Merced County Arts Council, Call for California Artists, 13th Annual California Centered: Printmaking Exhibition

Merced County Arts Council, Call for California Artists, 13th Annual California Centered: Printmaking Exhibition

Deadline: March 9th, 2019

From their call: The Merced County Arts Council is now accepting entries for its 13th Annual California Centered: Printmaking Exhibition. This will be held at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center, which features multiple galleries for contemporary visual arts. This 28,000 sq. ft. interdisciplinary fine arts and education facility is located in downtown Merced, California.

The purpose of this juried group show is to highlight and exhibit the best in recent California printmaking. The show is open to all printmakers residing in California. Work may be in any traditional printmaking media (excluding photography and digital prints) and must have been completed in the last three years.

Of the artists chosen to participate there will be three best in show awards given, recipients of which will each be given a solo show during next year’s exhibition.

Juror: This year’s juror is Joseph Tipay. Tipay was born and raised in Fresno, California. He is the current printmaking professor at Merced College. He also teaches at Madera Community College Center, West Hills College, Valley State Prison and Avenal Prison. He received an M.F.A. from Academy of Arts University, San Francisco in Fine Arts: Printmaking. His prints deal with the struggles of his family, and the beauty that comes with adversity. They are a reflection of the economic, cultural, political and social climate. Joseph currently works on large-scale woodcuts, which investigate the effects of incarceration. He is an award-winning artist and has been exhibited nationally.

Link to apply and for more information: https://spark.adobe.com/page/yS60PnqauUv5g/

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