Thursday, July 17, 2014

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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