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Traces, Marks and Fragments:

A Juried Exhibition of Traditional Printmaking

Call for entries from California Printmakers 

Entries due October 1, 2011

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art

Central Coast Printmakers an affiliate of the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art presents a traditional print show
Traces, Marks, and Fragments
January 20 — February 26, 2012
Juror Sandow Birk

Open to artists residing or working in California in primarily traditional printmaking methods such as: intaglio, lithography, serigraphy,
monoprints, and monotypes. No reproductions in any medium. Work must be framed with white mats, no filler, and in black frames.

Download the entry form for more information. (320kb PDF)

Central Coast Printmakers is pleased to have Sandow Birk as juror for Traces, Marks, and Fragments. Sandow Birk, a Los Angeles artist, is a well-traveled graduate of the Otis/Parson's Art Institute. Frequently developed as expansive, multi-media projects, his works have dealt with contemporary life in its entirety. With an emphasis on social issues, frequent themes of his past work have included inner city violence, graffiti, political issues, travel, war, and prisons, as well as surfing and skateboarding. He was a recipient of an NEA International Travel Grant to Mexico City in 1995 to study mural painting, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1996, and a Fulbright Fellowship for painting to Rio de Janeiro for 1997. In 1999 he was awarded a Getty Fellowship for painting, followed by a City of Los Angeles (COLA) Fellowship in 2001. In 2007 he was an artist in residence at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC, and at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris in 2008. Sandow Birk is represented by the Koplin del Rio Gallery in Los Angeles, Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco, and P.P.O.W. Gallery in New York City. (
Entry Deadline
October 1, 2011
A juror’s award will be given. The recipient will receive a plaque and his or her exhibit in the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art’s McMeen Gallery under sponsorship of the Central Coast Printmakers
All artwork must be for sale. The gallery will retain 40% commission on any works sold. Price of work should include commission.
Insurance & Liability
Work will be insured at San Luis Obispo Museum of Art but not in transit. The Museum will not assume responsibility for work improperly framed or poorly packaged for shipping.
Entry Fee
There is a (nonrefundable) $30 entry fee for one piece; $40 for two pieces; $50 for three pieces. Entry by CD only. CDs will not be returned. Make checks payable to SLOMA, CC Printmakers
CD Submission Requirements
• Up to three works may be submitted as JPEGS on CD. • Image should be at least 800x800 pixels, no larger than 1500x1500 pixels and saved as JPEGS at the highest quality setting. • Name digital files with the artist’s last name, first initial, and number corresponding to the entry form. ie. Smith_A_1.jpeg • All other information, title, size, medium, is to be mailed with CD on the hard copy entry form. • CDs should be clearly labeled with the artist’s name.
Send CD And Entry Information To:
San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, attn: CC Printmakers, PO Box 813, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406

Eligibility & Media
Open to artists residing or working in California in primarily traditional printmaking methods such as: intaglio, lithography, serigraphy, monoprints, and monotypes. No reproductions in any medium. Work must be framed with white mats, no filler, and in black frames.
Sandow Birk, from the series The Depravities of War, 2007

Beyond Printmaking III: 2012 National Juried Exhibition

Call for Entries

Open to all media that push the concept of printmaking, either technologically or conceptually.

Juried by Melanie Yazzie, Associate Professor of Art, University of Colorado, Boulder.  Organized by Landmark Arts at Texas Tech University.

Exhibit runs Feb. 3 – March 4, 2012

November 4, 2011 – Online entries must be fully submitted at

December 16, 2011 – Accepted artists contacted by e-mail; posted online at

January 9-13, 2012 – Artworks received and held for installation.

February 3, 2012 – Exhibition Opens with Reception

March 4, 2012 – Exhibition Closes Artworks returned

Open to professional artists living in the U.S. who are 18 and older. All media expanding the notion of printmaking, including time-based and installation, will be considered. An artist’s statement illuminating the artist’s conception of printmaking must be included with the entry. Work must be original and completed within the last 3 years.

online submission
Submit all entries online at Entries must be fully submitted by November 4, 2011.

entry fee
Entry fee is on a sliding scale as shown below and includes the SlideRoom upload fee. For 3-D entries, two slides per entry may be uploaded; otherwise, one slide per entry. Be sure to click on the appropriate SlideRoom page.

$30 for up to three (3) entries
$40 for four (4) entries
$50 for five (5) entries

$2,500 in cash prizes to be awarded by the Juror at her discretion.

artwork size limitations
2D work: Maximum size 60” any direction. 3D work: Maximum size 48” any direction. Maximum weight 100 lbs

accepted entries
Accepted entries must be received between January 9-13, 2012.

Artwork should be shipped to:           

Beyond Printmaking
Texas Tech School of Art
18th Street at Flint Ave
Lubbock, TX  79409

for more information
phone: 806.742.1947; e-mail:

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