CALL FOR ENTRIES:
JURIED PRINTMAKING EXHIBIT
INK IT: CONTEMPORARY PRINT PRACTICES
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES:
January 27, 2019 (11:59 PM)
JUROR: Crawford Alexander Mann III
Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Smithsonian American Art Mushttp://blackrockcenter.submittable.com/submiteum
NOTIFICATION TO ALL ARTISTS: February 4, 2019 (email notification)
AWARDS: Juror’s selection of awards includes First Place winner receiving a Solo Exhibit in Terrace Gallery at BlackRock in 2020
$20 Professional (up to 3 works)
$10 Student (up to 3 works)
ELIGIBILITY & OVERVIEW: “INK IT: Contemporary Print Practices” is a regional juried exhibition open to artists 18 years or older who reside, work or attend school in Maryland, Washington, DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and West Virginia. This is a non-thematic exhibition of new works completed within the last three years (completed between January 2016 – January 2019). Artists may submit entries of original prints which use traditional and/or non-traditional printmaking techniques including woodcut, linocut, lithography, engraving, etching, mezzotint, screenprinting, letterpress, monoprint, monotype, collography, solarplate processes, digital printing, along with current innovations. No photographs or Giclee reproductions. Both hanging and pedestal works will be considered. All artwork must be for sale. (BlackRock retains a 30% commission on art sales.) Selection by the juror will be based on review of high resolution JPEG images submitted online through the Submittable online submission system.
ABOUT THE JUROR:
Crawford Alexander Mann III is the Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. He previously worked at the Chrysler Museum (Norfolk, VA) and the RISD Museum of Art (Providence, RI), following studies at Yale University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His responsibilities cover all periods of American art, from colonial to contemporary, with particular interest in the nineteenth century and in transnational exchange. For the Smithsonian American Art Museum, he is currently preparing presentation of a traveling retrospective of the Japanese American painter Chiura Obata (1885-1975), opening in November 2019, and a major exhibition on the late 19th century Grand Tour to Venice, titled “Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano,” which will begin a four-venue international tour in March 2021.
ABOUT BLACKROCK CENTER FOR THE ARTS:
BlackRock Center for the Arts is a multidisciplinary nonprofit arts center located in Germantown, MD, a suburb of Washington, DC, that is also convenient to Baltimore, MD and Frederick, MD. Since opening in 2002, BlackRock has been providing the highest level of quality performances, gallery exhibitions and arts education classes. The Kay Gallery is a 1500 square foot exhibition space with 16-foot high walls topped by clerestory windows where BlackRock showcases select exhibitions of work by emerging and established artists from the mid-Atlantic region who have submitted proposals to the Annual Call for Entries (deadline: February 1).