CALL FOR ENTRIES

The Center for Contemporary Printmaking
CALL FOR ENTRIES
11th Biennial International Miniature Print Competition 2017
ENTRY DEADLINE: MARCH 11, 2017 (POSTMARK)
EXHIBITION: JUNE 4 – AUGUST 27, 2017 | OPENING RECEPTION: SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 2017, 2-5
Size Requirements:Image Size: No larger (may be smaller) than 4
square inches (25.8 square cm)
Paper Size:No larger than 8×10 inches (20.3 x 25.4cm)
Package Size:No larger than 9×14 inches (22.9 x 35.5cm)
Eligibility:All fine art printmaking mediums

All Details on the website https://contemprints.org/images/MiniPrint_Prospectus-2017.pdf

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Under Pressure – Yvonne Moloney-Law at Cooroy Butter Factory

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Under Pressure – Significance in Surface, Yvonne Moloney-Law opens tonight (Jan13) at 6 pm at the Butter Factory Arts Centre, 11A Maple Street, Cooroy.
The exhibition is a pictorial journey of experimental mark making that exploits media and surfaces that form the contemporary printmaking practice of Yvonne Moloney-Law.
Mixed media works and large scale intaglio prints reference the geography of Capricornia, the Tarkine and Arthur River regions of Tasmania as well as the water catchment areas of the Glasshouse Mountains of the Sunshine Coast. Each resembles a cartographic map superimposed with layers of meaning influenced by the traditional custodians and scientific research associated with each landscape.

Yvonne Maloney Law is from Yeppoon with long farming history in the region dating back to the mid-1860s. She completed a Dip VA in 2004, majoring in Painting & Printmaking and is a member of the Capricornia Printmakers. She has an impressive list of awards and exhibitions under her belt, including selection in the Burnie Print Prize and the Noosa Art Award both in 2014.

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A true experimental printmaker, Yvonne’s art work takes the rivers, water catchments, mountains and estuaries and depicts the landscape as poetic images by entwining materials, medium and topics to produce images that are unique to her signature. Her studio is located on the original family land overlooking the Volcanic Trachyte Plugs of Capricornia at Bondoola.
yvonne-moloney-law-under-pressure-4resizeExhibition dates: Friday 13 January until Wednesday 19 February 2017
The Butter Factory is open 10am – 4pm weekdays, 10am – 3pm weekends (closed Mondays) and entry is free.

Contact Butter Factory Arts Centre: ph. 5442 6665; email: bfac@iinet.net.au website: http://www.butterfactoryartscentre.com.au

 

Welcome to 2017

It’s a new year, and we hope it’s a good one for printmakers everywhere. We wish you all a successful and creative year. Here’s a heap of things already in the pipeline to inspire and get you started.

  1.   2017 Print Commission

The PCA 2017 Print Commission – which is an annual opportunity for printmakers to gain national recognition if selected as one of the ten (10) final artists.

Next year it will be judged in Tasmania by Jennifer Marshall (Visual Artist) and Geoffrey Dobson (Director, Burnie Regional Art Gallery). The application deadline has been moved from early February to March 31st.  Entry forms have been distributed in the December issue of Imprint, and will also go out in the March issue of Imprint to encourage more entries.

Send to:   Marguerite Brown, General Manager, Print Council of Australia at e: generalmanager@printcouncil.org.au

natureofprint2. The Nature of Printmaking – Maleny Printmakers and Friends opens tomorrow (6th January) at the Arts and Ecology centre, Maroochy Bushland Gardens, Tanawha. Open 10-4.00 daily until January 15th. This is an opportunity to see a diversity of good quality prints and pick up some bargains for your collection.

3.Yvonne Moloney-Law –Under Pressure – Significance in Surface

Cooroy Butter Factory, 13th January until 19th February. Official Opening Friday 13th 6 p.m.

Under Pressure – Significance in Surface is a pictorial journey of experimental mark-making that exploits media and surfaces that form the contemporary printmaking practice of Yvonne Moloney-Law.

Mixed media works and large scale intaglio prints reference the geography of Capricornia, the Tarkine and Arthur River regions of Tasmania as well as the water catchment areas of the Glasshouse Mountains of the Sunshine Coast.  Each resembles a cartographic map superimposed with layers of meaning influenced by the traditional custodians and scientific research associated with each landscape.

4.Siganto Foundation Artists’ Books Series Lectures 2017

Date: Sunday 26 March  

Time: 2pm – 3.30pm

Where:  State Library of Queensland

Celebrate the beauty and creativity of the artists’ book at a special series presented by the Australian Library of Art at State Library of Queensland with the generous support of the Siganto Foundation. Dr Helen Douglas, an artist and publisher from Scotland who is renowned for her poetic visual narratives in artists’ books, will deliver the opening lecture. A presentation by Dr Lyn Ashby, 2015 Siganto Foundation Artists’ Books Research Fellow, will follow.

