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Puertográfico Events


Event Type: Themed Portfolios

Impress ideas. Print propaganda. Stamp solidarity. In this portfolio edition of 24, each participant will adopt one of 22 Puerto Rican ports to create a printed flotilla, armed with cultural ammunition. Expression is couched in Boriken’s rich history of cultural exchange and its role in the concepts of the American melting pot and global connectivity. Consider characteristics and histories of both the port and printer in vessel creation. A boat paper template will be shared and may be used to create your vessel but modifications and vessel deviations are encouraged. Modifications may include creating a tall ship as during the age of the Conquistadors or a native hand dug vessel as the Taino or Calib (First Peoples) constructed. Boats will be displayed at Puertographico in 3D form, on a hand stenciled Puerto Rican map, docked at adopted port. Print size is 11” X 15” and may include more than one sheet of paper with directions for 3D construction. What cultural commodities will be shipped to our ultimate destination, Puertographico, and what will be shipped away to enrich lives in this age of global connectivity? We welcome ALL ABOARD.

Portfolio Details
Curated by: Kelly Nelson
Edition Size: 24, (22 artists, 1 SGCI edition, 1 traveling exhibition edition)
Paper Size: 11” x 15”
Prints should be sent with acid free paper placed between each print. Directions to cut and pop up your boat, a biography and artist statement should be enclosed with each print in the edition. Details for paper boat template will be communicated once artists are selected for the edition.
Participation Fee: Cost of shipping work to and from Longwood University is the responsibility of the artist. Mail edition with prepaid shipping label and reusable box.
To Apply: Email Kelly Nelson at with 3-5 images of work and Printilla in subject line.
Due Date: Editions must arrive to the below address by March 1, 2020.
Kelly Nelson, Prof. of Art
Longwood University, Art Program
201 High Street, Bedford 226
Farmville, VA 23909

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