Thursday, July 17, 2014

Okanagan Print Triennial (OPT)

Prospectus of the OPT 2015
Launched in 2009, the Okanagan Print Triennial (OPT) is an open juried print exhibition based on the international model for such projects established over the last forty years.
In the spirit of acknowledging and celebrating the vitality and variety of approaches and techniques in contemporary work in printmaking, the OPT aims to bring the very best in current printmaking practice to audiences in the Okanagan region of British Columbia.
The OPT is a collaborative project of the Vernon Public Art Gallery, the Kelowna Art Gallery, and the University of British Columbia Okanagan. The juried group exhibition alternates between the Kelowna and Vernon galleries, with the winner of each show being given a solo show at the alternate gallery concurrently with that year’s OPT show.
The exhibition dates of the OPT 2015 at the Vernon Public Art Gallery are March 19 to May 21. The solo show for OPT 2012’s exhibition prize winner is Mitch Mitchell: History of a First Failed Industry (working title), and will run at the Kelowna Art Gallery April 11 to June 28, 2015.
The Okanagan Print Triennial 2015 is open to all artists working in print media worldwide.
Original works in all traditional printmaking media (intaglio, relief, screen print, and lithography) are eligible. Digital and three-dimensional works are also eligible but must incorporate at least one traditional hand-pulled process. Purely photographic images and photomechanical reproductions made of existing works will not be considered.
There are no size restrictions but very large-scale works will only be considered based on the availability of gallery space and the costs of shipping and installation.
All work must have been produced after December 2011.
Work created under instruction (i.e., student work) is not eligible.

Works displayed in the OPT at the Vernon Public Art Gallery will not be identified as being for sale, however, if visitors inquire about purchasing work, their contact information will be forwarded to the artist.
Entry Procedure (phase one)
Artists may submit up to ten images in the form of digital files (768 x 1024 pixels at 72 dpi in tiff or jpeg format) by uploading them to the OPT 2015 website: Images must be clearly labeled with the artist’s name and be numbered to correspond with the entry form (attached). Please do not email your images to the Vernon Public Art Gallery.
An entry fee of $40.00 (Cdn) must accompany the entry form and visual documentation for any artist living outside of Canada. An entry fee payment can be made via PayPal at the OPT 2015 website: The deadline for the submission of signed and completed entry form, images and entry fee is October 2, 2014. Please do not send actual works of art for this first stage. All artists will be informed of their acceptance or not by November 2, 2014.
Submit and upload phase one entries to:
Please do not telephone the gallery regarding shipping or about jurying results.
Entry Procedure (phase two)
Artist’s prints accepted for phase two of the entry process must be received by the Vernon Public Art Gallery by December 12, 2014:
Vernon Public Art Gallery
31st Avenue
Vernon BC V1T 2H3 Canada
Submitted works must be the same pieces as shown in the images uploaded with the application for phase one. The OPT reserves the right to reject any works that do not correspond to these images. Artists will be informed of their acceptance or not by January 16,
2015. The OPT reserves the right to edit the number of works included in the show by each artist for reasons of space, logistics of the exhibition, etc.
Artists must attach the identification labels provided here to the back of each submitted work.
Works must be sent in strong reusable mailing tubes or other appropriate packaging and must be sent without mats or frames. The Vernon Public Art Gallery intends on using magnets to install the (unframed) prints for the exhibition.
All shipping and insurance coverage during transit will be borne by the artist/sender.
Return of Work
All works will be returned in the packaging in which they were received, either after phase-two jurying, or following the close of the exhibition. The OPT will cover the costs of returning works that were included in the exhibition.
Works will be insured and will be handled with the utmost care while on the premises of the Vernon Public Art Gallery, but the organizers/staff will not be held responsible for unforeseen damage, theft, or loss during shipping/transit.
A full-colour publication will be produced to accompany the exhibition, and the artists included in the exhibition will receive a complimentary copy of this catalogue.
The Okanagan Print Triennial (OPT) reserves the right to photograph and reproduce accepted works for purposes of publicity and for reproduction in the exhibition catalogue.
Okanagan Print Triennial 2015 Key Dates Phase One
October 2, 2014 November 2, 2014 Phase Two December 12, 2014 January 16, 2015
deadline for the receipt of signed and completed entry forms, images and entry fee
notification of artists by OPT of phase one jury results

deadline for receipt of submission of prints accepted into phase two of jurying process
notification of artists of phase two jury results

