There is a movement to create art memorializing the 43 student teachers in Ayotzinapa, Mexico who were murdered last year. We would like to organize a local (Monterey and SF Bay area) printmaking response, and invite you to participate. (To clarify, we are organizing shows in this area, but artists from further afield are welcome to participate.)
The goal will be to arrange some traveling exhibits of these prints, with information describing the crisis in Mexico.
Here are the details:
You will make a small edition portraying or commemorating one of the students
Any type of printmaking is fine, with the paper size of 11 x 15 " (1/4 sheet of BFK, for example). The image size can be anything that fits, even a bleed print. Your choice, color or black and white.
We would like to have 4 prints -- you may make a larger edition of course and just send in the four.
We are also asking for a contribution of $20 to pay for framing for exhibits requiring frames. Some venues, such as libraries, have glass cases that wouldn't require framing, but others might require it.
Deadline for turning in work: May 10th, if you would like to be in the first exhibit we have scheduled. May 30 submissions can join an exhibit in June.
Once you sign up, we will send you a link to a Google doc where you can choose the name of the student who will be the subject of your work.
We have arranged some venues for exhibition in Santa Cruz, but would welcome your suggestions for exhibit spaces in other areas.
Please let us know as soon as possible if you are interested in participating, by emailing Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org or Melissa at email@example.com.
Melissa West firstname.lastname@example.org 831-319-0206
Stephanie Martin email@example.com 831 426-2495