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Call for Artwork: Paper Politics (West)

December 21, 2004

Got this in the mailbox from Josh MacPhee — the full call for artwork is after the jump, if you’re interested in submitting your artwork work to what sounds like a great show, please reply to Josh or Joseph (contact info at the bottom). The original call is here.
Paper Politics (West)
A Show of Socially Engaged Printmaking
to be held in April 2005 at Phinney Neighborhood Community Center

In April 2005, Seattle Print Arts will hold a juried exhibit of socially engaged printmaking at Seattle’s Phinney Neighborhood Community Center. The exhibit will showcase print art which uses themes of social justice and global equity to engage community members in political conversation. Because of its accessibility and reproducibility, print art has long been used by activists as a communication tool in struggles for freedom and social equality. The bold graphic qualities made possible by printmaking techniques are used to communicate with and educate broad audiences all over the world.
Artists of all experience levels and backgrounds are encouraged to submit work. We hope to showcase work by over one hundred artists, and we look forward to your participation.

JUROR: The exhibit will be juried by Josh MacPhee, an artist and activist based in Chicago. MacPhee recently curated “Paper Politics,” an extremely successful political printmaking show in Chicago which showcased over 250 prints from over 60 artists. He is the author of the recently published “Stencil Pirates: A Global Study of the Street Stencil on Soft Skull Press.
MEDIA INCLUDED:”Print art” featured in this exhibit can include monotypes, silkscreen, letterpress, stenciling, etching, block prints, hand-processed photo prints, or any kind of printing on paper that retains some evidence of the human hand. Digital prints will be accepted if the medium is used in combination with a traditional technique.
SIZE: The maximum size of prints for this exhibition is 24″ x 36″.
HOW TO SUBMIT WORK: By email: Submit images of your prints via email to both josh(at) and to Seattle Print Arts at paperpolitics(at) Jpeg files are preferable; please make sure that the image is high enough quality that we can get a good idea of what the actual print looks like.
By mail: If you do not have access to a means of sending digital images, you can send prints or slides to: Josh MacPhee, P O Box 476971, Chicago, IL 60647 USA
Please include your name and contact information, and indicate the title, medium, and size of the print(s) submitted. Only one print per artist selected will be included; however, feel free to submit several images for us to choose from. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like your prints or slides returned.
ENTRY FEE: Only artists selected for the show will be asked to pay a fee. Entry for the show is free, but artists whose work is chosen will pay $15 to help produce a catalog and defray other expenses.
FRAMING: Work will be presented unframed; please do not submit framed work if your work is selected.
SALE OF PRINTS/PRICING: Artists who wish to offer their work for sale may send one or more prints from an edition of the work selected to be sold at the exhibition. In keeping with our theme of accessibility of the work, we ask that the price of prints for sale not exceed $200.
Seattle Print Arts is the Northwest’s most active association of artists, arts professionals, and collectors with an interest in print arts. Founded in 1999 and currently numbering over 200 members, Seattle Print Arts has organized several local and international exhibits and exchanges, as well as symposia, lectures and printmaking demonstrations. The organization sponsors two printmaking scholarships as well as a Visiting Artist series at Seattle’s Pratt Fine Arts Center. Seattle Print Arts is a
member organization of the American Print Alliance.
Entry Deadline: January 15th, 2005
Notification of Acceptance: Early February 2005
Work Sent By: March 1st, 2005
Opening Reception: Friday, April 1st, 2005, 7-9 PM
Exhibit Dates: April 1st – 29th, 2005
Joseph Pentheroudakis
Seattle Print Arts
3405 S Dearborn
Seattle WA 98144 USA
(206) 860-7535
Josh MacPhee
P O Box 476971
Chicago IL 60647 USA


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