CALL FOR ENTRIES
87th Annual International Competition
All forms of art, with photography and/or printmaking as critical components of the work, may be submitted. Artists whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional photographic and printmaking practices are especially encouraged to enter.
November 2, 2012
Irene Hofmann, Phillips Director & Chief Curator, SITE Santa Fe
Since 2010 Hofmann has been the Phillips Director and Chief Curator of SITE Santa Fe, NM, a leading international venue for artistic experimentation and curatorial innovation. Prior to that she was the Executive Director of the Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD, from 2005 to 2010. As a curator she has organized such exhibitions as Bearing Witness, a multi-venue survey of the artist duo Bradley McCallum and Jacqueline Tarry; Cell Phone, the first museum survey of artworks created using cell phone technologies; St. Cecilia, a new commission and national touring exhibition of works by Chicago-based artist Joseph Grigely; Broadcast, a large-scale exhibition and national tour that explored artistic interventions into broadcast radio and television; and Cottage Industry, an exhibition that explored the artist as entrepreneur.
Awards + Prizes
Three solo exhibitions at The Print Center to be held June-July 2013, Online exhibition, Philadelphia Museum of Art Purchase Award, Two-year contract from The Print Center Gallery Store, and up to $3,000 in purchase, cash and material prizes.
About the Competition
The Print Center’s Annual International Competition is one of the most prestigious and oldest competitions in the United States. The Print Center is particularly interested in highlighting local, national and international artists who utilize photography and printmaking in intriguing ways, both in content and process. Artists who use printmaking and/or photography as critical components of their work, or whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional photographic and printmaking practices, are encouraged to enter.
If you are not already a member, your entry fee to the competition entitles you to a one-year membership to The Print Center.
Entries are accepted online only.
Non-Members $45 ($60 outside US)
Current Members $5 processing fee
Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards are accepted
The competition is open to all artists. All forms of art with photography and/or printmaking as critical components of the work may be submitted. Work submitted must have been completed in the last three years. Submitted works cannot have been exhibited within 50 miles of Philadelphia or in any prior exhibition at The Print Center. Up to five images may be submitted. Only one entry per person.
Images: Up to 5 MB/each: jpg, png, gif
Videos: Up to 60 MB/each: mov, wmv, flv, mp4
You will be asked to label each uploaded file with Title, Date, Medium (e.g. etching, inkjet, gelatin silver, lithograph) and Size.
An online exhibition on The Print Center’s website will include the semi-finalists and all the images submitted by those artists, as well as biographical information and links to the artists’ own websites. Ten finalists will have more extensive information on the site, including additional images. Artists will be contacted by The Print Center for additional information and images.
Three artists will be selected from the ten finalists to receive solo exhibitions at The Print Center. Those artists will receive a $200 honorarium. Pending funding, especially for international artists, this amount may increase. Artists are responsible for delivering or shipping their work to and from The Print Center and all related costs, including framing when appropriate. The Print Center will install and de-install work.
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Entry Deadline: October 30, 2012
Notification (by email): February 1, 2013
Solo Exhibitions: June – July 2013
Online Exhibition Dates: June – December 2013
The Print Center will facilitate sales for the solo and online exhibitions of the Competition. The Print Center will receive a 50% commission on works sold. A pricelist will be made available in the gallery. The Print Center will pay the artist’s commission within 90 days of the close of the sale. Payment will be made by check and will include a statement listing work sold and the purchaser (if available).
The Print Center is not responsible for damage to work during shipping or delivery, although care in handling onsite can be assured. Works will be insured against fire and theft while on The Print Center’s premises.
The Print Center’s mission is to support printmaking and photography as vital contemporary arts and to encourage the appreciation of the printed image in all its forms. The Print Center presents a variety of programs for the public including exhibitions; an extensive series of education programs and special events; the longest running annual international competition for prints and photographs in the country; and The Print Center Gallery Store, which offers the largest and most diverse selection of contemporary prints and photographs in Philadelphia.
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