March 19, 2015 Thursday evening opening reception for the exhibition at the Vernon Public Art Gallery
May 21, 2015 OPT exhibition closes
All prints accepted into phase two as well as exhibited works will be returned to the artists within 60 days of the close of the exhibition.
The OPT jury will select one artist to have a solo exhibition at the Vernon Public Art Gallery during the fourth Okanagan Print Triennial (at the Kelowna Art Gallery) in the spring of 2018.
Vernon Public Art Gallery
The Vernon Public Art Gallery Society is committed to fostering the appreciation of the visual arts for all members of the community; therefore exhibits, collects and preserves regional, national and international art in all media in order to educate, inspire and encourage participation. Its mandate is to exhibit, collect and encourage local, regional, national and international art of the highest possible standards. VPAG provides a meeting place and a facility for the benefit of the citizens of the North Okanagan Regional District. For more information about the VPAG visit the website ( 

Call-For-Entries: We just want to make things.

Call-For-Entries:  We just want to make things.

Whitdel Arts is currently accepting printmakers’ submissions and proposals for an upcoming exhibition in Fall 2014.
Do you ever feel guilty about calling yourself a “printmaker”?  Even though your work may have ventured into different directions and other media, you still find that you think like a printmaker.  This exhibition aims to present work in all mediums that have been influenced by printmaking and the way in which a printmaker’s mind thinks.  Printmaking has many unique features to its long history.  It is very labor intensive and a somewhat tedious way to make work.  It is all backwards.  These techniques and the natural tendency to think in layers also manifest themselves in other objects printmakers create.

Let’s show just how important and adaptable the ideas of printmaking really are.  It may at first be deceiving, as printmakers are many times associated with paper, ink and perfect registration.  However, after spending time and a little bit of thinking, the ideas of printmaking will start to surface.  

Sometimes as a printmaker, we just want to make things.

This exhibition will be held at Whitdel Arts in September & October, in conjunction with Print City 2014, the Mid-America Print Council Conference hosted by Wayne State University.

