I was asked to post this announcement for the upcoming Global Matrix IV International Print Exhibition, sponsored by the good folks at Purdue University, in West Lafayette, Indiana, in the good 'ol U.S. of A! Please see the information below and send your entries through the entry information link provided. As all of you know, I do not normally promote printmaking competitions, but this has been a consistently great competition and gives all of you a chance to show your stuff with some pretty badaxx printmakers! Deadline is coming in September, so get your plates ready and start inking them up!
Deadline for entries is Friday, September 2, 2016. Dates of exhibition are January 9 through February 18, 2017, after which it is intended that the exhibit will then travel through 2018. Open to all artists worldwide over the age of 18. Entries must be original fine art prints in any printmaking media, including artist books. No photography or offset photo mechanically reproduced work will be accepted. Entries should not exceed 44 inches in paper dimension. Jurors will be Kathryn Reeves, Professor of Art & Design at Purdue University; Kimberly Vito, Professor of Art & Art History at Wright State University; Sean Caulfield, Centennial Professor of Art & Design at the University of Alberta; and Craig Martin, Director of the Purdue University Galleries. Selections will be made from a review of digital images in the form of jpeg files (maximum dimension of eight inches in image size – maximum resolution of 300 dpi). No entry fee will be charged. Purchase Awards and Awards of Merit will be presented at the discretion of the curators and sales will be encouraged. Artists may submit up to five (5) images of original works completed in the last three years (20013 – 2016). Entries must be made on the official entry website: https://purdueuniversitygalleries.submittable.com/submit. For more information on the competition or the traveling exhibition, contact: Craig Martin, Director, Purdue University Galleries, Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts, 552 West Wood Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2002, (765) 494-3061 or firstname.lastname@example.org.