Deadline June 3, 2017
Muskat Studios Presentation Print for The Boston Printmakers 70th Anniversary
Dear Boston Printmaker Members,
As you know, The Boston Printmakers is celebrating its 70th Anniversary year. To commemorate this remarkable longevity, Carolyn Muskat (Master Printer, long term member, and former president of The Boston Printmakers) has very generously offered to produce a print in her professional lithography studio in collaboration with a Boston Printmakers member. As a recreation of an early Boston Printmakers tradition, this lithograph would be printed as an edition large enough to send a copy to each member. This gives the lucky member chosen the opportunity to create a print with Muskat Studios, work in lithography with a Master Printer, and support The Boston Printmakers. The artist will not be paid, but would receive 15 Artist Proofs for their own use. One print from the final edition would also be placed in The Boston Printmakers Collection at the Boston Public Library.
Any member interested in taking advantage of this wonderful offer, would submit their name by e-mail to board member Ky Ober (firstname.lastname@example.org; cc Mary Taylor (email@example.com) by June 3rd, 2017.
One name (and 2 alternates) will be drawn by lottery at the June 6th Board meeting. All members, including emeritus and board members are eligible. The member chosen to participate will be notified by June 10th and will confirm their ability to participate (see requirements below) by July 1st, 2017. If the member is unable to confirm their participation by that date, an alternate will be chosen.
In order to qualify, any member who is interested should:
1. Have paid their 2017 membership dues.
2. Have the ability to travel to Muskat Studios in Somerville, MA at the artist’s expense, preferably for 4-7 days during mid- to late-August or early-September, 2017.
3. Be ready to develop a one-color/black and white image, and a lithographic plate for a print no larger than 8”x11” with Carolyn in her studio (in other words, the image would not be previously completed and no jpegs need be submitted). No lithography experience is necessary. The edition will be printed by Muskat Studios.
4. The edition will include: 375 numbered prints; 1 Bon a Tirer (property of the Artist); 15 Artist’s Proofs (property of the Artist); 1 Printer’s Proof (property of Carolyn M. Muskat); 1 Archive Impression (property of Muskat Studios); 1 Archive Impression (property of The Boston Printmakers).
Please be sure that you are able to complete the travel required for the time needed to print at Muskat Studios before applying for this opportunity.
All costs of printing will be carried by Muskat Studio, all shipping charges, by The Boston Printmakers.
Carolyn Muskat and
The Boston Printmakers Board