Archive for October, 2009

Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art has a call for artists for Issue 48.

October 26, 2009

How do you create a warning system to prevent an accidental unearthing
of 200 million pounds of radioactive nuclear waste? A simple sign,
some chain link and a military post, might work today. But what about
10,000 years from now? In 2002 the U.S. Department of Energy brought
together engineers, archaeologists, anthropologists and linguists and
asked them this question. What type of warning system can be put in
place so people, 370 generations from now, won’t open the glowing

The deadline for submissions is Nov. 15.


1st [Annual] Jacksonville State University Graphic Arts Guild Mail Art Exchange

October 20, 2009

The theme of this year’s exchange is “No Such Thing” Feel free to interpret this in any manner you can imagine. Requirements: Any EDITIONABLE art media may be used. (Just a few examples: woodcuts, litho, digital printmaking, etc.) Each of the prints should be the same. The post card must be no larger than 4”x 6”. 13 identical prints should be sent individually to the address posted below. Each card must be stamped and will bear the markings of travel and the postal service. Edition must be numbered 1/13, 2/13, 3/13… DO NOT send the cards together in one envelope.

Include the following information on the back of the card:
Your Return address
JSU GAG mailing address (see below)
Media [A list of the process(es) used]

Donations Requested: Please send separately a donation to help pay for postage in the form of cash or a check payable to the Graphic Arts Guild. Suggested donations: $3.00 students $4.00 others $5.00 international. Send more if you can, less if you can’t.

MAIL BY JANUARY 1, 2010. ENTRIES DUE FRIDAY, JANUARY 8. Artwork received after January 8, 2010 will not be included in the exchange. Please postmark prints with sufficient time to arrive. After receiving everyone’s postcards the Graphic Arts Guild will randomly divide up the cards and you will be sent 12 new and different prints from other participants. The Graphic Arts Guild will keep one of the 13 for The JSU Art Department Works on Paper Collection. Postage and handling for returning the 12 new prints will be paid for by the Graphic Arts Guild. Your donation will help us out tremendously.

Please be sure to put your return address on every postcard sent! Send postcard prints to:
Professor Jauneth Skinner
JSU Graphic Arts Guild
Department of Art
700 Pellham Rd. N.
Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602

*Please send questions and comments to the Graphic Arts Guild President, Rick Adkins

The entire mail art exchange will be exhibited:
Mail Art: No Such Thing
January 14 – March 26, 2010 exhibition dates
Gallery 9
9 Public Square East
Jacksonville, AL 36265


MAPC Fall 2009 Members Meeting This Saturday

October 15, 2009

The MAPC Fall 2009 Members Meeting is this Saturday, October 17 at the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative at 2:00 p.m.

Join us for coffee and cake and get updated on current MAPC business.

Chicago Printmakers Collaborative
4642 N. Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625

Call for Nominations for the 2010 MAPC Outstanding Printmaker

October 15, 2009

It is time to nominate an Outstanding Printmaker for our next conference: New World/Old World at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Fall 2010. Therefore, the Outstanding Printmaker Nomination Committee is now accepting email nominations for this award.

The Outstanding Printmaker will be somebody who has made significant contributions to the field of printmaking. We invite you to nominate somebody who demonstrates this by submitting the following information:

  1. One paragraph or page addressing why this person deserves this honor.
  2. A one-page biography/vita of this person’s contributions to the field.
  3. Contact information including an email address, phone number, website (if applicable) for this individual.

Please email your nomination materials to:
Connie Wolfe, Chair of the Outstanding Printmaker Committee

Please do not send your nominations to the MAPC listserv!

Nominations will be due by November 15, 2009.

As always, this person will be recognized at the conference and there will be an exhibition of their work to be held in Minneapolis during the conference. The committee looks forward to receiving your nominations.

