Please help The Western NY Book Arts Center receive $5000

December 7, 2015

Please help The Western NY Book Arts Center receive $5000 from the YELP Foundation!

The Western NY Book Arts Center in Buffalo NY is a young (10 years) not-for-profit that promotes book arts and all forms of printmaking. We have a dynamic program packed to the gills with workshops, educational outreach with diverse communities, open studios and exhibitions.

http://wnybookarts.org/

We will recieve $5,000 from the YELP Foundation if we have the most votes by Dec.15th! Voting takes place online, annonymously, and you can vote once per day from now until Dec. 15th. Click on the link below to vote.

http://www.yfgiveslocal.org/buffalo-ny/

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!! We all appreciate your support!

Adele Henderson
Board of Directors, Western NY Book Arts Center
Professor, Head of Printmaking, Dept. of Art, University at Buffalo, SUNY

The Western New York Book Arts Center promotes greater understanding of printing and book-related arts through education, creation, and exhibition for a broad and diverse community. The Western New York Book Arts Center features a letterpress and screenprinting studio, a gallery, a working museum, and a boutique. WNYBAC is a 501(c)3 educational non-profit.

Documentation: 2014 Detroit MAPC Conference

September 24, 2015

Hello 2014 Mid America Print Council conference attendees,

We’re happy to announce that the 2014 MAPC conference, PRINT CITY: Detroit 2014 has been e-published. Below you will find the link to the e-publication. Please feel free to reference and share the information on the site. In addition, many photos from the event can be found on the PRINT CITY Facebook page.

E-publication: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/mapc2014/printcity/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/PRINT-CITY-Detroit-2014/515572755149763

We thank you for contributing to the success of the 2014 MAPC conference and hope to see you about Detroit, exploring the ever-growing art scene!

Call for Entries: “And” SGCI Postcard Exhibitions

September 24, 2015
Hello Printmakers!

I’m the SGC International Student Member at Large, and I am writing to you to invite you to participate in And, a student led art show. Along with last year’s SGC International student representative, Cynthia Tidler, and others, we are organizing an exhibition to take place in three venues this fall (the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and the University of Iowa). The exhibition is an open-call for postcards incorporating printmaking and/or digital techniques. We’d love your involvement, and especially encourage student participants. The show’s theme, And, is a reflection on how printmaking and art can foster community across locations.We ask that participants send a postcard-sized print (4”x 6”) to each institution by October 15. If you wanted to involve your classes, you would also be welcome to send all the prints en masse to Knoxville for us to distribute. Individuals submitting information digitally can email the image to and.artshow@gmail.cominstead of mailing work. You’ll find attached a prospectus with the particular details.

We’re really excited to offer students a chance to be in three gallery exhibitions, and the works will also become part of the Print Archive at the University of Iowa. Please don’t hesitate to contact me (jade.hoyer@gmail.com) with any questions. We look forward to seeing your work!

Please follow this link to the Prospectus: And Prospectus

Thanks,

Jade Hoyer, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Meg Erlewine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Cynthia Tidler, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sarita Zaleha, University of Iowa

Call for Entries: Year of the Monkey print exchange

September 24, 2015
The Lion’s Nest will host its second international print exchange on the theme “Year of the Monkey,” in honor of the 2016 Chinese zodiac animal, celebrated on the Chinese New Year, February 8th, 2016. We invite artists to create an 8″x10″ print for the exhibition based on the theme “Year of the Monkey” which may allude to the actual Chinese Zodiac, monkey imagery or antics, or other imaginative interpretations.
Guidelines:
– Edition size 10, paper size 8″x 10″, (either orientation, prints may be border or bleed up to 8″x10″) traditional printmaking methods, no digital or giclee please. Participants will receive 10 random prints in exchange.
– Prints must be separated by glassine, recycled paper or newsprint during shipment.
– Your name, email/website, and return shipping address must be included with your edition on a separate sheet of paper,CLEARLY PRINTED for return print portfolio. (If we can’t read your writing we will not be responsible for mis-labeled shipping,computers are great for helping out with this.) .
– An application fee of $25 is required to submit works. Submit payment online (www.thelionsnest.com) or send a check with your edition.
All works will be shown during PRINT AUSTIN – the month of printmaking in Austin, Texas, which runs mid-January – mid-February 2016.
All works will be Judged by Stan Scott, artist, art professor, and gallerist. He will be awarding a first place prize of $200, second place of $75 and third place of $30. All three winners will be offered representation of printed artworks at The Lion’s Nest for the calendar year of 2016. Winners will be notified in January and will be acknowledged at the opening.

