Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Call for Entry - International Juried Print Exhibition 2015

New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery is inviting all printmakers to submit work for our 3rd International Juried Print Exhibition to be held at New Grounds from December 3 to December 26, 2015, with a reception December 3, 5 – 8 pm.
Founded in 1996, New Grounds Print Workshop is one of the first completely non-toxic printmaking facilities. The award-winning studio offers access to printmaking equipment and year-round classes.  Connected to the workshop is New Grounds Gallery which features artists working at New Grounds Print Workshop and a selected group of printmakers from Europe, Japan, New Zealand, India and Mexico.
First prize - Solo Show at New Grounds in 2017, gallery representation and artists’ page on gallery web site. Representation may be offered to more than one artist. Awards will be announced during the opening reception.
Entry deadline:
Entries due by midnight on September  1, 2015 via e-mail: director@newgroundsprintshop.com
Artwork submissions:
Each artist can submit up to 3 works of art – they must be original, two-dimensional, traditional printmaking techniques, or a combination of printmaking techniques, created within the last 3 years. No photography/no digital images/no giclĂ©e reproductions.
Maximum Paper size: 16 x 20”
Maximum Image size: 10 x 12”

Jurors: Regina Held, Director of New Grounds and Wesley Pulkka, artist, art critic, writer.

Regina Held:  Originally from Germany, she received a Bachelor in Fine Arts from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Masters in Fine Art from the University of New Mexico. In addition, she completed the summer program at the Tamarind Institute of Lithography. Held’s work has been exhibited in the USA, Mexico, and Germany. She is the founder and director of New Grounds Print Workshop and Gallery, New Mexico’s only membership-based, professional, non-toxic printmaking facility. Held is co-author of New Grounds - The Manual For Non-Toxic Etching.

Wesley Pulkka:   Artist, writer and critic Wesley Pulkka earned his BFA, MFA and PhD degrees majoring in sculpture, art history and the history of symbolism and sacred art. He’s written columns, feature articles, artist profiles and critical reviews for the Albuquerque Journal, Architectural Digest, Art Santa Fe, Elevation Magazine, Ministry and Liturgy Magazine, The Santafean, Santa Fe Trend, the Collector’s Guide and other publications. His artworks have been exhibited at the Albuquerque Museum, Baltimore Art Museum, Corcoran Gallery, Harwood Art Museum in Taos, Johns Hopkins University, Matrix Fine Art, Seattle Art Museum, Yale University and many other institutions and private galleries. 

All selected works will be archivally framed and displayed in New Grounds Gallery. There is no cost to the artists.

Entry Fee: Non refundable $30
 All submissions must be accompanied by a non-refundable entry fee of $ 30. This fee covers return postage of your work, administration and exhibition costs.  This entry fee can be paid by Pay Pal, check, money order, wire money, or credit card.  Pay Pal is our preferred method of payment, but we are flexible. For PayPal, please send the payment to our email address,
How to Submit Entries for Jurying (by September 1, 2015):
  • Entries must be submitted in digital form, by email.
  • Up to three (3) works may be submitted by each artist.
  •  Digital images submitted should be 300 dpi JPEG format, measuring 6 inches on the long dimension, and set to RGB.
  • Each file should be named as follows:  Last Name, First Name, Title of piece.jpg.
 For example:  Anderson_Tim_Waves.jpg
  • Entries should be emailed to director@newgroundsprintshop.com. Entries must arrive by midnight on September  1, 2015
  • The Subject line of the email should read International Competition and your last name.
  •  In the body of the email please include for each image submitted:
File name
Image size (Height by Width)
Retail Price (Please note that the gallery takes 50% of the retail value)
For example: Anderson,Tim,Waves.jpg ;  
Title: Waves, Image Size:  8X12, Medium:  Etching and aquatint, Price: $150

In addition, in the body of email provide your address and phone number.
If you choose to pay with your credit card, please provide your credit card number with expiration date. You can also call us with your credit card information if you do not feel comfortable sending it via email.

Commission on sales:
      New Grounds will retain 50% of the retail price and the artist will receive 50% of the retail price.
Payment to the Artist:
Within thirty (30) days of the end of the exhibition, it shall be the responsibility of New Grounds to make payment via check or Paypal.

Use Rights:
By submitting for jurying, artists whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant New Grounds the right to use their images for the purpose of marketing the exhibition. Artists grant the use of their image(s) as stated without further contact or compensation. Artist’s recognition is provided with use.

Artists will be contacted by e-mail with results of juror by September 23, 2015

Accepted Works: Must arrive at New Grounds Gallery between October 15 and November 15, 2015
  • Accepted works need to be shipped: unframed, un-mounted, signed with artists name, title, year and numbering, in a mailing tube- no exceptions. No substitutions for accepted artworks.
Ship to:
New Grounds Gallery
3812 Central Ave. SE #100B
Albuquerque, NM 87108

·         Artists are responsible for shipping and insurance costs during transit. International work should be shipped by postal service:  please allow 1-2 weeks for shipping. All international artists must write ‘Printed Matter – No Commercial Value’ on the package.  Please send in reusable mailing tube.

·         Insurance
All received work will be handled with maximum care and will be insured for wholesale value while on gallery premises.  Works will be returned at the galleries expense.  

1 comment:

Aine Scannell said...

Well this is really good news. I mean a selected international printmaking exhibition based on artists making submissions on a global basis AND like all the well respected international printmaking competitions/exhibitions .......the host i.e., "New Grounds" is going to be framing up the works for the duration of the exhibition.
Many times I have been interested in submitting artworks to shows based in USA but the usual requirement of sending the works "FRAMED" to the exhibition - has put me off as this is usually just too much of an expense to bear.
I am also really pleased to realize that NG has a blog !!

PLEASE will you add a "Follow By Email" gadget to your blog. To do this (which is quick and easy - I might add)
Go to Dashboard, select Layout, go to "add a Gadget" then select the "Follow By Email" gadget.

Once you have done this would you please let me know at aine@ainescannell.com........so I can sign up t+ receive email notifications whenever new posts are added to the NG blog.
My blog is at http:printmakingart.blogspot.com

best wishes

thank you

Aine Scannell