Soap Box Prints 2: Prints, Politics & Democracy
(during the American Print Alliance's Print Dialogue Days)
The American Print Alliance is organizing a traveling exhibition of prints, paperworks and artists' books by artists who are 2008 subscribers to Contemporary Impressions or members of our allied councils. Our first venue will be at SCAD-Atlanta during our Print Dialogue Days, September 25 - 27, 2008.
Soap Box 1. A carton or crate used for holding soap. 2. A temporary platform like a shipping crate on which one stands while making a spontaneous and often impassioned public speech or call for action.
Show your work — and show the world how printmakers advocate for democracy!
Please read this prospectus carefully and follow all directions for entering:
Theme The theme will be interpreted broadly to include the principles, rights and responsibilities of democracy and how prints inspire people to choose democracy, defend freedoms (of speech and the press, religion, etc.), serve in elected office, vote, demonstrate for fair governance and otherwise take part in political life. Work must fit the theme but will not be rejected if it is controversial or does not reflect the views and opinions of the Alliance's director and board of representatives.
Selection Thirty to forty works will be selected based on interpretation of the theme and quality of the work. No attempt will be made to balance artists from different parts of the country, various techniques, or liberal or conservative ideas. Works will be chosen to create an exhibition that is visually exciting with multiple viewpoints that are thought provoking and even confrontational.
Entry Open only to ORIGINAL prints, paperworks and artists' books.
Works will be juried from slides, photos (4 x 6" minimum, to 8 x 10"), and digital photos printed on paper (color inkjet or laser printouts, on glossy or plain paper). Do not send digital files (jpegs, CDs) for jurying, print the file on paper.
Size and Presentation Prints, paperworks and artists' books that are flat may be any size up to the maximum frame size of 16 x 20 x 1 inch deep. Three-dimensional work must fold to fit in a protective box no larger than 16 x 20 x 1 inch provided by the artist, must be easy to open and close, and must include a system for hanging on the wall at venues that do not provide a table or pedestal. Maximum weight is 5 lbs. including the frame or box.
Administrative Fee Current subscribers to our journal, Contemporary Impressions: include $5 administrative fee with your submission of up to three works. Non-subscribers are eligible if they are members of one of our councils: include $35 (you'll receive a complImentary subscription). If you are not a member of one of our councils, you may subscribe for $37 and add the $5 fee, total $42 (just write one check). Full-time students may subscribe for just $15 and add the $5 fee. Artists whose work is selected must pay for shipping their work to and return from the Alliance.
Venues Our first venue will be SCAD-Atlanta during the American Print Alliance's Print Dialogue Days, September 25 - 27, 2008.