National Small Works 2013

NSW 2012 Grand Prize Winner:  "Not the Center of the Universe" by Cianna Valley (California), etching, aquatint, and spitbite.

NSW 2012 Grand Prize Winner: “Not the Center of the Universe” by Cianna Valley (California), etching, aquatint, and spitbite.

WPG’s 16th Annual call for entries to the National Small Works exhibition is now live!  As always, this exhibition is open to printmakers who are:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • residing in the Continental US
  • creating hand-pulled, traditional prints (sorry, no digital or photographic works) under 170 square inches.

This year’s juror is Philippa Hughes.  Ms. Hughes left law practice to evangelize the power of art and transform lives, and is now the Chief Creative Contrarian of Pink Line Project.  Pink Line Project was established to inspire creative thinking in everyone, to build community and connectivity, and to open portals to art and culture for the culturally curious. Her vision for DC: to change the way people view DC, both residents and visitors. Through the Pink Line Project, she runs a consolidated and searchable calendar of all things cool and creative in DC and writes and maintains a widely read blog that highlights the best of DC’s creative scene. Ms. Hughes has established a reputation for creating inventive and collaborative environments in which people who would not normally have the opportunity to interact with each other gather to experience art and culture in alternative and stimulating ways, and has been a leader in the creative and temporary use of vacant, urban space throughout the city. We look forward to seeing what sort of show she’ll put together!

The early bird reduced fee deadline is April 17, 2013 ($20/4 images) and the final deadline is May 18, 2013.  First prize is a solo show in August 2014.  This year’s exhibiting solo artist will be Cianna Valley (her winning print is pictured above).  Be sure to check out all the details on our website and best of luck!

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