The California Society of Printmakers is excited to continue our participation in the global art intervention, Extraction: Art at the Edge of the Abyss with a series of CSP exhibitions, events and projects taking place through 2021. Over 20,000 artists and organizations are participating internationally. Extraction: Response to the Changing World Environment is the second in our exhibition series on this theme.

Call for Entries:
Sanchez Art Center
East Wing Gallery
1220 B Linda Mar
Pacifica, California
July 16–August 15, 2021
www.sanchezartcenter.org

Print Day in May and the California Society of Printmakers announce TRACES of Print Day in May, an online exhibition of prints highlighting artwork made during Print Day in May 2020–2021.

Eligibility: Prints created by participants of Print Day in May in 2020 & 2021. Prints need not have been made on Print Day in May but must be connected to (or traced) to a Print Day in May project or idea.
All print projects, which include at least one traditional technique, including installation, performance, artist’s books, video and animation are eligible for submission.

There will be three Jurors’ Choice Awards.

Extraction: on the Margins
California Society of Printmakers Themed Portfolio Exchange

“Out on the margins … we live in a distorted mirror image of the center, which perceives our ‘nature’ as primarily resource. Here negative space can be more important than what’s constructed from its deported materials elsewhere.”
~ Lucy Lippard, Undermining

Our current cultural and political climate often encourages us to think of ourselves and our surroundings as commodities, to focus on maximizing what we can take from our lands, our selves, and each other. In Undermining, Lucy Lippard describes the effects of mineral extraction in the American West. She could just as easily be describing countless other interactions among people, or between people and our surroundings. The same kind of extraction and resulting alienation happens when the products of industrial agriculture are exported to distant lands, when tourism distorts the spaces and peoples it purports to honor, or when corporations monetize our labor, our attention, and our data.

Call for Participation:
This portfolio invites participants to consider the kinds of extraction in which we engage and their lasting effects on our sense of place and our sense of ourselves — what do we gain from mining all we can from the land? From each other? What forms do these extractions take? How are we enriched and how are we diminished?

For full prospectus, project details and submission form visit the CSP Submittable.

This is a call for proposals for member-initiated creative projects which engage the CSP membership. Projects are limited to your imaginations.

The Board of Directors will review proposals at the beginning of March, April and May; and select proposals for funding on a rolling timeline for three months, or until funds for this initiative are exhausted. When that happens we will let you know.

This opportunity is open to all current Artist, Student, Lifetime and Honorary members.

In 2015, CSP member, Cathy DeForest, started Vision Quilt, a national nonprofit committed to empowering communities to create solutions to gun violence through the power of art and inclusive dialogue. People ages 3–96 have made Vision Quilt panels. Vision Quilt has worked in the Oakland schools and community for the past four years.

Active Vision Quilt volunteers are exploring ways to duplicate panels, weather proofing them and hanging them around Lake Merritt and making them into yard signs! The most recent panels were created by the SF Poster Syndicate and are shown here.

If you wish to donate a panel to the project it will be exhibited widely and become part of the website’s Virtual Quilt.
Each panel needs to be printed on fabric or canvas, not paper.