Center for Contemporary Printmaking (CT), International Call for Entries: 6th Biennial FOOTPRINT International Competition 2018
Deadline: March 10th, 2018
From their call: The Center for Contemporary Printmaking’s Footprint International Competition 2018, is an opportunity for the presentation of current trends and innovations in contemporary printmaking within the bounds of the one square foot (12” x 12”) configuration. The square format was uncommon in art until the advent of abstraction and presents distinct challenges of composition and expression. Within these precise limits, artists must confront a space and create visual order and formal structure.
Juror: Susan Tallman, Art in Print, Editor-in-Chief
Eligibility: All fine-art printmaking mediums, including woodcut, intaglio, lithography, screenprint, monotype, and original digital media may be utilized. (No drawings, photographs, or direct reproductions are eligible.) Art must be hand-pulled and generated using at least one traditional printmaking method. Computer generated art is eligible only if it incorporates other methods of hand pulled printing or handwork. Image size must be exactly 12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm). Outside dimensions of the printing paper may not exceed 18 x 18 inches (45.7 x 45.7 cm). Paper beyond these dimensions on accepted prints will be trimmed to the dimensions required for the exhibition. Only two-dimensional works will be accepted
Prizes and Awards: $1,000 in cash prizes and purchase awards will be awarded. In addition to the $1,000 in prizes, the Awagami Paper Award, $300 (50 sheets) in editioning paper will be awarded to one artist.
Website link: https://contemprints.org/exhibitions/calls-for-entries/
For more detailed information and link to apply via CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4493
About: Founded in 1995, the Center for Contemporary Printmaking (a 501(c) (3) organization) was established to support and encourage serious emerging and professional artists in the creation of original prints and to educate the community to a better understanding and appreciation of prints and the process of printmaking. It offers both an historic and contemporary view of printmaking, encouraging traditional techniques as well as modern technologies. They are located in Norwalk, Connecticut.