There is a strong connection between photography and printmaking, and it’s getting stronger with digital prints, solarplate etching, and widening transfer possibilities (think paper lithograph, for example). But we at WPG still only accept hand-pulled prints. However, if you are a photographer looking to get your art out there, here’s two calls for entry we stumbled upon:
Manipulated, a juried exhibition of hand-altered photographs – accepting photo-based works which have been altered by the artist’s physical hand at any point in the process of its creation. All content and photographic media is acceptable– alternative processes, traditional black and white, and/or digital methods, as long as the actual hand of the artist has been employed to manipulate either the negative, the print, or both. The deadline for submissions is right around the corner-September 4th. Click on the link to see the prospectus.
86th Annual International Competition: Photography – this call for entries alternates yearly between printmaking and photography, so, photographers, this could be your lucky year! A purchase award for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, up to $3,000 in purchase, cash and material prizes and a two-year contract from The Print Center Gallery Store are the awards at stake. Entry deadline is October 19, you can read more about the exhibition at the link above.