Académie des Beaux-Arts – Mario Avati Engraving Award

Deadline: July 31, 2019

This award was created in 2013 under the aegis of the Academy of Fine Arts in tribute to the engraver Mario Avati, thanks to the donation of Helen and Mario Avati, sponsored by CAFAmerica. Internationally, the prize is designed to encourage artists who, through the quality of their work, contribute to the progress of the art of engraving, to which Mario Avati has dedicated his life. 

In accordance with the wishes of the donors Helen and Mario Avati, the prize rewards a confirmed artist, of any nationality, for their engraved work, which uses the techniques of printmaking (intaglio, woodcut, lithography, silkscreen and monotype).

The  annual prize, worth US $40,000, is awarded under the dome of the Institut de France during the Solemn Session of the Académie des Beaux-Arts.

Read more about this opportunity here.

Lanesboro Artist Residency Program

Deadline: July 31, 2019 

The Lanesboro Artist Residency Program provides an opportunity for emerging artists to create new work and explore new ideas while utilizing the dynamic and compelling assets of an entire rural community as a catalytic vehicle for engagement and artistic experimentation. Through 2-week and 4-week residencies, the program offers emerging artists lodging, studio space, project & community facilitation, a weekly stipend of $1,000, and the time and space to focus solely on their community-engaged artistic practice. 

The Lanesboro Artist Residency Program is a place-based program for emerging artists where art and the artistic process instigates positive change, addresses or creates an opportunity to move the community forward or is otherwise central to problem-solving. Emerging artists driven to explore ways in which their work can be applied to the community and how Lanesboro’s rural community can inform their work are a good fit for this program.

Lanesboro Arts is also seeking artists whose work is inherently innovative and visionary, shows significant potential for growth and is accessible to people with diverse backgrounds. Engagement with the people and places of Lanesboro should be a core part of the artistic process of residency project proposals.

For more information, visit their website.

Megalo 2020 international print prize

Deadline: July 31, 2019

The Megalo International Print Prize (MIPP) is open to all artists 18 years of age and over, whose work can be classified as one of / or a combination of the following print processes: intaglio (etching, aquatint etc), relief (linocut, engraving, woodcut etc), lithography, screen print / silk screen / serigraph. Digital prints are only eligible for submission if they are combined with one or more of the print processes listed above, such that the final work is predominantly produced through traditional printmaking techniques. Individuals are invited to enter prints in 2D or 3D format and can also submit artist books. Entries must be the original work of the entrant and have been created after January 2018.

1ST PRIZE
$12,000 AUD
2ND PRIZE $6,000 AUD
PEOPLE’S CHOICE $1,000 AUD
LERIDA ESTATE ACQUISITIVE PRIZE $2,500 AUD

For more information, visit their website: https://www.megalo.org/2020-international-print-prize

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: BIG INK Florida

Deadline - July 22, 2019

BIG INK is traveling to Florida. Art centers in each state have invited BIG INK to host two-day events where prints will be pulled from large-scale woodblock plates. They are seeking image proposals from emerging, mid-career, and established visual artists who would like to carve a woodblock, at least 24" x 36" inches in dimension, to print at each event.  No prior printmaking experience is required. Any artist that has an interest in print media and wants to achieve a deeper understanding of woodblock carving is welcome to apply.

Upon completing the online application and being accepted, artists will have two months prior to the event to carve their design.  We've assembled how-to videos that guide participants through the carving process.  The series draws from invaluable technical observations made by BIG INK's directors and past participating artists.  The artists' sole responsibility is to bring a fully carved and ready to print woodblock on their assigned printing day.  All consumable materials including paper, ink, cleaning supplies and equipment are included with participation.  

The event itself is an excellent way to network with other participants, plug into a growing creative community, and produce high-quality work that can later be used for sale and exhibition.

For more information, visit their website.

Inside Small: Small Works Juried Art Exhibit

Deadline: July 19, 2019

Open to all artists age 18 and over in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey. All two-dimensional artwork is welcome including painting, drawing, photography, fiber, collage and printmaking.

Artwork must not exceed 10” x 10” (including frame if applicable). Artwork weight cannot exceed 15 lbs.  Artwork must have been completed within the past three years. Artwork must be ready to hang. All artwork must remain on display for the duration of the exhibit with no exceptions.

Artists may submit a maximum of 3 entries for consideration with their completed entry form.

For more information, visit their website.

Mini Print International Cantabria II

SM Pro Art Circle and the Port Authority of Santander call for the Second International Mini Print Cantabria, The Sea and the Lighthouses.

