The California Society of Printmakers (CA), National Call for Artists, ClimART: 2018 Climate Summit Exhibit
Deadline EXTENDED: June 15th, 2018
Theme: The California Society of Printmakers will host a national juried competition, open to all printmakers, responding to the challenge of climate change. The exhibition will coincide with the September 2018 Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. Inspired by the summit, the exhibition will explore how artists can contribute to the dialog around climate change. ClimART will highlight work related to the theme of “Printmaking the Anthropocene”, discussing anthropogenic environmental impacts (impacts originating in human activity) or solutions to these impacts. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, carbonization, coal mining, automobiles, oil drilling, fracking, ocean acidification, ocean warming, ocean garbage patches as large as states, species loss and the 6th extinction, plastic trash, and calving megaton icebergs. Artists may also submit work that falls under the five main topic areas of the Global Climate Action Summit: Healthy Energy Systems, Inclusive Economic Growth, Sustainable Communities, Land Stewardship, and Transformative Climate Investments. You are NOT required to submit work that falls under one of these five categories but if your work does fall under one of these topic areas, please note it in your artist statement.
Eligibility: Open to national artists (and international members of the California Society of Printmakers). All printmaking media, with the exception of works that are solely digital, are acceptable. Prints made using green printmaking materials and techniques are encouraged.
Juror: Gail Wight holds an MFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute where she was a Javits Fellow, and a BFA from the Studio for Interrelated Media at Massachusetts College of Art. Her art has been exhibited both nationally and internationally in diverse venues such as the National Art Museum of China, the Natural History Museum of London, the Seville Biennial, and San Francisco’s international airport.
Restrictions: Both 2D and 3D work will be accepted. Work must be under 60″ in height and 60″ in width. The Cannery Gallery has an assortment of standard sized pedestals for display of three-dimensional work, but artists may be required to provide a pedestal for display of extremely large three-dimensional work (if it requires a pedestal for display). Artwork can not be hung from the ceiling. Framed work must be professionally framed with a wire (No saw toothed hangers). Artists must provide detailed instructions for unframed wall hanging pieces.
For more detailed information and link to apply: https://californiasocietyofprintmakers.submittable.com/submit
Website link: http://www.caprintmakers.org/call-for-entry-climart/
About: The California Society of Printmakers (CSP) is a non-profit 501(c) arts organization which promotes the practice and appreciation of fine art contemporary printmaking in the West. Our mission is to support both the integrity of traditional printmaking and provide a home for artists exploring new directions in contemporary print methods. Currently, the CSP has a membership of nearly 250 artists, and welcomes new members each spring and fall. Though the majority of our members live and work in Northern California, membership is open to printmakers throughout the world