Submissions DUE BY: January 10th, 2016

SHIP TO: The Lion’s Nest,
1008 E. 6th Street
Austin,TX 78702

For more information, check out the prospectus here: Year of the Monkey

email  Polly@thelionsnest.com or  Johanna@thelionsnest.com with questions.
Prints will be collated and shipped in March-April 2016. Follow us online for updates and opening night details!
#thelionsnest | @thelionsnest | WELCOME

For Sale: Offset Press

September 24, 2015

manual offset for saleDwight Pogue has a manual flat bed offset press for sale. The bed size is 32″x44″ and elevates 3+ inches to accommodate lithography stones, etc.
He is asking $6,000 but will consider other offers.

Please contact him at d.pogue@comcast.net

 

 

Call for Entries: Justice (League) Print Portfolio Exchange

September 24, 2015

Justice (League) print portfolio exchange

St. Ambrose University is seeking participants in a print portfolio exchange exploring the topic of Justice. The prints in the portfolio will portray the fight for social justice in the visual language of comics, graphic novels, and zines. We encourage artists to explore the broad spectrum of the fight for justice from the common and everyday reality to the global and even fantastical. The portfolio will be exhibited in the Morrissey Gallery in late February of 2016. The portfolio is open to all printmaking media and there is no participation fee. The Morrissey Gallery is a set of glass-covered showcases outside the entrance to the Allaert Auditorium in the Galvin Fine Arts Building – where performances catering to all ages and diverse audiences are held. Following the exhibition this portfolio will be reserved for exhibition on campus and in the community and a second portfolio will be donated to the university’s Special Collections. The remainder of the editions will be distributed to participating artists.

If you are interested in participating please email the following to Alison Filley filleyalisonm@sau.edu by Oct. 5th

  • a brief statement of interest related to the theme
  • short CV or web-link
  • 2 – 5 representative images, each no more than 1200 pixels on the longest side

For more information, download the prospectus here: Justice Portfolio Prospectus

Call for Entries: Sixty Square Inches

September 24, 2015

SIXTY SQUARE INCHES 18th North American Small Print Exhibition.

Open to artists over the age of 18 residing in the United States, Canada and Mexico.  Entries must be original fine art prints in any media.  Image size may not exceed 60 square inches (height x width).  Dates of exhibition are January 11 through February 20, 2016.

Juror will be Kim Vito of Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

Selections will be made from a review of digital images on the Submittable website.  A non-refundable entry fee of $25 entitles the artist to submit up to three (3) images of original works completed in the last 3 years (2013-2015).  Deadline for entries is 5:00 pm on Friday, October 2, 2015. Entries must be made on the official entry website: https://purdueuniversitygalleries.submittable.com/submit.

For more information, contact: Craig Martin, Director, Purdue University Galleries, cdmartin@purdue.edu.

Call for Entries: MAPC Members’ Exhibition

June 30, 2015

Elmhurst College Art Exhibitions presents a call for entries for the Mid-America Print Council (MAPC) Members’ Juried Exhibition. The exhibition dates are October 26 through November 22, 2015. A reception for the exhibition will be held November 12 from 5-7 PM.

ELIGIBILITY
Open to all MAPC Members who are 18 years of age or older. You may become a member by completing a membership form that can be found at the following link: http://www.midamericaprintcouncil.org/
membership.html Works accepted into previous MAPC Membership Exhibitions are not eligible.
Original works in all printmaking media are eligible.

DEADLINE
Entries must be received by 11:59 PM on Friday, July 24, 2015.

ENTRY FEE
$15.00 for three entries for current MAPC members. All entry fees are non-refundable.

JUROR
Nicole Hand, Professor of Art at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky.

Nicole Hand is currently a Professor of Art at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky where she teaches printmaking, bookbinding and drawing. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in over 300 solo, invitational, and juried exhibitions. Nicole has given lectures and workshops in over thirty venues including Atlanta Printmakers Studio, University of North Carolina, Greenville, The University of Arizona, University of North Texas, Denton, Ohio University. She received her MFA in printmaking from the University of Miami, and a BFA from the University of South Dakota. Nicole lives in Almo, Kentucky with her husband Jim Bryant and daughter Ella and son Colin.

SUBMISSION PROCESS
First:
If you are not already a member of MAPC, please purchase your membership here: http://www.
midamericaprintcouncil.org/membership.html
Student memberships are $10.00 and regular memberships are $20.00

Then:
Follow this link to submit your entries online: http://www.entrythingy.com/www.mapc.toccodev.com
Enter your name, email address and create a password to signup.

