After talking to students in the area, we realize it’s really crunch time for many of you who might be interested in applying for next year’s Excellence in Printmaking Award and exhibition. As such, we have decided to extend the deadline by one week to next Saturday, December 17–by which time most exams will be over and potential applicants will have a chance to document work and submit it.
Remember, this exhibition is open to all MFA and BFA candidates from the greater mid-Atlantic (Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, or West Virginia) specializing in Printmaking. While for many of you this means you are majoring in Printmaking, this does not exclude Painting, Sculpture, General Fine Art, or even Art Education majors–as long as you have taken at least two courses in printmaking and are 40 credits or less away from graduation, you’re eligible!
Out of the works chosen for the exhibition by this year’s juror, Joann Moser, one will win a $500 grand prize. A second and third prize will be awarded to two other prints, and honorable mentions will be made at the juror’s discretion. This is a great opportunity for young printmakers to gain a significant line on your resume. Last year, we had almost 60% of the prints submitted accepted into the show, with some artists exhibiting more than one print–these are great odds for your work to be chosen! And if it is, who knows, you could win that $500 grand prize!
You can see the full prospectus as well as a link to the application site here. The new deadline is Saturday, December 17, at midnight. Good luck!