Calls for submissions from MGC members:
Manhattan Graphics Center Project Space
Living Large The premise: a call for MGC member-printmakers to create prints that use an entire sheet (22 x 30") of printmaking paper. (You can also work even larger.) Prints should be framed and ready to hang. Include name, medium, date of work, edition no., price.
Submission deadline: 25 March 2014. Show will be on view during April 2014
Place prints on shelf #107
Opening celebration/artists' talk: Sat., April 5, 6:30-9 PM
Pick up work: 28-30 April 2014
Curator: Rich Turnbull, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lazarus Print The premise: Some prints die inglorious deaths and are discarded by their all-powerful creators. But what if these doomed/dead/flawed/unsuccessful/ truly hideous prints were somehow brought back to life? What if there were a way to make bad prints good again? What would they look like? Here is your chance to play God.
There are three steps/deadlines for "The Lazarus Print:"
1. Bring in two of your doomed or dead prints (nothing larger than 22 x 30") PLUS digital images of these prints (in JPEG format; if you don't know how to do this, e-mail one of the organizers and we will help you through it or possibly photograph your works at MGC). Label each print on the back (name, date, title [if it has one], medium) and leave them on shelf #107 by MARCH 10th, 2014.
2. Choose someone else's doomed or dead print on MARCH 15/16/17, 2014 at MGC. Prints will be available in a bin at the back of the silkscreen area. Choose only ONE print and carry it away with you to your personal nest. (First come, first served.) Rework and resurrect the print at your leisure.
3. Place the resurrected print on shelf 107 by MAY 15th, 2014. Work should be framed and labeled on the back with appropriate identifying information (your name, new title, date, medium). If you want to price the print, consult with the original artist; all sales will be split 40% original artist, 40% resurrection artist, 20% MGC. Also, please provide a concise one paragraph statement about why you chose a particular dead work and how you resurrected it. These statements will be displayed along with the photos of the original work and your resurrected print.
Prints will be on display at MGC in the Project Space from JUNE 1-30, 2014. There will be a festive closing reception/artists' talk on June 21st, 2014 (also the day of the summer solstice; wear your robes and bring your wands and ceremonial daggers).
Prints may be picked up after June 30th from shelf 107. Other restrictions: all participating artists must be members of MGC.
For questions and other inquiries please contact:
Rich Turnbull, email@example.com
Bob Shore, firstname.lastname@example.org
David Thomas, email@example.com