Sunday, January 22, 2012

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts 2012: END OF TIME

Deadline: March 1, 2012 (Hand Delivery)

Pittsburgh Print Group
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

Pittsburgh, PA
May 11 – July 22, 2012

December 2012 marks the conclusion of a b’ak’tun; a time period in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar which was used in Central America prior to the arrival of Europeans. The creation accounts of the Maya refer to cycles of creation or world ages. The previous world ages ended after 13 b’ak’tuns, or roughly 5,125 years. According to the Maya Long Count calendar, the fourth world, our world, will have reached the end of its thirteenth b’ak’tun on December 21, 2012.

The end of the fourth world age in 2012 might be accompanied by cataclysmic and transformative events. Will we witness doomsday scenarios in the form of natural disasters triggered by magnetic polar shifts?

As mortals we all face the inevitable end of ourselves in the world. As artists we have the power to create our own visions of what may lie ahead both for the
world and ourselves. Complete description available online and in prospectus

This exhibit is open to all Print Group members and all artists in the Southwestern Pennsylvania region. Artists must be able to hand deliver accepted work to PCA.

Work submitted must be original. Work should either be created specifically for this exhibition or suited to the theme. Work should have been produced within the last two years and not exhibited at the PCA or another venue within 150 miles of Pittsburgh.

A printmaking process – relief, intaglio, silkscreen, lithography, monotype – must be central to the execution of all entries. Photographs, offset reproductions, or reproductions of artwork originally produced in another medium will not be considered; however, photographs and other digital images may be used as part of the final image but may not stand‐alone.

Two dimensional work must be exhibit ready, professionally presented and ready to hang. Work that differs from the digital image it represents will be rejected. PCA reserves the right to remove work that is deemed unfit to hang or stand.

All work will be juried by digital submission. Artists may submit up to three (3) works for consideration.

Print Group members ‐ $25.00
Non‐members ‐ $30.00

John Caperton, Jensen Bryan Curator
The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA

Three cash prizes of $100 each will be awarded.

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Chris Calligan,
Paula Klein,
Sharon Wilcox,

Pittsburgh Print Group
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
6300 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232