About the Works: 
— The prize is open to all the disciplines of the graphic, admitting also digital work printed and monotype. 
— The general theme is The Sea and the Lighthouses, but this does not imply that the work must be figurative. All kinds of aesthetic languages are allowed. The image and the paper must not exceed 20 x 20 cm. There is no minimum image or paper size. 
The work(s) must be without mat, glass, or frame.
— You can submit up to 3 works.

Jury:  The jury of selection and awarding of the works will be formed by a representative of Culture of the Port Authority, a representative of SM Pro Art, and a guest artist.  The decision of the jury will be unappealable and notified to the artists by email and published on the website: www.MiniPrintCantabria.es

Awards: 
The following Prizes will be delivered: 
1st Prize: €4000
2nd
 Prize: €1500
3rd
 Prize: €500

The awarded works will become part of the Heritage of the Cabo Mayor Art Center. 
The prizes will be transferred to the artists to a bank account that they indicate in a timely manner.

Dates:
— Registration and mailing: until July 15, 2019.  The postage stamp must prove that they were sent before July 15, 2019
— Selection of works: between August 1 and 10, 2019
— Awards: between August 15 and 20, 2019
— Exhibition: From August 15 to October 20, 2019

Participation fee: 

Residents in Spain:
€ 55.- Refund, by certified mail, included, or 
€ 35.- No refund (donation or destruction)

Non-residents in Spain: 
€ 65.- Refund, by certified mail, included, or 
€ 45.- No refund (donation or destruction) 

In this edition, the delegates of ENCUENTRO IMPACT 10, Santander 2018, will be able to participate for free with up to three works. If they want the return they must pay the return of the work in the online store (€ 20)

Exhibition space of the works: The exhibition of selected works will be held in the rooms of the Cabo Mayor Light Art Center in Santander, Cantabria, Spain from August to October 2019. 

Catalogue:  A digital catalogue will be published with the selected and awarded works, which will be sent by email to the participating artists. The data and images will be taken from the registration form.

Click here for additional guidelines and to apply.

Manhattan Graphics Center International Miniature Print Exhibition

Deadline: July 15, 2019

The Manhattan Graphics Center (MGC) announces its 4th juried competition and exhibition devoted to miniature prints. The 4th New York International Miniature Print Exhibition (NYIMPE) will take place from November 1-November 30, 2019 with an opening reception on November 2, 2019.

IMPORTANT DATES
Entry deadline: Monday | July 15, 2019
Jury notification: Monday | August 5, 2019
Deadline for accepted prints: Tuesday | October 1, 2019
Exhibition dates: November 1-November 30, 2019
Opening reception: Saturday | November 2, 2019
Return of unsold work: December - January 2020

JUROR

Sarah Kirk Hanley is an independent expert and critic in contemporary fine prints, multiples and artists’ books. She is a contributor to the journal Art in Print and a consulting expert appraiser and advisor for 1sdibs.com and Art Peritus, New York. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, ArtTable and the Association of Print Scholars.

Hanley holds an MA in Museum Education from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, and a BFA in Printmaking and Fine Art from the University of Iowa, magna cum laude. Hanley also pursued minor postgraduate courses in hand papermaking and book arts at UArts and the University of Iowa Center for the Book, volunteering at its Oakdale papermaking facility. She has held positions at New York University, Christie’s, the Milwaukee Art Museum, and the Lower East Side Printshop.

CASH PRIZES
1st Place: $500 Sponsored by a friend of MGC
2nd Place: $300 Sponsored by longtime member and instructor, Robin Dintiman
3rd Place: $200 Sponsored by board member, Katherine Hanson

*All funds will be paid in US dollars.

AWARDS

Awagami Paper Award – various printmaking papers worth $200
DaVinci Artist Supply Award – Merchandise Basket
Renaissance Graphic Arts – Gift Certificate

For more information, visit their website.

Arquetopia Oaxaca Natural Ink Silkscreen Instructional Residency

Now accepting applications for Spring 2020

The Natural Ink Silkscreen Instructional Residency acknowledges the rich history of color in Mexico by incorporating the knowledge of natural colorants with the silkscreen printing technique on fabric. The program includes 3 weeks of master instruction (27 hours total; 9 hours per week) to understand the principles of natural colorants and their use in printing mediums through the technique of silkscreen applied on fabric. The program includes hands-on instruction with cochineal (ranging from red to purple), añil (blue), and pericon (yellow) from Mexico. Instruction is in Spanish and English. This residency is a comprehensive program to learn the natural colorant of Oaxaca, including resources for a better understanding of the complex culture of Mexico and the history of its colors.

For more information, visit their website.

