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CALL FOR ENTRIES:

 

shop swap call for entries

Shop Swap: 

CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY PRINTMAKING at
LITHO WERKSTATT BERLIN 

 

IMPORTANT DATES

ENTRY DEADLINE: MARCH 16, 2024 –CLOSED–

JURY NOTIFICATION: MARCH 22, 2024

EXHIBITION DATES: Summer 2024

EXHIBITION PARTNER: LITHO WERKSTATT BERLIN

ABOUT SHOP SWAP: Shop Swap is a print exchange exhibition designed to increase visibility for CCP member artists and artists at other community print shops. CCP members are invited to submit original fine art prints to be reviewed by an outside juror who will select a representative body of work from the submissions. As “shop swap” suggests, these prints will be sent to that year’s collaborating studio for exhibition, while a group of prints from their organization’s artists will be sent to CCP to be displayed in our Lithography Room Gallery.

SHOP SWAP PARTNER 2024: The Center for Contemporary Printmaking is collaborating with Litho Werkstatt Berlin to exhibit our members’ work internationally! CCP and the Litho Werkstatt will be sending each other a representative body of work illustrating the talents of each other’s membership.

WERKSTATT KÜNSTLERISCHE LITHOGRAPHIE, or the Artistic Lithography Workshop was founded in Berlin in 1987. In the nearly four decades of its existence, it has earned respect as a printmaking workplace, even beyond the borders of Germany. More than 200 artists from around the world have worked in the workshop, which cultivates the classic printing techniques of stone lithography, etching and woodcut. Much like CCP, they offer studio space for artists, the expert advice of printers, instructional courses, editioning services, and a gallery space.

 


 

Eligibility

Only current CCP Members are eligible to participate. Become a member or renew your membership on our membership page.

All fine art printmaking mediums, including woodcut, intaglio, lithography, silkscreen, monotype, and original digital media (No drawings, photographs, or direct reproductions are eligible).

All prints must be signed in pencil by the artist. Paper size may not exceed 50cm x 70cm (19.5″ x 27.5″) Only two-dimensional works will be accepted. Prints should be relatively recent work (created within the past few years). All prints must be for sale.

All entries must be submitted using this Google Entry Form. Each member may submit up to three prints. See “How to Enter” below for detailed instructions.

Judging will be done virtually via the files submitted.

Awards Juror

Sarah Kirk Hanley – Independent expert, curator, and critic of Fine Art Prints; former Executive Director at Manhattan Graphics Center.

Bio: Sarah Kirk Hanley is an independent critic, appraiser, and consulting expert for fine art prints, editions, and illustrated artists’ books. She is currently working on a legacy project for the American artist Robert Kipniss (b. 1931) and serves as an expert consultant for several art appraisal and advisory firms in New York. She is also a member of the board of directors for The Atelier 17 Project, which encourages new research about this avant-garde printmaking workshop upon its 2027 centennial, and the advisory board for the Center for the Preservation of Artists’ Legacies (CPAL). She is a frequent guest lecturer and speaker in her area of expertise for seminars, professional associations, colleges, and museums. She has published numerous scholarly articles and essays on Contemporary printmaking. Ms. Hanley is a member of ArtTable, the Association of Print Scholars, the Appraisers Association of America, the Catalogue Raisonné Scholars Association, and Phi Beta Kappa. Ms. Hanley holds an MA in Museum Education from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, and a BFA in Printmaking and Fine Art from the University of Iowa, magna cum laude.

How to enter

  1. PAY ENTRY FEE: Each artist may submit up to three prints for a fee of $30. The submission fee can be paid online here, over the phone at 203-899-7999, or by check, made payable to Center for Contemporary Printmaking. Please send entry fee to: Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Attn: Shop Swap 2024, Mathews Park, 299 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850
    Entries will not be considered without entry fee.
  2. PREPARE IMAGES & WORK LIST
    – Each artist may submit up to 3 works. Only one photo per work may be submitted. Files must be jpeg format and no larger than 1MB each.
    – Image Labelling: Jpegs MUST be labeled as follows: Last Name_First Name _Submission Number (example: Smith_joe_1.jpeg; Smith_joe_2.jpeg)
    – Work List: Prepare a word document that corresponds with the image labeling. Include all of the following print information for each image: title, image size, medium, edition size, date completed, price (all entries must be for sale)
  3. SUBMIT  –APPLICATIONS CLOSED–

Notification

Accepted artists will be notified via e-mail by March 22, 2024.
ONLY WORKS SELECTED BY THE JUROR NEED TO BE DELIVERED—Please do not mail works unless notified.

Works accepted

The prints selected from this call for entry will be exhibited at Litho Werkstatt in Berlin, Germany this summer. Artists selected will be provided with details for delivery of work within their Juror Notification Packet. The group of selected prints will be mailed as a single package to Berlin. Prints must be unmated and unframed.

sales

All prints must be for sale. CCP will retain a commission of 50% on all works sold. Artists may choose to donate all proceeds to support CCP programs. Unsold works will be returned by mail by the end of 2024.

reproduction

The Center for Contemporary Printmaking and exhibiting galleries assume the right to reproduce images of selected works for publicity purposes.

LIABILITY

Although all reasonable care will be given to work submitted to this exhibition, CCP is not responsible for loss or damage to entries.

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