For more information about Print City 2014, visit

Exhibition dates: September 12 - October 18, 2014          Reception: Friday, September 26th, 7-10pm
Juror: Matthew Hunt
Matthew Hunt is an artist working and living in Hamtramck, MI.  He studied printmaking during his undergraduate studies at Sonoma State University in California.  Currently, Matthew is an M.F.A. candidate at Wayne State University, where he has taught both two-dimensional design and intaglio.  Recently, he has been awarded a Graduate Research Assistant fellowship, for which he will be assisting artists and Professor Derek Coté with research in Alaska.  In addition to printmaking, Matthew also works in sculpture, performance art and lately, he has been casting bronze and iron.
The Important Fine Print You Need To Know:
Criteria:   We are looking for printmakers whose work also crosses into non-print media.  All media accepted.  Work must have been created within the last 2 years.
Entry Fee:  $15 for non-members.  Free for members of Whitdel Arts.  A $24 annual Whitdel Arts membership can be purchased through PayPal
Submissions:   All entries must be submitted via email.  No mailed in entries, slides or CDs will be accepted.  Entries should be submitted to  Each artist can submit up to 3 works, with one overall jpg image for each work and one detail image for each work, if necessary.  
Images must be in:
·         jpeg format
·         72 dpi resolution
·         No more than 2 mb
·         Longest dimension should be at 1000 pixels (maximum)
·         Name each image as follows: lastname_firstname_entrynumber.jpg (example: king_jamie_01.jpg, king_jamie_02.jpg) OR lastname_firstname_entrynumber_detail.jpg
In addition, a corresponding slide list must be uploaded.  On the slide list, please include:
·         Entry number, Artist’s name, Title, Medium, Date, Dimensions, Price  (Example:  01 – Jamie King, Self-Portrait, serigraph, 2011, 18” x 24”, $200.00)
·         If work is not for sale, please indicate NFS.  If no price is labeled for an artwork, it will be presumed NFS.
Also, please include a CV and a brief artist’s statement, no more than 200 words.
Submissions of images and/or proposals must be received by no later than July 12, 2014.  
Artists will be notified of jurying results no later than August 2, 2014 via email.  
Sales:  For artwork sold during the exhibition, Whitdel Arts takes a 33% commission fee of the sales price, regardless of other gallery affiliation.  Artwork need not be for sale.  
Work Drop Off & Installation:
Accepted work must be delivered or hand-delivered to Whitdel Arts by August 23, 2014.  
Artists living in the Metro Detroit area are responsible for transporting their works to Whitdel Arts by the drop-off date and completing installation at least 2 days before the exhibition opening on September 12, 2014.
Artists living outside Metro Detroit and shipping their work to Whitdel Arts are responsible for making sure their work arrives by August 23, 2014.  Detailed instructions and/or diagrams for installation, as well as any specific hardware, material, etc. needed for installation must accompany the work.  Please include visual photographs of how the final installation is to look.
Artists having their work delivered by a third party carrier are responsible for all shipping costs and insurance.  Return shipping must be included with the work upon its arrival at Whitdel Arts.  Whitdel Arts will not ship any artwork back to the artists until return shipping is received.  Shipped artwork must come in a sturdy, reusable shipping container; please no packing peanuts or glass.  Please include instructions for installation.  
Whitdel Arts reserves the right to omit any accepted work not ready for installation or if it is not as described in the artist’s submission.  
All artists are responsible for insurance of their work while is it at Whitdel Arts between the drop off date and the day it is picked up/returned.
Specific times for drop-off dates, installation schedule and shipping information will be sent to artists via email.  For questions or additional inquiries, please email JenClare Gawaran at
Accepted artists reserve all rights of reproduction of their consigned work, provided Whitdel Arts may publish photographs of all such work for promotional and/or educational purposes as it may deem appropriate.
Work Pick-up:  Unsold, hand-delivered artwork must be picked up by the artist by October 19, 2014.  Whitdel Arts will return shipped artwork that has return postage included.  Whitdel Arts will not ship any artwork back to the artist until return postage is received.  After 30 days after the end of the exhibition, any unclaimed artwork, sold or unsold, remaining in the gallery becomes the property of Whitdel Arts.  Whitdel Arts reserves the right to dispose of any artwork remaining in the gallery after 30 days after the end of the exhibition.

July 13, 2014 ………...Emailed submissions/proposals due
August 2, 2014 ………………...Notification of jury results
August 23, 2014 ..…………….Accepted artwork due for installation at Whitdel Arts
September 26, 2014………….….Reception
September 12 - October 18, 2014…………………..Exhibition
October 19, 2014 ……………………...Pick up artwork at Whitdel Arts

Artist Checklist:
All submissions must be electronic submissions.  Please email the following information to:
·         $15 entry fee for non-members, new membership ($24), or free current Whitdel Arts members
·         up to 6 jpg images (2 per piece of work)
·         Complete slide list
·         CV
·         Artist’s statement, no more than 200 words

For a schedule of exhibitions and events at Whitdel Arts, please visit  Questions and inquiries can be sent to JenClare Gawaran

A division of CAID, Whitdel Arts is an 1800 sq. ft. professional exhibition space that showcases the work of local and international established and emerging artists.  Whitdel Arts is located at 1250 Hubbard Street, Suite B1, Detroit, MI 48209 and at

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Whitdel Arts
1250 Hubbard St. Suite B1, Detroit, MI 48209

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

“Pressing Matters V”
Atlanta Printmakers Studio Annual Members Exhibition
at 2 Rules Fine Art, Marietta GA
Deadline for Entry: Postmarked by September 1, 2014
October 3 - November 21, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday October 3, 5:00-9:00 p.m.

ELIGIBILITY: This exhibit is open to all Atlanta Printmakers Studio members.
Each member may exhibit one print (framed and ready to hang) and up to five prints (matted/mounted) for the print bins.

