The California Society of Printmakers (CSP) is a non-profit 501(c) arts organization which promotes the practice and appreciation of fine art contemporary printmaking. Our mission is to support both the integrity of traditional printmaking and provide a home for artists exploring new directions in contemporary print methods. Currently, the CSP has a membership of nearly 300 artists, and welcomes new members each summer and winter.

Perception of Place 

Pacific Grove Art Center

September 6, 2019 - October 24, 2019

Juror Marianne McGrath, Curator and Art Consultant


The entry form is at the bottom of this page. This call for entry is open to members of the California Society of Printmakers and the Monterey Peninsula College Printmakers Club. Please read the prospectus carefully. Then scroll down to fill out the form and apply.


CALENDAR: 

June 28 Entry deadline

July 17 Notification of juror’s results sent via Submittable. 

August 27 All shipped work must be received by this date. (Ship work to Barbara Furbush, 661 McClellan #2, Monterey CA 93940). DO NOT ship work directly to the gallery. Work received after August 27th will not be included in the exhibition. 

August 31 Artwork Drop-off: 1pm - 4pm at Pacific Grove Art Center, 568 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove

September 6 Opening Reception 7-9pm

TBA Printmaking demos at PGAC

October 25 Artwork pick-up at Pacific Grove Art Center, noon to 4pm. Pacific Grove Art Center will charge the artist a fee of $25 per day for work left after this date.


THEME: Perception of Place

Current members of the Monterey Peninsula College Printmakers Club and the California Society of Printmakers are invited to submit work in response to the theme "Perception of Place". The exhibition aims to explore “place” in its diverse meaning through the medium of printmaking. In investigating place, artists may consider tangible subject matter such as geography, physical location, or a specific setting. Works may focus on “place” in our home, workplace or community.  Submissions that consider the conceptual aspects of “place” might examine emotion, psychological issues, circumstances or feelings. Identity, status and rank are associated with our sense of place within society. A sense of “place” can also be associated with memory, experience, responsibility and duty. In addition, the printmaking process requires the artist to combine careful thought and planning with creativity, in a way that requires a strong sense of place and placement on the page. In this sense, artists may choose to take inspiration from their working process and the printmaking process itself.


JUROR: Marianne McGrath is an art historian, independent curator and consultant. After a successful decade with New Museum Los Gatos and The Museums of Los Gatos curating exhibits and presenting art and education programs, Marianne founded MKM Art Consulting, LLC, which offers curatorial and consulting services to art institutions, galleries and artists. Marianne holds a BA degree in Art, MA degree in Art History and her professional affiliations include ArtTable, College Art Association and the Women’s Caucus for Art. 


ENTRY FEE: $15 per work submitted. 


VENUE: Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove

568 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove CA 93950

website: https://www.pgartcenter.org/


COMMISSION: PGAC takes a 40% commission on artwork sales. CSP requests an additional 10% commission be paid to CSP on CSP member artwork sales (MPC Printmakers who are not CSP members do not pay this 10% commission). 


INSURANCE: Work will be insured by PGAC while it is in the gallery, from the August 31 dropoff at PGAC until the October 25 artwork pickup date. Artwork is not insured before or after these dates. Artwork is not insured during transit. Artists who would like to insure their work during shipping are responsible for providing their own insurance.


ENTRIES: Current CSP members and MPC Printmakers may enter up to three artworks. If you submit more than one artwork, you must fill out a new entry form and pay a separate $15 entry fee for each submission. The juror will evaluate each entry individually, so artists who submit more than one entry may have more than one work accepted for the exhibition. Entries must be submitted with Submittable. Scroll down to the bottom of this page for the entry form.


REQUIREMENTS FOR ARTWORK: 

• All hand-pulled printmaking media are acceptable. Solely digital works are not eligible, however, works may combine hand-pulled printmaking techniques with digital or other media.

 

• Both 2-D and 3-D works (including sculpture and artist books) are acceptable. 


• There is no size restriction on wall hung work. Size of 3-D work will be limited by available pedestal sizes, which range from 12" x 12" to 18" x 31". 

 

• Artwork must be framed and hung with a wire (no saw tooth hangers). If wire edges are sharp, please twist and duct tape over. Work should be framed with black, natural wood or gray or black metallic frames and matted with white or off-white mats. No colored mats.


• NO LIMITS on date of creation/year artwork was completed.



Delivery Options

Drop off your work at on August 31, 1pm-4pm at Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove Art Center, 568 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove.


Ship work to Barbara Furbush, 661 McClellan #2, Monterey CA 93940. DO NOT ship work directly to the gallery. Shipped work must arrive by August 27. Work that arrives after August 27 may not be included in the exhibition. Work must be packed well and shipped in a sturdy, reusable container. Artists must include a prepaid Fedex or UPS return shipping label. 

