The Masters is a series of annual exhibitions established by the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers focusing on a particular branch of printmaking. Selected works will be exhibited at Bankside Gallery, 48 Hopton Street, London SE1 9JH (next door to Tate Modern) from 3-15 November 2015. This year's exhibition will be curated by Angie Lewin RE and will be devoted to works that employ any relief printmaking techniques.
This includes: woodcuts / metalcuts / linocuts / wood engraving / relief etching / block press / an even potato prints. Any print that has a relief printmaking technique as a primary technique is eligible.
Arts Club Charitable Trust Award - £1000 for an outstanding work selected by the trustees of the Arts Club Charitable Trust.
Sanguine Studios Prize - Rob White of Sanguine Studios will select an artist to work with to create 2 new prints, which he will then publish.
Art Angels Prize - £250 plus the possibility of the image being published on an Arts Angels greetings card.
St Brides Foundation Purchase Prize - as chosen by the St Brides Foundation.
Fenner Paper Prize - £250 worth of relief paper.
Intaglio Printmakers Prize - £100 worth of materials.
Great Art Prize - £150 worth of materials from Great Art.
Red Hot Press Prize - free studio membership for 2016, plus invitations to take part of their exhibitions.
New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery is inviting all printmakers to submit work for our 3rd International Juried Print Exhibition to be held at New Grounds from December 3 to December 26, 2015, with a reception December 3, 5 – 8 pm.
Founded in 1996, New Grounds Print Workshop is one of the first completely non-toxic printmaking facilities. The award-winning studio offers access to printmaking equipment and year-round classes. Connected to the workshop is New Grounds Gallery which features artists working at New Grounds Print Workshop and a selected group of printmakers from Europe, Japan, New Zealand, India and Mexico.
First prize – Solo Show at New Grounds in 2017, gallery representation and artists’ page on gallery web site. Representation may be offered to more than one artist. Awards will be announced during the opening reception.
Entry deadline (EXTENDED): Entries due by midnight on September 30, 2015 via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Artwork submissions: Each artist can submit up to 3 works of art – they must be original, two-dimensional, traditional printmaking techniques, or a combination of printmaking techniques, created within the last 3 years. No photography/no digital images/no giclée reproductions. Maximum Paper size: 16 x 20”
Maximum Image size: 10 x 12”
Jurors: Regina Held, Director of New Grounds and Wesley Pulkka, artist, art critic, writer.
Regina Held: Originally from Germany, she received a Bachelor in Fine Arts from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Masters in Fine Art from the University of New Mexico. In addition, she completed the summer program at the Tamarind Institute of Lithography. Held’s work has been exhibited in the USA, Mexico, and Germany. She is the founder and director of New Grounds Print Workshop and Gallery, New Mexico’s only membership-based, professional, non-toxic printmaking facility. Held is co-author of New Grounds – The Manual For Non-Toxic Etching.
Wesley Pulkka: Artist, writer and critic Wesley Pulkka earned his BFA, MFA and PhD degrees majoring in sculpture, art history and the history of symbolism and sacred art. He’s written columns, feature articles, artist profiles and critical reviews for the Albuquerque Journal, Architectural Digest, Art Santa Fe, Elevation Magazine, Ministry and Liturgy Magazine, The Santafean, Santa Fe Trend, the Collector’s Guide and other publications. His artworks have been exhibited at the Albuquerque Museum, Baltimore Art Museum, Corcoran Gallery, Harwood Art Museum in Taos, Johns Hopkins University, Matrix Fine Art, Seattle Art Museum, Yale University and many other institutions and private galleries.
Presentation: All selected works will be archivally framed and displayed in New Grounds Gallery. There is no cost to the artists.
Entry Fee: Non refundable $30 All submissions must be accompanied by a non-refundable entry fee of $ 30. This fee covers return postage of your work, administration and exhibition costs. This entry fee can be paid by Pay Pal, check, money order, wire money, or credit card. Pay Pal is our preferred method of payment, but we are flexible. For PayPal, please send the payment to our email address, email@example.com
How to Submit Entries for Jurying (by September 30, 2015):
Entries must be submitted in digital form, by email.
