10th National Print Competition and Exhibition

Pushing Boundaries – Expanding Horizons:
Emerging Artists Competition and Exhibition

JANUARY 27 – FEBRUARY 22, 2014

The Janet Turner Print Museum seeks artists who push the boundaries of traditional printmaking in unique and innovative ways including using combinations of media. Creative works that reference and expand printmaking’s traditions are encouraged. Print images, objects and related print works that can encompass 2D, 3D, book arts, printed ephemera, time-based work, and installations are eligible. Critical elements include a well-developed aesthetic including contemporary issues and their expression in content.

ELIGIBLE ARTISTS
Any artist working in and expanding printmaking as an art form is eligible to submit work. All submissions must have been created within the last two years.

JUROR
Anne Collin s Goodyear, Co-Director, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine; President, College Art Association; and former Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings, The National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.

JUROR STATEMENT
“Contemporary art practice presents many new opportunities to rethink the nature of the medium and its boundaries. Printmaking lends itself to experimentation and a reconsideration of traditional boundaries. What makes a print a print? I look forward to reviewing artwork that explores this question while demonstrating excellence in craftsmanship and innovative thinking about new potentials for the fine art print.”

ENTRY FEE
$25.00 for each individual artwork entry. Diptych, triptych, etc. considered one entry.

ENTRY FORMAT for Juror and Catalog
Submit entries on a CD or USB flash drive. More than one entry may be submitted on same CD or drive. Externally mark CD or flash drive with your name. Each entry file must be labeled with the artist’s last name and entry number (e.g., Turner_1.jpg, Turner_2.jpg). Images must be submitted in digital format (jpeg preferred). Files must be 300 dpi and sized at approximately 6 x 8 inches in preparation for our catalog.

Please also submit, in addition to entry form, an image list that includes your full name, contact information, artwork title, year, technique and/or materials for each entry, as you would like it to appear in the catalog. For artworks submitted in a format other than CD or USB flash drive, please call or e-mail for consultation.

A completed hard copy entry form, including a working e-mail address and entry fee, must accompany each entry. Entry denotes acceptance of competition guidelines and the use of image for educational and publicity purposes. SASE required for submission return. Most communication for this competition will be done by e-mail.

AWARDS
Best in Show Friends Prize: Solo exhibition at the Janet Turner Print Museum in 2015. Additional cash prizes up to $2,000.00.

RELATED EVENTS
There will be an opening reception, awards announcement, and juror presentation. Dates and times will be announced and open to the public. A hard copy catalog will be produced, available on the Turner website through Blurb. The entire exhibition will be viewable as a slide show on the Turner website.

The exhibition will be in two locations on the CSU, Chico campus: Janet Turner Print Museum and University Art Gallery.

ENTRY DEADLINE
Entries must be postmarked by September 30, 2013. Please, no late or incomplete entries.

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTED ARTISTS
All entrants will be notified by e-mail of selected artists by November 7, 2013. Selected artists will also be notified separately by e-mail with exhibition details for shipping, presentation, installation and artist’s background material (artist statement, biography, and curriculum vitae).

All shipping costs and insurance while in transit are at the artist’s expense. Works appropriate for framing should be framed with Plexiglas.

MAIL ENTRIES TO:
The Janet Turner Print Museum CSU, Chico 400 W. 1st St. Chico, CA 95929-0820

QUESTIONS? Contact Catherine Sullivan, Curator, Janet Turner Print Museum / Competition Exhibition Director at 530-898-4476 or csullivan@csuchico.edu


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