Ship accepted works to: 

                        Barbara Furbush
                       661 McClellan #2
                       Monterey CA 93940


For questions contact:

CSP: Joanna Kidd    joki2118@yahoo.com 

MPC Printmakers: Eva Bernstein    ebdesign@cruzio.com


2019 California Society of Printmakers Artist in Residence 

Juried by hosts:

Macy Chadwick of In Cahoots Residency, Petaluma, CA

Max Stadnik of Tiny Splendor / Max's Garage Press, Berkeley, CA

Thomas Wojak of The W.O.R.K.S, Vallejo, CA

CALENDAR:

Project submissions due May 27th, 2019.

Residencies will be held throughout the summer of 2019. Exact dates will differ from host to host and depend on the scope of the selected projects. 

Residency Dates:

Macy Chadwick / In Cahoots Residency: August 5 - 16 (This is a confirmed full two week, live-in residency)

Max Stadnik / Tiny Splendor: August 2018 (Exact dates to be decided by host and selected artist.)

Thomas Wojak / The W.O.R.K.S: June 1 - July 5th (Exact dates to be decided by host and selected artist.)

What is the CSP Artist in Residence?:

The California Society of Printmakers presents a series of short residency opportunities for current CSP members that will take place over the 2019 Summer season. Selections will be made by host Printmakers from around the Bay Area. At the end of the residency cycle there will be an exhibition celebrating the new works at In Cahoots Residency in Petaluma, CA.

What areas of Printmaking can I apply to pursue?:

In Cahoots Residency: Letterpress, Etching, Monoprint, Relief, & Book Arts*

Tiny Splendor / Max's Garage Press: Risograph**

The W.O.R.K.S: Screen Printing***

*In Cahoots Residency is a traditional live in residency in which the selected CSP resident will live on site and make work freely over a two week period. Residency time will include 5 hours of instructional time and 5 hours of mentorship. 

**Risograph is a largely digital printing process using soy based inks that is ideal for high edition projects. While assistance and education within the specifics of risograph will be part of the residency project, a working level of computer literacy would be beneficial for working with Max Stadnik. The maximum printing space of Risograph is 11x17. Risograph is a great option for artists interested in artist books, zines, posters, and other large edition ephemera. 

***The W.O.R.K.S. studio is an oil based and solvent using screen printing studio. Please be aware of this when considering to apply for a project with Thomas Wojak, and if solvents and oils will be elements you are comfortable working with and around. 

Note: while all hosts will be providing studio access and most medium specific supplies, selected artists will need to provide their own paper or other substrate and films, if needed. 

ELIGIBILITY:

CSP Artist membership must be current.

ENTRIES:

There is a $35 submission fee to submit proposals with up to 10 images. All images must be of work completed within the last 3 years.

Artist application deadline: May 27th, 2019

Hardcopy and email submissions are no longer accepted.

More on the Jurors:

Macy Chadwick received an MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and assisted book artist Julie Chen at Flying Fish Press in Berkeley for three years. After fifteen years of teaching at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco Art Institute, and San Francisco Center for the Book, Macy decided to pursue her dream of directing a residency and founded In Cahoots Residency in 2018. This dream combines her passions of working alongside other artists, hosting people in a creative space, and collaboration. Along with directing the residency, Macy continues to create artists books and limited edition prints in her separate art studio which is onsite at the residency. Her work is widely collected and is in prominent collections in the U.S. and abroad, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, Yale University Special Collections, and the Jack Ginsberg Collection in South Africa.

In Cahoots Residency provides housing and studio space to both emerging and professional artists in a variety of mediums, with a focus on artists books, letterpress, printmaking (etching, relief, monoprint), writing, and collaboration. The residency hosts from three to five artists at a time. Residents are provided private individual guest houses (with kitchens and full bathrooms) and 24-hour access to the spacious shared studios. Residents do their own cooking. For those without a car, rides to the grocery store/supply store and weekly group field trips (to places such as Sonoma or the Pacific coast) are provided free of charge.

http://incahootsresidency.com

Max Stadnik trained in the Tamarind tradition of lithography under master printer Paul Rangell at University of California Santa Cruz from 2006 - 2010. In 2011 Stadnik established Max’s Garage Press dedicated to traditional stone lithography. Initially based out of his grandfathers abandoned car garage in Marin County, by 2012 he relocated the press to Berkeley. Additionally in 2012 Stadnik co-founded the publishing press Tiny Splendor and acquired his first Risograph equipment to begin publishing. Max’s Garage Press transformed into a community print shop and Tiny Splendor became the face for publishing artist prints, zines, and books. 

