THE BOSTON PRINTMAKERS
2015 NORTH AMERICAN PRINT BIENNIAL
EXHIBITION DATES: NOVEMBER 8 – DECEMBER 12, 2015
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Throughout our 68 year history The Boston Printmakers has upheld the highest traditional standards in the field of printmaking, while continually looking toward the future, by embracing innovative and diverse contemporary printmaking media and methods. Willie Cole, as juror for the 2015 North American Printmaking Biennial, is a refection of those values. Mr. Cole, an inventive printmaker, has work in the permanent collections of MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum as well as scores of international public and private collections. That he works in many media including found object sculpture, drawing and painting in addition to lithography, woodcut and digital printmaking reflects the inclusiveness of printmaking by artists today. Dennis Michael Jon, juror of the 2013 Biennial, stated: “Prints are frequently segregated from other forms of art…[reflecting] an implicit devaluing of the print medium...the perception of printmaking as a cohesive and independent discipline seems to be facing increased scrutiny, especially among younger contemporary artists, for whom cross-disciplinary experimentation and technical innovation can be fundamental to their expression.” The Boston Printmakers is confident that Mr. Cole’s expertise and far ranging interests will contribute to the goal of promoting printmaking as relevant, innovative and noteworthy, placing it front and center in the world of contemporary art.
Entries accepted: December 10, 2014– May 13, 2015,
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The Boston Printmakers 2015 North American Print Biennial is honored to be one of the inaugural exhibitions at The Lunder Arts Center at Lesley University College of Arts and Design,
Dec 10, 2014 Application process opens at CaFE
May 13, 2015 Application process closes
Jun 15 Notifications emailed
Aug 24 – Sep 19* Shipped work must be received (*from outside U.S. by Aug 31)
Sep 19 Hand delivered work must be received
Nov 8 Opening reception and events
Dec 12 Exhibition closes
Dec 13 Pick up of hand delivered work
Dec 14 Return of shipped work
Over $10,000 is available in juror-designated purchase prizes and materials awards. The Boston Printmakers’ purchase prizes are placed into permanent collections at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA; and the Boston Printmakers Collection at the Boston Public Library. Additionally, this show generates a large number of sales through Patron and public purchases.
North American artists 18 years and older are eligible to enter. Original, innovative works in all printmaking media are eligible. Photographs, offset reproductions, or reproductions of artwork originally produced in another medium will not be considered. Submitted work may not have been exhibited in any other Boston Printmakers exhibition.
"The North American Print Biennial, can answer any and all questions about the state of printmaking today...printmaking is alive, well, and thriving....
-Roberta Waddell, Curator Emerita, The New York Public Library
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