Sunday, September 25, 2011

Year of the Dragon - Call for Submissions!

11th International Print Exhibition and Exchange
Celebrating The Chinese New Year
Year of the DRAGON 2012

PROOF Studio Gallery is again pleased to host the 11th International Print Exhibition and Exchange – an opportunity for printmakers from anywhere in the world to connect with each other by exhibiting their print interpretation of the zodiac sign of the DRAGON for the Chinese New Year 2012. In previous years artists from Switzerland, Australia, India, Guatemala, China, Mexico, Germany, Japan, Ireland, Scotland, Hong Kong, the United States and Canada have participated in this exhibition and print exchange.

Print Information & Submission Guidelines

Each artist creates a limited edition print using a traditional print technique such as etching, wood block, linoblock, embossing, lithographs, relief, silkscreen or mixed print media inspired in some way by the dragon. As always, the Year of the Dragon is both an exchange and a series of exhibitions. The first print is kept and used for the exhibition. The other prints are offered for sale or used for the exchange. For the exchange, you receive back other artists' work and other artists get your prints.

For the exhibitions, the Year of the Dragon is displayed at: 
PROOF Studio Gallery
OCADU (Ontario College of Art & Design University)
Ottawa School of Art
Muskoka Art Place Gallery

The show travels from February to the end of April. After the show comes home to PROOF your prints are exchanged and mailed out. You will receive an e-mail when your exchange prints are mailed out. 
Requirements for Submission

Dimensions: paper size 10" x 12" maximum (image can be any size that fits on 10” x 12” paper, (paper size is restricted due to mailing guidelines), 3-5 prints

Printmaking Media: Any traditional printmaking technique or combination including relief, etching, lithography, silkscreen, wood block, mixed print methods, letterpress, monoprints - please no straight digital prints.

Participation Fee: $25 (Covers matting & mailing)
Payment must be by cash of either Canadian or American denominations, Canadian cheques only, or Paypal (Paypal username is International printmakers are welcome to e-mail us for participation fee troubleshooting!!

Submission Deadline: Must be received by January 15th, 2012
The first print is matted and used for the exhibitions and fundraising. All other prints will be offered for sale. Proceeds are split 30/70 with artist. Unsold prints are exchanged with other printmakers.
2012 Year of the Dragon Print Submission Form

Each print must have a submission form on back! Please attach it by paperclip or low-tack tape (not glue)
Please make sure to include your MAILING ADDRESS in the first form!

Year of the Dragon Submission Form
Number of Prints (maximum of 5!):
Printmaking Techniques:

Send Prints to:
PROOF Studio Gallery, Studio 104, Case Goods Warehouse, Bldg. 74,
55 Mill Street, Distillery District Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5A 3C4           
Contacts:   Sheila Jonah or Natalie Draz of PROOF Studio Gallery