PRINTWORK 2017 Call for Entries

PRINTWORK 2017 Call for Entries

About PRINTWORK

PRINTWORK 2017

Artists Image Resource presents its annual national juried print exhibition, titled “PRINTWORK 2017”. This project was designed to showcase exceptional, vibrant and innovative contemporary artwork using printmaking processes by artists from throughout the United States.

Exhibition Dates:
December 8, 2017 through February 4, 2018

Exhibition Opening Reception:
Friday, December 8, 2017 – 6pm to 8pm
Free and Open to the Public

Regular gallery hours:
Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6pm to 10pm or by special appointment (email info@artistsimageresource.org)

Where:
AIR: Artists Image Resource
518 Foreland Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
info@artistsimageresource.org
412- 321-8664

The Artists:
Artists Image Resource and juror Joseph Lupo would like to congratulate the following artists who make up the PRINTWORK 2017 exhibition. This exhibition celebrates an exceptional group of artists working with contemporary printmaking in diverse ways.

Miguel Aragon (Staten Island, NY)
David Avery (San Francisco, CA)
Martin Azevedo (Hanford, CA)
Linda Behar (Providence, RI)
Mark Bischel (Brooklyn, NY)
Ivanete Blanco (Norfolk, VA)
Veronica Ceci (Austin, TX)
Raphael Cornford (Oakland, CA)
Matthew Diclemente (Pittsburgh, PA)
Justyne Fischer (Washington DC, MD)
Suzanne Glemot (Iowa City, IA)
Ruthann Godollei (St. Paul, MN)
Jon Goebel (Hilo, HI)
Kellie Hames (Pittsburgh, PA)
Todd Herzberg (Lexington, KY)
Jeff Hindal (Westover, WV)
Matthew Hopson-Walker (Mobile, AL)
Darren Houser (Duluth, MN)
Jason Lee (Morgantown, WV)
Emmy Lingscheit (Urbana, IL)
Meredith Lynn (Terre Haute, IN)
Susan Makov (Salt Lake City, UT)
Cynthia Marsh (Clarksville, TN)

Matthew McLaughlin (Greenbelt, MD)
Taryn McMahon (Ravenna, OH)
Alena Mehic (Mount Juliet, TN)
Nathan Meltz (Troy, NY)
Kelsey Miller (Portsmouth,
Benjamin Moreau (Seattle, WA)
Kristin Powers Nowlin (Manhattan, KS)
Landon Perkins (Syracuse, NY)
Ellen Price (Oxford, OH)
Kasey Ramirez (Fayetteville, AR)
Nicholas Ruth (Rochester, NY)
Jenny Schmid (Minneapolis, MN)
Linda Seckinger (Starkville, MS)
David Shields (Norfolk, VA)
Mark Sisson (Stillwater, OK)
Ryan Standfest (Detroit, MI)
Greg Stone (Lawrence, KS)
Stephanie Taylor (Glassport, PA)
Corinne Teed (Iowa City, IA)
Chadwick Tolley (Evans, GA)
Tonja Torgerson (Kansas City, MO)
Matthew Van Asselt (Ossining, NY)
Art Werger (Athens, OH)
Linda Whitney (Valley City, ND)

 

Featured solo exhibition:
Select works by Aaron S. Coleman, the winner of the Director’s Award from Printwork 2016 will also be on view. Coleman’s current body of work acts as a blanket description of the apocalyptic world in which we live. Some of the themes present in his work include police brutality, racial discrimination, religious extremism, persecution of the LGBT communities, economic unrest, global warming, species extinction, habitat loss, holy wars, power trips and ego mania.

About The Juror:
Joseph Lupo received his BFA from Bradley University and his MFA from the University of Georgia. His work has been a part of over 80 different solo and group exhibitions and has been featured at the International Print Center of New York, The Contemporary Art Workshop in Chicago, the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, the Indianapolis Art Center, and The Contemporary Art Center in Atlanta. Joseph’s work is included in various permanent collections including the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Duke University, the Denver Art Museum, the Museum of Texas Tech University, and the Spencer Museum of Art. Joseph served on the Executive Board of SGC International from 2006-2012, and served as the president from 2008-2010. He has received multiple awards and grants for his work as an academic including the “Honorary Member of the Council” award from SGCI (2014), “BIG XII Faculty Fellowship” (2013), “WVU Senate Research Grant” (2008 and 2009), “Excellence in Teaching” (2015), “Excellence in Service” (2014), and “Excellence in Research” (2013) awards from the WVU College of Creative Arts. To see more about Joseph Lupo and his work visit: josephlupo.com

Juror Statement:

Being the juror of this exhibition was an exhilarating experience. As a printmaker myself, it is encouraging to see an abundance of artists making engaging and beautiful work.

As I was reviewing the submissions, it quickly became clear that this exhibition was going to have a political lens to it. I believe this kind of show makes sense at this time and in this place. Politically engaged artists have recently found a new interest in utilizing the democratic nature of print to disseminate their message, and Artists Image Resource has been unafraid to support politically charged artists speaking to a number of issues for years.

This exhibition showcases artists whose work not only has a strong message, but that is visually engaging as well. These artists found beautiful and surprising ways to talk about difficult topics. They make work that goes beyond caricatures and political cartoons and challenges our assumptions about many current issues like housing, body image, human rights, animal rights, police brutality, freedom of speech, immigration, and the environment. Although I believe that the act of creating art is a political one, the artists in this exhibition have chosen to make direct social and political statements. At a time when saying anything slightly controversial can unleash a flood of internet trolls and harassment, making political artwork is a courageous act. I am inspired by the confidence and fearlessness these artists display.

I would like to close by saying thank you. Thank you to everyone at Artists Image Resource for all their hard work to make this exhibition happen. I also would like to say thank you to all the artists involved in this show, thank you for having the drive and the courage to speak up about important topics that make many uncomfortable or outright ignore.

Printwork Awards:
Cash awards and an exhibition opportunity will be presented.
Cash awards will be decided and announced by the juror during the opening reception on Dec. 8, 2017. AIR Director Robert Beckman and the AIR Board of Directors will choose one artist for an exhibition opportunity.

 

Artists Image Resource is an artist-run print and imaging laboratory that integrates the production of fine art printwork with innovative educational programs that explore the creative process. 

AIR’s primary purpose is to create new work that explores the role of the artist in our culture and supports and challenges inquiry and voice in our communities.

AIR offers public access opportunity through our open studio hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays, along with private tutorials and studio rentals.

 

About the Juror

The Juror:
Joseph Lupo received his BFA from Bradley University and his MFA from the University of Georgia. His work has been a part of over 80 different solo and group exhibitions and has been featured at the International Print Center of New York, The Contemporary Art Workshop in Chicago, the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, the Indianapolis Art Center, and The Contemporary Art Center in Atlanta. Joseph’s work is included in various permanent collections including the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Duke University, the Denver Art Museum, the Museum of Texas Tech University, and the Spencer Museum of Art. Joseph served on the Executive Board of SGC International from 2006-2012, and served as the president from 2008-2010. He has received multiple awards and grants for his work as an academic including the “Honorary Member of the Council” award from SGCI (2014), “BIG XII Faculty Fellowship” (2013), “WVU Senate Research Grant” (2008 and 2009), “Excellence in Teaching” (2015), “Excellence in Service” (2014), and “Excellence in Research” (2013) awards from the WVU College of Creative Arts.
To see more about Joseph Lupo and his work visit: josephlupo.com