This print exchange seeks to draw out imagery from artists whose work is not seen as frequently due to hegemonic forces within the art world. The eMERGE Print Exchange encourages individual artists’ interpretation in order to embrace a wide spectrum of perspectives and techniques.

The project is partially funded by a California Society of Printmakers Membership Engagement Grant.

Membership in the CSP is open to artists from anywhere in the world who create hand-pulled prints. This includes artists who use traditional printmaking techniques, such as etching, lithography, relief printing, and silk screen. It also includes artists who make hybrid prints, monoprints, and artist books, so long as some hand printmaking is involved. Artists who use solely photographic or digital methods are not eligible for artist membership.

Artist Members are juried into the organization by a review committee of current and past members of the CSP Board.
Deadline: June 1, 2021.

For more information and to Apply: CSP Submittable page.

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.

As an effort to remedy racial and gender inequity in the art world at large and more specifically in our local printmaking community, CSP is partnering with college level Art History and Printmaking faculty to publish essays on California’s diverse printmaking history. The initial focus will be on California printmakers who are Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and/or female identified.

Interested authors should submit a brief proposal indicating the research subject and why they are of interest; author status (faculty, student) and institution; and expected completion date to website@caprintmakers.org