Call for Proposals: Membership Engagement Grants for Projects to be completed in 2023, 2024 and 2025

The CSP Board of Directors are setting aside monies for member-initiated creative projects which engage the CSP membership. Projects are limited to your imaginations. We are especially interested in projects which engage the membership beyond the San Francisco Bay Area.

The next review of proposals will be in early October. 

Proposal submission deadline: September 30, 2022

Notice of acceptance sent by December 1, 2022

The details and application process for this Membership Engagement Grant may be found on the CSP Submittable

New Work is a juried group exhibition with an open call to CSP members.

Artists may submit work that promotes the practice and appreciation of fine art contemporary printmaking. All hand pulled printmaking media, with the exception of works that are solely digital or reproductions of other artworks will be considered. Radius Gallery will handle all exhibition marketing, labels, insurance, and title vinyl. Artist commission is 60% of the sale. Artists are responsible for delivery and pick-up of artwork.

Deadline for entry Friday, April 8, 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time

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.

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.

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.

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