F a d e T o B l a c k

Small Print Competition

for receiving entry form and images 


Prizes courtesy of
Akua Inks from Rostow & Jung

One Week Workshop from Making Art Safely
Revere Paper from Legion Papers

1st Prize value $1,150

A one week Akua workshop in Santa Fe, New Mexico at Making Art Safely (value of $500), $500 in Akua inks, 50 sheets of Silk Revere Paper (value of $150) Visit Making Art Safely online and check out the Workshops page to see what’s coming up this year at Making Art Safely.

2nd Prize value $650

$500 in Akua Products, 50 sheets of Silk Revere Paper (value of $150)

3rd Prize value $375

$300 of Akua products, 25 sheets of Silk Revere Paper (value of $75)

20 Finalists

Finalists will receive a participation gift.

The final 20 pieces will be posted and captioned with the given title and name of each artist in the Akua online gallery.

About the Competition

Akua is proud to announce a small print competition, held to highlight our selection of blacks and grays. Printmakers are invited to submit up to five prints using any printmaking process using Bone Transparent Black and/or, Graphite and/or, Paynes Gray and/or, Lamp Black and/or, Carbon Black and/or, Mars Faster Drying Black.


  • Create a print using any technique using only Akua Intaglio Bone Transparent Black, Graphite, Paynes Gray, Lamp Black, Carbon Black, and/or Mars Faster Drying Black.
  • Use only Revere or Arches 88 (paper size 5.5”x7.5” )
  • 4” x 4”plate size (any printmaking technique)
  • Up to five entries accepted per printmaker

Materials Needed to Enter the competition

If you already have one or more Akua Intaglio ink colors in Bone Transparent Black, Graphite, Paynes Gray, Lamp Black, Carbon Black, Mars Faster Drying Black, Revere or Arches 88 paper and a 4″ x 4″ plate you are set to go. For your convenience sets including these materials are available.

Paper & Plate Packet pre-cut to competition requirement size
Twelve Sheets of Paper:
2 sheets each of 6 different papers(Revere smooth in Polar White, Standard White, Warm White, Ivory, Bisque, and ultra smooth Arches 88). All papers are 5.5 x 7.5 inches.
One 4″ x 4″ plate: Plate can be used for drypoint, monotype or stencil, etc.  4×4 inches

Akua Intaglio Ink Black & Grey sampler set 2 fl. oz. jar of each color: Bone Transparent Black, Graphite, Paynes Gray, Lamp Black, Carbon Black, Mars Faster Drying Black

Shop online for individual items

How Winners Will Be Selected

The name and corresponding image of 20 finalists will be posted on the Akua website. An online voting poll will take place to select the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winners. This online voting poll will be open to everyone. Please invite friends and family to vote. Only one vote per person allowed.


Jan 2, 2012 – deadline for receiving entry form and images
Jan 16 , 2012 – twenty finalists will be posted on the Akua website.
Jan 17, 2012 voting poll begins at 2PM
March 31, 2012 – voting poll will close at 4pm
April 2, 2012 – winners will be announced on the Akua website and e-newsletter (winners will also be contacted personally)
April 9. Online exhibition showing winners and finalists will be posted on the Akua website print gallery.

How do I Enter Competition Details (printer friendly)

  1. Fill out the entry form to be submitted with the works.
  2. Send images to Rostow & Jung by snail mail or email:
  • Snail Mail: (send discs with jpegs or actual prints)

Rostow & Jung
219 East 4th Street, 2A
New York, NY 10009

You must include a copy of the entry form, filled out. Please number each piece appropriately to match the order they are listed on the entry form. Applicant must include a self addressed envelope with pre-paid postage for return of prints or discs. Rostow & Jung reserves the right to discard images without return postages.

Send image using the following specifications:

Save file name as: lastname_firstname_title.jpg

Resolution 72 dpi

Dimensions: 400 x 400 pixel maximum

File Type: must be a jpeg

You must attach a copy of the entry form, filled out with all information. Submissions that do not include this form, filled out will be disqualified

Contact Info:

Questions email

Call toll free 888 473 4670

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)

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