In 2013 Stadnik founded The East Bay Print Sale - this yearly sale represents over 100 print artists and features over 10,000 prints. Additionally in 2013 Tiny Splendor opened a sister press in Los Angeles specializing in Risograph printing for artist edtioning. Since this time Stadnik has worked with and published artists from around the world including: Jeffrey Cheung, Vivian Fu, Jim Lucio, Tallulah Fontaine, Juliana Wisdom, Never Brush My Teeth, Alison Dubois, John Roberts, Penelope Gazin, Nathaniel Russell, Daniel Zender, Jonny Negron, Edie Fake, Heather Benjamin, Bijou Karman, Devendra Banhart, Matt Carignan, Lindsay Anne Watson, Lee Noble, Yoshi Yubai, Broken Fingaz, Chris Johanson, Lonnie Holley, Hellen Jo, Melek Zertal, Iurhi Pena, Daniel Berman, and many more.

Currently in addition to running his presses Max Stadnik is an instructor of risograph printing at the Analog Research Laboratory. Stadnik regularly exhibits work at the San Francisco Art Book Fair, Los Angeles Art Book Fair, New York Art Book Fair & Tokyo Art Book Fair. He has also exhibited at the Vincent Price Art Museum and had pop up shows in Tokyo, Beijing, Berlin, & Mexico City.  

http://tinysplendor.com/

Thomas Wojak is a master printer and artist who founded The W.O.R.K.S, a screen printing studio, in 1972 in San Francisco. The studio specializes in limited edition work for local, national and international artists, and works extensively with the Bay Area design and technology communities. Recent projects with Apple and Google have been of particular note. Over the years, his prints in the field have been honored by both the San Francisco Art Directors Guild and the New York Art Directors Association. Projects include editions for the Estate of Jerry Garcia, prints and mixed media pieces for artists such as Carrie Mae Weems, Mayumi Oda, Primo Angeli, Larry Sultan, Steve Wolfe, Nance O’Banion, Charles Hobson, Ester Hernandez, James Gobel and work with a group of Berlin painters. The graphic elements for Francis Ford Coppola’s winery and movie museum in the Napa Valley, as well as screen printed pieces for the Alcatraz Island renovations, Contemporary Jewish Museum and SFMOMA were significant projects.

Thomas relocated his studio and home to historic downtown Vallejo, CA, in 2002. His own work, consisting of print and mixed media pieces, deals with “creating a present from the fragments of the past” and has been exhibited extensively locally, nationally and internationally. He has participated in an broad cross section of group and invitational shows, as well as spearheading many local curatorial projects, in particular a series of shows entitled: Paper Cuts, featuring work from all graduate programs in the Bay Area doing works on paper. A recent show at the Jen Tough Gallery, (Vallejo/Benicia) entitled CA inked featured many artists from the California Society of Printmakers.

He was awarded Certificates of Recognition from the California State Assembly and Senate, acknowledging his work in helping revitalize downtown Vallejo, CA. The Mayor and City Council of Vallejo appointed him to the Percent for Art Advisory Group to help craft guidelines for establishing a Public Art program in Vallejo.

Thomas is an Associate Professor in the printmaking program at the California College of the Arts (formerly CCAC) in Oakland, CA. and has taught there for over 26 years. He has also taught workshops at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, and occasionally at Penland School of Crafts in NC, and the Mendocino Art Center, in Mendocino, CA. He served on the steering committee assisting in bringing the Southern Graphics Council International to San Francisco in Spring 2014.

MFA, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland CA.

http://www.thomaswojak.com

Membership in the CSP is open to artists from anywhere in the world who create hand-pulled prints. This includes artists who use traditional printmaking techniques, such as etching, lithography, relief printing, and silk screen. It also includes artists who make hybrid prints, monoprints, and artist books, so long as some hand printmaking is involved. Artists who use solely photographic or digital methods are not eligible for artist membership.


Artist Members are juried into the organization by a review committee of current and past members of the CSP Board.


An application for artist membership requires the following.

  •     10 images of recent work (within last 3 years)
  •     Artist Bio (500 word count maximum)
  •     Artist Statement (500 word count maximum)
  •     Image list
  •     Optional Technical Note (500 word count maximum)
  •     $35 application fee (non-refundable)


Portfolio Requirements:
We recommend that you submit a cohesive body of similar work that demonstrates your personal vision, rather than a sampling of unrelated works.

Book artists should submit three books produce in the past three years. It is recommended that each Book project has a minimum of 3 images submitted for review. Books must include at least one original print that meets the criteria above.

Review Criteria:
In reviewing your work, we will look at the following factors:

  • Whether work demonstrates a professional level of proficiency in the medium submitted
  • Whether work as a whole shows a consistent, well developed artistic vision.


Applicants will be notified within 30 days of the portfolio review deadline (June 1st and December 1st.) The $35 application fee is non-refundable. There is no limit on the number of times an artist may apply for membership




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