The Center for Contemporary Printmaking’s Footprint International Competition 2020, is an opportunity for the presentation of current trends and innovations in contemporary printmaking within the bounds of the one square foot (12” x 12”) configuration. The square format was uncommon in art until the advent of abstraction and presents distinct challenges of composition and expression. Within these precise limits, artists must confront a space and create visual order and formal structure.
PLEASE CLICK THE LINK FOR FOOTPRINT 2020 PROSPECTUS
All fine-art printmaking mediums, including woodcut, intaglio, lithography, screenprint, monotype, and original digital media may be utilized. (No drawings, photographs, or direct reproductions are eligible.) Art must be hand-pulled and generated using at least one traditional printmaking method. Computer generated art is eligible only if it incorporates other methods of hand pulled printing or handwork.
Image size must be exactly 12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm). Outside dimensions of the printing paper may not exceed 18 x 18 inches (45.7 x 45.7 cm). Paper beyond these dimensions on accepted prints will be trimmed to the dimensions required for the exhibition. Only two-dimensional works will be accepted
Each artist may submit up to three prints. The submission fee for the first print is $20 for CCP members and $??? for non-members and international submissions. Each additional print submission is $10 per print. The fee must be paid online via the CaFÉ online application system or, in the form of a check or money order, made payable to Center for Contemporary Printmaking. (Any currency other than US dollars will not be accepted.) Do not send cash. Prints donated in lieu of payment of the entry fee will not be accepted.
$1,000 in cash prizes and purchase awards will be awarded.