Call for Entry – ClimART

NATIONAL CALL OPEN TO ALL PRINTMAKERS

Academy of Art University Cannery Galleries

September 8 – September 23, 2018

Juror: Gail Wight, Associate Professor, Stanford University

Entry Deadline June 11, 2018

Juror: Gail Wight holds an MFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute where she was a Javits Fellow, and a BFA from the Studio for Interrelated Media at Massachusetts College of Art. Her art has been exhibited both nationally and internationally in diverse venues such as the National Art Museum of China, the Natural History Museum of London, the Seville Biennial, and San Francisco’s international airport. Among her many artist residencies are western Australia’s Symbiotica, Art & Archaeology at Stonehenge, the Rockefeller Foundation in Bellagio, and San Francisco’s Exploratorium. Public collections include the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Centro Andaluz de Art Contemporaneo in Spain, Yale University, and the San Jose Museum of Art. Wight is an Associate Professor in Stanford University’s Department of Art & Art History, where she focuses on Experimental Media and hybrid mediums. Her work is represented by Patricia Sweetow Gallery in San Francisco. 

Theme: The California Society of Printmakers will host a national juried competition, open to all printmakers, responding to the challenge of climate change. The exhibition will coincide with the September 2018 Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, carbonization, coal mining, automobiles, oil drilling, fracking, ocean acidification, ocean warming, ocean garbage patches as large as states, species loss and the 6th extinction, plastic trash, and calving megaton icebergs.

Eligibility: Open to national artists.

Work can be submitted starting April 1 via submittable at: www.californiasocietyofprintmakers.submittable.com/submit