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

Calendar
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
1014 MILAM COLUMBUS, TEXAS
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.

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

ELIGIBILITY
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.

EXHIBITION AGREEMENT, REPRODUCTION & SALES
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.

SUBMISSION, FEE & DUE DATE
Members Enter through the WPA website at http://www.womenprintmakers.com/Nexus.

Non-members send digital files to artSubmissions@womenprintmakers.com. 
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.
Fees:
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.