RECIEVING DATES: November 28 – December 4 2021, 12 – 5 PM
EXHIBITION DATES: December 12, 2021 — February 20, 2022
OPENING DATE: December 12, 2021, 2 – 4 PM
After a tumultuous year of ups and downs pulling and pushing us towards and away from desired outcomes like a carnival ride, it’s time to freeze the action and pause at the height of possibility when the rush of energy invigorates and fills you with unbridled joy and exhilaration in the moment.
This year’s annual members’ exhibition asks our artists to savor the moment, revel with enthusiasm and celebrate the exuberance of life with the Cajun French phrase “Laissez les bons temps rouler!” — a version of “Let the good times roll!” For the exhibition, CCP asks its member artists to dig deep and reflect on the vibrancy of a life well-lived, experienced with relish and enthusiasm, the momentum behind making the days count. Grab that brass ring and jump in with both feet and show us your unbridled passion for being.
In addition to a more traditional opening , the exhibition will be marked by a suitably festive closing celebration for member artists aligned with the theme and rather serendipitous overlap of dates with mardi gras.
Submissions must be original fine art prints, including monotypes, monoprints, and unique impressions. 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 on or after January 1, 2021, and must not have been previously exhibited at CCP. Each member may submit one original print. All prints must be for sale.
Only current CCP Members are eligible to participate. To become a member or renew your membership, please fill out the form and mail it, along with payment to: Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Mathews Park, 299 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850. You can also join or renew online at www.contemprints.org
Mae Shore, Master Printer and founder of Shore Publishing & Cheymore Gallery
Master printer Mae Shore worked as a printer for Pace Prints for eleven years before establishing her own press, Shore Publishing, and gallery, Cheymore Gallery, focusing on collaborating with emerging, mid career, and established artists.
• BEST IN SHOW: Solo exhibition in the Center’s lithography room gallery to coincide with the Annual Members’ Exhibition 2022
• 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
CCP will begin to accept work the week of November 28, 2021. No submissions accepted after December 4, 2021. Mailed entries must be received by December 4, 2021.
A $20 fee per artist is required to help defray the costs of the exhibition.
Artist membership to CCP is $75 a year; please contact CCP for information or go online to become a member.
Label should include artist’s name, title and date executed (if untitled, please number), medium, dimentions, edition size and number, and price. Please affix label to foam core backing.
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 3, 2021. 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.
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 – Sunday, February 27, 2022, 12 – 5 PM. Works not picked up on these dates will be charged a storage fee of $10/day and will become the property of CCP after 30 days.
CCP is grateful for assistance with receiving prints and/or hanging the exhibition. If you are available to help, please call CCP at 203-899-7999. Thank you.