EXCELLENCE in PRINTMAKING The 2011 EXHIBITION and AWARD
The 2011 EXHIBITION and AWARD Juried by Katherine Blood, Curator of Fine Prints for the Library of Congress is Open to juniors, seniors or Master’s degree candidates with a major or substantial concentration in Printmaking Studies, funded by the generosity of The Washington Print Foundation and The Washington Print Club. The Washington Printmakers Gallery has joined with the Washington Print Club to award the Excellence in Printmaking prize for the past 5 years. The aim of this award is to encourage printmaking and the use of traditional, non-digital techniques. This year, we are excited to announce the award’s expansion into a juried exhibition, juried by Katherine Blood, the Curator of Fine Prints for the Library of Congress.
EXHIBITION AND AWARDS
This first Excellence in Printmaking Exhibition will include 40 works, on view at Washington Printmakers Gallery in February 2011 (see important dates, below). Prizes will be awarded to three outstanding printmakers from within the exhibition
First Prize: A monetary award of $500, one year membership in the Washington Print Club (WPC); an article about the prizewinner (including reproduction of one of the winner’s print) in the WPC Quarterly, one year’s subscription to the Quarterly for the student’s art department.
Second Prize: A one year gift membership to the Washington Print Club and a $50 gift certificate to Plaza Art Supplies.
Third Prize: A one-year gift membership to the Washington Print Club and a $25 gift certificate to Plaza Art Supplies.
A student applicant should be:
• an undergraduate no more than four semesters (40 credits) from graduation, or a MFA degree candidate
• a declared major or minor in printmaking, or have taken at least 2 courses in printmaking studies.
• at an institution in the Washington/Baltimore/Richmond area.
WASHINGTON PRINTMAKERS GALLERY & THE WASHINGTON PRINT CLUB IMPORTANT DATES
12/31/10, 11:59 pm: Deadline for entry submission
1/12/11: Notifications of acceptance sent out
1/23/11: All accepted artwork and additional documentation must be HAND DELIVERED no later than 5 pm to
the gallery (address below). NO SHIPPED WORKS ACCEPTED.
2/1/11 – 2/27/11: Excellence in Printmaking Exhibition, Award ceremony/receptions TBA.
3/1/11-3/6/11: Pick-up of all artworks. Work will NOT be shipped back to artists.
Visit the Washington Printmakers website for more information.