Hello all Printers!
The New Orleans Community Printshop is excited invite you to participate in our upcoming exhibition celebrating the vast array of printmaking in New Orleans, and the democratic nature of printing:
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a collection of hand printed posters, prints and ephemera
to hang March 16th- April 16th
in conjunction with the exciting Southern Graphics Conference coming to town!
Opening Reception Friday March 16th 7-10 pm,
with a live dj, food truck and beverages,
(and after-party featuring live fake-tattoo printing)
The Gallery will be displaying printed work on paper ‘poster-wall’ style: covering every inch of wall from floor to ceiling of all four walls in our gallery…..and maybe even the ceiling….we want to celebrate our work and stun the visiting printmaking world with the versatility and passion of our printmaking community – beginners and professionals.
Is this a juried show?
nope! come one, come all, and bring your friends and their prints….
When to Submit:
Please drop off prints during one of these three days: Thursday March 9th 6-10 pm, Sunday March 11th 1-5 pm or Tuesday March 13th (6-10 pm) (very last chance!)
YOU MUST PUT YOUR NAME AND PHONE NUMBER ON THE BACK OF THE WORK, IN PENCIL, TO HELP FACILITATE ITS RETURN.
What to submit:
we are looking for prints from any artists working in Louisiana – the only parameters are: it must be a print, and it must have been made in Louisiana. It can be an etching, a woodcut, a monoprint, a letterpressed print, a poster, a fine art piece, an invitation……
How will it hang? work will be hung with a system of acetate and pins that do not put pinholes in the work, or that sticky stuff that leaves a greasy stain.
what is ‘ephemera’?
ever printed on a skateboard? a wooden box? a shoe? we want to display the versatility of print-media, so bring it down and we will either hang it or display it on a shelf/pedestal.
Can i submit more than one piece?
yes! but due to potential limitations of space, please limit yourself to 3 pieces, and we cannot guarantee all three will hang. note: SMALL PIECES (less than 8.5 x 11) are always needed when hanging a poster wall (it’s like playing tetris, very slowly) so bring as many of those as you’ve got!
I have this neat print my friend made, can i put that in?
as long as you have the artist’s permission to sign our exhibition form and it was printed in Louisiana, sure!