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The Contemporary Print 2016
916 Springdale Road, Bldg. 1, Suite 218,
Austin Texas 78702.


The Contemporary Print held at
O2 Space @ Flatbed Press Headquarters Austin, Texas

January  9–February  20, 2016
Opening Reception: January 16

PrintAustin invites you to enter our 3rd annual juried national exhibition “ The Contemporary Print” to be held at O2 Gallery at Flatbed Press Headquarters during PrintAustin 2016.

The Contemporary Print exhibition will be a survey of the traditions and the innovations of contemporary printmaking happening today. While non-traditional or digital output is accepted as a print element, submissions must utilize traditional print media as their primary technique including: Lithography, Relief, Intaglio, Silkscreen, and Monotype.

JUROR We are excited to announce our show juror Mary Heathcott is the Executive Director of Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, where she heads its exhibition and educational programs, guided by the bold mission “to inspire the creative genius in us all.” Prior to Blue Star, Heathcott was the Deputy Director at Artpace San Antonio, an international artist-in-residence program that has attracted more than 100 renowned artists and guest curators from around the world to explore new directions in their work and provided a platform for exhibitions and education programs that further extend contemporary art dialogue. As Artpace’s Interim Managing Director from 2011-2013, she organized exhibitions for the Hudson Show(Room) and Window Works galleries, as well as provided strategic leadership for the organization’s operations.
Heathcott came to Artpace in 2006, after working for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and completing her Master’s degree in the Humanities from the University of Chicago in 2001.

ELIGIBILITY Open to artists 18 years and older residing in the United States. Any 2-D or 3-D work including ceramics, sculpture, mixed media and artists’ books that uses printmaking as the sole or major technique in its execution. Work cannot exceed
72 inches in any direction. No traditional or digital photography.

*** Works that have exhibited in past “The Contemporary Print” exhibitions are not eligible to be considered for this year’s entry. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us provide a fresh and current survey of Printmaking today.

1st Prize: $400            2nd Prize: $300            3rd Prize: $200

FEES $35 for up to 3 entries; $10 for each additional entry. Payment via credit card using PayPal is preferred. You may also pay using check or payable to PrintAustin mailed to 916 Springdale Road, Bldg. 1, Suite 218, Austin Texas 78702. Payment must be received by entry deadline.

ENTRY GUIDELINES All entries must be submitted through Online System.

File format: JPEG only. (3-D work may be presented in multiple views, counting as one image.)
• File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side.
• File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)
• File size: 5 MB maximum
• Label files in the following manner: JohnSmith1.jpg, JohnSmith2.jpg, JohnSmith3.jpg,  etc.
• Images must be uploaded by 11:59 PM, November 1, 2015.

Email notifications will be sent to all entrants by December 1, 2015.

Nov. 1                    Entry deadline
Dec. 1                    Email notifications
Dec.18                   Shipped artwork due
10–5 p.m.              (Hand-delivery arranged upon request)

Jan. 9                    Show is up.
Jan. 16                   Opening reception & awards
6–8 p.m.
Feb. 12 + 13            Flatbed Contemporary Print Fair
Friday Feb. 12        Preview Party
6-9 p.m.
Saturday Feb. 13    Fair Day
10-5 p.m.
Feb. 20                    Return shipping begins


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