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WEN Juried Relief Engraving Exhibition

The Wood Engravers’ Network (WEN) is excited to host its first juried exhibition of relief engraving. Bringing wood engraving to a broader audience to promote and encourage a passion for the tradition and contemporary experimentation of relief engraving.
Entries and fees must be received by March 2, 2012.
CALL FOR ENTRIES
The Wood Engravers’ Network seeks prints to be included in a Relief Engraving exhibition. The exhibition will debut at Asheville BookWorks and tour nationally. Venues and dates will be announced as they are scheduled.

ELIGIBILITY
Eligible works need to be primarily relief engraving. Relief engraving can include any engraving on wood, plastic, Corian®, Resingrave® – any material – as long as it is printed in relief.

ENTRY FEE
A non-returnable entry fee of $30 USD for current Wood Engravers’ Network members.
A non-returnable entry fee of  $40 USD for all other entries.

Entry fees cover the submission of up to 3 images.
Entries and fees must be received by March 2, 2012.

JUROR
Tim Peterson, Director and Curator of Franklin Art Works, a contemporary art gallery in Minneapolis, MN.

CALENDAR
March 2, 2012 - Entries and fees due (not a postmark date)
March 24 - artist notification of acceptance via email
April 13 - work must arrive at MCBA for inclusion in exhibit
May 10 - Exhibit opens at Asheville Book Works

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Click on "CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2012 WEN Exhibit!"

Please post this call or pass this along to anyone you think might be interested!
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Joanne Price
Exhibitions Manager
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
1011 Washington Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55415
612-215-2528       

LA Printers Fair 2011

LAPS at 3RD Annual LA Printers Fair 2011

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LAPS members Nancy Haselbacher, Camilla Taylor, Cathy Weiss, Mary Sherwood and Sarah Pavsner Mael manned the booth and ran continuous demonstrations for the Los Angeles Printmaking Society in the 3rd annual Printers Fair at the International Print Museum in Carson, CA. held this past October 1, 2011. Organized by Rachelle Chuang for the Museum, this years event drew over a thousand print enthusiasts from all over Southern California sampling a range of venders and events throughout the day.
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Drew Cameron (above) of the Combat Paper Project is seen making pulp from recycled uniforms to be used to make paper for collaborative art projects that aid veterans of the recent wars.
To learn more about their diverse projects see their website here

Oso Bay North American Printmaking Competition

POSTMARK DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1ST 2012
JURORS: BILL FICK & TOM HUCK
UNIVERSITY GALLERIES DEPARTMENT OF ART TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY CORPUS CHRISTI
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The Department of Art and University Galleries at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi are pleased to announce the inaugural Oso Bay North American Printmaking Exhibition, a competitive juried competition held in conjunction with the 2012 Oso Bay Biennial. This month-long festival has proudly served fine art and culture to the South Texas Region for over 30 years. This year's events focus on the expansive realm of Printmaking.

AWARDS:
Merit, Purchase and Materials Awards totaling over $2500 will be announced by the jurors during the closing reception on Thursday, April 26th 2012.    A Materials Award from generous sponsors will be given in each category: Lithography, Intaglio, Relief and Screenprint.
ELIGIBILITY:
Open to professional artists living in the U.S. and Canada who are 18 and older. Entries must be original fine art prints including traditional, digital or experimental print media. Artists’ books are included, no photographs. Works must be original, not exceed 60 inches in any direction and have been completed in the last 3 years.
ENTRY GUIDELINES:
Work will be juried from jpegs submitted on CD ROM. (Maximum dimensions at eight inches on longest side – 300 dpi maximum resolution).    No slides, please.
Please label each jpeg entry in the following manner: FirstLastName1.jpg, FirstLastName2.jpg, FirstLastName3.jpg, etc
Please write your name and e-mail address on the CD. Notifications will be sent via e-mail. CDs will not be returned.
ENTRY FEE:
$30 for 3 entries, $5 for each additional artwork.    Maximum of 5 entries. Please make a check or money order payable to Texas A&M University Corpus Christi.
SUBMISSION OF ACCEPTED WORK:
All accepted works must be shipped professionally framed, wired and ready to hang. Plexi only, no glass. Special display instructions must be explicitly stated and included in shipping.

CALENDAR:
Deadline (Postmark) for submitting entries: FEBRUARY 1st 2012 Notification of Accepted works via e-mail: FEBRUARY 27th 2012
Shipping accepted works begins: MARCH 6th 2012
Deadline for receiving works: MARCH 25th 2012
Exhibition Dates: MARCH 30th – APRIL 28th 2012 Public Reception with Awards and Lecture by Tom Huck and Bill Fick
Thursday, April 26th, 2012 Return shipping begins: May 4th, 2012

Oso Bay Full Prospectus PDF


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