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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Open Call | Cimarron National Works on Paper Exhibition

Deadline: July 15, 2019

The Oklahoma State University Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History seeks entries for its 2019 Cimarron National Works on Paper Exhibition. Artists living in the U.S. are invited to submit work made by, with, or on paper, produced within the last three years. Examples include prints, drawings, photography and mixed media work.

Serving as juror for 2019 is Jodi Throckmorton, curator of contemporary art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. The Cimarron National Works on Paper will award a purchase prize of up to $2,000. Purchased work will be added to the permanent collection of the Department of Art, housed in the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art.

Founded in 1987, the Cimarron National became one of the nation’s most prestigious juried exhibitions. This year, the Cimarron National returns with an expanded vision for contemporary works on paper. The exhibition will be held in the Gardiner Gallery of Art on the Oklahoma State University-Stillwater campus September 9 to October 10. The opening reception is September 12 from 5-7 p.m.

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Open Call - Contested Spaces: Harnett Biennial of American Prints

Deadline: August 1, 2019

Contested Spaces: 2019 Harnett Biennial of American Prints is the twelfth competitive national exhibition organized by the University of Richmond Museums. Submissions are encouraged by artists addressing the topic of “contested spaces” from both content and aesthetic perspectives. The theme provides an opportunity for artists to focus on their own understandings of “contested spaces” with a variety of interpretations, styles, and techniques. Open to all forms of prints, the exhibition is presented as a celebration and examination of contemporary printmaking by artists from throughout the United States. The Harnett Biennial will be on view from October 22 to December 6, 2019, in the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, University Museums.

Entry Fee: $35

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Open Call - ORIGINAL: Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Prints

Deadline: July 29, 2019

ORIGINAL, a juried printmaking exhibition, will be presented at Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City from September 7 - November 14, 2019. All forms of printmaking by artists working across the United States are eligible to enter. Works must be original. The opening reception will be on Saturday, September 7, from 2-4 p.m. Artist may enter up to three works in any medium.

Entry Fee: $35

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Open Call | SPF South Flordia

Deadline: July 16. 2019

SPF South Florida is pleased to announce an open call for submissions. In Exchange is an exhibition which invites artists to submit work with a particular focus on the collaborative nature of fine art printmaking. Historically, printmaking has brought artists together on the press; often a master printmaker bringing into the fold an artist whose expertise lies in another medium, whether that be painting, collage, drawing or sculpture. Through collaboration, the two are able to produce something greater than their two halves, allowing an exchange between process and ideas. Within contemporary printmaking, the act of collaboration expands beyond location, allowing printmakers who have never met to trade work and engage through print portfolio exchanges. This exhibition will be open September - December, 2019 in The Projects located in FATVillage, Fort Lauderdale. Submitted work must be relevant to Printmaking with an emphasis on collaborative approaches which may include fiber arts, sculpture, ceramics, installation and beyond. All images should be digitally submitted through our application form. 

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Fee: $20 for 5 images.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: BIG INK TENNESSEE

Deadline - July 8, 2019

BIG INK is traveling to Tennessee. Art centers in each state have invited BIG INK to host two-day events where prints will be pulled from large-scale woodblock plates. They are seeking image proposals from emerging, mid-career, and established visual artists who would like to carve a woodblock, at least 24" x 36" inches in dimension, to print at each event.  No prior printmaking experience is required. Any artist that has an interest in print media and wants to achieve a deeper understanding of woodblock carving is welcome to apply.

Upon completing the online application and being accepted, artists will have two months prior to the event to carve their design.  We've assembled how-to videos that guide participants through the carving process.  The series draws from invaluable technical observations made by BIG INK's directors and past participating artists.  The artists' sole responsibility is to bring a fully carved and ready to print woodblock on their assigned printing day.  All consumable materials including paper, ink, cleaning supplies and equipment are included with participation.  

The event itself is an excellent way to network with other participants, plug into a growing creative community, and produce high-quality work that can later be used for sale and exhibition.

For more information, visit their website.

Zea Mays Printmaking Residency

Deadline: Rolling

Zea Mays Printmaking is one of the premier green studios in the USA. Housed in a late 19th century brick factory building in a sleepy section of Northampton, Massachusetts, our studio comprises 6000 sq. feet of printmaking bliss. Our Residency Program provides an opportunity for artists to work in a cutting-edge studio, research center, educational institution and artist community. We strive to create an environment that is both professional and personal with great respect for the creative process of each artist.  Residencies at Zea Mays Printmaking provide artists an opportunity to learn the latest developments in safer and non-toxic printmaking.

