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The Contemporary Print

Men and Women both eligible to enter. 

WPA invites you to The Contemporary Print, a juried exhibition of contemporary Texas printmaking to be held at Big Medium Gallery at Canopy during PrintAustin 2014

Our exhibition will be a survey of the traditions and the innovations of contemporary printmaking happening in Texas today. Primary techniques for this exhibition must be lithography, relief, intaglio, monoprint/monotype, serigraphy, but may include ceramics, sculpture, mixed media, and artist’ books. We only ask that the primary technique(s) used be one of those listed above.

Francesca Consagra is the Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings and European Paintings at The Blanton Museum of Art, Katherine Brimberry is the co-founder and owner of Flatbed Press and Senior Master Printer, and Jeffrey Dell is an artist and Professor of Studio Art and Head of Printmaking at Texas State University-San Marcos. Combined, our team of jurors have curated and organized over 200 exhibitions and authored a wide range of critical and art historical articles, exhibition catalogs, reviews, and books.

1st $400, 2nd $300, 3rd $200

All entries will be submitted through WPA’s online system. (See Participate button on the right to begin)
• 300 dpi jpgs no larger than 2 MB/image. (3-d work may be presented in multiple views, counting as one image.)
• Label files in the following manner: JohnSmith1.jpg, JohnSmith2.jpg, JohnSmith3.jpg, etc.
• Images must be uploaded by 11:59 PM November 9, 2013.
Email notifications will be sent to all entrants December 16.
To ensure the quality of the exhibition, a juror may reject any work that was not accurately represented in the digital file. The juror’s decision is final.

Opening Reception & Awards

January 18, 6-9 PM

Artists' Talks

January 19, 2-4 PM

Download the Call For Entry (PDF)

Who is Eligible?

Open to artists 18 years and older residing in Texas.

Work Accepted

All printmaking techniques. Any 2-D or 3-D work that uses printmaking as the sole or major technique in its execution. Work cannot exceed 72 inches in any direction. No traditional or digital photography.

Important Deadlines

Online signupand pay fee11:59 PM, November 9, 2013
Ship or hand deliver workShipped artwork due January 11, 2014 between 10-5 PM. Hand delivered work due January 12 between 3-5:30 PM at Canopy, Bldg. 1, Suite 218. no late drop offs accepted
Take down/Pick up work
(Return shipping begins 2/18.)
Hand-delivered pick up February 16 or 17, 3-6 PM
You must pick up your work or make necessary arrangements. Work not picked up will be placed in the WPA storage unit.WPA is not responsible for lost or damaged work after pick-up.

Fees & Obligations

$35 for up to 3 entries; $10 for each additional entry. Payment via paypal is preferred. (When submitting over 3 entries, additional fee must be put in the "donation” portion of the online payment form.) You may also pay using check or money order payable to WPA,
  • All work must be submitted through the website before it is dropped off with registrar.
  • Participating artists are expected to attend the opening reception if possible. Please bring a finger-food type item to contribute to the refreshment table. Contact the Event Chair for more information.
  • WPA takes a 40% commission on all work sold during the exhibition.
PRESENTATION OF ARTWORK All work must be able to be presented professionally in the gallery. This means that works will be professionally matted/floated and framed, installation ready. (No sawtooth hangers. Plexiglass only. White or off-white mats.)
The exceptions will be works larger than 40 inches, 3-D, and artists’ books. Special display and handling instructions must be included in the packaging. We strongly encourage artists to contact the exhibition chair to discuss installation prior to shipping.
Big Medium and WPA reserve the right to exclude any entry that presents complex hanging/exhibition problems or is not professionally framed.

SHIPPING AND INSURANCE Artists are responsible for return shipping. You must include a prepaid return label. Your work will not be installed without it. Shipped work must be packaged in a reusable carton, box, or crate. No packing peanuts. Big Medium will insure all works while in the gallery. The artist is responsible for any damage or loss during transit. Shipped works are due January 11.

Hand-delivered works are due January 12, 3–5:30 p.m.

A loan agreement will be emailed with your acceptance and must accompany the artwork.

Ship your work to:
Big Medium @ Canopy
918 Springdale, Bldg. 2, Suite 101
Austin,TX 78702

Hand-delivered work must be picked up February 16 or 17th from 3–6 p.m. Return shipping begins February 18.

COMMISSIONS & FEES We encourage sales. The commission is 40%.

SALES & COPYRIGHTS Your entry grants WPA permission to use biographical information and image(s) of your work in the PrintAustin 2014 catalog and any marketing or public relations material.

If you have any questions, please email us: printaustin@gmail.com.

How do I sign up for this PrintAustin?

The deadline to signup has passed. Deadline for Entry: 11/9/2013.

How do I withdrawal from this PrintAustin?

If you are a member click the "Withdrawal from Event" button in the "Participate" box on the right of this screen. If you are not a member please send an email to info@womenprintmakers.com to withdrawal from this event.

How do I submit my work?

  • After you are signed up for this event you will see a new "Submit Your Work" button in the "Participate" section on the right of this screen (you must be logged in). Click on this button.
  • Select the pieces from your portfolio that you would like to submit.
  • If your piece has not been added to your portfolio use the link at the bottom of the page "Click here to add a piece to your portfolio" and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • After you are signed up for this event you will need to log into the site using your email address and zip code as the password.
  • After you are logged in you will see an "Add a Piece" button in the "Participate" section on the right of this screen. Click on this button.
  • Fill out the form for each piece you would like to submit.

How do I volunteer?

Volunteers recieve discounts to some WPA events. After you have logged in to the WPA website, volunteer positions will appear in the "Volunteer Positions" section on the right of this screen. Click on one of the open checkboxes to the left of the position name.

How do I modify my volunteer position(s)?

After you have logged in to the WPA website you can click either the "Volunteers" tab at the top of this screen or the "View/Manage" button located at the bottom of the volunteer position box on the right of this screen. To remove yourself click the trashcan icon to the right of your name.

PrintAustin Details
1/18/2014 - 2/15/2014
Big Medium Gallery at Canopy, Austin, TX
Chair: Eleanor Droll
Event Deadline
The deadline for this event (11/9/2013) has passed.