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2018 Screenprint Biennial
The 2018 Screenprint Biennial seeks to showcase a range of screenprint-based art applications, from framed editioned prints to installation, sculpture, video, ephemera, and posters. This exhibition will in no way seek to act as a survey or “who’s-who” of screenprinting, but will assemble an exhibition that is consistent in highlighting artists who utilize adventurous, relevant, and passionate takes on the screenprinted medium. The Screenprint Biennial is announcing its open call for submissions. Submissions involving video, performance, sculpture, social practice, alternative substrates and processes, and collaboration are encouraged.
The exhibition is scheduled to premiere at the Opalka Gallery in Albany, NY. Located at the Sage Colleges, the Opalka Gallery’s primary focus is on modern and contemporary art and design from nationally recognized artists.
Deadline for email submissions: Friday, January 15, 2018 at 11:59PM EST
SUBMISSION: (THERE IS NO ENTRY FEE FOR SUBMITTING.)
Send submission emails to email@example.com
All email subject headings must read “Submission 2018 your name”,
ie: “Submission 2018 Jane Smith”
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: All entries must be submitted via email. Artists may submit up to three JPEG images or one video.
File Size requirements:
JPEGs must be 72 ppi, max size 1MB per individual image.
Minimum 600 pixels, maximum1200 pixels in either direction.
Time-based work can be submitted via a Youtube or Vimeo link. If the link is password protected, the password MUST be included in your work list.
IMAGE LABELING: JPEG images MUST BE labeled as follows:
LAST Name_FIRST Name_Image number
(Image numbers correspond with that work’s placement on the Work List.)
Numbered Work List:
Include a Word document with: artist’s name, address, email, phone number, and slide information (title, size, process, sale price, date completed). If work is for sale, please list the framed sale price, taking into account commission for work sold. In the case of unconventional projects, please include your proposal as part of the work list Word document.
Artists will be informed via email regarding their acceptance into the show Accepted work may be refused if it does not conform to the entered image. Absolutely NO substitutions of accepted works will be allowed. All accepted work must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition.
Accepted artwork must be suitable for formal gallery presentation as well as the rigors of packaged shipping. Special display instructions must be explicitly stated and included in shipping. 2-D works on paper must be framed, wired, and ready to hang. A limited amount of video projection equipment will be available. Any sculptural or installation-based work must have clear instructions and guidelines.
Accepted artists must provide high-res images of selected work for purposes of publishing an exhibition catalog. Images should be 300ppi, approximately 5”x5”, in TIFF format. Images will be sent via a free file transfer service like WeTransfer. By submitting images for the catalog, you are giving permission for their use in any promotion for the exhibition. Accepted artists will receive a free copy of the exhibition catalog.
Artists are responsible for shipping to and from the Screenprint Biennial.
Shipped work must arrive in a reusable container or crate. No mailing tubes. A computer-generated return label for return of work MUST be enclosed. NO EXCEPTIONS. Pre-paid shipping arrangements must be made through FedEx. NO U.S. POSTAL SERVICE OR COD RETURNS. DO NOT SEND CASH, CHECK, STAMPS, OR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION FOR RETURN OF WORK. Please include a prepaid return-shipping label where it can be easily located
Please ship selected works to:
140 New Scotland Ave
Albany, NY 12208
Artists are responsible for the insurance of work during shipping. The Screenprint Biennial is not liable for any damage or loss of artwork during transit to and from the galleries. Once at the gallery, the Opalka provides insurance for art works.
The Opalka Gallery does not sell works directly, but can facilitate sales of works by connecting potential buyers to artists.
January 15, 2018: Deadline for email submissions
March 1, 2018: Selections announced
July 1, 2018: Selected artists must send high-res images of work for
October 9-12, 2018: Selected works must arrive at the Opalka Gallery
October 23, 2018: Exhibit Opens
November 2, 2018: Opening Reception
December 14, 2018: Biennial closes
December 20, 2018: Works Shipped back to artists
About the Jurors:
Miranda K. Metcalf received her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington in philosophy with a focus on aesthetics. She went on to receive her Art History MA from the University of Arizona in Tucson and wrote her thesis on the animals found in etchings designed by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Miranda took the position as director of the contemporary department at Davidson Galleries in 2012. Davidson Galleries opened its doors in 1971 and over the past four decades has established itself as the premier gallery for multiples and graphic arts on the West Coast.
Taryn McMahon has received numerous awards for her work including the Southern Graphics Council International Graduate Fellowship and residencies at Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village, CO; Anchor Graphics, Chicago, IL; Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY; and 55 Limited, Berlin, Germany. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA; Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY; Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL; Dishman Art Museum, Beaumont, TX; and McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown, OH, among many others. She received her MFA from the University of Iowa and is an Assistant Professor at Kent State University.
Nathan Meltz uses printmaking, collage, and animation to document the infiltration of technology into every facet of life, from family and food to politics and war. His exhibit venues include the International Print Center New York, the Miami Fountain Art Fair, the IN Graafika Festival, Pärnu, Estonia, and the Uranium Film Festival at the Museum of Modern Art in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. His work has been featured in the publications Paper Politics, Sociological Images, Printeresting and the Mid America Print Council Journal. Meltz is a full time lecturer at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY and the founder of the Screenprint Biennial
Travis Janssen has mounted solo exhibitions at venues such as Seed Space (Nashville, TN), DEMO Project (Springfield, IL), the University of Notre Dame (South Bend, IN), Arteles Creative Center (Finland), and Elsewhere Living Art Museum (Greensboro, NC). Over the last ten years he has shown work in over 135 juried or invitational exhibitions across the United States and international locales including China, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Russia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Janssen is currently an Assistant Professor and Head of the Printmaking Program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.