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Puertográfico Events

In Transit

Event Type: Pop-Up Exhibitions

As immigrants, international students, travelers, and dual-citizens participants may have at some point been affected by various changing governmental policies or other restrictions that have impacted their ability to travel within the boundaries of the United States and beyond. These life experiences and faced encounters bring to question our identities and the effects of our surrounding environments.

“In Transit” further looks to be inclusive to working artists that have been constrained by the sensitivities and alarms of being restrained by a visa status that does not allow them to leave the continental upper 48 states or other countries with peace of mind. In effect, restricting numerous artists within our community from physically attending a conference located in Puerto Rico. (A Commonwealth of the U.S. with a history of colonization that celebrates a distinct mixture of Taino, Spanish and African roots.)

In support of a growingly international organization and the all-encompassing medium of print, we strive to celebrate and promote diversity in the arts.

(Artists living within the United States and Internationally are encouraged to apply.)

Call for Entries/Convocatoria

Information and Instructions/Información e instrucciones

This is an international exhibition call for artists working in all printmaking/print media.
(Se considerarán todos los tipos de grabado.) Submissions must be original work, completed within the last 3 years. (Debe ser obra de arte original y completada en los últimos tres años.) No drawings, photographs, or direct reproductions are eligible. Two-dimensional and three-dimensional print media works will be considered. Submissions will be exhibited unframed and may not exceed 20” in any direction. For printed-matter requiring installation please include applicable special instructions. Work for consideration may be from an edition or monotype.

Application Instructions/Instrucciones de aplicación
Email up to 3 images for consideration (Limitado hasta tres imágenes), image list, and an artist statement to with “In Transit, SGCI 2020” in the subject line. (Incluir “In Transit, SGCI 2020” en la línea de email.)
No larger than 1200 pixels in any direction, must be .jpg files.
Label images as: FirstName_Lastname_01.jpg (Primernombre_ Apellido_01.jpg) to correspond with the image list. (See example below) (Ver ejemplo abajo)

Image list/Lista de imágenes
Include title, medium, dimensions, and date of completion. 
Please attach image list in the email as a .pdf/Por favor, Incluya la lista de imágenes en email como formato .pdf
Image list example/Ejemplo de lista de imágenes: (hasta tres)
Taino (título)
Silkscreen (tipo de arte)
16 x 20 inches (dimensiones)
2018 (año)

Diaspora (título)
Intaglio (tipo de grabado)
12 x 18 inches (dimensiones)
2019 (año)

Notifications/Notificaciones: September 30, 2019
Postal (Drop-off) Submission: If applicable, artworks may be shipped (once accepted, artists are responsible for shipping/receiving unframed work to a New York/New Jersey address.) Organizers will arrange and be responsible for these works to be shipped to the conference hotel in Puerto Rico for exhibition.
Drop Off Submission: Accepted artworks may alternatively be submitted in person at the Sheraton Convention Center, • San Juan, PR April 1, 2020
Return/Pick Up: Week of April 1, 2020

Participation fee: We are asking accepted artists that are selected through the jurying process to commit to a $20.00 USD participation fee payable through Paypal or Venmo by March 1, 2020. This Fee will help to cover installation and related hardware costs, shipping/receiving of necessary materials and applicable works to conference site, advertising, and other possibilities such as a reception. *If the fee prohibits your acceptance of participation please contact the organizers.

(Estamos pidiendo que los artistas aceptados paguen una tarifa de participación de $ 20.00 USD pagadera a través de Paypal o Venmo antes del 1 de Marzo de 2020. (Si la tarifa prohíbe su aceptación de participar en la exposición, por favor comuníquese con los organizadores.)

Delivery of accepted work:
Exhibitors will not be responsible for framing or matting. Additional information regarding delivery of artwork will be forwarded to participants once accepted. Please do not ship works before confirmation. (Los expositores no serán responsables de marco de arte.)
All artwork will be handled with due care and respect. Organizers are not responsible for loss or damage to entries. (Todas las obras de arte se manejarán con el debido cuidado y respeto. Los organizadores no son responsables por la pérdida o daño de las entradas.) Entry by artist confirms acceptance of these conditions. SGC International organizers have the right to photograph any accepted work for purposes of publicity. (La entrada del artista confirma la aceptación de estas condiciones.)

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