SUBMISSION: Artists must mail their entry form and $15 entry fee to APS
post-marked by September 1, 2014. You may renew your membership or sign up as a
member by including the $35 membership fee when you mail your entry form.

AWARDS: A “Best in Show” award of $100 and three “Honorable Mention”
awards of $50 each will be selected.

Thank you 2 Rules Fine Art
for hosting Pressing Matters V.
675 Metropolitan Parkway SW #6026, Atlanta, GA 30310 

The mission of the Atlanta Printmakers Studio is to nurture the practice of printmaking as
an original art form among professional artists and anyone who wants to learn.

Funding is provided in part through grants from:

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Daniel Smith Artists Materials
Canson Editions Printmaking Paper
Made in France’s Arjomari-Prioux Mill, Canson Edition Printmaking Paper merges time-honored quality with valuable versatility. Each sheet has two distinct surfaces for printmaking, drawing and multi-media expression.
Sheets are dual-sided, with a smooth side ready for ink arts and intricate details, and a textured side suited for a variety of paints and media. Acid- and chlorine-free paper contains 100% cotton, with 2 deckled edges and 2 cut edges. Choose from classic color selections in 22" x 30" or 30" x 40" sizes.
  • Acid-free
  • Chlorine-free
  • Archival
  • 100% Cotton
  • Dual-sided with Smooth and Textured Surfaces
  • 2 Deckles and 2 Cut Edges
  • 250 gm/m2
CANSON Editions: Available in Many Colors!

July 10, 2014
Manhattan Graphics Center 
Blue rule
Blue rule
Artists' Talk 
Saturday, July 12, 6:30pm
Evan Summer 
Join us for these free talks by artists discussing the development of their work and showing images of old & new projects. Light refreshments served. All Welcome! 
Evan Summer's artwork has been influenced by his background in science -- from the use of uncommon materials in printmaking to mathematical perspective to depicting scientific specimens. He is a specialist in etching and collagraph, a form of printmaking that uses a collaged printing plate.

For many years he has exhibited his work in major competitions around the world. It has been shown in about 200 group exhibitions. He has had many solo exhibitions including the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC (1999-2000), the Reading Public Museum (Reading, PA in 2001 and 2005-06), the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice (2007) and the Guanlan International Print Workshop in Guanlan, China in 2010.

His work is in numerous public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, Brooklyn Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Evan Summer is currently Professor of Art at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania where he has taught printmaking since 1984. He received Kutztown University's three most prestigious awards, the Chambliss Award for scholarship in 2008, the Wiesenberger Award for teaching in 2011 and the Sharadin Medal in 2012.

On View at CHRISTIE'S,
Gallery 6, 20 Rockefeller Plaza, NY
July 9 -16, 2014

IPCNY Tour of Exhibition on July 10th at 3:45pm
featuring Artist Talks by
Michael Dal Cerro, Robin Dintiman, and Ana Sladetic
This exhibition consists of ninety-eight projects by eighty-five artists originally shown in New Prints 2014/Winter and
New Prints 2014/SummerInternational Print Center New York
212-989-5090 *

These Classes Start Soon! 
Expanding Images
through Sequence and Color  

Exploring Series and Sequence:

If you love drawing, color, and composition this class is for you. 
Imagine a series of images that are repeated and expanded into a larger, more complex idea.  We will learn the basics so you can expand your ideas in print. 
MONDAYS, 6:30-9:30pm
JULY 21, 28, AUGUST 4, 11 (4 weeks)
Instructor: Judy Mensch 
Images, Upper: Glass Ceiling 2
Lower: Glass Ceiling 1
Photo Lithographs by Judy Mensch 

Don't miss this short & intensive workshop  

Silk and Carborundum Aquatint
through Multi-Plate Color Etching

Matrix or Key plates can be quickly made using the Silk Aquatint and Carborundum Aquatint techniques. Students then work with transparent and opaque inks, hand-painting, tinted papers, image transfers and more to create outstanding color suites.
10:30am-4:30pm, JULY 19 AND 20
Instructor: Lisa Mackie

