Connect

Melody Leary, Lifelines, Photopolymer intaglio

 

Rosalyn Richards, Connection, etching

 

Kelly Hanning, Connect to Nature, Linoleum Reduction Cut

 

David Avery, Death and the Maiden, Hard ground etching

 

Evan Charney, Snow Day, wood engraving

 

Richard Sloat, Onward, woodcut

 

Peter Scott, Job@nobodyknows, relief etching

 

Small Prints by Members of The Boston Printmakers
Traveling exhibition 2021 – 2023

Submissions Deadline, January 20, 2021

Printable version of the PROSPECTUS

About The Boston Printmakers Small Print Show

Initially created for the The Providence Art Club (RI), this themed exhibition will travel from spring 2021 through 2023. CONNECT: Small Prints by  Members of The Boston Printmakers is an exhibition prompted by the theme of “communication” where artists create cellphone-sized plates with a variety of “messaging,” “news,” or whatever they want to “post.” People around the world have been plunged into communicating through technology. Internet and cellphone communication have become lifelines to staying connected to family and friends, and  gathering for momentous occasions.
This traveling show by Boston Printmakers (BP) presents the best in contemporary, traditional and experimental printmaking, from members across North America. This collection of prints will capture the creativity of artists and document a global spirit of togetherness through communication.

CONNECT will be shown at multiple venues over a period of two years, so please create an edition or body of work that will be for sale and to be readily replaced when sold.

All prints must be for saleMember dues must be in good standing.

We are asking for 2 copies/prints from each member, with matting and backing only, BP will provide Plexiglas. BP is not collecting a shipping and handling fee for CONNECT. The price you list will be what you get if your work sells. However if a gallery that hosts the show requires commission, price lists will be calculated with the percentage added to your listing price (so you will receive the price you gave).

The show will debut in Providence on March 28, 2021 ; a prospectus for traveling CONNECT is posted above, and future exhibition dates will be announced as the show is scheduled. Please consider bringing this show to your community, it can be shipped easily in insulated boxes.  For information contact exhibitioninfo@bostonprintmakers.org

Calendar

June 15, 2020: OPEN CALL to Members
June 15, 2020 – January 20, 2021: Complete the form and upload your image HERE
January 25 – 29, 2021: Work will be mailed/shipped to Lesley University. Must use this address:
Boston Printmakers: CONNECT, 29 Everett Street, Cambridge MA 02138, mailroom phone for UPS/FedEx: 617-369-8790
Sunday, January 24:  Hand drop off date, 10am-2pm at Lesley University, 1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge MA
March 28 – April 16, 2021: Initial exhibition at the Providence Art Club, reception Sunday, March 28 (time TBA); (if allowed) gallery events TBA
Exhibition will be scheduled for travel from June 2021 through December 2023
February – March 2024:
  estimated period to return unsold work

Specifications

Please create prints focused on the word CONNECT, and in response to the theme described in the introduction.  We suggest the plate size or image size be “cell phone size” (approximately 6” x 4”) and maximum paper size 10” x 8”.  Matting and backing size must be 10” x 8”.  Works may be “actual cell phone sized”, however if 6” x 4” is too confining, bleed prints may be made up to 10” x 8,” and window mat may be excluded.

Please send 2 prints from an edition, or 2 Edition Variable/Variée or monotypes; both with 10” x 8” matting and backing.

Thanks to the generosity of Stanhope Framers for a donation of Plexiglas, The Boston Printmakers are able to provide glazing for all prints and will place works into protective sleeves for traveling.

Shipping & Packing

All shipped work must be sent in sturdy,  re-usable packaging. Please protect artwork and matting by using protective paper covering. Use additional materials that exceed the dimensions of the matting and backing to make package rigid and protect corners. If using a shipping box, no peanuts please.

Agreement

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/or for the creation of a newsletter or postcard.

Entry Procedure

All entries must be completed online. Entries must be submitted on or before January 20, 2021 – along with 2021 dues.

Complete and review all entry information carefully before submitting. Price lists, labels and PR materials will be generated from data collected from online submission, therefore, changes CANNOT be made once submitted.

Upload requirements for image files:
File format: JPEG only
File dimensions: No smaller than 1600 pixels on the longest side
File resolution: 72/ppi/dpi
File size: 1 MB maximum

Information please email: exhibitioninfo@bostonprintmakers.org

FAQs:
Q: Can the image and paper orientation be vertical or horizontal? A: YES
Q: Must I mat my print? A: Matting is not necessary, but we prefer the paper size match the backing size of 10″ x 8″ AND backing is necessary. If you chose to not mat, know that your print will be placed underneath Plexiglas and installed with L-pins, so please be sure that your print will not face damage with Plexi placed on top.
Q: How do I know if my dues are paid?
A: email exhibitioninfo@bostonprintmakers.org and/or make a dues payment now that will last through 2021!