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PrintAustin and Print Santa Fe 5x5
http://Printaustin.org

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Entry Deadline: 11/1/22
Days remaining to deadline: 28

Entry Fee (5x5 Non-member Entry Fee): $35.00
Entry Fee (5x5 PrintAustin Member Entry Fee): $2.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 5
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 5
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 5
Call Type: Award
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Jury Dates: 11/1/22 - 11/30/22

Our exhibition will exist as both an in-person and virtual platform, including in-depth Artist Features and online programming, but will have an in-person element at Austin's Link & Pin Gallery, or Santa Fe's Form & Concept, overlapping with our respective annual festivals. Each 5x5 exhibition will feature five artists who will be selected based on their collective submission and the 5 winners will be awarded a $500 stipend. Note: it's possible some of PrintAustin's 5x5 works will be invited to join Print Santa Fe's 5x5 exhibition. In this case, PrintAustin will provide transportation of the work after the artist agrees to be part of the second exhibit. 

5x5 Selected artists will receive:

  • A stipend of $500 (See a list of Award Donators)
  • An invitation to participate in our Instagram Residency where they will take over PrintAustin or Print Santa Fe's Instagram account for up to 3 days to help promote their work
  • The opportunity to participate in additional programming such as IGTV, Zoom conference, podcast, or panel discussion related to their work or studio practice
  • An Artist Feature in one of our weekly e-newsletter blasts during PrintAustin or Print Santa Fe 2023
  • An in-person exhibition at Link & Pin Gallery or Form & Concept, Jan 15-Feb 15 and April, 2023, respectively.

ABOUT OUR JURORS: Holly Borham has been at the Blanton Museum of Art since 2017, where she is Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings, and European Art. Her exhibitions include Fantastically French! Design and Architecture in 16th to 18th-Century Prints (2022), After Michelangelo, Past Picasso: Leo Steinberg’s Library of Prints (2021), and Copies, Fakes and Reproductions: Printmaking in the Renaissance (2019). Holly earned her PhD in Art and Archaeology from Princeton University and is a member of Print Council of America. 

Jordan Eddy is a Santa Fe-based writer, curator, and gallerist. He is the director of form & concept and Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, and he is cofounder of the project space No Land. He has contributed to multiple print and digital publications. 

JUDGING: This is a blind jury and works will be judged on traditional printmaking techniques and innovative approaches in contemporary printmaking. While non-traditional or digital output is accepted as a print element, submissions must utilize traditional print media as their primary technique. These include lithography, relief, intaglio, silkscreen, photopolymer plate (i.e. SolarPlates), and monotype. Solely digital and photographic prints are not eligible. For questions regarding eligible media, please contact info@printaustin.org. 

ELIGIBILITY: Open to local and international artists 18 years or older. Any 2-D or 3-D work including ceramics, sculpture, mixed media, and artist books that uses printmaking as the sole or primary technique in its execution is eligible. As this event is mostly virtual, there is no limit on dimension except for piece chosen for the in-person exhibition. Works that have exhibited in past PrintAustin juried exhibitions are not eligible. Work must be produced within the last 5 years. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us provide a fresh and current survey of printmaking today.

CRITERIA: Artists are limited to one application and must submit five cohesive artworks to be considered. For artists selected, all five artworks will be exhibited. Artists may enter multiple images, detail images, audio, or video for entries consisting of installations, time-base works, or 3-D works by emailing us additional images. You can send files to info@printaustin.org to be considered with your application. Please use subject line 5x5 Extra Images. Please label these files with LastName_FirstName and send files no larger than 10MB. 

COMMISSIONS: We encourage artwork sales during the run of the exhibition. Artist and Link & Pin/PrintAustin split the exhibit commission 70/30. Form & Concept TBD, but likely 50/50. 

FEES: $2 entry fee for PrintAustin members, $10 per submission over 3. Visit printaustin.org/membership to become a member (membership starts at $50/yr, but it includes $1 entry to our juried shows as well as a profile on our website). Be sure to register using the same name as your membership or your entry will be automatically deleted on the date the call closes. 

Fee for non-members: $35. We understand that the pandemic has affected artists disproportionately. If you are unable to pay the $35 application fee, please contact us at info@printaustin.org as we have a limited number of comped entries for this reason. For those able to pay and help support our organization, a fee of $35 is due at the time of submission.


File Name: Last Name_First Name_Image # (e.g.: Dine_Jim_1.jpg)

EXHIBITION DATES: An in-person exhibition at Link & Pin Gallery or Form & Concept, Jan 15-Feb 15 and April, 2023, respectively. Exact dates TBD.

VIRTUAL: printaustin.org and printsantafe.org, respectively

CATALOG: Once selected, artists will be required to submit hi-res images of their work along with an artist statement. 

ABOUT PRINTAUSTIN AND PRINT SANTA FE Founded in 2013, PrintAustin is an artist-led nonprofit organization working with organizations and individuals throughout the Austin visual arts community to showcase traditional and contemporary approaches in printmaking during its annual festival, held January 15 through February 15. Visit www.printaustin.org to learn more about our open calls, and other exhibition and collaboration opportunities. You may also find us on Instagram, and Facebook.

Founded in 2022, Print Santa Fe is PrintAustin's effort to bring a similar print-related festival to another city, helping to cultivate collectors and print awareness among an established print community. Check out their website at printsantafe.org. 

ABOUT LINK & PIN GALLERY Link & Pin is an Austin-based gallery that has been offering space to PrintAustin for invitational exhibitions since our founding. The space offers artists not only a place to show their work but also a community they can be a part of and have an impact on. The name, Link & Pin, is a term that describes the old-fashioned way of hitching rail cars together. It reflects both the space's proximity to a railroad track and describes the way the artists will be uniquely linked together.

ABOUT FORM & CONCEPT Located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Form & Concept challenges the perceived divisions between craft, design, and art. They dispute the historic use of these terms to classify artists and rank material culture. Form & Concept programming acts as a conversation between many converging disciplines, harnessing the power of contemporary creative practice to shatter entrenched narratives. Form & Concept is part of the Santa Fe Railyard Arts District. Their sister collection, Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, exhibits modern and contemporary works on paper.

 

While non-traditional or digital output is accepted as a print element, submissions must utilize traditional print media as their primary technique. These include lithography, relief, intaglio, silkscreen, photopolymer plate (i.e. SolarPlates), and monotype. Solely digital and photographic prints are not eligible. For questions regarding eligible media, please contact info@printaustin.org. 

ELIGIBILITY: Open to local and international artists 18 years or older. Any 2-D or 3-D work including ceramics, sculpture, mixed media, and artist books that uses printmaking as the sole or primary technique in its execution is eligible. As this event is mostly virtual, there is no limit on dimension except for piece chosen for the in-person exhibition. Works that have exhibited in past PrintAustin juried exhibitions are not eligible. Work must be produced within the last 5 years. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us provide a fresh and current survey of printmaking today.