See the complete schedule on our website:
Monitors Ink 
Blue rule
lazarus print

Jeanne Betancourt / Abby Dubow / Monika de Vries Gohlke
Edgar Hartley / Gillie Holmes / Joan Lewis
Meredith Mayer / Hilary North / Margaret Nussbaum
Larry Schulte / David Selters / Bob Shore
David Thomas / Richard Turnbull
Gerry Wall / Vicki Wojcik
exhibitions viewing hours: 
Mon 6-10pm, Tue-Fri 10am-10pm  Sat-Sun 10am-6pm 
The Board of Directors of Manhattan Graphics Centerinvites more members to participate in the activities of the workshop and contribute ideas for group projects, fundraising and outreach to our communities. MGC thrives on this open interaction of member artists and friends who can work and support each other.
A short summary of the most recent Board meeting will be available through a link posted on the website. Find out about the Board discussion and plans for MGC going forward. 
HOURS: Mondays: 6-10pm / Tuesdays-Fridays: 10am-10pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 10am-6pm
  250 WEST 40 STREET, FIFTH FLOOR | NYC 10018 | 212-219-8783

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

artist to look at

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

AboutStudio UseClassesPublicationsBlackburn 20|20OpportunitiesContact

Interns are a vital element of our staff and are one of the reasons we are able to help provide printmaking access and education to so many artists. Internships are open to any artist looking to learn while they work.  Students, recent grads, and printmakers alike are all welcome to apply.  Though responsibilities vary according to the goals each intern, the positions fall boardly into three areas:

Studio Assistant / Technician
RBPMW is a fully functioning co-operative printmaking workspace as well as a professional collaborative printmaking studio. RBPMW is always in need of printmakers looking to learn while they work.
Responsibilities: assisting Master Printers in the editioning contract/ published prints, as well as helping maintain the studio’s supplies, facilities, and equipment.
Skill Requirements: computer literacy (Mac and PC), ability to handle fine art prints, proficiency in one or more of the following processes: lithography, etching, relief.
Archive Assistant
The Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop was founded in 1948 by Robert Blackburn, one of the most prominent African American artist/ printmakers of the past century, for the purpose of providing access to professional level printmaking to any artist. His workshop produced thousands of works that are housed in the RBPMW Archive. These works are in desperate need of organization for educational and historical purposes. Archive Assistant Interns will help RBPMW prepare this collection for public viewing, both in person and on the web.
Responsibilities: cataloging, photographing, packing and conserving RBPMW print collection.
Skill Requirements: computer literacy (Mac and PC), ability to handle fine art prints. Digital photography/ web skills a plus.
Program Assistant
RBPMW is a busy workplace and demands a great deal of office and administrative support. If you are interested in learning how a not-for-profit art space functions from the inside, this opportunity will allow for hands-on education
Responsibilities: assisting with day-to-day office administration as well as print sales, marketing, education development, and special events.
Skill Requirements: computer literacy (Mac and PC), ability to handle fine art prints, office skills (filing, phones, data entry)

Internship Guidelines 
All Internships are for a minimum of 3 days per week, require becoming a RBPMW member ($35 annual fee), and require at least a three-month commitment.
Academic credit arrangements for the internship must be made by the student. All paperwork for credit exchange is to be furnished at the beginning of the internship period.
All internships are unpaid.
All interns receive studio access outside of their internship hours.
Internship Deadlines
Internships align along spring, summer, and fall seasons. See below for dates and deadlines:
Summer Internship: June 1 - August 31     Deadline to Apply: March 30
Fall Internship: September 15 - December 15     Deadline to Apply: July 15
Spring Internship: February 15 - May 15      Deadline to Apply: January 15
Start and end dates are subject to change according to RBPMW and intern's schedules.
Internship Application
Application packets will include:
  •  Internship Application
  • Current one page CV (including a list of print process proficiencies)
  • 2 letters of reference w/ contact information
  • Letter of interest/intent with potential start dates and time commitment estimate
Please submit the above packet to Justin Sanz:
Thank you for applying to RBPMW’s Internship Program.