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

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.  
This year’s deadline is December 1, 2021.

Information on Portfolio Review may be found here.

For more information and to Apply: CSP Submittable page.

Due to the ongoing uncertainties with Covid19 and social distancing this exhibition will be an online only show located on the CSP website. Physical exhibition space has been secured for the 108th Annual Exhibition in 2022.

CALENDAR:

October 17: Deadline for entries on Submittable

November 1: Exhibition opens

ELIGIBILITY: Open to current Artist, Student, Lifetime, and Honorary CSP members.

Venue: www.caprintmakers.org

Entries: CSP members may enter one work.

All printmaking media, with the exception of works that are solely digital, are acceptable. Works may combine traditional printmaking techniques with digital or other media.

Read this post for direct link to submission.

Email any questions or concerns to exhibitions@caprintmakers.org

This opportunity is for current CSP members only.
If you have previously received a residency, please wait three years before applying again.

Juried by host:
School of Visual Philosophy, San Jose, California

CALENDAR:
Project submissions due September 1, 2021.
Selected artist will be notified by September 10, 2021.
The residency at School of Visual Philosophy will occur October 18–31, 2021.

Read the full call for proposals at the CSP Submittable site.

TRACES of Print Day in May
June 15–September 15, 2021
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Print Day in May and the California Society of Printmakers are pleased to announce TRACES of Print Day in May, an online exhibition of prints highlighting artwork made during Print Day in May 2020–2021.

Four CSP members are included in this highly competitive, international exhibition. Austin Buckingham, Israel Campos, Cathie Crawford, and Francis Valesco. Israel Campos has received the juror’s award selected by Liz Chaflin. Congratulations All!

Traces are marks, features, trails and tracks. To trace is to discover, pursue, find and track. The history of humanity can be traced through artists, their marks, pursuits, recordings and questions.

The Jurors:
Liz Chalfin, Founder Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence Massachusetts, USA
Raymond Arnold, Founder LARQ, Tasmania, Australia
Yamilys Brito Jorge, Director Taller Experimental de Grafica, Havana, Cuba

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