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Printmaking Exhibition | Art Gym Denver | March 30 - April 22, 2017

imPressed, on view March 30, 2017 through April 22, 2017, aims to highlight current trends in contemporary American printmaking and shine a spotlight on a cross-section of artists working in a variety of traditional, alternative, and experimental print processes. Printmaking methods to be submitted may include but are not limited to: screen print, intaglio, photopolymer, photogravure, stone lithography, plate lithography, relief, 3D printing, laser engraving, steam roller, book arts, etc.

Guidelines

  • Artists may submit up to 3 works.
  • $25 submittal fee must be paid via PayPal at time of submission. Submission fee is non refundable.
  • Artist is responsible for covering all shipping costs for delivery and return of artwork.
  • Art must be original and not a reproduction.
  • Art dimensions should not exceed 48 inches in any direction.
  • All art sent to Art Gym Denver un-framed or not ready to hang will be displayed with magnets on a steel plate.
  • Artists must be a resident of the United States and be 18+ years old.
  • Art Gym Denver will receive a 30% commission on all work sold.
  • Accepted artwork may be refused last minute at Art Gym Denver’s discretion if unable to install or hang properly, or if art varies greatly from the submission image.
  • Art Gym Denver is not responsible for any artwork damaged, broken, or stolen while on exhibit, in storage, or in transit to and from the exhibition.
  • Art Gym recommends all artists carry insurance sufficient to cover the full replacement value of their artwork.

 

Awards

1st Prize: $500
2nd Prize: $200

 

Important Dates

  • Wednesday, January 25, 2017: Submission opens
  • Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 11:59pm: Submission deadline
  • Saturday, March 4, 2017: Notification of acceptance/rejection to artists by email
  • Saturday, March 25, 2017: All artwork delivered by mail or dropped off at Art Gym Denver
  • Thursday, March 30, 2017 | 5- 8 pm: Opening Reception
  • March 30, 2017 – April 22, 2017: Exhibition on display
  • April 1, 2017 | 1-3pm: Artist talk with Juror Brandon Gunn
  • Monday, April 24, 2017: Unsold work pickup (or other arrangements made)

 

Jurors
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Brandon Gunn, Interim Education Director, Tamarind Institute. Brandon is primarily known for his abstract prints of the simple objects and phenomena that surround each of us. He is particularly interested in the unique and varying qualities of individual perception through direct experience and its contribution to the development of perceived significance. Brandon works primarily in lithography, etching, digital and woodcut, using the layering, transparency, marks, and surface inherent in each medium to explore his objects and ideas beyond the simple forms that represent them. He is a Tamarind trained Master Printer, and collaborates with artists to create fine art prints in addition to his own artistic practice and teaching. Brandon has taught at numerous universities in the US and Canada, and is currently the Education Director at Tamarind Institute.
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Gregory Santos, Printmaking Director, Art Gym Denver. Gregory is an abstract artist and printmaker. He completed the Printer Training Program at the Tamarind Institute in 2007 and also holds both a BFA in printmaking from Syracuse University and an MA in studio art from New York University. Former Shop Manager of the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies at Columbia University, Gregory is now the Director of Printmaking at Art Gym Denver and the Co-Chair of Denver’s Month of Printmaking, aka Mo'Print. You can follow his adventures in printmaking on Instagram at: NYCGPS

imPressed 2016

Last year’s inaugural imPressed exhibit, on view March 31, 2016 through April 21, 2016, displayed 26 prints from 230 submitted works, selected by Gregory Santos, Art Gym Denver’s Printmaking Director. Artists from 14 states were represented and the print processes included: screen print, stone lithography, plate lithography, collagraph, screen printed ceramic glaze, digitally animated screen prints, photopolymer intaglio, copper plate photogravure, chine-collé, aquatint, drypoint, waterbite, clay print, reductive woodcut, and monoprint. Exhibiting artists included: Brandon Gunn – Interim Education Director, Tamarind Institute (ABQ, NM), Veronica Ceci – Master Printer, Flatbed Press (Austin, TX), Carolyn Muskat – Master Printer & Owner, Muskat Studios (Somerville, MA), Mary Hood – Associate Professor Printmaking, Arizona State University.

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Questions? Contact gallery@artgymdenver.com

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