Artists Image Resource Printwork 2015 Prospectus

Artists Image Resource (AIR) is on a constant look out for interesting and challenging work to support through its on-going programming since 1996. This national juried exhibition is a way to make the best of contemporary printmaking visible to a large audience in the Pittsburgh region.

OCT 12 Deadline for receiving all entries
NOV 09 Notification of acceptance
NOV 23 Deadline for receipt of accepted works
DEC 11 Opening Reception
FEB 05 Exhibition closes
MAR 6 Return of work

JUROR: Dan Byers
Dan Byers has been Senior Curator at the ICA/Boston since February 2015. His upcoming exhibitions at the ICA include shows by Diane Simpson (December 2015)  and Geoffrey Farmer (April 2016).  Previously, Byers led the modern and contemporary art department at the Carnegie Museum of Art since 2009, and was appointed the first Richard Armstrong Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art in 2012. He was co-curator, curated with Daniel Baumann and Tina Kukielski, of the 2013 Carnegie International. Other exhibitions at the Carnegie included Ragnar Kjartansson: Song (which traveled to MoCA North Miami and ICA/Boston), exhibitions of Cathy Wilkes, James Lee Byars, David Hartt, and Pierre Leguillon, along with group exhibitions such as Reanimation, featuring William E. Jones, Joachim Koester and Nashashibi/Skaer. Prior to his work at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Byers was a curatorial fellow at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and assistant to the directors at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia. He was recently Adjunct Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University School of Art’s MFA program, and currently sits on the National Advisory Committee of the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College and the Artist Advisory Committee of the Fabric Workshop and Museum. Byers, who has published essays on artists such as Jeronimo Elespe, Michelle Grabner, and Joachim Koester, holds an MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and a BS in Studio Art from Skidmore College.

Artists Image Resource is an artist run, non-profit printmaking studio located in an urban neighborhood on the Northside of Pittsburgh, PA. The studio serves as a broad-based print and imaging resource whose purpose is to integrate the creation of fine art printwork with innovative educational programs that explore the creative process.
In 1996, Artists Image Resource was created to serve professional artists in the Southwestern Pennsylvania region. Since then, AIR has created numerous outreach activities and partnerships that serve the community. AIR supports entrepreneurs and other makers with “off the street” access to print and imaging services and facilities. AIR now supports cultural work both in and outside of our region.
AIR receives operating support from the Heinz Endowments, The Pittsburgh Foundation, The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Allegheny Regional Asset District. AIR also has received funding from The Milton Fine Foundation, The Laurel Foundation, The Hillman Foundation, The McCune Foundation, The Grable Foundation and others.
For more information about AIR: http://www.artistsimageresource.org/

Open to all artists living in the United States 18 years of age and older. All artwork must be original and completed within the last 3 years. Work should not exceed 48″ in any dimension. Entries must incorporate traditional, digital, or experimental printed media. No photographs, but artist’s books are welcome.

Accepted artwork must be suitable for formal gallery presentation as well as the rigors of packaged shipping. Special display instructions must be explicitly stated and included in shipping.

Cash awards and an exhibition opportunity. Cash awards will be decided and announced by the juror during the opening reception on Dec. 11 2015. AIR Director Robert Beckman and the AIR Board of Directors will choose one artist for an exhibition opportunity.

$35 for 3 entries, $5 for each additional work. Maximum of 5 images per entry.

SALES and Reproduction:
Sales will be encouraged. AIR will receive 20% of the sales price.
Artists Image Resource reserves the right to reproduce accepted entries in press releases, our website, and any other advertising purposes.

Accepted works must be received by Nov. 23.
Artists are responsible for the costs of delivery to AIR, COD deliveries will not be accepted. ALL work must be delivered via UPS or FEDEX, NO US POSTAL SERVICE.
Work must be packaged appropriately in a reusable box or crate. No Styrofoam peanuts. Artists are responsible for the insurance of work during shipping. AIR is not liable for any damage or loss of artwork during transit to and from the gallery.
AIR will insure all works from their arrival to departure from Artists Image Resource.
Artists are responsible for the cost of return shipping. Please include a prepaid return shipping label where it can be easily located.
All accepted work must be professionally framed, wired and ready to hang. Please provide instructions for any special display requirements. Artists Image Resource reserves the right to refuse any work that differs from the application imagery or work that is not ready for display.
Ship accepted artwork to:
Artists Image Resource “PRINTWORK 2015”
518 Foreland Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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