Free Event. Bookings essential at  Eventbrite.

5. On Paper International Printmaking Award 2017

Category:  Multiple Disciplines
Deadline:  April 1, 2017  (87 days left)
View/print as PDF:  A4 sizeA5 size
On Paper is a project to promote the art of printmaking and develop connections between printmakers around the world.

Each artist can submit one piece of work on a paper size of 300mm x 400mm. The print size can be any within the size of the paper. The work must have been made using any traditional printmaking techniques. Digital prints are not accepted.

Details on website

6. Manly Library Artist Book Award 2017

Entries close Feb. 10th

Details on website

 

 

 

PCA Print Commission Queensland Launch

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University of Sunshine Coast Gallery was the venue for the Queensland launch of the Print Council of Australia’s 2016 Print Commission last night.

Each year the Print Council of Australia commissions 10 Australian artists from an open call for submissions to create an edition of prints. Two independent arts professionals judge entries and select 10 final prints to be commissioned. The selected artists produce a limited edition of between 30-40 prints in their chosen medium. Paper for each edition is supplied by the Print Commission sponsor, Canson Australia.

Commissioned artists this year are RONA GREEN, HEATHER KUNJARRA KOOWOOTHA, PIA LARSEN, KATY MUTTON, RUJUNKO PUGH, JOHN RYRIE, GWEN SCOTT, SENYE SHEN, ROCHELLE SUMMERFIELD, SOPHIE WESTERMAN. You can see images and a full description of the prints on the PCA Print Commission page. PCA members and members of the public can purchase prints from the Commission.

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Last night’s Queensland launch was one of seven to be held around Australia to launch the 2016 Commission, and local print enthusiasts are delighted to be able to view the works ‘in person’. The prints will be on display in the gallery until the end of October. Also in the gallery is 20/20 an exhibition  showcasing 20 years of the USC art collection for their 20th anniversary.

 

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Printmakers Diane Tait, Wendy McGrath and Kathleen Hunt.
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Coralee Asker, Diane Tait and Rachel Newling
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Queensland PCA representative Tory Richards discusses the prints with Eva Maree Seeto from University of Sunshine Coast.

PrintSpace – Maryborough Printmakers

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A group of Sunshine Coast printmakers recently took a very pleasant road trip to Maryborough to meet with the printmaking group now operating in their studio ‘Printspace’ in  Gatakers Artspace precinct in the historic centre of Maryborough.

Printspace provides affordable access to workshops, specialised equipment for workshop participants and experienced printmakers. Workshops conducted by experienced printmakers include relief printmaking, linocut, wood engraving and woodcut,  etching, drypoint and collograph, screenprinting, monoprinting, artists books and papermaking and recycling. That’s an incredible list of skills and activities for a small group that has only recently formed, but the Maryborough printmakers are an enthusiastic and talented lot. They’re also great cooks and served us up a wonderful lunch. Thank you!

Some of their equipment and library came from Maryborough TAFE. Their first press was donated and another bought with raised funds.

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After lunch a session of shared ideas saw some lively discussion, some inspiration, and a strengthening of the regional print making community through new links and networks forged on the day. Thank you Maryborough Printmakers for a wonderful day and thank you Tory Richards for organising the event.

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Artists and the public are welcome to enrol in weekend workshops at Printspace or to visit during the Gatakers By Night events when printmaking volunteers are available, held on the following dates for the remainder of 2016 5-8pm, 25 Jun, 30 Jul, 27 Aug, 24 Sept, 29 Oct and 26 Nov. 

PrintSpace is also open 10am-4pm on the same dates for printmakers who want to use the presses. Charges are, $5 for 2.5 hours and $10 for 5 hours. Bookings are required at Gatakers ArtSpace please, 4190 5723. There is also the possibility to open PrintSpace on other days on request.

We will be posting information about workshops and playdays at Maryborough PrintSpace here on Regional Print, but you can also contact them through the details on our Print Groups page or find them on their Facebook page

Printmaker of the Month Caloundra Gallery

Printmaker of the Month continues at Caloundra Regional Gallery with a small space in the foyer dedicated to display the work of a local printmaker each month.

Caloundra Gallery is to be congratulated, first for its support of the PCA’s Year of Print through this mini exhibition space, and secondly for providing exposure and this professional development opportunity to local artists.  It’s a great opportunity, especially for emerging artists, for printmakers to gain exposure and to experience the processes of an exhibition.

Featured Printmaker of the Month for July has been Victoria Atkins whose work in the gallery is shown below.  Tory Richards will take over as featured printmaker for the month of August.

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