Call For Entry- Printwork 2016 DUE 10/16/2016



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.CALENDAR 2016:
OCT 16 Deadline for receiving all entries (APPLY ONLINE TODAY)
NOV 09 Notification of acceptance
NOV 23 Deadline for receipt of accepted works
DEC 09 Opening Reception
FEB 04 Exhibition closes
MAR 06 Return of work

JUROR: Althea Murphy Price
Althea Murphy Price is currently an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Tennessee, where she teaches printmaking. She received an MA in Printmaking and Painting from Purdue University, and an MFA in Printmaking from the Tyler School of Art. She has presented and exhibited her work extensively including Philadelphia, Chicago, Baltimore, Richmond, St. Louis, and Beijing, China. In addition to her exhibition record Murphy-Price has also been an artist in residence at the Frank Lloyd Wright School, University of Hawaii, Hilo and The Vermont Studio Center. Her work was featured in the book Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials and Process by Beth Grabowski and Bill Fick. You can learn more about Althea and her work at:
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:

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 December 9, 2016.  AIR Director Robert Beckman and the AIR Board of Directors will choose one artist for a future 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 2016″
518 Foreland Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Images – Minimum: 3, Maximum: 5
Total Media – Minimum: 3, Maximum: 5
Entry Fee (Artists Image Resource Print Work 2016): $35.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum): $5.00


(Or share with your fellow artists if you think they should apply!)

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