First of all if you haven’t checked out The Print Center you must. While I know most of you print oriented people already know exactly what I am talking about because of the conference last year that does not mean the rest of you should tune this post out. The Print Center is a gallery is an entire gallery committed to promoting printmaking-and photography based in Philadelphia It is a GREAT resource if it isn’t flagged on your computer do it now! The Print Center
85th Annual International Competition: Printmaking is accepting entries right now! The deadline is December 15th, 2011 (so get on it).
A little bit about the competition taken straight from the source-
About the Competition
The Print Center’s Annual International Competition is one of the most prestigious and oldest juried exhibitions in the United States. Alternating yearly between printmaking and photography, it provides a unique opportunity for local, national and international artists to compete in a forum which emphasizes individual talent and expressiveness rather than a specific exhibition topic.
If you are not already a member, your entry fee to the competition entitles you to a one-year membership to The Print Center.
We are pleased to work with Emi Eu and Sarah Suzuki as the jurors for this year’s competition. They bring an incredible range of knowledge of contemporary printmaking and both have worked extensively with artists from around the world, often taking on projects that are technically complex, ambitiously scaled and pushing the boundaries of printmaking.
Awards and Prizes
Up to $3,000 in purchase, cash and material prizes, a solo exhibition at The Print Center, a two-year contract from The Print Center Gallery Store and a purchase award for the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Entries are accepted online only. For guidelines and the application, go to:
Entry $45 ($60 outside US)
Current members $5 processing fee
Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover cards are accepted
The competition is open to all artists. All forms of art are acceptable as long as print is a critical component of the work. Work submitted must have been completed in the last two years. Submitted works cannot have been exhibited within 50 miles of Philadelphia or in any prior exhibition at The Print Center. Up to four images may be submitted and only one entry per person.