Our Residencies are designed to fit an artist’s unique needs and desires. The core of the Residency is a prolonged time to work in our green printmaking studio. In addition an artist can add workshops, personalized instruction, and individualized critique to their residency experience. It can be a time of learning and experimenting, or editioning or the execution of a pre-conceived project. We hope to establish lasting relationships and invite our residency artists to return to Zea Mays Printmaking throughout their careers.

Residencies are self-funded by the artists and their supporters

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Jerome Emerging Printmakers Residency

Deadline: 15th July 2019

The Jerome Residency program is open to emerging Minnesota printmakers who already possess training in traditional printmaking techniques, and can provide original examples of such work. Applicants will be judged on the artistic merit of their work, their dedication, interest, and potential in printmaking, as well as the quality and clarity of their plan for the residency. To be eligible, artists must illustrate proficiency in at least one traditional printmaking technique (intaglio, lithography, screenprinting, monoprinting, or relief). Highpoint is the premier community-access printmaking workshop in the Upper Midwest. The 10,000 square-foot, ADA compliant center is fully equipped to support intaglio, relief, lithography, and screenprinting.

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Open Call: Yaddo Artist in Residency

Deadline: January 5 and August 1

Yaddo is a retreat for artists located on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York. Its mission is to nurture the creative process by providing an opportunity for artists to work without interruption in a supportive environment.

Yaddo offers residencies to professional creative artists from all nations and backgrounds working in one or more of the following disciplines: choreography, film, literature, musical composition, painting, performance art, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video. Artists may apply individually or as members of collaborative teams of two or three persons. They are selected by panels of other professional artists without regard to financial means. Residencies last from two weeks to two months and include room, board, and a studio.

Artists who qualify for Yaddo residencies are working at the professional level in their fields. An abiding principle at Yaddo is that applications for residency are judged on the quality of the artist’s work and professional promise. There are no publication, exhibition, or performance requirements for application.

  • Artists enrolled in graduate or undergraduate programs at the time of application are not eligible to apply to Yaddo.

  • Artists may apply once every other calendar year. For example, if you applied in 2017 (January or August), you will be eligible to apply again in either January or August of 2019.

Yaddo encourages artists of all backgrounds to apply for admission. Yaddo does not discriminate in its programs and activities against anyone on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, disability, HIV status, or veteran status.

For more information, visit their website.

OPEN CALL: MINI/MAXI PRINTS BERLIN 2019

Deadline: July 31, 2019

All professional artists are invited to participate in our Open Call Mini-Prints. The exhibition is a newly established exhibition and will become a recurrent event arranged by Galleri Heike Arndt DK in Berlin. By participating in this print exhibition, you are given the opportunity to exhibit your work at our gallery. All multiple printmaking techniques are welcome. Size of the print for mini (including signature): 30 cm x 30 cm (max), Size of paper: 40 cm x 40 cm (max). Size of the print for maxi (including signature): more than 60 x 80(min), Size of the paper: more than 70cm x 90 cm(min), Size of paper: 200 x 300 cm (max). Each artist can submit 3 prints minimum and 6 prints max. There is no submission fee.

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Women's Studio Workshop Studio Residency Grant

Deadline: June 30, 2019

The Studio Grant is a six- to eight-week residency for artists to create new work in any of our studio disciplines: intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, photography, or ceramics. WSW invites applications from artists at any stage in their careers.

This grant includes a stipend of $350/week, up to $500 for materials used during the residency, up to $250 for travel within the Continental US, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access. WSW can also provide technical advice and production assistance.

This residency has a two-step jury process: a rotating, impartial jury selects the finalists and then WSW applies for NEA funding for the chosen projects.

For more information, visit their website.

RE Visiting Guest Artist Full Fellowship

Deadline: June 30, 2019

Every year one RE member will be selected for a 6 week full fellowship. The RE Visiting Guest Artist will receive keys and full access to the studios 7 days a week, as well as housing accommodation in a private bedroom in Palazzo Dandolo on the Grand Canal. An exhibition will be also granted.

The Guest Artists are responsible for their meals and for travel and local transportation costs. The Visiting Guest Artist is expected to attend concurrently running courses and workshops at the Scuola on a biweekly basis. The artist’s role in the classroom is to act as a mentor, providing further knowledge, input, and guidance to participating students. This enables the Guest Artist to become further integrated into the fabric of the Scuola’s community, while fostering dialogue in a dynamic studio setting among artists both local and international. The position allows for both the freedom and time to create new work in the studio, culminating in a solo exhibition in the SG Gallery.

In addition to the Full Fellowship, the RE artist selected for the Visiting Guest Artist Full Fellowship will receive a £250,00 grant from the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers.

For more information, visit their website.