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Innovations in Printmaking and Mixed Media
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Entry Deadline: 3/2/22
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Colorado
Event Dates: 4/7/22 - 5/1/22

D’art Gallery joins in the excitement of the Month of Printmaking with a Call for Entry for Printmaking and Mixed Media. Printmaking, a wealth of types, processes, materials, and thinking,  is a must for this Call but we’ve added the possibility of mixed media. We’d love to see innovative approaches to your printmaking practice where artists cross-pollinate ideas to arrive at something rich and complex. If you are a printmaker with a unique specialty, or are especially talented in one of the printmaking types, please send us those – we love seeing excellence in all forms – printmaking, by itself or including mixed media, however, the work must include printmaking.

The combination of printmaking and mixed media, or printmaking in one of the ‘ways of doing’ allows for exploration on a multi-dimensional level. Layer, add to the complexity, expand thinking to show us your creativity and imagination.

Cash Awards: Best of Show $300, 3 Honorable Mentions @$100

The juror for this show is Melanie Yazzie,  
Professor Printmaking at University of Colorado Boulder.

As a printmaker, painter, and sculptor, Mellanie Yazzie's work draws upon her rich Dine (Navajo) cultural heritage. Her work follows the Dine dictum "walk in beauty" literally, creating beauty and harmony. As an artist, she works to serve as an agent of change by encouraging others to learn about social, cultural, and political phenomena shaping the contemporary lives of Native peoples in the United States and beyond. Her work incorporates both personal experiences as well as the events and symbols from Dine Culture. Her work is informed and shaped by personal experiences. She considers the global impact of her work striving to create safe, non-toxic methods of printmaking where toxic chemicals are commonly used.


Ms. Yazzie uses her travels around the world to connect with other indigenous peoples. Her visits to New Zealand, the Arctic, the Pueblos in the Southwest, and to indigenous peoples of Russia, have been the impetus for continued dialogue about Indigenous cultural practices, language, song, story-telling, and survival. 


Ms. Yazzie has exhibited widely, both in the United States and abroad. Her work is in the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Print Collection, Providence, the Museum of Contemporary Native Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Kennedy Museum of Art, Art Collection, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, Rhodes University, Print Collection, Grahamstown, South Africa, to name a few. She has been reviewed in Focus Magazine, Santa Fe, the Los Angeles Times, New Zealand Herald, and she is mentioned in Printmaking in the Sun by Dan Welden and Pauline Muir and The Lure of the Local: Sense of Place in a Multi Centered Society by Lucy Lippard. She has had over 500 group and solo exhibitions combined. Yazzie makes prints, sculptures, paintings, and mixed media works. Her work can always be found at the Glenn Green Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Application Requirements


Maximum size of artwork is 5’ (60”) wide and 10’ (120”) tall, including frame. **Shipping or packing container limited to 6 feet x 8 feet ** Maximum weight of artwork is 50 pounds.

Artwork must be ready to hang or display, and a set-up diagram must accompany multiple pieces positioned together to form a whole. Complex artwork installations must be installed by creating artist or artist's representative, otherwise will not be included in the exhibition. Fragile work needs to be labeled as such in the box it is delivered or shipped in. 


The deadline to enter for consideration in this show is midnight (MST) on March 2, 2022. No late applications will be considered. 


Results of the judging will be emailed the week of March 7, 2022. 



Accepted work will be exhibited at D’art Gallery in Denver, CO from April 7 through May 1, 2022.


$35 flat fee for up to three art pieces/images. Entry fees may be paid by credit card only through Fees are non-refundable and do not guarantee acceptance in the exhibition. 


Accepted artists will receive instructions for shipping and hand delivery. Shipping and return shipping costs and insurance are the responsibility of the artist. For shipped work, reusable shipping containers only. D’art Gallery encourages artists to insure their artwork when shipping, and we strongly encourage using Plexiglass for shipped work. Shipped work accepted up until Saturday, April 2, 2022 . Shipping address will be sent to accepted artists.

No packing peanuts allowed. Any shipped artwork found with packing peanuts will not be unpacked, displayed, or eligible for an award. All shipped artwork must include a pre-paid return-shipping label.  Work will be held until a pre-paid label is provided.

Artists may hand-deliver accepted artwork to D’art Gallery on April 2, 3, 2022, during regular gallery hours (Sat noon – 5 PM; Sun 1 – 4 PM) or by special arrangement with a member of D’art Gallery with more than one week notice. 

All accepted artwork is due by Sunday, April 3, 2022,at 4:00 p.m, and will not be included in the exhibition if late.


All works accepted for the exhibition must be original, completed, and ready to hang. Substitutions of accepted works will not be allowed and all delivered work must match the image juried. No Giclee prints accepted.

Frames, mats, and wiring must be professional quality and in good condition. Wiring must be in good condition and substantial enough for the weight of the artwork.  No sawtooth hangers. All artwork must be framed or gallery wrapped with fully painted edges. Two-dimensional works on paper must be framed.  No audio-video or performance artworks accepted.

Accepted artwork may not be removed from D’art Gallery prior to the close of the exhibition.


Any artwork sold to the public will incur a 25% commission. Prices quoted on the entry form may not be changed after acceptance.  Buyer will be charged sales tax for Denver area. 

No purchased work may be removed from D’art Gallery before the close of the exhibition, unless arrangements are made in advance and permission granted by D’art Gallery. 

Artwork that is "Not for Sale" - Please add NFS to the description box of the artwork in question.

Artwork listed as “Purchase upon Request” will not be accommodated and will be listed as “NFS.”

Artists will be notified by email of any sales, and will be mailed payment for any sold works within one month of the close of the exhibition. 



Due to D’art Gallery’s extremely limited storage space, artwork left more than 30 days after close of the exhibit will be considered abandoned and deemed the property of D’art Gallery unless arrangements have been made in writing and agreed upon by both parties. Pick-up is on Sunday, May 1, between 3:00 and 5 PM, unless other arrangements are made with the gallery. Shipped work will be packaged and shipped to artists on Monday, May 2 2022.


All submissions will be through ( Entries and credit card payment must be submitted on or before the posted deadline, with no entries accepted after this date.


·       File format: JPEG only

·       File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side

·       File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)

·       File size: 5 MB maximum

·       Image must be correctly oriented (vertical or horizontal)

·       No digital enhancement is allowed

·       Maximum of 3 photos per entry

Further information on the image requirements for submission and resources for editing the digital image size can be found on’s Help section.


Wednesday, March 2, midnight: last day to enter on CAFE 

Week of March 7, 2022: Notification emails go out to artists

Saturday, April 2, 2022 : Last day to receive shipped work

April 2, 3: Walk-in delivery of artwork during gallery hours: Sat noon - 5 PM; Sun 1 - 4 PM. Due by 4 PM on Sunday

April 8: Artist Reception, Awards and prizes presented at 6 PM, in the case of COVID restrictions, there be a zoom presentation of awards

Sunday, May 1, 2022: Final day of Show, take down. Pick up 3 - 5 PM

Monday, May 2, 2022: Out of town artwork shipped

Gallery Hours: Thurs, Sat - noon – 5 PM; Fri, noon – 9 PM; Sun 1 – 4 PM

Eligibility Criteria

This is a National Call for Entries. All residents of the USA are eligible to enter up to 3 pieces of their artwork.