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WOOLWICH CONTEMPORARY PRINT FAIR | 2022 ARTIST OPEN CALL

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Apply to our open call to be a part of Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, the UK’s largest celebration of contemporary print. 

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair’s unique hybrid model of representing artists directly within a curated exhibition next to individual gallery booths creates opportunities for emerging artists to sit alongside some of the most prominent international printmakers and specialist dealers, while formulating new approaches to contemporary printmaking.

If successful, applicants will have the opportunity to:

  • Partake in the UK’s largest celebration of contemporary print
  • Be exposed to a new and engaged audience, attracting new clientele
  • Be scouted for representation by leading galleries and specialists in print, exhibiting at WCPF
  • Sell work to international audiences via The Online Edition x Artsy offering
  • Apply for the WCPF Installation Award
  • Receive prestigious prizes and recognition
  • Participate in WCPF monthly print drops throughout 2023
  • Take part in live artist talks and demonstrations

In addition to this, all applicants (regardless of whether they are selected for the Fair) will receive:

  • 2 free tickets to WCPF22 (worth £20)
  • Complimentary access to our Art & Business workshops, curated with leading industry experts to assist independent artists navigate and stand out in the market
  • 40% discount on your first Tagsmart Certificate
  • 10% discount on all Art Hub Studio courses
  • 20% discount on all Artichoke Print Studio courses
  • 10% discount on all Bainbridge Print Studios workshops
  • 10% off all Ironbridge Fine Arts products
Prize Summary: 
Receive prestigious prizes and recognition
Prizes Details: 
  • ART HUB STUDIOS PRIZE: 1 month free access to the Art Hub Studio printmaking facilities of the artist’s choice.
  • ARTICHOKE PRINT AWARD: Annual membership to the Brixton-based studio and 10 sessions access.
  • BAINBRIDGE PRINT PRIZE: 10 session pass to one of the Bainbridge Print studios (based in either Elephant & Castle or Croydon).
  • BOODLE HATFIELD PRINTMAKING PRIZE: Solo showcase at the following year’s fair and purchase prize.
  • CITY & GUILDS OF LONDON ART SCHOOL PRINT PRIZE: 3 days access to City & Guilds of London Art School Print Room.
  • EAMES FINE ART PRIZE: Purchase prize from our exhibiting gallery and contemporary print expert, Eames Fine Art.
  • EAST LONDON PRINTMAKERS AWARD: 1 year free Associate Membership with 10 free open-access sessions to the East London Printmakers studio.
  • INTAGLIO PRINTMAKER'S PRIZE: £150 (incl. VAT) vouchers to spend at the Intaglio Printmaker shop.
  • IRON BRIDGE FINE ARTS AWARD: £150 (incl. VAT) vouchers to spend at the Iron Bridge Fine Arts shop.
  • JEALOUS PRIZE: Purchase prize by exhibiting partner Jealous Gallery.
  • JILL BULLEN MEMORIAL AWARD
  • JOHN PURCELL PAPER PRIZE: £150 voucher to spend at John Purcell Paper.
  • PRINTMAKERS' PRINTMAKING PRIZE: The favourite artist, voted for by the successful open-call applicants, is then invited to join the 2023 Open-Call Panel.
  • PRINTMAKING TODAY PRIZE: Editorial feature in Printmaking Today magazine.
  • SLAUGHTERHAUS PRINT STUDIO PRIZE: 1 year membership and 10 sessions at the Slaughterhaus Print Studio.
  • TAGSMART AWARD: Free account with concierge service (help entering their work info, manually check addresses etc. before despatch, and provide any other support required); 10 free Smart DNA Print Tags plus 10 free printed and personalised custom Certificates using their own design if they wish, with online provenance records, printed and posted free of charge to anywhere in the world; Regular social media coverage of works, exhibitions during the year; Artist of the month on the Tagsmart website for January.
  • THAMES-SIDE PRINT STUDIO PRIZE: Membership, sessions and a place on an advanced print course of choice (worth £600) at Thames-side Print Studio.
  • USHAW COLLEGE RESIDENCY: Residency programme prize from Ushaw College. The winner undertakes a 2 week residency at the heritage site, responding to their extensive collection. The work will then be exhibited at WCPF23, and then put on display for sale at Ushaw, as well as one edition being acquired for their permanent collection.
  • WOOLWICH CONTEMPORARY PRINTMAKING PRIZE: WCPF23 dedicated solo showcase.
Location: 
The Fireworks Factory, No.1 Street, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, London, SE18 6HD
Deadline: 
03/July/2022

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up to £30.00
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SUMMERACADEMY GARDENA 2022

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SUMMERACADEMY GARDENA 2022

FOR DRAWING, SCULPTURE & PRINTMAKING

Organization: Association "LA VETA", Ortisei

When? 25. 07. 2022 - 06. 08. 2022

Location: Studio hall, Ortisei/Pontives

 

Artists and lecturers:

  • Lois Anvidalfarei
  • Elena Molena
  • Gehard Demetz

Course content:

LOIS ANVIDALFREI

Can we teach art? Can we learn art? 

