Archive for July, 2011

Call for Entries: Janet Turner National Print Competition

July 28, 2011

Prospectus can be found at:


Janet Turner National Print Competition Exciting new works by national, independent printmakers— both established and emerging artists— will be on display at the 8th National Janet Turner Print Competition Exhibition, January 30–March 4, 2012, at both The Turner, Meriam Library, and the University Art Gallery, Taylor Hall. Some of the exhibited prints will be for sale.

Franklin Sirmans, Terri and Michael Smooke Department Head and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, will be the juror for the 9th Biennial Janet Turner National Print Competition. He has taught at Maryland Institute College of Art and Princeton University, and worked for Dia Center for the Arts and Flash Art magazine. Sirmans has written essays for the New York Times, Time Out New York, Essence, and Grand Street.

Eligible artists

Any ten-year postgraduate art major (BA, BFA, MA, MFA) is eligible to submit work created in the past two years.

Entry Fee

Enclose $25 per each entry submitted.

Entry Deadline

Entries must be postmarked by September 23, 2011 and include the entry fee. No late or incomplete entries will be accepted.

Entry Format

Submit entries on CD or thumb drive. Each device must be clearly externally and internally marked with name, title, year, and technique for each entry. Still works should be digital images at 300 dpi resolution. Time-based work should identify the program used and must be able to play on a Mac. Each entry must be accompanied by a hard copy entry form, entry fee, and a working e-mail address. SASE required for return of submission.


Call For Entries: Swimming Upstream

July 28, 2011

Prospectus can be found at:


Call for Entries:  44T Artspace in Denver, Colorado is accepting submissions for a juried exhibit devoted to fine art prints. The exhibit, entitled Swimming Upstream, will capture and convey the current pulse of youth culture.

Despite the pervasive reliance on electronic and digital media, there remains a steady flow of innovative printmaking from younger artists. Reflecting a fast-paced, neon-lit, nocturnal culture, their vision finds expression in a wide variety of traditional printmaking methods.  These artists are truly Swimming Upstream.

Original works in traditional printmaking forms will be considered. Please do not submit computer generated, electronic, digitally altered, or photographic media. Submissions should not be framed, as the gallery will assist in the presentation of selected works.

Each print should be no larger than 36” x 48”, meaning one dimension no longer than 3 feet, and the other dimension no longer than 4 feet..

Entry fee:  $25 for up to 3 submissions.  We will consider up to 9 prints by a single artist.  Include a check payable to Metro Frame Works with your entry form and CD.

Jurors:  Ayn Hannah, Lauren Wretschko, and Keith Couture.

Timeline:  August 30th – Entry form, CD with jpegs of images and image list, and entry fee due. 

September 5th – Notification of acceptance will be distributed  via email.

September 20th – Deadline for receipt of accepted works.  Please note, this is not a postmarked or shipping date.   Accepted work must be received by the gallery on or before this date.

October 7th, 2011 – Exhibit Opening and Artists’ Reception in conjunction with Tennyson Street First Friday Artwalk.

November 26th, 2011 – Closing Reception and announcement of awards.

Eligibility:  Work that demonstrates an understanding of, and proficiency with, printmaking forms. Only work completed during 2010 or 2011 will be considered.

Call for entries, National Juried exhibition

July 17, 2011
Beyond Printmaking: 2012 National Juried Exhibition is 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.Visit prospectus information.Visit to submit entries.