PrintAustin’s 2018 open calls:
The Contemporary Print will be a survey of the traditions and the innovations of contemporary printmaking happening today. This 5th annual event is now open internationally. Exhibit to be held at O2 Gallery at Flatbed Press Headquarters, January 20-February 17, 2018. Registration opens September 1 and closes November 1, 2018.
JUROR: This is the first time The Contemporary Print will be accepting international artists and we are excited to have our first juror from the United Kingdom. Dr. Paul Laidler is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) and Senior Lecturer in BA Illustration / MA Multidisciplinary Printmaking, University of the West England, Bristol, United Kingdom. The main focus of Paul’s academic activities stems from the close relationships that exist between technology, ideas and making in the graphic arts – particularly in the area of digitally-mediated print and its many offshoots. He contributes to critical discourse in print as a curator and arts writer, and is an associate editor for the Intellect Journal ‘Drawing Research Theory and Practice’. His research explores the impact of digital technology within the field of fine art printmaking, focusing on the advantages of using the traditional collaborative print studio model when generating and realising physical artefacts in the digital age. Over the years Paul has worked on print projects for artists such as Richard Hamilton, Lesley Dill, Joe Tilson, Gordon Cheung and Stanley Donwood.
PRINTAUSTIN Award: $500
GAMBLIN Award: $200 + $200 Gift Certificate courtesy of Gamblin Artists Colors
AWAGAMI PAPER Award: $100+ $250 value (50 sheets) of “Awagami Editioning” Japanese washi paper
DICK BLICK Award: $150 Gift Certificate courtesy of Dick Blick
Trade Portfolio. Participants to complete an edition of 12 for an exchange. Trade will be exhibited during PrintAustin 2018. Deadline: December 15.
PrintExpo. An opportunity for local artists and vendors to reach a print-minded audience. This will be held February 10 from 12-5 at the Museum of Human Achievement.
BinFest. A print sale, where artists can submit original prints backed by foam core and wrapped in plastic for collectors to flip through. BinFest is typically held in conjunction with PrintExpo.
Steamroller. Big scale, live printing, held during our Expo–with you guessed it, a steamroller.