I think, what we can do is to be attentive and focus our perception on something by seeing and hearing. This means looking into details, trying to understand, trying to recognize, to perceive in detail, through the eyes, through emotions that lead to hand, body and mind. We keep all possibilities open.

Could we call this time a “school for vision”?

How can we bring the things we perceived to paper?

How can we give the perceived a form?

This is what interests me and what would like to try, together with you.

ELENA MOLENA

The alchemy of engraving gives each of us the opportunity to take part in a creative journey.

Printmaking between tradition and experiment.

The course aims to teach the printmaking techniques intaglio and relief through the process of drawing.

The goal is to experiment with different techniques, including drypoint, etching, aquatint, as well as woodcut and linocut.

The starting point is your drawing on paper and the search for a graphic representation that can be transferred onto different materials. The engraved pieces will also be printed.

GEHARD DEMETZ

What I cannot express with words I can express through my sculptures. For me the form is the key to communication.

This course gives us the opportunity to fully immerse ourselves in creating.

The paths can be different, it is important to me that everyone finds and recognizes their own language.

The body is our focal point, our way to look for possible variables that can support our statements and feelings.

Evening events: Studio visits, discussions, get together

The program will be communicated at the beginning of the course.

Opening hours of the studios:

Mon. -Sat. 08:30h – 12:00h, 14:00h – 18:00h.

The studios are closed on Sunday.

Lunch break: There is a simple studio kitchen available, if desired we can eat and cook together.

Schedule: To be announced

Atelier and working materials:

The studio of the Summer Academy is located in a spacious hall in the industrial area of Pontives/ Val Gardena. The facilities of the summer academy (easels 185 cm x100 cm, modelling racks, stools, work tables) are available for the participants to use. Modelling clay, plaster and individual pieces of wood are provided. Other work equipment, materials and work clothes are to be brought with you.

A nude model will be present for the entire duration of the course.

Accommodation:

Each person has to take care of their room and board themselves. A list of accommodations will be provided.

This call is open to all artists, art students and aspiring sculptors above 18 years!

 

Registration and enrolment:

info@summeracademygardena.com

Conditions of participation:

The course participants must register by e-mail till 01. 06. 2022, 12:00 pm.

Submit the completed application form, a portfolio containing max. 5 current works, a CV, all in digital form.

A maximum of 20 participants can be admitted, the selection is made on the basis of the submitted documents by the lecturers. By registering, you commit to participate in the course.

Participation fee:

The participation fee includes a one-time registration fee of 300,00 Euros and is to be transferred within 10 days of the confirmation of participation from the Summer Academy to the following bank account of the association “LA VETA”:

IBAN: IT 46H08 238 58 680 00 030 203 3399

BIC: RZSBIT21 055

The enrolment is only valid from the time of deposit. This fee entitles you to participate in all courses and events offered.

We are excited for your applications and hope to welcome you in Val Gardena!

Deadline: 
01/June/2022

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Fee Detail: 
300
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Pulp: Wood, Paper & Print

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Pulp: Wood, Paper, Print is a one-time Juried competitive exhibition being held at the Center for the Visual Arts Gallery. This exhibition was created to shine a light on underrepresented mediums and modes of making in the CVA galleries; this exhibition will feature printmaking, all manners of paper arts, wood art/craft, and basketry. The artworks are not limited to these mediums but must highlight and be 50% or more derived from these mediums.

***This is not a "work on paper" exhibition painting, collage and drawing on paper is not included in this call.***

Prize Summary: 
$900 in Cash Prizes
Prizes Details: 

Jurors Choice: $250 3 Award of Excellence: $150  3 Honors: $50  1 Peoples Choice: $50

Deadline: 
28/March/2022

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$30 or $15 for Students with valid .edu
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DEADLINE EXTENDED Until March 21–International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2022 R.O.C.

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In response to the enthusiasm of global participants (entries received from 46 countries already!), we have now extended the submission deadline untill March 21, 2022.

If you are interested in participating, please submit your artwork at: https://printbiennial.ntmofa.gov.tw/print20/en/index.aspx

Or check the official museum website to know more about who we are: https://www.ntmofa.gov.tw/en/

Feel free to contact us via email: print20@art.ntmofa.gov.tw

Thank you for your support, and we look forward to your participation!

