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Entries Due for “Thinking Outside the Frame”

February 4, 2018


The California Society of Printmakers and New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU) present 

Thinking Outside the Frame

Exhibition Dates: May 18, 2018 – September 30, 2018

Juror: Cathy Kimball, Executive Director and Chief Curator, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art



February 4REVISED DEADLINE for entries on “Submittable”. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 4

March 10:  Notification of selected artists

April 28:  Oakland artwork dropoff  12 noon to 6pm:

Helene Cote, 3200 Helen St, Oakland

May 1:  All shipped work must be received at this address: 

    Bob Rocco

    804 Isbel Court

    Santa Cruz, Ca 95060

May 2:  Santa Cruz artwork dropoff 9am-12noon:

    Studio #107 Printmakers (Bob Rocco)

    The Tannery, 1010-1070 River Street, Santa Cruz                  

May 17:  CSP Opening Reception, 6-8pm

TBD: Artwork Pickup Date


Eligibility: Open to all CSP members who are current in their artist dues (Last three years of membership paid).

Entry Fee: $35

Venue:  New Museum of Los Gatos                                                    

New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU), formerly The Museums of Los Gatos, founded in 1965, is a public non-profit art and history museum located in the Civic Center Plaza in downtown Los Gatos. NUMU’s mission is to engage community at the intersection of art, history and education through innovative, locally connected and globally relevant exhibitions, programs and experiences. Website: http://www.numulosgatos.org/

Theme: Thinking Outside the Frame will showcase work that pushes the boundaries of printmaking, including large scale prints, installation, book arts and processes that fall outside of the realm of traditional printmaking. 

Restrictions:  Large work and installation work is encouraged, but work must fit through gallery doors (45” wide front door, 36” wide back loading bay door) and in gallery space (variable ceiling height up to 8’ high). See the gallery floor plan for details: Gallery Floor Plan

Entries: CSP members are encouraged to enter up to ten works. The exhibition will show a more in-depth look at work by a small group of artists, so multiple submissions are encouraged.

Entries must be submitted using “Submittable”  website and must include the following:

  1. Upload a 5” x 7” image of each work at 300 dpi labeled LastName_FirstName_Title
  2. A numbered image list that includes the following information for each image in the order and format seen below:

    1. Artist Name
         Dimensions of image in inches (H x W x D)

  3. Special Display Instructions (optional). Please note if work is sculptural/artist book/unframed.
  4. Submit a short statement about the work. Your statement may be used in exhibition materials or publicity so PLEASE PROOFREAD IT CAREFULLY.
  5. Submit a  short bio. Your bio  may be used in exhibition materials or publicity so PLEASE PROOFREAD IT CAREFULLY.
  6. You will need to select the way that you will deliver your artwork (see “Delivery Options” below).
  7. Email any questions or concerns to Joanna Kidd *protected email*.


  1. Both 2-D and 3-D works (including sculpture, installation, and artist books) are acceptable.
  2. All printmaking media, with the exception of works that are solely digital, are acceptable. Works that combine traditional printmaking techniques with other media are encouraged.
  3.  Year Created: There are no restrictions on the year artwork was completed.



Delivery Options:

Drop off work April 28, 9-12noon to Helene Cote (Oakland):

Helene Cote, 3200 Helen St, Oakland


Drop off work May 2, 9am-12noon to Bob Rocco (Santa Cruz):

     Studio #107 Printmakers
     The Tannery, 1010-1070 River Street, Santa Cruz


Ship work to
Bob Rocco
804 Isbel Court
Santa Cruz, Ca 95060


All shipped work must have a pre-paid UPS or FedEx return shipping label included in the box. Work must be shipped in a sturdy, reusable container. Work that does not arrive by the shipping deadline will not be included in the exhibition.Shipped work must arrive by May 1.

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




February 4, 2018