Closing for NOTICE – CLOSED & A Unique Marquee

October 15, 2009


Jeremy Lundquist

A Unique Marquee
Spudnik Press

Sep 25, 2009 – Oct 17, 2009

Closing Reception:
Friday, Oct 16, 2009, 6 – 9 pm

Heaven Gallery
1550 N. Milwaukee Ave, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60622

Heaven Gallery and Spudnik Press are pleased to present NOTICE – CLOSED, featuring new work by Jeremy Lundquist as well as A Unique Marquee, a group show of work produced at Spudnik Press. Jeremy created his most recent series of work while an artist in residence this past summer at Spudnik, here in Chicago. Jeremy worked with the Director of Spudnik Press, Angee Lennard, to select work for A Unique Marquee.

Jeremy Lundquist’s NOTICE – CLOSED is a series of 21 etchings featuring a long list of represented sites, both historic and less so. Lundquist toys with the space between being forgotten and not being remembered. His imagery could evoke the great American road tour, complete with commemorative landmarks representing America’s richest histories. However, Lundquist documents not the sweeping landscape of the Grand Canyon, but the informative signage of Carl Sandburg’s birthplace, or the safety rails and steps at Monks Mound near Collinsville, IL. He most often references places and memories he has not experienced first hand, resorting to the use of printed pamphlets, internet searches, and tourist photographs for source material.

During his residency at Spudnik Press, Lundquist approached printmaking like a child with a new Etch-A-Sketch: creating an image, erasing it, and eagerly creating another image. Using only a single copper plate to create his entire body of work, the plate itself has been transformed into a physical representation of memory. The prints created from that plate are a documentation of memory as an active entity.

Resident Artists at Spudnik Press create their body of work in a communal studio. With three months of studio use, they necessarily become integrated into the community of artists at the press. It is for this reason that we have paired Lundquist’s work with a collection of artwork by members and long-time printers at Spudnik Press. A Unique Marquee is a manifestation of the many ways that the community at Spudnik Press fuels the creation of diverse artworks and a supportive network for Chicago printmakers. Artists selected to show their work include Anya Davidson, Lauren Anderson, Stan Shellabarger, Stacey Colangelo, Onsmith, and Paul Nudd.

“From the provisional quality of his collected materials, and the slight method of reproducing them, leaks a gray vapor trail of memory. It’s the crackle of a vinyl record, the charm of degradation.”

(Jason Foumberg)…

2009 MAPC Juried Exhibition is now online!

October 15, 2009

The 2009 MAPC Juried Exhibition is currently on view at The University of Southern Indiana Kenneth P. McCutchan Art Center and The Palmina F.  and Stephen S. Pace Galleries, Evansville, Indiana. The exhibition was  juried by Janet Ballweg, Professor of Art and Printmaking Area Head at  Bowling Green State University, and coordinated by Joe D’Uva, Assistant Professor of Art at Youngstown State University. The Exhibition is on view through October 30, 2009. View the online exhibition by visiting the MAPC Website at:

You may also follow this link directly to the online exhibition:

Call to Print Artists of Czech & Slovak Heritage Possible Exhibition

October 10, 2009

I am considering an exhibition possibility for April 2010 here at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, to be held in conjunction with the 36th Interdisciplinary Great Plains Studies Symposium sponsored by the UNL Center for Great Plains Studies: “Czech and Slovak Americans: International Perspectives from the Great Plains”  April 7 – 10, 2010. The International Print Exhibition (as yet untitled) will be held April 5 – 16, 2010 in the Rotunda Gallery, Nebraska Union, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.   Along with American artists of Czech or Slovak heritage, I will invite artists from Czech Republic and Slovakia to join in the exhibition for a cross-cultural dialogue through art.  If you do identify your cultural heritage in this way – as I do! – whether or not it is reflected in the content of your art, please contact me as soon as possible, so I know if there is enough interest to pursue this project.

• Immediate – contact Karen Kunc if interested in more info
•  December 15 – submit 5 jpg images for initial curating, include information – title, media, year, size of image, size of paper, CV or bio
•  January 5 – notification of selection
•  February 1 – shipping of works
•  Exhibition dates:  April 5 – 16, 2010
•  Return of works:  May 1, 2010