Prize Summary: 
1000~14,000 USD cash prizes
Deadline: 
21/March/2022

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Calling all Printmakers!! 2022 International Print Biennial in Taiwan

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GREAT NEWS! “The International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2022 R.O.C.” will be accepting submissions online from 8th to 28th February, 2022!

The preliminary selection will be held online, based on electronic files and images submitted. On top of that, the cost of postage of original artworks (submitted only for the final selection), to and from where you are based, will be paid by the organizer. These regulations are made to minimize the inconvenience for you to participate amid the pandemic.

The application is opened to artists across the world and no registration fee is required. Selected artworks will have the opportunity to be granted prizes and collected by one of the largest art museums in Asia!

For more information, please visit the official biennial website: https://printbiennial.ntmofa.gov.tw/print20/en/ or museum website: https://www.ntmofa.gov.tw/en/

Prize Summary: 
15 prizes ranging from 30,000 to 400,000 TWD (approx. 1000 to 14,500 USD)
Prizes Details: 

15 prizes ranging from 30,000 to 400,000 TWD (approx. 1000 to 14,500 USD) will be awarded, and winners of the Merit Prize, Special Jury Prize and the top three prizes will each be offered flight tickets and accommodation and meals, for them to attend the opening ceremony and final awards presentation. Exhibition catalogue and award certificate will be provided.

Deadline: 
28/February/2022

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Uncommon Prints x Common Matrices

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Woman Made Gallery is seeking submissions for our February – March, 2022 group exhibition juried by Cathie Ruggie Saunders (artist, educator, Professor, Adjunct.  at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Visual Communication Design Department and Professor + Chair at Saint Xavier University, Art and Design Department)

This exhibition will be held at Woman Made Gallery located at 2150 S. Canalport Ave., Chicago, IL 60608 in the Pilsen neighborhood. 

EXHIBITION DESCRIPTION

Woman Made Gallery seeks artworks in any medium that explore the concept and techniques of a transfer in new or unique ways.

The tradition of printmaking embraces using a matrix as a master surface from which to take an impression.  Typical matrices would be wood (as in relief printing), Bavarian limestone or aluminum plates (as in lithography), copper or zinc (as in etching, engraving, or mezzotint), and a silkscreen frame and stencils (as in screen printing or serigraphy).

However, if we open up this practice, we might consider so many more common methods of making “marks.”  After a spring shower, walking through a puddle leaves “prints” of the soles of your shoes (or your bare feet) on the sidewalk.  Holding a hot iron a bit too long on a piece of fabric will result in a freshly “printed” burn on the garment.  Eating a voluptuous summer peach will transfer brilliant pink juice onto the napkin that wipes your mouth.

Finger and handprints using earth pigments and plant berries have been used since the Lascaux cave markings in Paleolithic times.  Babies are often documented with their fingerprints or footprint.  Your skin on those appendages is a matrix you carry with you forever.  Have you ever thought of incorporating its artistic potential into your work?

For this exhibition, the juror seeks artwork in any medium that explores the concept or technique of a transfer in new or unique ways, as in the examples above, or in combination with traditional printmaking methods.

The juror is interested in work that investigates:

  • Using unconventional materials that push the boundaries of what is typically considered a printmaking matrix.
  • An awareness of the natural world and human body as potential for artmaking.
  • Where the intersection of prescriptive and informal printmaking practices merge or collide.
  • If quality work is being produced through methods that honor tradition but also bring a contemporary perspective to the definition of the printmaking discipline

ABOUT THE JUROR

Cathie Ruggie Saunders is an artist, educator and mentor. She currently teaches in the Visual Communication Design Department at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is the Chair of the Art and Design Department at Saint Xavier University, Chicago IL. She holds an MFA and MA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a BA from the Northwestern University. Her work has been displayed in exhibitions held at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Temari Center for Asian & Pacific Fibers, Honolulu, Hawaii; American Cultural Center, New Delhi, India, World Print Competition, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Footprint:  Northwest International Small Format Print Exhibition.  Seattle, WA. 

She has won 2 American Graphic Design Awards, First Annual Tampa Book Arts Studio Letterpress Excellence Award in Contemporary Ephemera (with Martha Chiplis); Illinois Arts Council Artists Fellowship; Teaching Excellence Award, Saint Xavier University. Prominent institutions like the Library of Congress, The Art Institute of Chicago, Harold Washington Library Special Collections, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India, Vanderbilt University Jean and Alexander Heard Library, Nashville, TN, Huntington Museum and Library.  San Marino, CA have her work in their collections. Her work can also be found in the publications like For the Love of Letterpress, a Printing Handbook for Instructors and Students, written and designed with Martha Chiplis, 2013 (first edition); 2019 (second edition). Bloomsbury, London.

Deadline: 
12/December/2021

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
$30 with fee waivers available
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