Call For Entries - Center for Contemporary Printmaking


The Center for Contemporary Printmaking’s 7th Biennial Footprint International Competition, is an opportunity for the presentation of current trends and innovations in contemporary printmaking within the bounds of the one square foot (12” x 12”) configuration. The square format was uncommon in art until the advent of abstraction and presents distinct challenges of composition and expression. Within these precise limits, artists must confront a space and create visual order and formal structure.
Important dates:
Submit work online via CaFÉ by March 14, 2020
Await acceptance notification by April 11, 2020
Upon notification, ship prints for arrival at CCP by May 15, 2020
Exhibition on view June7 – August 23, 2020
Prints returned by December 31, 2020
All fine-art printmaking mediums, including woodcut, intaglio, lithography, screenprint, monotype, and original digital media may be utilized. (No drawings, photographs, or direct reproductions are eligible.) Art must be hand-pulled and generated using at least one traditional printmaking method. Computer generated art is eligible only if it incorporates other methods of hand pulled printing or handwork. 
Image size must be exactly 12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm). Outside dimensions of the printing paper may not exceed 18 x 18 inches (45.7 x 45.7 cm). Paper beyond these dimensions on accepted prints will be trimmed to the dimensions required for the exhibition. Only two-dimensional works will be accepted.
Additional information and entry requirements here.
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