WPA presents Nexus in Texas


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Women Printmakers of Austin (WPA)
present Nexus In Texas 2012 Juried Competition

Images with entry form due.......postmarked by March 15, 2012
Notification of acceptance................................ ............May, 2012
Deliver Work.............................................   before June 30 , 2012
Opening and Awards Pres...............................       ....July 7, 2012
Exhibition Ends..............................................  .....August 18, 2012
Pick up work.................................................after August 18, 2012

Presented at the Live Oak Art Center
MAY 19, 2012 -JUNE 30, 2012
The Women Printmakers of Austin present a juried art exhibition of print work by national and international artists at the Live Oak Art Center in Columbus, Texas, July 7th to August 18th, 2012. WPA is devoted to fostering a deeper understanding of the current worldwide trends in printmaking. This exhibition is open to all artists in any print media. Columbus is at the nexus, or crossroads, between the major Texas cultural centers of Austin, Houston, and San Antonio.

Jurors Jean Gumpper and Margie Simpson

Jean Gumpper
Jean is a Visiting Professor in the art department at Colorado College in Colorado Springs.  Ebo Gallery in New York, William Havu Gallery in Denver, Hudson Gallery in Sylvania, Ohio, Open Studio in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and Thomassen Gallery in Gothenburg, Sweden, represent her work.  Her prints are in the collections of The Art Bank at the Department of State, Washington, D.C., Cork Printmakers Special Collection, Ireland; Cranbrook Institute of Arts, Bloomfield Hills, MI; Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Michigan; Kirkland Museum of Art, Denver, CO; Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado; Springfield Art Museum, MO;   and the Turku Art Museum, Finland,  as well as private and corporate collections in the United States, Canada, Finland, Japan, Nepal and Sweden. Jean taught international print workshops at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2008 and 2009 and, in April 2011, she completed a month long residency at the Goldwell Museum in Rhyolite, Nevada.   She received a Visual Artist Fellowship award from the Colorado Council on the Arts in 2000.
Margie Simpson
Margaret Simpson established Slugfest in the summer of 1996. Margaret Simpson has an MFA in Printmaking from Massachusetts College of Art. She teaches lithography at the University of Texas in Austin. She has received further training in lithography from the Tamarind Institute and in intaglio from Rutgers University and Crown Point Press.

The cash awards will be as follows: $300 First Place, $200 Second Place, $100 Third Place chosen by the juror.

The competition is open to artists working in all printmaking media, 2D and 3D. Wall mounted works and sculptural work must fit through a standard height, 36"wide entry door.  All work must be original, no reproductions, giclees, or posters.  Please do not submit works that hang from the ceiling, or by large bolts, or weigh more than 100 pounds.

The juror reserves the right to exclude any entry deemed too fragile for display, too cumbersome to handle, or not accurately represented by slide. Permission to reproduce artwork for publicity is considered granted unless otherwise stated in writing by the artist. Sales from the exhibition will be encouraged. Checks for sales will be made out to the artists. There will be a 40% commission on any sales made during the exhibition (30% to Live Oak Center, 10% to WPA, 60% to artists).  All work submitted must be for sale.  Submission of entries constitutes agreement to the considerations set forth above.

Members Enter through the WPA website at

Non-members send digital files to 
Label files by last name and entry number (Smith_1). Dimensions should be approximately 1920 pixels.
High resolution, good quality digital photographs of 300 DPI will be required for inclusion in the catalog.
Application fees:  $40 for non-members
$25 for members of The Women Printmakers of Austin
$20 for volunteers (must be a WPA member to volunteer)

Membership applications can be accepted at the time of entry. Pay through Pay Pal on the WPA website, or mail a check to the WPA, PO Box 33271, Austin, TX 78764
All fees are non-refundable.
Accepted artists will be included in a color catalog of the exhibition, available from Blurb or similar website.

Israeli Artist/Printmaker Andi Arnovitz

September 8th - October 8th, 2011
September 14th at 7:00 pm
Israeli Artist/Printmaker Andi Arnovitz will present an artist talk for members of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society at the George Billis Gallery in Culver City organized by Ruth Weisberg.


On view in the gallery will be new Mixed Media works by Ms. Arnovitz who was born in Kansas City Missouri and immigrated to Israel in 1999.

George Billis Gallery
2716 So.La Cienega, L.A. 90034-2642
(310) 8383685.  


Parking is available on side streets (be aware of restricted parking in front of the gallery)

Janet Turner National Print Competition

Call for Entries: Building New Traditions 2012

Entry Deadline- September 23, 2011
Works by national, independent printmakers— both established and emerging artists— will be on display at the 9th National Janet Turner Print Competition Exhibition, January 30–March 4, 2012, at both The Turner, Meriam Library, and the University Art Gallery, Taylor Hall. Some of the exhibited prints will be for sale.

Franklin Sirmans, Terri and Michael Smooke Department Head and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, will be the juror for the 9th Biennial Janet Turner National Print Competition. He has taught at Maryland Institute College of Art and Princeton University, and worked for Dia Center for the Arts and Flash Art magazine. Sirmans has written essays for the New York Times, Time Out New York, Essence, and Grand Street.

Janet Turner used her collection of fine art prints as a teaching tool to both inspire and instruct her students about different approaches to printmaking. Referring to her collection, Turner herself wrote, “I bought as many styles and techniques as possible, regardless of the reputation of the artist, because, in teaching and printmaking, every new technique is interesting. I believe in teaching by example— offering different ideas and different styles to interest different students as opposed to teaching only one method and viewpoint.”


Eligible artists

Any ten-year postgraduate art major (BA, BFA, MA, MFA) is eligible to submit work created in the past two years.

Entry Fee

Enclose $25 per each entry submitted.

Entry Deadline

Entries must be postmarked by September 23, 2011 and include the entry fee. No late or incomplete entries will be accepted.

Entry Format

Submit entries on CD or thumb drive. Each device must be clearly externally and internally marked with name, title, year, and technique for each entry. Still works should be digital images at 300 dpi resolution. Time-based work should identify the program used and must be able to play on a Mac. Each entry must be accompanied by a hard copy entry form, entry fee, and a working e-mail address. SASE required for return of submission.

The Janet Turner
Print Museum

California State
University, Chico
8th Janet Turner National Print Exhibition catalog
Awards: Best in Show Friends Prize: Solo exhibition in 2013
Other cash and purchase awards total up to $3,000

Entry deadline: Entries must be postmarked by September 23, 2011 and include the entry fee. No late or incomplete entries will be accepted.

Notification of accepted artists: All entrants will receive an e-mail acknowledging acceptance by November 7, 2011. Accepted artists will be notified as to shipping dates and instructions. Shipping and return costs are at the artists’ expense. Works appropriate to framing should be sent framed.

Entries should be mailed to:
The Janet Turner Print Museum
CSU, Chico
400 W. 1st Street
Chico, CA 95929-0820

Printable entry forms available from: or

Questions? Contact Catherine Sullivan, Curator at: or 530.898.4476

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