Call For Entries: Environs for the Print Club of Rochester

Deadline:  August 10

About the Competition: 

The Print Club of Rochester is now accepting submissions for Environs, a thematic exhibition addressing the shift in our relationship with landscapes. This juried exhibition will explore our interactions with our surroundings and how we depict them through art.

Landscape as a subject in art has persisted throughout history, but the way it was perceived shifted often. Landscape painting wasn't fully accepted until the late 16th century when the Protestant middle class in the Netherlands desired secular art for their homes. Landscape painting in the 17th century portrayed romanticized views of nature, while in the 19th Century the Impressionists focused on depicting landscapes in a more direct way. Photography represented landscape through more formal compositions of close-up and cropped views. The idea of landscape was pushed even further in the 20th century to include urban landscapes, industrial landscapes and landscape architecture. 

Eligibility:

This call for submission is open to all artists 18 years of age and older who are current 2019 members of the Print Club of Rochester.  This is a juried exhibition for artists working in all printmaking media. Submissions must be original work, completed within the last 3 years.  No drawings, photographs, or direct reproductions are eligible. Two-dimensional and three dimensional printmaking work will be accepted.  Submissions may not exceed 40” in any direction (framed).

Entry Fees: 

$30 for 3 images (additional images, not to exceed 5 in total, may be added for $5 each)

Awards:

Best in Show: $100

People’s Choice Award:  $50 


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