5th Atlanta Print Biennial 5th
ENTRY DEADLINE JANUARY 14, 2019
The Atlanta Print Biennial is an international juried exhibition, open to all artists working in hand-pulled printmaking processes. Purchase awards and prizes will be given. The exhibit is organized by Atlanta Printmakers Studio and hosted by Kai Lin Art, a contemporary art gallery located in the vibrant Westside District of Midtown Atlanta, GA.
This year’s juror is Eun Lee. Lee was born in Seoul, Korea and has had many roles in academia and service. She was the program coordinator for the printmaking minor at SCAD in Savannah and served as the Conference Coordinator of SGC International, the largest printmaking organization in North America. Also during her tenure with SGCI, she has served as President, Vice President of External Affairs, Chair of the Nominations Committee, Chair of the Awards Committee and Student Representative. She has also served the prior SGEO organization as President and Vice President. Eun received her MFA from the University of Notre Dame and her BFA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
As a conceptually driven artist, Eun is constantly exploring new marks and images. The work is most often a materialization of her personal diasporic cultural experiences as a continually evolving conscious being. Utilizing a combination of extreme and subtle visual language in order to preserve a controlled disclosure, Eun’s work reveals the unavoidable dichotomies of any and all situations. “I am interested in simultaneously portraying the controlled and uncontrolled, perceived good and bad, acceptable and unacceptable, balanced and unbalanced, and the philosophy that perfection must always be fluid.”
All submissions must be made online via callforentry.org.
The Atlanta Print Biennial is open to all artists over the age of 18 working in print media.
Artists may submit up to 3 pieces at the $35 application fee on callforentry.org.
Atlanta Printmakers Studio members receive a $10 discount. Contact info@AtlantaPrintmakersStudio.org for the coupon code or to become a member.
Please make sure that submitted images are clear, professionally presented, and accurately represent the work.
Work must incorporate at least one hand-pulled printmaking process. Mixed media works are welcome.
No exclusively digital prints or photographs will be accepted.
Framed measurements may not exceed 30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 centimeters).
Entry deadline is Monday, January 14, 2019 at 12 Midnight in Mountain Time Zone.
January 14 – CaFÉ Entry Deadline
January 31 – Notifications Sent
February 20-23 – Artwork Delivery Period
March 8 - April 6 – Exhibition Dates
March 8 – Opening Reception
April 10 – Artwork ready for pick up or return
Emerging Artist Residency (EAR) was established in 2009 by Atlanta Printmakers Studio (APS) to provide emerging artists the resources to create a body of work and an opportunity for professional development. APS’s mission is to nurture the practice of printmaking by providing the means for artists to make prints while celebrating and educating the community about the fine art of printmaking. EAR accomplishes this goal by providing artists a well-equipped studio, education, mentorship, exhibition, as well as, a unique opportunity to work with practicing artists of varied backgrounds and diverse skills.
For the purposes of this program, an emerging artist is someone who shows significant potential, yet has not achieved a corresponding amount of professional accomplishment and recognition as an artist, regardless of age or recognition in other fields.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE
Emerging Artist Residency is open to all emerging printmakers.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old and not a full time student.
Applicants must already possess basic training in traditional printmaking techniques.
Applicants must provide examples of their prints.
Applicants from out of town may apply, but please note that housing and transportation are not included with this program. All expenses and arrangements related to transportation, housing or other living expenses are the responsibility of the artist.
APS members, contracted APS instructors and volunteers are eligible to apply. APS Board of Directors and employees are not eligible to apply.
THE RESIDENCY AWARDS
The total value of each residency is approximately $1600. Two - three artists are selected per year and each receive:
Studio rental remission for 24/7 access to APS studio (up to 6 months)
Materials stipend of $600
One free APS class or workshop
Personal mentoring by a professional artist
One year APS membership
Group exhibit and reception at the end of the residency