CONDITIONS
• A maximum of THREE entries per artist are permitted.
• Original works in all printmaking media are eligible.
• Applicants are encouraged, but not required to submit two-dimensional work with a maximum size of 48” in any direction. 3-Dimensional work must fit inside glass cases that are 6’Wx60”Hx24”D. They must also weigh less than 100 pounds. Video works are not eligible.
• All work must be ready to hang with hardware and installation instructions included.
• Artists may not substitute another work for an accepted work, alter a work, nor withdraw a work after it has been accepted. Elmhurst College Art Exhibitions reserves the right to refuse any entry which does not match the images submitted or meet the criteria. Elmhurst College Art Exhibitions reserves the right to refuse work that is not appropriate for the space.

ACCEPTED WORKS
Works can be hand delivered or shipped. Instructions will be included in the notification e-mail letter. The artist will be responsible for all shipping charges. Artists who ship their works must provide prepaid return labels upon delivery.

NOTIFICATION
Notification of accepted and non-accepted works will be sent via email on August 12, 2015.

AWARDS
Three awards will be given to artists for their outstanding artworks in the exhibition:
Best of Show Award – Nicole Hand
Second Place Award – Nicole Hand
Director’s Choice Award – Suellen Rocca, Artist & Curator and Director of Exhibitions, Elmhurst College

LIABILITY
Every precaution will be taken to handle artwork with the utmost care. The Founders Lounge and Elmhurst College will not be responsible for damage or loss from any cause during transportation. The works will be insured for the duration of the exhibition.

SALES
Inquiries regarding sales will be referred to the artist.

CALENDAR
Call opens………………………………June 29
Submission deadline……………….July 24
Notification……………………………August 12
Delivery of works……………………October 14 – 21
Exhibition opens…………………….October 26
Exhibition reception……………….November 12
Exhibition closes…………………….November 22
De-installation/return of work….November 23 – December 2

QUESTIONS
For online submission questions please contact Morgan at midamericaprint@gmail.com
For all other questions please contact Ellie at elliehonl@gmail.com

Journal Call for Submissions, Deadline July 31st, 2015

March 11, 2015

The MAPC Journal is now taking submissions for the upcoming Fall/Winter 2015 issue, vol.23, no. 3 + 4.
The deadline for submitting articles and images is July 31, 2015.

Theme:   Evolution: from education to occupation

In this issue, the Journal will focus on the student-to-professional transitional experience. What are all of the various ways these new-found skills can be applied to forming a successful career beyond graduation? How does a recent graduate navigate through making a living and being an artist? How does one continue making prints and find alternative access to studio space, equipment and time? Is the adjunct position a viable way to enter academia for those who want to teach? What are alternative careers and freelance jobs that support the creative entrepreneur?

Length: 1500 – 2000 words for interviews and feature articles, 750 words for reviews of exhibitions and publications.

Image size: 300 dpi, 9 x 12 inches. Include a brief biography (100 words) and color head shot.

Download the submission guidelines at http://www.midamericaprintcouncil.org/. Please contact an editor prior to the deadline to discuss your proposal. Send complete submissions only and provide materials in one link or zipped file. Incomplete entries will not be considered.

Send inquiries, proposals and submissions to Jennifer Ghormley, jen@jenniferghormley.com

Happy Printmaking and we look forward to hearing from you,

Jennifer Ghormley, Anita Jung, Kristine Joy Mallari,

International Print Exchange, Due June 1st

March 11, 2015

International Print Exchange: “Wish You Were Here” Postcards!

The Lions Nest will host its FIRST International Print Exchange! Participants will submit an edition of 10 prints, 5×7 inches, and receive 8 assorted original prints in return. The remaining 2 prints will become property of The Lions Nest to be used for exhibition purposes and resale during the show, “Wish You Were Here.”
REQUIREMENTS:
-Ten (10) identical prints, each one signed, dated, and numbered 1/10 – 10/10.
-Prints must be separated by glassine, recycled paper or newsprint during shipment.
-Paper size is 5″x7″ (inches) *prints must be on paper, no boards or backers please
-Send a business card to be posted by your work.
-Your name, email, address and (optional) website must be included with your edition on a separate sheet of paper,  CLEARLY PRINTED for return print portfolio. (If we can’t read your writing we will not be responsible for mis-labeled shipping, computers are great for helping out with this.)-All traditional printmaking mediums accepted as long as the pieces are neatly trimmed to fit the size requirements. NO DIGITAL OR GICLEE PRINTS PLEASE.-Theme is Postcards: Travel and Tourism, “Wish You Were Here”

Submissions DUE BY: JUNE 1st
Email with any questions : johanna@thelionsnest.com-An application fee of $20 is required to submit works.
  • ADD TO CART on our website, thelionsnest.com, and include a copy of the order # with your submission
  • OR snail mail a CHECK with your prints to:
    The Lion’s Nest,

    1008 East 6th Street
    Austin, Texas 78702
    THANK YOU! All submissions will be hung in the gallery during the month of July, 2015. More info about the opening reception and show dates to follow.