The year 2020 will be one to remember – for many reasons. While we’ve all been navigating change, this time has also given us openings to grow and learn in ways we may never have anticipated. Throughout this time, I have seen increased thinking, observing, listening, creating, and efforts to make sense of the world we are living in and the challenges we are facing.
Here at CCP, 2020 is also a year to reflect on our past, as this year we recognize our 25th anniversary. For this year’s theme, I invite you to share work you are doing that reflects on your history, your development as an artist, whether comprehensively as you have built upon your skills or your reflections on the world today. May we welcome the coming years with self-assuredness and clarity of purpose knowing we will together continue our path forward on the road ahead.
MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED FOR SUBMISSION. Only original fine art monotypes, monoprints, and edition prints are eligible. Traditional printmaking mediums such as woodcut, intaglio, lithography, and silkscreen are eligible, as are digital prints. Drawings, photographs, and direct reproductions of drawings and paintings are not eligible. All prints must be signed in pencil by the artist. Paper size may not exceed 30 x 22 inches (full sheet). Prints must have been created since January 1, 2020, and must not have been previously exhibited at CCP. Each member may submit one original print. All prints must be for sale.
Cybele Maylone, Executive Director, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Cybele Maylone has served as Executive Director of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT since 2018. Prior to taking this role, she led UrbanGlass, during which she was named to the Brooklyn 100 by Brooklyn Magazine, and before that she held positions at apexart, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, and ArtTable. She earned an MA in Arts Administration from Columbia University.
A $20 fee per artist is required to help defray the costs of the exhibition.
BEST IN SHOW: Solo exhibition in the Center’s lithography room gallery to coincide with the 2021 Annual Members’ Exhibition
• SECOND PRIZE: Half-day with CCP Printer
• HONORABLE MENTIONS: One-day studio rental
• BINNIE BIRSTEIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS: 2 Awards of $250 each to be put towards a CCP workshop
Mailed entries must be bubble-wrapped in flat, reusable cardboard cartons (no wood or board crates, boxes, etc.) and sent prepaid to arrive at CCP no later than Friday, December 4, 2020. The artist must include return postage or the print will become the property of CCP. At the end of the show, any submitted print that has not been sold will be returned to the artist in its original packaging.
Prints must be submitted with foam core backing and Plexiglas cut to size. CCP does not provide the foam core or the Plexiglas. Prints can be matted, preferably with a neutral color matte. Prints will be installed using “L” fasteners provided by CCP.
All works must be for sale. Every effort will be made to sell the exhibited prints, and artists will receive 50% of sales.