty, or staff member:

  • Baptist College of Health Sciences
  • Christian Brothers University
  • Lemoyne-Owen College
  • Memphis Theological Seminary
  • Rhodes College
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College
  • University of Memphis Libraries
  • Victory University

Graduate students, faculty, and staff have borrowing privileges at the previously listed libraries as well as the following:
  • Harding School of Theology
  • Southern College of Optometry
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center Library  

Individual borrowers are responsible for materials borrowed and will be billed directly for any fines/fees.  Also, be sure to have your MCA ID when borrowing from participating libraries; however, some libraries may issue you a separate borrower's card.

If you have any questions about the reciprocal borrowing agreement or policies, please contact me.

Thank you,
Derrick Casey

1930 Poplar Ave. Memphis, TN 38104
901.272.5100 (main)
901.272.5118 (direct)
Twitter: @memphisart

Heron Graduate School of the Arts program in Printmaking

Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN, is currently accepting applications to the Master of Fine Arts program in Printmaking.  Herron boasts exquisite facilities built in 2005, and the MFA program emphasizes and encourages interdisciplinary studies, creative collaborations, and professional opportunities in teaching and exhibiting.  Applications are due January 15.  Visit or contact Abbey Chambers ( for more information or to set up a visit. 

Abbey Chambers
Graduate Coordinator and Academic Advisor

Herron School of Art and Design
Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis
735 W. New York St.
Indianapolis, IN  46202
T: (317) 278-9406