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26th Parkside National Print Exhibition
UW-Parkside, RITA
Colin Matthes, Gallery Director
900 Wood Rd
Kenosha, WI 53144

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Wisconsin
Entry Deadline: 2/8/19
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4
Entry Fee (26th Parkside National Print Exhibition): $30.00

26th Parkside National Print Exhibition: It’s NOT Small Anymore!

April 1 – June 30, 2019
Submission Deadline: Feb 8, 2019

2019 marks the 26th presentation of the Parkside National Print Exhibition and over thirty years since the first show opened at UW-Parkside. For three decades, the PNPE has shown some of the finest examples of original prints from artists nationwide, and it is one of the longest-running competitive print exhibitions in the Midwest. One change this year is the removal of small, there are no longer size restrictions to print submissions. The Parkside National Print Exhibition was founded at UW-Parkside in 1987 by printmaking professor Doug DeVinny. This tradition continues in the Fine Arts Gallery of the “Rita” at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside from April 1- June 30, 2019. A public reception, announcement of awards and juror’s remarks will take place on Thursday, April 11, 2019, 5-7pm.

Sarah Smelser, Professor of Art, Associate Director of the School of Art, Illinois State University and co-founder of Manneken Press

Eligible Artists: Artists 18 years or older currently residing in the United States.

Eligible Prints: Prints utilizing traditional, hand-pulled media, including hybrid works combining hand-pulled techniques with new media forms. There are no size restrictions. Prints must have been created within the last two years. Work must arrive exhibition ready. If choosing to provide framed works, works must be framed in Plexiglas (not glass) if shipped. 3D prints and prints employing alternative display methods will be considered.

Entry Fee: A $30 non-refundable entry fee for submitting up to four works (one image per work) processed through

Awards: a $500 Best in Show award will be selected by the juror and announced at the reception.

Catalogue: A color catalogue will be produced for the exhibition. Each accepted artist will receive a complimentary copy of the catalogue.

Schedule Summary:
Application deadline: February 1, 2019
Notifications to artists: February 26, 2019
Deadline for works delivered to gallery: March 20, 2019
Exhibition opens: April 1, 2019
Reception and announcement of best in show award: April 11, 5-7pm
Exhibition closes: June 30, 2019

Delivery and Return of Accepted Work: Artists are responsible for covering shipping costs to and from the Gallery. Artist must supply return shipping label from UPS or FedEx with submitted work. Works must be shipped in reusable containers that will be used for returning artworks. Prints must arrive either framed or otherwise ready to display. Framed works must be framed in Plexiglas (not glass) if shipped. Work also may be hand-delivered and picked-up on dates specified by Gallery at time of acceptance.

Insurance: Accepted work will be insured while on exhibit, but the University will not be liable for damage or loss in transit. Artists must fill out and return an insurance form for works to be covered under the University’s insurance.

Sales: Works may be listed as either for sale or not for sale. The gallery retains a 20% sales commission for sold works, which is used to support gallery educational programming. Indicate NFS for prints not for sale, but please list an insurance value. Framed works must list both a framed and unframed price if being offered for sale.

Conditions: Works cannot be removed from exhibition prior to exhibition closing date. Any work requiring an intricate and unusual installation will require the artist to be present to install the work him/herself. The UW-Parkside Gallery reserves the right to refuse any works for misrepresentation or improper packaging. Accepted work must be received by Gallery by specified deadline to ensure inclusion in exhibition. By entering the exhibition, artist grants consent for the use of submitted images to be reproduced for publicity and educational purposes, including reproduction in the exhibition catalogue.


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