Up to three (3) works may be submitted by each artist.
Digital images submitted should be 300 dpi JPEG format, measuring 6 inches on the long dimension, and set to RGB.
Each file should be named as follows: Last Name, First Name, Title of piece.jpg.
In addition, in the body of email provide your address and phone number.
If you choose to pay with your credit card, please provide your credit card number with expiration date. You can also call us with your credit card information if you do not feel comfortable sending it via email.
Commission on sales:
New Grounds will retain 50% of the retail price and the artist will receive 50% of the retail price.
Payment to the Artist:
Within thirty (30) days of the end of the exhibition, it shall be the responsibility of New Grounds to make payment via check or Paypal.
By submitting for jurying, artists whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant New Grounds the right to use their images for the purpose of marketing the exhibition. Artists grant the use of their image(s) as stated without further contact or compensation. Artist’s recognition is provided with use.
Artists will be contacted by e-mail with results of juror by October 1, 2015
Accepted Works: Must arrive at New Grounds Gallery betweenOctober 15 and November 15, 2015
Accepted works need to be shipped: unframed, un-mounted, signed with artists name, title, year and numbering, in a mailing tube- no exceptions. No substitutions for accepted artworks.
New Grounds Gallery
3812 Central Ave. SE #100B
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Artists are responsible for shipping and insurance costs during transit. International work should be shipped by postal service: please allow 1-2 weeks for shipping. All international artists must write ‘Printed Matter – No Commercial Value’ on the package. Please send in reusable mailing tube.
All received work will be handled with maximum care and will be insured for wholesale value while on gallery premises. Works will be returned at the galleries expense.
Akbank Sanat announces the fourth edition of the International Curator Competition. Curators from around the world are encouraged to submit proposals by September 14, 2015.
Developed and coordinated by Basak Senova, the competition intends to provide support for emerging curators, reinforce interest in curatorial practices, and encourage new projects in the field of contemporary art.
The competition has an application-based process. The content and the quality of the proposals along with the reports of the reviewers are evaluated by an international jury consisting of curators. This year, the jury members are Bassam El Baroni (Independent curator and theory tutor at Dutch Art Institute, Arnhem), Paul O'Neill (Curator, writer and Director of the Graduate Program at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York), Iris Dressler and Hans D. Christ (Directors of the Württembergisch Kunstverein Stuttgart). A reviewers system is incorporated to the evaluation process of the competition.
In the first three years of the competition, proposals of Alejandra Labastida from Mexico City, Franz Thalmair from Vienna and Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk from Rotterdam won the competition. Their exhibitions were realized at Akbank Sanat Art Center, Istanbul, accompanied by programs of activities (performances, talks, and screenings) and exhibition catalogue.
The winning curator is given opportunities to realize the proposal as an exhibition that will take place in the first half of 2016 at Akbank Sanat Art Center, Istanbul, accompanied by an exhibition catalogue and additional activities. The curatorial fee, the exhibition production, travel expenses of the curator/s and artists, the production of the catalogue and the additional activities will be covered by Akbank Sanat.
Eligibility Curators under the age of 40 are eligible to apply for the competition. There is no condition of residency or citizenship. Curators may apply for the competition as individuals as well as in groups (or as curatorial collectives). Curators will not be allowed to participate as artists in the projects.
Guidelines By filling out the application form (to be downloaded from http://www.akbanksanat.com/icc) the curators will explain the conceptual framework of the exhibition proposal as well as the artists and their works in detail. There could be additional activities (for instance: talks or video screenings) that could be incorporated into the exhibition proposal. Application forms must be written in English. Applicants are expected to submit (only electronic copies) the completed application form, CV (maximum two pages) and accompanying visual material for their proposals (maximum 4MB total) by sending emails to firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date for applications is September 14, 2015, 17h GMT +2. Late applications shall not be considered for evaluation. Entries must be previously unpublished, and the proposal must not have been realized or exhibited before.
The website contains the plan of the exhibition space, guidelines, and the application form.
All applicants will be notified of the jury's decision by October 9.