Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Print Center Call for Entries

88th Annual International Competition

All artists using Photography and/or Printmaking as critical components in their works can enter. Artists whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional photographic and printmaking practices are encouraged to enter.
October 31, 2013
Julia Dolan, Minor White Curator of Photography, Portland Art Museum
Bruce Guenther, Chief Curator, Mercedes Eichholz Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Portland Art Museum

Awards + Prizes
Three solo exhibitions at The Print Center to be held June-July 2014, Online exhibition, Philadelphia Museum of Art Purchase Award, Two-year contract from The Print Center Gallery Store, and up to $3,000 in purchase, cash and material prizes.
About the Competition
The Print Center’s Annual International Competition is one of the most prestigious and oldest competitions in the United States. The Print Center is particularly interested in highlighting local, national and international artists who utilize photography and printmaking in intriguing ways, both in content and process. Artists who use printmaking and/or photography as critical components of their work, or whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional photographic and printmaking practices, are encouraged to enter.

Your entry fee to the competition also includes a one-year Artist Level Membership to The Print Center.
Entry Information
Entries must be submitted online only. Click here to apply: www.printcenter.slideroom.com
Entry Fee - $45
Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards are accepted
All artists using photography and/or printmaking as critical components in their works can enter. Work submitted must have been completed in the last three years. Submitted works cannot have been exhibited within 50 miles of Philadelphia or in any prior exhibition at The Print Center. Up to five images may be submitted and only one submission per person.
Accepted formats:
Images: Up to 5 MB/each: jpg, png, gif
Videos: Up to 60 MB/each: mov, wmv, flv, mp4
You will be asked to label each uploaded file with Title, Date, Medium (e.g. etching, inkjet, gelatin silver, lithograph) and Size.
Online Exhibition
An online exhibition on The Print Center’s website will include the semi-finalists and all the images submitted by those artists, as well as biographical information and links to the artists’ own websites. Ten finalists will have more extensive information on the site, including additional images. Artists will be contacted by The Print Center for additional information and images.
Solo Exhibitions
Three artists will be selected from the ten finalists to receive solo exhibitions at The Print Center. Those artists will receive a $200 honorarium. Pending funding, especially for international artists, this amount may increase. Artists are responsible for delivering or shipping their work to and from The Print Center and all related costs, including framing when appropriate. The Print Center will install and de-install work.
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Julia Dolan
is The Minor White Curator of Photography at the Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR, where she oversees the research, documentation and exhibition of the permanent collection of more than 7,000 photographs. She has worked with the photography collections at institutions including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA; Fogg Art Museum; Cambridge, MA; and the Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, PA. She has curated and co-curated numerous photography exhibitions including Transcending the Literal: Photographs by Ansel Adams from the Collection (2008)and Spectacle (2009)at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, as well as Likeness: Portraiture from the Photography Collection (2011), 70 Years/70 Photographs (2012), and Surface: Landscape Photography (2013)at the Portland Art Museum. Dolan is currently working on the exhibition The Question of Hope: Robert Adams in Western Oregon.


Bruce Guenther
is the Chief Curator and the Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR. He has served as curator the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; and Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA. Recent exhibitions curated by Guenther have included the work of Mike Kelley, Bruce Nauman, Gerhard Richter and Cindy Sherman. He has written and lectured extensively on art of the last one hundred years and served as a juror for regional and national exhibitions and as a panelist for the GSA Art in Architecture Program.
Entry Deadline: October 31, 2013
Notification (by email): January 31, 2014
Solo Exhibitions: June – July 2014
Online Exhibition Dates: June – December 2014
The Print Center will facilitate sales for the solo and online exhibitions of the Competition. The Print Center will receive a 50% commission on works sold. A pricelist will be made available in the gallery. The Print Center will pay the artist’s commission within 90 days of the close of the sale. Payment will be made by check and will include a statement listing work sold and the purchaser (if available).
The Print Center is not responsible for damage to work during shipping or delivery, although care in handling onsite can be assured. Works will be insured against fire and theft while on The Print Center’s premises.

Copyright & Usage
The Artist reserves all rights to the reproduction of his/her works of art on loan, unless he/she has specified to the contrary. Notwithstanding the above, The Print Center may use images of the works of art for the sole purpose of publicizing and promoting the Artist's work in newspaper and periodical advertisements and articles, brochures, The Print Center’s website, and other such means. In every instance of such use, the Artist shall be acknowledged as the creator of that work. For all reproductions a credit line should be included: "Courtesy the Artist.”
The Print Center’s mission is to support printmaking and photography as vital contemporary arts and to encourage the appreciation of the printed image in all its forms. The Print Center presents a variety of programs for the public including exhibitions; an extensive series of education programs and special events; the longest running annual international competition for prints and photographs in the country; and The Print Center Gallery Store, which offers the largest and most diverse selection of contemporary prints and photographs in Philadelphia.
Contact Information
Please direct questions relating to the competition to: info@printcenter.org
For technical questions contact Slideroom at: support@slideroom.com or www.slideroom.com/support.html

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