St. Ambrose University is seeking participants in a print portfolio exchange exploring the topic of Star-Crossed Lovers. The prints will portray the theme, Star-Crossed Lovers, based on the original text from Romeo and Juliet: “A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life, Whose misadventured piteous overthrow, Doth with their death bury their parents’ strife.” The theme is rooted in Shakespeare’s text but in a broader sense the theme revolves around two characters whose paths inevitably cross but who face tragedy and potential demise by outside forces. Artists are encouraged to interpret the theme from other literary, cultural, historical, or political influences.
The portfolio will be exhibited in the Morrissey Gallery in mid February of 2017. The portfolio is open to all printmaking media and there is no participation fee. The Morrissey Gallery is a set of glass-covered showcases outside the entrance to the Allaert Auditorium in the Galvin Fine Arts Building – where performances catering to all ages and diverse audiences are held. Following the exhibition this portfolio will be reserved for exhibition on campus and in the community and a second portfolio will be donated to the university’s Special Collections. The remainder of the editions will be distributed to participating artists.
If you are interested in participating please email the following to Alison Filley: firstname.lastname@example.org by December 1st:
a brief statement of interest related to the theme;
a short CV or web-link;
2 – 5 representative images, each no more than 1200 pixels on the longest side