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Call for Entries: “Hot Off the Press”

Hot Off the Press is a juried exhibition of contemporary prints open to artists working in California. The juried show is presented in conjunction with Posada & the Mexican Penny Press, an exhibition of prints by José Guadalupe Posada and his contemporaries on view at the Carnegie Arts Center in the fall of 2018. Posada utilized his skills as a printer and graphic artist to create works that recorded history, informed the public and stimulated the imagination. Contemporary printmakers continue these traditions as they explore creativity and how art functions in current political and social discourse.

Artists from throughout California are invited to submit work that uses printmaking media and techniques; there is no theme or restriction on subject matter or size.

Dates of Exhibition: October 17, 2018 – January 27, 2019

Media: All fine art printmaking media (intaglio, relief, lithograph, screenprint, monoprint) are eligible. Works in mixed media that include some printmaking techniques may also be submitted. Art must be hand-pulled and generated using at least one traditional printmaking method. Computer generated art is eligible only if it incorporates other methods of hand-pulled printing or handwork. No drawings, photographs, or direct reproductions are eligible.

Awards: Grand Prize $500, Two Awards of Merit $125, Four Honorable Mentions $50

Jurors: Lisa McDermott, Director, Carnegie Arts Center, & Martin Azevedo, Asst. Professor of Graphic Arts, CSU Stanislaus

Submissions: Complete rules for entering can be found on the Carnegie’s website via 'External Link' below. Entries will be accepted online via All entries must be received by 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 16, 2018. Entry fees apply.


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