Traveling Flat File

Mark Sisson, OK,  Portrait of Emma Shore: What Price Education?, linocut, woodcut, lithograph

Yuemei Zhang, CT, Spring Lantern, etching

Nobuko Yamasaki, MI, A Special Guest, woodblock print

Stephen McMillan, WA,  Autumn Leaves, 3 plate aquatint etching

Dale Klein, NY, Demolition on University Avenue, Etching, Aquatint, and Spit Bite on Hahnemuhle Copperplate

The Boston Printmakers Traveling Flat File (TFF) 2019 – 2020

Deadline: January 15, 2019

To answer a question often-asked: “Who are the Boston Printmakers?” This collection of members’ works will inform the viewing public with prints! The Boston Printmakers Traveling Flat File will present the best in contemporary and traditional printmaking, from members across North America. Over the two year span, it will enable us to reach many collectors, curators, artists and students with signature works that represent who we are!

The TFF will be shown at multiple venues over the period of two years, so please select a work with this in mind. Works will be for sale, although the venue will be fairs and conferences, so please select and price works that will sell readily.  Each member will be asked to contribute a single 2D print for sale, unframed, unmatted, and shipped in a reusable tube, (no diptych and triptych is allowed).  Initially the TFF will be presented at both SGC International 2019 & 2020—exhibition dates will be announced and posted on our website.   All prints must be for sale. No commission will be charged on sales. Members dues must be in good standing.

You may select “a representative work” from any period in your career, and on a flexible, single sheet of paper sized 22″ x 30” or smaller. All works will be placed in sleeves, handled and securely shipped in large tubes by members of the board. They will be displayed on tables or at booths and carefully handled. Works should be priced to sell, ideally $500 or less. Please do not send works priced over $1,000. The venues are likely to have “walk-away sales” and all proceeds will go to you, the artist. However, you may select to participate in a start-up fund for young artist programing, an initiative The Boston Printmakers will begin in 2019 with a Forum for Young Artists at Framingham State University at the next Student Show. Please check the box on the entry form for sale proceeds to be donated to a fund to benefit young printmakers.

Entry Procedure
Complete the online Entry Form by January 15, 2019. Complete and review all entry information carefully before submitting, changes cannot be made once submitted.

Upload requirements for image file:
– File format: jpeg/jpg only
– Name each JPEG/jpg with your last name and first name. Example: Smith_John.jpg
– File dimensions: No smaller than 1600 pixels on the longest side
– File resolution: 72dpi
– File size: 1 MB maximum


Shipping & Packing
All shipped work must be sent in a sturdy, re-usable tube. Please protect rolled work by using a protective paper longer than the height of the print and able to fit flatly in the tube. Rolled work should spring open against the inside of the tube to avoid shifting in transit. Tube should exceed artwork by 2” at both ends, and please secure protective paper to tube and cushion both tube ends with padding, also secured in place. No peanuts please.

Handling Fee
$35 USD. After filling the form, you may pay online through Paypal  below or send a check  written to The Boston Printmakers and mailed it to Sandra Cardillo, 1 Lakeview Gardens. Apt. 420,  Natick, MA. 01760

October 15, 2018 – January 15, 2019: Submit work online
January 22 – 28, 2019: Work shipped  (Address TBA)
Sunday Jan 27, 2019, 10am – 2pm: Hand drop off date(Location TBA)
March 6 – 9, 2019: SCGI 2019, Dallas Texas
Spring, 2019:Boston Print Fair, Cyclorama, BCA (dates TBA )
SCGI 2020, Puerto Rico (dates TBA )
October – November 2020: estimated period to return unsold work (dates TBA)

Filing of the entry form constitutes an agreement on the part of the entrant to all conditions set forth in the prospectus, including permission to use images of the exhibited work in printed or online media for promotional, educational, or archival purposes and for the creation of a catalog of the exhibit.

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