Art Jobs | printmaking

printmaking

Stand Up Prints

Share

Country:

Eligibility:

Printmaking has functioned historically as a means of disseminating information and knowledge, but also as a powerful tool for communicating social and political messages to a mass audience. Dissent, outrage, inspiration, hope, and calls for social justice are common themes in prints made by artists including Kara Walker (US), Francisco Goya (Spain), Honore Daumier (France), Jose Guadalope Posada (Mexico), Glenn Ligon (US), Käthe Kollowitz (Germany), Sister Corita Kent (US), and collectives like Taller de Gráfica Popular (Mexico), AfriCOBRA (US) and See Red Women's Workshop (UK). In honor of the voices in Minneapolis that have inspired communities worldwide to stand up, Highpoint Center for Printmaking’s Stand Up Prints exhibition will highlight artists who are using printmaking to address social and political issues right now.

Stand Up Prints will feature contemporary examples of printmaking being used to promote racial and social justice in America. Submitted work must contain some element of printmaking (screenprinting, lithography, intaglio, monotype, collograph, relief, stenciling, letterpress). Acceptable submissions include prints, posters, broadsides, zines, and printstallations. Artist collaborations are welcome. 

Timeline:
August 16 - last day to apply
September 3 - applicants notified
October 9 - accepted artwork due at Highpoint
October 23 - exhibition opens
November 21 - exhibition closes

There is no entry fee to submit to this exhibition. Instead, Highpoint asks that applicants make a donation to a social justice organization of their own choosing (if they are able to do so). 

About our guest curator: Ellen Y. Tani, PhD is the 2020-2022 A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Washington, DC. A Minnesota native, she has held curatorial positions at the ICA/Boston, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. A historian of contemporary African American art, her broader research within contemporary art engages critical race studies, disability studies, and feminism, and has been supported by the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African and African American Studies, the Clark Art Institute, and the Getty Research Institute.

Eligibility: Submitted work must have been completed since 2018. While non-traditional or digital output is accepted as a print element, submissions must utilize some form of printmaking (screenprinting, lithography, intaglio, monotype, collograph, relief, stenciling, letterpress). Three-dimensional work may be submitted. Prints must be unframed and will be displayed behind glass cut to the paper size (unless otherwise specified by the artist). Each artist may submit 1-2 images for consideration.

Agreement: Submission of artwork constitutes an agreement that allows Highpoint to photograph and reproduce accepted work for promotional purposes, and allows work to remain on display at Highpoint for the full duration of the exhibition. Submission also grants Highpoint and the Curator permission to make final presentation decisions.

Liability: Work will be insured the entire time it is on Highpoint's premises. If damage occurs and the piece can be repaired, liability will be limited to the cost of repair. Damages incurred in transit are the responsibility of the artist.

Shipping: Packing, shipping, and related costs are the responsibility of the artist. All accepted work must be packaged in a sturdy, reusable container. Prints may be shipped rolled in a mailing tube or flat in a well-padded container. Highpoint will provide participating artists with useful suggestions on safe and efficient packaging.

Sales: Highpoint will retain 20% of proceeds from exhibition sales. Work does not need to be available for purchase in order to be eligible for this exhibition. All unsold work will be returned after the exhibition in its original packaging. Proceeds from sales will help Highpoint cover the costs of assembling this exhibition.

 

Deadline: 
08/16/2020

Entry Fee:

Contact & Links: 

BIG INK visits Riverviews Artspace

Share

Country:

City:

Eligibility:

BIG INK is hosting a weekend of monumental woodblock printing at Riverviews Artspace in Lynchburg, VA. We invite artists interested in carving a woodblock of at least 24 by 36 inches to print with us!

First, artists must submit a design for consideration by August 3rd. Those selected will have two months to carve a woodblock based on their submission. We then meet at Riverviews and help each other print on BIG INK’s giant mobile printing press, The Big Tuna.

It’s free to submit; accepted applicants pay $300. Participation includes the following benefits:

✔️ Access to our online woodblock carving master class
✔️ Hands-on instruction during the event
✔️ High-resolution scan of the finished work
✔️ Ink and paper samples from Speedball Art Products
✔️ Potential inclusion in themed exhibitions
✔️ Feature in our online shop

We print three impressions from each participant’s woodblock. Two remain property of the artist, and the third goes in BIG INK’s collection. Over 300 large-scale woodblock prints, created by past participants, are available for purchase in our online shop. Sale proceeds are split equally between BIG INK and the participant. We also utilize the collection for exhibitions, artist talks, and college presentations.

No prior carving experience is necessary, and artists of all skill levels are encouraged to apply. Bring your next big idea to life and participate in our one-of-a-kind printmaking bonanza!

Deadline: August 3rd

Event Dates: October 10th & 11th (one day attendance required)

Max Woodblock Size: 40 by 96 inches

Deadline: 
08/03/2020

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
Free to apply; $300 if accepted
Contact & Links: 

BIG INK Visits Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Wesport, MA

Share

Country:

Eligibility:

BIG INK will host a monumental woodblock printing event at Dedee Shattuck Gallery this Spring. Artists interested in carving a woodblock of at least 24 by 36 inches are invited to apply to print with us. No prior experience is required and emerging, mid-career, and established visual artists are encouraged to apply. Upon acceptance, artists have two months to carve their designs. We then meet at the gallery in Westport, MA and help each other print as a group. The public is invited to witness the demonstration and a printing bonanza ensures!

Participation includes access to BIG INK’s woodblock carving video course leading up to the event, paper, ink, cleaning supplies, equipment usage, technical expertise during the event, and a high-res scan of the finished print. It is free to submit an application; accepted artists pay $300 to participate. Experience art-making on a monumental scale, explore a creative place and connect with program participants from coast to coast.

Deadline: 
03/31/2020

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
Free to apply; $300 if accepted
Contact & Links: 

BIG INK Visits Whiteaker Printmakers

Share

Country:

City:

Eligibility:

This Spring BIG INK is hosting a large-scale woodblock printing event at Whiteaker Printmakers.  Artists interested in carving a woodblock of at least 24 by 36 inches are invited to apply to print with us.  No prior experience is required and emerging, mid-career, and established visual artists are encouraged to apply.  Upon acceptance, artists have two months to carve their design.  We then meet at Whiteaker in Eugene, OR and help each other print as a group. 

Participation includes: access to BIG INK’s woodblock carving video course leading up to the event, paper, ink, cleaning supplies, studio equipment usage, technical expertise during the event, and a high-res scan of the finished print after the event.  It is free to submit an application; accepted artists pay $300 to participate. Experience art-making on a monumental scale, explore a creative place, and connect with program participants from coast to coast.

Deadline: 
03/24/2020

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
Free to apply; $300 if accepted
Contact & Links: 
Subscribe to printmaking